CBRE seek tenant for new industrial and distribution facility at Wakefield Europort

19th June 2017 The 142,338 sq ft industrial and distribution unit, Tri-Link 140, based in Wakefield Europort, is now in search of a tenant. Acting on behalf of Kier Property, Maple Grove and Yorvale, CBRE’s read more

Local Plan 2036

15th November 2017 Wakefield District - Local Plan 2036 Wakefield council is preparing a new Local Plan to guide the future growth of Wakefield District up to 2036. Where will new houses and employment go? Tell us about land you think should read more

£25,000 fundraising target smashed in Arena Group’s 25for25 campaign

13th November 2017 At the start of Arena Group’s 25th anniversary year, an ambitious target of raising £25,000 for local hospices was set. This target has been smashed with the final total raised being over £32,200 thanks to read more

£100,000 Revamp brings new opportunities for Club Gatsby & The Gatsby Lounge

1st November 2017 One of Wakefield City Centre’s iconic nightclubs, Fanny & Bacardi has recently undergone a £100,000 refurbishment and rebrand, embracing a new identity as Club Gatsby & The Gatsby read more

Trampoline Park Operator Begins European Expansion Plans

1st November 2017 A Castleford-based indoor trampoline park operator is beginning to look for sites in Europe to aid its expansion. Gravity has instructed Savills to lead its expansion into Europe, with plans to open sites in Italy, read more

Ice products manufacturer secures cool £4.5m investment

1st November 2017 A West Yorkshire ice products manufacturer has invested £4.5m in new machinery to launch a new range of ‘premium’ ice cubes. The Ice Co in South Kirkby has bought the new equipment, which will produce read more

Young Entrepreneur Shortlist for Statement's Dan

25th October 2017 Dan Conboy, Director of Statement, a digital agency has been shortlisted as Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the prestigious Digital Entrepreneur Awards. Promoting the talent behind digital innovation and read more

Wakefield electrical firm to create 144 new jobs following £9m facility expansion

24th October 2017 OE Electrics, which manufactures and distributes electrical equipment, has doubled the size of its operations in Wakefield. OE House is a 66,000 sq ft energy efficient facility that was custom built for the firm at read more

Strong end to 25th year for Arena Group

24th October 2017 Arena Group has closed its 25th anniversary year with a hat trick. Profit growth of over 8% is expected, the latest award for Arena’s excellence in customer service has been announced, and Arena’s employees read more

Commanding the Competitive Edge for District Wide Businesses

19th October 2017 Hoping to give businesses in Wakefield the competitive edge, former BBC Business Journalist, Penny Haslam, will share insight into how individuals can increase their profile whilst communicating with the brevity and read more

Historic Knottingley industrial estate hits the market for £1.1m

10th October 2017 Walker Singleton, the West Yorkshire property consultant, has been instructed to market a Knottingley industrial estate with a guide price of £1.1m. Fernley Green Industrial Estate, which has a rich read more

m2r Education announce partnership with Anglo-Continental

10th October 2017 Anglo-Continental Teacher Training Centre is proud to announce its partnership with m2r Education. m2r Education is a leading education recruitment specialist that will be teaming up with Anglo-Continental to read more

Cost saving advice for Wakefield businesses

6th October 2017 Practical business advice, potentially leading to cost and environmental savings, is being offered to firms in Wakefield City Centre. The service, provided by specialist cost reduction and business improvement read more

Discounted Bus travel for city centre workers

6th October 2017 Wakefield BID, are adding extra value to the benefits they are providing city centre businesses through access to unlimited bus travel across Yorkshire. The Wakefield Business Improvement District (BID) has signed up read more

Wakefield Bar takes on the big players

6th October 2017 ONE of Wakefield’s leading leisure brands has been shortlisted for a prestigious award that sees it take on major players from other top UK locations and raises the profile of the city as an aspirational night time read more

Specsavers acquires new Grade A office space in Wakefield

5th October 2017 Specsavers has taken 3,059 sq ft of brand new Grade A office space at 2 Burgage Square, Merchant Gate with Knight Frank’s Leeds office brokering an office deal in the mixed-use development of Wakefield. Merchant read more

West Yorkshire printing firm acquires Australian business

5th October 2017 A security print and IT solution provider based in West Yorkshire and its Australian counterpart have acquired another Australian company. Hague Print, along with Hague Australia, has acquired Schinners Business read more

Finance Yorkshire backed construction company doubles turnover

2nd October 2017 Construction company MTW Architectural has more than doubled its turnover after increasing production capacity at its purpose-built premises in Wakefield. The business specialises in the design, manufacture and read more

Developer purchases 19.4 acre Wakefield site for new housing scheme

1st October 2017 A 19.4 acre site at Milton Road, Snapethorpe in Wakefield, has been acquired by Keepmoat Homes. Acting on behalf of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council, CBRE’s Leeds Residential team brokered the deal to read more

Business telecommunications specialist NGC Networks has topped £5m turnover.

1st October 2017 The Wakefield-based business achieved £5.2m turnover in its latest financial year, an increase of 13.5 per cent year-on-year. The company’s workforce has grown to 32 people. NGC Networks provides read more

Key Security Group unlock 2 Regional Awards at the 2017 British chamber of Commerce Awards

1st October 2017 Key Security Group are delighted to announce they have been selected as the “Regional Winner” of the British Chambers of Commerce Business Award for the “Best Use of Technology”. This award read more

Ossett manufacturer boosts profits in tough market

27th September 2017 Ossett-based specialist flooring manufacturer Airea has increased profits by launching new products and focusing on cost savings, despite tougher trading conditions. Airea, which deals in the manufacturing, read more

Wakefield Acoustics secures six-figure contract with UK energy farm

26th September 2017 Wakefield Acoustics, a leader in the design, manufacture and installation of noise control technologies, has secured a six-figure contract to supply a package of acoustic equipment for the new gas-fired power plant at read more

Five Towns Park Showroom Plans Emerge

25th September 2017 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 read more

Print machinery firm secures Northern Powerhouse funding boost

25th September 2017  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 read more

Premier Farnell Technology challenge inspires next generation of coders

25th September 2017 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 read more

House of Koko to take over The Hepworth Cafe

25th September 2017 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 read more

Helping the Penny Drop in the Wakefield District

21st September 2017 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 read more

BPC Building Products Celebrates 40th Anniversary

21st September 2017 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 read more

Wakefield computing start-up secures £3m in angel investment

21st September 2017 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 read more

LC Industrial sells South Elmshall industrial property for £1.95m

20th September 2017 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 read more

Wakefield MP celebrates Nurse Plus opening

20th September 2017 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 read more

Finance Yorkshire Investment Boosts Local Economy

19th September 2017 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 read more

Butcher’s shop opens thanks to historic buildings scheme

19th September 2017 ​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 read more

The Roman Festival Celebrates Castlefords Rich history!

