TORQUE, END-TO-END SUPPLY-CHAIN SPECIALIST AND HEADLINE SPONSORS OF WAKEFIELD BUSINESS WEEK 2019.

4th June 2019 TORQUE, END-TO-END SUPPLY-CHAIN SPECIALIST AND HEADLINE SPONSORS OF WAKEFIELD BUSINESS WEEK 2019. For over 25 years Torque has been taking care of their customers’ supply chains – from ship to store to read more

OE Electrics Gets Royal SealOf Approval With Queen'sAward For Enterprise

24th June 2019 OE Electrics Gets Royal SealOf Approval With Queen'sAward For Enterprise OE Electrics, the Wakefield-based manufacturer of innovative data distribution and power solutions, has been honoured with a read more

Bring your business to Bond Terrace!

13th June 2019 Bring your business to Bond Terrace! Leeds Beckett University’s Business Centre – Wakefield have a different approach when it comes to providing a home for businesses.  With most businesses failing read more

Permission granted for Newmarket development

13th June 2019 Permission granted for Newmarket development Developers have been given the green light to go ahead with the construction of new warehousing facilities at Newmarket Lane in Stanley, Wakefield. When completed, read more

Listed manufacturer warns that customers could be moved to alternative suppliers

11th June 2019 Listed manufacturer warns that customers could be moved to alternative suppliers Wakefield-headquartered listed plastic components manufacturer Carclo has this morning announced a new strategy – including read more

Speculative 150,000 sq ft development complete

11th June 2019 Speculative 150,000 sq ft development complete Work has been completed on a speculative 150,000 sq ft production and distribution development close to Junction 32 of the M62 between Castleford and read more

AD:VENTURE scheme awarded extension to continue support for region’s start-ups

10th June 2019 AD:VENTURE scheme awarded extension to continue support for region’s start-ups AD:VENTURE, the ERDF part-funded programme supporting start-ups and scale-ups with practical support and match-funded read more

COCA-COLA EUROPEAN PARTNERS SPONSORS WAKEFIELD BUSINESS WEEK 2019, JOINING A HOST OF TOP LOCAL BUSINESSES AND ORGANISATIONS IN THE DISTRICT

7th June 2019 COCA-COLA EUROPEAN PARTNERS SPONSORS WAKEFIELD BUSINESS WEEK 2019, JOINING A HOST OF TOP LOCAL BUSINESSES AND ORGANISATIONS IN THE DISTRICT Coca-Cola is one of the strongest and well-known brands in the world, opening read more

Entrepreneur looking for talent!

6th June 2019 Entrepreneur looking for talent! WAKEFIELD entrepreneur, Margaret Wood MBE, is to lead judging of the prestigious Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Awards and is urging Yorkshire read more

Place Marketing Workshop invite – help shape the future of the Wakefield district

31st May 2019 Place Marketing Workshop invite – help shape the future of the Wakefield district The economic success of the district is good news for communities and businesses alike.  A more successful economic area read more

MANUFACTURING PLANT SHOWCASES INNOVATION ON LORD LIEUTENANT’S OFFICIAL VISIT TO WAKEFIELD

23rd May 2019 MANUFACTURING PLANT SHOWCASES INNOVATION ON LORD LIEUTENANT’S OFFICIAL VISIT TO WAKEFIELD Group Rhodes, the Wakefield-based advanced engineering company, hosted her majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for read more

Software investment to drive business performance

23rd May 2019 Software investment to drive business performance INVESTMENT in new business management and scheduling technology is driving forward performance at a leading Yorkshire metalwork fabricator. Normanton based read more

Bonmarché board criticised by firm lining up its takeover

20th May 2019 Bonmarché board criticised by firm lining up its takeover The company eyeing a takeover of Bonmarché has hit out at the listed womenswear fashion chain's board, saying it does not believe the read more

PolyGlobal to sponsor Exporter of the Year Award

16th May 2019 PolyGlobal to sponsor Exporter of the Year Award AWARD winning manufacturer of polyurethane solutions, PolyGlobal, are backing outward looking businesses at this year’s Wakefield Manufacturing read more

Nominations for Wakefield Manufacturing Awards 2019 are now open!

15th May 2019 The Wakefield Manufacturing Awards exemplify the elite of manufacturing in the area, show a track record of success, dedication to employees and community investment. The 2019 awards ceremony will take place on read more

Russell & Bromley awards national cleaning contract to B38 Support Services

14th May 2019 Russell & Bromley awards national cleaning contract to B38 Support Services B38 Group, which launched its own in-house cleaning division just seven months ago, B38 Support Services, has been awarded a national read more

HALLAMSHIRE ENGINEERING SERVICES BECOMES ACCREDITED TO LATEST ISO 9001:2015 STANDARD

14th May 2019 HALLAMSHIRE ENGINEERING SERVICES BECOMES ACCREDITED TO LATEST ISO 9001:2015 STANDARD Wakefield-based Hallamshire Engineering Services, a leading UK manufacturer of materials handling equipment, including read more

Wakefield signs agreement with Chinese city

13th May 2019 Wakefield signs agreement with Chinese city Wakefield Council has signed an agreement with Nanning City in southern China aimed at boosting economic, educational and cultural ties. The friendship agreement was read more

Armed Forces Day

13th May 2019 Armed Forces Day Saturday 6 July 2019 We are proud to be supporting Wakefield Armed Forces Day again this year - it takes place on Saturday 6 July 2019 at Pontefract Park. We will be updating this page with more read more

NPIF Leeds investment tops £20m

2nd May 2019 The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) has now invested more than £20m in businesses in the Leeds City Region since its launch in 2017. The NPIF, overseen by the British Business Bank, has completed 104 read more

G&H appointed to Wakefield College project

2nd May 2019 G&H Building Services has been appointed by Wakefield College for works on a project to bring a historic building back into use. The company has been appointed by main contractor Galliford Try to undertake read more

Colletta Smith BBC’s Business & Consumer Affairs Correspondent to compère Wakefield Business Week 2019 Launch!

