Business

South Holland Centre could get multi cinema screens for latest films

The latest blockbuster films could be screened in Spalding at the same time as in cinemas under a cost reduction proposal for the South Holland Centre. Extra cinema screens is one of the possible benefits from South Holland District Council’s plan to bring in a “high quality operator” under a lease agreement. It would mean residents not having to travel ...

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Weston farm shop and café business back on track with highest food hygiene rating

A business left devastated following the award of a poor food hygiene rating has quickly turned things around and attained the highest rating. Wimberley Hall Farm Shop and Café was given a rating of 1 in March following a routine inspection by South Holland District Council food health and safety officers. The issues requiring “significant improvement” were resolved within three ...

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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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Orchard House Boarding Kennels: Home from home for your dog

When you go on holiday, so should your dog – that’s the view of Claire Purliant and her staff at Orchard House Luxury Boarding Kennels. Dog lover Claire opened the Surfleet kennels at the beginning of December and prides herself on offering “the Hilton experience for dogs”. Claire’s dad Ray Ellison and her sister Lucy Ellison-Rowe, both work part-time at ...

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Holbeach Market traders delighted with trial new location

Stallholders at Holbeach Market claim they have never had it so good following its trial relocation. Traders say the market has doubled in size and business is booming in Boston Road car park because it’s a safer environment and customers are enjoying a better shopping experience. However, several High Street shops say footfall has noticeably declined on Thursdays and Saturdays ...

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Check out Charmed Interiors’ exciting new range of curtains

Spalding soft furnishings store Charmed Interiors is going from strength to strength. Just 21 months after opening, the Sheepmarket store has increased its range of ready-made and made-to-measure curtains and blinds to satisfy a new gap in the market. E-commerce and sales manager Darren Sutton said: “Hills Furniture Store has stopped doing curtains so we spotted a gap in the ...

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South Holland Business Awards 2016 will be best yet

The South Holland Business Awards has launched for 2016 with a promise of it being the best yet. The most notable change is a dedicated website to support the application process and attract new sponsors. It has been built by a PSP IT Design & Development – a previous winner of the awards’ Business of the Year category and this ...

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Trial Holbeach market site ‘leaves High Street deserted’

Shop traders say moving Holbeach market has had a noticeably bad effect on High Street. South Holland District Council is trialling having stalls on its Boston Road car park. The move began in January to try and improve visitor footfall and to address health and safety issues at the High Street site. But shops say the trial has drastically cut ...

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‘Nothing is going to hold me back’ – Mum battles illness to open new business

A mum-of-four who has faced disaster and serious health concerns has vowed to “make a difference” to her family and friends by never giving up on her dreams. Donna Moore suffers from auto-immune diseases lupus and multiple sclerosis and is now waiting to see if she gets the all-clear after cancer, but refuses to let her health stop her – ...

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Historic Spalding retailer announces closure date

Spalding menswear shop Mann and Son has announced its closure date next month. The Hall Place shop is closed until Thursday (May 19) when it re-opens for a final retirement sale ahead of its last day of trading on Saturday, June 25. The business has been trading from the same premises for 105 years, under the guidance of three generations ...

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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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Growing for gold for M&S at Chelsea show

Spalding has become a hotspot for providing fine produce for one of the leading retailers in the country. Three farmers from the Spalding area have signed deals to supply fresh cut flowers and plants to M&S stores. James Lacey and Lauren Senior, from L&D Flowers, in Pinchbeck are cultivating M&S’ sweet williams, whilst Pete Hicks, of Westside Nursery in Spalding. ...

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Keeping up with the changing face of beauty at Academy salon

Perfection Hair and Beauty Salon, University Academy Holbeach Park Road, Holbeach, PE12 7PU Pampering yourself can be a costly business but a visit to the Perfection salon at University Academy Holbeach could save you pounds on a range of luxury treatments as well as help the next generation of beauty professionals take the first steps in their chosen career. The ...

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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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Neame Lea Outlet: the place for all your plants

Great horticultural products at the keenest prices – that’s the promise of a new outlet in Gosberton. A huge variety of Neame Lea Nursery’s fantastic range is now available to the public direct from the company. Neame Lea Outlet has just opened, showcasing the freshest outdoor plants at discount prices. It caters for all budgets, starting with pocket-money prices. From ...

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Expansion plan for Spalding Aldi store

Aldi is planning to extend its Spalding store in the near future. The discount supermarket has confirmed that it wants to extend the Winsover Road store and provide more car park spaces. The Voice understands that the development would be achieved by demolishing a small number of neighbouring properties. A spokesman told us: “Aldi owns a number of units on ...

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Bakkavor Meals rewards 12 staff members for long service

Twelve employees who between them have clocked up more than 170 years’ service with Bakkavor Meals have been rewarded. The company, based in Spalding and Sutton Bridge, held a celebration event at Moulton Mill on Monday. The dozen staff members have all completed at least ten years’ service and were presented with gift vouchers and certificates by Martin Husselbee, head ...

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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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QV Foods shake-up starts consultation period with staff

QV Foods is planning to create 125 jobs at its Holbeach Hurn base by consolidating its potato business. But the proposal has sparked a consultation period with 140 employees at the company’s potato packing site in March. The business – one of the UK’s leading potato and vegetable growing and packing businesses – says it hopes to minimise redundancies by ...

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Farmer delighted to be on award shortlist

Family-run Vine House Farm has been shortlisted for an award which recognises the £1m in donations made to The Wildlife Trusts. The Deeping St Nicholas based firm has been shortlisted for the “Charity Partnership – Small Business Award” at the 2016 Business Charity Awards. The nomination comes after farm announced they had reached the £1m mark in donations to The ...

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