19th September 2017 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 read more

Environmental Solutions Company Wins National Framework Contract

14th September 2017 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 read more

Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents major solo exhibition

14th September 2017 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. read more

Council brings 'Jolly Boys' to Wakefield

14th September 2017 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 read more

£500k invested in new spa at Bannatyne health club in Wakefield

13th September 2017 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 read more

PTSG expands fire solutions business with acquisition of UK Sprinklers Ltd

12th September 2017 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 read more

Team Haribo Drum up Victory for Chairty

12th September 2017 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 read more

Internal work underway at £5m leisure centre in Minsthorpe

12th September 2017 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 read more

Yorkshire company directors take on gruelling 1,000-mile cycle challenge

11th September 2017 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 read more

Remind2Find launches online gift platform that keeps on giving!

8th September 2017 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 read more

New Business Support schemes confirmed by West Yorkshire Investment Committee

7th September 2017 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 read more

Carbon Trust's £9.2 Million Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator - First Competition Open

6th September 2017 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 read more

Expanding office provider Citibase launches latest business hub

4th September 2017 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 read more

Leeds City Region Invites Applications to Join the LEP Board

4th September 2017 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 read more

Future Creativity at Rutland Mills talks, panels and networking for the creative community

4th September 2017 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 read more

Castleford curtain maker has 15 new jobs all sewn up

1st September 2017 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 read more

Wakefield company to construct mushroom farm

24th August 2017 Harris CM, the Wakefield-based construction firm will design and build a new £4m mushroom growing facility at Garrick Farm in East Yorkshire. Harris CM will build the facility on an 11 acre site for Hughes, a read more

Castleford construction firm appointed on £8bn government developer panel

21st August 2017 Strategic Team Group, Castleford-based construction firm, has been appointed to the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) Housing Delivery Panel for the first time in three regions. The panel is a list of the read more

Local construction firm completes Safestyle extension

17th August 2017 A Wakefield-based construction company has completed the build of a 65,000 sq ft factory extension for listed double glazing giant Safestyle UK. Harris CM completed the £4.5m project at the Valley Road factory in read more

Not-for-profit business lender injects £29m into Yorkshire and North East economy

14th August 2017 Northern-based business lender, the Business Enterprise Fund (BEF) has announced that for every £1 invested, over £4 has been added in value to the local economy, amounting to a £29 million benefit this read more

Supporting Accessibility in Wakefield

14th August 2017 On the 23rd March the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published its Equality Objectives 2017 – 2019 to target inequality in health and social care. The CQC will be looking at how well providers meet the Accessible read more

Regeneration Plans for Nestle Site Submitted

10th August 2017 An outline planning application for a 1,400 home residential development on the 64-acre former Nestle plot in Castleford has been submitted to Wakefield Metropolitan Borough Council. Specialist planning read more

Card Factory opens 30 new stores after successful start to the year

10th August 2017 Card Factory, the Wakefield-headquartered specialist retailer of greeting cards, dressings and gifts, has reported a “strong sales performance” for the six months ending 31st July 2017. The read more

PTSG Scales Drax's 850-Foot Chimney

9th August 2017 Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been contracted to carry out a series of challenging high-level works for Drax power station in North Yorkshire.   Drax is the largest power station in the country, read more

Wakefield Bondholders Celebrate Women in Business

8th August 2017 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 read more

PHD Marketing Lends Voluntary Support to The Sparkle Foundation

7th August 2017 West Yorkshire marketing and strategy agency, PHD Marketing, has lent its voluntary expertise to The Sparkle Foundation - a charity that focuses on the health, education, nutrition and sustainability of communities in read more

CityFibre partners with Wakefield firm

1st August 2017 Alternative infrastructure provider CityFibre has partnered with a Wakefield-based business to make ultrafast full-fibre connectivity available to local businesses. NGC Networks is partnering with CityFibre to read more

Sweet Extension for Hairbo

1st August 2017 HARIBO has announced plans to extend its Pontefract footprint with a £150,000 investment, which will see the popular brand extend its retail outlet on Front Street to reveal an updated and completely renovated read more

Jobs and Skills Firmly on the Agenda as Yvette Cooper MP Visits Harbio

1st August 2017 HARIBO welcomed Yvette Cooper MP to its £92 million factory in Castleford today, to demonstrate the opportunities for jobs and skills that the facility is creating for local people. As well as receiving a tour of read more

Knight Frank backs Yorkshire move for Anglian Group

1st August 2017 Home improvement specialists The Anglian Group has moved to a prime West Yorkshire industrial park in a deal brokered by Knight Frank. Anglian has taken the 4,802 sq ft Unit 8 at Ripley Close Industrial Park, part of read more

Castleford Housing Development Underway

27th July 2017 Work on a £22m new home scheme to create 560 new homes at the Flass Lane development in Castleford is now underway Ground work at the site has started and Keepmoat Homes will build 157 new two, three and four bedroom read more

Sales increase for Bonmarch©

27th July 2017 Fashion chain Bonmarché has reported improved trading in the first quarter of its financial year boosted by a surge in online sales. Total sales for the 13 weeks to 1 July 2017 increased by 7.6 per cent against the read more

CityFibre welcomes new partner NGC Networks to deliver next-generation internet connectivity to local businesses

27th July 2017 The UK’s leading alternative infrastructure provider, CityFibre, has partnered with Wakefield-based NGC Networks to deliver ultrafast full-fibre connectivity to local businesses.  The partnership read more

10,000-seat Wakefield stadium given parliamentary backing

25th July 2017 Parliament has backed the bid for a 10,000-seat stadium for Wakefield Trinity in a much-needed move forward for the development. The £10m stadium has been hit by problems from the outset. It was initially given read more

Royal treat for Haribo

20th July 2017 Team members from HARIBO, the family owned business that is dedicated to producing treats to bring moments of happiness, welcomed Prince Harry to its Castleford based factory today (Friday 7th July). Marking the final read more

Statement launch their fourth and fifth official Shopify Meetups this July in Leeds and Manchester

19th July 2017 Over the past year, Leeds has seen three highly successful Shopify Meetups, run by local Shopify Experts agency, Statement.  This July, due to continued popularity, Statement are bringing their Shopify Meetups to read more

New SME product will reduce crippling late payments

19th July 2017 The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) today launches a new debt management product for small businesses and the self-employed in a bid to help them avoid the devastating effects of late payments. In the majority of cases, read more

Open has a Monster July!