1st May 2019 Economic Strategy one year on! Monday 17th June 2019 will see one of the most popular and eagerly anticipated events in the Wakefield District's Business Calendar take place. The launch of Wakefield Business week read more

Window to the future for specialist glazing firm

30th April 2019 Window to the future for specialist glazing firm A WAKEFIELD business woman is urging other small manufacturers to follow in her footsteps and find out for themselves how seemingly futuristic technology could help read more

Take your Business to the next level at Wakefield Business Week 2019!

26th April 2019 Take your Business to the next level at Wakefield Business Week 2019! 10 separate events across the city and its district including Wakefield, the South East and Castleford. The Wakefield districts reputation as a read more

Yorkshire firms recognised in 2019 Queen’s Awards

23rd April 2019 Yorkshire firms recognised in 2019 Queen’s Awards A host of businesses from Yorkshire and the Humber are among the 2019 recipients of the Queen's Awards for Enterprise, operating in sectors including read more

Government launches £200m funding initiative

18th April 2019 Government launches £200m funding initiative Companies across the UK are set to benefit from a further £200m of government support to ensure they can access the finance needed to grow. The Exchequer read more

Growing fire safety business relocates to new Wakefield offices

18th April 2019 Growing fire safety business relocates to new Wakefield offices Orange Fire Protection, which provides fire sprinklers, extinguishers and alarms for commercial and residential properties, has relocated to new, read more

PR: Open Communications secures Opus Trust retained agreement

16th April 2019 PR: Open Communications secures Opus Trust retained agreement PR and content agency Open Communications has secured a retained agreement with Opus Trust Communications, the multichannel communication specialists read more

COMMISSIONED to create numerous bespoke products, a West Yorkshire injection moulding company has taken an innovative approach and invested in new machinery to provide a low-cost option for product realisation.

16th April 2019 COMMISSIONED to create numerous bespoke products, a West Yorkshire injection moulding company has taken an innovative approach and invested in new machinery to provide a low-cost option for product read more

“Robust” results for Card Factory

16th April 2019 “Robust” results for Card Factory High street gift card retailer Card Factory has reported a "robust performance" in its full-year results, in spite of a "tough consumer read more

Construction firm secures AD:VENTURE funding

15th April 2019 Construction firm secures AD:VENTURE funding A West Yorkshire construction company has secured funding from AD:VENTURE, the ERDF funded programme supporting start-ups throughout the Leeds City read more

Kudos to the top performing manufacturers in Wakefield

12th April 2019 Kudos to the top performing manufacturers in Wakefield Wakefield Council has lauded the achievements of four local companies which have been named among Yorkshire's top 50 manufacturers in 2019 by the read more

Conveyor belt supplier agrees deal for unit

12th April 2019 Conveyor belt supplier agrees deal for unit Conveyor belt supplier Chiorino has agreed a deal for a West Yorkshire industrial unit. The company has taken the 37,000 sq ft Unit F2, Whistler Drive at Glasshoughton on a read more

Bonmarché board issues response to full takeover offer

12th April 2019 Bonmarché board issues response to full takeover offer The board of Bonmarché has said the proposed full takeover offer by a company controlled by the owner of The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group read more

Travel business sold to French group

11th April 2019 Travel business sold to French group A West Yorkshire group has sold its travel business to a €90m-turnover French company, providing it with entry into the UK market. Killgerm Group has sold 100 per cent of the read more

Real estate managers launch prime Castleford industrial unit

11th April 2019 Real estate managers launch prime Castleford industrial unit St Brides Managers has appointed CBRE’s Leeds Industrial Agency team with Carter Towler to market Unit 1 Speedwell Road. The space consists of a read more

Well-known names feature in 2019 Manufacturing 50

9th April 2019 Well-known names feature in 2019 Manufacturing 50 Well-known businesses from sectors including food and drink, steelmaking, and oil and gas have been named in Insider's latest annual ranking of Yorkshire's read more

Performing arts college set for green light

9th April 2019 Performing arts college set for green light The proposed development of a new performing arts college at the Merchant Gate scheme in Wakefield looks set to move forward, with plans recommended for approval at a meeting read more

Yorkshire growth through digital innovation celebrated in new report

9th April 2019 Yorkshire growth through digital innovation celebrated in new report   Digital Enterprise, the Government-backed business support programme aimed at boosting the digital competitiveness of the Leeds read more

FUNDING BOOST FOR WAKEFIELD TECH BUSINESS SUPPORTS IMMERSIVE LEARNING

9th April 2019 FUNDING BOOST FOR WAKEFIELD TECH BUSINESS SUPPORTS IMMERSIVE LEARNING What started out as a first-year university project for students at Backstage Academy (Production Park) in Wakefield, has transformed into a read more

SAVE the DATE: Build Our Future & Young People Summit

4th April 2019 ‘SAVE the DATE’ Build Our Future & Young People Summit Saturday 11th May 2019 10am – 2.30pm Unity Hall, Westgate, Wakefield WF1 1EP LUNCH INCLUDED   Children read more

Engineer acquires Wakefield Mr Electric franchise

4th April 2019 Engineer acquires Wakefield Mr Electric franchise An electrical engineer with 30 years' experience in the industry has acquired a Mr Electric franchise covering Wakefield and its surrounding read more

Engineer acquires Wakefield Mr Electric franchise

4th April 2019 Engineer acquires Wakefield Mr Electric franchise An electrical engineer with 30 years' experience in the industry has acquired a Mr Electric franchise covering Wakefield and its surrounding read more

Quarterly Economic Survey reveals true resilience of regions’ businesses amidst Brexit uncertainty

3rd April 2019 Quarterly Economic Survey reveals true resilience of regions’ businesses amidst Brexit uncertainty UK sales and orders continue to improve -Employment and employment expectations steady -Cashflow read more

Tour de Yorkshire – one month to go! Are you race ready?

