Business

Tulip Queen pub and restaurant for Spalding Gateway site

Work on a new pub and restaurant for Spalding is under way. The Tulip Queen is due to open its doors to customers later this year. The Marston’s operation is being constructed on The Lincs Gateway development on the edge of the town and is a pub with a 38-bedroom lodge. Work has already begun and adverts were placed this ...

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Long Sutton care village turn-around staff win big at awards

Just two years after their care home was in danger of closing, staff from a Long Sutton facility have won three awards at the Lincolnshire Care Awards. Last Thursday night, Nadine Vail, manager of Kimberley Care Village, took home the Community Health Partnerships Care Leadership award. Nadine has run Kimberley Care for less than two years but has managed to ...

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Spalding bookshop nominated for national award

A Spalding business has extra reason to celebrate World Book Day today (March 1) after being nominated for a prestigious award. Bookmark, based in The Crescent, has been named in the regional shortlist for The Book Awards’ Independent Bookshop of the Year. Bookmark is one of four named in the East region, one of which will go through to the ...

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Bakkavor raises cash for dog rehoming centre

A team from Bakkavor’s Central Microbiology Laboratory has raised £850 for Jerry Green Dog Rescue. The laboratory team, which is based in Holbeach St Marks, rallied together to raise funds through a number of events throughout 2017 including a car wash, plant sale and a lucky dip. Marianne Daly, senior laboratory technician said: “For such as small team here at ...

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Sharp increase in abandoned cars in South Holland

The number of abandoned cars reported in South Holland has gone up five-fold in the last five years – and the council is paying the price. Figures obtained by Confused.com through Freedom of Information requests reveal during last financial year, 157 abandoned cars were reported, a sharp rise from 31 in 2012/13. So far this year, 153 cars have been ...

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South Holland District Council finances ‘strong’ – Worth

South Holland District Council’s deputy leader Nick Worth has stated the authority is in a “strong” position, but concerns have been raised about the future. The district council’s cabinet backed its budget and Mid Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) at its meeting on Tuesday, February 13. As reported in The Voice last week, the council faces a budget gap of around ...

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Council looks to give Holbeach’s Peppermint Park businesses planning head start

A council is looking to guarantee outline planning permission to businesses wishing to locate to a new Holbeach business park It comes following the official launch of phase one of the Holbeach Food Enterprise Zone, to be called Peppermint Park. The park aimed at the agricultural industry is to be built near to the A17’s Peppermint Junction. Phase one of ...

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Popular bus service might escape axe

The future of a popular bus service from Spalding to King’s Lynn may not be under threat. An online petition was launched to save the 505 which many people rely on for work or college, after operators Stagecoach said the Lynn depot would be closed. The company will be ceasing to run its services based there, and it was feared ...

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Elizabeth recruits Erica for land firm

Just months after leaving the corporate side of property and business consultancy to launch her own company Elizabeth Allen has been joined by a new recruit. Elizabeth worked with Erica Orme for a number of years and the pair have reunited working for Elizabeth Allen Land Agents. Erica originates from Zimbabwe and moved to south Lincolnshire in 1998. Educated locally ...

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Firms showcased at Peterborough business event

The Peterborough Biscuit Business Event is back for a second year, showcasing the area’s business community. Taking place at the East of England Arena and Events Centre on February 7, the event showcases the excellent business community that operates within a 40-mile radius of Peterborough, however any business in any area of East Anglia is invited to exhibit. The event ...

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It’s a Heidi hi to new HR role in Spalding

The Lincolnshire accountancy firm Duncan & Toplis has appointed a new HR director to head up HR services across its entire group of companies. Heidi Thompson joined the firm that has offices in Spalding this month, bringing with her more than 20 years’ experience running HR departments across the UK. Having previously consulted for businesses across the private and public ...

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Group sews seeds for future

A community owned group dedicated to organic and biodynamic vegetable, herb and flower seeds is to hold a workshop in Gosberton. The Seed Co-Operative, which was a BBC Future Food Award 2017 finalist at the BBC Food and Farming Awards, will hold its first workshop of the year at Gosberton Bank Nursery on February 17. David Price from the Seed ...

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Top up your bottle at Costa

Free water will soon be on offer from Costa branches in South Holland as part of a bid to reduce plastic bottles. Anglian Water is among those which have linked up the Refill campaign to create a national network of retailers offering new refill stations to top up water bottles. The first business to join the national drinking water scheme ...

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New home for builder Ashwood

A perfect end to a busy year saw Ashwood Homes move into new purpose-built premises on the Lincs Gateway Business Park in Spalding. The move will allow the house builder to expand its team and further plans for new development sites are in the pipeline for 2018. The building also houses two other offices, which are available to rent with ...

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Spalding food chain depot gets £2m boost

A Spalding depot is to receive a £2 million investment as it looks to expand. Food supply chain specialists Fowler Welch is improving its West Marsh Road base where 550 people work. The substantial investment includes refurbishment of two stores in the site, the conversion of a derelict brownfield site into an 8,800m² hard standing to park up to 100 ...

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Spalding man Tony has Doodles of inspiration

A Spalding man has launched his own brand, the characters of which are largely based on local people. Tony Lee of Daniels Gate has created the Doodles range which he says has really taken off since its recent launch. The 53-year-old, whose day job is at Bakkavor, says he’s sold hundreds of t-shirts, mugs and phone cases with his designs ...

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Construction firm pays out for Spalding and Crowland causes from community fund

Construction and waste management firm Mick George has awarded money from its community fund to two South Holland causes. In Crowland, Mick George granted £15,000 to Crowland Methodist Church. After a five-year consultation period to decide whether the church should relocate, committee members decided it would remain where it is and undergo the necessary maintenance work. A spokesman for Mick ...

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Holbeach Specsavers will offer treatment for minor eye conditions

National opticians chain Specsavers will open a branch in Holbeach this March. The store will open in the site of the former Co-op pharmacy on Holbeach high street. Spalding Specsavers store directors Ian Stradling and Neil Stradling, who also oversee the Bourne store, will be in charge. As well as the usual consultations, the business will also offer treatment for ...

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Comedian Kevin Bridges presents Pinchbeck brokers with national award

Pinchbeck broker Clear Insurance Management has landed a national award. The business based at Wardentree Park was named the Independent Broker of the Year at the Insurance Times Awards 2017. Members from the company travelled down to the O2 in London for the glittering ceremony last month where they were presented with their award by comedian Kevin Bridges. The judging ...

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2018 looking busy for Ashwood

2018 is looking to be a busy year for Spalding-based Ashwood Homes. The firm has planning permission for 73 new homes in Donington, 72 new homes on the second phase of the Cowbit site, 39 homes aimed at first time buyers on Low Lane in Holbeach, and work is due to get underway on the prestigious Holbeach Meadows development. Based ...

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