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

Season's Greetings from Wakefield first!

22nd December 2014 2014 was another busy year for business in Wakefield and we want to take this opportunity to wish you season’s greetings and to highlight some of what has been delivered this year. In January the ‘State of the read more

Blacker Hall Farm Shop On a Roll

19th December 2014 In its fifteenth year of existence the family run Blacker Hall Farm Shop has again been recognised as a leader in the food and farm business after receiving the retailer of the year award at the Farm Business Food and Farming read more

Beaumont Legal Staff Raise More Than £6,000 For Charity

18th December 2014 Staff from Wakefield-based law firm Beaumont Legal are celebrating this Christmas after raising more than £6,000 for charity in 2014. Throughout the year the 150-strong law firm raised money for good causes that read more

District to Benefit from £1.4bn Regional Transport Improvements

17th December 2014 The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has agreed a £1.4bn programme of transport improvements for West Yorkshire and York, with the potential to create an extra 20,000 jobs.  More than 30 projects are read more

Innovate UK Announces Business Models Competition for 2015

15th December 2014 Innovate UK are looking to invest in projects that explore commercial models for a circular economy of goods in which resources are kept in productive use for longer following primary production - ideally at the same read more

The Car People Report Revenue Rise as Confidence Grows

12th December 2014 Wakefield-based chain of car showrooms, The Car People, continues to reach new heights as its turnover soared to £153.8m in the year to April.  This represents a real increase from the read more

Superfast Boost for Leeds City Region Small Businesses

11th December 2014 Small and medium sized businesses in the Leeds City Region will benefit from further digital skills support as an additional £100,000 is secured by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Superfast read more

Beaumont Legal Rounds Out “Most Successful Year” With Further Awards Accolade

11th December 2014 Yorkshire’s largest residential conveyancing firm - Beaumont Legal - is celebrating its most successful year after clinching a Bronze Award for its conveyancing services at the Estate Agency of the Year awards, in read more

Energy Entrepreneurs Fund Enters Fourth Phase

11th December 2014 The fourth phase of the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund scheme has now opened to applications with an additional £5 million now available for projects up to 31 March 2016.  Up to £2.5 million of this will be read more

Deadline Extended For Budding Movie Makers

10th December 2014 Budding movie makers throughout West Yorkshire still have time to submit their three minute master pieces to the MCard film competition as the deadline has been extended to Sunday 11 January. Amateur film producers and read more

Lift Off For Aviator’s Treehouse

8th December 2014 It’s not every day that an architect is asked to design a building that creates the impression of actually flying in an aircraft, but that is the essence of the latest commission delivered by Wakefield firm, The Harris read more

Roman Marches Back Into Trinity Walk

4th December 2014 Trinity Walk Shopping Centre in the heart of Wakefield city centre has welcomed back family-owned womenswear retailer Roman. Roman originally moved into the centre’s Teall Way in 2013 as a temporary retailer, read more

Berlin Familiarisation Mission Hailed a Success!

4th December 2014 A successful trade mission to Berlin led by the Wakefield Business Support Programme with support from UK Trade & Industry (UKTI) helped to build contacts between local businesses and European enterprises forging read more

Wakefield Westgate is Europe's Greenest Station

4th December 2014 As Wakefield Westgate station nears its first birthday, Wakefield once again leads the way in innovation as it is recognised as Europe’s greenest station building.  Already awarded with a BREEAM Excellent read more

Innovation Hub the Result of Exciting New Partnership

4th December 2014 A new and exciting partnership between Wakefield Council and Leeds Beckett University has created the new Enterprise and Innovation Hub, the first of its kind in the city, and with the aim to widen and create opportunities for read more

Card Factory Welcomes the Head of Marketing at Twitter to its Board

1st December 2014 CARD Factory has welcomed the head of content marketing at Twitter to its board. Paul McCrudden has joined the Wakefield-founded business as an independent non-executive director. He is currently EMEA head of content read more

Harvard launches LED Solutions

1st December 2014 Harvard, the leading designer, developer and manufacturer of energy saving lighting solutions, has launched its new LED Solutions brand at Lux Live 2014. LED Solutions combines Harvard’s industry leading LED read more