3rd April 2019 Tour de Yorkshire – one month to go! Are you race ready? It’s exactly one month until the Tour de Yorkshire arrives in the Wakefield district on Friday 3 May – and whether you’re planning on read more

Fast-growing property services business invests £600,000 in new Wakefield headquarters

2nd April 2019 Fast-growing property services business invests £600,000 in new Wakefield headquarters Having doubled revenue year on year for the past three years, expanding facilities management firm B38 Group is read more

£3.5bn turnover growth for Yorkshire SMEs - BGF

2nd April 2019 £3.5bn turnover growth for Yorkshire SMEs - BGF A group of Yorkshire 1,100 SMEs have achieved combined revenue growth of £3.5bn over the last three years, according to figures revealed by BGF. The read more

Channel 4 confirms plans for The Majestic as National HQ

2nd April 2019 Channel 4 confirms plans for The Majestic as National HQ Channel 4 has confirmed it is advanced negotiations to take space at The Majestic for its new national headquarters in Leeds. The broadcaster is planning to read more

Billionaire businessman acquires 52% of struggling retailer Bon Marché

2nd April 2019 Billionaire businessman acquires 52% of struggling retailer Bon Marché Spectre Holdings – a Dubai-based holding company owned by billionaire businessman Phillip Day – has unconditionally read more

£4.2m deal for Wakefield warehouse

1st April 2019 £4.2m deal for Wakefield warehouse A 53,000 sq ft Wakefield warehouse has been acquired for £4.2m in a sale and leaseback deal by listed specialist property investor Warehouse REIT. The unit at the read more

Region’s SMEs report £3.5bn revenue growth over three year period

1st April 2019 Region’s SMEs report £3.5bn revenue growth over three year period A group of 1,100 Yorkshire SMEs  have experienced combined revenue growth of £3.5bn over the last three years. BGF has read more

Wakefield HSBC branch to go up for auction

29th March 2019 Wakefield HSBC branch to go up for auction The former HSBC bank in Ossett, Wakefield, will feature in Pugh’s next property auction at Leeds United Football Club on 11 April. The four-storey 3,000 sq ft former read more

Insurance broker opens new Wakefield office

29th March 2019 Insurance broker opens new Wakefield office Insurance brokerage Gallagher has opened its new regional head office in Wakefield. The new premises at Phoenix Court have undergone a £1.5m refit and will bring read more

Business Energy Service Survey

28th March 2019 Business Energy Service Survey Wakefield Council would like to develop a service to boost the success of small business by reducing their energy consumption and carbon footprint.  In some cases local read more

B38 Group wins total facilities management contract for Europe’s most advanced vehicle auction centre

28th March 2019 B38 Group wins total facilities management contract for Europe’s most advanced vehicle auction centre  Vehicle remarketing business Aston Barclay has chosen fast-growing B38 Group to provide a full read more

Last available opportunity to sponsor Wakefield Business Week 2019!

27th March 2019 Last available opportunity to sponsor Wakefield Business Week 2019! Wakefield Business Week is Wakefield's premier business event designed to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs and established business read more

Consortium launches Wakefield football club

27th March 2019 Consortium launches Wakefield football club A consortium and business people and a former Sheffield Wednesday and Manchester United goalkeeper have joined forces to bring a professional football team to read more

LDC to sell part of game developer stake

27th March 2019 LDC to sell part of game developer stake Funds managed by LDC are set to sell part of their stake in Wakefield-based videogame developer Team17. Team17 is behind titles including Worms, Overcooked and The Escapists. read more

Major letting deal agreed at Tri-Link 140

26th March 2019 Major letting deal agreed at Tri-Link 140 A specialist business and consumer technologies distributor has agreed a deal for 142,338 sq ft of space at Tri-Link 140, an industrial and distribution unit located at read more

PTSG reports ‘record levels’ of organic growth following acquisitive year

26th March 2019 PTSG reports ‘record levels’ of organic growth following acquisitive year Specialist services provider PTSG has reported growth in profits and revenue following an acquisition year. For the year read more

NEW SALES DIRECTOR HEADS HOME TO YORKSHIRE

25th March 2019 NEW SALES DIRECTOR HEADS HOME TO YORKSHIRE REDROW’S new Yorkshire sales director Steve Jackson is happy to be back on home turf after travelling across the Pennines for the last 10 years on a daily basis. His new read more

PTSG secures increased £50m banking facilities

25th March 2019 PTSG secures increased £50m banking facilities Niche specialist services provider Premier Technical Services Group has agreed increased £50m banking facilities with HSBC UK Bank which will be used to read more

Two Yorkshire warehouses acquired in £67m disposal deal

25th March 2019 Two Yorkshire warehouses acquired in £67m disposal deal Property firm LondonMetric have announced the disposal of two warehouses in Sheffield and Wakefield to real estate investment specialist Exeter read more

