Spalding and District Area Chamber of Commerce

Spalding & District Area Chamber

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The fastest growing business group in the
South Holland area

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Second Annual South Holland
Business Awards 2014 Winners Announced


PSP IT, The Voice, Dunns Ltd, Taylors Bulbs are among the seven winners at this year’s South Holland Business Awards.

On Thursday, 20th November, two hundred 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 growing local area", said Phil Scarlett, President of the Spalding and District Chamber.

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Our Aims

 

Local Events

November 28th 2014 - 1400-2000

Christmas Lights Switch-On
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December 4th 2014 - Thursday 0700-0830

Spalding Business Club
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December 9th 2014 - Tuesday 1830 start

Christmas Bowling Night
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May 2nd 2015 - Sat/Sun May 2nd and 3rd

Tulip Mania and Classic Car Show
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June 23rd 2015 - Tuesday, time to be advised

Spalding Armed Forces Day
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July 13th 2015 - Monday to Sunday, 13th to 19th

Spalding Scarecrow Festival
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August 29th 2015 - Saturday to Sunday, 29th to Sep 6th

Spalding's Festival of Food and Drink
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October 2nd 2015 - Friday, time tba

Spalding Pumpkin Parade
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   Full Events List Here

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Chamber Activities during 2013/2014

  • Held members meetings, provided e-shots, networking events & regularly updated Spalding Chamber website.
  • Supported Business Forums – Logistics, Business Club, Retailers, Night-time Economy and Tourism.
  • Christmas lights 2014 – recommended extended area, obtained quotes, agreed with Town Forum and placed order. Organised installation/take-down.
  • Organised the Christmas Festival and Christmas Lights switch-on.
  • Assisted Newton Press with restyling the Spalding Visitor Guide.
  • Attended SHDC Cabinet, Spalding Town Forum and met with the Portfolio Holders.
  • Regular meetings with agencies and groups e.g. Civic Society, Network Rail.
  • Submitted application(s) for a Town Centre Manager from Springfields s106 funding. Prepared Job Description, KPI's and commenced recruitment. Obtained a £120,000 contribution over the next three years.
  • Monthly newspaper column and press representation particularly with the Business Awards. Main feature in Lincolnshire Life.
  • Supported Spalding in Bloom by encouraging businesses to sponsor hanging baskets – a 30% increase including baskets in Holland Market for the first time.
  • Successfully organised the South Holland Enterprise and Business Awards Event for the first time in November 2013.
  • Manage ShopWatch and support CCTV upgrade and monitoring. Increase the number of members to ShopWatch along with Best Practice use of radios.
  • Spalding & District Chamber now represented on the Lincolnshire Chamber Board









Chamber plans for 2014/15

Town Centre Manager

  • Appoint a TCM and conduct a six month performance review
  • Create a Management Board.
  • Agree a detailed project plan for the next three years.

Business Awards

  • Move to an Awards Dinner Format.
  • Target attendance - 180.
  • Create a small surplus from the event.

Tourism

  • Create a Destination Management Plan for this area.
  • Establish the South Holland, Lincolnshire Tourism Forum.
  • Develop membership scheme to ensure financial sustainability.
  • Prepare funding bid for development resource through Wash Fens RDPE project.
  • Continued editorial improvements to Visit Spalding Guide.
  • Achieve positive media coverage for the area.

General Membership

  • Increase membership by 5%

Communication/Involvement

  • Produce at least 12 Spalding Area E-shots.
  • Regular press coverage and features.
  • Improve business search facility on Spalding Area Chamber website.
  • Members meetings moved to half-yearly plus Members’ Annual Meeting.

ShopWatch

  • Increase membership by15 members.
  • Upgrade system, relocate aerial and link to Boston Monitoring Station.
  • Extend membership to Springfields and Holbeach

Logistics Forum

  • Ensure Network Rail GNGE is successfully completed with minimal disruption to local businesses.



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