Business

Chef Sergi’s mojo is back with new tapas bar in Spalding

The regular tapas nights at Sergi’s Good Food Store in Spalding are the inspiration for a revamp of the premises. After eight years of the monthly events, owner and renowned chef Karl Sergison is excited at the prospect of launching an authentic tapas bar. He says it has reignited his passion after the disappointment of a proposed sale of the ...

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Post Office: ‘Customers can expect better service at new Holbeach branch’

Post Office says customers can expect an improved service when the Holbeach branch relocates next month. And it has moved to allay fears that there will not be enough room at the new premises within Lincolnshire Co-op’s site in Fleet Street. The current branch in High Street – also operated by Lincolnshire Co-op – will close on Saturday, February 11 ...

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Successful Gosberton firm now totally owned by its three directors

The three directors of Gosberton firm Infotel Solutions have secured a buyout of its major shareholders. Kimberley Graham, Tanya Beresford and Susie Christie say it reinforces their commitment and dedication to take the accommodation, travel and conference specialist forward, with plans focused on quality of services. Founded in 1989, Infotel started out as a hotels information service. It now employs ...

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Shift change could lead to 46 jobs cut at Spalding Bakery

Employees at Spalding Bakery have been warned that 46 jobs could be cut. A spokesman said a consultation process has begun at the Fulney Lane site. They added: “We are proposing to restructure the current shift system in order to streamline our processes and identify essential efficiencies. “Regrettably, there is still the potential that 46 jobs could be lost. We ...

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Accountancy firm ready to give advice at farming event

Moore Thompson is making final preparations for its attendance at next week’s LAMMA show – the UK’s largest farm machinery, equipment and services event. The accountancy firm has hosted a stand at the show for the last three years and 2017 promises to be one of the biggest and most important yet. Andrew Heskin, a specialist in the finances of ...

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‘Carbuncle’ Timpson pod for Spalding Sainsbury’s is refused planning consent

Councillors have refused planning permission for an unpopular new ‘pod’ for Timpson at Spalding’s Sainsbury’s, branding it a “carbuncle”. A 16-name petition and a further 23 objections were received on the application to South Holland District council, with retailers fearing it would detrimentally impact on the town centre. Coun Chris Brewis said Springfields outlet development had already left the town ...

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Lincolnshire Co-op food stores enjoy festive boom in sales

Lincolnshire Co-op food stores enjoyed a festive boom, with like-for-like sales up 17.7 per cent. The rise came in the two-week period from December 18 to December 31, with Christmas Eve breaking records for the number of customer visits and sales.  The society says shoppers took advantage of extra dividend and trusted Lincolnshire Co-op to deliver a good range, including an array of ...

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Donington timber firm with 25 employees bought out

Donington firm Select Timber has been acquired by Northern Irish manufacturing company Springfarm Architectural Mouldings Ltd (SAM). Select Timber has been supplying interior mouldings products to the construction industry since 1989. All 25 employees from Select Timber will remain in their roles, bringing the headcount at SAM to more than 200. SAM will now operate with a distribution centre in ...

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Fear for future of West Pinchbeck riding stables with business rates rise

A proposed sharp rates rise is threatening the future of a riding stables business in West Pinchbeck. Four Winds Equestrian Centre proprietor Paula Leverton says the rise equates to an extra £200 per month and passing that amount on to clients is troublesome for the business. She said: “Nobody objects to an increase but it’s got to be in line. ...

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Spalding businesses show ‘clear appetite’ for BID proposal to proceed

Businesses canvassed about a proposal for Spalding to become a Business Improvement District (BID) have demonstrated a “clear appetite”. A survey was commissioned to gauge interest in a defined area paying a levy, based on a premises’ rateable value. A BID – last mooted and rejected in 2009 – would employ a town centre manager and support events. News of ...

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Celebration of cream of South Holland businesses

The tough task which faced judges in South Holland Business Awards 2016 was highlighted in one particular category. The Apprentice of the Year award was split four ways between the shortlisted candidates – Kirsty Buffham (Fairnet Commercial Services), Jacques Ripley (Maples Solicitors), Nicole Sleaford (Infotel Solutions) and Lisa Wright (National Centre for Food Manufacturing). The annual awards event was in ...

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South Holland awards recipients congratulated by council’s business growth portfolio holder

South Holland District Council’s portfolio holder for business growth has praised the two recipients of council-sponsored accolades in South Holland Business Awards 2016. The council sponsored the Business Person of the Year award for the second year running, which was won by David Ball, of Neame Lea Nurseries. It also handed out a special Lifetime Achievement Award to Ann Savage, group technical director ...

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Bakkavor wants 150 more staff at pizza factory

Bakkavor Pizza Holbeach is looking to increase its workforce by almost 20 per cent. There are 150 new posts at the factory in Holbeach St Marks, which already employs 800 people. The firm produces chilled pizzas for major retailers including Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Waitrose and Tesco. It also produces Pizza Express retail pizzas. Pippa Greenslade, group HR director, said: “Now is a really ...

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Rollins revelling in helping the workforce of the future

A Sutton St James electrical business is training up a workforce of the future after revelling in the success of working with young apprentices from the College of West Anglia (CWA). Rollins Electrical has worked with CWA Wisbech for the past seven years. This year, the technology department is working with six Rollins’ apprentices, four of whom gained employment with ...

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Moore Thompson: ‘SMEs given greater certainty over future with abolition of Autumn Statement’

When the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond rose to give his first Autumn Statement few would have thought that it would be the last he would ever give. However, after speaking for almost an hour the Chancellor controversially announced that he would be moving away from a Spring Budget and Autumn Statement towards a single annual fiscal event, a ...

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Throwing down the Gauntlet to find the best possible deal on insurance

A new insurance brokerage based in Spalding is opening up many new insurance avenues for business customers looking for better deals and more comprehensive insurance packages. Gauntlet Spalding Insurance Brokers has an office in the Lovells Business Centre, St Johns Road, Spalding and is an exciting new venture headed by Mick Cunningham and owned by the Directors of Lovells Auto Body ...

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Businesses in contention for awards glory

Businesses shortlisted for honours have been announced for the fourth annual South Holland Business Awards – sponsored by PSP IT – which takes place on Thursday night. A whole range of businesses applied this year, giving judges the tough task of narrowing down the finalists.   After careful consideration, the following businesses were selected as finalists and will be attending ...

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More money available from Greater Lincolnshire LEP fund which supported Holbeach Food Enterprise Zone

A new pot of money has been made available to accelerate new investment opportunities and increase economic activity across Greater Lincolnshire. The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership has announced the launch of a new Feasibility Fund worth £160,000. Businesses and organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors can apply for grant funding of up to £50,000 towards detailed feasibility ...

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Free conference for business community on changes to UK tax regime

A free conference in Spalding aims to bring clarity on the UK’s changing tax regime to the business community. There will be clear and concise presentations geared to helping business owners and professionals manage their tax effectively. Some of the East of England’s most prominent business leaders and professionals have been invited to take part in the event hosted by ...

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First-ever UK produce industry fair taking shape

Two South Holland people well known for their respective experience in the produce industry and retail are launching a supply chain fair. The UK Produce Industry Fair will cover everyone from growers to grocers. By bringing all areas of this industry together in one place, the fair aims to demonstrate how and where businesses can be more efficient through new ideas, ...

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