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Richard Davies ANL-150526-171833001
Richard Davies ANL-150526-171833001
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CHAMBER CHATTER: By Spalding and District Area Chamber of Commerce president Phil Scarlett

Our invited speakers at previous AGMs have been excellent and delivered relevant and thought-provoking topics. This year will be no different as our speaker is Richard Davies.

Richard is an extremely busy person, not just in his role of Portfolio Holder for Highways, Transport & IT at Lincolnshire County Council, but as co-founder of LearnLog Ltd an evidence-based assessment tracking tool, managing director of Agincourt who supply ICT consultancy across the SME market from bespoke software development to on-site support and a trustee at St Barnabas Hospice.

His talk will be on “Connecting Lincolnshire” a subject he is well placed to give his perspective on and one which will resonate with our businesses in the Agri-Food sector and indeed all businesses who use IT.

Non-Chamber members are most welcome to attend and the meeting takes place on Tuesday, July 7, starting at 5.45pm at the Broad Street Business Centre, Broad Street, Spalding.

President’s Lunch

We have been successful in attracting sponsorship for a Chamber President’s Lunch on Monday, July 6, and this will be of interest to retailers and customer focused businesses. It also offers an excellent opportunity for businesses to network.

Our keynote speaker is Claire Rayner. Claire is a much in demand speaker, business mentor and retail consultant who is well known to the media as The Retail Champion because of her drive, enthusiasm and commitment to helping retailers optimise their business performance. She is a frequent contributor to Good Morning Britain and BBC Breakfast as well as commenting on a wide range of retail and consumer topics. She also writes for trade press and digital media.

The lunch location is the Pantry and the Parlour in Red Lion Street, commencing at 12pm until 2:30pm. Cost is just £10 for a drink on arrival and a buffet lunch.

Our other speaker is our sponsor, Lt Col Ron Gatepain from the East Midland Reserve Forces and Cadet Association.

Please support this event as it will bring Claire, an excellent speaker whom we have been trying to get to Spalding for some time. Tickets are available from Dennis Hannant, Town Centre Manager, Tel: 01775 766729 E-mail: Dennis.Hannant@Lincs-Chamber.co.uk

The third Annual South Holland Business Awards 2015 – a reminder to put this date in your diary.

Last November, 200 of 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. PSP IT, Dunns Ltd, and Taylors Bulbs were among the seven winners. Who will be this year’s winners?

The categories are the same as last year:

Business of the Year

Business Person of the Year

New Business of the Year

Business Innovation of the Year

Supporting the Community Award

Customer Care Award

Apprentice of the Year

Please watch out for announcements on how to enter, they will be in the Spalding Guardian or on the chamber website via 

This year the event will take place on the evening of Thursday, November 19, at the Springfield’s Event Centre, Spalding.