Upcoming Events

Spalding Business Club Meeting

Our next meeting in September will feature two talks from insolvency specialists Peter Windatt and Chris Murphy from national firm BRI, which has offices in Spalding. Chris and Peter will deliver talks entitled “Tales from the Crypt”, and “A Whistle Stop Tour” – both of which will focus on business turnaround and insolvency.”

The meeting will once again take place at Riverview Café at Hills Department Store, 18-19 Broad Street, Spalding PE11 1TB (please us the main entrance in Broad Street)  on Thursday, 6th September 2018 at 7am, with a fee of £8 to cover the cost of the breakfast provided.

If you wish to attend this meeting, please reply by Friday, 31st August 2018 with your full name, job title and who you work for, as well as details of any guest(s) you would like to bring along.

If you book a place and are then unable to attend, please contact me on 01775 711333 as soon as possible. If you do not inform me of your non-attendance, then we shall invoice you for the catering costs that we have incurred on your behalf.

There is no annual or joining fee. £7.50 of the attendance fee covers the cost of the excellent breakfast provided, with the remaining 50p going into the Spalding Business Club pot to pay for future speakers’ breakfasts.

Attendees are being reminded that if they want anything additional or different with their breakfast they should speak to the ladies in the kitchen prior to the next meeting.

Likewise if there is anything that they do not want on their plate, this should also be mentioned to the ladies on the day who will happily oblige. The ladies in the kitchen have always offered to give us what we want, so please do ask them.

The club is run on a not-for-profit basis and provides a relaxed and informal atmosphere in which to make contacts and, hopefully, refer business locally. You are welcome to bring any literature about your business.

You are also more than welcome to bring along a friend or colleague who may be interested in meeting new contacts.

The Spalding Business Club was created to help businesses develop new contacts and to pass information between those contacts and their clients.

For more information, please follow our Twitter profile @SpaldingBusClub or join our LinkedIn group www.linkedin.com/groups/4783254

We are in the process of looking for more speakers for 2018. Should you be interested in doing a presentation, which may sell you and your business or be on any subject of your choosing, please contact Ken Maggs of Moore Thompson. The idea of inviting various speakers is to create group conversation and get to know each other a little better.

After more than five years of chairing these meetings and arranging the speakers, breakfasts etc Ken Maggs is looking to retire at the end of 2018.

We are looking for a period of changeover between the current chairman and their replacement. Moore Thompson is willing to assist with the invites for future events for as long as is required.

It is the Spalding Business club and as a Spalding Business participator it is your club so please consider your availability for this role.

I look forward to seeing you. If you have any queries, then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please click here to book your space.

Upcoming speakers

October 2018 – Modern Slavery – Will Tharby

November 2018 – Applying for Business Grants – Janet Brown

December 2018 – Speaker to be confirmed

January 2019 – New Year Quiz – bottle of wine up for grabs (provided by Ken Maggs personally)


Prepare for Making Tax Digital with a FREE MT Cloud workshop

With less than a year left until Making Tax Digital – the Government’s all-new online reporting system – is launched, are you ready?

From April 2019, all VAT-registered businesses in the UK (with a turnover above £85,000) will need to switch to a digital tax system for submitting VAT returns using compliant cloud accounting software.

The transition doesn’t have to be time-consuming and you can prepare for Making Tax Digital with our new service MT Cloud.

To help clients learn more about MTD and our innovative support, we will be holding free workshops on the following dates, at the following locations:

  • 22nd August 2018 – South Holland Centre, 23 Market Place, Spalding, PE11 1SS.
  • 24th October 2018 – KingsGate Conference Centre, 2 Staplee Way, Parnwell, Peterborough, PE1 4YT.
  • 7th November 2018 – The Boathouse Business Centre, Harbour Square, Wisbech, PE13 3BH.

Workshop Schedule

  • 4.30pm: registration
  • 5.00pm: presentation
  • 6.00pm: demonstrations on packages available, followed by a buffet

MT Cloud combines professional cloud accounting software with the advice and support of experienced Chartered Accountants.

If you would like to join us for one of our upcoming MTD workshops, please confirm by clicking here.


The Trustees Forum

Date: These are held every 2nd Tuesday of every other month

Venue: The Riverside Café, Hills Department Store

Time: 7.30am

Please click here to register your interest to attend trustees forum.