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International programme boosts business opportunities for Wakefield businesses
Wakefield Council is taking part in an innovative programme aimed at increasing networking and collaboration opportunities for Wakefield businesses, boosting exports and protecting and growing jobs and business across …
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Fast-growing motor firm shortlisted for prestigious award
A start-up motor firm has been shortlisted for a prestigious regional award.  The Car Buying Group, which formed in 2014, has been shortlisted in the Yorkshire Post's award as Young Business of the …
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Wakefield business award
Statement sees success with client YTL’s enhanced customer service – using the power of digital
Yorkshire Telecommunications Limited, known as YTL, is a Wakefield-­‐based telecommunications provider offering a range of phone systems, internet solutions and mobile integrations. Despite operating in a …
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DIGITAL BUSINESS
Discover the Future Consumer
Global mega trends and customer insight, gleaned from billions of pounds worth of industry-led research, will be dissected and delivered by Andrew Revel from the Retail Institute, at Wakefield Bondholders’ first …
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£200m VC fund on the hunt for tech talent
The former boss of LoveFilm and Mothercare is on the hunt for more early-stage regional technology businesses to invest in, backed by a £200m venture capital fund. Simon Calver is one of the three founding partners …
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Appointment of Commercial Director at Growing Wakefield Business Support Company
Business support company fds Director Services Limited, which is based in Wakefield with offices in London and Birmingham, has expanded its team yet further with the addition of Gillian Van Laarhoven as the company’s …
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BPC Building Products creates jobs with £500k investment
Builders’ metalwork manufacturer BPC Building Products has announced a £500k investment project to upgrade and expand its Wakefield warehouse and manufacturing facility, creating up to 10 jobs in the …
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Doors open to major residential sites following Harworth sale
PROPERTY investment company Harworth Group has sold two major residential sites in Doncaster and Pontefract. The first, to Taylor Wimpey, includes 96 plots at Torne Park at the former Rossington Colliery site in …
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Exciting New Website Signals the Next Step on the Journey for Wakefield Based fds
Wakefield based business support company fds Director Services Limited has launched its brand new website www.wearefds.com. The website signals the beginning of an exciting stage for fds on their journey as a growing …
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Hinkley Point C is 'potentially very significant' for Wakefield group
THE Government's decision to go ahead with Hinkley Point C is "potentially very significant" for specialist manufacturer Redhall Group. The Wakefield-headquartered group has submitted a number of …
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Local Business Owner wins National Women in Business Award!
Joanna Stephenson, from PHD Marketing and Strategy in Ponterfact, won the Start-Up Businesswoman accolade in the 2016 regional finals at a celebration lunch in Newcastle upon Tyne. She will now be invited to appear …
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BDM Autocentre under new ownership
BDM Autocentre in Wakefield is under new ownership with funding support from NatWest. Located on Leeds Road, the centre offers services for cars and small commercial vehicles. Mechanic Devinder Sipsal has purchased …
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Topic UK Announces Charity Partner
TopicUK Wakefield’s business to business magazine has announced their annual charity partner for 2017. Throughout 2017, TopicUK will be working alongside Penny Appeal, who are based on Wood Street in …
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Card Factory opens 34 new stores as revenue and profits continue to grow
Card Factory, the Wakefield-headquartered specialist retailer of greeting cards, dressings and gifts, has reported “further growth in both revenue and profit” for the six months ending 31 July …
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Topping Out’ Ceremony for new Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre
The signing of a beam and laying of bricks marked the ‘Topping Out’ of Wakefield College’s new £6.8M Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre (ASIC) at a special event last week.  Senior College …
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Second Castleford Beer Festival is 'Made In Castleford'
Festival partners Mark Seaman, Director of Revolutions Brewery Company and Alison Drake MBE, Chair of Trustees at Castleford Heritage Trust, Castleford Bridge (1 Aire St, Castleford WF10 1JL), with a great view over Queens …
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Putting Digital Wakefield on the Map Wakefield Digital Business Runner Up in National Awards
A gathering of project teams from across the UK celebrated the results of the O2 NextGen 2016 Digital Challenge at a prestigious dinner event hosted by The Earl of Erroll at the House of Lords in London. The event was the …
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Schofields The Deli Invests in Castleford Town Centre!
Originally founded in 1876, one of Yorkshire's oldest family run businesses has relocated from Castleford’s indoor market and invested in their first ever high street shop in Castleford Town centre. R M …
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Local Marketing Agency Expands with Business Growth Fund
Wakefield based marketing agency Northern Media, has relocated offices with the help of the Business Growth Fund, to keep up with their rapid growth, which includes gaining a number of new clients as well as making new …
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£1.5m turnover business acquired by Normanton firm
Normanotn -based print and IT solutions provider Hague Print has completed the acquisition of Custom Forms, a trade supplier based in Leicestershire which specialises in accountancy forms. Hague Print, which …
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A Fresh New Look For The Hop to Ignite The Wakefield Bar Scene
Having closed its doors on 25th September and set to reopen to the public from 4pm on Friday 28th October 2016, The Hop promises to bring an exciting new development to Bank Street by investing £250,000 on a full …
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Topic UK Launches in Leeds
TopicUK the popular free business to business magazine is to launch its fifth edition in Leeds. After launching just three and a half years ago in Wakefield, quickly followed with editions in Kirklees & …
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Horbury Village Partnership are delighted to announce that the brand new website for Horbury is now live!
