YOUR SPACE PONTEFRACT HAS ARRIVED!

18th December 2018 YOUR SPACE PONTEFRACT HAS ARRIVED! Your Space Pontefract opened its doors on Saturday 15th December at 8am. We’ve changed quite a bit recently, departing from our previous brand Fitness Flex, to bring you a more read more

New names join Mid Yorkshire Chamber

14th December 2018 New names join Mid Yorkshire Chamber The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has added three new faces to its board of directors. Alison Palmer, corporate partner at Eaton Smith, Mark Evans, director of Better read more

Planning for Brexit

13th December 2018 Planning for Brexit We are aware that businesses are finding Brexit scenario planning a difficult exercise as so much remains unknown, there are steps businesses can be taking now to help understand the scenarios they read more

ICW (UK) Ltd founder appointed to Gov’t Made Smarter commission

13th December 2018 ICW (UK) Ltd founder appointed to Gov’t Made Smarter commission YORKSHIRE entrepreneur, Margaret Wood MBE has been appointed to the Government Made Smarter Commission of industrial leaders tasked with read more

Wakefields’s The Dental Studio scoops multiple wins at national Dentistry Awards and Private Dentistry Awards

12th December 2018 Wakefields’s The Dental Studio scoops multiple wins at national Dentistry Awards and Private Dentistry Awards The Dental Studio in Wakefield is celebrating after winning multiple awards across several read more

Administrators appointed at £21m-turnover lighting specialist

12th December 2018 Administrators appointed at £21m-turnover lighting specialist A £21m-turnover smart wireless lighting specialist has appointed administrators, with a number of staff made redundant. Sarah read more

New co-owner for brewery and pub operator

10th December 2018 New co-owner for brewery and pub operator A brewery and pub operator with 26 sites across Yorkshire has sold a 50 per cent stake to the co-founder of a Queen's Award-winning IT consultancy. Ossett Brewery's read more

Contedia secures contract with leading traffic management manufacturer

10th December 2018 Contedia secures contract with leading traffic management manufacturer Contedia have won another new contract with a UK manufacturer to develop a custom production management and scheduling system for the read more

Perks are Gained by All as a Result of Company Acquisition

10th December 2018 Perks are Gained by All as a Result of Company Acquisition Award-winning corporate finance boutique fds Director Services advised on the sale of member benefits specialists Parliament Hill on its sale of the entire read more

Tour de Yorkshire 2019 to travel through our district on 3 May

10th December 2018 Tour de Yorkshire 2019 to travel through our district on 3 May The Tour de Yorkshire is returning to the Wakefield district on Friday 3 May 2019! Stage 2 of the men’s race and Stage 1 of the women’s races will read more

Shake up for Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

6th December 2018 Shake up for Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce A Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce group has introduced three district sub divisions to its existing structure. The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce says businesses read more

24,000 sq ft industrial unit hits the market

5th December 2018 24,000 sq ft industrial unit hits the market A newly refurbished 24,000 sq ft unit has come on to the market at Normanton Industrial Estate in Wakefield. Owned by Leeds-based developer, Eshton, the prime space read more

GET FESTIVE FOR FIRST FRIDAY!

5th December 2018 GET FESTIVE FOR FIRST FRIDAY! For a second year running Bondholders brings a slient chairty auction to their Wakefield Business community. Delegates can enjoy festive speed networking and breakfast read more

Win a place on Evoke Media's Blog Up North Influencer Marketing Day

4th December 2018 Win a place on Evoke Media's Blog Up North Influencer Marketing Day More than half of marketers are planning to increase their Influencer Marketing Budget in the next 12 months. And at least 309 million people are read more

ICW supply discreet windows for critical sector industry

4th December 2018 ICW supply discreet windows for critical sector industry YORKSHIRE based specialist window manufacturer, ICW (UK)Ltd has won a contract to supply switchable windows to a defence company. The windows are part of an read more

WAKEFIELDS POLYGLOBAL LAUNCH GAME CHANGING MATERIAL

3rd December 2018 A WORLD leading polyurethane moulder has launched its own range of high-performance materials to meet increasing customer demand for stronger and more durable alternatives in critical read more

Packaging firm snaps up food specialist

3rd December 2018 Packaging firm snaps up food specialist Featherstone-based Integrated Packing Services (IPS) has snapped up specialist food manufacturing and packaging business, Foodpack. Investment management firm Seneca read more

Panto season is in full swing at Wakefields' Theatre Royal! OH YES IT IS!

