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New appointments for John Holmes

John Holmes has been appointed as a Governor of the University of Sunderland, and also appointed as Non-Executive Director of Visit County Durham Tourism Partnership.

£45m Mill Meadows Housing Scheme Takes Significant Step Forward

Coast & Country's £45m housing and regeneration scheme at Filey is about to take a significant step forward with the breaking of ground at the site.Read the article here

Cathedral job for Durham lad John

John features in the Northern Echo in an article on his new position as Head of Property at Durham Cathedral.Read the Northern Echo article here

Head of Property at Durham Cathedral

With effect from 1 November 2011, John has been appointed (in his 'home city' !) as Head of Property at Durham Cathedral which is a newly created role overseeing the property and assets portfolio of the Cathedral in the City and locations throughout the North East and in other parts of the Country.

This is a particularly exciting time for the Cathedral as the new Bishop arrives and there is an exciting programme of events and projects set to take place over the next few months and years and leading up to the return of the Lindisfarne Gospels to the City in 2013.

Northern Regeneration Summit 2011 - Manchester

John attended the Summit in Manchester on 11 October with over 200 Regeneration and Development professionals from all sectors and Chaired the 'Attracting Investment & Creating Jobs' Stream.

The main conference was Chaired by Professor Michael Parkinson from Liverpool John Moores University and included various keynote addresses, presentations and lively debates about the future of regeneration and economic development, attracting investment and building strong communities.

Coast & Country Developments appoint Chairman

With effect from 1 September 2011 John has been appointed as Chairman of Coast & Country Developments which is a newly established wholly owned subsidiary of Redcar based Coast & Country Housing.

This is a very exciting opportunity as the company look to diversify into direct development and the first scheme that the company will be developing is for 300 new homes in Filey with the first phase due to start on site in November. Read more here: Coast & Country Developments Appoints Chairman

File on 4 programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4

Radio programme broadcast on 9 August 2011 focused on establishment of Local Enterprise Partnerships. Read more here: Programme Notes

Journal Commercial Supplement 2011

John is featured in the July edition of the Newcastle Journal Commercial Supplement. Read the article here: Journal Commercial Supplement 2011

Northern Regeneration Summit 2011

John has been on the advisory Panel of the Northern Regeneration Summit conference which is a major event in the Regeneration calendar. Northern Regeneration Summit 2011

Shopping, not dropping

John features in this article stemming from a round-table discussion at the 2011 MIPIM Conference in Cannes. Read the full article here: Shopping, not dropping

Yorkshire cited as economic inspiration

John is quoted in an article on Insider Media. Read the full article here: Yorkshire cited as economic inspiration

Regeneration expert John Holmes offers consultancy skills

Feature on John and Urban Matters in the Newcastle Journal newspaper. Read the full article here: Regeneration expert John Holmes offers consultancy skills

Urban expert heads home

Featured in North East Urban Insider online business magazine. Read the full article here: Urban expert heads home

Holmes back where the heart is

John and Urban Matters were the subject of an in depth article in the business pages of the Northern Echo newspaper. Read the full article on their website: Holmes back where the heart is, or download a PDF version of the published paper here.