Business

New stores open at Pinchbeck site

New branches of Greggs, Starbucks and Toolstation have opened at Wardentree Lane in Pinchbeck. Greegs says it’s created 15 jobs at the new eatery on Hugh Close, PE11 3JZ. The branch will be open 6am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 8am to 4pm on Sundays. Shop manager Sheryl Hargrave said: “We can’t wait to welcome both Greggs fans and new customers to our ...

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Holbeach event goes with a bang

Holbeach businesses made a great start to the festive season with a Big Bang event. Street entertainment, fancy dress, special offers and music were on offer during the special day-long celebration of all things local. The Big Bang was organised by Coun Tracey Carter who wanted to encourage people to use local shops and businesses. “It was great – everyone ...

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Springfields Winter Wonderland opens

Springfields Shopping Outlet’s Winter Wonderland Walk is now open for bookings, with all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion. It runs from 4pm every day until December 23 and tickets are available from the Springfields website.Simon Stone, Director of Springfields, said: “Christmas is Springfields at its very best. “We have focused on bringing everyone a truly festive experience to ...

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Jobs Fair returns at Springfields

South Holland Jobs Fair returns on Friday November 12, the first time one has been held in-person since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The always popular event will be held in the Marquee Room at the Springfields Exhibition Centre between 10am and 2pm, offering visitors the opportunity to speak to around 25 different employers and training providers from a ...

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Award winning staff in the pink

A Pinchbeck company that helps people back to living in their homes after stays in hospital has been recognised for its support for carers and also raised money for charity. Last week Libertas, based at Apex Court, held its long overdue staffing awards and also took part in Breast Cancer Awareness’s Wear It Pink day. Peter Hagan, from Lincolnshire-based charity ...

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Tasty treat for breakfast clubs

Wygate Park Academy’s breakfast club is one of many in the county to receive a boost from the Lincolnshire Co-Cop. The school was chosen to unveil the group’s Community Champions fundraising total – a fantastic £221,275 – raised through various activities and sales of shopping bags. Each of the 193 schools in the country that have breakfast clubs will get ...

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Team walk for charity

Team members from Greencore’s salads sites in Spalding joined colleagues from Boston to support charity. They all took part in the national Dawn Walk for Samaritans which was held at sunrise on Sunday, September 18. Two Greencore teams set off on a 10km walk from the Wardentree Lane site in Spalding and Elsea Park in Bourne. So far the walkers ...

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Fundraising in memory of Sarah

Kind-hearted staff at law firm Roythornes have raised an incredible £5,000 for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in memory of a colleague they lost to cancer and who was cared for at the Peterborough hospice. Sarah Banner joined the firm in November 2015 and made a positive impression with clients and staff alike. But she was diagnosed with a returning ...

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Osprey lands at Springfields

A luxury leather, fashion brand has opened a new store at Springfields.Osprey London provides creative bags and accessories for men and women and has opened at the shopping outlet just outside Spalding.The new store is in a prime location at the front of the main mall.Ian Sanderson, director of Springfields, said: “Osprey London adds to our substantial fashion offer and ...

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Businesses urged to get connected

A new networking group has launched with the aim of fostering a spirit of support and collaboration among business owners in the south Lincolnshire and Peterborough area. The first Business Connection event was on September 10 with the next taking place on Friday (September 24) from 1pm.It follows a “tables” format where participants can choose to join video chats with ...

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Village pub could be redeveloped

A South Holland pub hit by the ‘disastrous impact’ of COVID-19 is not opening its doors again. Plans have been submitted to demolish the Duke of York at Gosberton Risegate and build new homes on the site.The pub has been occupied since 1881, according to documents submitted to South Holland District Council, but it is no longer viable.“The current owner/licensee ...

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Cutting edge plans for salad crop farm

A multi-million pound cutting edge agricultural hydroponics plant is being planned for South Holland. Jepco, the local company behind the project, is aiming to expand its production at Gedney Marsh using techniques designed to reduce environmental impacts.A planning application outlines a three-phase development including ten hectares (24.7 acres) of glasshouses complete with blackout blinds to reduce potential light pollution.The project, ...

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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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