Business News

Spalding’s Encore raises £18,000 for charity

Spalding-based recruitment agency, Encore Personnel has raised an impressive £18,000 for three children’s charities. Every year, staff from the New Road business nominate charities to support which are often influenced by causes close to their hearts. This year’s beneficiaries were The Sick Children’s Trust, Cardiac Risk in the Young and CLIC Sargent (Cancer Charity for Children and Young People). An ...

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Good rating for Spalding care home

Staff, residents and families at Ashwood Nursing Home in Spalding were delighted to continue to be rated ‘Good’ in all areas in their latest Care Quality Commission report. The report praised the homes open and inclusive culture and noted that residents continued to receive care from staff who were kind, patient and considerate. The report highlighted that people were comfortable ...

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Spalding pub to close before Christmas

The Birds pub in Spalding will close next month. The pub – which is run by Greene King company Hungry Horse – will cease trading on December 9. Currently, the pub’s website is still taking bookings for Christmas dinner. On Wednesday, a member of staff said the company’s financial team will reimburse any payments already made for bookings. A spokesman ...

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Celebrating firms in the fens at the 2018 South Holland Business Awards

Worldwide Fruits was among those tasting success last week as it was named Business of the Year at the South Holland Business Awards. Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce’s annual celebration of the district’s entrepreneurial bright sparks returned in glittering style at Springfields Events Centre on Thursday, November 15. More than 150 businesses attended the sixth running of the event hosted by ...

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A new queen is crowned in Spalding

Three former Tulip Queens have crowned Spalding’s newest pub and hotel. The Marston’s-owned pub The Tulip Queen officially opened its doors on Monday, September 24 and three of its former namesakes were asked to cut the ribbon on the over £4m project. The 82-year-old Janet Bray, Tulip Queen in 1958 was joined by Inca Honnor (2013) and Amy Cook-Nykyforczuk (2014) ...

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Tulip Queens to cut ribbon on new Spalding pub

The finishing touches are being put to Spalding’s newest lodge and restaurant. Around 60 new jobs have been created at the £4m Tulip Queen on the Lincs Gateway site alongside the A16. Two former Tulip Queens will officially cut the ribbon at the Marston’s venue which opens to the public on September 24. Janet Bray was the winner of the ...

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New home store for Springfields

British fashion and lifestyle brand White Stuff is set to join the line-up at Springfields Outlet this September. Established as a clothes shop in 1985 in the French Alps, the brand’s name pays homage to its alpine roots.Today, the popular high street brand has diversified and offers a wide range of men’s, women’s and children’s wear, alongside accessories, homeware and ...

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Second Spalding B&M store set to create 60 jobs

A second B&M store in Spalding is opening next month and will create 60 new jobs for the area. The new store is taking over the former Homebase site on Westlode Street which closed last month. It will be a home store and garden centre and is due to open for trading on Saturday, September 22. “We are feeling really ...

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New Spalding pub The Tulip Queen set for autumn date

The doors are nearly ready to open at Spalding’s newest pub. The Tulip Queen is on course to open next month and has created 60 jobs for South Holland. “We believe that The Tulip Queen will be an excellent opportunity for people to learn new skills and gain experience. The Tulip Queen will offer a great community feel,” said manager ...

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Spalding firm’s mountainous effort for charity

Staff at Spalding based recruitment agency Encore Personnel have gone above and beyond, raising a whopping £9,000 for its three charities, by climbing the highest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis. A 17-strong team spent seven hours taking on the 1,345m climb last Saturday (August 11). Employees of all ages took part, including Melissa Packwood (19) and the oldest Chris ...

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Fears for South Holland potato crop in drought

It’s not just South Holland residents who have been feeling the heat in recent weeks. While sales of fans have shot up and everyone is heading for the shade, spare a thought for the humble potato. A staple of our agricultural economy as well as our dinner tables, the crop is suffering in the heat and the next few days ...

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Heady times for Holbeach high street

This month has marked the acceleration of change in Holbeach. In the past few weeks, the town has seen a new restaurant open, Polka Polish Restaurant in the old String of Horses, Chosen charity open a second shop, Fabric Fae move to larger premises, a gym is being built in the former Limmings site, and a community bookshop is about ...

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Free business course for start-ups in South Holland

If you’re hoping to get a business off the ground, South Holland District Council wants to help you along those first steps. Anyone looking to start their own business in South Holland, from bookkeepers and beauticians to cupcake bakers and care agencies, can get all the skills and help they need with establishing their new enterprise with an intensive three-day ...

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Doodles doubles with its second craft centre opening at Baytree

After five years of bringing out the inner artists of South Hollanders young and old, pottery painting and craft studio Doodles is opening a second shop at Baytree in Weston. Doodles at Unique Cottage Studios in Low Fulney was started by Anna Scott and Lucy Evenden and has for half a decade offered unusual and bespoke gifts, drop-in pottery painting ...

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Military precision renovation operation at new Holbeach gym

A former Royal Marine has set himself a new mission: help Holbeach get healthy. At the start of August, Sam Fowler (30) from Whaplode will leave the Royal Marines and walk into his brand new gym. Royals Gym is to take over the Fleet Road site currently held by home and garden centre, Limmings. Limmings will close this Friday, June ...

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Vegetarian and vegan gap spotted in (Spalding) market

An article in The Voice inspired a businesswoman to start a vegetarian and vegan food stall in Spalding. Audrey Gregory has worked in catering her whole career but The 3 Witches Catering company’s mobile stall is her first venture on wheels. The stall, which is on Spalding market on Tuesdays, came about when Audrey read an article about a Spalding ...

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New fire and foods initiative to help save lives

A new initiative between Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and Wiltshire Farm Foods has the potential to save lives. The fire service is working with the home delivery food company, which visits hundreds of homes around the county. Wiltshire Farm Food’s drivers have already received special training to help them spot the tell-tale signs of people who may need fire safety ...

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A silver anniversary of Chelsea Flower Show gold for Holbeach growers

To win one gold award at the Chelsea Flower Show is good; to win 25 in a row is just blooming marvellous. That’s what Taylors Bulbs of Holbeach have achieved thanks to Johnny Walkers whose display of daffodils once again wowed the judges at the prestigious venue. The fourth generation family business prides itself on the quality of its flowers ...

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Spider-Man swings by comic shop opening in Pinchbeck

Your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man stopped by comic shop Strange Apparitions on Saturday, for its packed grand opening. The shop, at Spalding Lifestyle Centre in Pinchbeck, was bustling with comic and film fans on Saturday, who finally have a place to meet their needs locally. New and vintage mainstream and indie comics and graphic novels are stocked, alongside manga and all ...

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New jobs as Dalehead announces recruitment drive

A Spalding company is launching a recruitment drive with up to 40 new jobs on offer. Dalehead Foods is looking for both skilled and unskilled workers to join its team from next month. The Spalding site, in Fulney Lane, is part of Tulip Ltd and already employs 550 staff. An open day will be held later this month so potential ...

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