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South Holland Business Awards are back for 2019

16th July 2019

The South Holland Business Awards are back again are taking place on the 14th November at Springfields Conference & Events Centre in Spalding.

This is the 7th year that the business awards have been running, and this year we are set to be bigger and better than ever.

Supported by this years’ media partner, Iliffe Publishing, the awards are open to both members and non-members of Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, and all guests will be treated to a drinks reception, three course meal and entertainment.  

Simon Beardsley, Chief Executive of Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, said: The South Holland business community has a lot to celebrate and we are encouraging local businesses to enter for their chance to win one of the prestigious awards.

“Last year, we saw some fantastic businesses win, including; Tonic Health, Long Sutton Dentistry and Crowtree Wigwams, to name a few.”

There are eight award categories in total which include:

  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Business of the year
  • Supporting the Community
  • Excellence in Customer Care
  • Business Innovation of the Year
  • Small Business of the Year
  • Business Person of the Year in memory of Phil Scarlett
  • Food and Farming Business of the Year

Entries are now open to all these categories, and there are plenty of sponsorship opportunities also available.

Jeremy Ransome, editor of Spalding Guardian and Lincolnshire Free Press, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be supporting the awards this year as media partner, we have some fantastic businesses in the area and it’s great that we can help shout about their achievements.”

Tickets for this event cost just £35 + vat for members and £50 + vat for non-members.

For more information, to apply or to sponsor the event please visit contact the Lincolnshire Chamber on


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Winners announced at the South Holland Business Awards 2018

16th November 2018

More than 150 business representatives came together last night (November 15) at the sixth annual South Holland Business Awards recognising the amazing talent the district has to offer.

Tonic Health, Worldwide Fruit and Long Sutton Dentistry were amongst the winners announced at the event, held at Springfield’s Events and Conference Centre in Spalding.

Opening the evening’s celebrations, running through the categories and announcing the winners, was BBC Radio Lincolnshire presenter, Melvyn Prior.

Two new categories were introduced for this years awards; Food, Drink and Farming and The Phil Scarlett Memorial Award.

The full winner list is:

Supporting the Community Award

Tonic Health

Customer Care Award

Long Sutton Dentistry

Business Innovation Award

Crowtree Wigwams

Apprentice of the Year

Oliver Horne

The Phil Scarlett Memorial Award

David and Susan Norton

New Business of the Year

Sergi’s Tapas Bar

Small Business of the Year

Molsom & Associates Limited

Food, Drink and Farming

The National Centre for Food Manufacturing

Business Person of the Year

Peter Issitt of Crowland Cranes

Business of the Year

Worldwide Fruits

Simon Beardsley, Chief Executive, Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “Firstly, I’d like to take this opportunity, on behalf of myself, the Chamber and the judging panel to thank our winners, finalists and all of our applicants for taking the time to put together a submission.

“We’re proud of all the winners and finalists, and we’re honoured to provide a platform for them to shout about their success.

“Although the judging was particularly difficult this year, with the introduction of two new categories, but we have been extremely impressed with the high standard of applications, demonstrating the wide variety of skills, expertise and work being achieved across the district.

“Finally, a huge thank you to our headline sponsors PSP IT Design and Development, your support has been fantastic and this event just wouldn’t be possible without the generosity and support of all of our sponsors. Here’s to 2019!”

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

Moore Thompson, Chattertons, Newton Press, University Academy Holbeach, Woodhouse Farm Lodge, South Holland District Council, Welland Power, Ringrose Law, Duncan & Toplis, Charmed Interiors and Bookmark.

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Yazzy - Our Entertainment At The 2018 Awards Evening

5th November 2018

Yazzy is a singer-songwriter hailing from North Devon, UK.

If you enjoy soulful powerhouse vocalists such as Adele, Sam Smith or Amy Winehouse, then you will love Yazzy’s stunning mix of innovative soundscapes and traditional ballads.

The artist recently received her big break when she was discovered by the founder of the Glastonbury Festival, Michael Eavis. Yazzy has now cut her teeth as the supporting artist for Paloma Faith at the Glastonbury Extravaganza in 2018, with 10,000 people in attendance to this sell-out show.

Yazzy’s personal mantra in her life and professional career is that she is “Half Lioness, Half Songbird”. As a unique and distinctive recording artist, Yazzy brings her fiery passion and sensitive vulnerability to her performances, which is absolutely bewitching to behold!

What sets Yazzy apart from other artists in the industry, is that her songs are weaved with intricate and engaging storytelling complete with her raw and emotional performance.


Follow the link to find out more about Yazzy and her music!

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The Finalists Of The South Holland Business Awards Are...

2nd November 2018

We are delighted to announce that the 2018 finalists have been chosen and excitement is building ahead of the award presentation evening on Thursday 15th November.
The South Holland Business Awards, recognising and rewarding outstanding business in South Holland, is a glittering event showcasing the very best of South Holland business.

