5 Days–1 District. Wakefield Business Week 18. Mon Oct 1-Fri Oct 5. Sponsored by OE Electrics

15th August 2018 5 DAYS – 1 DISTRICT Wakefield Business Week 2018 - Sponsored by OE Electrics The Wakefield districts reputation as a rising star of the northern region and as a home for thriving business will be under the read more

Wakefield BID appoints board

28th March 2017 Determined not to let the grass grow under their feet Wakefield Business Improvement District (BID) team has started work straight away. Following the successful vote which was announced at the end of February where read more

Revenues Grow at PTSG

28th March 2017 Today the Castleford-based company has reported revenue growth of 52% to £39.2m for the year to December 2016. Pre-tax profits for the year rose to £7.5m for the year, up from £5.0m the year before and read more

Card Factory greets good results despite decline in profits

28th March 2017 Wakefield retailer Card Factory has seen record revenues this year, but struggled with pre-tax profit decline as it insists the greetings card industry is “resilient”. For the year to January 2017, Card read more

Conservatory Outlet Appoints New Head of IT

28th March 2017 In keeping with development plans for both people and infrastructure, Wakefield based fabricator Conservatory Outlet has appointed a new Head of IT to drive forward the technological systems at the 60,000 sq ft site in read more

Minster Law announces plans for single-site operation in Wakefield

24th March 2017 Wakefield office will become the main hub for Minster Law by November 2018 Yorkshire-based personal injury specialist, Minster Law, has announced plans to establish its current Wakefield office as a single-site hub read more

Hague Print Aquires Berkshire Firm

24th March 2017 Hague Print, the print and IT solutions provider based in West Yorkshire, has completed the acquisition of Solchar Ltd. Established in 2003, Solchar is based in Theale and is a specialist technology company that read more

Terrorist Attack in London yesterday

23rd March 2017 Terrorist Attack in London yesterday Sent on Behalf of Neil Windle - Counter Terrorism Security Advisor, North East Counter Terrorism Unit You will all be aware of the tragic events that took place yesterday in read more

Strata Unveils Agenda Show Home

21st March 2017 Strata, has officially opened its new show home at Agenda, the 116-home development based at Balne Lane in Wakefield. The development has already secured 19 reservations with many more expected over the coming weeks, read more

Nikki Gears up for Charity 10K

21st March 2017 NGC Networks director Nikki Guest is gearing up to run the Fountains 10k in North Yorkshire. The annual race and children’s fun run on 2 April aims to raise £10,000 for new IT equipment at Fountains CE Primary read more

Pontefract Courthouse to be transformed into Antiques Centre

16th March 2017 The 200-year-old courthouse in Pontefract is to be finally brought back into use, with high hopes it could trigger other improvements across the town. The Grade-II listed building on Front Street has stood empty since read more

Getting to know you - Wakefield Bondholder first friday is fast approaching!

15th March 2017 We all know that first impressions count, but, what we often don’t know, is the impact that these have on how we are perceived by others. Help is finally at hand, when nationally respected personal branding expert read more

NewCold Adds McCain to their Client List

15th March 2017 Automatic warehousing technology was the hook NewCold has hung the McCain Foods Australia contract from for its new Truganina facility. The 10-year deal starting in July is part of the foods group’s read more

Yorkshire’s largest ever hydroelectric power plant officially opens in Wakefield

14th March 2017 Over £5m has been invested to launch a new hydroelectric power plant at Kirkthorpe, near Wakefield. The new plant is the largest low-head river hydro plant ever to be built in Yorkshire and the largest plant read more

Wakefield Trinity Launch new Heritage Website

14th March 2017 Wakefield Trinity launched their new Wakefield Trinity Heritage Website www.trinityheritage.co.uk at the Beaumont Legal Stadium on Friday 10th March. Current Trinity captain Danny Kirmond and first team read more

