14th March 19, Wakefield First launch FREE quarterly Exporting event .....

18th February 2019 This FREE event is a real opportunity for those new to, looking to start in and/or those businesses looking to take their exporting to the next level! An opportunity to meet the experts highlighting exporting read more

NEW OPERATIONS MANAGER STRENGTHENS BELLINGHAM IT

19th February 2019 NEW OPERATIONS MANAGER STRENGTHENS BELLINGHAM IT Bellingham IT, which provide tailored support to SME's in Wakefield and Leeds, has expanded its team with the appointment of Paul Lockwood as Operations read more

Almost 120 jobs go as manufacturer falls into administration

19th February 2019 Almost 120 jobs go as manufacturer falls into administration A manufacturer of furniture for the care, hotel and education sectors has ceased trading with almost 120 jobs lost. YTM Group was founded in 1981 and read more

Property firm announces 148,000 sq ft expansion of West Yorkshire warehouse portfolio

19th February 2019 Property firm announces 148,000 sq ft expansion of West Yorkshire warehouse portfolio Property business Onward Holdings Ltd is growing its portfolio of prime sites for warehousing and managed third-party logistics read more

Wholesaler’s new West Yorkshire hub set for approval

19th February 2019 Wholesaler’s new West Yorkshire hub set for approval Plans to redevelop a former West Yorkshire colliery site to create a new hub for wholesaler Kitwave are recommended for approval when they go before read more

Calling all Wakefields Tech firms!...... One week left to enter Northern Tech Awards 2019

15th February 2019 Entries for the Northern Tech Awards 2019, which recognise and celebrate the fastest growing tech companies in the North of the UK, are set to close in one week's time. Firms will have the opportunity to follow in the read more

Award Winning actress becomes Ambassador for South Elmsall Headquartered beauty firm .....

14th February 2019 Nouveau were delighted to announce award-winning Actress Michelle Keegan, as their UK brand ambassador.  As a long-time devotee of our revolutionary LVL treatment, Michelle Keegan is the read more

Eaton Smith BUSINESS OF THE MONTH AWARDS

14th February 2019 Eaton Smith BUSINESS OF THE MONTH AWARDS Established in 1995, the award has been won by a diverse range of businesses over that time. The awards are designed to showcase the best businesses in our region. Winning a BOTM read more

Better Broadband Voucher Scheme-Relaunch

14th February 2019 Better Broadband Voucher Scheme – Relaunch Subsidised support for basic broadband The Better Broadband Voucher Scheme is a UK-wide government subsidy scheme to provide an affordable, basic broadband read more

Developer acquires Castleford site

13th February 2019 Developer acquires Castleford site A 1.5-acre site in Castleford has been acquired by commercial developer Eshton. The development site has frontage to Park Road and is located close to Junction 32 of the M62 as well read more

Wakefield businesses to benefit from new The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce sub division

11th February 2019 Wakefield businesses to benefit from new The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce sub division Businesses across the Wakefield district will be able to get more support after The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce read more

Zinc’s next mission...“to add 5 more years of high quality to later life”

8th February 2019 Zinc’s next mission...“to add 5 more years of high quality to later life”. We are delighted to announce that Zinc’s next mission is “to add 5 more years of high quality to later read more

Apprenticeship Success at Conservatory Outlet Wakefield

7th February 2019 Yorkshire based fabricator Conservatory Outlet Ltd has appointed yet another ambitious apprentice in a full time permanent role.  James Owen, who began his placement at Conservatory Outlet in February 2017, read more

RHODES INTERFORM EXPANDS SERVICE OFFERING

7th February 2019 RHODES INTERFORM EXPANDS SERVICE OFFERING Wakefield-based Rhodes Interform, which specialises in bespoke composite and metal forming machinery, has expanded its team with the appointment of three new service read more

Recruitment drive for personal injury law firm

6th February 2019 Recruitment drive for personal injury law firm A West Yorkshire-headquartered personal injury law firm has launched a recruitment drive to fill 40 vacancies. Minster Law, which employs about 480 people from its read more

Duo establish asset advisory firm

5th February 2019 Duo establish asset advisory firm A new asset advisory firm has officially opened its doors to insolvency practitioners, asset-based lenders and finance companies across Yorkshire. BPI Asset Advisory of read more

DCS Group of Companies taken over in £6.6m deal

31st January 2019 DCS Group of Companies taken over in £6.6m deal West Yorkshire-based DCS Group has been acquired by an industrial air filtration and extraction specialist in a deal worth £6.6m. Filtermist read more

Conservatory Outlet Sponsor Kettlethorpe Guardians

31st January 2019 Conservatory Outlet Sponsor Kettlethorpe Guardians Wakefield Manufacturer of the Year 2018, Conservatory Outlet Ltd has sponsored The Kettlethorpe Guardians Boxing Club, providing them with new branded training read more

Redhall losses widen but “strong pipeline” in place

31st January 2019 Redhall losses widen but “strong pipeline” in place Losses have widened at Redhall Group but the Wakefield-based manufacturing and specialist services business has said market conditions are read more

PRIMARY PUPIL MOHAMMAD WINS ‘HOUSE OF THE FUTURE’ DESIGN COMPETITION

30th January 2019 PRIMARY PUPIL MOHAMMAD WINS ‘HOUSE OF THE FUTURE’ DESIGN COMPETITION A CINEMA, an ice cream shop, a parking bay for a space ship and an underground hot tub – just some of the superb specifications of the read more

Diverse and Inspiring launch of AD:VENTURES 'Get me started' programme in Wakefield.

