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By bournebc, Jun 22 2017 11:46AM

A very quick introduction was given by each member giving their name and their company name.

· MEMBERSHIP PACKS – Each member will receive a membership pack which will include a full list of members, a badge with your name printed on it. Do you have any goodies/promotional vouchers etc, you could add into the pack? Please contact Mark Darby on for more details. Please drop off any items to either Claire Saberton or Joanne Dolby

· WEBSITE/FACEBOOK:- Bourne in Business website has been modernised, it comes to the top of a Google search. BIB news is a feature where it is an open blog for upcoming events and latest offers, Taff will scan your Facebook pages for your news but feel free to contact him so he can keep this up to date for you. We also have a member to member offers page and would advise that is your responsibility to quote these exclusive offers when requesting a service or product from other members. Please contact for more details Taff Lovesey –

· BOURNE EVENTS TEAM:- The Bourne Classic Car & Bike Carnival on Sunday 18th June was a huge success with around 4000 people attending. The whole day ran smoothly and there was lots of marshalling on hand to help. The event brought Bourne to life. If you would like to take part, sponsor the event or advertise in the programme next year please contact Claire Saberton on BIB sponsored £500 towards the event and the events team would like to say a huge thanks to all involved.

· TIPS AND SHARING:- Claire Saberton talked briefly on how she attended Renu's open evening where they promoted a new skin care range, she thoroughly enjoyed her treatment and highly recommends women or men to treat their partners to a pampering session.

-Barry Cook from Elsea PArk Community Trust shared that they have links with training academies who offered up to £16000 worth of free training for their apprentices in a year.

-William Tse of SKDC talked about LEP, developing business links and an email with more information will be circulated.

-Keith Reid shared everyone a good stretch to do whilst seated in your office.

-Paul Fellows, Major for Bourne is offering a day’s service of work, work in a company for the day and any donations will go towards the Town Hall Project for an Arts Centre. If you would like to contact Paul –

-Emma Goldsmith has asked if anyone has any ideas for a charity decorating project in Bourne to email her and K Goldsmith & Daughters will employ Paul Fellows for a day or two to support his cause at the same time.

- Jessica of Lincoln University explained briefly about their Business Support Programme for micro small to SME's, it's European funded and will email Paul Ross to circulate further information and details.

· HELP/SUPPORT/ADVICE:- What help/Support/Advice would you like? Please let us know so we can help you.


Thank you to Councillor Mike King, Councillor Nick Robins and Steve Ingram of SKDC for their talk on their brand new local plan in making provisions for more housing, strategic employment sites and the idea of introducing 'Pop-up Shops'. Their plan will go to Cabinet today and there will be an all day and evening 'drop-in' in Bourne on the 20th July, location to be confirmed. The plan they propose goes up to 2036 and they're looking into modern council hoses, rental market, shared equity and a whole range of products. 235 social housing will be offered and starter homes are being considered. Concerns were expressed by the group about the impact on our infrastructure such as putting pressure on our facilities such as doctors, schools, etc. From the 3rd July the public can put their concerns in writing and submit to SKDC. Villages are restricted to develop due to a complex policy. There is a rumour that Kwik Fit may come to the old ATS site. SKDC talked about the 'Big Clean' starting in Autumn and

Paul Fellows mention that Bourne has been entered for 'Bourne in Bloom'.

The town hall will be open to the public on the 19th July and the children are making butterflies to signify 'Rebirth'.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 18th July 2017 at 6pm at The Angel, down stairs in the Coffee shop.