30th November 2018 Last night Wakefield Bondholders and Wakefield First were out in full force mixing business with pleasure to witness a magical yet side splitting and interactive show, from the team that brought you Dick read more

Yorkshire firms rank on list of Britain’s fastest-growing private companies

30th November 2018 Yorkshire firms rank on list of Britain’s fastest-growing private companies The 22nd annual Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 league table features five companies headquartered in read more

Improvements to be made to West Yorkshire stations

30th November 2018 Improvements to be made to West Yorkshire stations A series of improvements are set to be made to five West Yorkshire railway stations as part of the Great North Rail Project. Network Rail will begin work in December to read more

The Hepworth Wakefield has been selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018, the UK’s largest match funding campaign.

29th November 2018 The Hepworth Wakefield are working with acclaimed landscape architect, Tom Stuart-Smith to create one of the UK’s largest free public gardens – opening summer 2019. They need your read more

Wakefield Council support Small Business Saturday

28th November 2018 Wakefield Council support Small Business Saturday Wakefield Council is supporting Small Business Saturday (December 1) by highlighting the support and advice it offers to help enterprises to grow and read more

Wakefield Council support Small Business Saturday

28th November 2018 Wakefield Council support Small Business Saturday Wakefield Council is supporting Small Business Saturday (December 1) by highlighting the support and advice it offers to help enterprises to grow and read more

Tour de Yorkshire 2020 could bring 'significant' benefits to region with local support

28th November 2018 Hosting the race provides crucial national and international exposure for North Yorkshire and the wider region, with TV coverage in 190 countries. An independent study estimated that this year’s race boosted read more

FESTIVE TUNES AND SWEET TREATS AT FREE WAKEFIELD CHRISTMAS EVENT

28th November 2018 FESTIVE favourites from a brass band accompanied by hot chocolate and sweet treats are on the menu at a special Christmas event at City Fields in Wakefield. Redrow ‘s Aberford Road development, featuring three and read more

Yorkshire Businesses Team Up to Close eCommerce Acquisition

27th November 2018 Yorkshire Businesses Team Up to Close eCommerce Acquisition Wakefield-based fds Director Services has advised on the sale of Statement, a leading Shopify Plus eCommerce agency to IDHL Group, one of the read more

New planning consent sought for former Poundworld HQ

27th November 2018 New planning consent sought for former Poundworld HQ An application has been submitted to add an additional use to the former West Yorkshire headquarters of collapsed retailer Poundworld to help market the property to read more

Wakefield fabricator secures £2m of new business

26th November 2018 Wakefield fabricator secures £2m of new business Conservatory Outlet, the Wakefield-based specialist fabricator, has more than doubled the size of its business over the last five years after announcing read more

You spin me right round …. Castleford Modern Manufacturer continues to turn the tables globally

23rd November 2018 You spin me right round …. Castleford Modern Manufacturer continues to turn the tables globally Really useful products Ltd have Plastic Box manufacturing facilities in both Normanton and Castleford are read more

Yorkshire manufacturers ‘at risk’ decreases as sector continues to strengthen

23rd November 2018 Yorkshire manufacturers ‘at risk’ decreases as sector continues to strengthen The manufacturing sector in Yorkshire is continuing to strengthen after showing signs of month improvement read more

Workplace software firm secures deal for new offices at mixed-use scheme

22nd November 2018 Workplace software firm secures deal for new offices at mixed-use scheme The Merchant Gate mixed-use development in Wakefield is set to welcome workplace software solutions firm SSG. SSG has secured a deal for read more

NORTHERN POWERHOUSE EXPORT AWARDS RETURN FOR 2019

21st November 2018 NORTHERN POWERHOUSE EXPORT AWARDS RETURN FOR 2019 The annual PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards in association with HSBC, The Department of International Trade and Chamber International, is set to return for a read more

Eric Richmond helping others to a slice of the pie ….