29th January 2019 This Jan saw a diverse and inspiring group of entrepreneurs attend the launch of AD:VENTURES ‘Get Me Started’ network at the Yorkshire Deli, Wakefield. Supported by the European Regional Developmental read more

Team17 gears up for strong annual results in debut year of trading on AIM

29th January 2019 Team17 gears up for strong annual results in debut year of trading on AIM Wakefield-headquartered global games developer Team17 is expecting to report revenues ahead of expectations after seeing a “strong sales read more

Yorkshire can be ‘one of the truly great manufacturing regions in the world’

28th January 2019 Yorkshire can be ‘one of the truly great manufacturing regions in the world Manufacturers who spoke passionately about their sector and ensuring its future success at TheBusinessDesk.com’s What read more

Redhall secures £2m from shareholders

28th January 2019 Redhall secures £2m from shareholders Wakefield-based manufacturing and specialist services business Redhall Group has secured £2m short-term financing facilities from two of its major read more

Shareholders at listed engineering group provide £2m financing to bolster working capital

25th January 2019 Shareholders at listed engineering group provide £2m financing to bolster working capital Listed engineering group Redhall Group has agreed £2m short-term financing facilities with two shareholders read more

Listed retailer sees 8% drop in pre-Christmas trading

25th January 2019 Listed retailer sees 8% drop in pre-Christmas trading Womenswear retailer Bonmarché saw overall sales drop 8.1% in the three months to 29 December 2018. The Wakefield-headquartered firm this morning read more

Leeds entrepreneur sells his £1.5m building maintenance business

25th January 2019 Leeds entrepreneur sells his £1.5m building maintenance business A local businessman has sold Woods Building Maintenance to Wakefield’s B38 Group, following its transformation into a read more

Job opportunities as Wakefield company wins rail contract

24th January 2019 Job opportunities as Wakefield company wins rail contract An infrastructure company based in Normanton is set to create around 25 new job roles, after being selected to deliver an additional Network Rail contract for read more

West Yorkshire office complex snapped up by property investment firm

24th January 2019 West Yorkshire office complex snapped up by property investment firm A two-storey office complex in Wakefield has been purchased off a guide price of £788,000. The 8,337 sq ft property was built in the 1990s read more

SAVE THE DATE FOR WAKEFIELD BUSINESS WEEK 2019 #WBW19 - FIVE DAYS ONE DISTRICT - MON 17 JUN to FRI 21 JUN

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Construction group wins £7.5m processing facility contract on former power station

24th January 2019 Construction group wins £7.5m processing facility contract on former power station Clugston Construction has secured a £7.5m contract to provide civils work for a new bottom ash processing facility at read more

FREE BUSINESS ADVISOR ON THE DOORSTEP IN WAKEFIELD JAN 30TH 2019!

24th January 2019 One to one expert advise for small businesses. Don't miss this fantastic clinic on: Wednesday 30th January 19 10:00-14:00, University Business Centre - 6-8 Bond Terrace, Wakefield WF1 2HW This clinic is for read more

WAKEFIELD ENGINEER WINS TOP 100 AWARD

23rd January 2019 WAKEFIELD ENGINEER WINS TOP 100 AWARD WAKEFIELD engineer, Peter Haythorne has been inducted into The Manufacturer’s Top 100. Peter Haythorne joined ICW (UK) Ltd as business manager 12 years ago and was given read more

Manufacturers warn that innovation could be behind the curve in traditional industries

23rd January 2019 Manufacturers warn that innovation could be behind the curve in traditional industries With the introduction of Industry 4.0 and investments such as automation and artificial intelligence being at the top of many read more

Manufacturers striving for growth in the marketplace

22nd January 2019 Manufacturers striving for growth in the marketplace How businesses plan for growth in uncertain trading times was a discussion point at TheBusinessDesk.com’s What Yorkshire Is Made Of read more

No deal Brexit to cost Yorkshire and the Humber £12bn a year by 2034, according to CBI

22nd January 2019 No deal Brexit to cost Yorkshire and the Humber £12bn a year by 2034, according to CBI The long-term economic impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit on the Yorkshire and the Humber has been estimated at an annual read more

Multimillion-pound fire services acquisition for PTSG

21st January 2019 Multimillion-pound fire services acquisition for PTSG AIM-listed Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) has acquired a fire services business which operates from ten locations across the UK for an initial read more

Unity and strength gives Yorkshire its unique proposition’ – manufacturers outline strengths of the sector amid challenges

21st January 2019 Unity and strength gives Yorkshire its unique proposition’ – manufacturers outline strengths of the sector amid challenges A group of senior leaders and owners of manufacturing firms across Yorkshire read more

Wakefield wins share of £20m culture fund

18th January 2019 Wakefield, home to The Hepworth Wakefield gallery (pictured), is one of five areas in England to benefit from a new £20m Cultural Development Fund.   The district, which is also home to the Yorkshire read more

Competition launched to find growing northern businesses to pitch to London investors ......

