Business

Trio ensures exciting future ahead after starting new venture

Three Spalding insurance specialists are set to embark on an exciting new venture together. Mick Cunningham, Elaine Mothers and Aimee Fleming have joined forces to be part of a new insurance brokerage in Spalding. Based at the Lovells Business Centre in St John’s Road, Gauntlet Spalding Insurance Brokers is aiming to open up extensive avenues for business customers. The project ...

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Spalding town centre manager leaving role early

Spalding will be without a town centre manager – temporarily at least – from September. Current encumbent Dennis Hannant is leaving the role early on August 31 “by mutual agreement”. Matt Clark, chairman of Spalding town centre management board, said Mr Hannant, who took up the role in November 2014, had made it clear then that he was happy to get ...

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Site managers set the standard for development

Two Spalding site managers have received high praise for their work on a South Holland development. Andrew Smith and Greg Wimsey are joint managers of the Kier Living Eastern site on Kingfisher Court in Spalding. The duo were selected from 16,000 site managers to be among 450 winners at the regional National House-Building Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job awards ...

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Laying the foundations for success

A Moulton Seas End business has scooped a regional award. D. Brown Building Contractors will now go through to the national finals of the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards. They were part of a project team that also included Chaplin Farrant Ltd, Waterloo Housing Ltd and Focus Consultants who worked on the Blue Street development in Boston. ...

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Key players discuss how Greater Lincolnshire’s agri-food sector can flourish in future

The future of Greater Lincolnshire’s food and farming sector came under the spotlight in Pinchbeck on Friday.(July 8) The latest Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership Big Debate brought together farmers, food industry leaders and politicians to debate the big issues facing the agri-food sector. The LEP has ambitious plans to double the value of the sector by 2030, and the ...

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Open day for new business in Moulton

A new hair and beauty business in Moulton is launching with an open day on Saturday. (July 9) The Little Village Salon is being run by Stephanie Lakey and Lucy Carr, with assistance from Steph Rowett. Village resident and South Holland and The Deepings MP John Hayes is due to mark the official opening of the High Street salon at ...

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After more than 50 years on Holbeach high street, Patrick puts Limming’s up for sale

A family business synonymous with Holbeach for more than 50 years has been put up for sale. Patrick Limming, owner of garden and pet supplies JW Limming, says the time for him to retire has passed. He said: “There’s more to life than just working and I want to enjoy doing other things now. “When my father died at 64 ...

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South Holland Centre could get multi cinema screens for latest films

The latest blockbuster films could be screened in Spalding at the same time as in cinemas under a cost reduction proposal for the South Holland Centre. Extra cinema screens is one of the possible benefits from South Holland District Council’s plan to bring in a “high quality operator” under a lease agreement. It would mean residents not having to travel ...

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Weston farm shop and café business back on track with highest food hygiene rating

A business left devastated following the award of a poor food hygiene rating has quickly turned things around and attained the highest rating. Wimberley Hall Farm Shop and Café was given a rating of 1 in March following a routine inspection by South Holland District Council food health and safety officers. The issues requiring “significant improvement” were resolved within three ...

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Takeover for popular Spalding book store

Popular Spalding book store Bookmark has been taken over by the team behind Charmed Interiors. Jason Sutton, who owns Charmed Interiors’ Spalding and Downham Market stores, took the reins at The Crescent book shop last week. Christine Hanson, who has had 25 successful years at the helm, leaves the business on Friday. Darren Sutton, who is e-commerce and sales manager ...

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Orchard House Boarding Kennels: Home from home for your dog

When you go on holiday, so should your dog – that’s the view of Claire Purliant and her staff at Orchard House Luxury Boarding Kennels. Dog lover Claire opened the Surfleet kennels at the beginning of December and prides herself on offering “the Hilton experience for dogs”. Claire’s dad Ray Ellison and her sister Lucy Ellison-Rowe, both work part-time at ...

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Holbeach Market traders delighted with trial new location

Stallholders at Holbeach Market claim they have never had it so good following its trial relocation. Traders say the market has doubled in size and business is booming in Boston Road car park because it’s a safer environment and customers are enjoying a better shopping experience. However, several High Street shops say footfall has noticeably declined on Thursdays and Saturdays ...

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Check out Charmed Interiors’ exciting new range of curtains

Spalding soft furnishings store Charmed Interiors is going from strength to strength. Just 21 months after opening, the Sheepmarket store has increased its range of ready-made and made-to-measure curtains and blinds to satisfy a new gap in the market. E-commerce and sales manager Darren Sutton said: “Hills Furniture Store has stopped doing curtains so we spotted a gap in the ...

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South Holland Business Awards 2016 will be best yet

The South Holland Business Awards has launched for 2016 with a promise of it being the best yet. The most notable change is a dedicated website to support the application process and attract new sponsors. It has been built by a PSP IT Design & Development – a previous winner of the awards’ Business of the Year category and this ...

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Trial Holbeach market site ‘leaves High Street deserted’

Shop traders say moving Holbeach market has had a noticeably bad effect on High Street. South Holland District Council is trialling having stalls on its Boston Road car park. The move began in January to try and improve visitor footfall and to address health and safety issues at the High Street site. But shops say the trial has drastically cut ...

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‘Nothing is going to hold me back’ – Mum battles illness to open new business

A mum-of-four who has faced disaster and serious health concerns has vowed to “make a difference” to her family and friends by never giving up on her dreams. Donna Moore suffers from auto-immune diseases lupus and multiple sclerosis and is now waiting to see if she gets the all-clear after cancer, but refuses to let her health stop her – ...

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Historic Spalding retailer announces closure date

Spalding menswear shop Mann and Son has announced its closure date next month. The Hall Place shop is closed until Thursday (May 19) when it re-opens for a final retirement sale ahead of its last day of trading on Saturday, June 25. The business has been trading from the same premises for 105 years, under the guidance of three generations ...

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Businesses using referral marketing meet in Spalding

South Holland businesses are invited to join a weekly referral marketing event in Spalding. Business Network International says its system ensures that every member business has equal opportunity to grow their business and support each other through a trusted referral network. It said: “Businesses such as Moore Thompson, Mossop & Bowser and Newton Press have already seen the benefits of ...

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Growing for gold for M&S at Chelsea show

Spalding has become a hotspot for providing fine produce for one of the leading retailers in the country. Three farmers from the Spalding area have signed deals to supply fresh cut flowers and plants to M&S stores. James Lacey and Lauren Senior, from L&D Flowers, in Pinchbeck are cultivating M&S’ sweet williams, whilst Pete Hicks, of Westside Nursery in Spalding. ...

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Keeping up with the changing face of beauty at Academy salon

Perfection Hair and Beauty Salon, University Academy Holbeach Park Road, Holbeach, PE12 7PU Pampering yourself can be a costly business but a visit to the Perfection salon at University Academy Holbeach could save you pounds on a range of luxury treatments as well as help the next generation of beauty professionals take the first steps in their chosen career. The ...

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