20th November 2018 Life of Pie Just Like it started, Eric Richmond’s commitment and work ethic is ever growing with the latest addition to their 15 strong team, Dan Channer. Via the ‘Access to Community and read more

Former student returns to buy Wakefield College site

20th November 2018 Former student returns to buy Wakefield College site Wakefield College is pleased to announce the sale of its Thornes Park Campus to Wakefield-based, award-winning humanitarian charity Penny Appeal. Founded by local read more

Ossett Brewery opens new craft beer concept in Leeds city centre

20th November 2018 Ossett Brewery opens new craft beer concept in Leeds city centre Acting on behalf of Ossett Brewery, CBRE Leeds’ specialist markets team has advised on the acquisition of a unit at 26 East Parade in Leeds city read more

Have your say on how the Council spends its budget in 2019-20

19th November 2018 Have your say on how the Council spends its budget in 2019-20 As we head into Christmas and New Year, we’re consulting on how the Council budget should be spent in 2019/20 and we’re actively seeking the views of local read more

Half-year profits rise at 600 Group

19th November 2018 Half-year profits rise at 600 Group Pre-tax tax profit has grown by more than a third in the half-year results for engineering business 600 Group. The Heckmondwike-based group reported an underlying pre-tax profit read more

Swim start-up in Ossett and Sandal makes a splash

15th November 2018 West Yorkshire based swim school is celebrating rapid growth as it enters its third year in business. Founded by young entrepreneur, Nathaniel Birkett, 29, The Swim Specialist has increased turnover by 90% and read more

Positive sales quarter for listed Card Factory

15th November 2018 Positive sales quarter for listed Card Factory Wakefield-headquartered listed retailer Card Factory has seen group revenue during the night months to 31 October increased by +3.4% (2018: +6.7%). In a trading read more

Pontefract headquartered HARIBO to launch in designer York outlet this month ...

14th November 2018 UK confectionery manufacturer, HARIBO is opening its second outlet store at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York. Officially launching on Thursday November 22, the 1,487 sq ft unit follows the unveiling of the London read more

Channel 4 HQ plans to be explored after “breakthrough” moment

14th November 2018 A meeting next week is set to discuss the next steps following the landmark news that Channel 4 has chosen Leeds as the location for its national HQ and to explore the wider impact the decision has on read more

Redrow’s Montpellier semi, available at St John’s Mews, Wakefield and viewable as a fully furnished show home at Aspen Park, in Garforth

13th November 2018 Redrow’s Montpellier semi, available at St John’s Mews, Wakefield and viewable as a fully furnished show home at Aspen Park, in Garforth GET A SNEAK PREVIEW OF REDROW’S REGENT COLLECTION HOMES WOULD-BE read more

Wakefield Content Marketing Agency Expands Services With Appointment Of Two New Team Members

13th November 2018 Wakefield Content Marketing Agency Expands Services With Appointment Of Two New Team Members Stada Video continues its plans to become a major player in the industry by expanding its services and adding to its ever read more

Manufacturer secures £2m of new business in fifth consecutive year of growth

13th November 2018 Manufacturer secures £2m of new business in fifth consecutive year of growth A Wakefield-based specialist fabricator has secured £2m worth of new business in 2018. Conservatory Outlet, which read more

Plan for scheme which includes 2,000 new homes moves forward

12th November 2018 Plan for scheme which includes 2,000 new homes moves forward A Planning Promotional Agreement has been agreed and signed for a proposed urban development which could deliver 2,000 homes as well as employment, community read more

Charity Angel joins TopicUK team

9th November 2018 Charity Angel joins TopicUK team TopicUK the community B2B magazine, is delighted to announce that Mandy Taylor has joined the team as Business Development Executive. Mandy joins at an exciting time as TopicUK read more

