Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 | Posted by Scott Northcott | Edit Post
The QU Consortium & The ARK Foundation
C/o Clive Franks Senior Partner
Franks MacAdam Brown
9-10 St Andrews Square
The Prime Minister
10 Downing Street
Monday 4th July 2011
Open Letter E-Mailed & Posted 2nd Version
Dear Prime Minister
It's quite appropriate that I write to you on the 4th July 2011 Independence Day with the whole continual debate going on in Scotland . As I hold it dear to my heart and am passionate about it's sustainable future. Even with the bittersweet experiences that I am about to outline and describe, I believe it offers huge potential to its inhabitants and visitors alike, many of whom decide to migrate there based on the lifestyle, well-being and abundant ecology and environment of its plentiful habitat. The rest of the United Kingdom should be proud of its abundant natural resources. However it has much untapped potential or misguided opportunities to become a leader exemplified as it's always been internationally renowned for. Now sadly it would seem diminishing, demonstrated by following not pioneering and leading innovation through design and engineering.
The date has further significance being the 1st anniversary of my formal discharge from bankruptcy suffering the pain of a three year term, before legislative changes were made on the 1st April 2008. What was quite galling, even devastating from that entire chapter and saga in my life is that I was liquidated through an enterprise that achieved more assets than liabilities. Sounds illogical, perhaps not if your the funding party that has something to gain from dissolving or breaking up the enterprise interests. I put my heart and soul into my venture and I proved via contractual obligations that migrant professional workers aspired to buy-in into my assumptions and business model of a concept, vision and dream in an area and location presumed to be impoverished, perhaps even deprived and most definitely depressed. Surely the objective of all parties involved was to vitalize and invigorate the location.
Whilst we can all cast aspersions of blame and fault on the public sector through inconsistencies in planning hurdles, pointless hoops, even barriers or perhaps blockades. Endless broken promises, perhaps their lack of stamina even conviction to see the restoration and rejuvenation processes through to fruitful completion. The fuel for the fire might be fuelled by the fact that the historical buildings that I endeavoured to resurrect to their former glory and stature still sit idle to this day. However the local authority’s condemnation can hugely be scrutinized by their new pristine administrative offices in homage to what? Various failings in their responsibility to fulfil the desires of their constituents let alone my enterprise. It is quite ironic their endeavours suffered minimal delays and interference via their exploits of public expenditure to service and maintain what? social and economic deprivation!
Furthermore the experience was invaluable in evaluating the function of the financial institutions best practice and a duty of care, both internal external behaviour, and engagement could have been sticker between all parties, even slicker. Their capacity towards social, economic development on a small to medium scale was collectively very disappointing void of any social conscience. My word is my bond and in whom we trust is a simple philosophy that all funders should endeavour to honour and adhere to, for it is the historical values and principle we all place in these financial institutions. For I obtained a formal credit approved offer via a financial institution that was eventually reneged on, perhaps a pattern and theme for what was about to occur via the Global Financial Meltdown.
The here and now is a direct result of our collective behaviour and combined responsibilities, as individuals and whether we are actively involved in either public or private sectors it matters not, duty of care applies but most of all accountability and punishment for failings. Whilst many don't wish to talk about the past it cannot be ignored for it determines all our futures and I have no qualms or issues even regrets with facing the past for it has been invaluable in shaping and moulding me as an individual and enhancing plus improving my character. Perhaps richness in values and wealth in principles should be inspired even attained via other methods and means other than monetary, maybe that's a lesson for us all. As Albert Einstein said there is always a positive out of a negative and the experience I've obtained has been priceless, even invaluable in shaping my values and principles.
Present and the future via what has now become my life's work, passion, conviction and obsession The QU Consortium and The ARK Foundation quintessentially for you, quality for you via Architecture Responsibility and Kudos. Again another Albert Einstein quotation "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand." However the combination of the two skills, creative and experience can be extremely dynamic but in my opinion the creative influences are more ingenious in potentially solving eco environmentally and sustainable issues facing humanity, as it would seem even with the knowledge, perhaps maybe even evidence as well, we still choose to ignore the facts. Whether you’re a cyclical or manmade believer of climate change?
