Wakefield first is a public and private sector led strategic organisation responsible for attracting inward investment, supporting trade, and raising the profile of the Wakefield district. Our predominant motivations are sustainable economic growth, job creation and promotion of the Wakefield district as a vibrant, dynamic and competitive region with global aspirations.

Wakefield Business Week 2018 in a nutshell


Wakefield Councils' new Economic Strategy

Wakefield Council has launched its new Economic Strategy to create more successful people, businesses and places throughout the district.

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Economic Strategy

Events Calendar


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Latest News

Swim start-up in Ossett and Sandal makes a splashWest Yorkshire based swim school is celebrating rapid growth as it enters its third …
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Positive sales quarter for listed Card FactoryPositive sales quarter for listed Card Factory Wakefield-headquartered listed …
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Pontefract headquartered HARIBO to launch in designer York outlet this month ...UK confectionery manufacturer, HARIBO is …
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Channel 4 HQ plans to be explored after “breakthrough” momentA meeting next week is set to discuss the next steps …
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