Deadline extended for Made in Yorkshire Awards

8th November 2018 Deadline extended for Made in Yorkshire Awards The deadline for entries to Insider’s flagship manufacturing awards Made in Yorkshire has been extended until 23 November. Eleven awards are presented at the read more

HARIBO welcomes new managing director; CBRE appoints regional director; and more

8th November 2018 HARIBO welcomes new managing director; CBRE appoints regional director; and more HARIBO UK & Ireland has announced the appointment of Jon Hughes as Managing Director. This appointment follows the promotion read more

West Yorkshire telecoms services group snapped up in multi-million pound deal

8th November 2018 West Yorkshire telecoms services group snapped up in multi-million pound deal AdEPT Technology Group has signed an agreement to acquire ETS Communications Holdings and its trading subsidiary ETS Communications in a read more

FREE ONLINE LEARNING IN WAKEFIELD

7th November 2018 Wakefield council are offering employers a chance to upskill their workforces with several FREE level 2 online learning courses. Current courses available are as follows; - Business Administration - read more

Say Cheese!

7th November 2018 Michael Lee Fine Cheeses have a lot to smile about as they unveil their new look...   Based in Featherstone, It seems that it’s not only the cheese that goes from strength to strength. Michael Lee read more

Succession strategy puts new team at the helm of £20m Yorkshire firm SCS Group

7th November 2018 Succession strategy puts new team at the helm of £20m Yorkshire firm SCS Group Wakefield-headquartered contractor The SCS Group (SCS) has undergone a buyout deal financed by Allied Irish Bank (GB). The read more

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, set in the beautiful Wakefield Countryside, to open new visitor centre in March 2019.

6th November 2018 The new £3.6million visitor centre – to be known as The Weston as a result of significant support from family grant-maker, The Garfield Weston Foundation – will open to the public on Saturday 30 March 2019. read more

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

6th November 2018 SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY Another year making a Big Difference! Small Business Saturday reaches millions of customers and businesses each year - get involved now! Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, read more

Glass manufacturer invests £75k in facilities to service growing rum market

1st November 2018 Glass manufacturer invests £75,000 in facilities to service growing rum market A glass manufacturer based in Knottingley has invested £75,000 in mould equipment at its production facility to launch a new read more

Private equity firm completes sale of £380m print management firm

1st November 2018 Private equity firm completes sale of £380m print management firm Mid-market private equity firm Equistone Partners Europe has completed the sale of managed print services provider Apogee to HP, in a deal that read more

Acquisitive agency swoops for Wakefield firm

1st November 2018 Acquisitive agency swoops for Wakefield firm A digital firm with offices in Wetherby and Harrogate has acquired Wakefield-headquartered Statement, a fast-growing Shopify agency. IDHL has a group of agencies and read more

Entries now open for FSB Small Business Awards

30th October 2018 Entries now open for FSB Small Business Awards The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards recognise the best small businesses and the self-employed from right across the UK, from every sector and industry and from read more

Buyer secured for Poundworld intellectual property

30th October 2018 Buyer secured for Poundworld intellectual property The intellectual property assets of collapsed Wakefield-based retailer Poundworld have been acquired from administrators by a Leeds-based business which is read more

Host and judges for 2019 Yorkshire Business Masters revealed

30th October 2018 Host and judges for 2019 Yorkshire Business Masters revealed TheBusinessDesk.com can today announce the host of the 2019 Business Masters and reveal the high profile panel that will judge the entries across 13 read more

Yorkshire firm buys Poundworld’s intellectual property

29th October 2018 Yorkshire firm buys Poundworld’s intellectual property A Leeds-based property developer hopes to open 250 stores next year after buying the intellectual property assets of the failed discount retailer read more

A series of free events exploring the role of women in driving forward innovation & growth in business will be hosted by Leeds Beckett University across West Yorkshire as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

26th October 2018 A series of free events exploring the role of women in driving forward innovation and growth in business will be hosted by Leeds Beckett University across West Yorkshire as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. The Women read more

