Business

Competition brewing up

A Spalding coffee shop owner is after your votes for a national award. Hannah Joe, of Jackalope Joe, has been crowned one of the regional winners of this year’s O2’s Everyday Heroes Awards – celebrating independent and small businesses, and the individuals behind them, who have gone above and beyond to support their communities or have remained resilient and resourceful ...

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Electric cars for green initiative

A Spalding developer is looking to reduce its carbon footprint with the introduction of a fleet of electric vehicles. Ashwood Homes have recently taken delivery of four Nissan Leaf cars with ten more to follow. A spokesman for Ashwood Homes said: “As a growing company we are keen to look at our impact on the environment and the places we ...

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Broadband firm still on target

A Spalding-based broadband company says it’s on track with its bid to start rolling out high speed internet connectivity by the Autumn.Lightspeed Broadband, based at Fulney Hall, says it’s looking to connect 100,000 homes across South Lincolnshire and aims to reach a million homes by 2025.Potential customers had contacted The Voice to say they’d registered an interest but not heard ...

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New career hubs to be launched

Lincolnshire has been invited to become one of a new wave of Careers Hubs, as announced by the Department for Education and The Careers and Enterprise Company with the likes of Bakkavor set to get involved. The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership has welcomed the announcement, as local schools and colleges are enrolled onto the Department for Education’s Enterprise Advisor ...

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Firm’s application after site opens

A company that opened a multi-million pound waste facility in Holbeach Hurn recently has had to apply for planning permission to continue operating. Midwest Polychem Ltd staged an official opening in June for its Laurel Lodge Farm processing plant where it’s looking to turn waste plastic waste into pellets for repurposing.But a change of use application to turn it from ...

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Spalding firm looking to fill 60 vacancies

A Spalding based frim has announced a recruitment drive. Dalehead Foods, the higher welfare pork and lamb processor, is looking for a combination of 60 skilled and unskilled workers to join its team in Spalding from this month. The site on Fulney Lane is dedicated to serving customers with high quality products and currently employs more than 550 staff. The ...

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Bakkavor announces 140 new roles at Holbeach site

Bakkavor has announced it is recruiting for 140 production roles at its chilled pizza site in Holbeach. The jobs include both temporary & permanent roles across a range of shifts, evenings and weekends, on a full time and part time basis. A spokesman for the company said: “This represents a welcome economic boost to the local community – at a ...

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Travel agent speaks out on state of the industry

A local travel agent has used National Travel Agent’s Day today (Friday July 23) to make public her feelings on the government’s treatment of the travel industry throughout this pandemic. Christina Fitzpatrick, managing director of Holiday With Us in Spalding, said: “According to the government’s office of national statistics, travel is the worst hit industry with regards to Covid, and ...

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Business elementary for Watson

A six-year-old has been running his first business through lockdown by growing and selling his own fresh food. William Watson decided to start growing vegetables as a lockdown project and he has been selling them outside his nan Anne’s Boston Road home. “He’s caused quite a stir,” Anne Watson said. “He’s been growing all sorts of plants and veg. “It’s ...

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Shop idea to help Holbeach businesses

A councillor is looking to boost businesses in her town with monthly Flash Shop Days. Coun Tracey Carter came up with the idea of promoting a shop every month and then urging people to visit the business on a certain day. The first Flash Shop Day in June brought in 107 visitors to Funky Dora’s and Coun Carter said the ...

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More than 300 new jobs on way

Bakkavor is recruiting for more than 300 new jobs in South Holland, it announced this week. Around the UK, the company is looking to fill 1,500 roles across its 23 sites. Lincolnshire as a whole has 680 jobs and South Holland has 143 in Holbeach, 104 in Sutton Bridge and 89 in Spalding. The company shut a Spalding factory last ...

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Work continues on affordable homes

Work is progressing on two sites a company is building affordable homes on in South Holland. The Longhurst Group is building 36 homes on the former Welland Hospital in Spalding and 55 homes on Crease Drove in Crowland.Welland Park, as the Spalding site is being called, is to be made up of two and three-bedroom homes, with many of the ...

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Holiday homes in new eco-village

A new eco-village has been unveiled on the outskirts of Holbeach with homes ready for a carbon-zero future. The development by Allison Homes utilises air source heat pumps, solar panels and electric vehicle charging points.The holiday lodges have been built at Serenity Lakes, Lowgate, Fleet, by Allison Homes.“We are very excited to be creating one of the first eco-villages in ...

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Vine House branches out

The new Vine House Farm Shop and cafe has opened its doors to the public. After around seven years of planning the newly-built facility in Deeping St Nicholas next door to the old shop opened its doors to the public on Thursday, June 10.The new store allows Vine House to offer a wider selection of local produce on sale, including ...

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Help for our town centre

Summer visitors to Spalding town centre will benefit from free parking and a range of measures in a bid to encourage them to spend time and money in the town. From next Monday there will be spells of free parking at three of the council-owned car parks.The initiative is the first in a number to be unveiled over the coming ...

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New shop and cafe opens its doors in Deeping St Nicholas

The new Vine House Farm Shop and cafe has opened its doors to the public. After around seven years of planning the newly built facility in Deeping St Nichols next door to the old shop has opened its doors to the public this morning (Thursday). The new store allows Vine House to offer a wider selection of local produce on ...

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Sweet dreams come true for couple

The first few months of a Long Sutton couple’s new business venture became extra sweet after they were announced as the winners of a prestigious award. It’s been an incredible 18 months for Leah Huggins and Nathaniel Woodward, the pair behind Woodwards Confectionary. The business opened in Long Sutton in January 2020 as Leah’s project ahead of their planned marriage ...

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New bird hide set to open at Springfields

Nature lovers could flock to Springfields from next month as their brand new attraction launches. A new bird hide is to be created at the shopping outlet and is due to open on June 6. Not only will you be able to see the wildlife in the stunning Festival Gardens curated by the Springfields Horticultural Society but it’s planned to ...

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South Holland companies announce collaboration

Two South Holland companies have announced they’ve signed up to ‘a closer collaboration’. Greenyard Fresh UK and logistics and fresh produce packing specialists, Produce Logistics, have signed anagreement which includes the latter operating directly from the former’s distribution centre in Pinchbeck It utilises Greenyard ripening and packing products on their behalf. A Greenyard spokesman said: “The collaboration is not new ...

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Accolade for undertakers

A Spalding undertakers is among those across the county to have been recognised for its services to the community in the past year. Spalding Funeral Home won the gold award for Funeral Branch of the Year at Lincolnshire Co-Op’s awards, this year held virtually. Funeral services manager Debbie Staff said: “I’m so proud to be part of a team that ...

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