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 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

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

17th January 2019 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

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