I have assembles a very impressive and dynamic proven team, from all industries, sectors and walks of life. Also quite remarkable that international designers, inventors and scientists seem to come and approach me as though I'm some sort of beacon or conduit of Eco Environmentally Sustainable inventiveness. I certainly am a huge promoter and vigorous advocate of the alternatives with some quite refreshing perhaps even extraordinary methods and ways of thinking but then again wasn't his highness Princess Charles. If you were to ask me what the primary function and capacity of the business and venture is, I'd say quite simple we aim to be the first Allocentric Brand that only participates in Eco Environmentally Sustainable aims, objectives, goals 'Anything and Everything Green'. How do we hope to achieve this? Via private and public investment, I'm already amassing quite a fashionable following through a pledge raising process that puts the pledge holders interests and duty of care first and foremost via a managed risk process.
All channel have been exhausted in Scotland and there seems to be no political will what so ever and in actual fact I'd written to the First Minister on Thursday 14th February 2008 and his response in my opinion had been inadequate and a total disregard to what had been outlined, as it certainly sows the seed, will reap a harvest without destroying Scotland's habitat and without question will ring Scotland and Great Britain's till. I have captured an extract from that communication forthwith
Try to imagine www.gulliverseco.park.org Milton Keynes or the www.edenproject.com Cornwall and www.centreparcs.co.uk, in four locations throughout England, evenwww.bre.co.uk at Watford, plus finallywww.manoir.com by Raymond Blanc in Oxfordshire, all rolled into “One” or rather into “Three Sites”, with the icing on the cake “In Lifestyle and Well-Being Residential terms” eigg-tricity on the Island of Eigg, which must be applauded, along with the Perthshire Wind Farm near Aberfeldy. Sustainable Hospitality and Well-Being, plus Lifestyle are the “Vision for the Scottish Tourism & its Future”.
Whilst I've remained extremely fluid with my ideas, I've constantly been open to other angles and degrees. Influencing how it has evolved matured and enhanced benefiting the future execution, plus delivery. I hasten to add by other individuals and parties via the consortium have been big influential, further exemplified via academics and historian’s appraisals and endorsements of the concept, vision, dreams, desires and aspirations for Scotland and Great Britain . We intended to explore historical sites in all four corners of Scotland with a view of integrating the old with the new, newtech, cleantech and renewables. Ambitious I know aiming to achieve what Kings and Queens have tried and failed to do before us, unite the Clans via a mirrored Eco Green Vision, totally self sufficient and sustainable communities utilising components and apparatus the like of which have never been seen in the World before. Perhaps even paying homage to Professor James Blyth the Scottish Inventor of the first operational and functional wind turbine, by means of a sculptured moving piece of art that sets a precedent or them for the environment you are about to enter, picture the iconic scene!!!
However it would seem we are more politically hell bend on importing a concept, vision and a dream born in St Andrews, Scotland exported throughout the World admired and held in high esteem for it's gentlemanly conduct and etiquette via a Burkellionaire who has provided anything but a sense of unity and national pride, plus dignity and heaven knows Scotland as most places needs to sparkle, shine and glimmer again. Somebody once said business is simple, it's just that some people over complicate it.
Merge these two business models http://www.britishland.com/ and http://www.khoslaventures.com/khosla/cleantech.html under the umbrella of an ethical funding entity and you have what I would call a sustainable and lasting concept, vision and dream that is both clean, plus pure in lasting legacy terms. Sadly it would seem that other individuals, entities and countries are more open, honest, frank and transparent to these forward thinking, leading edge ideas. However again I hasten to add those countries that have perhaps experienced the voracious consequences on Mother Nature and Natural Disasters.
Some people say they don't get it, or do they choose to ignore it? I am overly optimistic that you comprehend it's core ethical values and principles, for how can we keep devouring and consuming what we have evidently failed to efficiently and effectively manage in the last decade. I owe a huge debt to my family and friends who have emotionally and financially supported me through this entire process, which is insignificant to the debt I owe people in Scotland and Great Britain, subsequently why I've written this letter and it maybe time for me to consider other routes and paths on this journey, where the message is better understood, however I know where this destination should lead to and how welcome it's arrival would be.
Yours in anticipation
Scott T. Northcott
Founder and Visionary
Eco Environmentally Sustainable Wish list
Eco Environmentally Sustainable Fund
Via a managed risk pledge raising process, that puts the pledge holders interests and duty of care first and foremost via a managed risk process.
Eco Environmentally Sustainable Social Platform
There does not exist an exclusive social networking platform where people can share they Eco ideas, concepts and vision to make a change and difference.
