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Date for this year confirmed as Thursday 23rd November 2017 (Springfields)


About South Holland Business Awards

The South Holland Business Awards were designed to recognise and reward outstanding business in the South Holland area (Lincolnshire).

From 2013 to now, the awards have grown significantly and gained huge interest from businesses from across the area. 2016 marked its biggest event to date with over 200 professionals attending and more applicants than ever, and this year’s event promises to be more spectacular than the last.

The awards celebrate excellence in eight different categories, and is also a premier networking opportunity for the whole business community and everyone who works in it.

The awards celebrate excellence in eight different categories, and is also a premier networking opportunity for the whole business community and everyone who works in it.

The awards are hosted by Spalding and District Area Chamber, which is part of the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce.

Details regarding the 2017 event are coming soon.

Simon Beardsley, Chief Executive of the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce spoke of the awards saying:

This year the awards has gone from strength to strength thanks to the help of a brand new South Holland Business Award website, and a strong team of sponsors who helped make this year’s event a sell out one. The Chamber are delighted to be representing all the shortlisted businesses and finalists this year and are excited to be here with them and helping them celebrate.

Phil Scarlett, Area President for the Spalding & District Chamber of Commerce spoke about the success of the evening saying:

The South Holland district area is full of talent and excellent service, and these awards provide a platform to recognise and showcase such work in an area which sometimes may go unnoticed in such a large county. The talent in the area is so diverse that judging this year was notably challenging. After shortlisting 4 names for one of the categories, the judges found it difficult to decide as each one was worthy in their own right. As such, one category in particular received multiple winners

The awards themselves wouldn’t be possible without the support and generosity of our sponsors, and all the people who work behind the scenes to put together such an extraordinary evening. So a huge thank you from myself goes out to all those involved in making the evening such a success.

Also commenting on the success of the awards was Joe Verde, CEO of PSP IT who were this year’s headline sponsor. Joe Said:

The South Holland Business Awards manages to become bigger and better each year thanks to the support of local sponsors. This year it is most encouraging to see different faces and industries participating, and as local business continues to thrive we hope this will continue. PSP are delighted to be attending the South Holland Business Awards again this year especially as it coincides with the official launch of our newly completed Executive Conference and Training Centre. This new flagship facility will be a welcome benefit to the local business community as it showcases technology and comfort without the need to travel further afield. It has been a pleasure to be the SHBA headline sponsor for 2016 and to recognise excellence in local business.

Entering the Awards

The South Holland Business Awards, gives 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 applies) 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 Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce.

Have a look at the award categories this year and pick out an award, or several, which you want to enter yourself or company for. You can only enter a maximum of three awards.

Sponsor the Awards

We're looking for sponsors who share our passion for celebrating excellence in South Holland.

With a pre-awards marketing programme, plus demand for a sell-out evening award ceremony and PR opportunities, make sure you're seen at this leading industry event.

Join Us In Our Next Awards Evening


The next South Holland Business Awards will be held on Thursday 23rd November 2017.

The Chamber are looking for sponsors who share our passion for celebrating excellence in South Holland.

We have lots to offer our sponsors including marketing and PR opportunities from a sell-out event which will include space in our monthly magazine, social media and Chamber website.

Sponsoring an event is a high effective way of getting your business seen.

As An Awards Category Sponsor You Will Recieve:


Drinks Reception Sponsor£600 + vat


  • Two tickets for the award ceremony
  • Display exhibition material in the drinks reception area
  • Welcome all guests on arrival, on behalf of your company
  • Offer delegates the chance to sample or test your product
  • Copy of the guest list and seating plan three days before the event, to plan your networking activity
  • General networking opportunities with potential customers and stakeholders
  • Your business logo included in the printed award’s programme and relevant marketing materials
  • Your business logo included in the award’s electronic presentation slides
  • Production of a sponsor’s toolkit that you can use to show your support of the awards including:
    • Email signature badge
    • Website badges
  • Included in press release schedule
  • Social media activity
  • Profile on the South Holland Business Awards website
  • Coverage on the Lincolnshire Chamber online news pages
  • Mentions in Lincolnshire Chamber member’s eNewsletters (1,000 businesses)
  • Coverage in Lincolnshire Chamber’s member magazine Chamber Business Matters, which is distributed inside Lincolnshire Media’s The Business supplement (34,000 circulation)

Programme Sponsor£350 + vat


  • Two free tickets for the Awards’ Ceremony
  • Networking opportunities with potential customers, stakeholders, decision makers and opinion formers
  • Production of a sponsors toolkit including a press release
  • Inclusion in social media streams, including Twitter with over 4000 followers
  • Inclusion in Lincolnshire Chamber online newsletters to over 1000 members
  • Coverage on the Lincolnshire Chamber website news
  • Company logo profiled on all materials relating to the sponsored award
  • Opportunity to present the award on the evening
  • Highlighted on the printed Programme and digitally at the Awards’ Ceremony
  • A mention at the Awards’ Ceremony before the award is announced
  • The opportunity to be photographed with the winner in front of a branded backdrop

