Business

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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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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Shoe Zone steps into Spalding

Shoe Zone is set to fill an empty space left in Spalding’s Holland Market creating nine new jobs. The former Brantano’s store next to Winfrey Avenue has been left vacant since the company was closed in June 2017 after it was put into administration. At the time it was announced that 13 people had lost their jobs as a result ...

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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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Hats off to hats-on solicitors in Spalding

A Pinchbeck personal injury team dug out their wackiest hats for an awareness day. Last Friday, Brain Injury Association charity Headway encouraged the nation to don their silliest hats to raise awareness and funds for victims of brain injury. This year they had a regal theme in honour of last week’s royal wedding and participants had the opportunity to win ...

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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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Jobs fair proves popular

Around 550 people visited the annual South Holland Jobs Fair on Tuesday, May 1. The popular event held at The Castle Sports Complex, is organised by South Holland District Council and the Department for Work and Pensions. “It was great to see so many people attending, and finding out more about the employment and training opportunities in our district,” said ...

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Award for flower industry veteran

A local businessman is the latest winner of an annual award to recognise those who help the UK flower bulb industry bloom. John Taylor has been awarded the Carlo Naef Trophy by the Springfields Horticultural Society trophy for his life-time career achievements in South Lincolnshire. John is currently the commercial director with OA Taylor and Sons in Holbeach, a role ...

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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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Spalding legal firm’s charity effort

Spalding legal firm Roythornes has presented Alzheimer’s Society with more than £2,100, which employees raised over the course of 2017. After becoming its charity of the year, Roythornes Solicitors, of Pinchbeck, set out to not only fundraise for the organisation, but also raise awareness of dementia and dispel the stigmas attached to it, through workshops where members of staff committed ...

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