Business

Sweet dreams come true for couple

The first few months of a Long Sutton couple’s new business venture became extra sweet after they were announced as the winners of a prestigious award. It’s been an incredible 18 months for Leah Huggins and Nathaniel Woodward, the pair behind Woodwards Confectionary. The business opened in Long Sutton in January 2020 as Leah’s project ahead of their planned marriage ...

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New bird hide set to open at Springfields

Nature lovers could flock to Springfields from next month as their brand new attraction launches. A new bird hide is to be created at the shopping outlet and is due to open on June 6. Not only will you be able to see the wildlife in the stunning Festival Gardens curated by the Springfields Horticultural Society but it’s planned to ...

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South Holland companies announce collaboration

Two South Holland companies have announced they’ve signed up to ‘a closer collaboration’. Greenyard Fresh UK and logistics and fresh produce packing specialists, Produce Logistics, have signed anagreement which includes the latter operating directly from the former’s distribution centre in Pinchbeck It utilises Greenyard ripening and packing products on their behalf. A Greenyard spokesman said: “The collaboration is not new ...

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Accolade for undertakers

A Spalding undertakers is among those across the county to have been recognised for its services to the community in the past year. Spalding Funeral Home won the gold award for Funeral Branch of the Year at Lincolnshire Co-Op’s awards, this year held virtually. Funeral services manager Debbie Staff said: “I’m so proud to be part of a team that ...

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Spalding shop refused alcohol licence

A Spalding shop has been refused permission to sell alcohol after owners were unable to prove they have moved on from historic failings. On Thursday (April 22) South Holland District Council’s Panel of the Committee of the Licensing Authority rejected Global Foods’ application for a Premises Licence to sell alcohol. Global Foods, based on Winsover Road, had applied for the ...

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Plans put 90 new jobs on the horizon

A South Holland company is creating around 90 new jobs in the fresh food industry that is a mainstay of the local economy. Two planning applications have been submitted, one for FreshLinc and the other for Lincolnshire Field Products, which would result in 30 jobs on one site and 60 on another – both near Spalding.Operations Director at FreshLinc, Lee ...

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Councils purchase land for new part of FEZ

Lincolnshire County and South Holland District Councils have announced the acquisition of a 28-acre site to increase the size of the South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone in Holbeach.The land is for the second phase of the site, the first of which is under construction.A spokesman for the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “The additional 28-acre site, part of phase ...

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Bakkavor’s positive report for the future

Fresh food company Bakkavor has seen its financial position strengthen over the last year with Brexit having a ‘minimal’ impact.In a trading update released this week, the company said it saw sales grow by 56.2 per cent in mainland China in the first 13 weeks of the year.“We continue to see reduced demand in Hong Kong due to ongoing lockdown ...

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New idea has plenty of bytes

A host of local companies are among those signed up to a new project that will aim to boost the fresh produce supply chain industry. The £2.8m Trusted Bytes project created by the University of Lincoln will use novel digital technology that connects the supply chain with central government and other critical partners to help facilitate the flow of goods ...

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Water taxi boats to be hired out

Spalding’s Water Taxis are to return to the water this summer, but only to hire out. The popular attraction hasn’t been able to operate as a regular taxi service between the town and Springfields and wasn’t able to run at all last year due to COVID-19 restrictions.But the easing of some of those restrictions mean that from May, the boats ...

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Firm’s gift to water charity

An online West Pinchbeck based company has raised funds for a clean water charity. Family run GiftsOnline4U has raised £1,500 through donations made with every purchase, enough to buy approximately three rainwater harvesting systems. The firm is dedicated to raising more money for WaterHarvest in the future, with a goal of £3,000 by the end of the year, which would ...

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Cluster hub at Holbeach FEZ gets the go-ahead

The planning application for a ‘Cluster Hub’ building at the South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone, has been approved, with work due to start next month. The multi-use space will provide small and medium-sized business tenants with support services, networking, meeting and events space and catering, within the new Food Enterprise Zone near Holbeach. There will also be workshops and offices, ...

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Meet the growers online

A South Holland company is set to launch a new website this week for customers to order directly. The Bridge Farm Group, which has invested £45m is a state-of-the-art growing facility at Clay Lake, is creating an online community – The Growers. The new site will see a range of plants on offer with more ranges being added throughout the ...

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Mixed year for daffodils

A host of golden daffodils still in the field doesn’t necessarily mean disaster for growers – some are meant to be there to create bulbs for later. The pandemic and leaving the EU may have made this year’s harvest interesting for growers, but it may not be all bad. John Dring, manager of the family farm at Moulton, said they ...

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More government grants handed out

Over 420 businesses in South Holland have taken up a total of £3.7m as part of the latest round of government grants to help businesses impacted by COVID-19. It takes the total grants handed out in the district to £22m since March. The funding, which is distributed and organised locally by South Holland District Council, has been targeted at those ...

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Long service award for employees

Lincolnshire Field Products Ltd has acknowledged the loyal service of seven members of staff. Five of the employees are deployed within the farming division, with the other two located at the production facility at Wykeham near Spalding. All of the recipients have achieved more than 25 years of service each, which is a great achievement and deserved to be acknowledged, ...

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Serving up a Christmas treat

A host of health care workers around Spalding were treated to a mince pie thanks to customers at Applegreen Service Station. The A16, Cowbit Road business recently had a two for £2 offer on mince pies and asked customers to donate one box to NHS or care home staff. In the first week alone, 218 boxes were sent out to ...

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Businessman Oscar’s charity gift

A nine-year-old Spalding business entrepreneur has been raising money for charity in the run up to Christmas. Oscar Shaw’s Blasting Bakes business has been going from strength-to-strength since beginning earlier this year. As previously reported, the business was started initially as a way for the autistic Gosberton Clough and Risegate Primary School pupil to learn during lockdown. But Oscar’s bakes ...

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Family’s second town shop

A family fish and chip shop business has is celebrating opening its second outlet in Spalding. Oh My Cod #No2 opened in Wygate Park last week to go alongside Bill and Sandy Rai’s store on Alexandra Road they’ve been serving from for the last eight years. The pair have been in the food business for over 17 years and say ...

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Buy out deal saves landmark town store

A landmark Spalding store is to be saved, along with 25 jobs, thanks to a buy out deal announced today. Hills Department Store was set to close in the new year but the owners have reached an agreement with Scott Crowson of Coneys Clothing Stores in Lincoln and Boston, who will buy the business in the new year.All 25 Hills’ ...

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