Business

Vet group chooses Pinchbeck for its third clinic

South Lincolnshire Veterinary Group is looking to open its third clinic. Planning permission is being sought from South Holland District Council for a change of use of the former Realtime Business Services premises in Church Street, Pinchbeck, which the vet group has bought. Group manager Emma Walker said five new members of staff would be required and the hope was ...

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Major autumn refurbishment of Spalding bookshop’s cafe

The first major investment by the new owners of Bookmark in Spalding is imminent. A “substantial” amount is being spent on a refurbishment of the bookshop’s café this autumn. The plans include removing an internal wall and uncovering an outside window to make the area larger and lighter, a refitted kitchen and counter area, new flooring and a refresh of ...

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Tax expert Claire’s return to chartered accountant just adds up

An experienced tax specialist has returned to the chartered accountancy firm where she began her career – Moore Thompson. Claire Bailey-Scott has rejoined as a tax manager, having originally undergone her training with the practice more than two decades ago. Her appointment to the Spalding office has been welcomed by the firm’s team. Managing partner Mark Hildred said: “Everyone at ...

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‘Increasing consumer demand’ led Aldi to seek Spalding store extension

Aldi has put its expansion plan for the Spalding store on show. As The Voice reported last April, the German discounter supermarket wants to extend its Winsover Road store and provide more parking spaces. Three units neighbouring the store would be demolished to make way for the extension. The expansion plan has been driven by great trading figures and increasing demand by ...

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Restaurant and flats plan for former Holbeach hotel

A rundown building in a prominent town-centre position is the subject of a conversion plan. A proposal has been put forward to turn The Bell Hotel in Holbeach’s High Street into a licensed restaurant and six apartments (three each on the first and second floors). The property, which is not listed but is in the Holbeach Conservation Area, has been bought ...

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Free workshop for independent South Holland retailers could help takings

Independent shopkeepers in South Holland are invited to a special workshop aimed at helping to increase their profits. Organised by the district council in association with the Federation of Small Businesses, the free event is open to owners and staff members of independents. Subjects include ways of attracting and retaining customers by utilising shop fronts, window displays and merchandising. A ...

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Woodlands puts customers at the heart of everything

One of Spalding’s finest hotels is proud of its ethos of putting the customer at the heart of everything it does. As well as being a beautiful venue for a small civil wedding, Woodlands Hotel in Pinchbeck Road can also cater for a whole host of other events and get-togethers, including wakes, conferences, charity functions, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and ...

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40 new recruits wanted for Bakkavor’s Spalding factory

Forty full-time roles are being recruited to at Bakkavor’s soups and sauces factory in Spalding. The fresh prepared foods manufacturer wants operatives for cooking, filling and spice room and has roles within dispatch and hygiene. The roles involve both day and night shifts. Werner Bezuidenhout, head of HR at Bakkavor Meals, said: “This is an exciting period for our business. “The diverse ...

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Company’s closure plan puts restaurant future under threat

The future of Spalding’s Frankie and Benny’s is under threat after company owners announced plans to close or sell many of their restaurants. The Restaurant Group (TRG) announced in a statement that 33 of their sites across the country would be effected after a ‘challenging trading period.’ And, although the exact locations of the sites have yet to be revealed, ...

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Crowland Caravans offers great advice

If a staycation is on your radar this summer, a visit to Crowland Caravans and Camping will fill you full of inspiration. This family-run business can offer advice on all aspects of camping and caravanning thanks to staff with a total of more than 40 years’ experience within the camping and caravan industry. You’re bound to find what you’re looking ...

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Fish business lands the seal of approval

A new Sutton Bridge fish processing business is up and running following a seal of approval from South Holland District Council’s food safety team. One Fish Company, based in Millennium Way, Wingland, was granted full approval as a Food Business Establishment, following visits from the council’s food safety officers over the past few months. They ensured that the firm’s equipment ...

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Message from The Voice team: Changes to how you can pick up our paper

It has been more than two years since we launched our free and independent newspaper across Spalding and South Holland. In that time we have been delighted and proud of the support we have received from readers and advertisers. We continue to receive good feedback on our weekly mix of news, features, sport and local advertising, relevant to our readers ...

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Spalding traders in talks over BID move to fund new town centre manager

Traders in Spalding are to be canvassed again on whether they want to be part of a business improvement district (BID). The proposal – first mooted and rejected in 2009 – is being driven by the imminent departure from his post of Spalding town centre manager Dennis Hannant. A BID is a defined area in which all business rate payers ...

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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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