Get ready for Brexit Tool!

17th September 2019 Get ready for Brexit The UK will leave the EU on 31 October 2019. Answer a few questions to find out how you or your business should prepare. Check what you need to do here!   Businesses and read more

RHUBARB DESIGN HOUSE - BUSINESS GROWTH JOURNEY VIA AD:VENTURE!

24th February 2020 Rhubarb Design House, based in Wakefield, was set up by entrepreneurs Alex McIntosh and James Lodge. The pair studied Graphic Design together at the University of Cumbria and went on to work for a range of agencies across read more

CLOSE BROTHERS ASSET FINANCE FUNDS CHARLESWORTH PRESS'S NEW BINDING MACHINES

20th February 2020 LONDON, 20 February 2020: Close Brothers Asset Finance has provided funding to Charlesworth Press for a case binding machine (Kolbus) and two binding lines (Muller), following the firm’s early exit from its Company read more

Step-Up Wakefield Jobs & Career's Fair

18th February 2020 Step-Up Jobs & Careers Fair Don't miss out on Step-up Wakefield's Jobs & Careers Fair taking place in Knottingley on Wed's 4th March. Come along to this insightful drop in session where read more

OE ELECTRICS EXPANDS GLOBAL FOOTPRINT WITH MOVE INTO NORTH AMERICA

17th February 2020 OE Electrics, the multi award-winning manufacturer of innovative data distribution and power solutions, has announced its expansion into North America as part of its global growth strategy. The company has launched a read more

BELLINGHAM IT LANDS NEW IT SUPPORT CONTRACT

17th February 2020 Bellingham IT, the Wakefield based technology solutions specialist, has secured the IT support contract for PolyGlobal, the global manufacturer of cast and injection mouldings. With unrivalled expertise in read more

Wakefield businesses discuss Brexit opportunities

17th February 2020 In their first Roundtable Discussion since the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020, business leaders in Wakefield were confident that Brexit throws up many opportunities for the district. Hosted by Cllr Darren Byford, read more

AVISION YOUNG ACQUIRES WEST YORKSHIRE UNIT

14th February 2020 Avison Young has acquired an industrial unit in West Yorkshire on behalf of a client. The property consultancy has purchased the Unit 5 at Willowbridge Way, Castleford on behalf of Panacea Investment Group. The unit read more

BURBERRY LAUNCHES NEW CENTRE FOR MANUFACTURING EXCELLENE

14th February 2020 Luxury fashion brand Burberry has launched a new Centre for Manufacturing Excellence in West Yorkshire. The new Castleford facility has been supported by the UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT), which read more

MULTIMILLION-POUND GRANT TO SUPPORT ENTERPRISE ZONE DEVELOPMENT

10th February 2020 The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has agreed a £2.7m to support further development at South Kirkby, Wakefield. South Kirkby has secured £2.7m funding from the LEP, delivered by the West read more

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

5th February 2020 The Director of Public Health’s annual report Taking Care of Business  is targeted at employers in the district and focuses on working carers – people who are juggling work and providing unpaid care to a read more

OE ELECTRICS BEAT THE WINTER BLUES WITH BLEISURE!

29th January 2020 No need for the team at OE Electrics to feel the chill this January as they bring a warm welcome glow to employee wellbeing and a boost to the local Wakefield and Five Towns economy with Bleisure. Like most high streets up and read more

PLP ACQUIRES SITE FOR 310,000 SQ FT DEVELOPMENT

29th January 2020 Logistics investor and developer PLP has acquired a site in West Yorkshire for a new 310,000 sq ft speculative development that could support up to 500 jobs. The 16-acre site at Silkwood Business Park in Wakefield was read more

DISCOUNT RETAILER TO CREATE HUNDREDS OF JOBS AT FORMER POUNDWORLD WAREHOUSE

29th January 2020 A discount retailer is set to create hundreds of jobs after agreeing a deal to lease a huge former Poundworld warehouse in West Yorkshire. The Range has signed a 20-year lease on the Premier Way North building, which will read more

WAKEFIELD BUSINESSES LIKE TO MIX BUSINESS WITH LEISURE

27th January 2020 Theatre Royal Wakefield is a treasure within the Wakefield district and continues with it’s good work through generosity and local support. A new local partnership is no exception. Theatre Royal Wakefield has read more

RETAIL GIANT TO EXPAND AFTER LEASING HUGE DISTRIBUTION WAREHOUSE

27th January 2020 Fast growing retail business, The Range, is opening a major new distribution centre in Yorkshire that is expected to create hundreds of new jobs, after leasing one of the North of England’s largest, vacant read more

CELEBRATING BUSINESS & CULTURE LINKS WITH CHINA

24th January 2020 The winners of the Leeds City Region China Business Awards have been announced at an awards night attended by both business and civic leaders and Zheng Xiyuan, Consul General of The People’s Republic of China in read more

OE ELECTRICS PREPARES FOR CONTINUED GROWTH WITH APPOINTMENT OF SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR AND GLOBAL CLIENT MANAGER

24th January 2020 OE Electrics, the Yorkshire-based manufacturer of soft-wiring solutions for office, education and hospitality environments, has announced two key appointments after experiencing rapid growth in 2019 and as it read more

10 YEARS AND COUNTING FOR WAKEFIELD BASED YES WASTE

15th January 2020 Yes Waste will be celebrating their 10th birthday on 01/02/2020. Yes Waste is an on demand waste collection business taking everything from single items of furniture right through to completing factory clearance or read more

M2R EDUCATION SHORTLISTED FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE AWARD

10th January 2020 m2r Education have been shortlisted for an international trade award at the forthcoming 2020 Yorkshire Business Masters Awards. The awards showcase a cross section of businesses in Yorkshire across a range of read more

CASTLEFORD WAREHOUSE RE-LAUNCHED TO MARKET FOLLOWING REFURBISHMENT

8th January 2020 A newly refurbished prime warehouse in West Yorkshire has been re-launched to market by the industrial team at CBRE in Leeds alongside joint agents Carter Towler. Located within the M62 corridor in Castleford, the read more

BELLINGHAM NOW LIVE AT PRODUCTION PARK

7th January 2020 Bellingham IT, the Wakefield based technology solutions specialist, has been awarded the IT support contract for Production Park, the UK’s leading live events community that brings together technology, creative read more

YORKSHIRE INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION SPECIALIST SEWTEC MAKES TWO SENIOR HIRES TO DELIVER CONTINUED GROWTH

6th January 2020 Yorkshire industrial automation specialist Sewtec has appointed two senior managers as the company further implements its expansion strategy. Andy Perks has joined in the newly created role of head of sales, whilst read more

TEAM 17 ACQUIRES MEDIACITY-BASED DEVELOPER

6th January 2020 Listed game developer Team17 has acquired a counterpart based at MediaCityUK for about £1.4m. Yippee Entertainment is a software developer and digital publisher focused on end-to-end production and creation read more