Individual award category sponsors£450 + vat


  • Two free tickets for the Awards’ Ceremony
  • Full A5 back page dedicated to your organisation to include logo and any key messages on the printed programme, distributed to all delegates attending the awards’ ceremony
  • Copy of the guest list and seating plan three days before the event, to plan your networking activity
  • General networking opportunities with potential customers and stakeholders
  • Your business logo included in the award’s electronic presentation slides
  • Production of a sponsor’s toolkit that you can use to show your support of the awards including:
    • Email signature badge
    • Website badges
  • Profile on the South Holland Business Awards website
  • Included in press release schedule
  • Social media activity
  • Coverage on the Lincolnshire Chamber online news pages
  • Mentions in Lincolnshire Chamber member’s eNewsletters (1,000 businesses)
  • Coverage in Lincolnshire Chamber’s member magazine Chamber Business Matters, which is distributed inside Lincolnshire Media’s The Business supplement (34,000 circulation)

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Apprentice of the Year Award


This award showcases and celebrates the achievements of learners who have exceeded expectations and shown a dynamic approach to training.


2015 WINNER: Ryan Burnam from Ringrose Law

Business Person of the Year Award


This award will go to an individual who has been instrumental in the success of a business and for their total commitment to the enhancement of business life in South Holland.


2015 WINNER: Robin Hancox from Lincolnshire Field Products
2016 WINNER: Kirsty Buffham - Fairnet Commercial Services
Sleaford - Infotel Solutions
Wright - National Centre for Food Manufacturing
Jacques Ripley at Maples Solicitors

2016 WINNER: David Ball - Neame Lea Nurseries

Supporting the Community Award


This award is open to companies, organisations and social enterprises. It is intended to recognise organisations which are making a contribution to the community in which they operate.


2015 WINNER: University Acadamy Holbeach

Customer Care Award


This award will be made to the company that demonstrates a commitment to continuously improving its standards of customer care.


2015 WINNER: The Woodlands Hotel
2016 WINNER: Tulip Radio
2016 WINNER: The Woodlands Hotel

Business Innovation of the Year Award


This award will go to the company that has introduced a new product or process, invention, idea or design that has made a significant contribution to the business.


2015 WINNER: The Spalding Voice

New/Small Business of the Year Award


This award will go to the business that has increased its profitability and potential over the last financial year. The size and age of such an enterprise will be considered against financial performance.


2015 WINNER: Lincs Computers
2016 WINNER: Freshlinc
2016 WINNER: Pet to Vet

Business of the Year Award


This award will go to the business that has not only increased its own profitability and potential but has also had a positive impact on the economy of the region as a whole.



2016 WINNER: Fairnet Commercial Services

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The Return of the South Holland Business Awards 2017.

17th July 2017

Local businesses can now start looking forward to one of the Chambers biggest events of the year. The South Holland Business Awards are back with a bang and are taking place this year on the 23 November at Springfields Conference & Events Centre in Spalding.

The awards which are now in its 5th year running are set to be even bigger than last years which saw over 200 guests in attendance.

Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce caught up with all four of the 2016 apprentice winners to see what winning meant for them, if they would do it all again and what they thought about going to their first award ceremony in Spalding.

Kirsty Buffham, Energy Broker Administrator from Fairnet Commercial Services said:

“Since winning this award, I have taken on more responsibilities within Fairnet Commercial Services, and more clients are willing to pass queries through to me because I am a more recognized member of the team.

“It clearly shows starting as an apprentice can get you somewhere as I have been working for Fairnet Commercial Services for over two years now”.

“Representing Fairnet Commercial Services at the Business Awards was an honor as it is a great business to work for”.

The awards are open to both members and non-members of Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce. All guests will be treated to a three course meal and drinks reception, which will be followed by live entertainment, guest speakers and of course the award ceremony itself.

Speaking about the atmosphere and entertainment on the night, Jacques Ripley from Maples Solicitors, another apprentice winner said:

“The evening was organised and presented brilliantly with the venue looking outstanding.

“The singing Waiting Staff were an excellent touch to the evening and the guest speakers gave very interesting talks.

“It was very rewarding for me personally to win this award as it gave me a sense of achievement and it’s all thanks to Maples. It is an absolute pleasure to be a part of the business community in such a wonderful, thriving town.

“Winning this award has given me more motivation to develop my skills and be more confident with the responsibilities I am given by my employers. As a result of being successful with the Apprentice of the Year award, I feel my maturity has also grown within the workplace.

“Furthermore, it was nice to see the hard work I put into the apprenticeship course paid off, and celebrating it with Maples was an added bonus”.

Nicole Sleaford from Infotel Solutions who also won the apprentice award gave her thoughts on winning saying:

“I was really excited to have been given the opportunity to kick-start my marketing career via an apprenticeship working with Infotel Solutions. To have had my work recognised with the award was a really proud moment and a great achievement.

“Winning completely reinforced the benefits of an apprenticeship.

