NEWSFLASH - Save The Date for Wakefield Business Week 2018

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Castleford Housing Development Underway

27th July 2017 Work on a £22m new home scheme to create 560 new homes at the Flass Lane development in Castleford is now underway Ground work at the site has started and Keepmoat Homes will build 157 new two, three and four bedroom read more

Sales increase for Bonmarch©

27th July 2017 Fashion chain Bonmarché has reported improved trading in the first quarter of its financial year boosted by a surge in online sales. Total sales for the 13 weeks to 1 July 2017 increased by 7.6 per cent against the read more

CityFibre welcomes new partner NGC Networks to deliver next-generation internet connectivity to local businesses

27th July 2017 The UK’s leading alternative infrastructure provider, CityFibre, has partnered with Wakefield-based NGC Networks to deliver ultrafast full-fibre connectivity to local businesses.  The partnership read more

10,000-seat Wakefield stadium given parliamentary backing

25th July 2017 Parliament has backed the bid for a 10,000-seat stadium for Wakefield Trinity in a much-needed move forward for the development. The £10m stadium has been hit by problems from the outset. It was initially given read more

Royal treat for Haribo

20th July 2017 Team members from HARIBO, the family owned business that is dedicated to producing treats to bring moments of happiness, welcomed Prince Harry to its Castleford based factory today (Friday 7th July). Marking the final read more

Statement launch their fourth and fifth official Shopify Meetups this July in Leeds and Manchester

19th July 2017 Over the past year, Leeds has seen three highly successful Shopify Meetups, run by local Shopify Experts agency, Statement.  This July, due to continued popularity, Statement are bringing their Shopify Meetups to read more

New SME product will reduce crippling late payments

19th July 2017 The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) today launches a new debt management product for small businesses and the self-employed in a bid to help them avoid the devastating effects of late payments. In the majority of cases, read more

Open has a Monster July!

19th July 2017 Open Communications, the straight-talking PR agency, has announced that it will support Office Monster, the service-led, Yorkshire born, online office supplier, with an ongoing press office function to include media read more

KP Snacks to buy Butterkist from Tangerine Confectionery

19th July 2017 KP Snacks is delighted to announce that it has reached agreement with Tangerine Confectionery to buy Butterkist Limited, Tangerine’s popcorn business. Butterkist’s manufacturing site in Pontefract, West read more

New Enterprise Partnership programmes aim to boost businesses

19th July 2017 Businesses across the Leeds City Region are set to benefit from two major new programmes of support launched this month by the region’s Enterprise Partnership. The first is the £9.2m Access Innovation read more

West Yorkshire law firm undergoes expansion with purchase of Wakefield office

13th July 2017 Law firm Williams & Co is carrying out further expansion plans with the purchase of new premises in Wakefield. The Cleckheaton-based firm, which comprises partners Jeremy Garside, Robert Brackup and Tim Welton, read more

Engineers acquire 65,000 sq ft development sites

12th July 2017 Civil engineering and plant hire business Peter Duffy has snapped up a former food retail distribution site which it will develop into bespoke facilities. The site was formerly owned by Kepak, a meat processor that read more


10th July 2017 Wakefield Bondholders, the not for profit organisation established to support the growth and regeneration of the Wakefield district by promoting it as a great place to visit, invest and live, has appointed Melissa Armitage read more

Safety Checks on Private Residential Blocks

6th July 2017 On behalf of David Fowles, Team Leader Housing Growth and Delivery Dear landlord/managing agent, In the light of the recent fire at the Grenfell Tower the Department for Communities and Local Government has written read more

Acquisitive group strikes for lightning specialist

4th July 2017 A specialist services provider based in Castleford has acquired a lightning protection and steeplejack company in a deal worth up to £20m. Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) will acquire Brooke Edgeley read more

Acquisition no.2 of 2017 for Conservatory Outlet

3rd July 2017 Wakefield-based Conservatory Outlet Group has announced its second acquisition of 2017 with a deal that welcomes leading North West retailer Clearview Home Improvements to the family, taking the Group’s combined read more

New Peer to Peer Community Launches

3rd July 2017 Businesses in the Leeds City region are to benefit from a unique regional initiative aimed at boosting international trade it has been announced today in Leeds. ExportExchange is an online and offline network, and unique read more

Pro Display open day for local Architects & Interior Designers

3rd July 2017 In the wake of the opening of their state-of-the-art Screen Gallery, Pro Display will be hosting a Technology Open Day for local Architects and Interior Designers on the 20th and 21st July 2017. The event, which will take read more