Business Week Roundup June 18 - 22 201222 June 2012
This week, the cream of county gathered for a very contrasting Lincolnshire Show, Lincoln’s High Street gets a sweet treat, and Gainsborough’s future is to be discussed.
Lincolnshire Show Attendance Steady Despite Wet Weather
More than 60,000 people attended the Lincolnshire Show this year, despite downpours and mud at the Showground on Thursday, after a very sunny first day.
Organisers reported a 5% increase on trade stand bookings from 2011 and the number of visitors from across the UK entering livestock and equine competitions also increased.
It’s estimated by show organisers that for every £1 spent at the show, a further £20 has been generated in the local economy.
Gainsborough’s Future on the Table
A special event will be held on June 27 at The Sun Hotel in Gainsborough to review the town’s Portas Pilot submission.
It’s the annual meeting of the Gainsborough Town Partnership, and workshops are taking place in the afternoon, devoted to the regeneration programme.
Gainsborough Town Centre Manager David Hawkins said this would be a great opportunity for ideas and suggestions to be brought forward.
Poundland Replaces M&S in Skegness
Around 20 new jobs will be created in Skegness when discount retailer Poundland will be opening a new shop in August. The shop will be situated in the premises formerly occupied by Marks and Spencer in the town, on Lumley Road.
Lincoln’s Sweet Tooth
People in Lincoln with a passion for baked goods can now visit a new patisserie opened on the city’s High Street.
It’s the 57th branch of Patisserie Valerie and will create 25 jobs in Lincoln. The café sells cakes, treats, meals, as well as offers a catering service for weddings and parties.
“If anything, the enthusiasm of the public has taken us by surprise,” said Patisserie Valerie Chief Executive Officer Paul May.