Business News

Vintage shop with hair and make-up salon coming soon to Spalding

Dance tutors and events company Boston Jive continue to expand their retro offerings with the opening of a new shop in Spalding. Opening on Friday, October 6, Vera Rose House of Vintage is suitably decked out in 40s and 50s furniture and sells retro clothes in the boutique shop. There is also a hair and make-up salon and a the ...

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Suzanne celebrates 40 years hairdressing with Pinchbeck charity tea party

Hairdresser Suzanne Kinane-Waltham will celebrate 40 years of hairdressing with a charity tea party this Saturday (September 23). The event takes place at Killenaule Hair Studio, Knight Street, Pinchbeck. The party starts at 1.30pm and ends at 4.30. Entertainment on the day will include a raffle, tombola, a sweetie trolley, Pims, sandwiches and cakes. Suzanne says: “To all clients past ...

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Real ale campaigners CAMRA name South Holland’s best beer pubs

Four pubs in South Holland have been listed in the 2018 Good Beer Guide. They feature in the 45th edition of the Good Beer Guide, published by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Two pubs are highlighted as beer-lover destinations in the prestigious guide book, along with pubs in Donington and Gosberton Risegate. In Spalding, The Priors Oven and Drayman’s ...

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Lidl sets its sights on old Welland Hospital site in Spalding

Supermarket giant Lidl has announced plans for a new multi-million pound store in Spalding – creating up to 40 new jobs. The German company already has a store in the town, but is aiming to completely redevelop the site of the former Welland Hospital. The company describes the development as a “sustainable” store with 1,331msq of sales area. It will ...

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Weston’s village pub set to stay open

The Chequers pub in Weston is to remain open until at least the end of the year. Owner Robert Oldershaw contacted The Voice to say a previous report that it was closing (August 24) was not completely correct. Mr Oldershaw said the pub is keeping the same staff and for the immediate future is not closing. A blog post on ...

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Stroke victim rebuilds life with furniture skill

A stroke patient is launching into a new life after losing everything at the age of 40. Ian Blache had an 11-year career in youth justice when he suffered a major stroke at the relatively young age. It completely changed his life and put him on the road to launching a new business to rebuild a future. “I lost everything ...

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Weston looks set to lose its only pub and a farm shop

A village pub is set to close its doors two years after it was bought by a local company in a bid to save it from closure. The Chequers is the only pub in Weston and the village will be left with just a shop. Wimberley Hall Farm Shop in the village is also closing this weekend. “We have a ...

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Spalding cafe opens doors for business with St Barnabas

Spalding’s newest cafe opened its doors for business and will be raising money to help a good cause. South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes was on-hand to officiate at the first St Barnabas cafe. A queue of around 60 people were waiting for the first day of trading. The cafe opened at the weekend in the shop’s new ...

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Food and crafts set for Holbeach’s first Saturday market

Holbeach is to host its first Saturday market in Church Street. This Saturday (Aug 19), the monthly market launches with a range of stalls. “We have crafts and food at present, including cards, gifts, retro items, furniture and cakes,” said Holbeach Parish Councillor Isobel Hutchinson. It is hoped the market will not only please Holbeach shoppers but also encourage traders. ...

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Spalding restaurant Amici in line for regional award

A Spalding Italian restaurant could be about to win a regional award. Amici Restaurant, in Vine Street, has been selected for the final of the first East Midlands Awards 2017 in the Italian Restaurant of the Year category. The finalists have been chosen on the number of nominations received from customers online, via email and social media. Amici owner Ivan ...

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New homes to rent are fully occupied

The first homes offered for rent by Welland Homes are now fully occupied. The company was set up by South Holland District Council to provide rented homes across the district. It works in partnership with building firm D&R Homes and the Walters Close development in Spalding is now fully let. “It is a very attractive development built to an excellent ...

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Local skills and transport shortfalls hinder Lincolnshire businesses

More than half of Lincolnshire’s biggest businesses have highlighted a lack of skills as being a problem in the region. In the study by business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP, more than a third of businesses also said the county’s transport and infrastructure systems must improve if they are to continue to grow. Some 53 per cent of ...

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Care company still needs to improve

A South Holland care company is continuing to breach legal requirements and has been issued with warning notices. Atlas Care Services was inspected last year and four breaches were revealed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors. A follow-up inspection was conducted in June to check the company had followed its plan to meet the requirements. This report has just ...

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Temporary home for car spares business as builders move in

A motor parts business has opened its doors in Spalding again after a fire ripped through its premises earlier this year.   Work is currently under way on demolishing part of the Pinchbeck location of AGM (Complete Parts and Component Solutions) Ltd after the fire in May which destroyed £200,000 of stock.   But staff this week opened the doors ...

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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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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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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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