19th July 2017 Open Communications, the straight-talking PR agency, has announced that it will support Office Monster, the service-led, Yorkshire born, online office supplier, with an ongoing press office function to include media read more

KP Snacks to buy Butterkist from Tangerine Confectionery

19th July 2017 KP Snacks is delighted to announce that it has reached agreement with Tangerine Confectionery to buy Butterkist Limited, Tangerine’s popcorn business. Butterkist’s manufacturing site in Pontefract, West read more

New Enterprise Partnership programmes aim to boost businesses

19th July 2017 Businesses across the Leeds City Region are set to benefit from two major new programmes of support launched this month by the region’s Enterprise Partnership. The first is the £9.2m Access Innovation read more

West Yorkshire law firm undergoes expansion with purchase of Wakefield office

13th July 2017 Law firm Williams & Co is carrying out further expansion plans with the purchase of new premises in Wakefield. The Cleckheaton-based firm, which comprises partners Jeremy Garside, Robert Brackup and Tim Welton, read more

Engineers acquire 65,000 sq ft development sites

12th July 2017 Civil engineering and plant hire business Peter Duffy has snapped up a former food retail distribution site which it will develop into bespoke facilities. The site was formerly owned by Kepak, a meat processor that read more


10th July 2017 Wakefield Bondholders, the not for profit organisation established to support the growth and regeneration of the Wakefield district by promoting it as a great place to visit, invest and live, has appointed Melissa Armitage read more

Safety Checks on Private Residential Blocks

6th July 2017 On behalf of David Fowles, Team Leader Housing Growth and Delivery Dear landlord/managing agent, In the light of the recent fire at the Grenfell Tower the Department for Communities and Local Government has written read more

Acquisitive group strikes for lightning specialist

4th July 2017 A specialist services provider based in Castleford has acquired a lightning protection and steeplejack company in a deal worth up to £20m. Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) will acquire Brooke Edgeley read more

Acquisition no.2 of 2017 for Conservatory Outlet

3rd July 2017 Wakefield-based Conservatory Outlet Group has announced its second acquisition of 2017 with a deal that welcomes leading North West retailer Clearview Home Improvements to the family, taking the Group’s combined read more

New Peer to Peer Community Launches

3rd July 2017 Businesses in the Leeds City region are to benefit from a unique regional initiative aimed at boosting international trade it has been announced today in Leeds. ExportExchange is an online and offline network, and unique read more

Pro Display open day for local Architects & Interior Designers

3rd July 2017 In the wake of the opening of their state-of-the-art Screen Gallery, Pro Display will be hosting a Technology Open Day for local Architects and Interior Designers on the 20th and 21st July 2017. The event, which will take read more

Record Week for Wakefield Works 2017!

28th June 2017 More than 1,440 people looking for job opportunities took part in Wakefield Works last week, as the annual campaign to boost the employability and skills of local people embarked on a four-day tour of the district. As part read more

Wakefield Council and Pontefract Civic Society pledge to promote Pontefract

27th June 2017 Wakefield Council and Pontefract Civic Society have signed a 'Memorandum of Understanding' which sets out how they will work together to promote the historic town. ​The document is a formal pledge to work read more

Absolute Apprenticeships Recruit Ambassador

26th June 2017 The Absolute Apprenticeships team (providing impartial IAG to support young people and businesses with apprenticeship support) is taking a leaf out of its own book by recruiting an apprentice to support them in engaging read more

MediaCityUK tech hub The Landing to connect scaleups with angel investors

26th June 2017 MediaCityUK-based digital and technology enterprise hub The Landing has unveiled new investment opportunities for scaleups and SMEs. From next month, businesses accepted onto the hub’s three-month read more

Yorkshire business confidence continues to grow

26th June 2017 Business confidence in Yorkshire increased in the first six months of 2017 rising ahead of London and the Midlands, according to new research. The confidence index, compiled by Lloyds Bank, is an average of read more

Pure growth as IT group surpasses £22m revenues

22nd June 2017 IT business the Pure Technology Group has surpassed £22m in revenues in a “fantastic” year. For the year to May 2017, the company posted £22.7m revenues, although accounts have not yet landed read more

From Apprentice to Appointment

22nd June 2017 Yorkshire based fabricator Conservatory Outlet Ltd has appointed its ambitious Business Administration apprentice in a full time permanent role.  Shona Thompson, who began her apprenticeship at Conservatory read more

Wakefield self-storage centre celebrates 2nd anniversary with expansion of facilities

21st June 2017 A Wakefield self-storage centre is celebrating its second anniversary with the fit out of an extra 100 units due to customer demand. McCarthy’s Storage World first opened its doors in May 2015, after renovating read more

Wakefield prepares to record royal record

20th June 2017 Princess of all ages are being invited to help set a right royal record in Wakefield this summer. Trinity Walk shopping centre are teaming up with Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice to attempt to smash the Guinness read more

Award-winning Wakefield interior design business Twenty 5 Design are celebrating their 10 year anniversary!

20th June 2017 After years of helping clients in across Yorkshire bring their interior visions to reality with inspiring kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and build projects, Wakefield based interior design business Twenty 5 Design are read more

Hemsworth and Ryhill residential sites for over 200 homes open up to buyers

19th June 2017 Two residential development sites in the villages of Hemsworth and Ryhill have hit the market. Real estate adviser GVA has been appointed by the Wakefield Property Partnership, a joint venture between Wakefield read more

£9 million boost for business and innovation in Leeds City Region

19th June 2017 £9 million of additional funding to support businesses in the region to grow, innovate and boost productivity was today agreed by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee. read more

Wakefield Business Awards 2017 Winners Announced!

