‘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

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

23rd April 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 we’ll 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

NGC NETWORKS AT GO DIGITAL – LIVE!

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

MUSIC FUTURES HITS THE RIGHT NOTE FOR BUSINESS

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

FIRST CHOICE CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF SUCCESS

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

TALENTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF CHILDREN CELEBRATED IN WAKEFIELD DISTRICT

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

WAKEFIELD WORKS RETURNS TO SUPPORT EMPLOYMENT IN THE DISTRICT

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

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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