5 Days–1 District. Wakefield Business Week 18. Mon Oct 1-Fri Oct 5. Sponsored by OE Electrics

15th August 2018 5 DAYS – 1 DISTRICT Wakefield Business Week 2018 - Sponsored by OE Electrics The Wakefield districts reputation as a rising star of the northern region and as a home for thriving business will be under the read more

Wakefield College celebrates A Level results…

16th August 2018 A Level students from Wakefield College’s Sixth Form have once again demonstrated hard work and determination after the class of 2018 achieved another strong set of results. Figures revealed last night showed read more

Wakefield Manufacturing Forum launching first ‘Wakefield Manufacturing Awards’ at Wakefield Business Week 18

16th August 2018 The Wakefield Manufacturing Forum is launching the first ever ‘Wakefield Manufacturing Awards’, a new event to the Wakefield region, focused entirely on recognising and celebrating the vibrancy and read more

Want to learn how to start or grow your digital business? Free Workshops start in Wakefield September 2018

15th August 2018 Want to learn how to start or grow your digital business? Futurelabs has designed FutureStart – just 5 evening sessions which will give you the tools you need for building and growing your digital idea into a read more

Good times are on the menu with Wakefield cities FIRST ever Restaurant Week.

15th August 2018 Led by the Wakefield Bid, Wakefield will celebrate its position as one of the most up and coming food and drink locations in the country with the city centre's first ever Restaurant Week, from September 1st to 7th read more


15th August 2018 Growing café-bakery chain Muffin Break will open its doors in Trinity Walk shopping centre Wakefield on Thursday 16th August.  With 60 over café-bakeries nationwide Muffin Break is gaining in read more

Theatre Royal Wakefield entered into UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre competition .... OH YES THEY HAVE!

9th August 2018 The UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre competition IS OPEN! Theatre Royal Wakefield have entered the competition, and would love as much support as possible! It is an online vote where entrants are put into a prize read more


9th August 2018 HARIBO Pontefract, the UK’s leading gums and jellies manufacturer, has been shortlisted in The Grocer New Product Awards for its recently launched reduced sugar treat, Fruitilicious. At over 150 years old, The read more


9th August 2018 Following a 20-year milestone in business, established IT support specialists Eitex took a bold move and relocated to the Wakefield district in 2017. Now, having spent a year as part of the local business community, we spoke read more

VFS South Kirkby on more than just a roll …

9th August 2018 Part of the FAIST Group, a London registered worldwide Manufacturing and Technology group, VFS have built a reputation of supplying the highest quality LCV bodywork to major OEM manufacturers and Fleet operators read more

SFB Group Wakefield is shortlisted for top business awards

9th August 2018 A local firm of chartered accountants, wealth managers and business advisers are celebrating after being shortlisted for the UKs most prestigious accountancy awards. SFB Group has been named a finalist at this read more
SFB Group Wakefield is shortlisted for top business awards

Wakefield-based chocolate manufacturing equipment supplier receives support from Department for International Trade

8th August 2018 A Wakefield-based chocolate manufacturing equipment supplier has received support from the Department for International Trade (DIT) to support growth plans. Coeur de Xocolat, founded by David read more

Pontefract shone brightly yesterday for its entry into the Great British High Street Awards!

1st August 2018 Yesterday Pontefract saw the Teams from the the Great British High Street Awards, Wakefield Council and Wakefield First out in force! The Sun shone brightly over the town centre showcasing all in their read more
Pontefract shone brightly yesterday for its entry into the Great British High Street Awards!

