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Lifestyle Counselling Rooms available in Central Location

No 35 Forehill is home to a Spa, a range of lifestyle counselling services and a vibrant vegan and gluten-free Café. We currently have 2 rooms available to rent on a regular basis for 4-hour periods. If you are a Nutritionist, provide Holistic Treatments or have skills that would complement our current services including GP/Menopause …

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Everest Summiteer to speak at annual Celebration of Business in Ely Cathedral

The Ely Cathedral Business Group committee are thrilled to announce that the Everest Summiteer Ricky Munday will be delivering the keynote speech at the inaugural Celebration of Business dinner in Ely Cathedral’s Lady Chapel on Thursday 16 May 2019. Ricky Munday is an inspirational speaker, international expedition leader, Red Cross delegate and Chartered Accountant. To overcome redundancy, in 2004 …

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Networking Group For Ely Business Women Celebrates One Year Anniversary

The Ely group of East Anglian Women in Business (EAWIB), celebrated its first anniversary on Wednesday 9th January 2019. The networking group marked the occasion with cake and conversation. East Anglian Women in Business was created by Ward Gethin Archer Director and Family Law Solicitor, Sarah Fairbrother, to provide a local forum where business women …

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Local Building Firm Raises The Roof at National Awards

An Ely-based building firm is celebrating after scooping a prestigious award at a national ceremony last month. D.G. Building won the title of Best Local Builder or Traditional Craftsperson at the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards Grand Finals. The LABC Building Excellence Awards are the largest business to business awards in the …

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Ely to Celebrate Small Business Saturday with a HUGE GIVEAWAY

Ellgia a local, community-minded recycling company has pledged to raise the profile of small businesses this Christmas. Partnering with Visit Ely, Ellgia has called upon their wide network of business contacts to seek donations to come up with a variety of free giveaways this December. Joe Hemsley-Rudd, Sales Director at Ellgia said: “We are a …

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Sally Gunnell OBE Leads Line-up at East Cambs Business Boost 2018

Key note speaker and Olympic champion Sally Gunnell OBE was joined by over 250 local businesses at East Cambs Business Boost 2018 held at The Hive Leisure Centre in Ely on Friday 23rd November. Business Boost is the District’s largest business to business networking event and is organised by East Cambridgeshire District Council’s (ECDC) Enterprise …

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Councillors pay a visit to award-winning Recycling Centre

Members from East Cambridgeshire District Council (ECDC) were recently invited to visit an award-winning recycling company based in Lancaster Business Park. The visit is a part of a wider effort to meet with and understand the needs of businesses from across the district. Ellgia, who recently won a national award for Independent Operator of the …

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Olympic Athelete Talks Business at East Cambs Event

An Olympic gold medalist is set to headline an event aimed at small and medium East Cambridgeshire businesses this November.  Annual business event, East Cambs Business Boost, which debuted last year, has been created by East Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce. The event is set to bring together over 200 local SMEs …

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Toasting the Best of British Bed and Breakfasts

Local favourite Grove Barn has been shortlisted for National annual awards that celebrates the best independent hosts and hoteliers from across the UK Grove Barn has been shortlisted for both the “Outstanding Host” and regional “Hidden Gem” Award at Britain’s premier annual awards for the industry. The eviivo Awards, now in their fifth year, celebrate …

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Ellgia Wins Major National Contract with British Sugar

Ellgia is proud to have been awarded the national contract to provide British Sugar with their Waste Management and Recycling services. The long-term contract has started and includes working with their six major sites in Peterborough, Wissington, Bury St Edmunds, Cantley, Newark and Bardney. Ellgia is delighted to have been chosen as the waste and …

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Lucy Frazer MP Emphasises Need for an Agriculture-and Agritech-First Brexit to Michael Gove MP during Visit to South East Cambridgeshire

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove MP, came to South East Cambridgeshire on Thursday. His visit was prompted by an invitation from South East Cambridgeshire MP, Lucy Frazer. Mr Gove visited local businesses in the agriculture and agricultural technology (agritech) sectors and Ms Frazer took the opportunity to press …

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Andrew Carrier Joins Ward Gethin Archer's Ely Commercial Team

Leading Norfolk and Cambridgeshire law firm Ward Gethin Archer have appointed well-known and respected commercial solicitor, Andrew Carrier, to join its commercial law team in Ely. Andrew, who has worked in commercial law for 18 years has vast experience in dealing with all aspects of commercial work, previously working for a large regional solicitors practice in …

