Business

Spalding cafe opens doors for business with St Barnabas

Spalding’s newest cafe opened its doors for business and will be raising money to help a good cause. South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes was on-hand to officiate at the first St Barnabas cafe. A queue of around 60 people were waiting for the first day of trading. The cafe opened at the weekend in the shop’s new ...

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Food and crafts set for Holbeach’s first Saturday market

Holbeach is to host its first Saturday market in Church Street. This Saturday (Aug 19), the monthly market launches with a range of stalls. “We have crafts and food at present, including cards, gifts, retro items, furniture and cakes,” said Holbeach Parish Councillor Isobel Hutchinson. It is hoped the market will not only please Holbeach shoppers but also encourage traders. ...

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Devonports Kitchens & Bathrooms grows in Deeping St James

It all began with a desire to provide beautiful bathrooms and kitchens, while offering expert design, advice and customer service. Stephen and Sarah Devonport worked out of a home office and van, dreaming of one day having their own showroom. That dream came true in 2009 with Devonports Kitchens & Bathrooms. Now they celebrate the expansion of their showroom. The ...

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Spalding restaurant Amici in line for regional award

A Spalding Italian restaurant could be about to win a regional award. Amici Restaurant, in Vine Street, has been selected for the final of the first East Midlands Awards 2017 in the Italian Restaurant of the Year category. The finalists have been chosen on the number of nominations received from customers online, via email and social media. Amici owner Ivan ...

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Fabric Fae set to open its doors in Holbeach

A new venture in Holbeach is set to open its doors at the weekend. A group of three people have joined forces to launch a new fabric shop. The business will also go on to offer sewing machine repairs for customers and the partnership behind Fabric Fae is looking forward to opening the doors. “This is our first venture, but ...

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New homes to rent are fully occupied

The first homes offered for rent by Welland Homes are now fully occupied. The company was set up by South Holland District Council to provide rented homes across the district. It works in partnership with building firm D&R Homes and the Walters Close development in Spalding is now fully let. “It is a very attractive development built to an excellent ...

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Local skills and transport shortfalls hinder Lincolnshire businesses

More than half of Lincolnshire’s biggest businesses have highlighted a lack of skills as being a problem in the region. In the study by business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP, more than a third of businesses also said the county’s transport and infrastructure systems must improve if they are to continue to grow. Some 53 per cent of ...

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Care company still needs to improve

A South Holland care company is continuing to breach legal requirements and has been issued with warning notices. Atlas Care Services was inspected last year and four breaches were revealed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors. A follow-up inspection was conducted in June to check the company had followed its plan to meet the requirements. This report has just ...

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Temporary home for car spares business as builders move in

A motor parts business has opened its doors in Spalding again after a fire ripped through its premises earlier this year.   Work is currently under way on demolishing part of the Pinchbeck location of AGM (Complete Parts and Component Solutions) Ltd after the fire in May which destroyed £200,000 of stock.   But staff this week opened the doors ...

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The Nottingham to move into N&P premises

A new branch of the Nottingham Building Society is to open in Spalding.   It will be moving into the premises currently occupied by the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society in Sheep Market which closes in October.   The move is part of The Nottingham’s plan to open seven new branches in market towns across the Midlands.   Since 2013 ...

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Big name brand is a coup for Springfields

Springfields Outlet Shopping is hailing another coup for the area after unveiling its latest big name brand.   Raging Bull – which was founded in 2003 by England rugby international Phil Vickery – opened the doors to its new premises on Friday.   And Ian Sanderson, who runs Springfields, feels that Raging Bull will be a fantastic addition to the ...

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Professionalism is recognised as Andy scoops top award

Spalding site manager Andy Smith has been recognised for his work in making leading housebuilder Kier Living Eastern a pioneer for quality and professionalism.   Andy was awarded the prestigious NHBC Health and Safety Awards Commendation for his role on the Kingfisher Court development in Spalding.   The awards are the UK’s only health and safety awards scheme exclusively for ...

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Success continues as Simpsons scoop top national award

The success of a Spalding business has continued after being named Britain’s best butchers shop for 2017 by a leading industry trade magazine.   Simpsons Butchers scooped the award chosen by Meat Management magazine at an awards ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.   This award follows in the footsteps of continual recognition within the industry which includes being ...

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Focus on business and community connections

Business and community connections will be a focus of the next South Holland Voluntary Sector Forum.   The forum, designed to offer opportunities for networking and tips sharing within the voluntary sector, is at Springfields Events & Conference Centre, Camelgate, Spalding PE12 6ET, Wednesday (July 19) 2pm to 4pm.   Discussions will include:   How to identify the ways in ...

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Fruit packing firm set to create 50 new jobs

Up to 50 new jobs look set to be created by a Pinchbeck based fruit importer and packer that is consulting with staff over the introduction of a twilight shift.     Greenyard Fresh UK told The Voice its “business has grown by 150 per cent in the past five years,” which has led to the proposed expansion.   Stella ...

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New Holbeach shop offers the chance to refine sewing skills

Sewing enthusiasts will have the perfect chance to refine their skills with the opening of a new shop in Holbeach.   Lorraine Gardner will be welcoming customers to Sew Last Year where she will be offering workshops and classes in making a range of things from bunting to bags and clothes to cuddly toys.   “I have always sewn and ...

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Renewed confidence over Holbeach town centre after independent survey

An air of positivity has arisen from an independent assessment of Holbeach town centre. It showed that 29 per cent of the businesses were “excellent beacon status”. And even though the percentage of empty shops at the time of the survey was more than one in seven (15 per cent)  – against a national figure of 11.4 per cent – ...

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Retirement for owners of Revills shoe shop in Spalding

The owners of one of Spalding’s oldest family firms are retiring. The team at Revills Shoes, in Francis Street, is preparing its final sale, bringing to a close a dynasty dating back almost 50 years. The news comes as Revills Jewellers in Market Place prepares to close next month. Revills Shoes owner Stephanie Sanderson said: “I wish to thank all ...

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Revamp planned at McDonald’s restaurant and drive thru

McDonald’s wants to revamp its Long Sutton restaurant and drive thru.   The fast good giant has applied to South Holland District Council for planning permission to give the premises alongside the A17 a “fresher, more contemporary façade”.    The plans include a new roof design and an extra drive thru lane to ease congestion at busy times.   A ...

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Uncertainty goes on for Brantano staff at Spalding store

Staff at Spalding’s Brantano shoe store continue to face uncertainty, two weeks after the redundancy of three staff and closure of the concession in the town’s Beales Department Store. Brantano went into administration in March and the Holland Market store, which employs 12 people, has been displaying closing down signs. Tony Barrell, lead administrator at PwC, said: “We continue to trade the ...

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