Kitwave agrees deal for new northern distribution centre in Wakefield

30th July 2018 Wholesaler Kitwave has secured a four-acre site in Wakefield for its new 65,000 sq ft northern distribution centre. The company will take space at Wakefield Hub, a logistics site capable of accommodating in excess of 1.5 read more

Banner of Normanton snaps up cleaning products specialist

25th July 2018 Wakefield-headquartered workplace supplies and services provider Banner has acquired a Leicestershire-based cleaning and hygiene products specialist. Subec Wiping Solutions, based in Hinckley, supplies the UK read more

The Nostell Estate is Recognised for its Commitment to the Environment

24th July 2018 A business park based just outside of Wakefield has received a series of awards and grants acknowledging its commitment to the environment. The Nostell Estate, which is located alongside Nostell Priory, was last read more


24th July 2018 HARIBO has been handed a prestigious RoSPA President’s Award in recognition of its continued commitment to health and safety practices.    Having received its thirteenth consecutive Gold read more

Why diversity is good for a business with Gillian Arnold, Managing Director of Tectre

24th July 2018 ‘’You can’t open a trade paper or a broadsheet these days without hearing the industry bodies telling you that diversity is good for your business. Believe it or not, this trend started in America in the mid read more

An alternative to traditional tutoring in the centre of Pontefract

24th July 2018 Young Minds Matter study-centre which Opened in October 2017 is the creation of Katharine Young and Maggi Addison–Hewitt. Situated in central Pontefract, the centre offers effective learning experiences read more

Council’s New Economic Strategy Launched

20th July 2018 Wakefield Council has launched its new Economic Strategy to create more successful people, businesses and places throughout the district. The strategy will guide the way the Council does business and our read more


19th July 2018 Wakefield Bondholders, the private-sector initiative which aims to promote the Wakefield District as a great place to visit, invest and live, has welcomed The Car Buying Group to its network of members. Based in read more

Wakefield Business Conference Wednesday October 3rd 2018, part of the Wakefield First Business Week

16th July 2018 read more


13th July 2018 In just two years, artificial intelligence (AI) will create more jobs than it destroys by delivering more business value. That’s according to Gartner, the leading research and advisory company which is also read more

Sir Rodney Walker appointed Chairman of The Yorkshire Society

13th July 2018 A Yorkshireman through and through, Sir Rodney Walker, born in Wakefield, has been appointed Chairman of The Yorkshire Society. Established in 1980, The Yorkshire Society is a not-for-profit organisation that read more


12th July 2018 Nationwide Curtain Makers – recipients of a sizeable grant from ERDF funded programme, AD:VENTURE – celebrated the completion of its new offices and showroom with a star-studded ribbon cutting read more

From strength to strength.. Wakefield based Topic UK, launches Yorkshire wide.

12th July 2018 As Yorkshire business magazine TopicUK has now reached its fifth Birthday, founding partners Gill Laidler and Rob Blackwell made the decision to amalgamate all editions into one Yorkshire edition and following the read more
From strength to strength.. Wakefield based Topic UK, launches Yorkshire wide.

Quite literally a Star Studded event ...

12th July 2018 Theatre Royal Wakefield launched their new studio space and café bar with a ribbon cutting ceremony that saw all the Theatre’s donators and supporters celebrate the official opening. Almost 150 people read more

Family-owned Wakefield business set for £5.5m turnover boost with new Aldi contract

12th July 2018 Family-owned woodworking firm HARTE is set for a multi-million pound turnover boost and workforce expansion after securing a contract with Aldi. The Wakefield-based business will create 15 jobs, and see turnover leap read more

Sewtec to create 40 jobs with new office in Wakefield

10th July 2018 Dewsbury-based robotics specialist Sewtec is set to create about 40 jobs after opening a new mechanical and software engineering design office in Wakefield. The new office at Silkwood Park, just off Junction 40 of the read more

Yorkshire Business Woman Jo Haigh Wins the IoD Yorkshire & North East Non-Exec Director of the Year Award 2018

9th July 2018 With bases in Wakefield, London and Birmingham, Jo Haigh has been awarded the Institute of Directors Yorkshire & North East Non-Exec Director of the Year Award. This regional recognition solidifies Jo’s read more


9th July 2018 Group Rhodes, the Wakefield-based advanced engineering company is celebrating relocating to new premises on Calder Vale, investing in refurbishing and re-equipping its new manufacturing facility and creating 21 new read more

Leeds LEP boss Roger Marsh to chair new Northern Powerhouse group

9th July 2018 Leeds City Region LEP Chair Roger Marsh is to chair an influential new body to support the Government’s ambitions for the Northern Powerhouse across the region. The Chairs of each of the 11 LEPs in the North of read more

Choices @ 16+ - the skills and careers event for young people is coming to the district .....

