Business

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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Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce to remain neutral on EU referendum debate

Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce will not be taking sides in the EU referendum – but Spalding Chamber’s president definitely will. The business network’s members pay to benefit from support and opportunities. However, Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce says it will not be making a recommendation to them ahead of the poll on June 23 to determine the UK’s membership of the European ...

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Garden machinery needs will all be taken care of at The Lawnmower Centre

Whatever your lawn mowing needs, the Lawnmower Centre has the right product for you. There is literally a mower for everyone from a quality yet budget-conscious electric mower for £99 all the way up to the most complex of garden machines for £8,000. The centre has been based at Weston’s Baytree Garden Centre for the past 20 years but has ...

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Spalding firm’s free help for struggling Lincolnshire schools

A Spalding company which enables parents to help their children learn more effectively at home is offering its services free of charge to every struggling school in Lincolnshire. Education Quizzes, of Wragg Marsh, supplies online multiple choice questions based on the national curriculum. Parents can choose from thousands of quizzes compiled by qualified teachers and test their children while having ...

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Much more than latest blockbuster films on offer at West End Cinema

There’s much more than just the latest blockbuster movies on offer at West End Cinema, Boston. The venue, part of a family-run business which has three cinemas, can also be hired out for a variety of events, including children’s parties and corporate events. Youngsters can invite their friends to a private screening of a film, from as little as £125 ...

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Five new jobs in pipeline for Baltic bar and restaurant in Spalding

An empty property in Spalding could be brought back into use as a Baltic-themed bar and restaurant, creating about five jobs. Lithuanian business partners Laura Norvaisaite and Mingele Petruliene have applied for a premises licence for 25 Station Street. The friends, who run Lithuanian food market Lietuviškas skonis in Holbeach Road, have agreed an eight-year lease on the Station Street ...

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Family-run jeweller’s with proud history

Wilcox and Carter is a family-run jewellery business with a proud history in Boston. And at the moment it is offering a special wedding ring promotion, where the happy couple can buy any two wedding rings and get the cheapest half price. Based in Wide Bargate, the business is run by Noel Gleeson, who has 51 years in the retail ...

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Pie and mash night in Long Sutton is looking tasty

A taste of London’s East End is coming to a Long Sutton next week. Market Place café Delicious is having a pie and mash night on Wednesday (March 16), inspired by staff member and former Londoner Donna Collis. It will be the third such event which business owner Stephanie Ferguson has put on and all have been a hit – ...

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Success of council’s Meet The Buyer networking event

A special networking event giving local businesses the chance to understand about opportunities for working with South Holland District Council was a success. The first ever Meet The Buyer event, at the South Holland Centre in Spalding, had over 80 people attending. Organised by the council’s economic development team, business representatives had the opportunity to learn about winning contracts to ...

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Tasty lunch treat for 300 pupils after SPAR Pinchbeck refurbishment

SPAR Pinchbeck has celebrated a store refit with a grand re-launch event and healthy lunch giveaway for more than 300 local schoolchildren. The store on Knight Street re-opened its doors last Thursday (February 25) after a major refurbishment. It now features a brand new Daily Deli food service department, offering hot and cold food to go, and an improved fresh ...

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