Economic Development Team Triumph

Wakefield Council’s Economic Development team are celebrating after picking up two awards during the first round of the Council’s annual pride award campaign. The awards celebrate the hard work and dedication of staff that deliver excellent service to the residents and businesses within the district.

The team triumphed in round one, picking up a win in ‘Change for the Better' for our Investment Team and Economic Development was Highly Commended in the ‘Best Team’ award. The awards recognise the hard work of the team and their positive impact upon the Wakefield business community. Judges praised the team on their work to attract inward investment, increasing apprenticeship numbers across the district and paid particular attention to the success of the recent Business Week 2015.

The award see the Investment Team make their way through to the final of this year's Annual Pride Awards ceremony will to be held in October 2015.

Mike Denby, Economic Development Service Manager said:

"I am delighted that the investment team have received recognition for all their hard work and dedication. It’s been a fantastic year for us particularly and the growing number of established and new businesses and individuals we support. We are delighted to make it through to the final and look forward to event in October, hopefully we will achieve the same success then.”

The Pride Awards event – which is solely funded by sponsorship from the Council's business partners and other organisations – recognises employees for their hard work and dedication in delivering services to the districts residents.