Deadline approaching for Made in Yorkshire awards

26th October 2018 Deadline approaching for Made in Yorkshire awards The deadline for entries to Insider’s flagship Made in Yorkshire Awards 2019 is just a week away. Eleven awards are presented at the March dinner at the Hilton City read more

Works Better Top tips to creating a Healthy Workplace

25th October 2018 Top tips to creating a Healthy Workplace  Creating a healthy workplace is being proven to be fundamental to not only support employees health and wellbeing but also workforce productivity. When you talk about read more

CEO at listed engineering group steps down with immediate effect

25th October 2018 CEO at listed engineering group steps down with immediate effect The chief executive of listed engineering group Redhall has resigned his position and has left the board with immediate effect, just six months after read more

New senior management appointments for 600 Group

25th October 2018 New senior management appointments for 600 Group Engineering business the 600 Group has filled two newly-created senior management roles. Terry Allison will take up the new role of chief operating officer at the read more

Managed Workspace & Incubation Space in the Wakefield district

24th October 2018 There is a series of managed office spaces and incubation centres, which are perfect for start-up businesses, spread across the Wakefield district. Renting your first premises enables you to lower your initial overheads. read more

Aston Barclay secures West Yorkshire site

24th October 2018 Aston Barclay secures West Yorkshire site Aston Barclay, which last week acquired online car retailer The Car Buying Group (TCBG), has completed a deal for a new West Yorkshire car auction centre. Illuminating read more

NEW CFO FOR TEAM17

24th October 2018 New CFO for Team17 The chief financial officer of video game developer Team17 is set to step down from the role, to be replaced by a former director at Experian. Paul Bray joined the business in 2010 and has presided over read more

KEEPMOAT AQUIRES 19-ACRE DEVELOPMENT SITE

23rd October 2018 Keepmoat acquires 19-acre development site Keepmoat Homes has completed the purchase of a 19-acre development site in Wakefield earmarked for more than 250 new homes. The housebuilder has acquired the site at read more

Nominations now open for Northern Powerhouse Export Awards 2019

22nd October 2018 Nominations are now open for the PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards in association with HSBC and the Department for International Trade. The awards are open to exporters of all types and read more

Wakefield’s NGC Networks drive revenues to £6m

19th October 2018 Wakefield based Business telecommunications company NGC Networks is celebrating double-digit turnover growth generating £6m in its latest financial results, a year-on-year uptick of 16%. The growth was read more

CONSERVATORY OUTLET WINS TOP MANUFACTURING AWARD

18th October 2018 CONSERVATORY OUTLET WINS TOP MANUFACTURING AWARD WAKEFIELD’S Conservatory Outlet Limited smashed the glass ceiling at the inaugural Wakefield Manufacturing Awards to win Manufacturer of the Year read more

Apprenticeship Grant for Wakefield Employers ... One Person, Big difference.

18th October 2018 Are you a business with less than 50 employees? Are you a Construction, Manufacturing, Engineering, IT or Digital Business? Never employed an apprentice? Want to recruit your future software developer, IT read more

Xscape Yorkshire set for multimillion-pound refurb

18th October 2018 Xscape Yorkshire set for multimillion-pound refurb The Xscape Yorkshire attraction is set to undergo a £2m refurbishment starting in 2019. The centre opened its doors in October 2003 on the former read more

West Yorkshire industrial estates fully occupied

17th October 2018 West Yorkshire industrial estates fully occupied The final units both Balm Road Industrial Park, Leeds, and Astoria Court, Normanton, have now been let. Comprising 3,689 sq ft, Unit 6 at Balm Road has been let on a read more

WACCL LAUNCHES WITH JUST 20 SEATS AVAILABLE

16th October 2018 Wakefield’s Annual Christmas Charity Lunch (WACCL) has almost sold out with just 20 seats available. With tickets starting at just £50 per head and tables at £500 many companies have had their seats read more
WACCL LAUNCHES WITH JUST 20 SEATS AVAILABLE

£10m speculative scheme brings over 50 jobs to Wakefield

16th October 2018 £10m speculative scheme brings over 50 jobs to Wakefield Marshall CDP has just completed phase three of its £10m industrial development at South Kirkby, Wakefield, bringing over 50 jobs to the read more