16th June 2017 More than 300 people celebrated Wakefield’s businesses this week at the black-tie annual awards. The glitzy ceremony hosted at the Cedar Court Hotel saw more than 50 shortlisted companies vying for the awards across read more

Your chance to win A £2,000 SME Grant from Heathrow!

16th June 2017 Heathrow is offering 20 SMEs the chance to each win a grant of £2,000 to fund trade missions to help them reach new markets. Through our partnership with Exporting is GREAT we can help prepare each successful read more

Work begins on £5m animal referral centre in Wakefield

13th June 2017 Veterinary group Linnaeus has begun work on a £5 million state-of-the-art animal centre in Wakefield. The Group portfolio includes Calder Vets and 12 practices across Yorkshire. The existing referral team read more

Inaugural Children Of Achievement Awards Strikes The Right Cord

13th June 2017 The inaugural Children of Achievement Awards, which took place on Friday evening, welcomed almost 200 business people and individuals from across the Wakefield district. Taking the time out of their busy schedules to read more

Production park supports Katy Perry on The Voice France

8th June 2017 Great work by all who were involved in the Katy Perry show in Paris on Saturday! Production Park company, Perry Scenic Creative created 5 pairs of GIANT knives and forks measuring 7ft tall. These were used as the backdrop to read more

Yorkshire-based vehicle-hire firm provide transport to Wakefield children’s charity

7th June 2017 Yorkshire-based vehicle-hire firm, Arrow Self Drive has donated three new vans to local children’s charity, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. Founded in 1988, Arrow Self Drive is a family-run business read more

Wakefield College Looking for new Governors

5th June 2017 Do you have a professional background in areas such as teaching and learning, estates, HR, legal services or business leadership and want to help shape the vision and strategic leadership of Wakefield College? The read more

St Swithins project shortlisted for LABC Awards

2nd June 2017 Spawforths is pleased to announce that their St Swithins Housing project designed on behalf of Bridge Homes Yorkshire LLP has been shortlisted in the New Housing Site category in the LABC West Yorkshire Building Excellence read more

Central Alliance invests in new division

1st June 2017 Central Alliance, one of the fastest growing pre-construction service companies in the UK, since forming just three years ago, has strengthened its geotechnical capabilities with the creation of a new Geo Construction read more

Newly acquired West Yorkshire industrial park to undergo 'high specification' refurbishment

1st June 2017 Ribston, a newly launched property company that specialises in multi-let industrial estates, bought the park, will carry out the works after purchasing Ripley Close Industrial Park. Part of Normanton Industrial read more

Wakefield Business Week FAST APPROACHING!

1st June 2017 With over 1,000 businesses expected to attend from Wakefield and Business across the Leeds City Region, the Wakefield Business Week calendar has something for everyone with range of high profile speakers and networking read more

Wakefield shopping centre wins retail ‘Oscar’

1st June 2017 A Wakefield shopping centre held off stiff national competition to win a retail ‘Oscar’ for the first time. Trinity Walk was handed a Purple Apple Merit Award for one of this year’s best strategic read more

Local Manufacturing group hires new COO

1st June 2017 A Wakefield-based manufacturing and services group has unveiled a new chief operating officer, who will join the business next month (July). High integrity manufacturing and services group Redhall has appointed read more

Newly formed partnership aims to drive business innovation across Leeds City Region

1st June 2017 The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Innovate UK, the government’s innovation agency, have signed an agreement to help drive innovation and development across read more

Calder Vets seals Calder Park office deal

18th May 2017 Veterinary practice group Calder Vets has agreed a deal for new premises in one of Yorkshire's largest out of town office leasing transactions of 2017 to date. Represented by property consultancy Savills, read more

Junction 32 Acquired by Land Sec in £330 Million Deal

17th May 2017 Junction 32 Outlet Village has been acquired by the owner of Trinity Leeds as part of a wider deal worth more than £330m. Land Securities has acquired a portfolio of three outlet centres from Hermes read more

FDS Corporate finance Advise on Multi-Million Pound Global Acquisition

15th May 2017 Award Winning Wakefield Based Corporate Finance Team Advise on a Multi-Million Pound Global Acquisition of European Leading Manufacturer of Torque Tools fds Director Services, with offices in Wakefield, London and read more

We're Hiring - Business Development Manager

11th May 2017 An exciting opportunity has arisen at Wakefield Council to appoint a Business Development Manager. The post will work within the Economic Growth and Housing Service and will report to the Enterprise and Communications read more

Wakefield Community Foundation hosts first ever “Unsung Heroes” Awards Dinner

11th May 2017 Wakefield District has a very vibrant voluntary community which is rarely recognised. With these times of austerity resulting in further Council cutbacks, this district desperately needs more "Unsung Heroes" read more

Luxury Travel Specialist Invests In Communications

10th May 2017 Designer vacation business North America Travel Service has unveiled a comprehensive upgrade of its telecommunications, with support from Wakefield-based NGC Networks. The bespoke holiday specialist, which was read more

Training Facility Launches to Success

9th May 2017 Excitement filled the air at Hunter Safety's new premises in Glasshoughton as the company launched their brand new multi-purpose training centre. New and existing clients flocked to read more

Doors open for the regions redundancies

8th May 2017 Interserve Learning & Employment is providing a programme of skills and employability support for those affected by or at risk of redundancy, ‘Open Doors’. Working in partnership with the National read more

Parsons and Co on the move to accommodate growing workforce

5th May 2017 Parsons Chartered Accountants has completed a move to larger offices at Silkwood Office Park in Wakefield. The firm, which offers a range of accountancy services, corporate finance and business advice, relocated due read more

NGC Boosts Communications for CDS

3rd May 2017 NGC Networks has won a major contract to supply mobile services to a Yorkshire-based corporate communications company. The business communications specialist is delivering the mobile contract to CDS, which is read more

Wakefield Business Week is LIVE!