Eco Environmentally Sustainable Production Company
A dedicated organisation developing, promoting, pre and post production content that entertains and educates the urgent need and necessity for change.
Eco Environmentally Sustainable Internet Channel
Broadcasting and airing all of the above content and mediums Globally sharing the message, stories and journey of all those that contribute to sustainability.
Eco Environmentally Sustainable Concert/Festival & Events
Refreshing and invigorating Global Events that awaken the audience via engaging them in entertainment whilst educating the sensitivities issues and alternatives.
Eco Environmentally Sustainable Communities & Environments
Cultures, surroundings, attitudes, behavioral practices that necessitate change via totally self sufficient and sustainable green communities and environments.
Eco Environmentally Sustainable Research and Development
Overseen via the fund operated and functional within the communities and environments, creating a foundation for change and imagination for difference via innovative design and engineering.
All of these asset classes are geared and driven towards pledge holder security, benefits and future rewards associated with all alternative and varied income streams of the venture, via bricks and mortar, alternative income streams via other products and services media related or associated. Profitable fund raising events and future ownership of ideas, concepts and designs owned, produce, manufactured and or licensed. We have recognised the ethical mode of operation via Co-Operatives of which supports our endeavors and intents have already been attained, plus secured, subject to further due diligence and satisfactory terms and condition, along with meeting various criteria. It is anticipated the the enterprise will operate as a limited liability partnership "Socially Responsible Profitable Enterprise". Formed via the initial founding pledge holders, whereas and wherein the legal entity and enterprise is exclusively answerable and responsible its founding members similar to a limited or public limited company shareholders. Each action, execution and deliver must be approved and formally sanctioned via the founding members.
Documentary "The Spirit of Business & The Values of Principles"
Aim to be Michael Moore of Scotland, not mythological, true to myself, and my beliefs for a very successful and progressive Scotland via unique innovation, ideas, concepts and visions, that will continue sustainable lasting and meaningful legacies for Scotland! Through macro and micro initiative and "Method of Operating" being ignored or traceable, organic locally sourced incentives being wasted. We will be exploring Banking, Finance irregularities, and catastrophic failures, plus continual self centred preservation monopolies. Through to humongous calamities by bureaucrats, politicians via continual errors in judgment, detrimental to our wealth and well-being. Plus business and planning processes and the inconsistencies via a multitude of planning and business applications that have no consistent logic or coherent pattern? Scholars and Academics, Historians, Physicists, Psychiatrists through to various Professionals from different specialist areas and fields and Business People, plus ordinary folk will be involved in the process and partake via interviews. Wishing to contribute towards making a meaningful difference, evoking, plus proving significant change for the better of us all.
The spirit, camaraderie, unity of the residents at Menie has not truly or honestly been captured. We intend to signify their courage and conviction in the face of belligerent and arrogant tyranny.
The World Need a Jolly Green Giant
We don't have a "Jolly Green Giant" Corporation but we do need an Eco Environmentally Sustainable Iconic Brand, with ethical values and principles via it's environmental stance.
Angels Of The North "Scottish Angels & Saints"
Calling Scottish Patriots romantic & passionate about Eco values. Creative enlightenment revived, vigor & valor of our spirit, culture, heritage and history, renew innovation. Takes one icon to act.
Thinking out of the box
Therefore I have formed a Co-operative/Consortium like motive operandi applying inherent value and intrinsic value towards it current pledgeholders, future shareholders and anticipated investors. Beyond the mere principle value of itself and Co-operative/Consortium Partners, who share the same values and principles towards executing, performing and delivering overwhelming and unconditional current pledgeholders value, future shareholders and anticipated investors value and returns, beyond mere monetary values and principles but more importantly Ecological and Environmental dividends and returns. Towards making a substantial and prolific difference, through evoking, plus provoking necessary change in attitude, behaviour, culture towards the ecology, environment and the built environment.
Your Country Needs You
Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country. Or go further what can you do for the people of this World? "Be a Social Responsible Entrepreneur" Action!
I Stand For Goodness What Do You Stand For?
We all have the ability to stand up and be counted. Lift our heads above the parapet, make a difference, be that change. Especially unique and innovative ethical ideas for the better of all.
Other Local Heroes
Extremely admirable the protest and statement Doctor David Kennedy made. I would concur that Donald Trump is by no means an exemplar or shinning idealogy for students to admire or follow.
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