By bournebc, Jun 22 2017 09:35AM

Following on from this week's meeting, I agreed for wider circulation of my email to the members and would be grateful if you were able to action this. My assistance is to support the development of the organisations within the district in the work they are undertaking. From my position here at SKDC, we are working with organisations such as the Local Enterprise partnerships going north towards Lincoln and south towards Cambridge / Peterborough. The area of SKDC is part of 2 Local Enterprise partnerships and as such, there is a comprehensive network which includes funding and business support for all organisations in the SKDC area. These cover energy efficiency, procurement support, rural grant funding for a variety of purposes and community development grants for local organisations. The support is wide ranging and covers businesses from micro to large. My role in this is similar to a broker where I seek to find a best fit support strand for the business. Jessica’s discussion regarding innovation is one strand of the support amongst a myriad of schemes and it can often take businesses a long time to filter through the available schemes. For a comprehensive listing of the packages, please see the below links from the organisations offering help and advice. I am also able to contact individual organisations with a view to bring them along to meetings should you wish to have a specific focus for discussion e.g. rural grant funding or procurement support.

Greater Lincolnshire Business Support:

Greater Cambridge greater Peterborough Business Support:

The other strand I spoke about was the ability to act as a conduit for the local authority when it comes to engaging the council in matters pertaining to the services we provide. I can act as a sounding board initially to filter any enquiries and to progress the matter with the relevant contact in planning, environmental health, licensing, business rates or any other team which may be able to support. This should then help to pinpoint a contact or alternatively, I am able co-ordinate a comprehensive response from the various teams.

On a separate note regarding business rates, as explained by Steve last night, we operate as a collecting agent for the central government but over the next few years, the government is giving some of the governance of business rates to the local districts. SKDC will look at whether any changes to the current structure may affect local businesses. We are still working through the financial changes to business rates and I can keep you updated on this.

Other than the above, I hope the members were able to take away some useful information on the local area and I look forward to meeting you and the wider group again soon!

All the best,

William Tse

Spatial & Economic Growth

By bournebc, Jun 21 2017 10:05AM

Please could you let all Bourne in Business members know that I am having a charity pamper evening at my house on Friday 23rd June.

The event is to support Autism in Peterborough. There will be free and discounted treatments plus a raffle and a chance to purchase products from some local businesses. The lady who runs Autism in Peterborough (Jackie Luland) will be there too to answer any questions. I am aiming for it to be a relaxed evening starting at 7.00 and ending around 9.30pm. Guests can attending for as little or as long as they like. There will also be drinks and nibbles provided with a small charge going to support the charity. Everyone welcome so hope to see you there.

My address is 3, Hadrian Drive, Baston, Peterborough.


Pamela Wynne

By bournebc, Jun 16 2017 04:13PM


1. Welcome – Paul

2. Round Robin- Claire

3. Benefits and then membership pack - Mark

4. News Slot – Joanne to update about car show – how do it go?

5. Tips & Sharing – Claire

6. Council Update

7. Help and Advice – Anybody need any help & advice – Paul


9. Guest Speaker

10. Close – Peter

By bournebc, Jun 16 2017 11:24AM

Jsut received this from member Jason Skinner:-

Just wanted to thank you and all the guys at Bourne in Business for your support and help during and the making of @Ridespain charity ride. I have attached some pictures for you and the guys.

We completed the ride in 15 days cycling, we are both fine, no injuries or stiffness or anything (to both our amazement).......we loved cycling through the stunning French country side and villages and towns, the weather was also pretty kind to us too, we only got soaked 3 times. One of the toughest stages was when we crossed the mountains from France into Spain we climbed and climbed until we hit the top the weather was wet and cold and I think this helped us in the end. Spain was a different beast all together it was hot and barren and some days we just cycled slowly up hill for 90 was stunning when we hit the coast and saw the lovely sea and sand, but once we turned inland for the last 2 stages the heat picked up again and hit 40 degrees....we set off most morning at at sun raise so we could make best of the cooler temps but by 9 o'clock it was already in the 30`s.....the last day was by far the hardest we had bad roads and really hot temperatures and the 94miles seem to take for ever...but we made it and got a lovely reception from the mayor and people of Arboleas......if you want boring more just let me know and I can send you more detaiils.

Thanks again

Jay ---oh I think we are just close to have raised £10,000 for cancer research too