Jobs at risk at biscuit maker’s Yorkshire facility

21st March 2019 Jobs at risk at biscuit maker’s Yorkshire facility About 50 jobs are at risk at Fox’s Biscuits' distribution centre in West Yorkshire after its parent company revealed plans to ensure the brand has a read more

Historic Leeds performing arts hall chosen as Channel 4's new northern HQ

20th March 2019 Historic Leeds performing arts hall chosen as Channel 4's new northern HQ A Grade II-listed building has been selected as Channel 4’s new national headquarters in Leeds. Also home to the former Majestyk read more

STUART HAS NEW LAND ROLE MAPPED OUT

19th March 2019 STUART HAS NEW LAND ROLE MAPPED OUT STUART Mapp has joined Redrow’s Yorkshire team as a senior land manager. It follows the promotion of David Gilling to head of land last year. Stuart, 48, who lives in North read more

Listed retailer issues further profit warning

19th March 2019 Listed retailer issues further profit warning Womenswear retailer Bonmarché has issued a profit warning as losses are expected to hit £5m to £6m for the year. The Wakefield-headquartered read more

International athlete Oliver Peace unveils new play area for Upton Village Green

19th March 2019 International athlete Oliver Peace unveils new play ara for Upton Village Green Upton athlete and international swimmer, Oliver Peace, was on hand Sunday (17th March) to unveil the newest play area local to Sutcliffe read more

Team17 reports delivers record revenue and profit growth in maiden year of trading on AIM

19th March 2019 Team17 reports delivers record revenue and profit growth in maiden year of trading on AIM Wakefield-headquartered global games developer Team17 has reported growth in both profits and turnover in its first year of read more

B38 Group’s cleaning services division wins £2m of new contracts in first quarter

18th March 2019 B38 Group’s cleaning services division wins £2m of new contracts in first quarter Fast growing facilities management firm B38 Group has announced £2m of new contract wins for its support services read more

West Yorkshire Combined Authority calls for rail investment

18th March 2019 West Yorkshire Combined Authority calls for rail investment The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has called for "significant investment" in the North's rail infrastructure in its submission to a read more

Seven West Yorkshire projects backed

15th March 2019 Seven West Yorkshire projects backed Funding support for seven developments designed to support economic growth, including £37.3m for the York Central development, has been approved by West Yorkshire read more

Approval for stadium and shopping centre

15th March 2019 Approval for stadium and shopping centre Planning permission has been granted for a shopping centre and new stadium for rugby league side Castleford Tigers. Lateral Property Group, which is behind the development read more

Tour de Yorkshire 2019 to travel through our district on 3 May

14th March 2019 Tour de Yorkshire returns! The Tour de Yorkshire is returning to the Wakefield district on Friday 3 May 2019! Stage 2 of the men’s race and Stage 1 of the women’s races will both pass through parts of read more

Loan agreed to support Belle Vue purchase

14th March 2019 Loan agreed to support Belle Vue purchase Wakefield Trinity are set to buy their Belle Vue home after Wakefield Council agreed a £3.15m loan. The funding will enable the Super League club to purchase the read more

Jobs lost as engineering business ceases trading

14th March 2019 Jobs lost as engineering business ceases trading More than 50 jobs have been lost at a West Yorkshire fabrication and engineering business, which has ceased trading and appointed administrators. Dewsbury-based read more

Channel 4 move will help inclusive growth, says LEP chair

14th March 2019 Channel 4 move will help inclusive growth, says LEP chair Channel 4’s move to Leeds will impact the region far beyond inward investment, according to Roger Marsh, chairman of the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise read more

WAKEFIELD POLYURETHANE MOULDER WINS COLLABORATION AWARD

13th March 2019 WAKEFIELD POLYURETHANE MOULDER WINS COLLABORATION AWARD WAKEFIELD polyurethane moulder PolyGlobal has been recognised for their partnership with Bradford University’s Polymer Interdisciplinary read more

Bringing Islamic beauty to property protection

13th March 2019 Bringing Islamic beauty to property protection Ingenuity was key for Yorkshire’s leading metal fabricators who have been working with an expert in Islamic geometric design to bring functionality to read more

WAKEFIELD BUSINESSWOMAN INVESTS IN LIKE-MINDED BUSINESS OWNERS

13th March 2019 WAKEFIELD BUSINESSWOMAN INVESTS IN LIKE-MINDED BUSINESS OWNERS Wakefield based businesswoman, Jenni Morgan, has invested £3500 on tickets to help 5 like minded business owners in the area to join her at an read more

Duo from Wakefield Championing Export for UK Businesses

12th March 2019 Duo from Wakefield Championing Export for UK Businesses Two businessmen from Wakefield are leading the export agenda for UK businesses having recently been named as Department for International Trade (DIT) Northern read more

SSG Insight makes senior appointments

12th March 2019 SSG Insight makes senior appointments Workplace software specialist SSG Insight has made three senior appointments, including a new chief executive, following its move to new headquarters in West Yorkshire. The read more

People: Accountancy firm welcomes business tax partner; Software provider announces trio of senior appointments; and more

12th March 2019 People: Accountancy firm welcomes business tax partner; Software provider announces trio of senior appointments; and more Accountancy firm Garbutt + Elliott has appointed Becky Maguire as its Business Tax read more

Wakefield College celebrates Apprentice success…

12th March 2019 Wakefield College celebrates Apprentice success… The Waterton Park Hotel formed the backdrop for Wakefield College’s annual Apprenticeships Awards Ceremony this week. Local business leaders and read more

