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

14th March 2019 Tour de Yorkshire returns! 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 both pass through parts of read more

Third Apprentice Signals Strong Year Ahead for Wakefield Clothes Supplier

28th January 2016 Xamax, the work wear and sports clothing specialist, has expanded its skilled workforce with the addition of a new apprentice. Dominic Jones, aged 20 from Hall Green, has been offered a Trade Counter Sales read more

Greens Power into New Era With MBO

27th January 2016 A historic Wakefield based supplier of heat transfer, economiser and industrial boiler products has been acquired in a management buyout (MBO) backed by investment firm Rcapital. Management has acquired read more

Manufactured Yorkshire Merges Old with New for 2016 Line Up

25th January 2016 Manufactured Yorkshire has looked to the region’s industrial heritage for its 2016 line up that will see more exhibitors and delegates to a new bigger venue. Alongside the traditional heavy industrial read more

£5m To Help Flood-Affected Businesses In Leeds City Region

21st January 2016 The West Yorkshire Combined Authority Investment Committee has endorsed a £5m fund to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across Leeds City Region recover from the effects of recent read more

Double Century for The Hub

20th January 2016 Over 500 Wakefield SMEs have now committed to taking on an apprentice through Wakefield Apprenticeship Hub. This commitment represents the massive success of the current scheme which continues to work with local employers read more

Faith in TopicUK leads to first UK Franchise

19th January 2016 TopicUK the community B2B magazine, first launched in 2013, is delighted to announce its first franchisee; Brighouse business couple Carl and Stefanie Hopkins. The pair who run public relations firm Faith PR and also read more

20th Anniversary Brings Creative Rebrand for Wakefield Energy Company

18th January 2016 Energy Services, one of the nation’s leading business energy consultants, are celebrating 20 years in the industry with a complete company rebrand, unveiling a new brand identity to help mark their anniversary with a read more

Training Facility Added for Local Homebuilders

18th January 2016 A 30,000 sq ft state-of-the-art construction training centre and trade store has been opened by WDH. The store, based on the Trident Park industrial estate in Normanton, represents a £1.5 million investment and read more

Property Event a First For Wakefield

18th January 2016 Wakefield’s home grown estate agent Holroyd Miller are launching Wakefield’s only comprehensive residential and commercial property event on Wednesday 20th of January, 4.00pm at the firms Northgate read more

Forza AW and Kober Bought Through Normanton Based Firm

13th January 2016 ASDA’s Normanton based subsidiary International Procurement and Logistics (IPL) has bought two meat manufacturing businesses that are both major suppliers to the supermarket chain. Sister companies Forza AW read more

Ink Dries on Deal for Normanton Family Firm

12th January 2016 Gardiner Colours a Normanton-based manufacturer of specialist printing inks, sealers and varnishes has been acquired from its founder in a family deal. James Gardiner, the son of founder Ray Gardiner, has acquired read more

Flood Defence Receives a Route To Lasting Solution

12th January 2016 East Yorkshire based C R Reynolds awards Route One Highways with a specialist contract as part of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council’s commitment to investing in environment improvement. The read more

Looking Into The Future of Eye Health

7th January 2016 Eye health and patient care are in focus for an award winning Wakefield opticians store after it invested in new cutting edge technology as part of a refurbishment. Valli Opticians in Outwood has installed a read more

Experienced Retail Director Set to Take Card Factory Helm

6th January 2016 An experienced retail sector executive who has worked in senior roles at Asda and B&M is to take over as chief executive of Wakefield Headquartered Card Factory after it was revealed that Richard Hayes is to step read more

Wakefield’s Drains Aid Gets Derby Contract

5th January 2016 Wakefield-based DrainsAid, the specialist drainage and sewer rehabilitation division of Peter Duffy Ltd, has been awarded a place on Derby Homes Ltd specialist supplier framework for sewer connections and associated read more

Wakefield’s Ridings Shopping Centre Bought in £108m Deal

4th January 2016 NewRiver Retail, the retail property investor, is set to acquire four shopping centres, including the Ridings Shopping Centre in Wakefield, and two retail warehouses, for £108m. NewRiver has exchanged read more

WDH Secure Further ISO 14001 Certification

4th January 2016 WDH has successfully secured the continuation of their ISO 14001 certification until February 2017. ISO 14001 is an environmental management system; it is an internationally recognised standard which demonstrates read more