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Friday 7 April 2017
Wakefield Bondholder first friday!
08.45am - 11.00am

We all know that first impressions count, but, what we often don’t know, is the impact that these have on how we are perceived by others. Help is finally at hand, when nationally respected personal branding expert… More >
Thursday 27 April 2017
5 Towns Business Support group - Dealing with difficult employees
08.00am - 09.00am

Meeting once a month at a local venue, covering the 5 Towns, the Business Support Group is a great opportunity for business people to meet other businesses, share, learn and network. This months topic is - Dealing… More >
Friday 28 April 2017
Business opportunities arising from the successful Wakefield BID
08.00am - 10.00am

The meeting will be chaired by Andy Turner - Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce Wakefield Chamber Director and Managing Director of First Choice Recruitment who will introduce our guest speakers: David Owens - Chairman… More >
Tuesday 2 May 2017
Retail and Hospitality Revolution
09.00am - 02.00pm

After a successful event in 2016 Retail Rocks has become even bigger and better than last year- rebranded as the Hospitality and Retail Revolution Day- it’s a day that can’t be missed if your business sits in this… More >
Thursday 4 May 2017
BizEd 2
11.00am - 06.30pm

Following the success of the first ever Bized exhibition in December 2015, Bized 2 will take place on May 4th 2017 at Wakefield Town Hall. The event aims provide an opportunity for members of the education community and… More >
Friday 5 May 2017
Wakefield Bondholder First friday
08.45am - 11.00am

With a passion for food driving his progression from pot-wash to chocolate pioneer, qualified Chef, award-winning Chocolatier and owner of Coeur de Xocolat, David Greenwood-Haigh, will explain how his discerning palate… More >
Thursday 11 May 2017
Wakefield Bondholders vs Suits & Vinyl
05.00am - 07.00pm

Date: 11th May 2017 Time:… More >
Tuesday 16 May 2017
Housing Growth in the North & What the LGA Housing Commission Report means for us
09.30am - 03.45pm

We would like to invite you to the LGAs northern housing event, hosted by Wakefield Council to discuss Housing Growth in the North & What the LGA Housing Commission Report means for us When?  Tuesday 16th May… More >
Thursday 18 May 2017
Business Technology Forum
08.30am - 03.00pm

This annual one-day expo is bursting with educational seminars and workshops, giving you fresh insight into the latest technology advancements. This year we focus on Digital Transformation, offering you… More >
Friday 26 May 2017
Leeds City Region Training Provider Networking Morning
08.30am - 10.00am

Friday 26 May @ Wakefield College, Thornes Park Campus, WF2 8QZ The event is free to attend. You will network and find out more about how the Absolute Apprenticeships provision can support training… More >
Tuesday 13 June 2017
Wakefield Business Week Launch event
08.00am - 10.00am

Join us at creative and cultural venue Production Park to begin the week as we mean to go on. With insights into the industry and the future of the districts economy – how will Wakefield transform? You will hear… More >
Wakefield Business Conference
10.00am - 03.00pm

Event Information The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce is delighted to be hosting their 2017 Wakefield Business Conference (WBC) Following the Launch at Production Park, Wakefield on Tuesday 13th… More >
Wednesday 14 June 2017
Techno Evolution
09.00am - 04.00pm

Join us at The Hepworth’s most unique industrial Mill Space The Calder! The Techno Evolution has landed in Wakefield! Wakefield is fast establishing itself as the centre of music and live events production in… More >
10.00am - 12.30pm

Kate Betts, a former journalist turned media consultant as part of Wakefield Business Week, will show you how to promote your company for little, or no, cost. Kate worked in newspapers, radio and television, including… More >
CREATE - ing Young Entrepreneurs in Wakefield
03.00pm - 05.00pm

96% of the districts business stock being SMEs, Wakefield has become a catalyst for PRE Starts to establish themselves...  To celebrate Young Entrepreneurs in Wakefield Business Week the future of young… More >
Ad:Venture Professional Leadership Course - Be at the top of your Game
04.00pm - 07.00pm

You’re an Expert in Your field. How do you stay on top of your game? Success is closer than you think… Wakefield First wants to support the development of a new generation of leaders in professional… More >
Thursday 15 June 2017
Retail and Hospitality Revolution
09.00am - 12.45pm

The Retail and Hospitality Revolution in Wakefield ! Brand, Bid and Brilliance! Join us at Unity Works to discuss a range of topics including the success and the future of Wakefield's retail and hospitality… More >
Turning Tables
09.00am - 12.00pm

Apprentices Vs Employers! Putting you in the hot seat • Have you met a few hurdles whilst on the search for great employees? • Have you ever wanted to get to know your future employees without interrogating… More >
Friday 16 June 2017
Women in Business Networking Wakefield get together
09.30am - 11.30am

An opportunity for women in business in the area to get together and network, no pressure, no sell, just discussing business, connections and working together. Come and find out about other women in business in your area and… More >
Thursday 29 June 2017
New Biz Freshers Fair
09.00am - 12.00pm

Meet the latest and greatest start-ups from Leeds region Network with others from the Leeds business community An opportunity for up-and-coming businesses to showcase their products or… More >
Tuesday 4 July 2017
Creative Digital IP: protecting your app, website, code, digital presence
06.00pm - 07.30pm