9th July 2018 Choices @ 16+ is the skills and careers event for young people in the Wakefield district. Headed up by Wakefield Council in partnership with, Go Higher West Yorkshire, The National Collaborative Outreach Programme, read more

Investor swoops for 176,000 sq ft warehouse in Castleford

6th July 2018 A 176,000 sq ft distribution unit which was occupied by TK Maxx in Castleford has been snapped up for an undisclosed sum. Scarborough-based property investor Broadland Properties has completed the acquisition read more

Hunter Safety Solutions Castleford - Runner up in local business of the year awards scheme.

6th July 2018 The team at Hunter Safety Solutions are delighted to have been announced runners up in a local Business of the Year awards scheme.   The annual awards ceremony, held by Eaton Smith Solicitors at the Cedar Court read more

£7m deal agreed for residential property portfolio to include Wakefield

3rd July 2018 Residential property fund manager Hearthstone Investments has agreed a £7m deal to acquire a portfolio of properties in Wakefield, Cardiff, Doncaster, Hull, Nottingham and Wigan. The firm has exchanged read more

Speculative development for Castleford site following £3.2m sale

3rd July 2018  A new speculative industrial development is set to be built in Castleford following the sale of a 13-acre site for £3.2m. The site, known as 'Super G', has been acquired by Barwood Capital, read more


28th June 2018 Digital Knowledge Exchange, the innovative business support programme, is to host two free Digital Breakthrough events this summer to help businesses from across the Leeds city region enhance their digital skills so they read more

Backstage Academy to open first student accommodation

28th June 2018 Wakefield's Backstage Academy, an education facility dedicated to the live events industry, is set to open its first dedicated student accommodation. Opening for their 2018 September cohort, the Waterfront read more

Tech hub to launch in Wakefield

28th June 2018 A new tech hub that will act as an incubator for start-ups in the creative and digital sector is set to open in Wakefield. The Plex has been developed in a grade II-listed building on Margaret Street which was once home to the read more

Work starts on 150,100 sq ft development between Castleford and Pontefract

28th June 2018 Construction has started on a 150,100 sq ft speculative development of production and distribution space close to Junction 32 of the M62 motorway between Castleford and Pontefract. Developer Gregory Property Group read more

How is Wakefield Firsts' World Cup Draw coming along? ...

22nd June 2018 Hosts Russia got the tournament off to a flier with a thumping 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia . Day two saw the highly anticipated match up between Euro 2016 winners Portugal and 2010 World Cup champions Spain in Sochi and what a read more

Grants for community projects to support people into work

20th June 2018 Wakefield Council is inviting voluntary organisations, community groups and businesses to apply for new grant funding to support residents into work and help the local economy to prosper. The People Enabling Area read more

Results for the Regulatory Excellence Awards are announced today ....

20th June 2018 Good Luck to Wakefield's Environmental Health Team! The Regulatory Excellence Awards recognise regulatory organisations, businesses and trade associations achieving positive outcomes through good read more

Pontefract's sweet success

19th June 2018 Pontefract sweet-making giant Haribo has said it is in a "good position" to meet the challenges currently facing the UK confectionery industry. The company reported turnover of £172.7m for the read more

£1m fund launched to support new tech businesses

18th June 2018 The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, which includes the Wakefield district, is offering £1m in funding to encourage digital businesses to relocate to the area. The city region's tech sector read more


15th June 2018 Utilising locally sourced ingredients to whip up a recipe for success, MasterChef quarter finalist, Chris Hale will show Bondholders an alternative way to support the local economy, when he delivers a cooking demo at read more

LEP calls for transport investment in Leeds City Region

15th June 2018 The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership has backed calls for the region to receive a substantial share of transport investment through the Government's £860m Transforming Cities read more

LET THE GAMES COMMENCE! .. Wakefield First hosts World Cup Draw - The 32 teams represented by 32 shining businesses across our district!

