Business News

Fears for South Holland potato crop in drought

It’s not just South Holland residents who have been feeling the heat in recent weeks. While sales of fans have shot up and everyone is heading for the shade, spare a thought for the humble potato. A staple of our agricultural economy as well as our dinner tables, the crop is suffering in the heat and the next few days ...

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Heady times for Holbeach high street

This month has marked the acceleration of change in Holbeach. In the past few weeks, the town has seen a new restaurant open, Polka Polish Restaurant in the old String of Horses, Chosen charity open a second shop, Fabric Fae move to larger premises, a gym is being built in the former Limmings site, and a community bookshop is about ...

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Free business course for start-ups in South Holland

If you’re hoping to get a business off the ground, South Holland District Council wants to help you along those first steps. Anyone looking to start their own business in South Holland, from bookkeepers and beauticians to cupcake bakers and care agencies, can get all the skills and help they need with establishing their new enterprise with an intensive three-day ...

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Doodles doubles with its second craft centre opening at Baytree

After five years of bringing out the inner artists of South Hollanders young and old, pottery painting and craft studio Doodles is opening a second shop at Baytree in Weston. Doodles at Unique Cottage Studios in Low Fulney was started by Anna Scott and Lucy Evenden and has for half a decade offered unusual and bespoke gifts, drop-in pottery painting ...

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Military precision renovation operation at new Holbeach gym

A former Royal Marine has set himself a new mission: help Holbeach get healthy. At the start of August, Sam Fowler (30) from Whaplode will leave the Royal Marines and walk into his brand new gym. Royals Gym is to take over the Fleet Road site currently held by home and garden centre, Limmings. Limmings will close this Friday, June ...

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Vegetarian and vegan gap spotted in (Spalding) market

An article in The Voice inspired a businesswoman to start a vegetarian and vegan food stall in Spalding. Audrey Gregory has worked in catering her whole career but The 3 Witches Catering company’s mobile stall is her first venture on wheels. The stall, which is on Spalding market on Tuesdays, came about when Audrey read an article about a Spalding ...

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New fire and foods initiative to help save lives

A new initiative between Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and Wiltshire Farm Foods has the potential to save lives. The fire service is working with the home delivery food company, which visits hundreds of homes around the county. Wiltshire Farm Food’s drivers have already received special training to help them spot the tell-tale signs of people who may need fire safety ...

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A silver anniversary of Chelsea Flower Show gold for Holbeach growers

To win one gold award at the Chelsea Flower Show is good; to win 25 in a row is just blooming marvellous. That’s what Taylors Bulbs of Holbeach have achieved thanks to Johnny Walkers whose display of daffodils once again wowed the judges at the prestigious venue. The fourth generation family business prides itself on the quality of its flowers ...

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Spider-Man swings by comic shop opening in Pinchbeck

Your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man stopped by comic shop Strange Apparitions on Saturday, for its packed grand opening. The shop, at Spalding Lifestyle Centre in Pinchbeck, was bustling with comic and film fans on Saturday, who finally have a place to meet their needs locally. New and vintage mainstream and indie comics and graphic novels are stocked, alongside manga and all ...

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New jobs as Dalehead announces recruitment drive

A Spalding company is launching a recruitment drive with up to 40 new jobs on offer. Dalehead Foods is looking for both skilled and unskilled workers to join its team from next month. The Spalding site, in Fulney Lane, is part of Tulip Ltd and already employs 550 staff. An open day will be held later this month so potential ...

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Co-op Award-winning teams celebrate

Staff at three South Holland Co-op businesses have been recognised for their work. The ceremony was held at Lincolnshire Showground last Wednesday where hundreds of Lincolnshire staff met. Lincoln City Football Manager Danny Cowley was the guest of honour and the event was hosted by BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Melvyn Prior. The Spalding travel team took gold in the Travel Branch ...

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Hospice gets Easter treats from Spalding solicitors

Patients at Sue Ryder’s Thorpe Hall were delighted to receive 70 Easter eggs donated by Roythornes Solicitors and their staff. A spokesman for Roythornes in Spalding said: “The aim of the initiative was purely to bring a smile to the faces of the residents and to those benefiting from the hospice’s bereavement counselling services and day treatment.” The appeal was ...

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It’s the start of a new chapter for The Voice

The Spalding and South Holland Voice is on the move – but don’t worry your favourite free local newspaper will still be available in all the regular outlets, along with a couple of new ones. After four successful years in the town, we are moving to newly constructed premises at the Lincs Gateway Business Park on the A16 in Spalding. ...

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Tulip Queen pub and restaurant for Spalding Gateway site

Work on a new pub and restaurant for Spalding is under way. The Tulip Queen is due to open its doors to customers later this year. The Marston’s operation is being constructed on The Lincs Gateway development on the edge of the town and is a pub with a 38-bedroom lodge. Work has already begun and adverts were placed this ...

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Long Sutton care village turn-around staff win big at awards

Just two years after their care home was in danger of closing, staff from a Long Sutton facility have won three awards at the Lincolnshire Care Awards. Last Thursday night, Nadine Vail, manager of Kimberley Care Village, took home the Community Health Partnerships Care Leadership award. Nadine has run Kimberley Care for less than two years but has managed to ...

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Spalding bookshop nominated for national award

A Spalding business has extra reason to celebrate World Book Day today (March 1) after being nominated for a prestigious award. Bookmark, based in The Crescent, has been named in the regional shortlist for The Book Awards’ Independent Bookshop of the Year. Bookmark is one of four named in the East region, one of which will go through to the ...

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Popular bus service might escape axe

The future of a popular bus service from Spalding to King’s Lynn may not be under threat. An online petition was launched to save the 505 which many people rely on for work or college, after operators Stagecoach said the Lynn depot would be closed. The company will be ceasing to run its services based there, and it was feared ...

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Elizabeth recruits Erica for land firm

Just months after leaving the corporate side of property and business consultancy to launch her own company Elizabeth Allen has been joined by a new recruit. Elizabeth worked with Erica Orme for a number of years and the pair have reunited working for Elizabeth Allen Land Agents. Erica originates from Zimbabwe and moved to south Lincolnshire in 1998. Educated locally ...

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Firms showcased at Peterborough business event

The Peterborough Biscuit Business Event is back for a second year, showcasing the area’s business community. Taking place at the East of England Arena and Events Centre on February 7, the event showcases the excellent business community that operates within a 40-mile radius of Peterborough, however any business in any area of East Anglia is invited to exhibit. The event ...

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Group sews seeds for future

A community owned group dedicated to organic and biodynamic vegetable, herb and flower seeds is to hold a workshop in Gosberton. The Seed Co-Operative, which was a BBC Future Food Award 2017 finalist at the BBC Food and Farming Awards, will hold its first workshop of the year at Gosberton Bank Nursery on February 17. David Price from the Seed ...

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