Select Lincolnshire Forum Notes September 2018

Select Lincolnshire Forum Notes September 2018

Select Forum Notes 13/09/18

1. Venue – Riseholme College (Showground Campus)

Contact – Caroline Gollin

01522 304617

  1. Notes from Last Meeting

Refer to Minutes


Lincoln Castle, Christmas Emporium

Lincoln Castle, Christmas Emporium - Ellen Kelman

Ellen informed members about the Christmas Emporium at the Lincoln Castle from 15th December – 22nd December 2018. The Castle are looking for stall holders to take up a spot for the week. Ellen will look into the possibility of Select member receiving a discount on the cost of a stall. For any further info or to submit your completed application form please contact


Chamber Events

                A reminder that all Select members can attend Chamber events.

We have The East Lincolnshire Supper Club 18th September at Priory Hotel, Louth 18:30pm start - £30

The Lincoln Business Network 20th September at the Hilton 8am start - £14.40

Lincoln Supper Club 26th September at St Barnabas Hospice 18:30pm start – free

Bitesize Lincolnshire, Is your Business Brexit Ready? 4th October Commerce house. 7:30am – 9:30am – Free

Visit England Awards

                2018 has been and gone. 2019 awards announcing late summer.

Did anyone apply for this? No Lincolnshire based finalists so it would be good to get some Lincolnshire based finalists for 2019.


Categories are:

                B&B of the year

                Boutique guest accommodation of the year

                Business Tourism Award

                Dog friendly business of the year

                Guided Tour of the Year

                Holiday Park / Holiday Village of the year

                Hotel of the year

                Inclusive Tourism Award

                Inbound Tourism Award

                Innovation in Tourism Award


Lincolnshire Day, 1st October

                Is anybody doing anything? Promote on social media?

                Lincoln Castle are running free guided tours throughout the day

Please send us any information on activities you are planning to


Lincolnshire Show


                Reminder that members get 10% off Lincs show

Food & Gift Fayre 1/2nd Dec


£5 entry I believe

10% Discount Select members


Taste of Lincolnshire 8th Sept – Cancelled

                Unfortunate as members would have received 25% off a stall.

                Does anybody know why this was cancelled?


Discover Lincolnshire Weekend 30th March.

                Raise awareness

Highlights include free rides on Lincoln's open-top tour bus, free entry to Lincoln Cathedral, and free tours of the grounds of Lincoln Castle.

                Activities, events, and free admission during the weekend are to be confirmed.

Leaflet Swap 2019

Showground, sometime before Easter. Thoughts? Did anybody attend this year and will you be attending next year?


Be My Guest Event – 13th November. Butlins, Skegness

Visit for more info, supported by business Lincolnshire and the EU

Guest speakers such as Andrew Kerrigan from Sills and Betteridge and Paul McCooey (Director) from Duncan and Toplis amongst many others. Still opportunity to work with this event by visiting the website. Prices start at £650+VAT (Stalls etc) 

Primarily for people in the hospitality industry, pubs, hotels, b&bs and campsites. Exclusive deals, seminars and a good opportunity to network.


Lincolnshire Business Week

Monday 17th September, 8.30am-10am, Bishop Grosseteste University, To book your place email

Officially starts Tuesday 16th October, further details

Range of different events and talks for 4 days 16th – 19th October


T: 01522542166

Simon is from the Charity Acts Trust which is part of the Lincoln Food Hub. A group of charities and businesses that have come together with the objective of negating the need for food banks in Lincoln.

  1. PR & Marketing

KM Media, Good Taste Lincolnshire Magazine – Katrina Burrill.

Next issue will be released mid-October, 30,000 copies. Request for articles, recipes, new stories, adverts, advise pieces. Deadline for content is 19th August! 

10% Off advertisements for being a Select Member

Gemma Ball at the Chamber or Katrina can assist -


Social media - Just a reminder to tag us in any of your posts on social media. This way we will see it and retweet, re-post etc. Over 10000 followers on the Select twitter page, 2000 more than the chamber.

Also, the Select Lincolnshire Members closed facebook group only has 30 members in. Please search and invite yourself in, we will then approve, and you can utilise this to connect with other members.

Minutes are now on the FB members group, easily readable and accessible for members.

Last forum, members discussed the idea of a social media session to train businesses how to take good quality pictures of their own. (Paul Massey)

Twitter: @lovefoodlincs

Facebook: LoveFoodSelectLincolnshire

Insatgram: @lovefoodlincs


Spotlight Table – As always we have the spotlight table in commerce house if you would like to display your products as Lincoln Tea and Coffee company did last week so thank you for that Susie. The cost is £5 a week and you can set this up on a Friday afternoon for the following week.



                Entry deadline was end Aug

                Sponsorship is still available. Headline sponsor and a few others available

                Judging took place this week and congratulations to anybody who is a finalist

                Tickets are now on sale – refer to website



Daniel works for The Priory LSST and has asked to attend the Select Forum. Whilst he is not a member he wants to speak with our members to offer them the chance to engage with the school and help to expose the youngsters to the agri food sector rather than just an academic careers advisor giving them info.



Amy owns ‘Market Inn’ a marketing company specialising in the hospitality industry.



Paul has recently joined as a member of Chamber

He works closely with Amy Wallis (Market Inn) and is coming along to talk about photography, how it can be used to market your company and a few tips and tricks for those wanting to do their own for social media and the like.

10.R J Hirst’s Closure –Contact Sadie Hirst to discuss further or 07787525495. (Butchers)

  1. Future Select Forum Venues?
  2. AOB
  3. Sam Owen, 5 minute talk (Time permitting)
  4. Riseholme College, Presentation by Caroline Gollin and Exhibition of the Campus


Next Select Forum – 1st November @ Lincolnshire Brewing Co.

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