Its time to work on your Business not in it! 5 DAYS – 1 District. Sponsored by OE Electrics

20th September 2018 Wakefield Business Week 2018 gives you 15 chances to take your business to the next level? 15 separate events across the city and its district including West Bretton, Castleford, Osset and Stanley. The Wakefield read more

Ossett manufacturer boosts profits in tough market

27th September 2017 Ossett-based specialist flooring manufacturer Airea has increased profits by launching new products and focusing on cost savings, despite tougher trading conditions. Airea, which deals in the manufacturing, read more

Wakefield Acoustics secures six-figure contract with UK energy farm

26th September 2017 Wakefield Acoustics, a leader in the design, manufacture and installation of noise control technologies, has secured a six-figure contract to supply a package of acoustic equipment for the new gas-fired power plant at read more

Five Towns Park Showroom Plans Emerge

25th September 2017 Plans for a new car showroom to be based at the Five Towns Park development in Castleford have come to light. Lateral Property group, a property development and investment company specialising in the retail, food store read more

Print machinery firm secures Northern Powerhouse funding boost

25th September 2017  Wakefield-based company Pinheiros has secured £100,000 in funding from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Pinheiros Post Press buys and sells pre-owned machinery such as book production lines read more

Premier Farnell Technology challenge inspires next generation of coders

25th September 2017 Students from sixteen schools and colleges across Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield and Calderdale are getting an introduction to the world of technology with the help of global technology firm Premier Farnell. The Premier read more

House of Koko to take over The Hepworth Cafe

25th September 2017 The Hepworth Wakefield is delighted to announce a new collaboration to transform the gallery’s café and catering offer. Leeds-based House of Koko are partnering with Wakefield-based chef Chris Hale and his read more

Helping the Penny Drop in the Wakefield District

21st September 2017 Amidst his work transforming lives and building brighter futures for those in need, Adeem Younis, entrepreneur and Chairman of charity, Penny Appeal, will discuss the excellent opportunities that exist for university read more

BPC Building Products Celebrates 40th Anniversary

21st September 2017 Wakefield-based BPC Building Products, manufacturer of a huge range of constructional fixing components and builders' metalwork, has celebrated its 40th anniversary. To mark the occasion, a day of celebration read more

Wakefield computing start-up secures £3m in angel investment

21st September 2017 Optalysys, the Wakefield and US-based start-up focussed on light-speed optical coprocessors, has secured £3.05 million from undisclosed angel investors. The start-up will used the funds to manufacture the read more

LC Industrial sells South Elmshall industrial property for £1.95m

20th September 2017 LC Industrial has sold the former Delmonte warehouse at South Elmsall, near Wakefield, for £1.95 million to Barnsley’s Silkstone Finance. Ultima Furniture – Silkstone Finance’s sister read more

Wakefield MP celebrates Nurse Plus opening

20th September 2017 Wakefield MP Mary Creagh was invited to celebrate the opening of Nurse Plus’ newest branch, which will offer employment opportunities to individuals in the local area. A ribbon cutting officially opened the read more

Finance Yorkshire Investment Boosts Local Economy

19th September 2017 Investments by Finance Yorkshire have created or safeguarded more than 16,000 jobs in the region, new figures reveal. Since its launch seven years ago, the SME funder has invested in more than 500 SMEs across Yorkshire read more

Butcher’s shop opens thanks to historic buildings scheme

19th September 2017 ​An historic building in Pontefract has been brought back into use as a butcher's shop - thanks to a Wakefield Council and Heritage Lottery Fund conservation scheme. ​The Pontefract Townscape Heritage read more

The Roman Festival Celebrates Castlefords Rich history!

19th September 2017 Roman re-enactments, gladiator training and a taste of ancient history – Castleford’s Roman Festival, celebrated on Saturday, demonstrated a flavour of what life was like in the town 2,000 years read more

Environmental Solutions Company Wins National Framework Contract

14th September 2017 Specialist environmental contractor Ebsford Environmental has been appointed by the Canal & River Trust to a national framework designed to support the maintenance and protection of 2,000 miles of read more

Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents major solo exhibition

14th September 2017 Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) presents a major solo exhibition by pioneering Chilean artist, Alfredo Jaar. This important project is a key part of YSP’s 40th anniversary celebrations taking place throughout 2017. read more

Council brings 'Jolly Boys' to Wakefield

14th September 2017 Wakefield Council's Retail Enhancement Scheme has supported another local business to open in the city centre. ​The Jolly Boys Brewery has been officially opened this week, following Council support to get the read more

£500k invested in new spa at Bannatyne health club in Wakefield

13th September 2017 The Bannatyne Group has opened the doors to a brand new Spa in Wakefield, following a £500k investment. The new spa features six treatment beds, OPI branded manicure and pedicure areas and a relaxation area with read more

PTSG expands fire solutions business with acquisition of UK Sprinklers Ltd

12th September 2017 PTSG, the Castleford-based niche specialist services provider, has extended its fire safety solutions business to encompass the installation and maintenance of sprinkler systems through the acquisition UK Sprinklers read more

Team Haribo Drum up Victory for Chairty

12th September 2017 The Laila Milly Foundation, the Wakefield-based organisation providing support for children with serious illness and their families, has received a treat from HARIBO - a cheque for £1,500. The donation follows read more

Internal work underway at £5m leisure centre in Minsthorpe

12th September 2017 Minsthorpe's new multi-million pound leisure facility has reached a landmark stage – with the internal building work well underway. The exterior of the £5million building has been fully completed read more

Yorkshire company directors take on gruelling 1,000-mile cycle challenge

11th September 2017 Three directors of a Yorkshire-based business have embarked on a near 1,000-mile cycle challenge in support of charity. Kevin Dawson, operations director at Wakefield Acoustics, and finance director Paul Hebden will read more

Remind2Find launches online gift platform that keeps on giving!

8th September 2017 The founders of Remind2Find have taken their pioneering shopping platform to the next level after teaming up with Futurelabs and the AD:VENTURE business support programme to take part in an innovative workshop programme read more

New Business Support schemes confirmed by West Yorkshire Investment Committee

7th September 2017 West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee has confirmed its backing to push forward four business support programmes. Chaired by Cllr Peter Box, leader of Wakefield council, the committee read more

Carbon Trust's £9.2 Million Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator - First Competition Open

6th September 2017 The Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) has been established to help strengthen the global competitiveness of British industry. First trailed in January 2017 by the Department for Business, Energy and read more

Expanding office provider Citibase launches latest business hub

4th September 2017 Flexible office provider Citibase is launching a business hub in West Yorkshire which will offer up to 20,000 sq ft of space and house up to 330 SMEs and entrepreneurs when open. Citibase Wakefield sits within the landmark read more

Leeds City Region Invites Applications to Join the LEP Board

4th September 2017 The Leeds City Region Enteprtise Partnership ( The LEP)  are inviting applications from business people who have a passion for the future of our economy and who want to share their skills and experience to make a read more

Future Creativity at Rutland Mills talks, panels and networking for the creative community

4th September 2017 On Wednesday 20 September at The Hepworth, Tileyard Studios and Tileyard Education are hosting a free one-day event featuring panels, talks and industry networking designed to bring together creative professionals and read more

Castleford curtain maker has 15 new jobs all sewn up

1st September 2017 A family-run curtain-making firm from Castleford is on course to reach the 30-staff mark after switching its focus from retailing to manufacturing. Nationwide Curtain Makers, which two years ago employed just six read more