13th June 2018 Today businesses from across the district gathered to join in with the World Cup Fever. Hosted by Wakefield First and supported by Rhubarb Radio at CREATE Cafe, Wakefield One. The draw was broadcast LIVE across read more

Local Networking group, Club 5, Goes from Strength to Strength

12th June 2018 For a new business networking group, Club 5 in support of The Prince of Wales Hospice, is making tremendous progress and being incredibly well-supported by local businesses. Membership numbers continue to grow every month, read more

Wakefield Cyber security firm bought by PE-backed group

12th June 2018 A Wakefield-headquartered cyber security consultancy has been snapped up by a private equity-backed group. Agenci is a consultancy that specialises in IT security, particularly ISO 27001 and GDPR, working with a read more

Wakefield Works… works! Free job seeking scheme to return after 95% of attendees find it useful

4th June 2018 Wakefield Works, the successful employer-led campaign that is delivered thanks to a partnership between JobCentre Plus and First Choice Recruitment, will return to the region in September and October after supporting read more

Leeds City Region shortlisted to become home of new national Channel 4 HQ

4th June 2018 Leeds City Region’s submission to Channel 4 for the broadcasters’ new National HQ outside of London has officially been shortlisted. Leeds City Region includes Wakefield, Barnsley, Bradford, read more

Rock 'n' roll up, roll up.... CALLING THE DISTRICTS #MUSICFUTURES .....

29th May 2018 Are you an artist, manager, record label or someone who makes a living from music? What are the truths around streaming? Is it possible to have your music on a multitude of streaming platforms and make money? Do you need a read more

Wakefield-based headquarters for touring artists makes Yorkshires top 10 most talented in Creative Sector .....

29th May 2018 Production Park, the Wakefield-based headquarters for touring artists has made Yorkshires top 10 most talented and able young enterprises, as part of Creative England’s annual CE50 list of the 50, making the read more

NEWSFLASH - Save The Date for Wakefield Business Week 2018

24th May 2018 read more

With support from local and national business a Majestic Sculpture was unveiled in Featherstone.

23rd May 2018 Funded nationally and locally by Featherstone Town Council, Wakefield Council, R.V.Rugg Featherstone, RIM Scaffolding Featherstone, and Envy Windows of Normanton, A majestic sculpture of a horse has been read more

Wakefield based, STATEMENT, the Digital and E commerce agency, gets new programme into shape for UK wide XERCISE4LESS

23rd May 2018 Statement, the leading Northern eCommerce and Shopify agency, has helped Xercise4Less, the UK wide gym-chain, increase sales, awareness and sign ups of their Transformation Camps and 4FiiT Programme, a dedicated read more


23rd May 2018 PHD Marketing & Strategy, based in the iconic Pontefract Barracks building, has announced significant expansion in due to increased demand for marketing services in the print, packaging and plastics read more

The Ridings Wakefield win national award.

23rd May 2018 The Ridings Centre in Wakefield has beaten national competition to scoop a top industry award. The centre was crowned the overall winner at the Revo Purple Apple Marketing Awards, picking up a Golden Apple Award for its Cuppa read more

Craven Fawcett of Wakefield secures china clay equipment project.

21st May 2018 Craven Fawcett, based in Wakefield, has recently designed, manufactured and installed a new Extruder for global materials company Sibelco at its plant in Devon. The new Extruder was required to replace an existing read more


21st May 2018 Group Rhodes, the Wakefield-based engineering company, has raised £2,600 for Move Ahead, the local charity that provides help and long term care for brain injury sufferers and their carers. A team of six Group read more

Wakefield based TopicUK Magazine celebrates 5th Birthday with expansion.