3rd May 2017 Wakefield Business Week is back for 2017 after four successful years running with 2017 forecasted to be the best attended yet. With over 1,000 businesses expected to attend from Wakefield and across the Leeds City read more

We're Recruiting - Key Accounts Officer

2nd May 2017 An exciting opportunity has arisen at Wakefield Council to appoint a Key Accounts Officer. The post will work within the Economic Growth and Housing Service and will report to the Enterprise and Communications read more

Construction of YSP new £3.8 million visitor centre has begun

1st May 2017 The building – designed by architects Feilden Fowles and constructed by Yorkshire-based construction company William Birch – will build capacity at the award-winning visitor attraction which attracts read more

Flying high after 40 years

1st May 2017 YORKSHIRE Air Ambulance will be flying high and staying airborne thanks to the generosity of one of the world’s leading manufacturers of working at height equipment. Planet Platforms, Wakefield read more

The Wakefield Eastern Relief Road is now open

1st May 2017 The Wakefield Eastern Relief Road (WERR) has been officially opened by Cllr Peter Box CBE, Leader of Wakefield Council and Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.  The WERR is 5.5km long, boasts the longest read more

Wakefield distribution facility acquired in £11.8m deal

1st May 2017 Wakefield Eurohub, a recently-refurbished 190,000 sq ft distribution warehouse, has been sold for £11.8m. CCLA Investment Management has bought the property from Edinburgh-based Parabola at a net initial read more

Children given centre stage at Wakefield Awards

25th April 2017 The Children of Achievement awards, the only celebration dedicated to recognising the talents and outstanding bravery of young people throughout the Wakefield District, is calling upon organisations, families and read more

Peugeot Wakefield Recruits For New Team

24th April 2017 Local Peugeot retailer, Evans Halshaw Wakefield, is continuing to expand its team of experts, having recently promoted internally to create a new leadership team. Having himself enjoyed a successful career with the read more

Made in Yorkshire opens up route to policy makers for business

24th April 2017 MADE in Yorkshire has set up a lobbying arm to provide a direct route between manufacturers and national policy makers to ensure business in the region has a voice and influence. Already the Council has made links with the read more

Work Completed for OE Electrics

24th April 2017 Work on a new head office for a Wakefield-based global electrical, power and data company has completed. The £6.2m base for OE Electrics is located at Calder Park and has been handed over by Clegg read more


19th April 2017 The Ridings Centre in Wakefield announced today, further details of its £5m facelift, which should create around 30 jobs, starting in Spring this year and reaching completion around the same time in 2018. The work, read more

Wakefield 31 Hits the Market

13th April 2017 A 176,000 sq ft warehouse in West Yorkshire, soon to be vacated by TK Maxx, has hit the market. GVA, the real estate advisor, has been instructed to market the premises on behalf of British Steel Pension read more

Pontefract Entrepreneur Puts Chocolate at The Heart of Business

13th April 2017 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 read more

Doing Business in Wakefield

13th April 2017 Wakefield Business Week is Wakefield’s premier business event designed to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs and established business owners across the district. With over 1,000 businesses read more

GraVity bounces growth plans into action with £5m investment

11th April 2017 GraVity, the trampoline park brand, has received a £5m investment from an EIS fund through Guinness Asset Management, an investment management firm. Headquartered in Castleford, GraVity was founded by read more

Employers: Wakefield Works Needs YOU!

11th April 2017 Wakefield Works, the campaign to boost the employability and skills of local people is back for its sixth year, with a four-day tour of the district which kickstarts on Tuesday 20th June. Last year’s campaign saw read more

Textiles Manufactures Acquired into DMC Group

10th April 2017 Wakefield-based yarn and textiles manufacturer, Sirdar has been acquired by London-based private equity manager BlueGem Capital Partners LLP. Founded in 1880, Sirdar is a supplier of yarn and textile read more

Acquisition creates £25m-turnover for Wakefield conservatory group

10th April 2017 A £25m-turnover group has been created by the merger of two conservatory specialists. Wakefield-based Conservatory Outlet has acquired Newcastle-based Pennine Home Improvements in the deal which will grow read more

WSG announces CIS acquisition

6th April 2017 WSG UK Ltd, a well-established service provider within the worldwide oil and gas market, are delighted to announce that on the 6th March 2017 we acquired a majority share of CIS (Northern) Ltd, a market leader in the read more

Awards shortlisting for NGC Networks

5th April 2017 Business communications specialist NGC Networks has been shortlisted in the national Comms Dealer Sales and Marketing Awards 2017. The Wakefield-based company is shortlisted in the Best Customer Event category for read more

Open Extends Team and Client List

4th April 2017 Open Communications has extended its team with the appointment of Katie Coxall as PR Account Executive, while the straight-talking agency also announces that it has been chosen as preferred PR supplier by Strata, the read more

AD:VENTURE gives growth boost for new and young firms

3rd April 2017 Businesses across the Leeds City Region can now access an exciting new business support programme aimed at helping new and young businesses to grow at a faster and stronger rate. AD:VENTURE offers innovative, read more

Celebrating Children of Achievement - The only awards ceremony dedicated to making a child smile

3rd April 2017 Despite the many events and celebrations that take place across the district throughout the year, there is only ONE that is dedicated to the amazing achievements of the children that live here in Wakefield and throughout the read more

Wakefield Business Week Sponsorship Opportunity

3rd April 2017 Wakefield Business Week 2017 13th – 16th June 2017 “”ASK NOT WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR first, BUT WHAT first CAN DO FOR YOU”” It’s that fantastic time of year when you arrive read more

ABP Appoints Britcon For £2.1m Project At Kings Lynn

2nd April 2017 Associated British Ports (ABP) has appointed building and civil engineering company Britcon to build a new £2.1 million ‘bulk store’ at its busy port in King’s Lynn. The contract includes the read more

Do you wish to develop as a Programme Co-ordinator?

1st April 2017 Common Purpose is a not-for-profit leadership development organization.Our objective is to develop leaders who can cross boundaries. We is currently looking for a dynamic and ambitious professional to join us as read more

Wakefield BID appoints board

28th March 2017 Determined not to let the grass grow under their feet Wakefield Business Improvement District (BID) team has started work straight away. Following the successful vote which was announced at the end of February where read more

Revenues Grow at PTSG

28th March 2017 Today the Castleford-based company has reported revenue growth of 52% to £39.2m for the year to December 2016. Pre-tax profits for the year rose to £7.5m for the year, up from £5.0m the year before and read more

Card Factory greets good results despite decline in profits

28th March 2017 Wakefield retailer Card Factory has seen record revenues this year, but struggled with pre-tax profit decline as it insists the greetings card industry is “resilient”. For the year to January 2017, Card read more

Conservatory Outlet Appoints New Head of IT

28th March 2017 In keeping with development plans for both people and infrastructure, Wakefield based fabricator Conservatory Outlet has appointed a new Head of IT to drive forward the technological systems at the 60,000 sq ft site in read more

