Business

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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Springfields set to expand as Spalding town centre has insufficient retail capacity

Springfields Outlet Shopping is earmarked for expansion because Spalding town centre would not be able to cope with the expected increase in retail demand. With more than 11,000 new homes due to be built in South Holland between 2011 and 2036, extra retail provision has been allocated in the emerging South East Lincolnshire Local Plan. Of the additional floor space ...

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The Spalding family firm generating big export sales

The manufacture of diesel generators is powering a Spalding firm into a key force in international trade. Export sales at Welland Power have soared by 59 per cent in the past two years, to £10.6million in 2016. That sent the firm crashing into The Sunday Times’ Fast Track SME Export Track 100 league table for the first time. “It came as a bit ...

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Long Sutton pub soon ready to set sail again after £140,000 revamp

An historic Long Sutton pub is set to reopen next month following a £140,000 refurbishment. Customers at The Olde Ship Inn in London Road can expect “a proper old pub”, according to Sean Portass, whose company STP Properties owns it. The exterior has had a massive facelift, including installation of a thatched roof. Inside, exposed beams have been replaced with ...

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Surprise gift leads to a flurry of interest in Lisa’s design service

A surprise gift to welcome a Royal Marine home has led to a flurry of interest in a new bespoke interior design service provided by a Pinchbeck company.     Classic Interiors, of Cresswell Close, lets service personnel and their families proclaim their pride in their squadron, regiment or unit with soft furnishings bearing their flag or badge.   Cushion ...

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Lincolnshire Co-op: ‘No post box at our new £1.2m Holbeach hub is out of our hands’

Lincolnshire Co-op has held talks with Royal Mail about the fact there is no post box at the Co-op’s new £1.2million hub of services in Holbeach. The hub includes a relocated Post Office but, as a reader of The Voice points out in a letter, there is no post box. A Lincolnshire Co-op spokesman said: “Though the post office doesn’t currently feature a post box, ...

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Holbeach Community Centre has brighter future thanks to Pinchbeck firm

An established Pinchbeck firm has helped Holbeach Community Centre to see the light – and save money. The Fishpond Lane facility has a much brighter outlook after the design and installation of new LED lighting by Glen Farrow. Using energy efficient, low maintenance LED will also help to reduce the community centre’s costs and improve its carbon footprint. The brief ...

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‘Game changer’ on the way for businesses with lower food hygiene ratings

Almost half of customers at 77 South Holland food premises would snub them on their current food hygiene rating when displaying a window sticker becomes mandatory, a report claims. Commercial insurer NFU Mutual found that 44 per cent of people would turn away from even their favourite restaurants, fast food eateries, cafés and shops if they saw it was rated ...

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Holbeach Library prepped for new chapter in fresh location

Staff and volunteers are busy making final preparations for the reopening of Holbeach Library in a new location on Monday.(Feb 13) The facility, now being run by non-profit organisation Greenwich Leisure Ltd, is part of a £1.2million project by Lincolnshire Co-op to create a community hub at its Fleet Street site. An open plan area also houses a pharmacy and ...

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Emma’s making bouquets good enough to eat

What could be more lovely than a beautiful bouquet for Valentine’s Day? How about one that tastes as good as it looks? District nurse Emma Adams has honed her baking skills to develop just that through her cupcake bouquets and is making a go of turning her hobby into a business. Emma (37), of Apeldoorn Gardens, Spalding, launched The Brit ...

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First 30 attendees at business networking event in Spalding go free

The first of five big Spalding and District Area Chamber networking events in 2017 takes place in February. They will enable members to get together and meet other businesses. The first event, sponsored by Loman Miller Associates, is on Tuesday, February 21, at the Red Lion Quarter in Spalding. It will take place from 5.30pm-7.30pm and is free for the first ...

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Busy Pinchbeck credit management firm setting sights on continued impressive growth

A Pinchbeck-based firm is celebrating two decades of solid growth.   Vehicle credit management specialist Anglia UK was set up by managing director Mark Scotney in 1997 as a small firm specialising in vehicle repossessions for the car finance industry. Since that time it has grown steadily to the point that it now employs 85 people with an annual turnover ...

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For reliable takeaway drivers, Dominic’s new business idea delivers

When takeaway delivery driver Dominic Calitri kept finding himself short of colleagues, he saw it as a business opportunity. He now runs Delivery Driver Services Spalding, working for several takeaways in Spalding and Holbeach. And on Wednesday (Feb 1) he launched a partnership with Chips Ahoy! in Little London, Spalding, to offer the first lunchtime and evening delivery service for fish ...

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