Significant interest in Strata’s Ossett development

14th March 2017 Over 30% of properties have been sold off-plan at Intrigue – the forthcoming 68-home development from homebuilder Strata. Highlighting the demand for homes in the area, the development located off Holly read more

WDH Invests in new homes

14th March 2017 Investing significantly in the local area, WDH recently secured a £15 million government grant through the Homes and Communities Agency to invest in developing 500 Shared Ownership homes between now and read more

Distinction and Examiners Prize for MWA Architect

14th March 2017 Daryl Le-Vine from Martin Walsh Architectural (MWA), one of the region’s leading architectural firms, has been awarded a distinction and the coveted External Examiners Award from Huddersfield University after read more

New £3 million fund available to rural businesses to improve tourism in Leeds City Region

13th March 2017 Over £3 million in European funds for rural businesses has been made available to improve local tourism in Leeds City Region, the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) announces today.  The read more

Manufactured Yorkshire teams up with Made in Yorkshire to provide all year round support

9th March 2017 Manufacturing remains centre stage of everyone’s mind as the economy faces unchartered water. With the UK the world’s seventh leading manufacturer and Yorkshire a key player in the sector Manufactured read more

Packaging group relocates to £2.4m site to Ossett 40

9th March 2017 Simpson Packaging has acquired a £2.4m site at the Ossett 40 development near Wakefield. The purpose-built development was delivered by Evans Property Group. Family-owned Simpson is a 30 year-old business read more

YPO assists with £50m food service contract across London

9th March 2017 YPO, the Wakefield-based public sector buying organisation, is supporting a group of seven London Boroughs with a £50m contract. The contract has been awarded to Thomas Ridley Food Service to provide food for read more

TK Maxx hub completed by Caddick

8th March 2017 Caddick Group has completed construction on the first phase of the £100m distribution and logistics scheme Crosspoint33, located off the M62 near Wakefield. The completed building will be home to the new UK read more

Normanton development opportunity with ‘excellent connectivity’ hits the market

8th March 2017 GVA, AWS and Carter Jonas have all been appointed on the marketing of Photon Park, development opportunity at Normanton, West Yorkshire. The property, owned by Illuminating Investments, comprises three key elements, read more

Initiative to trailblaze Inclusive Growth across Leeds City Region

8th March 2017 West Yorkshire’s Council Leaders used a high-profile national conference in Bradford on Monday to launch an initiative that will drive inclusive growth across the Leeds City Region. Job opportunities for read more

Yorkshire Council Leaders Committed to Exploring White Rose Devolution & Further Collaboration

8th March 2017 Council Leaders from across Yorkshire are meeting in York on Thursday to discuss how they can work together to achieve the best possible devolution and Brexit outcomes for the region and its people. A range of devolution read more

M2r Fly The Wakefield Flag In Bahrain

2nd March 2017 In March,one of Bondholders new members, m2r Education, will be attending the British Schools Middle East (BSME) Head Teachers Conference and Exhibition in Bahrain. As well as promoting their own award winning read more

Wakefield’s Hepworth Riverside Gallery Garden Contract Agreed

2nd March 2017 The Hepworth Riverside Gallery Garden in conjunction with The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire, is set to be delivered by Dooley Associates. The Manchester-based construction consultancy has been appointed to read more

23 Jobs saved at Wakefield greeting cards publisher

1st March 2017 23 jobs have been saved after a Wakefield greetings cards publisher was bought out of administration. The deal was negotiated by joint administrators Julian Pitts and Bob Maxwell of Begbies Traynor. Founded read more

Free programme for entrepreneurs launches in Wakefield

1st March 2017 A free programme to help entrepreneurs, with an interest in technology, to launch their  business is taking place in Wakefield. The FutureStart course aims to help people who have a bright idea which they want to read more


1st March 2017 Wakefield businesses have voted to back plans for a Business Improvement District (BID), giving companies in the BID area a say in how their city centre operates. Businesses across retail, leisure, hospitality, read more