21st May 2018 To celebrate the five-year anniversary, TopicUK Magazine, Yorkshire’s premier business to business magazine is expanding to cover the whole of Yorkshire. Launched in Wakefield by Gill Laidler and Rob read more

1,400-home plan at former Nestle site at Castleford set for approval

18th May 2018 The proposed construction of a 1,400 home residential development on the 64-acre former Nestle plot in Castleford is set to move forward with plans recommended for approval when they go before councillors next week (24 May read more

Wakefield video game developer Team17 to raise £217m on admission to AIM market

18th May 2018 Team17, the video game developer, has announced it is expected to have a market capitalisation of around £217m when it floats on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange late this month. The read more

£1.5m Normanton business park redevelopment now fully let

18th May 2018 Marrtree Investments has fully let its newly refurbished 26,000 sq ft business park at Normanton Industrial Estate. The £1.5 million Marrtree Business Park scheme, which is set to create several new jobs, was read more

Yorkshire projects lined up for £30bn investment boost

17th May 2018 A "bold and ambitious" initiative designed to attract more than £30bn worth of overseas investment to the UK – which could benefit a number of projects across Yorkshire – is set to read more

Wakefield based entrepreneur who imports and refurbishes Tuk-Tuks helps more than 15 micro businesses in first year.

16th May 2018 A Wakefield based entrepreneur that recognised the new business potential of importing and refurbishing Tuk-Tuks has helped more than 15 micro businesses since its launch just twelve months ago. Thanks to AD:VENTURE, read more

Leeds City Region, which serves the Wakefield district, submits its bid for new national Channel 4 HQ

15th May 2018 Leeds City Region, which includes the Wakefield district, has submitted its bid to Channel 4 for the broadcasters’ new National HQ outside of London. The bid, which responds to the read more

Wakefield accountant supported by the AD:VENTURE programme shortlisted for prestigious Yorkshire award.

9th May 2018 Wakefield based accountant Aimee Hargreaves is preparing for a glittering awards ceremony after being shortlisted for the Accountant of the Year at the inaugural Yorkshire Accountancy Awards. Taking place on read more
Wakefield accountant supported by the AD:VENTURE programme shortlisted for prestigious Yorkshire award.

Record breaking crowds turn out for Tour de Yorkshire

9th May 2018 More than 2.6 million spectators turned out over four days to watch the 2018 edition of the Tour de Yorkshire in another record-breaking year for the event. About 900,000 roadside spectators witnessed Sunday's read more

Castleford cheesemonger sets sights on the UAE and beyond

9th May 2018 Family-run cheesemonger Cryer & Stott is set to export to the UAE after its artisan cheeses impressed buyers at the world’s largest annual food tradeshow Gulfood in Dubai. Hotel, restaurant and read more


8th May 2018 Nominations open for the Yorkshire Children of Achievement Awards at the Cedar Court Hotel Wakefield As the only event that exclusively celebrates the bravery and talents of young people from across the read more

Wakefield district firms encouraged to bid for digital growth grants

8th May 2018 Wakefield district Businesses - Leeds city region are being urged to take advantage of up to £10,000 of funding to invest in new digital technology under the Government-backed Digital Enterprise programme, before read more

£230 million flotation plans for Wakefield video game developer

8th May 2018 Wakefield developer and independent publisher Team17 is going public, it confirmed today, seeking admission of its shares onto the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. The Wakefield video games company read more
£230 million flotation plans for Wakefield video game developer

Yorkshire’s commercial property market gets off to a flying start including Assets in Castleford Wakefield.

3rd May 2018 A whopping £411m of commercial property assets changed hands across Yorkshire in the first quarter of 2018, research by Lambert Smith Hampton shows. Yorkshire’s commercial property market read more

HOMEBUILDER Redrow has appointed a new head of land for its Yorkshire division in Wakefield.

2nd May 2018 NEW HEAD OF LAND FOR REDROW IN YORKSHIRE HOMEBUILDER Redrow has appointed a new head of land for its Yorkshire division in Wakefield. David Gilling has been promoted from his previous senior land manager read more

Refurbished M62 unit at Glasshoughton brought to market.

