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Five Towns Park Showroom Plans Emerge
Plans for a new car showroom to be based at the Five Towns Park development in Castleford have come to light. Lateral Property group, a property development and investment company specialising in the retail, food store …
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Print machinery firm secures Northern Powerhouse funding boost
 Wakefield-based company Pinheiros has secured £100,000 in funding from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Pinheiros Post Press buys and sells pre-owned machinery such as book production lines …
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Print machinery firm secures funding boost
Premier Farnell Technology challenge inspires next generation of coders
Students from sixteen schools and colleges across Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield and Calderdale are getting an introduction to the world of technology with the help of global technology firm Premier Farnell. The Premier …
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House of Koko to take over The Hepworth Cafe
The Hepworth Wakefield is delighted to announce a new collaboration to transform the gallery’s café and catering offer. Leeds-based House of Koko are partnering with Wakefield-based chef Chris Hale and his …
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Helping the Penny Drop in the Wakefield District
Amidst his work transforming lives and building brighter futures for those in need, Adeem Younis, entrepreneur and Chairman of charity, Penny Appeal, will discuss the excellent opportunities that exist for university …
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BPC Building Products Celebrates 40th Anniversary
Wakefield-based BPC Building Products, manufacturer of a huge range of constructional fixing components and builders' metalwork, has celebrated its 40th anniversary. To mark the occasion, a day of celebration …
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Wakefield computing start-up secures £3m in angel investment
Optalysys, the Wakefield and US-based start-up focussed on light-speed optical coprocessors, has secured £3.05 million from undisclosed angel investors. The start-up will used the funds to manufacture the …
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LC Industrial sells South Elmshall industrial property for £1.95m
LC Industrial has sold the former Delmonte warehouse at South Elmsall, near Wakefield, for £1.95 million to Barnsley’s Silkstone Finance. Ultima Furniture – Silkstone Finance’s sister …
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Wakefield MP celebrates Nurse Plus opening
Wakefield MP Mary Creagh was invited to celebrate the opening of Nurse Plus’ newest branch, which will offer employment opportunities to individuals in the local area. A ribbon cutting officially opened the …
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Finance Yorkshire Investment Boosts Local Economy
Investments by Finance Yorkshire have created or safeguarded more than 16,000 jobs in the region, new figures reveal. Since its launch seven years ago, the SME funder has invested in more than 500 SMEs across Yorkshire …
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Finance Yorkshire Investment Boosts Local Economy
Butcher’s shop opens thanks to historic buildings scheme
​An historic building in Pontefract has been brought back into use as a butcher's shop - thanks to a Wakefield Council and Heritage Lottery Fund conservation scheme. ​The Pontefract Townscape Heritage …
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The Roman Festival Celebrates Castlefords Rich history!
Roman re-enactments, gladiator training and a taste of ancient history – Castleford’s Roman Festival, celebrated on Saturday, demonstrated a flavour of what life was like in the town 2,000 years …
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Environmental Solutions Company Wins National Framework Contract
Specialist environmental contractor Ebsford Environmental has been appointed by the Canal & River Trust to a national framework designed to support the maintenance and protection of 2,000 miles of …
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Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents major solo exhibition
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) presents a major solo exhibition by pioneering Chilean artist, Alfredo Jaar. This important project is a key part of YSP’s 40th anniversary celebrations taking place throughout 2017. …
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Council brings 'Jolly Boys' to Wakefield
Wakefield Council's Retail Enhancement Scheme has supported another local business to open in the city centre. ​The Jolly Boys Brewery has been officially opened this week, following Council support to get the …
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£500k invested in new spa at Bannatyne health club in Wakefield
The Bannatyne Group has opened the doors to a brand new Spa in Wakefield, following a £500k investment. The new spa features six treatment beds, OPI branded manicure and pedicure areas and a relaxation area with …
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PTSG expands fire solutions business with acquisition of UK Sprinklers Ltd
PTSG, the Castleford-based niche specialist services provider, has extended its fire safety solutions business to encompass the installation and maintenance of sprinkler systems through the acquisition UK Sprinklers …
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Team Haribo Drum up Victory for Chairty
The Laila Milly Foundation, the Wakefield-based organisation providing support for children with serious illness and their families, has received a treat from HARIBO - a cheque for £1,500. The donation follows …
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Internal work underway at £5m leisure centre in Minsthorpe
Minsthorpe's new multi-million pound leisure facility has reached a landmark stage – with the internal building work well underway. The exterior of the £5million building has been fully completed …
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Yorkshire company directors take on gruelling 1,000-mile cycle challenge
Three directors of a Yorkshire-based business have embarked on a near 1,000-mile cycle challenge in support of charity. Kevin Dawson, operations director at Wakefield Acoustics, and finance director Paul Hebden will …
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Remind2Find launches online gift platform that keeps on giving!
The founders of Remind2Find have taken their pioneering shopping platform to the next level after teaming up with Futurelabs and the AD:VENTURE business support programme to take part in an innovative workshop programme …
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Remind2Find launches online gift platform that keeps on giving!
New Business Support schemes confirmed by West Yorkshire Investment Committee
West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee has confirmed its backing to push forward four business support programmes. Chaired by Cllr Peter Box, leader of Wakefield council, the committee …
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Carbon Trust's £9.2 Million Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator - First Competition Open
The Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) has been established to help strengthen the global competitiveness of British industry. First trailed in January 2017 by the Department for Business, Energy and …
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Expanding office provider Citibase launches latest business hub
Flexible office provider Citibase is launching a business hub in West Yorkshire which will offer up to 20,000 sq ft of space and house up to 330 SMEs and entrepreneurs when open. Citibase Wakefield sits within the landmark …
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Leeds City Region Invites Applications to Join the LEP Board
The Leeds City Region Enteprtise Partnership ( The LEP)  are inviting applications from business people who have a passion for the future of our economy and who want to share their skills and experience to make a …
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Future Creativity at Rutland Mills talks, panels and networking for the creative community
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 …
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Castleford curtain maker has 15 new jobs all sewn up
A family-run curtain-making firm from Castleford is on course to reach the 30-staff mark after switching its focus from retailing to manufacturing. Nationwide Curtain Makers, which two years ago employed just six …
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