Wakefield Open for Business

Wakefield first has a dedicated Inward Investment team to assist and promote the district as a thriving business destination.

We are proud to promote the Wakefield district and strive to attract new investment and support the development of existing employers.  We believe in building lasting relationships to promote growth and prosperity.

Our Inward Investment team can support new existing businesses with the following;

 •Targeted property search based on customer requirements

 •Support with access to relevant funding streams (grants and loans)

 •Assistance with recruitment and training

 •Signposting to relevant agencies

 •Coordinate meetings with key partners including planning and transport and highways

 •Provide a single point of contact for all investment enquiries including national and district specific data

 •Identify business development opportunities based on your requirements

We maintain strong links with external partners such as UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the Business Growth Service (formerly MAS) and work closely with the wider region as part of the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

If you would like to learn more about Wakefield investment opportunities please contact;

Mike Rayyan, Business Development Manager

Tel: 01924 306 444 

Mobile: 07825 503 228

E-mail: mrayyan@wakefield.gov.uk

or

Rachel Kong, Inward Investment Officer

Tel: 01924 306 916 

Mobile: 07717 766 014

Email: rkong@wakefield.gov.uk

 

 
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