Around the world and back to great news

Have you missed me? Well even if you haven’t, I sure have missed you. And I am truly sorry to have had such a prolonged absence from you lovely peeps in EG land. I have had some complaints (much to the wholly ungallant amusement of some of my colleagues in Whitehall, who fail to understand […]

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Say it loud – MIPIM UK is a roaring success

You have probably already heard, even if you haven’t directly experienced this yourself (and more than 5,000 people have) that MIPIM UK is a runaway success. Reed Midem have managed to import the buzz, the excitement, the glossiness, the fantastic sense of humour and the simply overwhelming enormity of MIPIM from the parent show.  And […]

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MIPIM UK is the only place to be next week

London is not the only thing “going gangbusters”.  It would seem that the inaugural MIPIM UK, a three-day domestic event that will bring together the whole of the UK property industry, along with international investors, under one roof at London’s Olympia is set to totally clean up next week. MIPIM UK may build on the […]

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It’s never been better to be in the regeneration game

When I look back on some of my blogs in 2009 and 2010 , sad woman that I am, I can’t help but gasp at how far we have come.  Having a blog is a pretty narcissistic exercise at the end of the day, but mine sure has provided me with an excellent tool to […]

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Devolution? Greg was there first

Once again, forgive my absence.  It’s all busy busy busy in Team Clark as Greg Clark’s “Devolution revolution” continues apace. Fresh from the result of the Scottish referendum (you may have seen Greg’s article in Estates Gazette last week) there has been serious competition at both the main party conferences as to who can position […]

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Feeling the buzz in Warwick

There were a lot of excitements last week in Team Clark, but I mustn’t forget to report on an excellent event “Warwickshire Means Business” in the (truly stunning) Shire Hall in Warwick on Thursday evening. Some 200 business leaders gathered to hear councillor Mrs Isobel Seccombe (“Izzi” to her numerous friends and supporters), leader of Warwickshire […]

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Introducing Our Man In China

There was great jubilation in Team Clark today, and it is likely the bunting will be out for several days.  At 10am Mr Osborne, the esteemed Chancellor of the British Exchequer, announced that our own Sir Michael Bear has been appointed UK Special Envoy for Sustainable Urbanisation to China. Ha!  Stylish or what? Her Majesty’s […]

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Suddenly, devolution is everywhere

Apologies for my absence for the past couple of weeks.  Believe me, if you’ve got anything to do with devolution, you are MUCH in demand these days.  Everyone, but everyone, is talking devolution, in one form or another. I just point out (if a teensy tad testily) that my boss, Greg Clark, has been working […]

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Learning life’s lessons in the student union

I don’t get disaffection. I don’t get apathy. I never have. What’s the point? When I was a student, a long time ago now, anyone who was anyone was involved in the students’ union. The “hacks”, as student politicians were known at my red-brick university were, by far, the most talented and charismatic of us […]

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The only way is up for Glasgow

Very good to see the piece by Gordon Matheson, leader of Glasgow city council, in Saturday’s EG, talking about the Glasgow 2014 Legacy Framework, created in 2009 with the aim of making Glasgow a “more prosperous, active, inclusive, accessible, greener place, with a greater international outlook”. He lays out a vision for economic growth in […]

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