Busy time for Spalding’s new town manager

Harry Drury and Phil Scarlett.
Harry Drury and Phil Scarlett.

We recently spoke to Phil Scarlett, president of the Spalding & District branch of the Chamber of Commerce, and Harry Drury, the winner of last year’s South Holland Business Awards.

They told us their plans for this year’s awards, taking place at Springfields in November – applications have just opened for those businesses seeking further recognition from their peers locally.

Harry, director of We’ll Let Your House, is one of the judges for the awards and told us he found last year’s judging process a useful way of focusing on the core activities of his business.

Phil told us of the recent appointment of Spalding’s new town centre manager, Maj Dennis Hannant. Dennis is well known locally through his singing and Phil was most enthusiastic about the undoubted organisational talent that Dennis will bring to the job. His army career spanned 43 years and included spells with other organisations. Phil spoke about the tasks that Dennis will have to deal with and we all agreed the first few months would be a busy time for the Musical Major.

We also spoke of the new Shopwatch Scheme, championed by Stuart Brotherton, and the work he has put into getting both Springfields and Holbeach on board for the new monitoring scheme based at Boston Police Station.