Business

12 jobs secure thanks to company buy out

Twelve jobs at Pinchbeck-based Donington Packaging Supplies are secure following a buy-out by Antalis from PaperlinX. The company, which has continued to operate as normal since former owner PaperlinX UK was placed into administration on April 1, is a well-established and successful packaging distribution business. This acquisition by Antalis secures the future jobs of the 12 employees at Donington Packaging ...

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Carla’s plan to start sessions for toddlers

An ambitious mum is hoping to bring new music and movement sessions for pre-schoolers to South Holland. Carla Noye launched Jo Jingles in Peterborough last month and is now hoping to roll it out to other areas, including Spalding. Carla hopes to inspire and mesmerise babies and young children with her bright and cheery Jo Doll mascot, which she will ...

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Celebrating 50 years of learning together

This academic year, Boston College is celebrating 50 years of growth and success since opening its doors to the very first students in 1964. Boston College opened on September 7, 1964, under the leadership of Alan Moon. It offered 19 courses and was attended by 150 full time students, with 24 staff. At the time, A-levels were the main provision ...

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12 new jobs after £250,000 investment to transform former Turpins bar in Long Sutton

Long Sutton now has a fantastic thatched-roof hotel, restaurant and bar in Market Place after a £250,000 investment and the creation of 12 jobs. The former Turpins bar has been transformed by STP Properties, run by Sean Portass, who is well-known in and around the town. He and partner Dana Garkavaya found their latest business venture to be their biggest ...

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Salon director rocked by hairdresser stealing money from business

A Spalding salon director says her trust in people has been rocked by a hairdresser who stole money from the business. Ashleigh Hubbard used a card machine to make refunds of customers’ payments to her own bank account. She denied stealing £808.10 from Oasis Beauty Hair and Day Spa, but was found guilty during a trial at Boston Magistrates’ Court ...

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Announcing our three lucky winners

Congratulations to NFU Mutual, St Nicholas House and Kenny’s Removals – the lucky winners in our advertising competition. To celebrate our first anniversary and to thank all of those businesses, from one man bands to large corporations, who have supported us over the past 12 months, we ran a competition which was open to all our advertisers. Anyone who placed ...

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Proposed off-licence for Spalding refused planning permission for extension

Planning permission to extend a controversial proposed off-licence in Spalding has been refused on the grounds of road safety and privacy grounds. A premises licence was granted to Hemen Ahmad for the former sub-Post Office in Bourne Road in January. He then applied for permission to build a single-storey extension to the rear. South Holland District Council said the proposed ...

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Shock at death of Holbeach businessman Bryan Thompson

Shock has been expressed at the untimely death of Holbeach businessman Bryan Thompson at the age of 64. He established a successful windows and conservatories business in his name. It began in his garage 28 years ago before having a first base in Battlefields Lane, later moving to its current premises in Boston Road South. It has nine employees. Son ...

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International supermarket and off-licence plan for Spalding ex-electrical store

A former electrical store in Spalding is poised to become an international supermarket. Soran Kareem wants to turn the shabby-looking Paul Taylor DJC Ltd shop in Winsover Road into a butchery, bakery and off-licence. The move would create eight jobs. Mr Kareem, an Iraqi Kurd who lives in Spalding, has applied to South Holland District Council for a premises licence to ...

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The Spalding takeaway with mouse droppings and carpet beetle – plus maggots on a ‘clean’ knife

A lengthy catalogue of food hygiene breaches at a Spalding takeaway – including maggots on a “clean” knife and evidence of rodents – has been detailed in court. One South Holland District Council food hygiene inspector described it as the worst case he had ever witnessed, while the judge hearing the case said it was a “miracle” that nobody had ...

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Donington factory shows Boston College carpentry and joinery students the skills in action

Carpentry and joinery students were able to pick up tips from a leading factory in Donington. George Barnsdale showed the Boston College group the production processes used in the manufacturer of quality timber windows and doors, including CNC routing and robotic spray lines, supported by traditional carpentry and joinery skills. And through meeting with Darren Templeman, a former student of ...

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Industry magazine accolade for Spalding chippy

Spalding fish and chip shop Oh My Cod has been rated one of the best in the UK. A mystery shopper competition run by Fry Magazine saw the Alexandra Road chippy finish in the top 50 of almost 500 entries. The shop, run by Bill and Sandy Rai, scored 97 per cent after being rated across several categories including taste ...

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Alan spins new venture in Spalding out of lifetime vinyl collection

One of the largest personal record collections in South Lincolnshire is on sale as part of a new business venture. Uptown Vinyl Records has opened at Spalding Lifestyle Centre in Spalding Road, Pinchbeck. Alan Barnsdale – a record collector for more than 30 years – has amassed around 40,000 vinyl singles and albums, as well as CDs. And with vinyl ...

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Spreading the word of South Holland far and wide with FreshLinc trailer artwork

A fleet of lorry trailers belonging to Pinchbeck firm FreshLinc have been transformed with artwork reflecting South Holland. Ten trailers are now carrying images created by artist Alisha Miller, who was commissioned by arts programme Transported. The £30,000 project was funded by Transported. Communications and relationships manager Melissa Poulson said: “This project is the cornerstone of Transported’s ethos – that ...

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Historic Cley Hall Hotel on market for £695,000

One of Spalding’s finest hotels is up for sale as a going concern. The Cley Hall Hotel, in High Street, is being sold for £695,00 and is described as a “lifestyle business with tremendous potential for future growth.” The elegant Georgian property, being marketed by Colliers International property experts, has been put up for sale by its current owners David ...

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Riding wear for sale at Jods’n’Jackets store

Jods’n’Jackets is a small boutique style shop in Long Sutton Market Place and can be found above Long Sutton Flooring. The shop sells riding and casual wear and horse products with the competitive rider in mind. Born from owner Nicola Clarey’s background and passion for anything equestrian, Jods’n’Jackets soon evolved from a used riding jacket exchange to what it is ...

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WIN up to £1,200 of advertising to celebrate Voice’s first birthday

It has been an exciting and successful year for the Spalding and South Holland Voice – and we couldn’t have done it without you. As a free newspaper, advertisers are our lifeblood – and to thank all of those businesses, from one man bands to large corporations, who have supported us over the past 12 months, we are offering you ...

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New premises for Tonic Health

Spalding firm Tonic Health has expanded and moved to new premises. The company has relocated to Broadgate House in Westlode Street under the banner of “a community hub for health and wellbeing.” Owner Michael Morris has been joined in the business by physiotherapist Ebron Doherty, yoga instructor Sarah Tite and three personal trainers.

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Get help to keep your feet in tip-top shape

Problems with your feet can affect every area of your life, so keeping them in tip top health should be a top priority. And that’s where a podiatrist comes in . . . Gail Davidson based at Total Health Clinic at High Street, Spalding, is a qualified podiatrist with a BSc Honours degree in podiatry and is registered with the ...

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Business booming for dog groomer

A successful dog grooming business is hoping to extend its pooch pampering services in the coming months. Pretty 4 Pawz dog grooming, based in Moulton Chapel, is a family owned business, started in 2013 by Sue Thrush. Sue is a passionate animal lover with more than 40 years’ experience of owning, training and rescuing dogs. After running a dog walking ...

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