Delegation takes off to international property conference - MIPIM 2019

11th March 2019 Delegation takes off to international property conference Leeds City Region’s delegation to MIPIM - the world’s largest property investment conference - set off today from Leeds Bradford read more

140 homes planned for railway site

11th March 2019 140 homes planned for railway site A development of 140 homes could be built on a railway site in West Yorkshire under new plans. Brewster Bye Architects, on behalf of Strategic Team Group, has submitted an read more

Plans in for conversion of former cinema and nightclub

11th March 2019 Plans in for conversion of former cinema and nightclub A former cinema and nightclub in West Yorkshire could be converted into flats and commercial units if newly submitted plans are granted consent. DMS read more

Local Pontefract (West Yorkshire) Landlords, Astorbush Ltd showcased in The Parliamentary Review

8th March 2019 Local Pontefract (West Yorkshire)  Landlords, Astorbush Ltd showcased in The Parliamentary Review Director, Jonathan Spence said "We are delighted to be involved in this year's Parliamentary Review read more

Wakefield multi ward winning company named 2019 Northern Powerhouse Export Champion

8th March 2019 Wakefield multi ward winning company named 2019 Northern Powerhouse Export Champion Wakefield based education recruitment firm, m2r Education has been named as one of the Department for International Trade (DIT) read more

Homes England Q & A - MIPIM 2019

8th March 2019 Homes England Q & A - MIPIM 2019 Tom Stannard, Corporate Director for Regeneration and Economic Growth will be chairing the Q&A Session: Homes England on Tuesday 12th March 16:50- 16:50, Leeds City Region Stand read more

Creating communities - An inspiring region to live in. MIPIM 2019

8th March 2019 Creating communities - An inspiring region to live in. MIPIM 2019 Tom Stannard, Corporate Director for Regeneration and Economic Growth will be participating on the LCR Panel ‘Creating Communities’ read more

Airea returns to profit in full-year results

8th March 2019 Airea returns to profit in full-year results Ossett-based specialist flooring business Airea has reported a return to profit in its full-year results, with the closure of its residential carpets business helping it to read more

Rugby stadium and retail plans set to move forward

8th March 2019 Rugby stadium and retail plans set to move forward Proposals for a job-creating shopping centre and new stadium for rugby league side Castleford Tigers are set to move forward with councillors recommended to grant read more

Awards honour Yorkshire’s manufacturers

8th March 2019 Awards honour Yorkshire’s manufacturers Manufacturers from across the region have been honoured at Insider's annual Made in Yorkshire Awards, with well-known names from a host of sectors among the winners read more

Join 250 guests to celebrate success at the Yorkshire Business Masters Awards

7th March 2019 Join 250 guests to celebrate success at the Yorkshire Business Masters Awards There are just three weeks to go until TheBusinessDesk.com’s ninth Yorkshire Business Masters Awards, which recognise the read more

Heathrow Business Summit Roadshow

6th March 2019 Heathrow Business Summit Roadshow Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are invited the Heathrow Business Summit 2019 roadshow, a series of events taking place across the UK. These events offer SMEs the read more

MIPIM 2019 - CANNES

6th March 2019 MIPIM 2019 - CANNES Wakefield Council will be attending MIPIM Cannes from the 12th to 16th March as part of the Leeds City Region delegation.   The MIPIM conference is the world's premier real estate read more

EXPORTING MADE SIMPLE EVENT - WITH NATIONAL EXPERTS FSB

26th February 2019 EXPORTING MADE SIMPLE by Wakefield First Wakefield First are hosting their first quarterly Exporting event -this event is an opportunity to meet the experts who will be highlighting exporting opportunities read more

SUPPLY CHAIN - LEEDS CITY REGION

26th February 2019 SUPPLY CHAIN - LEEDS CITY REGION PROVIDING STRATEGIC SUPPLY CHAIN SUPPORT TO SME’s IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR AND ITS ASSOCIATED SERVICES IN THE LEEDS CITY REGION. The Leeds City Region Supply Chain read more

Free low carbon energy workshops for businesses and organisations in Leeds and Leeds City Region

25th February 2019 Free low carbon energy workshops for businesses and organisations in Leeds and Leeds City Region Building business capacity to develop and secure finance for low carbon energy projects. 26 March, 30 April, 21 May read more

EXPORTING MADE SIMPLE EVENT - WITH NATIONAL EXPERTS DIT

22nd February 2019 EXPORTING MADE SIMPLE by Wakefield First Wakefield First are hosting their first quarterly Exporting event -this event is an opportunity to meet the experts who will be highlighting exporting opportunities read more

Wakefield Bondholder First Friday events, proving to be so much more than just networking events....

22nd February 2019 Attending the Wakefield Bondholder First Friday events brings so much more to the district than just shared business learning .........Wakefield Bondholders has helped to raise over £500 for the Well Women Centre, a read more

Weekender: Annual festival to showcase export success of rhubarb gin

22nd February 2019 Weekender: Annual festival to showcase export success of rhubarb gin Wakefield is set to host a festival this weekend to celebrate West Yorkshire’s Rhubarb Triangle, which is an area that has recognised European read more

MOTOR FINANCE SPECIALIST INVESTS IN CLOUD COMMUNICATIONS

22nd February 2019 MOTOR FINANCE SPECIALIST INVESTS IN CLOUD COMMUNICATIONS An award-winning motor finance company has invested in a major upgrade of its business communications. Specialist Motor Finance works with finance read more

PolyGlobal teams up with world leading research faculty

22nd February 2019 PolyGlobal teams up with world leading research faculty POLYURETHANE moulder, PolyGlobal has teamed up with the internationally renowned Polymer Research Centre at the University of Bradford to demonstrate the read more

Enjoy an Apprenticeship focused Breakfast with Bondholders at the Lecture Theatre Wakefield College Campus on Friday March 1st 08:45am ....

