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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

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.

Phil Scarlett ended the evening on a high saying:

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.

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

thank you sponsors


The Chamber would like to say a huge thank you to all sponsors on the night who included;


PSP IT Design & Development as the main sponsor, Moore Thompson who sponsored the drinks reception, Duncan & Toplis who sponsored the Business Innovation of the Year category, Definitions Health & Fitness who sponsored the Supporting the Community Award, Ringrose Law who sponsored the Customer Care Award, Charmed Interiors & Bookmark who sponsored New/Small Business of the Year, University Campus Holbeach who sponsored the Apprentice of the Year, South Holland District Council who sponsored Business Person of the Year and Butters Group who sponsored Business of the Year.

Winners from 2016


Pet to Vet, Tulip Radio and Woodlands Hotel were amongst the winners of this year’s spectacular sell out South Holland Business Awards, held at the Springfield’s Events and Conference Centre in Spalding on Thursday 24 November.


Over 200 of South Hollands finest professionals were in attendance to celebrate the hard work of many local businesses who won awards including business of the year, business person of the year and outstanding contribution award. Now it its fourth year, the awards have become an annual key event – and something which many businesses across the area have been gearing up for in the hope of winning. Guests enjoyed a sparkling drinks reception upon arrival, a delightful three course meal, live entertainment and of course, the award ceremony itself.

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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.



Lifetime Achievement Award


This new award was designed for a person who has achieved endless great work throughout their long-term career, and recognises all the contributions, ideas and efforts made over a certain amount of time within the local area.


2015 WINNER: Lincs Computers
2016 WINNER: Fairnet Commercial Services
2016 WINNER: Anne Savage - Bakkavor

Outstanding Contribution Award


This new award was designed to recognise and reward individual excellence and achievement and as a thank you to someone who has made a significant impact in their line of work within the local area.


2016 WINNER: Paul Turnell
2016 WINNER: Paul Turnell

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