Spalding and District Area Chamber of Commerce

Spalding & District Area Chamber

Click here for our Vs 1.5 membership pack

The fastest growing business group in the
South Holland area

Join Online Here
Download PDF Membership Pack (Vs1.5 Oct 2013) Here

Link to Lincolnshire Chanber of Commerce Home page

LAST CALL for South Holland
Business Awards Entries

About the Awards

The South Holland Business Awards are considered to be one of the county’s most hotly contested and prestigious business awards. These Awards give you the opportunity to be recognised for your business successes. 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.

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.

This Year's Awards Categories:

How do I enter?

To enter, please register your interest with
'enquiries@Lincs-Chamber.co.uk' and an entry form will be sent to you.

Awards Ceremony

Winners will be announced on 20th November at the prestigious awards dinner at the Springfields Conference and Events Centre.

We're now selling places for the Chamber Awards Dinner. Tickets are £22 for members and £27 for non-members and include a three course meal. If you would like to book a place please email as above or call 01522 846923.

More information: PDF here, or visit HQ here (new window).

 

New
Town Centre Manager Recruited

Dennis Hannant, Town Centre Manager for Spalding, Lincolnshire

Dennis Hannant brings many years of military and commercial business experience to the role, which he starts in November.

Read the full details Here (pdf)

 

Local Events

November 6th - Thursday 0700-0830

Spalding Business Club
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November 18th - Tuesday 1000-1200

Spalding Networking Group
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November 28th - 1400-2000

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

Spalding Business Club
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December 9th - Tuesday 1830 start

Christmas Bowling Night
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   Full Events List Here

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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.

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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