Minster Law announces plans for single-site operation in Wakefield

24th March 2017 Wakefield office will become the main hub for Minster Law by November 2018 Yorkshire-based personal injury specialist, Minster Law, has announced plans to establish its current Wakefield office as a single-site hub read more

Hague Print Aquires Berkshire Firm

24th March 2017 Hague Print, the print and IT solutions provider based in West Yorkshire, has completed the acquisition of Solchar Ltd. Established in 2003, Solchar is based in Theale and is a specialist technology company that read more

Terrorist Attack in London yesterday

23rd March 2017 Terrorist Attack in London yesterday Sent on Behalf of Neil Windle - Counter Terrorism Security Advisor, North East Counter Terrorism Unit You will all be aware of the tragic events that took place yesterday in read more

Strata Unveils Agenda Show Home

21st March 2017 Strata, has officially opened its new show home at Agenda, the 116-home development based at Balne Lane in Wakefield. The development has already secured 19 reservations with many more expected over the coming weeks, read more

Nikki Gears up for Charity 10K

21st March 2017 NGC Networks director Nikki Guest is gearing up to run the Fountains 10k in North Yorkshire. The annual race and children’s fun run on 2 April aims to raise £10,000 for new IT equipment at Fountains CE Primary read more

Pontefract Courthouse to be transformed into Antiques Centre

16th March 2017 The 200-year-old courthouse in Pontefract is to be finally brought back into use, with high hopes it could trigger other improvements across the town. The Grade-II listed building on Front Street has stood empty since read more

Getting to know you - Wakefield Bondholder first friday is fast approaching!

15th March 2017 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 read more

NewCold Adds McCain to their Client List

15th March 2017 Automatic warehousing technology was the hook NewCold has hung the McCain Foods Australia contract from for its new Truganina facility. The 10-year deal starting in July is part of the foods group’s read more

Yorkshire’s largest ever hydroelectric power plant officially opens in Wakefield

14th March 2017 Over £5m has been invested to launch a new hydroelectric power plant at Kirkthorpe, near Wakefield. The new plant is the largest low-head river hydro plant ever to be built in Yorkshire and the largest plant read more

Wakefield Trinity Launch new Heritage Website

14th March 2017 Wakefield Trinity launched their new Wakefield Trinity Heritage Website at the Beaumont Legal Stadium on Friday 10th March. Current Trinity captain Danny Kirmond and first team read more

Significant interest in Strata’s Ossett development

14th March 2017 Over 30% of properties have been sold off-plan at Intrigue – the forthcoming 68-home development from homebuilder Strata. Highlighting the demand for homes in the area, the development located off Holly read more

WDH Invests in new homes

14th March 2017 Investing significantly in the local area, WDH recently secured a £15 million government grant through the Homes and Communities Agency to invest in developing 500 Shared Ownership homes between now and read more

Distinction and Examiners Prize for MWA Architect

14th March 2017 Daryl Le-Vine from Martin Walsh Architectural (MWA), one of the region’s leading architectural firms, has been awarded a distinction and the coveted External Examiners Award from Huddersfield University after read more

New £3 million fund available to rural businesses to improve tourism in Leeds City Region

13th March 2017 Over £3 million in European funds for rural businesses has been made available to improve local tourism in Leeds City Region, the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) announces today.  The read more

Manufactured Yorkshire teams up with Made in Yorkshire to provide all year round support

9th March 2017 Manufacturing remains centre stage of everyone’s mind as the economy faces unchartered water. With the UK the world’s seventh leading manufacturer and Yorkshire a key player in the sector Manufactured read more

Packaging group relocates to £2.4m site to Ossett 40

9th March 2017 Simpson Packaging has acquired a £2.4m site at the Ossett 40 development near Wakefield. The purpose-built development was delivered by Evans Property Group. Family-owned Simpson is a 30 year-old business read more

YPO assists with £50m food service contract across London

9th March 2017 YPO, the Wakefield-based public sector buying organisation, is supporting a group of seven London Boroughs with a £50m contract. The contract has been awarded to Thomas Ridley Food Service to provide food for read more

TK Maxx hub completed by Caddick

8th March 2017 Caddick Group has completed construction on the first phase of the £100m distribution and logistics scheme Crosspoint33, located off the M62 near Wakefield. The completed building will be home to the new UK read more

Normanton development opportunity with ‘excellent connectivity’ hits the market

8th March 2017 GVA, AWS and Carter Jonas have all been appointed on the marketing of Photon Park, development opportunity at Normanton, West Yorkshire. The property, owned by Illuminating Investments, comprises three key elements, read more

Initiative to trailblaze Inclusive Growth across Leeds City Region

8th March 2017 West Yorkshire’s Council Leaders used a high-profile national conference in Bradford on Monday to launch an initiative that will drive inclusive growth across the Leeds City Region. Job opportunities for read more

Yorkshire Council Leaders Committed to Exploring White Rose Devolution & Further Collaboration

8th March 2017 Council Leaders from across Yorkshire are meeting in York on Thursday to discuss how they can work together to achieve the best possible devolution and Brexit outcomes for the region and its people. A range of devolution read more

M2r Fly The Wakefield Flag In Bahrain

2nd March 2017 In March,one of Bondholders new members, m2r Education, will be attending the British Schools Middle East (BSME) Head Teachers Conference and Exhibition in Bahrain. As well as promoting their own award winning read more

Wakefield’s Hepworth Riverside Gallery Garden Contract Agreed

2nd March 2017 The Hepworth Riverside Gallery Garden in conjunction with The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire, is set to be delivered by Dooley Associates. The Manchester-based construction consultancy has been appointed to read more

23 Jobs saved at Wakefield greeting cards publisher

1st March 2017 23 jobs have been saved after a Wakefield greetings cards publisher was bought out of administration. The deal was negotiated by joint administrators Julian Pitts and Bob Maxwell of Begbies Traynor. Founded read more

Free programme for entrepreneurs launches in Wakefield

1st March 2017 A free programme to help entrepreneurs, with an interest in technology, to launch their  business is taking place in Wakefield. The FutureStart course aims to help people who have a bright idea which they want to read more


1st March 2017 Wakefield businesses have voted to back plans for a Business Improvement District (BID), giving companies in the BID area a say in how their city centre operates. Businesses across retail, leisure, hospitality, read more

