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Halle Orchestra

Artistic excellence for 159 years!

Now in its 159th season, the Hallé ranks among the UK’s top symphonic ensembles. With a reputation for artistic excellence, the Hallé remains determined to seek ways to enhance and refresh what it undertakes. Sir Mark Elder became Music Director in 2000.

Founded in Manchester by Sir Charles Hallé, the Hallé gave its first concert in the Free Trade Hall on 30 January 1858. The Hallé’s distinguished history of acclaimed performances includes over 70 concerts each year in The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, around 40 concerts a year around Britain, international tours, frequent broadcasts and televised performances.

The players in the Hallé are among the finest in the world and have come from 14 countries all over the world to work in Manchester. Many teach at the Royal Northern College of Music and Chetham’s School of Music and other UK wide specialist Conservatoires and schools, playing and teaching in the wider community. All are involved in the Hallé’s concerts in the UK and overseas and are central to our huge community and outreach programme.

Three Shires Information Technology

Hardware and software installation support

Contact Andy Vaines (MD)
E: | M: 07971 091938

Andy Vaines IT Services Ltd T/A 3 Shires Information Technology.

Gaunt Golf Design

Jonathan Gaunt

Award-winning golf courses

Welcome to Gaunt Golf Design Limited, International Golf Course Architects, the UK-based golf course architecture practice of Jonathan Gaunt.

Jonathan Gaunt has been a golf course architect all his working life. He qualified as a landscape architect in 1987 and in 1993 went on to achieve a Diploma in Golf Course Architecture, with the British Institute of Golf Course Architects. He has been a Senior Member of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects since 1997.

Gaunt Golf Design is one of the strongest international companies in the industry, with highly effective golf course design and golf course planning resources at our clients’ disposal.

Browse the projects page to view some of the 30 new golf course projects designed and built by Jonathan Gaunt since 1987 or currently under construction.

They range from high profile golf resort courses, with housing developments or luxury hotel courses with housing development, often in new and emerging markets; to golf course restoration projects, where a sense of history of the place and of the game of golf have been crucial. We also undertake the sensitive reconstruction or renovation works on courses seeking to update and stay competitive.

Whatever the scale or profile of the project, we design golf courses which are both tactically exciting and environmentally sympathetic. We have built golf courses on difficult and challenging sites; involving colliery waste, landfill, heathland, mountainsides, flood plains – most of which are ecologically delicate. We have the experience, the resources and the vision to transform our hand-drawn designs into stunning computer-generated imagery, through to reality on site, with access to some of the best golf course project managers and specialist consultants in the business.

We have also established design collaborations with respected golf course architects and golf professionals, namely Donald Steel and Eduardo Romero.

At Gaunt Golf Design, we live and breathe golf course design and development. Few British golf course architects better understand the discipline of golf course architecture and master-planning. As a potential client, you have every reason to entrust your golf course development project to us.

The Lee Wood Hotel

Buxton’s only 4 star hotel

As the only 4 star hotel in Buxton, The BEST WESTERN Lee Wood Hotel is the perfect choice for both business and leisure. Situated only a 5 minute walk from the famous Buxton Opera House you can enjoy many of Buxton’s sights during your stay. Each of our 40 bedrooms have been sympathetically furnished in keeping with the age of the hotel with all the modern comforts you expect.

All bedrooms are equipped with:

  • Electoric locks
  • Safes
  • Hospitality tray
  • Hair dryer
  • Radio alarm
  • Telephone and televisions.
  • Free Wireless internet is available both in the rooms and in the public areas.

If you are organising a group booking or a corporate event please ask about our special group and corporate rates.  Keep an eye out of our special offers including Theatre Breaks, Half Term Deals and Local Attraction Discounts.

For more information call our reception team on 01298 23002 or email