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Metalcraft acquires Booth Industries for £1.8m

Metalcraft acquires Booth Industries for £1.8m

Metalcraft acquires Booth Industries for £1.8m

11 June 2019

Stainless Metalcraft, part of Avingtrans PLC, has acquired Booth Industries Limited, a leading UK engineering company, for £1.8 million.


Unemployment figures in Fenland revealed

Unemployment figures in Fenland revealed

Unemployment figures in Fenland revealed

27 May 2019

The unemployment rate in Fenland is performing in line with the rest of England, new data reveals.


Climbing centre looks for permission to move into a former cold store warehouse in Wisbech

Climbing centre looks for permission to move into a former cold store warehouse in Wisbech

Climbing centre looks for permission to move into a former cold store warehouse in Wisbech

23 May 2019

A West Norfolk climbing centre is hoping it has ound a new home after planning permission was granted to a housing scheme on its current site.


Study shows workers in our area are earning less than a living wage

Study shows workers in our area are earning less than a living wage

Study shows workers in our area are earning less than a living wage

23 May 2019

Nearly 11,000 Fenland workers were earning less than a real living wage of £9 per hour in the year to April 2018 according to new data.


Fenland has lost five cash machines in just six months

Fenland has lost five cash machines in just six months

Fenland has lost five cash machines in just six months

09 May 2019

Fenland has lost five cash machines in just six months, figures suggest, amid warnings that the UK's cash system is "falling apart".


Fenland Gymnastics Academy beams with delight at building firm Persimmon Homes' grand gest

Fenland Gymnastics Academy beams with delight at building firm Persimmon Homes' grand gest

Fenland Gymnastics Academy beams with delight at building firm Persimmon Homes' grand gest

16 April 2019

Cambridgeshire gymnastics club with a waiting list of more than 250 has plans to upgrade equipment after receiving £1,000 from a regional builder.


Eleven jobs could be created at Long Sutton filling station with coffee shop plan

Eleven jobs could be created at Long Sutton filling station with coffee shop plan

Eleven jobs could be created at Long Sutton filling station with coffee shop plan

11 April 2019

The Main Road Filling Station, in Wisbech Road, Long Sutton, could get a new coffee shop and drive-thru.


Princess Royal impressed by Chatteris firm's history of apprenticeships and hopes to see more young women join Stainless Metalcraft

Princess Royal impressed by Chatteris firm's history of apprenticeships and hopes to see more young women join Stainless Metalcraft

Princess Royal impressed by Chatteris firm's history of apprenticeships and hopes to see more young women join Stainless Metalcraft

29 March 2019

Chatteris firm Stainless Metalcraft was given the royal seal of approval on Friday when the Princess Royal paid a visit.


Consultation on future of canning production is under-way at Wisbech pet food firm Nestlé Purina

Consultation on future of canning production is under-way at Wisbech pet food firm Nestlé Purina

Consultation on future of canning production is under-way at Wisbech pet food firm Nestlé Purina

29 March 2019

One of Wisbech's biggest employers today (Friday) confirmed it is looking to close part of its production in the town by the end of October this year.


Chatteris in Business launch 'Change Exchange' to help combat impact of bank closure

Chatteris in Business launch 'Change Exchange' to help combat impact of bank closure

Chatteris in Business launch 'Change Exchange' to help combat impact of bank closure

25 February 2019

Businesses in a Fenland town have launched a new initiative to help combat the lack of banking facilities.


March branch of clothing store Robert Goddard is set to close

March branch of clothing store Robert Goddard is set to close

March branch of clothing store Robert Goddard is set to close

22 February 2019

Robert Goddard is to close its March store to allow the business to focus on expanding its existing stores, open new ones and on its website.


Traders fear for the future of Chatteris and say bank closure could have 'massive repercussions'

Traders fear for the future of Chatteris and say bank closure could have 'massive repercussions'

Traders fear for the future of Chatteris and say bank closure could have 'massive repercussions'

20 February 2019

Business leaders fear a Fenland town won’t recover from the proposed closure of its last remaining bank, claiming a massive impact on traders.


Wisbech-based SB Components has invested £6m in new facilities in the town and has jobs on offer

Wisbech-based SB Components has invested £6m in new facilities in the town and has jobs on offer

Wisbech-based SB Components has invested £6m in new facilities in the town and has jobs on offer

13 February 2019

A Wisbech engineering firm started 30 years ago with four employees has given the town a major vote of confidence with plans for a £6m investment.


Emneth bistro bar licensing application is rejected over noise concerns

Emneth bistro bar licensing application is rejected over noise concerns

Emneth bistro bar licensing application is rejected over noise concerns

06 February 2019

A parish councillor’s hopes to turn a former butcher’s shop into a bistro bar has suffered a set back from King’s Lynn borough council.


Fenland branch of Santander is among 140 set to close this Spring

Fenland branch of Santander is among 140 set to close this Spring

Fenland branch of Santander is among 140 set to close this Spring

23 January 2019

Wisbech branch of Santander is among 140 nationwide set to close later this spring.


Anti-social behaviour by few causes inconvenience for many as Wisbech Horsefair shuts its loos

Anti-social behaviour by few causes inconvenience for many as Wisbech Horsefair shuts its loos

Anti-social behaviour by few causes inconvenience for many as Wisbech Horsefair shuts its loos

16 January 2019

Drug use and other anti-social behaviour has forced the Horsefair Centre in Wisbech to close its public toilets - five months after they re-opened.


Bygones Café in Wisbech is opening its doors to the homeless with special evening run by 50 Backpacks charity volunteers

Bygones Café in Wisbech is opening its doors to the homeless with special evening run by 50 Backpacks charity volunteers

Bygones Café in Wisbech is opening its doors to the homeless with special evening run by 50 Backpacks charity volunteers

16 January 2019

Café owners Andy Maul and his partner Vikki Moore are opening their doors to the homeless as part of the 50 Backpacks charity initiative.


Chatteris apprentice Daniel Lynch wins national award

Chatteris apprentice Daniel Lynch wins national award

Chatteris apprentice Daniel Lynch wins national award

10 December 2018

Chatteris-based Stainless Metalcraft is celebrating after one of its apprentices was named Apprentice of the Year at the SME National Business Awards.


Worzals in Wisbech is set to invest £3m in a new expansion project that will include the area's largest indoor play barn

Worzals in Wisbech is set to invest £3m in a new expansion project that will include the area's largest indoor play barn

Worzals in Wisbech is set to invest £3m in a new expansion project that will include the area's largest indoor play barn

03 December 2018

Worzals in Wisbech has unveiled exciting plans for a £3 million expansion project at its site off the A47.


Wisbech councillor and businessman asks fellow traders 'would you pay for tow centre security guard'?

Wisbech councillor and businessman asks fellow traders 'would you pay for tow centre security guard'?

Wisbech councillor and businessman asks fellow traders 'would you pay for tow centre security guard'?

23 November 2018

A Wisbech businessman and local councillor has come up with the idea of a ‘not for profit’ company to employ a security guard for the town centre.


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