21st February 2019 Enjoy a Breakfast with Bondholders at the Lecture Theatre Wakefield College Campus on Friday March 1st from 8:45am. Network with Local Businesses and hear from National Key Speakers such as; Frank read more

Former restaurant site in city’s leisure district launches to market

21st February 2019 Former restaurant site in city’s leisure district launches to market The former Bollywood Lounge restaurant in Wakefield is being launched to market. Located within the city’s  leisure and read more

Listed firm ‘not aware of any reason’ for share price movement

21st February 2019 Listed firm ‘not aware of any reason’ for share price movement Specialist services provider Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) has this morning stated that is not aware of any reason for its read more

Minster Law announces major new volunteering programme for Wakefield after meeting local MP

21st February 2019 Minster Law announces major new volunteering programme for Wakefield after meeting local MP Wakefield MP Mary Creagh has thrown her support behind our plans to sponsor a range of activities to build skills in the read more

Carclo appoints interim COO

20th February 2019 Carclo appoints interim COO Plastic components manufacturer Carclo has appointed an interim group chief operating officer. Stephen Nixon will have responsibility for the Technical Plastics and LED read more

Award Winning, Works Better champions, Conservatory Outlet Ltd… an employee focused company dedicated to progression.

20th February 2019 Award Winning, Works Better champions, Conservatory Outlet Ltd… an employee focused company dedicated to progression. Wakefield First had the pleasure of meeting the team at Conservatory Outlet read more

NEW OPERATIONS MANAGER STRENGTHENS BELLINGHAM IT

19th February 2019 NEW OPERATIONS MANAGER STRENGTHENS BELLINGHAM IT Bellingham IT, which provide tailored support to SME's in Wakefield and Leeds, has expanded its team with the appointment of Paul Lockwood as Operations read more

Almost 120 jobs go as manufacturer falls into administration

19th February 2019 Almost 120 jobs go as manufacturer falls into administration A manufacturer of furniture for the care, hotel and education sectors has ceased trading with almost 120 jobs lost. YTM Group was founded in 1981 and read more

Property firm announces 148,000 sq ft expansion of West Yorkshire warehouse portfolio

19th February 2019 Property firm announces 148,000 sq ft expansion of West Yorkshire warehouse portfolio Property business Onward Holdings Ltd is growing its portfolio of prime sites for warehousing and managed third-party logistics read more

Wholesaler’s new West Yorkshire hub set for approval

19th February 2019 Wholesaler’s new West Yorkshire hub set for approval Plans to redevelop a former West Yorkshire colliery site to create a new hub for wholesaler Kitwave are recommended for approval when they go before read more

14th March 19, Wakefield First launch FREE quarterly Exporting event .....

18th February 2019 This FREE event is a real opportunity for those new to, looking to start in and/or those businesses looking to take their exporting to the next level! An opportunity to meet the experts highlighting exporting read more

Calling all Wakefields Tech firms!...... One week left to enter Northern Tech Awards 2019

15th February 2019 Entries for the Northern Tech Awards 2019, which recognise and celebrate the fastest growing tech companies in the North of the UK, are set to close in one week's time. Firms will have the opportunity to follow in the read more

Award Winning actress becomes Ambassador for South Elmsall Headquartered beauty firm .....

14th February 2019 Nouveau were delighted to announce award-winning Actress Michelle Keegan, as their UK brand ambassador.  As a long-time devotee of our revolutionary LVL treatment, Michelle Keegan is the read more

Eaton Smith BUSINESS OF THE MONTH AWARDS

14th February 2019 Eaton Smith BUSINESS OF THE MONTH AWARDS Established in 1995, the award has been won by a diverse range of businesses over that time. The awards are designed to showcase the best businesses in our region. Winning a BOTM read more

Better Broadband Voucher Scheme-Relaunch

14th February 2019 Better Broadband Voucher Scheme – Relaunch Subsidised support for basic broadband The Better Broadband Voucher Scheme is a UK-wide government subsidy scheme to provide an affordable, basic broadband read more

Developer acquires Castleford site

13th February 2019 Developer acquires Castleford site A 1.5-acre site in Castleford has been acquired by commercial developer Eshton. The development site has frontage to Park Road and is located close to Junction 32 of the M62 as well read more

Wakefield businesses to benefit from new The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce sub division

11th February 2019 Wakefield businesses to benefit from new The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce sub division Businesses across the Wakefield district will be able to get more support after The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce read more

Zinc’s next mission...“to add 5 more years of high quality to later life”

8th February 2019 Zinc’s next mission...“to add 5 more years of high quality to later life”. We are delighted to announce that Zinc’s next mission is “to add 5 more years of high quality to later read more

Apprenticeship Success at Conservatory Outlet Wakefield

7th February 2019 Yorkshire based fabricator Conservatory Outlet Ltd has appointed yet another ambitious apprentice in a full time permanent role.  James Owen, who began his placement at Conservatory Outlet in February 2017, read more

RHODES INTERFORM EXPANDS SERVICE OFFERING

7th February 2019 RHODES INTERFORM EXPANDS SERVICE OFFERING Wakefield-based Rhodes Interform, which specialises in bespoke composite and metal forming machinery, has expanded its team with the appointment of three new service read more

