Business

Tasty treat for breakfast clubs

Wygate Park Academy’s breakfast club is one of many in the county to receive a boost from the Lincolnshire Co-Cop. The school was chosen to unveil the group’s Community Champions fundraising total – a fantastic £221,275 – raised through various activities and sales of shopping bags. Each of the 193 schools in the country that have breakfast clubs will get ...

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Team walk for charity

Team members from Greencore’s salads sites in Spalding joined colleagues from Boston to support charity. They all took part in the national Dawn Walk for Samaritans which was held at sunrise on Sunday, September 18. Two Greencore teams set off on a 10km walk from the Wardentree Lane site in Spalding and Elsea Park in Bourne. So far the walkers ...

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Fundraising in memory of Sarah

Kind-hearted staff at law firm Roythornes have raised an incredible £5,000 for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in memory of a colleague they lost to cancer and who was cared for at the Peterborough hospice. Sarah Banner joined the firm in November 2015 and made a positive impression with clients and staff alike. But she was diagnosed with a returning ...

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Osprey lands at Springfields

A luxury leather, fashion brand has opened a new store at Springfields.Osprey London provides creative bags and accessories for men and women and has opened at the shopping outlet just outside Spalding.The new store is in a prime location at the front of the main mall.Ian Sanderson, director of Springfields, said: “Osprey London adds to our substantial fashion offer and ...

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Businesses urged to get connected

A new networking group has launched with the aim of fostering a spirit of support and collaboration among business owners in the south Lincolnshire and Peterborough area. The first Business Connection event was on September 10 with the next taking place on Friday (September 24) from 1pm.It follows a “tables” format where participants can choose to join video chats with ...

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Village pub could be redeveloped

A South Holland pub hit by the ‘disastrous impact’ of COVID-19 is not opening its doors again. Plans have been submitted to demolish the Duke of York at Gosberton Risegate and build new homes on the site.The pub has been occupied since 1881, according to documents submitted to South Holland District Council, but it is no longer viable.“The current owner/licensee ...

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Cutting edge plans for salad crop farm

A multi-million pound cutting edge agricultural hydroponics plant is being planned for South Holland. Jepco, the local company behind the project, is aiming to expand its production at Gedney Marsh using techniques designed to reduce environmental impacts.A planning application outlines a three-phase development including ten hectares (24.7 acres) of glasshouses complete with blackout blinds to reduce potential light pollution.The project, ...

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Competition brewing up

A Spalding coffee shop owner is after your votes for a national award. Hannah Joe, of Jackalope Joe, has been crowned one of the regional winners of this year’s O2’s Everyday Heroes Awards – celebrating independent and small businesses, and the individuals behind them, who have gone above and beyond to support their communities or have remained resilient and resourceful ...

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Electric cars for green initiative

A Spalding developer is looking to reduce its carbon footprint with the introduction of a fleet of electric vehicles. Ashwood Homes have recently taken delivery of four Nissan Leaf cars with ten more to follow. A spokesman for Ashwood Homes said: “As a growing company we are keen to look at our impact on the environment and the places we ...

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Broadband firm still on target

A Spalding-based broadband company says it’s on track with its bid to start rolling out high speed internet connectivity by the Autumn.Lightspeed Broadband, based at Fulney Hall, says it’s looking to connect 100,000 homes across South Lincolnshire and aims to reach a million homes by 2025.Potential customers had contacted The Voice to say they’d registered an interest but not heard ...

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New career hubs to be launched

Lincolnshire has been invited to become one of a new wave of Careers Hubs, as announced by the Department for Education and The Careers and Enterprise Company with the likes of Bakkavor set to get involved. The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership has welcomed the announcement, as local schools and colleges are enrolled onto the Department for Education’s Enterprise Advisor ...

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Firm’s application after site opens

A company that opened a multi-million pound waste facility in Holbeach Hurn recently has had to apply for planning permission to continue operating. Midwest Polychem Ltd staged an official opening in June for its Laurel Lodge Farm processing plant where it’s looking to turn waste plastic waste into pellets for repurposing.But a change of use application to turn it from ...

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Spalding firm looking to fill 60 vacancies

A Spalding based frim has announced a recruitment drive. Dalehead Foods, the higher welfare pork and lamb processor, is looking for a combination of 60 skilled and unskilled workers to join its team in Spalding from this month. The site on Fulney Lane is dedicated to serving customers with high quality products and currently employs more than 550 staff. The ...

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Bakkavor announces 140 new roles at Holbeach site

Bakkavor has announced it is recruiting for 140 production roles at its chilled pizza site in Holbeach. The jobs include both temporary & permanent roles across a range of shifts, evenings and weekends, on a full time and part time basis. A spokesman for the company said: “This represents a welcome economic boost to the local community – at a ...

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Travel agent speaks out on state of the industry

A local travel agent has used National Travel Agent’s Day today (Friday July 23) to make public her feelings on the government’s treatment of the travel industry throughout this pandemic. Christina Fitzpatrick, managing director of Holiday With Us in Spalding, said: “According to the government’s office of national statistics, travel is the worst hit industry with regards to Covid, and ...

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Business elementary for Watson

A six-year-old has been running his first business through lockdown by growing and selling his own fresh food. William Watson decided to start growing vegetables as a lockdown project and he has been selling them outside his nan Anne’s Boston Road home. “He’s caused quite a stir,” Anne Watson said. “He’s been growing all sorts of plants and veg. “It’s ...

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Shop idea to help Holbeach businesses

A councillor is looking to boost businesses in her town with monthly Flash Shop Days. Coun Tracey Carter came up with the idea of promoting a shop every month and then urging people to visit the business on a certain day. The first Flash Shop Day in June brought in 107 visitors to Funky Dora’s and Coun Carter said the ...

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More than 300 new jobs on way

Bakkavor is recruiting for more than 300 new jobs in South Holland, it announced this week. Around the UK, the company is looking to fill 1,500 roles across its 23 sites. Lincolnshire as a whole has 680 jobs and South Holland has 143 in Holbeach, 104 in Sutton Bridge and 89 in Spalding. The company shut a Spalding factory last ...

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Work continues on affordable homes

Work is progressing on two sites a company is building affordable homes on in South Holland. The Longhurst Group is building 36 homes on the former Welland Hospital in Spalding and 55 homes on Crease Drove in Crowland.Welland Park, as the Spalding site is being called, is to be made up of two and three-bedroom homes, with many of the ...

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Holiday homes in new eco-village

A new eco-village has been unveiled on the outskirts of Holbeach with homes ready for a carbon-zero future. The development by Allison Homes utilises air source heat pumps, solar panels and electric vehicle charging points.The holiday lodges have been built at Serenity Lakes, Lowgate, Fleet, by Allison Homes.“We are very excited to be creating one of the first eco-villages in ...

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