Business News

New leases of life for historic Spalding buildings

Market Place in Spalding has received a welcome double tonic. Part of the former White Hart Hotel and the neighbouring ex-Wimpy burger bar are to be given new leases of life thanks to successful planning applications. At the former hotel – a Grade II* listed building – internal alterations will create two units on the ground floor and a large ...

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Chance to market to leading players

Businesses in Lincolnshire will have the chance to market their services and products to some of the leading players in the manufacturing industry at a special trade show. The Global Manufacturing Festival is a rare opportunity for industrial suppliers to talk directly to decision-makers from major blue-chip companies including Jaguar Land Rover, HS2, Siemens Energy, GE Oil and Gas and ...

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‘Steady but positive’ picture for business

Lincolnshire businesses are investing more into equipment and staff training, the latest economic survey for the county has found. The Lincolnshire Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) notes a “steady but positive” picture for local businesses, with more companies stating they intend to expand their workforce within the next three months, and invest in more equipment and training. The survey provides firms ...

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Holbeach food centre helps develop well trained staff for industry

A food manufacturing centre in Holbeach has been praised for meeting the needs of businesses by provided tailored training to staff. As part of the University of Lincoln’s Holbeach campus, the National Centre for Food Manufacturing is a key training resource for food manufacturing businesses. Following an inspection of Food Apprenticeships and English Language courses at the centre, education watchdog ...

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Chairman will focus efforts on new start-ups

Small businesses are to be the focus of efforts by Lincolnshire County Council’s new chairman. Coun Bill Aron took over the role on Friday from Coun Ray Wootton and has expressed an eagerness to use his time as chairman to help new businesses get off the ground. Promoting tourism will also be high on his agenda. He said: “I’m delighted ...

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Fortnight of events to celebrate market

The valuable contribution made to the economy by South Holland market traders is being highlighted during Love Your Local Market fortnight. The celebration of local markets is a national initiative and market traders in our district have embraced it as a chance to shout about what they bring to towns including Spalding, Holbeach, Long Sutton and Crowland. As well as ...

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South Holland District Council ‘narrow-minded’ over caravan park extension

A retired couple with a passion for motorhoming have criticised South Holland District Council for turning down a village pub’s plan to extend its premises and the adjoining caravan site. Michael and Laurel Harding, formerly of Kent, now live in Lutton after enjoying several return trips to south Lincolnshire. They say the planning committee’s decision over the Rose and Crown ...

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Gedney Dyke Village Hall gets makeover with a hand from Dulux

A village hall has a brand new look thanks to the hard work of staff and a generous paint donation by Dulux. Gedney Dyke Village Hall applied for the paint donation because staff felt it needed a warmer and more inviting look to bring it into the 21st century. Chairman Richard Ward nominated the project online. He said: “We are ...

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Nicola hopes crowdfunding will help vinyl business grow

A Spalding businesswoman is turning to a new way of raising funds to help her expand her business. Nicola Raven has been running her DDC Vinyl business from her home for a couple of years, but until now has been limited to a single colour for printing on promotional materials such as mugs, coasters and even cars. But she is ...

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New look for Holbeach building firm

Holbeach firm Langwith Builders is entering a new era thanks to a total revamp. The company, which has been trading since 1927, has been completely rebranded with a new-look website and logo. Langwith Builders’ managing director Alan Melton said: “We felt it was time to bring the company bang up to date and we are delighted with the new website ...

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