Business

Spalding’s Encore raises £18,000 for charity

Spalding-based recruitment agency, Encore Personnel has raised an impressive £18,000 for three children’s charities. Every year, staff from the New Road business nominate charities to support which are often influenced by causes close to their hearts. This year’s beneficiaries were The Sick Children’s Trust, Cardiac Risk in the Young and CLIC Sargent (Cancer Charity for Children and Young People). An ...

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Good rating for Spalding care home

Staff, residents and families at Ashwood Nursing Home in Spalding were delighted to continue to be rated ‘Good’ in all areas in their latest Care Quality Commission report. The report praised the homes open and inclusive culture and noted that residents continued to receive care from staff who were kind, patient and considerate. The report highlighted that people were comfortable ...

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Baytree backs Give a Gift appeal

The Give A Gift Appeal has received a huge boost this week thanks to Weston’s Baytree Garden Centre donating 300 presents. The gifts will be added to scores of amazing presents given by our generous readers, ensuring children who wouldn’t normally get a present will have a happier Christmas. Harry Drury, of We’ll Let Your House, said: “I would like ...

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Donors help raise cash for Spalding charity shop

Two anonymous donors are helping Spalding’s Sue Ryder Bookshop with two ‘extraordinary’ donations. The first item handed to the shop in The Crescent is a brand new Hornby 00 gauge model locomotive called ‘Thorpe Hall’ – which is the location of the charity’s hospice in Peterborough. “The donor deliberately presented us with this item because he was hopeful that the ...

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Spalding pub to close before Christmas

The Birds pub in Spalding will close next month. The pub – which is run by Greene King company Hungry Horse – will cease trading on December 9. Currently, the pub’s website is still taking bookings for Christmas dinner. On Wednesday, a member of staff said the company’s financial team will reimburse any payments already made for bookings. A spokesman ...

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Celebrating firms in the fens at the 2018 South Holland Business Awards

Worldwide Fruits was among those tasting success last week as it was named Business of the Year at the South Holland Business Awards. Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce’s annual celebration of the district’s entrepreneurial bright sparks returned in glittering style at Springfields Events Centre on Thursday, November 15. More than 150 businesses attended the sixth running of the event hosted by ...

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Jack Wills to open next Wednesday

The grand opening of Jack Wills, the popular British fashion brand, at Springfields has been announced, and will open at 9.30am on Wednesday November 21. The new Jack Wills outlet will offer savings on recommended retail prices and as a special opening treat, are offering a further 30 per cent off outlet prices when you buy three or more items. ...

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Wild celebrations for top apprentice

A Spalding apprentice has landed a prestigious national award. Aaron Wild has been named the first year DAF Apprentice of the Year at a special awards ceremony recently. The 17-year-old, who works for the Ford and Slater DAF dealership in the town, saw off the competition from more than 100 other DAF apprentices to land the title. As part of ...

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Top businesses set for awards

The finalists for the South Holland Business Awards 2018 have been revealed. The crème de la crème of business in the district will be gathering at the Springfields Events Centre on November 15 for the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce’s big event. The list of nominees has just been announced. Simon Beardsley, chief executive at the chamber, said: “The awards are ...

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Jack Wills to move into Springfield

Popular British clothing brand, Jack Wills, is set to bring its quality offer to Springfields Outlet, when it opens a new store at the centre in time for the busy Christmas shopping period. The youthful lifestyle brand adds to the growing fashion offer at Springfields and Jack Wills will be the fourth high quality brand to open in recent months, along ...

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Queen’s Award for expanding family firm

A rapidly expanding Spalding family firm has been given the royal blessing. Welland Power has been presented with The Queen’s Award in the International Trade category. It’s been earned because between 2014 and 2018, the UK generator manufacturer increased exports and turnover by around 600 per cent. After employees attended a reception at Buckingham Palace earlier this year, the award was ...

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County’s ‘Sister’ agreement with China

A delegation of high-ranking Chinese officials is due in the county later this month. The party will be signing a document for Lincolnshire and the Hunan Province to become “sister regions”. Mr Kemin Wang, deputy director of Standing Committee of Hunan Provincial People’s Congress will lead the group. He is the highest ranking official from Hunan to visit the county ...

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A new queen is crowned in Spalding

Three former Tulip Queens have crowned Spalding’s newest pub and hotel. The Marston’s-owned pub The Tulip Queen officially opened its doors on Monday, September 24 and three of its former namesakes were asked to cut the ribbon on the over £4m project. The 82-year-old Janet Bray, Tulip Queen in 1958 was joined by Inca Honnor (2013) and Amy Cook-Nykyforczuk (2014) ...

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Tulip Queens to cut ribbon on new Spalding pub

The finishing touches are being put to Spalding’s newest lodge and restaurant. Around 60 new jobs have been created at the £4m Tulip Queen on the Lincs Gateway site alongside the A16. Two former Tulip Queens will officially cut the ribbon at the Marston’s venue which opens to the public on September 24. Janet Bray was the winner of the ...

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New jobs on offer at huge glasshouse site

Up to 60 new jobs are likely to be created as glass houses covering 75 acres are being constructed on the edge of Spalding. The huge buildings will be big enough to house more than 45 football pitches and will be a major landmark for South Holland. The development will see horticultural company Bridge Farm Group producing the area’s famous ...

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New home store for Springfields

British fashion and lifestyle brand White Stuff is set to join the line-up at Springfields Outlet this September. Established as a clothes shop in 1985 in the French Alps, the brand’s name pays homage to its alpine roots.Today, the popular high street brand has diversified and offers a wide range of men’s, women’s and children’s wear, alongside accessories, homeware and ...

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Second Spalding B&M store set to create 60 jobs

A second B&M store in Spalding is opening next month and will create 60 new jobs for the area. The new store is taking over the former Homebase site on Westlode Street which closed last month. It will be a home store and garden centre and is due to open for trading on Saturday, September 22. “We are feeling really ...

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New Spalding pub The Tulip Queen set for autumn date

The doors are nearly ready to open at Spalding’s newest pub. The Tulip Queen is on course to open next month and has created 60 jobs for South Holland. “We believe that The Tulip Queen will be an excellent opportunity for people to learn new skills and gain experience. The Tulip Queen will offer a great community feel,” said manager ...

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Spalding firm’s mountainous effort for charity

Staff at Spalding based recruitment agency Encore Personnel have gone above and beyond, raising a whopping £9,000 for its three charities, by climbing the highest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis. A 17-strong team spent seven hours taking on the 1,345m climb last Saturday (August 11). Employees of all ages took part, including Melissa Packwood (19) and the oldest Chris ...

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A double top for Spalding butcher

An award-winning butcher and darts fanatic is celebrating 40 years of working with a family firm in the town. Ian Tilley (60) joined Bennett’s Butchers in 1978 when aged 20. He’s been with the nearly 120-year-old Winsover Road business ever since and has helped it land yet more awards, particularly for his sizzling sausages. “When I first came here I ...

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