2nd May 2018 A 37,000 sq ft unit which overlooks the M62 has been brought to the market. GVA has been instructed by a private investor on Unit F2 Whistler Drive in Glasshoughton, which is available on a leasehold basis. The unit was read more

LIFT OFF - FREE 5 week workshop for professional service businesses - AD:VENTURE

1st May 2018   LIFT OFF - FREE 5 week workshop for professional service businesses - AD:VENTURE Do you have what it takes to start a business? Do you want to propel your business to the next level? In this sessions read more

Wakefield College celebrates 150 years of educational excellence…

1st May 2018 Wakefield College is celebrating 150 years of providing education and training. The College, which traces its roots back to the 19th century, is planning a range of activities over the coming months to mark the occasion read more

Support your employees to improve their English. Book a FREE workshop at YOUR business today.

1st May 2018 FREE Speak English Workshops Support your employees to improve their English with ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) Speak English workshops enable your employees to practise their English and read more

Tom Marley Chief Exec of Wakefield based, The Car Buying Group, finalist for EY Entrepreneur of the year 2018.

1st May 2018 The North East and Yorkshire finalists of the 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year North have been revealed. Seven businesses from across the two regions have made the shortlist, which celebrates innovation in the North read more


26th April 2018 HARIBO HERB GARDEN OFFERS FEAST FOR THE SENSES AT PONTEFRACT CASTLE Pontefract Castle will welcome a tasty, aromatic addition into its grounds this spring - a herb garden which has been generously funded by the team read more

Karen Betts MD of Nouveau Beauty Group Pontefract, finalist in the 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year.

25th April 2018 The North East and Yorkshire finalists of the 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year North have been revealed. Seven businesses from across the two regions have made the shortlist, which celebrates innovation in the North read more

‘Roadie school’ Cato Academy takes space in South Kirkby, Wakefield

25th April 2018 ‘Roadie school’ Cato Academy takes space in South Kirkby, Wakefield A facility that aims to help the next generation of 'roadies' learn their trade and become live events industry read more

Book your place today on the FREE Wakefield Builders Briefing with Breakfast.

20th April 2018 BOOK NOW for Wakefield Builders Briefing with Breakfast 8.30am-10am Thursday 10th May at the National Coal Mining Museum, Caphouse Colliery, New Rd, Overton WF4 4RH FREE event 8.30 – read more

Do you understand what GDPR is and how it will affect your business?

20th April 2018 Do you understand what GDPR is and how it will affect your business? The countdown is on until GDPR comes into force on 25th May 2018 The General Data Protection Regulations, or GDPR, is a hot topic right now. With only 7 read more

Deadline approaching for nominations for Wakefield Business Awards 2018

20th April 2018 Deadline approaching for nominations for Wakefield Business Awards 2018 Date: 21st June 2018. Venue: Unity Works, Westgate, Wakefield, WF1 1EP. Nominations deadline: 24th April. It’s that time of year read more

Engineering work completed on £5m leisure centre project in Minsthorpe, Wakefield

20th April 2018 Specialist services have been provided for the construction of a £5m swimming pool and leisure centre in Minsthorpe Wakefield Work began on-site in late 2016 and the new centre was officially opened in March read more

Wakefield welcomes Tour de Yorkshire – is your business ready?

19th April 2018 Wakefield welcomes Tour de Yorkshire – is your business ready? The Wakefield district is welcoming the Tour de Yorkshire on Friday 4 May. The women’s and men’s races will travel through South read more

Planning consent secured for 130,000 sq ft Rutland Mills arts masterplan in Wakefield

17th April 2018 Architecture practice HawkinsBrown has won planning and listed building consent for its 130,000 sq ft masterplan to regenerate a complex of grade-II listed Victorian Mill Buildings on the River Calder in read more

Castleford powder coating business secures AD:VENTURE grant

16th April 2018 A Castleford-based professional paint powder coating business has received a £18,500 grant from business support programme AD:VENTURE www.ad-venture.org.uk Riverside Coatings, the Castleford based read more

Service Manager Strategic Housing and Regeneration

13th April 2018 Location: Wakefield One, Burton Street, Wakefield, WF1 2EB Salary £55,990 Wakefield Council has an enviable record in delivering housing and economic growth. We are now looking to appoint a talented read more

