Wakefield, Pontefract and Castleford businesses named in Yorkshire Top 500

12th July 2019 Wakefield, Pontefract and Castleford businesses named in Yorkshire Top 500 Thirty-two Wakefield companies have been named among the best in Yorkshire by a leading business magazine. The firms made the cut on read more

Solid Sheds Appoints Experienced Business Woman Jo Haigh To Its Board

21st February 2017 Multi-award winning Jo Haigh, CEO of fds Director Services Limited has been appointed as the Non-Executive Chair of Solid Sheds, a market leading manufacturer and retailer of quality timber buildings from storage sheds to read more

College work placement team on a mission

21st February 2017 Wakefield College’s newly appointed Work Placement team is on a mission to bring students and the region’s businesses closer together.   With many employers stating that young people entering the read more

The third Shopify Meetup Leeds event has been announced for Wednesday 8th March

20th February 2017 The third Shopify Meetup Leeds event has been announced for Wednesday 8th March at The Adelphi in Leeds and run by local Shopify Experts, Statement. The expert agency continues to host their successful Shopify Meetup read more

Ossett based business wins Independent Cider Retailer of The Year

20th February 2017 Ossett based specialist drinks retailer Bier Huis (Beer House in English) has scooped the top prize of Independent cider retailer of the year at the Drinks Retailing Awards on Tuesday 7th Feb at the Dorchester hotel in read more

Kevin Sinfield signs with Yorkshire Legal People

20th February 2017 Chadwick Lawrence Solicitors has recently announced a long-term partnership with Leeds Rhinos and England rugby league legend Kevin Sinfield. Over the next 12 months the rugby star will act as an ambassador for the firm read more

Company eyeing big growth on both sides of Atlantic in 2017

20th February 2017 Indie publisher outfit Team 17 have just announced a series of hires in the United States and the UK that they are hoping will aid their goal to grow both Team17 jumped back into independant publishing in 2013, and since then read more

Why Visit spotlight for Wakefield

16th February 2017 Amid the news that Wakefield’s Cultural Consortium has been awarded £223,000 through Arts Council England’s Cultural Destinations initiative, Bondholders first Friday will be looking at what read more

New Digital Support Funding for SMEs in the Leeds City Region

7th February 2017 Businesses in the Leeds City Region are set to benefit from a major new support programme that will help them invest in new technology and learn new digital skills. Launching today, the £8.5 million Digital read more

Wakefield boutique recruitment firm celebrates ten-year milestone

7th February 2017 A Wakefield-based recruitment firm is celebrating its tenth year in business. Bagnall Hopkins will mark the milestone occasion with friends, family, and business peers at an evening event in Wakefield on 11 February read more

BID chair rallies business

7th February 2017 BUSINESSES in central Wakefield could miss the chance to take control of how their money is spent on additional services unless they back the Wakefield Business Improvement District (BID). The stark warning came from read more

NGC boost communications for mobile beauty specialist

2nd February 2017 A mobile beauty business that provides a 24/7 personal service to customers around the world has invested in the latest devices and connectivity for its team of beauticians and therapists. Perfect 10 Mobile Beauty read more

10-acre development site sale keeps 250 jobs in Wakefield

2nd February 2017 Property development and investment company Eshton has sold its 10-acre site in Wakefield to civil engineering, utility and construction company Peter Duffy, a move which keeps 250 jobs in the area. Leeds-based Eshton read more

City set to propel evening economy above Yorkshire rivals

2nd February 2017 Wakefield's evening economy is set for a radical shake up that will see it oust nearby regional rivals as the Yorkshire destination for a great night out. If successful the plan to achieve Purple Flag status for read more

LEP Launches Support For Businesses to Become More Resource Efficient

2nd February 2017 ·         £2.65m to support businesses become more efficient with their resources ·         read more

BizEd Connected is back - Exhibition stand bookings now open!

1st February 2017 This time last year, Wakefield First, Wakefield College and Copiserv teamed up to deliver an event that gave the Wakefield District businesses and schools the opportunity to build links and stronger connections. We read more

Fairstone Group looks to Yorkshire for new growth

1st February 2017 Fairstone Group, one of the UK’s largest Chartered Financial Planning firms, has entered into a downstream buyout agreement with Wakefield based Lofthouse Gate Ltd. Founded in 2005, Lofthouse Gate offers read more

Wakefield Bondholders promoting collaboration for business and charity

1st February 2017 Wakefield Bondholders Newburn Power Rental and Farmer Copley’s, joined forces over the festive season in support of the Prince of Wales Hospice thanks to Bondholders First Friday. Newburn Power read more

New Appointment for Sutcliffe Play

1st February 2017 The UK’s only employee-owned playground manufacturer Sutcliffe Play has made a new appointment to its business development team. The Upton based company has appointed Simon Sharp as an interim Area Sales read more

Bright future for glazing firm with new MD

1st February 2017 Specialist industrial and commercial glazing firm ICW (UK) Ltd is looking to a bright future with a secure succession plan. As founder, Margaret Wood, MBE, prepares to ease out of the business she started 25 years ago the read more

The Ridings Welcomes Unique Jeweler to Craft Fair

1st February 2017 From tree surgeon to jeweller, a local crafter who specialises in creating handmade necklace pendants from all types of wood and natural materials, will be exhibiting at The Ridings Shopping Centre’s Craft Fair for read more