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Business Enterprise and Awards Day

We have been amazed at the response and thank businesses for entering the awards.

I would also like to thank the following companies for sponsoring an award:

Business of the Year Award – sponsored by Butters Group

Apprentice of the Year Award – sponsored by Boston College

Customer Care Award – sponsored by Chattertons Solicitors

Business Innovation Award – sponsored by Duncan & Toplis

Supporting the Community Award – sponsored by Definitions Health & Fitness Gym

Best use of IT and Communication Award – sponsored by South Holland District Council

The winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 20 at Springfields Events Centre and will receive a certificate, award and coverage in the Lincolnshire Free Press.

This integrated networking event will appeal to all businesses within South Holland by providing attendees with business speakers and showcasing new opportunities.

Spalding Chamber aims to support local businesses by recognising outstanding achievements in the area, and the awards process will provide a platform for South Holland businesses to be recognised as the best in category.

What will the event provide for businesses?

An effective marketing platform to create and develop opportunities.

Gain network contacts based on referrals and introductions.

Encourage business relations and inter-trading.

Cost-effective ways to meet new contacts.

Network casually and inter-trade with businesses from across the region.

A networking buffet lunch followed by speakers Jamie Cooper, of Network Rail and Ursula Lidbetter, chief executive of the Lincolnshire Co-operative and the awards presentations.

The cost for the event is Chamber members: £15 and non-members: £20. To reserve your place contact Natasha Clegg on 01522 523333 or

2013 Spalding Christmas Lights Switch On

This year’s Christmas Lights switch on takes place on Sunday, November 17 and promises to be a spectacular event with lots of attractions and activities centred around the town centre.

Organised on behalf of Spalding & District Chamber of Commerce by Jan Whitbourn, of Tulip Radio, the event has built upon the successes of previous years as well as incorporating several new attractions and events.

There will be a pet show featuring seasonally dressed pets as well as those adept at special tricks which is always popular with spectators and pet owners alike.

There will be a classic car exhibition, much singing and dancing of the folk, musical and popular variety, morris dancers, Pig Dyke Molly Dancers, a rock band, brass bands plus many charity stalls including market traders to complement many local shops which will open specially on the day.

Naturally the culmination of the event will be the ceremonial switch on performed by Santa, Spalding’s Flower Queen Inca Honnor as well as MP John Hayes.

It’s hoped the arrival of the opening entourage will be a very special event in itself; with Churches Together, street pastors, cadets and many organisations getting involved for the finale for the day, this is scheduled for around 4.30pm.

Naturally Tulip Radio will be there throughout the day, compering and commentating on the day with live links back to their studios in The Crescent.