‘Roadie school’ Cato Academy takes space in South Kirkby, Wakefield

25th April 2018 ‘Roadie school’ Cato Academy takes space in South Kirkby, Wakefield A facility that aims to help the next generation of 'roadies' learn their trade and become live events industry read more

Record Week for Wakefield Works 2017!

28th June 2017 More than 1,440 people looking for job opportunities took part in Wakefield Works last week, as the annual campaign to boost the employability and skills of local people embarked on a four-day tour of the district. As part read more

Wakefield Council and Pontefract Civic Society pledge to promote Pontefract

27th June 2017 Wakefield Council and Pontefract Civic Society have signed a 'Memorandum of Understanding' which sets out how they will work together to promote the historic town. ​The document is a formal pledge to work read more

Absolute Apprenticeships Recruit Ambassador

26th June 2017 The Absolute Apprenticeships team (providing impartial IAG to support young people and businesses with apprenticeship support) is taking a leaf out of its own book by recruiting an apprentice to support them in engaging read more

MediaCityUK tech hub The Landing to connect scaleups with angel investors

26th June 2017 MediaCityUK-based digital and technology enterprise hub The Landing has unveiled new investment opportunities for scaleups and SMEs. From next month, businesses accepted onto the hub’s three-month read more

Yorkshire business confidence continues to grow

26th June 2017 Business confidence in Yorkshire increased in the first six months of 2017 rising ahead of London and the Midlands, according to new research. The confidence index, compiled by Lloyds Bank, is an average of read more

Pure growth as IT group surpasses £22m revenues

22nd June 2017 IT business the Pure Technology Group has surpassed £22m in revenues in a “fantastic” year. For the year to May 2017, the company posted £22.7m revenues, although accounts have not yet landed read more

From Apprentice to Appointment

22nd June 2017 Yorkshire based fabricator Conservatory Outlet Ltd has appointed its ambitious Business Administration apprentice in a full time permanent role.  Shona Thompson, who began her apprenticeship at Conservatory read more

Wakefield self-storage centre celebrates 2nd anniversary with expansion of facilities

21st June 2017 A Wakefield self-storage centre is celebrating its second anniversary with the fit out of an extra 100 units due to customer demand. McCarthy’s Storage World first opened its doors in May 2015, after renovating read more

Wakefield prepares to record royal record

20th June 2017 Princess of all ages are being invited to help set a right royal record in Wakefield this summer. Trinity Walk shopping centre are teaming up with Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice to attempt to smash the Guinness read more

Award-winning Wakefield interior design business Twenty 5 Design are celebrating their 10 year anniversary!

20th June 2017 After years of helping clients in across Yorkshire bring their interior visions to reality with inspiring kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and build projects, Wakefield based interior design business Twenty 5 Design are read more

CBRE seek tenant for new industrial and distribution facility at Wakefield Europort

19th June 2017 The 142,338 sq ft industrial and distribution unit, Tri-Link 140, based in Wakefield Europort, is now in search of a tenant. Acting on behalf of Kier Property, Maple Grove and Yorvale, CBRE’s read more

Hemsworth and Ryhill residential sites for over 200 homes open up to buyers

19th June 2017 Two residential development sites in the villages of Hemsworth and Ryhill have hit the market. Real estate adviser GVA has been appointed by the Wakefield Property Partnership, a joint venture between Wakefield read more

£9 million boost for business and innovation in Leeds City Region

19th June 2017 £9 million of additional funding to support businesses in the region to grow, innovate and boost productivity was today agreed by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee. read more

Wakefield Business Awards 2017 Winners Announced!

16th June 2017 More than 300 people celebrated Wakefield’s businesses this week at the black-tie annual awards. The glitzy ceremony hosted at the Cedar Court Hotel saw more than 50 shortlisted companies vying for the awards across read more

Your chance to win A £2,000 SME Grant from Heathrow!

16th June 2017 Heathrow is offering 20 SMEs the chance to each win a grant of £2,000 to fund trade missions to help them reach new markets. Through our partnership with Exporting is GREAT we can help prepare each successful read more

Work begins on £5m animal referral centre in Wakefield

13th June 2017 Veterinary group Linnaeus has begun work on a £5 million state-of-the-art animal centre in Wakefield. The Group portfolio includes Calder Vets and 12 practices across Yorkshire. The existing referral team read more

Inaugural Children Of Achievement Awards Strikes The Right Cord

13th June 2017 The inaugural Children of Achievement Awards, which took place on Friday evening, welcomed almost 200 business people and individuals from across the Wakefield district. Taking the time out of their busy schedules to read more

Production park supports Katy Perry on The Voice France

8th June 2017 Great work by all who were involved in the Katy Perry show in Paris on Saturday! Production Park company, Perry Scenic Creative created 5 pairs of GIANT knives and forks measuring 7ft tall. These were used as the backdrop to read more

Yorkshire-based vehicle-hire firm provide transport to Wakefield children’s charity

7th June 2017 Yorkshire-based vehicle-hire firm, Arrow Self Drive has donated three new vans to local children’s charity, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. Founded in 1988, Arrow Self Drive is a family-run business read more

Wakefield College Looking for new Governors

5th June 2017 Do you have a professional background in areas such as teaching and learning, estates, HR, legal services or business leadership and want to help shape the vision and strategic leadership of Wakefield College? The read more

St Swithins project shortlisted for LABC Awards

2nd June 2017 Spawforths is pleased to announce that their St Swithins Housing project designed on behalf of Bridge Homes Yorkshire LLP has been shortlisted in the New Housing Site category in the LABC West Yorkshire Building Excellence read more

Central Alliance invests in new division

1st June 2017 Central Alliance, one of the fastest growing pre-construction service companies in the UK, since forming just three years ago, has strengthened its geotechnical capabilities with the creation of a new Geo Construction read more

Newly acquired West Yorkshire industrial park to undergo 'high specification' refurbishment

1st June 2017 Ribston, a newly launched property company that specialises in multi-let industrial estates, bought the park, will carry out the works after purchasing Ripley Close Industrial Park. Part of Normanton Industrial read more

Wakefield Business Week FAST APPROACHING!

1st June 2017 With over 1,000 businesses expected to attend from Wakefield and Business across the Leeds City Region, the Wakefield Business Week calendar has something for everyone with range of high profile speakers and networking read more

Wakefield shopping centre wins retail ‘Oscar’

1st June 2017 A Wakefield shopping centre held off stiff national competition to win a retail ‘Oscar’ for the first time. Trinity Walk was handed a Purple Apple Merit Award for one of this year’s best strategic read more

Local Manufacturing group hires new COO

1st June 2017 A Wakefield-based manufacturing and services group has unveiled a new chief operating officer, who will join the business next month (July). High integrity manufacturing and services group Redhall has appointed read more

Newly formed partnership aims to drive business innovation across Leeds City Region

1st June 2017 The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Innovate UK, the government’s innovation agency, have signed an agreement to help drive innovation and development across read more