“Infotel Solutions has always been really supportive and winning the award definitely gave me an extra boost of confidence and motivation.

“It has also inspired me to keep on learning while I’m working because I see the benefits of increasing my skills and knowledge”.

The final apprentice winner, Lisa Wright who is now a Clerical Assistant at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing College of Science also spoke to the Chamber about her increased confidence since winning the award saying:

“Winning the award meant a lot to me as it was my colleagues who nominated me, and knowing they believed I deserved to be nominated was a huge boost to my self-confidence.

“Winning the award was very flattering and it helped me to appreciate what I had achieved having worked at the University for just over a year at that time”.

Speaking about awards ceremony, Lisa said:

“I had never been at an event like the awards before so I had no idea what to expect, but it was a really fun and relaxed evening which myself and my colleagues all enjoyed.

“If there is an opportunity in the future for me to put a colleague forward for a similar award, I will gladly do so - knowing how much it meant to me and with the hope that I can do the same for someone else”.

With a sell-out event last year, the Chamber are gearing up for another huge ceremony which recognises the spirit of the business community in Spalding.

The South Holland business community has a lot to celebrate and the Chamber are encouraging local businesses to enter for their chance to win one of the prestigious awards.

There are seven award categories in total which include:

  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Business Person of the year
  • Supporting the Community Award
  • Customer Care Award
  • Business Innovation of the Year Award
  • New/Small Business of the Year Award
  • Business of the Year

Tickets for this event cost just £32.50 for members and £42.50 for non-members or businesses will receive a 10% discount when booking a table of ten. This is priced at just £300+ VAT for members and £400+ VAT for non-members.

For more information and an application just go to www.shb-awards.com

Or, to book now, just call the Chamber on 01522 523333 or enquiries@lincs-chamber.co.uk

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7 reasons to enter the South Holland business awards.

17th July 2017

By Chloe Aldred – PR Executive at Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce

Entries are now open for the South Holland Business Awards on Thursday 23rd November, and local businesses are gearing up for yet another fantastic celebration.

The awards recognise and celebrate the hard work and innovation being carried out in the South Holland business community and last year, over 200 guests were in attendance and dressed to the nines for the biggest sell out event to date – all organised by Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce.

So if you’re a business operating in the South Holland area and haven’t thought about entering for an award this year, well here’s a few reasons why you should give it some serious thought.

  1. Increased confidence and motivation - “Winning the award definitely gave me an extra boost of confidence and motivation” – a quote from last year’s Apprentice of the Year award Nicole Sleaford from Infotel Solutions. Winning an award as special as this will create a buzz among employees and give everyone a better sense of confidence which can only lead to positivity, productivity and happiness in the workplace.
  2. FREE PR & Marketing - All entrants will automatically receive free PR services from the Chamber of Commerce. This will include featuring in our monthly e-shots (sent to our whole member database), being included in our monthly Chamber Matters magazine which sits inside the Lincolnshire Echo newspaper, getting mentioned in the news section on our website and our monthly news columns which are sent to the Spalding Guardian (yes, get seen on this page).
  3. Opportunity to attend a high business profile event - The South Holland Business Awards are one of the most popular business events to happen in Spalding and it only comes around once a year. Therefore it’s a great opportunity to get your business seen and heard, whether that’s through entering an award, sponsoring a category or coming along for the three course meal.
  4. Access to other like-minded businesses - Have you ever met or even socialised with your business neighbours? The South Holland Business Awards provide the perfect setting to get to know your peers outside the office environment, over food, wine and live entertainment. A nice ice-breaker and a very memorable way to meet people.
  5. Show customers and clients what you’re made of - Do you ever feel like your business could do with some extra recognition? After all, you work hard all week long so why not just go for it. Winning an award provides an extra level of credibility, it’s a nice touch on the end of an email signature or even as a pop out box on your website. It gives customers confidence in your product/service and builds instant trust between you and your target audience.
  6. Awards can set you apart from other similar businesses including your competitors - It creates a real selling point for your business helping you stand out from the crowd, and it really is something to brag about. Also, why not proudly display the award in your reception/office area ensuring it’s the first thing clients see when they walk into your establishment.
  7. A night out for the team - Once the summer holidays are over, it’s nice to have an in-between event during the build up to Christmas – keeping spirits high and getting everyone excited. It’s something fun that the whole team can look forward to.

Winning a business award and becoming a finalist has innumerable benefits, so enter today for your chance to win and be part of something big in your local community.

Applications can be downloaded from the website at www.shb-awards.co.uk

  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Business Person of the year
  • Supporting the Community Award
  • Customer Care Award
  • Business Innovation of the Year Award
  • New/Small Business of the Year Award
  • Business of the Year

Tickets are just £32.50+VAT for Chamber members and £42.50+VAT for non-members. Tables of ten can also be booked at a 10% discounted rate.

The Chamber look forward to seeing you at the Springfield’s Conference and Events Centre in November for the awards dinner and ceremony.

Best of luck!

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