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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Produce Supply Chain - South Holland is the best place to do business?

This report (PDF) produced by Spalding Chamber asks the question, "Where is the best place to operate a fresh produce business in the United Kingdom"?

We have taken the old "Garden of England", Kent and compared it with the new "Kitchen of England", South Holland, to illustrate just how good South Holland really is.
This takes into account the most practical and best cost effective total route to the Supermarket including the processing, packing, labelling, warehousing and distribution for non UK produced goods.

 

Third Annual South Holland Business
Awards 2015 Winners


On Thursday, 19th  November, 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 third 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.

Spalding Area President Phil Scarlett(Inset: Phil Scarlett, President, addresses the audience)

With the high quality of entries this year, the competition was stronger than ever and it is a significant achievement to have been honoured. The standard of entries meant that it was difficult in most cases to clearly identify the winner, which is why we have decided to recognise entries that narrowly failed to win a category by awarding them a highly commended or commended.

Spalding District Chamber would like to say thank you to PSP IT, the University Academy Holbeach, Ringrose Law, Duncan & Toplis, Definitions Health & Fitness Gym, Chattertons Solicitors, South Holland District Council, Butters Group, Candour Associates and Newton Press for sponsoring the Awards.

A date for your diaries, next year's Awards will take place on Thursday 24th November.

The Winners 2015

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The Audience at this year's Business Awards The Audience at this year's Business Awards Major John Mayo addresses the audience Major John Mayo addresses the audience Business Person Of The Year Robin Hancox Business Person Of The Year, Robin Hancox

Business of the Year – Kawstore
Highly Commended: The Spalding Voice
Commended: Kestrel Timber Systems

Business Person of the Year –  Robin Hancox – Lincolnshire Field Products

New/Small Business of the Year – Lincs Computers
Highly Commended: Classic Curtains and Interiors
Commended: JEM Building and Construction

Business Innovation of the Year – The Spalding Voice
Highly Commended: FreshLinc
Commended: Lincs Computer

Supporting the Community Award – University Academy Holbeach
Commended: Ringrose Law

Customer Care Award – FreshLinc
Highly commended: Woodlands Hotel

Apprentice of the Year – Ryan Burman from Ringrose Law 
Highly commended: Nicholas Billows from Kawstore

 


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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