Solid Sheds Appoints Experienced Business Woman Jo Haigh To Its Board

21st February 2017 Multi-award winning Jo Haigh, CEO of fds Director Services Limited has been appointed as the Non-Executive Chair of Solid Sheds, a market leading manufacturer and retailer of quality timber buildings from storage sheds to read more

College work placement team on a mission

21st February 2017 Wakefield College’s newly appointed Work Placement team is on a mission to bring students and the region’s businesses closer together.   With many employers stating that young people entering the read more

The third Shopify Meetup Leeds event has been announced for Wednesday 8th March

20th February 2017 The third Shopify Meetup Leeds event has been announced for Wednesday 8th March at The Adelphi in Leeds and run by local Shopify Experts, Statement. The expert agency continues to host their successful Shopify Meetup read more

Ossett based business wins Independent Cider Retailer of The Year

20th February 2017 Ossett based specialist drinks retailer Bier Huis (Beer House in English) has scooped the top prize of Independent cider retailer of the year at the Drinks Retailing Awards on Tuesday 7th Feb at the Dorchester hotel in read more

Kevin Sinfield signs with Yorkshire Legal People

20th February 2017 Chadwick Lawrence Solicitors has recently announced a long-term partnership with Leeds Rhinos and England rugby league legend Kevin Sinfield. Over the next 12 months the rugby star will act as an ambassador for the firm read more

Company eyeing big growth on both sides of Atlantic in 2017

20th February 2017 Indie publisher outfit Team 17 have just announced a series of hires in the United States and the UK that they are hoping will aid their goal to grow both Team17 jumped back into independant publishing in 2013, and since then read more

Why Visit spotlight for Wakefield

16th February 2017 Amid the news that Wakefield’s Cultural Consortium has been awarded £223,000 through Arts Council England’s Cultural Destinations initiative, Bondholders first Friday will be looking at what read more

New Digital Support Funding for SMEs in the Leeds City Region

7th February 2017 Businesses in the Leeds City Region are set to benefit from a major new support programme that will help them invest in new technology and learn new digital skills. Launching today, the £8.5 million Digital read more

Wakefield boutique recruitment firm celebrates ten-year milestone

7th February 2017 A Wakefield-based recruitment firm is celebrating its tenth year in business. Bagnall Hopkins will mark the milestone occasion with friends, family, and business peers at an evening event in Wakefield on 11 February read more

BID chair rallies business

7th February 2017 BUSINESSES in central Wakefield could miss the chance to take control of how their money is spent on additional services unless they back the Wakefield Business Improvement District (BID). The stark warning came from read more

NGC boost communications for mobile beauty specialist

2nd February 2017 A mobile beauty business that provides a 24/7 personal service to customers around the world has invested in the latest devices and connectivity for its team of beauticians and therapists. Perfect 10 Mobile Beauty read more

10-acre development site sale keeps 250 jobs in Wakefield

2nd February 2017 Property development and investment company Eshton has sold its 10-acre site in Wakefield to civil engineering, utility and construction company Peter Duffy, a move which keeps 250 jobs in the area. Leeds-based Eshton read more

City set to propel evening economy above Yorkshire rivals

2nd February 2017 Wakefield's evening economy is set for a radical shake up that will see it oust nearby regional rivals as the Yorkshire destination for a great night out. If successful the plan to achieve Purple Flag status for read more

LEP Launches Support For Businesses to Become More Resource Efficient

2nd February 2017 ·         £2.65m to support businesses become more efficient with their resources ·         read more

BizEd Connected is back - Exhibition stand bookings now open!

1st February 2017 This time last year, Wakefield First, Wakefield College and Copiserv teamed up to deliver an event that gave the Wakefield District businesses and schools the opportunity to build links and stronger connections. We read more

Fairstone Group looks to Yorkshire for new growth

1st February 2017 Fairstone Group, one of the UK’s largest Chartered Financial Planning firms, has entered into a downstream buyout agreement with Wakefield based Lofthouse Gate Ltd. Founded in 2005, Lofthouse Gate offers read more

Wakefield Bondholders promoting collaboration for business and charity

1st February 2017 Wakefield Bondholders Newburn Power Rental and Farmer Copley’s, joined forces over the festive season in support of the Prince of Wales Hospice thanks to Bondholders First Friday. Newburn Power read more

New Appointment for Sutcliffe Play

1st February 2017 The UK’s only employee-owned playground manufacturer Sutcliffe Play has made a new appointment to its business development team. The Upton based company has appointed Simon Sharp as an interim Area Sales read more

Bright future for glazing firm with new MD

1st February 2017 Specialist industrial and commercial glazing firm ICW (UK) Ltd is looking to a bright future with a secure succession plan. As founder, Margaret Wood, MBE, prepares to ease out of the business she started 25 years ago the read more

The Ridings Welcomes Unique Jeweler to Craft Fair

1st February 2017 From tree surgeon to jeweller, a local crafter who specialises in creating handmade necklace pendants from all types of wood and natural materials, will be exhibiting at The Ridings Shopping Centre’s Craft Fair for read more

Wakefield included in share of £67.5m government fund allocated to Leeds City Region

30th January 2017 On the 23rd January Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her Industrial Strategy, in which she announced a £556m boost for the Northern Powerhouse initiative. £156.9m of this Northern Powerhouse fund will read more

Card Factory rolls out 51 new store openings

26th January 2017 Card Factory, the Wakefield-headquartered specialist retailer of greeting cards, dressings and gifts, has released a trading update for the 11 months ending at 31st December 2016. The company experienced an increase read more

Ebsford Environmental wins National Apprenticeship Award

25th January 2017 Ebsford Environmental was revealed as the Unilever Small Employer of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards at an exclusive ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House on Friday night. The Awards, now in their read more

Housebuilder contributes over £230,000 to projects in Pontefract

24th January 2017 Local housebuilder, Barratt Homes Yorkshire West, is to donate over £230,000 to support local projects and community improvements in Pontefract as part of its upcoming Ashmeade Park development. The read more

Fisher Productions Welcomes Multi Award winner & Best Selling Author As New Chairman

24th January 2017 Fisher Productions has announced the appointment of Jo Haigh as Chairman. She succeeds Dennis Woods who stepped down after achieving three years of transformational change. Jo Haigh is CEO and founder of fds Director read more

