Business

Big name brand is a coup for Springfields

Springfields Outlet Shopping is hailing another coup for the area after unveiling its latest big name brand.   Raging Bull – which was founded in 2003 by England rugby international Phil Vickery – opened the doors to its new premises on Friday.   And Ian Sanderson, who runs Springfields, feels that Raging Bull will be a fantastic addition to the ...

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Professionalism is recognised as Andy scoops top award

Spalding site manager Andy Smith has been recognised for his work in making leading housebuilder Kier Living Eastern a pioneer for quality and professionalism.   Andy was awarded the prestigious NHBC Health and Safety Awards Commendation for his role on the Kingfisher Court development in Spalding.   The awards are the UK’s only health and safety awards scheme exclusively for ...

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Success continues as Simpsons scoop top national award

The success of a Spalding business has continued after being named Britain’s best butchers shop for 2017 by a leading industry trade magazine.   Simpsons Butchers scooped the award chosen by Meat Management magazine at an awards ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.   This award follows in the footsteps of continual recognition within the industry which includes being ...

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Focus on business and community connections

Business and community connections will be a focus of the next South Holland Voluntary Sector Forum.   The forum, designed to offer opportunities for networking and tips sharing within the voluntary sector, is at Springfields Events & Conference Centre, Camelgate, Spalding PE12 6ET, Wednesday (July 19) 2pm to 4pm.   Discussions will include:   How to identify the ways in ...

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Fruit packing firm set to create 50 new jobs

Up to 50 new jobs look set to be created by a Pinchbeck based fruit importer and packer that is consulting with staff over the introduction of a twilight shift.     Greenyard Fresh UK told The Voice its “business has grown by 150 per cent in the past five years,” which has led to the proposed expansion.   Stella ...

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New Holbeach shop offers the chance to refine sewing skills

Sewing enthusiasts will have the perfect chance to refine their skills with the opening of a new shop in Holbeach.   Lorraine Gardner will be welcoming customers to Sew Last Year where she will be offering workshops and classes in making a range of things from bunting to bags and clothes to cuddly toys.   “I have always sewn and ...

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Renewed confidence over Holbeach town centre after independent survey

An air of positivity has arisen from an independent assessment of Holbeach town centre. It showed that 29 per cent of the businesses were “excellent beacon status”. And even though the percentage of empty shops at the time of the survey was more than one in seven (15 per cent)  – against a national figure of 11.4 per cent – ...

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Retirement for owners of Revills shoe shop in Spalding

The owners of one of Spalding’s oldest family firms are retiring. The team at Revills Shoes, in Francis Street, is preparing its final sale, bringing to a close a dynasty dating back almost 50 years. The news comes as Revills Jewellers in Market Place prepares to close next month. Revills Shoes owner Stephanie Sanderson said: “I wish to thank all ...

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Revamp planned at McDonald’s restaurant and drive thru

McDonald’s wants to revamp its Long Sutton restaurant and drive thru.   The fast good giant has applied to South Holland District Council for planning permission to give the premises alongside the A17 a “fresher, more contemporary façade”.    The plans include a new roof design and an extra drive thru lane to ease congestion at busy times.   A ...

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Uncertainty goes on for Brantano staff at Spalding store

Staff at Spalding’s Brantano shoe store continue to face uncertainty, two weeks after the redundancy of three staff and closure of the concession in the town’s Beales Department Store. Brantano went into administration in March and the Holland Market store, which employs 12 people, has been displaying closing down signs. Tony Barrell, lead administrator at PwC, said: “We continue to trade the ...

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Six jobs created if Crowland Cranes’ expansion plan goes ahead

Crowland Cranes wants to extend its site into an adjoining field in a move expected to create six jobs. The new area, to be used as a crane storage and demonstration area, will be accessed via the existing entrance to the Crease Drove business. A design and access statement, submitted with a planning application to South Holland District Council, said: ...

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Elsoms recognised for good health and safety practice

Spalding firm Elsoms Seeds has won an international safety award from the British Safety Council. It recognises the firm’s commitment to keeping workers and workplaces healthy and safe during 2016. Chief executive of the British Safety Council, Mike Robinson, said: “The British Safety Council commends Elsoms on their achievement. “The sensible and proportionate management of health and safety risks at ...

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Two pubs buck the trend by reopening

Customers have welcomed investment in two pubs, which reopened on Good Friday.(April 14) New landlords at The Bull’s Neck in Holbeach are Neil and Lyn Spiers, while in Long Sutton, Sean Portass and Dana Garkavaya have reopened The Ship. For Neil and Lyn, who previously ran a hotel on the north-west coast, their choice of new venture was a toss-up ...

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Philip attains chartered accountant qualification at Moore Thompson

Staff and partners at Moore Thompson are celebrating the success of one of its staff who has attained his qualification as a chartered accountant. Philip Bryan has been with the accountancy firm, which has offices in Spalding, Wisbech and Market Deeping, since 1995, playing an important role as an audit and accounts manager. During his time with the practice he ...

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‘Milestone’ for Josh as Bulley Davey promotes him to manager

Bulley Davey has promoted accountant Josh Rowbottom to the role manager. Josh joined the chartered accountants and tax advisers as a trainee accountant in 2012 before taking part in the firm’s management development programme. It includes regular one-to-one sessions with a mentor, as well as traditional professional development structured to give trainees a solid grounding in their chosen profession. Josh qualified as a ...

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Spalding traders urge councillors to stand up for town centre

Concerned traders are calling for councillors to work with them on a rescue plan to save Spalding town centre. Businesses spoke out last week at their frustration and anger at the way South Holland District Council has behaved towards Springfields. Members of the Spalding Town Retailers’ Association (STRA) feel the council is waving the white flag to the Camelgate shopping ...

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It’s farewell to Revills Jewellers in Spalding

One of Spalding’s finest and oldest independent retailers is to close in July.     Nick Revill, managing director of Revills Jewellers in Market Place, is retiring and that spells the end of the family business after 70 years in the town.   A closing down sale is under way and the projected final day of trading is Saturday, July ...

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Food enterprise zones will be ‘catalyst for growth’

Approved funding for three food enterprise zones in Lincolnshire – including one at Peppermint Park in Holbeach – should act as a “catalyst for growth” in the agriculture and food industries in the region, according to CLA East. The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has secured £29.45m of Government funding for a range of major projects designed to drive ...

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South Holland small businessess reeling from hike in rates bill

Dozens of South Holland businesses have been left reeling by huge rates rises. In one case, a small retail computer shop in Spalding has seen its bill rocket by 300 per cent, from £835 to £3,515. Steve Timewell, director and owner of Lincs Computers in Clover Way, Wygate Park, warned that the “crippling” rise could have ramifications. “This is totally ...

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Grants4Growth fund for businesses relaunches with another £1.3m

A grant scheme that secured and created a vast amount of jobs in South Holland is being relaunched with £1.3million of new funding available to businesses in the district. Small and medium-sized businesses in South Holland can apply for a slice of the funding under the Grants4Growth scheme, which saw grants of between £1,000 and £40,000 awarded in two years ...

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