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Big Issue founder and Social Entrepreneur, Lord John Bird to speak in Ely

Co-founder of The Big Issue, Lord John Bird is to be the keynote speaker at Ely Cathedral 2018 Celebration of Business. Lord Bird, who entered the House of Lords in 2016 has endured a chequered life, living in orphanages, on the streets and a spell in prison where he learned to read and write. In …

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Three major retailers coming to Ely – but only if bats and voles are protected

Three major retailers are coming to Ely – as long as developers can satisfy planners that water vole and bat populations will be protected, Spotted in Ely can reveal. Last week, East Cambridgeshire District Council gave the green light for the construction of budget supermarket chain Lidl, bargain store B&M and DIY chain Wickes, in …

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Spring Tour Event – Your chance to discover more about King’s Ely Nursery, King’s Ely Acremont and King’s Ely Junior

WE know that if we could bottle the spirit of King’s Ely we would be onto a real winner, but we would like you to come and experience it for yourself. On Friday March 23rd, we are doing just that by hosting a Spring Tour Event for families interested in joining King’s Ely Nursery (ages …

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Businesses show that Apprenticeships Work

‘Apprenticeships work’ is the message coming from business and public sector leaders involved in Enterprise East Cambridgeshire’s newest event taking place during this year’s National Apprenticeship Week. Key speakers for the free to attend event, taking place on Friday 9th March at the Maltings, Ely, will include Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, James Palmer and …

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Grovemere Property Showcases Business Growth at Lancaster Way.

On Friday 19th January 2018, Councillors from East Cambridgeshire District Council (ECDC) visited Ely’s Lancaster Way Business Park and Enterprise Zone. Hosted by site developers Grovemere Property, Councillors saw first-hand how the rapidly developing area has flourished since the completion of substantial investment in infrastructure during the past year. Grovemere Property, founded in 1924, is …

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Food Supply Chain Industry Benefits The Economy In East Cambridgeshire

One of Cambridgeshire’s leading food supply chain specialists opened its doors to members of local and central government to showcase the inner workings of their purpose built processing and repack facilities in Newmarket.  Susanne Devanney from the Department for International Trade (DIT), MP Lucy Frazer and a number of East Cambridgeshire District Council (ECDC) Councillors …

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International packaging firm makes significant relocation within East Cambs

Local company Faerch Plast (formerly Anson Packaging) recently opened the doors of its impressive new UK headquarters and design facility on Lancaster Way Business Park in Ely. Hosted by the company’s Managing Director, the MP for South East Cambridgeshire, Lucy Frazer, joined East Cambridgeshire District Council’s economic development officers for a behind the scenes look …

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Junior stylists turned salon bosses Claire and Hannah are a cut above the rest

When best buddies Claire Farrow and Hannah Smith became junior hairdressers over a decade ago, they dreamt of one day running their own salon. Today that dream becomes a reality. The two mums, who met while studying at Ely College, are celebrating the opening of Farrow & Smith Hair Design. The funky salon opened today …

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Local Entrepreneur joins the board of world established technology company

Local businessman, serial entrepreneur and family man, Jonathan James has been appointed to the board of technology giants TLM Technologies. James from Soham, who owns over 100 shops and many other businesses, has joined the board of the company in a non-executive role. TLM create end-to-end solutions specialising in the convenience and fuel industries. Jonathan James’ has more …

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Environment Agency calls on Mick George Ltd for Solution

Having been awarded the £10.5million Earthworks contract, Mick George Ltd has recently set to work on raising the flood banks at the Ouse Washes reservoir, spanning Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, sub-contracting to JacksonHyder, in this Environment Agency project. The development in its entirety is estimated at a value of £27million, and is a consequence of recent …

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High Street Passage Party

The shops in Ely High Street Passage are throwing a street party on Thursday August 10th, following last years successful event organised by the independent retailers who work there. The party is absolutely free, and will feature live music, storytelling sessions, sewing demonstrations, taster massage sessions, face painting ice creams and a visit from Miss …

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Lancaster Way Infrastructure Expansion Ends But Doesn't Stop There

Phase 2 will enable Grovemere Property to open another 75 acres of additional land with various business consent. In October 2016 work began at Lancaster Way by contractor Mick George. Their role was to create an escape route for water and drainage and an extension of the current road system on the Enterprise Zone. The …