Recruitment drive for personal injury law firm

6th February 2019 Recruitment drive for personal injury law firm A West Yorkshire-headquartered personal injury law firm has launched a recruitment drive to fill 40 vacancies. Minster Law, which employs about 480 people from its read more

Duo establish asset advisory firm

5th February 2019 Duo establish asset advisory firm A new asset advisory firm has officially opened its doors to insolvency practitioners, asset-based lenders and finance companies across Yorkshire. BPI Asset Advisory of read more

DCS Group of Companies taken over in £6.6m deal

31st January 2019 DCS Group of Companies taken over in £6.6m deal West Yorkshire-based DCS Group has been acquired by an industrial air filtration and extraction specialist in a deal worth £6.6m. Filtermist read more

Conservatory Outlet Sponsor Kettlethorpe Guardians

31st January 2019 Conservatory Outlet Sponsor Kettlethorpe Guardians Wakefield Manufacturer of the Year 2018, Conservatory Outlet Ltd has sponsored The Kettlethorpe Guardians Boxing Club, providing them with new branded training read more

Redhall losses widen but “strong pipeline” in place

31st January 2019 Redhall losses widen but “strong pipeline” in place Losses have widened at Redhall Group but the Wakefield-based manufacturing and specialist services business has said market conditions are read more

PRIMARY PUPIL MOHAMMAD WINS ‘HOUSE OF THE FUTURE’ DESIGN COMPETITION

30th January 2019 PRIMARY PUPIL MOHAMMAD WINS ‘HOUSE OF THE FUTURE’ DESIGN COMPETITION A CINEMA, an ice cream shop, a parking bay for a space ship and an underground hot tub – just some of the superb specifications of the read more

Diverse and Inspiring launch of AD:VENTURES 'Get me started' programme in Wakefield.

29th January 2019 This Jan saw a diverse and inspiring group of entrepreneurs attend the launch of AD:VENTURES ‘Get Me Started’ network at the Yorkshire Deli, Wakefield. Supported by the European Regional Developmental read more

Team17 gears up for strong annual results in debut year of trading on AIM

29th January 2019 Team17 gears up for strong annual results in debut year of trading on AIM Wakefield-headquartered global games developer Team17 is expecting to report revenues ahead of expectations after seeing a “strong sales read more

Yorkshire can be ‘one of the truly great manufacturing regions in the world’

28th January 2019 Yorkshire can be ‘one of the truly great manufacturing regions in the world Manufacturers who spoke passionately about their sector and ensuring its future success at TheBusinessDesk.com’s What read more

Redhall secures £2m from shareholders

28th January 2019 Redhall secures £2m from shareholders Wakefield-based manufacturing and specialist services business Redhall Group has secured £2m short-term financing facilities from two of its major read more

Shareholders at listed engineering group provide £2m financing to bolster working capital

25th January 2019 Shareholders at listed engineering group provide £2m financing to bolster working capital Listed engineering group Redhall Group has agreed £2m short-term financing facilities with two shareholders read more

Listed retailer sees 8% drop in pre-Christmas trading

25th January 2019 Listed retailer sees 8% drop in pre-Christmas trading Womenswear retailer Bonmarché saw overall sales drop 8.1% in the three months to 29 December 2018. The Wakefield-headquartered firm this morning read more

Leeds entrepreneur sells his £1.5m building maintenance business

25th January 2019 Leeds entrepreneur sells his £1.5m building maintenance business A local businessman has sold Woods Building Maintenance to Wakefield’s B38 Group, following its transformation into a read more

Job opportunities as Wakefield company wins rail contract

24th January 2019 Job opportunities as Wakefield company wins rail contract An infrastructure company based in Normanton is set to create around 25 new job roles, after being selected to deliver an additional Network Rail contract for read more

West Yorkshire office complex snapped up by property investment firm

24th January 2019 West Yorkshire office complex snapped up by property investment firm A two-storey office complex in Wakefield has been purchased off a guide price of £788,000. The 8,337 sq ft property was built in the 1990s read more

Construction group wins £7.5m processing facility contract on former power station

24th January 2019 Construction group wins £7.5m processing facility contract on former power station Clugston Construction has secured a £7.5m contract to provide civils work for a new bottom ash processing facility at read more

FREE BUSINESS ADVISOR ON THE DOORSTEP IN WAKEFIELD JAN 30TH 2019!

24th January 2019 One to one expert advise for small businesses. Don't miss this fantastic clinic on: Wednesday 30th January 19 10:00-14:00, University Business Centre - 6-8 Bond Terrace, Wakefield WF1 2HW This clinic is for read more

WAKEFIELD ENGINEER WINS TOP 100 AWARD

23rd January 2019 WAKEFIELD ENGINEER WINS TOP 100 AWARD WAKEFIELD engineer, Peter Haythorne has been inducted into The Manufacturer’s Top 100. Peter Haythorne joined ICW (UK) Ltd as business manager 12 years ago and was given read more

Manufacturers warn that innovation could be behind the curve in traditional industries

23rd January 2019 Manufacturers warn that innovation could be behind the curve in traditional industries With the introduction of Industry 4.0 and investments such as automation and artificial intelligence being at the top of many read more

Manufacturers striving for growth in the marketplace

22nd January 2019 Manufacturers striving for growth in the marketplace How businesses plan for growth in uncertain trading times was a discussion point at TheBusinessDesk.com’s What Yorkshire Is Made Of read more

No deal Brexit to cost Yorkshire and the Humber £12bn a year by 2034, according to CBI

22nd January 2019 No deal Brexit to cost Yorkshire and the Humber £12bn a year by 2034, according to CBI The long-term economic impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit on the Yorkshire and the Humber has been estimated at an annual read more

