Business News

Office Shop is taken over

Phil and Lesley Pell, owners of The Office Shop in Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, have retired after 20 years.The business has been acquired by AbbeyPrint Ltd and will continue from its premises in Enterprise Way, Pinchbeck.Phil said: “I started working at the Office Shop with the previous owner Colin Hayes, before taking over 20 years ago.“My wife Lesley then joined me ...

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Companies have combined forces

GlenFarrow has added a new string to its bow thanks to combining with hydraulic hose business MB Supplies. MB Supplies has been trading in Pinchbeck for around 25 years.The company was founded by Mick Bird, who passed the baton to James Johanesen (pictured) 11 years ago.James was looking to retire but also wanted a way of carrying on the business ...

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Raven swoops in to Rookery

Rookery Farm in Holbeach St Johns, a specialist picking and packing firm for the horticulture industry, has been acquired by Sarah Raven Ltd as part of the business’ growth plan and in response to increased demand.Previously an arable farm, and in the Robinson family for over 100 years, Rookery Farm is renowned for its growing, packing and despatching services to ...

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National award joy for South Holland builder

South Holland-based D Brown Building Contractors are celebrating after scooping a national award. The firm won Best Large Social Housing Development at the LABC Building Excellence Awards Grand Finals 2021.A panel of industry experts judged a list of the highest quality projects and teams from around England and Wales to showcase solutions to complex technical or construction issues, site constraints, ...

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Council leader’s claim on FEZ

The leader of Lincolnshire County Council says that 12 plots have already been allocated to businesses looking to set up at The South Lincolnshire Food Enterprize Zone in Holbeach.Coun Martin Hill told the a meeting of the authority’s full council last week that it was an example of the investment it was placing in the whole of the county as ...

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Register new food business

A new campaign from the Food Standards Agency to new businesses to register is being backed by the South and East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership.The pandemic saw a huge increase in the number of food businesses based in people’s homes.Since March 2020, 37 per cent of new food ventures registering through the FSA’s digital service are run from domestic kitchens at ...

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Roll up for new Rotary group

A new Rotary group and business network is in the process of being set up for Long Sutton, Holbeach and the surrounding area. The Holbeach and The Suttons Rotary Network is the idea of Mervyn Lawrie. He wants to combine the community work the Rotary has been renowned for across the globe over the last 117 years and a business ...

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Awards for care staff

Staff at Spalding care homes have been recognised for their work during 2021. Country Court held awards at each of its three homes in the town. At Ashwood Care and Nursing Home care assistant Matthew Evans won the Care Hero Award, care assistant Jill Green won the Our Values Award and Team Member of the Year was RGN Nurse Anne ...

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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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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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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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Vine House branches out

The new Vine House Farm Shop and cafe has opened its doors to the public. After around seven years of planning the newly-built facility in Deeping St Nicholas next door to the old shop opened its doors to the public on Thursday, June 10.The new store allows Vine House to offer a wider selection of local produce on sale, including ...

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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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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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