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Ely Firm Ellgia Acquires Purple Recycling

Ely-based waste management and recycling company Ellgia is pleased to announce it has acquired Purple Recycling this week and will take over operations at the Purple Recycling site in Prickwillow with immediate effect.  Ellgia anticipates a smooth transition with all services continuing as normal and has confirmed all staff will be retained. Steve Crook, Ellgia’s …

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Support Ely’s independent businesses this Christmas by choosing My Shop is Local

Ely residents can give a double gift this Christmas by stocking up on goodies from local businesses – all at the click of a button. Supporting Ely’s independent businesses is easier than ever before, thanks to a one-stop-shop that delivers local produce straight to your door. And by shopping locally for festive groceries and gifts, …

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Tracy Allgood makes heartbreaking decision to close successful deli: "The last six weeks have broken me"

The owner of a successful Ely delicatessen says the difficult decision to close down her business was cemented after an exhausting summer. With just over a week to go until Allgoods of Ely shuts its doors for the last time, Tracy Allgood told Spotted in Ely she will miss the people coming into the shop …

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Summer street party celebrates local businesses

Ely’s High Street Passage took on a carnival atmosphere as local businesses gathered to celebrate its first ever street party. Organiser Annabel Reddick, of Burrows Bookshop, said about eight local businesses were involved in organising the High Street Passage Summer Party – a free event for the whole family to enjoy. “It’s just to bring …

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Beauty businesses join forces and create The Beauty Loft

Becky Cross has always been “Beauty by Becky” above Toppers on Forehill but to be able to offer more services decide to join forces with Louise Nicholas from “Little Beauty Treats” and formed “The Beauty Loft”. The official opening took place last Saturday with free drinks and cakes and opened their doors to everyone who wanted …

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Local success at the Chippy version of the Oscars

John scooped The Award for Outstanding Achievement during a prestigious ceremony hosted by the voice of food and drink on BBC Radio 2, Nigel Barden, at the Lancaster London Hotel in London. Sponsored by Middleton Food Products, this award recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to the industry and has been instrumental in advancing the …

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Local Agency receives highest recommendations again

Emerald Frog Marketing has once again been approved by Recommended Agencies Register (RAR) following high ratings and recommendations from clients. The Recommended Agencies Register is the UK’s leading directory for businesses looking for advertising, design, PR or digital agencies. Agency clients are invited to rate agencies out of 100 for their skill in specific marketing …

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Emerald Frog Marketing auction to raise money for local charities

Littleport marketing and PR agency, Emerald Frog Marketing is celebrating five years in business  by holding an online fundraising auction of promises to raise money for five local charities: The Liam Fairhurst Foundation, Little Bundles, Froglife, The Wildlife Trust and Branching Out. Jo Evans, Director at Emerald Frog Marketing said: “We’ve set ourselves a big …

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Mr Simms is 2 years old

Congratulations to David Learner and his team at Mr Simms Sweet Shop on reaching their second birthday. They state on their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/mrsimmsely From all of us, to all of you Thank you x We couldn’t have done it without stars like you The boys that crunch and the girls that chew We could never have …

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Emerald Frog Marketing appeals for businesses to donate for local charities

Littleport marketing and PR agency, Emerald Frog Marketing is celebrating five years in business  by organising an fundraising auction of promises to raise money for five local charities. Prizes donated to Emerald Frog’s “5 Star Charity Auction” will be available via an online public auction later this year to raise money to be split between …

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St Mary's Pharmacy celebrates a 5th year

St Mary’s Pharmacy in Ely is now 4 years old and going strong. Yahya, manager at the pharmacy told Spotted in Ely, “We are now celebrating our 4th anniversary. He continued to say, “We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers/patients for their continued custom and support”.

Ely to Get New Shops

Ely’s City Centre is slowly changing with quality high street stores and a variety of local independents still trading and a thriving Saturday Market. It is thought that by the end of the year all premises in the main streets will be occupied and open for business. The latest announcements comes from The White Stuff, …

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New apprentice learning precision on the job

Press Release from East Cambridgeshire District Council Apprentices in East Cambridgeshire are continuing to help drive forward the district’s economy. The East Cambridgeshire Apprenticeship scheme brought Thomas Barry, aged 19 who attended Soham Village College and Hybrid Laser Tech together. The company, who manufacture and supply precision laser cut ceramic substrates, has been working closely …

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