Multimillion-pound fire services acquisition for PTSG

21st January 2019 Multimillion-pound fire services acquisition for PTSG AIM-listed Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) has acquired a fire services business which operates from ten locations across the UK for an initial read more

Unity and strength gives Yorkshire its unique proposition’ – manufacturers outline strengths of the sector amid challenges

21st January 2019 Unity and strength gives Yorkshire its unique proposition’ – manufacturers outline strengths of the sector amid challenges A group of senior leaders and owners of manufacturing firms across Yorkshire read more

Wakefield wins share of £20m culture fund

18th January 2019 Wakefield, home to The Hepworth Wakefield gallery (pictured), is one of five areas in England to benefit from a new £20m Cultural Development Fund.   The district, which is also home to the Yorkshire read more

Competition launched to find growing northern businesses to pitch to London investors ......

17th January 2019 Following the success of last year’s Entrepreneurs of the North, the Innovation SuperNetwork is once again on the lookout for the North’s most innovative high-growth businesses to win a chance to pitch to a room read more

Lloyds banking group supports Yorkshire Businesses in 2019 with up to £1.4bn of lending

17th January 2019 As part of Lloyds Banking Group’s national pledge to lend £18billion to UK businesses, the Group expects to support firms in Yorkshire with up to £1.4billion of lending during 2019. As part read more

Leeds Beckett University is offering businesses the chance to kick start their growth plans in 2019 with a package of free support worth over £6000.

16th January 2019 Eligible businesses will be able to register their business address and enjoy access to hot desking space at one of the University Business Centres in Wakefield, Halifax and Leeds for 6 months completely free of read more

Join Wakefield’s Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 February 2019.

14th January 2019 The Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb is the first major event in the UK’s ‘foodie’ calendar, and we are proud to celebrate Wakefield’s traditional links with rhubarb read more

Aston Barclay opens Europe’s most advanced vehicle auction centre in Normanton, Wakefield in late January

11th January 2019   Aston Barclay is in the final phases of developing its new 78,000 square feet auction super centre in Wakefield before its scheduled opening on 28 January. The site is set to host 15 dealer and fleet auctions per read more

Have Your say on the new plan for Wakefield! Wakefield Council is preparing a new local plan to guide development in the district until 2036. Initial draft plan public consultation is open from Jan 10th to Feb 20th 2019

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Wakefield Headquartered Card Factory sales up despite “challenging” Christmas

11th January 2019 New store openings have boosted sales at high street gift card retailer Card Factory, but lower high street footfall has affected Christmas trading. The listed retailer reported year-to-date group revenue growth of read more

Could you be a school governor?

11th January 2019 Could you be a school governor?   Make a difference to the lives of young people! Have a positive impact in the community! Share and develop your professional skills!   Why Be a read more

Redrow launches ‘It can only be Redrow’ marketing campaign as its new research reveals the property features most coveted by buyers

9th January 2019 Redrow launches ‘It can only be Redrow’ marketing campaign as its new research reveals the property features most coveted by buyers -Campaign aims to demonstrate Redrow’s focus on beautiful and read more

Sewtec lands six-figure deal for tea manufacturer machinery

8th January 2019 Sewtec lands six-figure deal for tea manufacturer machinery Manufacturer Sewtec has announced the creation of a six-figure packaging machine to create new Tetley fruit tea products. The Dewsbury-based firm said its read more

Wakefield based B38 Group, the specialist provider in outsourced contracting and facilities services has successfully acquired Leeds based Woods Building Maintenance Limited.

7th January 2019 B38 Group provides commercial hard and soft facilities management services to private sector clients and works with a growing number of blue-chip organisations. B38 Group has successfully acquired Leeds based read more

Reel Cinemas to open at The Ridings shopping centre, Wakefield

7th January 2019 The Ridings owner NewRiver is pleased to announce that it has exchanged contracts with Reel Cinemas, the community cinema operator, to open a five-screen cinema at the centre. The new cinema is scheduled to open in May 2019, read more

Award-Winning Corporate Finance Boutique Celebrates 30 Years of Business

7th January 2019 The year 2019 marks fds’s 30 Year Anniversary since the business was established back in 1989 by its now CEO, Jo Haigh. Fds Director Services was established to provide corporate finance services to owner managed read more

Wakefield Shirt Group – Double Two & Wm. Sugden & Sons continue to weave their magic into Wakefield and Worldwide

7th January 2019 Well known shirt brand Double Two was founded in Wakefield in 1940 when Isaac Donner arrived in the city as a refugee and was welcomed to the city with the idea that he provide employment for local women.  The company grew read more

Growth in Northern Powerhouse museum visits .....

7th January 2019 The number of visits to museums and galleries in the Northern Powerhouse has grown by more than 20 per cent. Between April and October, there were about 5.14 million visitors across the nine institutions in the region, an read more

Another offering in Wakefield for new Businesses …..

3rd January 2019 Another offering in Wakefield for new Businesses Are you just getting started in business? Would you welcome some business support? Are you looking for a new base for your office? Are you looking for help read more

UK trade and investment in 2018: behind the numbers

3rd January 2019 UK trade and investment in 2018: behind the numbers More businesses than ever are seeking expansion opportunities overseas. More businesses than ever are seeking expansion opportunities overseas, read more

Deal agreed for Merchant Gate offices

3rd January 2019 Deal agreed for Merchant Gate offices A property support service has agreed a deal for office space at the Merchant Gate mixed-use development in Wakefield. B38 Group has signed a five-year lease for 6,683 sq ft of read more