New Construction Director Makes Build Quality His Priority

23rd January 2017 Redrow's new construction director in Yorkshire is looking to develop a team of award winning site managers and boost customer satisfaction. Wayne Morris has joined the Wakefield-based business after 10 read more

Going back to school pays off for Yorkshire Engineering firm

20th January 2017 Investment in training has been so successful for a specialist Castleford engineering company that they have outgrown their existing factory and are moving to larger premises to accommodate the sales boost. Yorkshire read more

Local Production Company Continues To Go From Strength To Strength

20th January 2017 Wakefield based Production Company DSM Productions event production specialists have continued to show good growth after building a stronger working relationship with its current clients and securing large contracts read more

Regeneration plans for Wakefield’s Civic Quarter

20th January 2017 Wakefield Council is taking the next step in its redevelopment plans for the city centre's historic Civic Quarter.  As part of the plans and subject to planning permission, the Council will demolish Rishworth read more

£210m shopping centre celebrates milestone in style after record year

19th January 2017 Trinity Walk shopping centre rounded off 2016 in style after a record year which saw it smash its annual footfall record. The £210m centre in Wakefield, which is celebrating its fifth birthday, welcomed around read more

Castleford’s PTSG expands electrical division with £1m acquisition

18th January 2017 PTSG, the Castleford-based niche specialist services provider, has acquired Nimbus, a designer, installer and maintainer of lightning protection and earthing systems based in Nottingham. The firm completed the read more

National Gym Operator Xercise4Less Opens Renovated Wakefield Gym

18th January 2017 Award-winning national gym operator Xercise4Less has recently re-opened in Wakefield following a total refurbishment of the gym. Nearly £250,000 investment has gone into the work, which includes a new read more

Wakefield BID plans to galvanise city business

18th January 2017 Wakefield Business Improvement District (BID) officially launched its plan on Tuesday evening in the grand surroundings of the city’s cathedral on a platform to attract new visitors and encourage existing users to read more

Academy Group Invests In Multi-Site Comms Solution

16th January 2017 An academy group is investing in telephony and internet solutions to deliver improved communications across its eight schools in Leeds. The GORSE Academies Trust (TGAT) is implementing a phased programme of IT read more

Wakefield Business Woman Invests in Makeover of East Ardsley Beauty Salon

13th January 2017 After 6 years independently in the beauty industry as a mobile beauty therapist. Local businesses woman Catherine Heptinstall has invested in her own luxury salon, Mulberry House. After purchasing the property with read more

Architect firm win £320k project to bring new flavour to Yummy Yorkshire

13th January 2017 Martin Walsh Architectural, the Dewsbury-based architectural firm, has won a £320k contract to transform Yummy Yorkshire’s café and ice cream parlour. After a period of continued growth, Yummy read more

Suits and Vinyl Returns!

12th January 2017 Suits & Vinyl, the unique and vastly popular free networking event that brings together like-minded professionals to share their passion for business and music will take place on Thursday 9th February at The Hop, read more

Aldi set to create 4,000 jobs across the UK

11th January 2017 Aldi is to recruit 4,000 new permanent workers in stores and warehouses across the country, as part of the supermarket giant’s plan to open around 70 new shops this year. The German retailer, which already employs read more

Barratt Homes’ new West Yorkshire developments to support 300 jobs in 2017

11th January 2017 Barratt Developments Yorkshire West, which includes both Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, has announced plans to open seven new sites in 2017, creating a total of 900 new homes across the region. The new sites will read more

Arts Council awards funding for Wakefield Cultural destinations!

11th January 2017 Wakefield Cultural Consortium, consisting 16 local organisations, has been awarded £223,000 from Arts Council England’s Cultural Destinations initiative, for a three year programme, to enhance local read more

WDH Care Link invests in new lifting equipment to improve service

10th January 2017 WDH’s Care Link Team has invested in the Raizer Emergency Lifting Chair to help improve the service for Care Link customers. The new state of the art lifting chair makes lifting customers who have fallen quicker and read more

Combined Authority backs almost £7m of investment for leeds city region transport and development schemes

6th January 2017 Almost £7m of investment in local schemes was backed by this week’s meeting of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee. These West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund and Growth read more

Wakefield Offers a Slice of Comfort as New Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery Opens

4th January 2017 Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery are delivering an exciting new look and dining experience for all who visit its Wakefield restaurant; the Cock & Crown Inn. Located on Doncaster Road the remodelled Cock & Crown, read more

Wakefield Cathedral Backing the BID

4th January 2017 Wakefield Cathedral has welcomed the Business Improvement District, hopeful it will boost its role as a cultural centre and focus for community work and the opportunity to unite local businesses. Tony Robinson, Bishop read more

Castleford based Entrepreneur hits £1million turnover within first two years of trading

4th January 2017 After facing redundancies Stacey Dennis wasted no time in starting her business from scratch, Designing and making greeting cards. Working from the kitchen table, with a combined approach of hard work and a wicked sense read more

Freaks of Nature to serve up jobs bonanza at new blending site

3rd January 2017 A new award-winning company making indulgent plant-based desserts has announced that it will be launching a specialist 14,000 sq ft blending facility in Ossett, Wakefield. Freaks of Nature read more

Peter Duffy Working to Increase skills in Wakefield

3rd January 2017 Wakefield Company, Peter Duffy Limited, has recently launched their sixth Skills Academy programme, a venture jointly established with local Jobcentres. The Company has a positive track record with the Skills Academy read more

Wakefield’s Arena Group acquires North Wales printing business

3rd January 2017 Wakefield-based office equipment supplier Arena Group has acquired Docucentric Holdings Ltd (DHL), a printing and photocopying firm based in North Wales. Extending its print services further across North Wales and read more

Finance Yorkshire £5m investment fund extension Thanks to LEPs

2nd January 2017 Finance Yorkshire's investment fund has been extended following an injection of fresh capital from two of the region's local enterprise partnerships (LEPs). Funding totalling 5m has been allocated to read more

Wakefield businesses invited to join successful Enterprise Adviser Network

2nd January 2017 Wakefield Council and the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) are urging local businesses to ensure Wakefield’s young people are leaving school with the right skills by joining the LEP’s read more

The Car People makes £7.2m investment in Wakefield branch

2nd January 2017  The Car People has invested £7.2m in significantly expanding its Wakefield branch. With an additional four acres square footage, the showroom, based at Calder Island, now features over 1,000 display cars, read more