Wakefield tyre business acquired as MD buys out long-term partner

10th April 2018 Wakefield tyre business acquired as MD buys out long-term partner The Wakefield-based business is now solely owned by managing director Steve Evans, who acquired shares from long-term partner Michael Blackshaw read more

Knottingley construction business reports 20% growth with over £3m profit

10th April 2018 Knottingley construction business reports 20% growth with over £3m profit Caddick Construction has reported a 20 per cent increase in turnover compared to 2016 following a successful year with a number of new read more

Pontefract-headquartered kitchen manufacturer Ultima named on the 19th annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 league table

9th April 2018  Pontefract-headquartered kitchen manufacturer Ultima named on the 19th annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 league table, a ranking of Britain's private companies with the fastest-growing profits over read more

Green light recommended for new creative quarter on Wakefield's waterfront

9th April 2018 Green light recommended for new creative quarter on Wakefield's waterfront The proposed conversion of a listed mill on Wakefield's waterfront to create a new creative quarter that could become a read more

James Halstead weighing up Ossett based Airea deal

9th April 2018 James Halstead weighing up Ossett based Airea deal Manchester-based commercial flooring manufacturer and distributor James Halstead has confirmed it is considering an offer for Ossett-based specialist flooring read more

Wakefield sees major surge in demand for industrial property

5th April 2018 Wakefield sees major surge in demand for industrial property Work has started on the third phase of construction at Marshall CDP’s South Kirkby Business Park. Hundreds of tonnes of steel are currently read more

Sigma secures investment from Three Hills Capital Partners

3rd April 2018 Sigma Retail Solutions, a Glasshoughton-headquartered provider of outsourced services to retailers across the UK, Europe and Australia, has secured investment from Three Hills Capital Partners (THCP). Founded in read more

Rapid growth for GNG Group

28th March 2018 Wakefield-based GNG Group, a manufacturer of foam products to the sports, healthcare and bedding sectors, has reached an agreement with its creditors to end its company voluntary arrangement (CVA), following a read more

Centres join forces to fly Wakefield flag at shopping centre Oscars

28th March 2018 Two shopping centres in a West Yorkshire city have made it to the finals of the retail Oscars. Wakefield’s Trinity Walk and The Ridings have beaten off stiff national competition to make the shortlist for the read more

Two deals at West Yorkshire estate

22nd March 2018 Two new tenants have agreed deals for units at the Ripley Close industrial estate in Normanton, West Yorkshire. Medical Gas Supplies and Hey Safe Cleaning have both taken just under 5,000 sq ft on five-year read more

PTSG reports 'record performance' in 2017 as revenue increases to £53m

22nd March 2018 Premier Technical Services Group PLC, the Castleford-based niche specialist services provider, has growth with revenue up 35%, gross profit up 33% and operating profit up 35%. For the year ending 31st December 2017, read more

RSK snaps up Central Alliance

14th March 2018 Cheshire-based environmental and engineering consultancy RSK Group has acquired Central Alliance Pre Construction Services, a pre-construction services company headquartered in Wakefield. Central Alliance read more


12th March 2018 Business communications specialist NGC Networks is among the companies featuring at this month’s ‘Go Digital – Live!’. The event, at Harrogate Convention Centre on 23 March, is hosted by the read more

Plans approved for 150,000 sq ft speculative development in Pontefract

7th March 2018 Gregory Property Group has secured planning consent to develop an 11-acre brownfield site less than one mile from Junction 32 of the M62 motorway near Wakefield. The Leeds-based developer plans to speculatively read more


7th March 2018 Wakefield’s reputation for nurturing talent within the music industry received a further boost this week as the first Music Futures masterclass took place at Wakefield One, bringing together leading experts from read more


6th March 2018 First Choice Recruitment, the trusted experts offering a personal approach for clients and candidates throughout the Wakefield district, is celebrating after reaching a key milestone; 25 years in business. Launched read more

Wakefield Builders Briefing

27th February 2018 BOOK NOW  for Wakefield Builders Briefing with Breakfast 8.30am-10am Wednesday 14th March FREE event for Housebuilders When we’ll talk about skills development and business growth, read more