The black tie event promises to be a fabulous evening with a wonderful 3 course meal, a perfect networking opportunity and great entertainment. Yazzy, a very talented singer with an amazing voice, is joining us all the way from Exeter and will be performing throughout the evening.
The event is held at the Springfields Event Centre in Spalding and there are still a few seats available so don’t miss out and book your place now by visiting:

Well done to the following businesses and individuals who have been selected as finalists:

Apprentice/Young Achiever of the Year Award
Nicky Andrew of Woodlands Hotel
Oliver Horne of National Centre for Food Manufacturing
Brandon Pontin of Boston College
Sophie Bowers of National Centre for Food Manufacturing

Business Person of the Year Award
Pete Issitt of Crowland Cranes
Sue Lamb of Lambs Flowers
Andrew Ellis of Poplar Farm Flowers
Rodney Wilson of RK Wilson Builder

Supporting the Community Award
Larkfleet Homes
Tonic Health

Customer Care Award
Long Sutton Dentistry
Lincs Training – Dog Training Made Easy
Woodlands Hotel

New / Small Business of the Year Award
Sergi’s Tapas Bar
Molsom & Associates

Business of the Year Award
Sunflower Lodge Child Care
Maples Solicitors
Worldwide Fruit

Simon Beardsley, Chief Executive at Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “The awards are now in their fifth year and the submissions we have received have gone from strength to strength. On behalf of myself and the Chamber, we’d like to thank each and every business who took the time to apply and also all of our sponsors who have supported the awards. We look forward to celebrating with you all at the award ceremony.

The finalists will be attending the award ceremony with dinner and live entertainment on Thursday 15th November.
For further information about the awards, visit:

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Winners announced from the South Holland Business Awards 2017

6th December 2017

Gousto, Chain Bridge Forge and Welland Power were just some of the winners that scooped top awards at that this year’s South Holland Business Awards, at Springfields Events Centre in Spalding.

All winners demonstrated excellent customer service, skills, entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity in their applications, and it was inspiring to hear so many achievements from the winners as they accepted their awards.

Now it its fifth year, the awards have grown into one of Lincolnshire Chambers most popular events, and this year’s ceremony was a sell-out evening.

Guests enjoyed a sparkling drinks reception upon arrival, a three-course meal, live entertainment from the stunning delights of The BlueBird Belles, and of course, the award ceremony itself.

Malcolm Prior, Morning Presenter from BBC Radio Lincolnshire kick started the celebrations by welcoming guests with his usual lovely charm before moving on to announcing the winners

The full list of winners includes:

Business of the Year:
New/Small Business of the Year:
Supporting the Community Award:
Customer Care Award:
Business Innovation of the Year:
Apprentice of the Year:
Business Person of the Year:
Wellend Power
Paul Lawrence Plumbing & Heating Services
The Moorings
Chain Bridge Forge
Lee Smalley from Worldwide Fruit Ltd
Muzna Butt from Gousto
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All sponsorship opportunities gone for South Holland Business Awards

22nd September 2017

All sponsors have now been confirmed for the South Holland Business Awards happening soon on Thursday, November 23.

PSP IT are thrilled to be this year’s headline sponsor for the third year running and their Chief Executive Joe Verde spoke to the Chamber saying;

“For PSP IT Design & Development, it’s a way of giving something back to the community.

We wanted to pledge our support again to the South Holland Business Awards 2017, for the third consecutive year running.

As headline sponsor we are passionate about supporting our local business community. 

People can expect another great night which will celebrate the success of South Holland businesses, as well as a fantastic networking opportunities.”

Entering an award is free and one business can enter a maximum of three categories.

Only businesses based within the South Holland are required to enter.

Entries close on Thursday, October 5.

This year’s event is being held at the Springfields Event and Conference Centre on Thursday 23 November and guests can expect a welcome drinks reception, a three course dinner, key note speakers and live entertainment taking you through the evening.

Applications are available to download now from

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Who is sponsoring this year’s South Holland Business Awards?

22nd August 2017

Sponsor opportunities have almost completely gone for the South Holland Business Awards happening this November on Thursday 23 at Springfields Event & Conference Centre in Spalding.

Duncan & Toplis are sponsoring the Business Innovation of the Year category and said;

“We had no hesitation in agreeing to once again sponsor the Business Innovation category at these awards.

“It has been a busy year for businesses in the area and it’s fantastic to see them being recognised for their achievements.

“At Duncan & Toplis we continue to provide a full range of services covering everything a business needs to keep it on the right financial track. 

“Innovation is going to be key for the future prosperity of the area and is being supported by various tax reliefs that have proved very valuable to many of our clients.”

University Academy Holbeach are sponsoring the Apprentice of the Year category which last year went out to not one but four winners.

The Academy spoke about sponsoring this exciting category saying;

“University Academy Holbeach is proud to once again sponsor the award for Apprentice of the Year.

“We have been a part of the national drive to promote apprenticeships since we became the first school in the Country to have its own contract in 2009.

“The Academy offers apprenticeships at levels 2 and 3 in 14 different frameworks. We are delighted to work with a variety of local companies and have been pleased to support many small businesses through their apprenticeship journey.

“Without a doubt, the greatest satisfaction comes from the success of our young learners as they move into the world of work and we wish them all well”.

The Chamber would like to thank all sponsors so far including;

  • Charmed Interiors and Spalding Bookmark for sponsoring Small/New business of the Year;
  • Definition’s Health & Fitness for sponsoring Supporting the Community Award;
  • Ringrose Law for sponsoring the Customer Care Award;
  • South Holland District Council for sponsoring Business Person of the Year;
  • Newton Press for sponsoring the programmes and
  • Moore Thompson for sponsoring the drinks reception.

Applications are still open for those businesses who are thinking about entering and Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce are encouraging businesses in the South Holland area to enter for the chance of winning a prestigious award.

Please visit the website at for an application form and for further information about this event.

Alternatively, please call the Chamber now on 01522 523333 or email at

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7 reasons to enter the South Holland Business Awards.

17th July 2017

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

  • 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.

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The Return of the South Holland Business Awards 2017.

17th April 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

Or, to book now, just call the Chamber on 01522 523333 or

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