Training Specialists Partner to Develop World-Class Non-Executive Director Training for Exiting Military Officers

15th October 2018 Training Specialists Partner to Develop World-Class Non-Executive Director Training for Exiting Military Officers OnBoarding Officers is an accelerated non-executive training programme that has been created to read more

ASTON BARCLAY ACQUIRES WAKEFIELD-BASED THE CAR BUYING GROUP WITH PLANS TO DOUBLE TURNOVER AND WORKFORCE OVER NEXT FEW YEARS

15th October 2018 ASTON BARCLAY ACQUIRES WAKEFIELD-BASED THE CAR BUYING GROUP WITH PLANS TO DOUBLE TURNOVER AND WORKFORCE OVER NEXT FEW YEARS Aston Barclay, the UK’s leading independent vehicle auction group has announced that read more

Wakefield headquartered Card Factory, has named former chief exec of Britvic as new chairman.

15th October 2018 Wakefield headquartered high street gift card retailer Card Factory, has named a former chief executive of Britvic as its new chairman. Geoff Cooper, who has held the position since 2014, advised the Card Factory read more

Celebrating the achievements of over 100 young people in care from the Wakefield district.

12th October 2018 We are celebrating the achievements of over 100 young people in care from the Wakefield district. Jono Lancaster from the district who himself is care experienced has leant his voice to drive awareness read more

Celebrating the achievements of over 100 young people in care from the Wakefield district.

12th October 2018 We are celebrating the achievements of over 100 young people in care from the Wakefield district. Jono Lancaster from the district who himself is care experienced has leant his voice to drive awareness read more

AD:VENTURE has shown its support for Wakefield Business Week, which will comprise of 15 separate events over 5 days across the district.

26th September 2018 Following the formal launch of WBW at Unity Hall Wakefield, the following schedule of events on Monday 1 October include, Digital Disruption, Survival or Growth, delivered by AD:VENTURE, at the Advanced read more

WAKEFIELD BUSINESS WEEK SPONSOR ASTON BARCLAY SET TO OPEN EUROPE’S MOST MODERN VEHICLE AUCTION CENTRE IN WAKEFIELD

26th September 2018 ASTON BARCLAY SET TO OPEN EUROPE’S MOST MODERN VEHICLE AUCTION CENTRE IN WAKEFIELD Aston Barclay has announced plans to open a new vehicle auction Mega centre in Photon Park near Wakefield, following planning read more

YORKSHIRE entrepreneur & Wakefield Business Week panelist Margaret Wood MBE appointed to Government Made Smarter Commission of industrial leaders

26th September 2018 YORKSHIRE ENTRPRENEUR APPOINTED TO MADE SMARTER COMMISSION YORKSHIRE entrepreneur, Margaret Wood MBE has been appointed to the Government Made Smarter Commission of industrial leaders tasked with tackling low read more

Wakefield First in partnership with Wakefield Bondholders will stage a fitting finale for Wakefield Business Week

25th September 2018 BONDHOLDERS JOIN FIRST FOR BUSINESS WEEK FINALE   www.wakefieldfirst.com in partnership with Wakefield Bondholders will stage a fitting finale for Wakefield Business Week (WBW) on Friday 5th October at read more
Wakefield First in partnership with Wakefield Bondholders will stage a fitting finale for Wakefield Business Week

David Masters, OE Electrics’ Group Managing Director Answers Your Questions at the launch of Wakefield Business Week 2018.

25th September 2018 OE Electrics, electrical manufacturer and 2017 ‘Wakefield business of the year’ shows their continuous support for their local community, as the proud headline sponsor for this year’s read more

OE ELECTRICS, ELECTRICAL MANUFACTURER AND 2017 ‘WAKEFIELD BUSINESS OF THE YEAR’ SPONSORS WAKEFIELD BUSINESS WEEK.

