Business

If you want to get away from it all I can recommend Ragdale Hall

If you’re looking for somewhere to get away from it all, I can fully recommend Ragdale Hall. Whether you’re after a few hours of ‘me time’ or a few days of complete relaxation, Ragdale Hall can offer just what you’re looking for. My husband Dan and I spent two days at the spa, which is set in the beautiful Leicestershire ...

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Strong start for town’s new gym

Thousands of pounds of the best equipment and the best in personal support and training have come together under one roof at Spalding’s newest gym. The work of friends Vernon Gay and Scott Miller, Heroes Gym opened last weekend and already people serious about getting fit are coming from miles around to make use of the state-of-the-art facilities. Scott has ...

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Initiative to cash in on support for local shops

Small Business Saturday this weekend is a grass-roots campaign that encourages people to shop local and support small businesses in their communities, both on the Saturday and beyond. It is traditionally an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, one of the busiest shopping days of the year. The initiative started in 2010, and has generated a lot ...

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Councillor angers leader by wrongly linking energy switching firms

A long-standing member of South Holland District Council has received a stinging rebuke from the leader for “slagging off” the firm which operates the energy switching scheme which the council recommends and uses. In a report to fellow members of Sutton Bridge Parish Council, Coun Chris Brewis incorrectly stated that iChoosr is linked to uSwitch – a price comparison website ...

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Holbeach Budgens store is wanted by Lincolnshire Co-op

Lincolnshire Co-operative is hoping to buy Budgens’ store in Holbeach. It has been confirmed that the food store chain is in discussion with Budgens about taking over the Fleet Street premises. This is subject to approval by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). It is understood that, if the purchase is approved, the team at Budgens Holbeach would be transferred ...

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Best of South Holland’s businesses honoured

no images were found Almost 200 of South Holland’s key business leaders gathered at the Springfields Event Centre to celebrate the best in innovation, hard work, entrepreneurial spirit and customer care within the area. “Now in its second year, the South Holland Business Awards once again showcased the outstanding level of innovation and services being developed across our diverse and ...

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For all the shopping you need, visit The Crescent

If you still have Christmas presents to buy take a walk down The Crescent and Vine Street which has a wealth of unique and independent businesses. If you need to get in the festive spirit then tune in to Tulip Radio at 107.5fm who are located on the Crescent. They broadcast news and great music to Spalding and the South ...

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Revealed: The food premises in South Holland with worst hygiene rating

Three food establishments in South Holland have the lowest possible food hygiene rating. Long Sutton takeaways San San, in High Street, and Chilli Hut, in Market Place, are zero-rated, as is Toppings in Westlode Street, Spalding. The rating reflects the food hygiene procedures, structure and cleanliness, and confidence in management. Importantly, it is not based on any other factors such ...

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School meals provider Food 4 Thought facing desertion after troubled period

At least one primary school in South Holland is poised to sever its links with a troubled meals provider. It comes after Spalding’s Monkshouse Primary School was forced to text parents at 9.30pm on Monday asking them to supply packed lunches for all children due to receive a hot lunch the following day. Its school meals provider – Food 4 ...

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COLUMN: Time to get to grips with my battle space

By Spalding town centre manager Dennis Hannant Having handed in my military clothing and equipment, identity card and car pass and received my final MoD pay slip, I now feel able to leave my military career behind me, albeit tinged with some sadness and move forward in my new role as the Town Centre Manager. On first impressions the fundamentals ...

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New Spalding town centre manager sets to work

It may have been a long time coming and fraught with more than one issue along the way, but Spalding finally has a new town centre manager in post. Dennis Hannant took up the role last week and immediately set about increasing the profile of the town centre by fixing dates for a series of events during 2015. Yet he ...

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Your logo designs can help to make Spalding great

South Holland residents are being given the chance to get involved in the bid to make Spalding a shopping centre of excellence and choice. People are being asked to get involved in the re-branding of the town by designing a logo and brand strapline. The Town Centre Management Board (TCMB) believes that the promotion of Spalding’s heritage base including food, ...

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Franchise advice on offer at Woodhall Spa conference

Promising entrepreneurs looking to profit from the recent upturn in the regional economy are being invited to The Franchise Conference in Woodhall Spa. According to the second RBS Regional Growth Tracker, the East Midlands is the fastest growing English region in 2014 and is one of four regions which have now grown bigger than their pre-2008 peak. Julie Taylor, managing ...

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Web portal will help growth

A new web portal is to be launched to help businesses in Greater Lincolnshire use digital technology to grow. The Growing through Technology in Lincolnshire online project will provide factsheets, how-to guides and videos to encourage firms to get online and grow their business through digital technology. E-learning courses will also be available through the new service. Funding totalling £176,000 ...

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Make time for tea and cake at Tiffins

Pinchbeck has a lovely new tea room where you can relax with a slice of homemade cake and a cuppa. Louise and David Anthony opened Tiffins Tea Room in August and since then the business has picked up many loyal customers. Located in Knight Street, the tea room serves breakfast and lunch six days a week. Louise deals with the ...

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Award for veterinary nurse Suzhy

Spalding veterinary nurse Suzhy Winfield has been honoured at her company’s awards night. Suzhy was the winner of the Outstanding Contribution Award at the Best Friends Veterinary Group’s fourth annual staff awards event, which celebrates the dedication and excellence of the staff across its 34 small animal practices. The event was held at Cambridge Golf and Conference Centre where ten ...

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Why not try some of the tasty treats the Riverview Cafe has to offer?

Next time you’re looking for somewhere nice to tuck into a tasty treat, why not give the Riverview Cafe a try? Situated in Hills Department Store on Broad Street, Spalding, the cafe looks out over the River Welland offering a lovely view. Chef Ian Duckworth, who was at the cafe from 2007 to 2011, has returned as chef and head ...

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Gold watch for 25 years at travel shop

Long-serving staff at Lincolnshire Co-op have been honoured for completing 25 years’ service. In total 27 members of staff from all areas of the business, including florists, travel agents and customer service staff, were presented with a commemorative gold watch at a special long service dinner. Among those celebrating was Rachel Clifton, who has worked at the Co-op’s Spalding travel ...

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COLUMN: Money Talks with Charlie Kearns

A common mistake is to think that because you may not have considerable savings or property, you do not need to make a will – everyone needs a will if they own any assets. Why spend years attempting to create wealth and then take so little care to provide for loved ones, friends or charity? Even if your estate is ...

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Retirement of two ‘inspirational’ partners from Roythornes Solicitors but it’s not farewell

The message was ‘business as usual’ as Roythornes Solicitors marked the retirement from its partnership of two leading lights of the legal world. Around 250 guests attended an event at Stoke Rochford Hall to mark the retirement of partners Phil Brewster and Graham Smith, who between them have given over 83 years’ service to the firm’s agricultural business and land ...

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