Digital businesses create and use IP all the time, perhaps without realising it. Whether it’s the name of your company, the look of a new character in your game, the code of your new program, or even an improved… More >
Friday 7 July 2017
Wakefield Bondholder first friday
08.45am - 11.00am

In the aftermath of securing the Wakefield BID YES VOTE. People’s Perceptions of Wakefield’s city centre are changing with the evening economy leading the way in investment, employment and passion. For years… More >
Friday 14 July 2017
My Network Wakefield
12.30pm - 01.30pm

Join us at MY Network Wakefield every second Friday of the month. The next event will take place at The Hop in Wakefield, from 12.30pm - 1.30pm. (The Hop, 19 Bankfield Street, Wakefield, WF1 1EH) It's very… More >
Wednesday 26 July 2017
5 Towns Business Referrals Network
07.00am - 08.30am

Join us at the leading referrals network in West Yorkshire to meet like-minded businesses. How does it work?  Other businesses meet to refer work and share contacts Early meeting to minmise disruption to… More >
Thursday 24 August 2017
1 Day Digital Breakthrough
09.30am - 04.30pm

Fully funded digital masterclasses for eligible SMEs in the Leeds City Region. If you're not taking a break this summer then why not join us on the 24th August for our 1 Day Digital… More >
Wednesday 6 September 2017
The Retail Masterclass
06.00pm - 09.00pm

Ridings LIVE! @ The Ridings Shopping Centre 06th September 2017 6pm-9pm TO BOOK CLICK HERE!  Working in partnership with retail guru Kate Hardcastle and award winning business leaders John Timpson &… More >
Friday 8 September 2017
Wakefield Bondholder first friday
08.45am - 11.00am

Holding the coveted ‘Business Person of the Year’ title, Michelle Bailey, Managing Director of Barnsley-based Active Response Security Services, is perfectly placed to discuss the valuable contributions… More >
Wednesday 20 September 2017
Innovation Network: Northern Powerhouse & Regional Growth: What does it mean for your Business?
08.30am - 10.30am

This breakfast event will provide you with an overview of the Northern Powerhouse & regional growth agenda. Addressing what it means for your business, plus support and opportunities for businesses in… More >
Future Creativity at Rutland Mills - ALL creatives welcome!
10.00am - 07.00pm

On Wednesday 20 September at The Hepworth, Tileyard Studios and Tileyard Education are hosting a free one-day event featuring panels, talks and industry networking designed to bring together creative professionals and… More >
Thursday 21 September 2017
#ThirdThurs Free Monthly Networking Event
07.30am - 09.00am

What started off as a trial for this new format of business networking event has turned in a huge success. The events are completely free to attend (even the yummy breakfasts are sponsored by local businesses), we will have… More >
Start-Up Day: How to build a social media strategy - supported by Google Digital Garage
09.30am - 11.00am

Learn from Google how to optimise your online presence using the power of social media. We’ve teamed up with Google to give you all the tips and advice you need to be successful online. Social media is an… More >
Tuesday 26 September 2017
Free Marketing Workshops with the Marketing Optimist
09.00am - 05.00pm

The Marketing Optimist, a Marketing consultancy based in Castleford, is offering free one hour marketing consultancy sessions to businesses based in the Wakefield area. The one-on-one sessions will be held at Unity Works… More >
Thursday 5 October 2017
Connections Count
09.30am - 11.00am

These monthly business networking meetings will run on the first Thursday of every month from 9.30am - 11.00am. Come along and enjoy refreshments and an opportunity to make some valuable new contacts. Every… More >
Monday 9 October 2017
Gameslab Leeds - Emerging Tech for Companies
09.30am - 05.00pm

The GamesLab Leeds team are running a workshop on emerging tech for companies in the Leeds City Region. The 2 day workshop will have industry specialists covering AR, VR, Bitcoin & blockchains, data analytics and… More >
Wednesday 11 October 2017
HSBC - Strategies for Growth
08.30am - 01.30pm

Strategies for Growth is now in its third year, and we’ve been busy reshaping the events so that you can get even more guidance and support, whilst networking with like minded business leaders. The events are open to… More >
Thursday 12 October 2017
Wakefield Breakfast Morning Networking Event
08.00am - 10.00am

This months breakfast morning networking event is kindly hosted by Made in Yorkshire gold Member - Crompton Controls. Crompton Controls is dynamic 100% privately owned British Company manufactures and… More >
Thursday 19 October 2017
Gigabit City Wakefield Launch
06.12pm - 08.00pm

NGC Networks and CityFibre invite you to join us at our exclusive Gigabit City event where we will unveil plans for the next generation of internet connectivity in Yorkshire. Wakefield will soon become a Gigabit City with… More >
Thursday 9 November 2017
Stepping up performance
10.00am - 12.30pm

The UK has a problem. Our average productivity levels are some 18% lower than our G7 competitors and poor management is believed to cost UK employers around £85 billion a year.* According to the Chartered Management… More >
Wednesday 15 November 2017
Managing Agents & Distributors - by D.I.T
09.30am - 01.00pm

Ten hour flight or a five minute Skype call? Managing your Export development from Singapore to Santiago can be effective and efficient when you're working with the right partner.  Appointing an Export… More >