24th September 2018 OE Electrics Ltd. has been servicing the office interiors market since 1993 and has become a name well-recognised within the industry. Thanks to this long-term success, along with a move to their new 65,000 sf purpose-built read more

Its time to work on your Business not in it! 5 DAYS – 1 District. Sponsored by OE Electrics

20th September 2018 Wakefield Business Week 2018 gives you 15 chances to take your business to the next level? 15 separate events across the city and its district including West Bretton, Castleford, Osset and Stanley. The Wakefield read more

The West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference is back - 18th September 2018

5th September 2018 The West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference is back 18th September 2018 - 0745hrs - 1645hrs - New Dock, Leeds This year the focus is on making development and regeneration projects happen to drive economic growth! read more

Wakefield Hospice to hold star studded Sporting Dinner this November 16th ...

4th September 2018 Wakefield Hospice are holding a star studded Sporting Dinner this November 16th at the Cedar Court Hotel from 7pm. A chance to mingle, network and most importantly enjoy an evening whilst raising money for a very read more
Wakefield Hospice to hold star studded Sporting Dinner this November 16th ...

The Spirit of Wakefield Scoops Silver Medals in International Awards

4th September 2018 Nightingale’s Gin, Wakefield’s first commercial gin brand, has won a brace of silver medals at one of the world’s most highly acclaimed spirit competitions. The International Wine & Spirits read more

CALLING ALL THE DISTRICTS SME'S! For Heathrow Airports Business Summit held in Doncaster October 11th.

4th September 2018 The Heathrow Business Summit on Thursday 11th October 2018 will give Yorkshire SME businesses the chance to have free 15 minute face-to-face appointments with Heathrow’s supply chain in a one day event taking read more
CALLING ALL THE DISTRICTS SME'S! For Heathrow Airports Business Summit held in Doncaster October 11th.

NORMANTON-BASED PACKAGING COMPANY, PARKSIDE, GIVES JOBS BOOST TO LOCAL ECONOMY

4th September 2018 NORMANTON-BASED PACKAGING COMPANY, PARKSIDE, GIVES JOBS BOOST TO LOCAL ECONOMY  Normanton-based speciality packaging manufacturer, Parkside, has increased its workforce by more than a quarter in a little read more

Normanton firm at the forefront of national Manufacturing Award

4th September 2018 Normanton based Yorkshire Laser and Fabrication (YLF) has been shortlisted for the UK’s most prestigious manufacturing awards. The company which specialises in power generation, communications and medical read more

Creating opportunities from Digital Disruption TED style @ Wakefield Business Week 2018

3rd September 2018 As technology evolves at increasing speed, so too do the threats and opportunities to businesses…of all shapes and sizes.  So in this constantly shifting digital world, how do you future proof read more

Celebrating sport and business at Wakefield Bondholders’ first Friday this week

3rd September 2018 INCLUSIVE SPORT SCORES WITH BONDHOLDERS Celebrating sport and business, Wakefield Bondholders’ first Friday, taking place on 7th September, will welcome Craig Shepherd, General Manager for Wakefield read more

Wakefield College celebrates A Level results…

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

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

16th August 2018 The Wakefield Manufacturing Forum is launching the first ever ‘Wakefield Manufacturing Awards’, a new event to the Wakefield region, focused entirely on recognising and celebrating the vibrancy and read more
Wakefield Manufacturing Forum launching first ‘Wakefield Manufacturing Awards’ at Wakefield Business Week 18