17th January 2019 Following the success of last year’s Entrepreneurs of the North, the Innovation SuperNetwork is once again on the lookout for the North’s most innovative high-growth businesses to win a chance to pitch to a room read more

Lloyds banking group supports Yorkshire Businesses in 2019 with up to £1.4bn of lending

17th January 2019 As part of Lloyds Banking Group’s national pledge to lend £18billion to UK businesses, the Group expects to support firms in Yorkshire with up to £1.4billion of lending during 2019. As part read more

Leeds Beckett University is offering businesses the chance to kick start their growth plans in 2019 with a package of free support worth over £6000.

16th January 2019 Eligible businesses will be able to register their business address and enjoy access to hot desking space at one of the University Business Centres in Wakefield, Halifax and Leeds for 6 months completely free of read more

Join Wakefield’s Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 February 2019.

14th January 2019 The Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb is the first major event in the UK’s ‘foodie’ calendar, and we are proud to celebrate Wakefield’s traditional links with rhubarb read more

Aston Barclay opens Europe’s most advanced vehicle auction centre in Normanton, Wakefield in late January

11th January 2019   Aston Barclay is in the final phases of developing its new 78,000 square feet auction super centre in Wakefield before its scheduled opening on 28 January. The site is set to host 15 dealer and fleet auctions per read more

Have Your say on the new plan for Wakefield! Wakefield Council is preparing a new local plan to guide development in the district until 2036. Initial draft plan public consultation is open from Jan 10th to Feb 20th 2019

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Wakefield Headquartered Card Factory sales up despite “challenging” Christmas

11th January 2019 New store openings have boosted sales at high street gift card retailer Card Factory, but lower high street footfall has affected Christmas trading. The listed retailer reported year-to-date group revenue growth of read more

Could you be a school governor?

11th January 2019 Could you be a school governor?   Make a difference to the lives of young people! Have a positive impact in the community! Share and develop your professional skills!   Why Be a read more

Redrow launches ‘It can only be Redrow’ marketing campaign as its new research reveals the property features most coveted by buyers

9th January 2019 Redrow launches ‘It can only be Redrow’ marketing campaign as its new research reveals the property features most coveted by buyers -Campaign aims to demonstrate Redrow’s focus on beautiful and read more

Sewtec lands six-figure deal for tea manufacturer machinery

8th January 2019 Sewtec lands six-figure deal for tea manufacturer machinery Manufacturer Sewtec has announced the creation of a six-figure packaging machine to create new Tetley fruit tea products. The Dewsbury-based firm said its read more

Wakefield based B38 Group, the specialist provider in outsourced contracting and facilities services has successfully acquired Leeds based Woods Building Maintenance Limited.

7th January 2019 B38 Group provides commercial hard and soft facilities management services to private sector clients and works with a growing number of blue-chip organisations. B38 Group has successfully acquired Leeds based read more

Reel Cinemas to open at The Ridings shopping centre, Wakefield

7th January 2019 The Ridings owner NewRiver is pleased to announce that it has exchanged contracts with Reel Cinemas, the community cinema operator, to open a five-screen cinema at the centre. The new cinema is scheduled to open in May 2019, read more

Award-Winning Corporate Finance Boutique Celebrates 30 Years of Business

7th January 2019 The year 2019 marks fds’s 30 Year Anniversary since the business was established back in 1989 by its now CEO, Jo Haigh. Fds Director Services was established to provide corporate finance services to owner managed read more

Wakefield Shirt Group – Double Two & Wm. Sugden & Sons continue to weave their magic into Wakefield and Worldwide

7th January 2019 Well known shirt brand Double Two was founded in Wakefield in 1940 when Isaac Donner arrived in the city as a refugee and was welcomed to the city with the idea that he provide employment for local women.  The company grew read more

Growth in Northern Powerhouse museum visits .....

7th January 2019 The number of visits to museums and galleries in the Northern Powerhouse has grown by more than 20 per cent. Between April and October, there were about 5.14 million visitors across the nine institutions in the region, an read more

Another offering in Wakefield for new Businesses …..

3rd January 2019 Another offering in Wakefield for new Businesses Are you just getting started in business? Would you welcome some business support? Are you looking for a new base for your office? Are you looking for help read more

UK trade and investment in 2018: behind the numbers

3rd January 2019 UK trade and investment in 2018: behind the numbers More businesses than ever are seeking expansion opportunities overseas. More businesses than ever are seeking expansion opportunities overseas, read more

Deal agreed for Merchant Gate offices

3rd January 2019 Deal agreed for Merchant Gate offices A property support service has agreed a deal for office space at the Merchant Gate mixed-use development in Wakefield. B38 Group has signed a five-year lease for 6,683 sq ft of read more