Business News

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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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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Accountancy firm ready to give advice at farming event

Moore Thompson is making final preparations for its attendance at next week’s LAMMA show – the UK’s largest farm machinery, equipment and services event. The accountancy firm has hosted a stand at the show for the last three years and 2017 promises to be one of the biggest and most important yet. Andrew Heskin, a specialist in the finances of ...

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More money available from Greater Lincolnshire LEP fund which supported Holbeach Food Enterprise Zone

A new pot of money has been made available to accelerate new investment opportunities and increase economic activity across Greater Lincolnshire. The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership has announced the launch of a new Feasibility Fund worth £160,000. Businesses and organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors can apply for grant funding of up to £50,000 towards detailed feasibility ...

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Emma’s taking the lead with launch of canine legal advice

A Spalding-based solicitor is spearheading the launch of a new canine law department. Emma McGrath is heading up the department of Ringrose Law who are the first legal firm in the county to be providing canine law legal advice. There are now around 24 Acts of Parliament relating solely to dogs and a further 11 relating to animals in general. ...

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Company’s closure plan puts restaurant future under threat

The future of Spalding’s Frankie and Benny’s is under threat after company owners announced plans to close or sell many of their restaurants. The Restaurant Group (TRG) announced in a statement that 33 of their sites across the country would be effected after a ‘challenging trading period.’ And, although the exact locations of the sites have yet to be revealed, ...

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Fish business lands the seal of approval

A new Sutton Bridge fish processing business is up and running following a seal of approval from South Holland District Council’s food safety team. One Fish Company, based in Millennium Way, Wingland, was granted full approval as a Food Business Establishment, following visits from the council’s food safety officers over the past few months. They ensured that the firm’s equipment ...

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Message from The Voice team: Changes to how you can pick up our paper

It has been more than two years since we launched our free and independent newspaper across Spalding and South Holland. In that time we have been delighted and proud of the support we have received from readers and advertisers. We continue to receive good feedback on our weekly mix of news, features, sport and local advertising, relevant to our readers ...

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Trio ensures exciting future ahead after starting new venture

Three Spalding insurance specialists are set to embark on an exciting new venture together. Mick Cunningham, Elaine Mothers and Aimee Fleming have joined forces to be part of a new insurance brokerage in Spalding. Based at the Lovells Business Centre in St John’s Road, Gauntlet Spalding Insurance Brokers is aiming to open up extensive avenues for business customers. The project ...

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Site managers set the standard for development

Two Spalding site managers have received high praise for their work on a South Holland development. Andrew Smith and Greg Wimsey are joint managers of the Kier Living Eastern site on Kingfisher Court in Spalding. The duo were selected from 16,000 site managers to be among 450 winners at the regional National House-Building Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job awards ...

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Laying the foundations for success

A Moulton Seas End business has scooped a regional award. D. Brown Building Contractors will now go through to the national finals of the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards. They were part of a project team that also included Chaplin Farrant Ltd, Waterloo Housing Ltd and Focus Consultants who worked on the Blue Street development in Boston. ...

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Takeover for popular Spalding book store

Popular Spalding book store Bookmark has been taken over by the team behind Charmed Interiors. Jason Sutton, who owns Charmed Interiors’ Spalding and Downham Market stores, took the reins at The Crescent book shop last week. Christine Hanson, who has had 25 successful years at the helm, leaves the business on Friday. Darren Sutton, who is e-commerce and sales manager ...

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Businesses using referral marketing meet in Spalding

South Holland businesses are invited to join a weekly referral marketing event in Spalding. Business Network International says its system ensures that every member business has equal opportunity to grow their business and support each other through a trusted referral network. It said: “Businesses such as Moore Thompson, Mossop & Bowser and Newton Press have already seen the benefits of ...

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Top 50 place for chip shop

Staff at a popular Spalding chippie are celebrating after making into the country’s top 50. Oh My Cod, in Alexandra Road, Spalding, have been named as on of the best fish and chip shops in a competition run by Fry Magazine for the second year running. The contest saw independent “mystery diners” visit each shop to check out front-of-house, staff ...

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Networking event hailed success

Over 40 local businesses attended a networking event organised by Spalding and District Chamber of Commerce, highlighting the passion and optimism amongst local businesses. The evening offered businesses the chance to network with other businesses, gain new customers and meet reliable suppliers. Chamber president Phil Scarlett said: “It was a great evening, which was well received – it was the ...

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