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

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

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

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

TRINITY WALK WELCOMES NEW CAFÉ-BAKERY MUFFIN BREAK TO WAKEFIELD

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

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

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

SWEET SUCCESS FOR HARIBO FRUITILICIOUS

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

WHY WAKEFIELD FOR IT SUPPORT SPECIALISTS EITEX

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

VFS South Kirkby on more than just a roll …

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

SFB Group Wakefield is shortlisted for top business awards

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

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

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

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

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

Kitwave agrees deal for new northern distribution centre in Wakefield

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

Banner of Normanton snaps up cleaning products specialist

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

The Nostell Estate is Recognised for its Commitment to the Environment

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

HARIBO PRESENTED WITH PRESTIGIOUS RoSPA PRESIDENT’S AWARD

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

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

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

An alternative to traditional tutoring in the centre of Pontefract

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

Council’s New Economic Strategy Launched

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

BONDHOLDER MEMBERSHIP SHIFTS UP A GEAR WITH THE CAR BUYING GROUP

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

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

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DIGITAL INNOVATION IN THE WORKPLACE WITH NGC NETWORKS WAKEFIELD

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

Sir Rodney Walker appointed Chairman of The Yorkshire Society

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

CASTLEFORD CURTAIN MAKERS HAVE SUCCESS ALL SEWN UP

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

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

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

Quite literally a Star Studded event ...

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

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

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

Sewtec to create 40 jobs with new office in Wakefield

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

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

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

GROUP RHODES INVESTS IN ITS FUTURE WITH WAKEFIELD FACTORY RELOCATION

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

Leeds LEP boss Roger Marsh to chair new Northern Powerhouse group

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

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

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

Investor swoops for 176,000 sq ft warehouse in Castleford

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

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

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

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

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

Speculative development for Castleford site following £3.2m sale

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

DIGITAL KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE OFFERS FREE DIGITAL MARKETING WORKSHOPS FOR BUSINESSES

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

Backstage Academy to open first student accommodation

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

Tech hub to launch in Wakefield

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

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

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

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

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

Grants for community projects to support people into work

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

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

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

Pontefract's sweet success

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

£1m fund launched to support new tech businesses

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

MASTER CHEF WILL BE TALKING INGREDIENTS FOR A STRONG WAKEFIELD ECONOMY AT THE NEXT BONDHOLDERS FIRST FRIDAY.....

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

LEP calls for transport investment in Leeds City Region

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

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

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

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

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

Wakefield Cyber security firm bought by PE-backed group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEWSFLASH - Save The Date for Wakefield Business Week 2018

24th May 2018 read more

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

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

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

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

PONTEFRACT MARKETING AGENCY EXPANDS

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

The Ridings Wakefield win national award.

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

Craven Fawcett of Wakefield secures china clay equipment project.

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

GROUP RHODES MOVES AHEAD IN FUNDRAISING DRIVE FOR MOVE AHEAD A WAKEFIELD CHARITY

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

Wakefield based TopicUK Magazine celebrates 5th Birthday with expansion.

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

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

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

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

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

£1.5m Normanton business park redevelopment now fully let

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

Yorkshire projects lined up for £30bn investment boost

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Record breaking crowds turn out for Tour de Yorkshire

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

Castleford cheesemonger sets sights on the UAE and beyond

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

CELEBRATE THE BRAVERY AND TALENTS OF YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS THE WAKEFIELD DISTRICT

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

Wakefield district firms encouraged to bid for digital growth grants

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

£230 million flotation plans for Wakefield video game developer

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

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

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

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

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

Refurbished M62 unit at Glasshoughton brought to market.

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

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

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

Wakefield College celebrates 150 years of educational excellence…

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

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

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

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

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

Giving back to the local community - HARIBO HERB GARDEN OFFERS FEAST FOR THE SENSES AT PONTEFRACT CASTLE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline approaching for nominations for Wakefield Business Awards 2018

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

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

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

Wakefield welcomes Tour de Yorkshire – is your business ready?

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

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

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

Castleford powder coating business secures AD:VENTURE grant

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

Service Manager Strategic Housing and Regeneration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

James Halstead weighing up Ossett based Airea deal

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

Wakefield sees major surge in demand for industrial property

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

Sigma secures investment from Three Hills Capital Partners

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

Rapid growth for GNG Group

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

Centres join forces to fly Wakefield flag at shopping centre Oscars

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

Two deals at West Yorkshire estate

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

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

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

RSK snaps up Central Alliance

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

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

22nd January 2018 read more

Middleton Manufacturing Creates Two New Jobs through Works Better

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

Join us for the first PBLINK networking event in 2018

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

Backstage Academy goes on tour!

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

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

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

OFFER- 50% off First Two Months Rent !

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