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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Third Annual South Holland Business
Awards 2015

Springfield's Events Centre, Camelgate, Spalding, PE12 6ET

19 November 2015, 7pm - 11:30pm

To Book your place:
Email Us or call 01522 523333

2014 Business Awards Winners

Headline Sponsor - PSP-IT

The South Holland Business Awards, gives you the opportunity to be recognised for your business successes. Entries open on Tuesday 18th August.

The awards are open to both members of the Chamber and non-members (entry criteria apply) and are free to enter. Winners and runners up can benefit from local and countywide press coverage, as well as marketing and promotional activity through the Chamber.

Drinks Reception Sponsor - Candour Associates

This year's awards categories are:

Apprentice of the Year Award sponsored by Holbeach Academy

Business Person of the Year sponsored by South Holland District Council

Supporting the Community Award sponsored by Definitions Health & Fitness

Customer Care Award sponsored by Ringrose Law

Business Innovation of the Year Award sponsored by Duncan & Toplis

Small to Medium-Sized Business of the Year Award sponsored by Chattertons Solicitors

Business of the Year Award sponsored by Butters Group


The first Lincolnshire Transport Conference will take place on
Friday, 16th October
at the
Springfields Events Centre
in Spalding.
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Local Events

October 16th 2015 - Friday, Daytime (tba)

Lincolnshire Transport Conference
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November 14th 2015 - Saturday, time tba

Spalding Christmas Lights Switch On
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November 19th 2015 - Tursday 1900 - late

2015 Business Awards
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November 29th 2015 - Sunday, all day

Spalding Christmas Market
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   Full Events List Here

How do I enter?

The Awards are open for entry from Tuesday 18th August until Thursday 8th October. To enter, please register your interest with and an entry form will be sent to you.

Winners will be announced on 19th November at the prestigious awards dinner at the Springfields Conference and Events Centre.

We're now selling tickets for the Chamber Awards Dinner. Tickets are £25+VAT for members and £35+VAT for non-members which includes a drinks reception and three course meal. Tables of 10 are available at the discounted rate of £200+VAT for members and £300+VAT for non-members. If you would like to book a place please email

Entry criteria

Entries can only be accepted from businesses who are based within the South Holland District Area and organisations can enter a maximum of three award categories


Our Aims

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.


  • 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%


  • 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.


  • 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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