23rd February 2018 The Children of Achievement Awards, which celebrates the talents of young inspirational people from across the Wakefield district, is coming back for a second year when it takes place at Cedar Court Hotel on Saturday 23 June read more

Major retailers secured for 106-acre retail and leisure development

19th February 2018 Plans to build a 106-acre ‘next generation’ retail and leisure destination with more than 75 retail, restaurant and leisure units, along with a 10,000 capacity Community Stadium, read more

£30m group of Castleford businesses snapped up

19th February 2018 Accountancy firm Mazars has advised the shareholders of the RM Solar group of companies, a manufacturer and distributor of cylinders, on its sale to Dublin-based Joule Group. Rob Burton and Stephen Nagle, both based in read more

Real estate investment firm acquires Wakefield business park in £4.2m deal

19th February 2018 AEW UK REIT plc, the real estate investment trust, has acquired Diamond Business Park in Wakefield for £4.2m. The 201,543 sq ft multi-let property has a Net Initial Yield of 11.5% and comprises an industrial and read more

Sale completed of Wakefield warehouse in deal worth more than £3m

19th February 2018 A 66,896 sq ft distribution warehouse in Wakefield sold for over the £3m guide price. Sanderson Weatherall, the Leeds-based property consultancy, has completed the sale of Unit K at Wakefield 41 Industrial read more

GVA completes sale of 68,000 sq ft industrial premises in Normanton

19th February 2018 The sale of a 68,000 sq ft warehouse facility at Normanton Industrial Estate in West Yorkshire has been completed. Acting on behalf of SNF UK Ltd, GVA was appointed to sell SNF’s former office and warehouse facility at read more

Leeds City Region unveils MIPIM programme

19th February 2018 Leeds City Region has announced its programme of activity for the international property conference MIPIM. The programme includes over nine panel sessions, a series of presentation slots and two networking events. It read more

Two Yorkshire companies successfully advise on London based management buyout

15th February 2018 Two Yorkshire companies successfully advise on a management buyout of an award-winning, London based architectural and building consultancy practice. Susan Pasint-Magyar and Neil McCabe of Hunters are pleased read more

Masterplan to regenerate Castleford

15th February 2018 Ambitious plans to transform Castleford with a potential investment of almost three quarters of a billion pounds, to create thousands of new homes, jobs and green transport links over the next 15-20 years are taking a read more


2nd February 2018 Wakefield Works, the annual event which aims to support those seeking employment from across the district, will return to the region as a series of four recruitment mornings are delivered from Job Centres every read more

Wakefield BID gives bins a facelift

2nd February 2018 Wakefield City Centre’s metal litter bins have had a facelift thanks to Wakefield BID and local volunteers Wakefield District Tree Wardens. Tree Wardens, based at the Rose Garden Nursery at Thornes Park, read more

Leeds Beckett launches new centre to boost business growth in Wakefield

22nd January 2018 read more

Middleton Manufacturing Creates Two New Jobs through Works Better

22nd January 2018 Cleckheaton based business, Middleton Manufacturing have appointed two new members of staff to support the growth of the business through the support of the Works Better Employment programme. Middleton read more

Join us for the first PBLINK networking event in 2018

5th January 2018 Join us for relaxed, friendly, informal and effective Business Networking over a cup of coffee/tea and scones at Create café in Wakefield. Join us for the first PBLINK networking event in 2018 in the north of read more

Backstage Academy goes on tour!

4th January 2018 GLEN Rowe has managed some of the world’s leading live bands and loved the life it has given him. Now the tour director for Muse wants to inspire the next generation of ‘roadies’ and is taking the read more

Rotherham, Hull and Wakefield named Yorkshire’s fastest growing economies

4th January 2018 Rotherham, Hull and Wakefield are leading the way as the fast growing city economies in Yorkshire, according to a new report. The UK Powerhouse study is produced by Irwin Mitchell and the Centre for read more

OFFER- 50% off First Two Months Rent !

3rd January 2018 To celebrate the opening of their new University Business Centres, Leeds Beckett University are offering 50% off your first two months rent for virtual office or hot-desking at either of their locations in read more