Horbury Village Partnership are delighted to announce that the brand new website for Horbury is now live! After 6 months of hard work, gathering information, collating facts and meeting with the large number of …
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Have your say ... 5 Towns Leisure Consultation
Have your say on proposals to build the district’s largest ever leisure and wellbeing centre in Pontefract Park. The £14.8m flagship facility would provide state-of-the-art amenities designed …
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Martin Walsh Architectural Brings a New Spin to Networking In Wakefield
Martin Walsh Architectural, in association with Wakefield Bondholders, is bringing the unique and vastly popular networking event, Suits and Vinyl, to Wakefield for the first time. Boasting nearly 800 members, from a …
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A healthy workforce is an essential part of running a productive business.
Most working age adults spend approximately 8 to 10 hours a day at work, this means there is a large proportion of each working day where the workplace can either positively or negatively influence employee health and …
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Ebsford Environmental Wins at National Apprenticeship Awards 2016 Regional Ceremony
Ebsford Environmental Ltd has been announced as a winner at the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber National Apprenticeship Awards 2016 regional ceremony. The Awards, now in their thirteenth year, are run by the …
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Ebsford Environmental Wins at National Apprenticeship Awards 2016 Regional Ceremony
Educated Yorkshire 2016!
Already hundreds of education leaders have registered to attend Educated Yorkshire (EY16) which will return on Thursday 10th November at Leeds United Centenary Pavilion. Website now live for registrations …
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Wakefield Careers Event introduces young people to Construction Industry
Over 1,000  people attended the annual Career Options event in Wakefield! The annual Wakefield Options event showcases apprenticeships across the district and provides young people with information and advice …
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Accountancy firm Parsons completes £330k purchase of Silkwood Park office in Wakefield
Wakefield Accountancy firm Parsons has acquired  an office building at Silkwood Office Park in Wakefield for £330k. The Leeds office of property consultancy Knight Frank advised the vendor, Dorset-based …
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Businesses cut chocolate for Trussel Trust
  A WAKEFIELD business woman with a sweet tooth is giving up chocolate in November and is calling on other professionals in the city to do the same. Carmel Harrison who runs a PR agency in Unity Works is appealing to …
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Wakefield Bondholder First Friday BIGGEST Event Yet!
You’ll probably already know about First Fridays, and Bondholders like to get out and about across the district for these fab networking events. This October we were given the fantastic opportunity to hold first …
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NGC Networks Appoints Head of Mobile
Business communications specialist NGC Networks has appointed Steve Tipper as its new head of mobile. Steve joins the Wakefield-based business with more than 20 years’ experience in the civilian telecoms …
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Mint Support Exceeds Growth Expectations!
Local IT Management support service Mint Support has seen continuous month on month growth of over 30%! Mint Support work alongside businesses and Schools across the Leeds City Region and has recorded a high increase in …
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The Light goes on in Trinity
Wakefield is set to be transformed, with yet another regeneration boost, as the deal to bring a new multi-screen cinema to the city centre is agreed.Wakefield Council and Sovereign Centros, together with the owners of the …
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Innovation Leads to New Site & New Talent for Wakefield Engineering Firm
Following on from a series of new contract wins and investment in state of the art technology, engineering firm Well Services Group have not only moved into their new premises in Normanton, they are also training their next …
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£17 Million Revamp for Knottingley Factory!
Stölzle Glass Group has undergone a £17m revamp to support jobs and increase production in their Knottingley factory. Including building a new furnace the factory has also undergone …
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£17 Million Revamp for Knottingley Factory!
Pharmaceuticals Business Sold in £600M Deal with Castleford based Business
The UK and Ireland generics business of pharmaceutical company Actavis has been sold in a £600m deal by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. Intas Pharmaceuticals, through its wholly owned subsidiary Accord …
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Onward Invests in Prime Site to Boost Northern Supply Chain
Family-run business Onward Holdings continues to invest into the Wakefield District and show confidence in the distribution and manufacturing sector. Onward Holdings specialises in operating …
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Wakefield Telecoms Business NGC Networks Hits £4.5m Turnover Mark
NGC Networks, the Wakefield-based telecoms specialist, has achieved £4.5m turnover after a strong performance across its products and services. This year’s financial results are up £500k …
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Northern Stars 2016: Last chance to apply!
Northern Stars are looking to discover the most promising early-stage tech companies in the North of England…including the lesser-known, undiscovered startups – we know you’re out …
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Eddisons sells Featherstone warehouse in £2m deal
Eddisons has sold a 39,000 sq ft warehouse investment at Featherstone’s Green Lane Industrial Estate near Wakefield for almost £2m. The building, home to NHS supplier Healthcare at Home, has been sold to …
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LPA Eyes Normanton Relocation in Early 2017
AIM-listed manufacturer LPA Group has said it expects to relocate its LED-based lighting activities to a larger facility in Normanton in early 2017. LPA is a Saffron Walden-headquartered designer, manufacturer and …
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LPA Eyes Normanton Relocation in Early 2017
Check out this Canadian Export Opportunity for Wakefield Businesses
Look at these exciting global opportunities being promoted by UKTI, the specialist Government agency that supports UK businesses to export their goods and services across the world. For more information about …
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Wakefield business triples Pre Tax Profits
Profits have increased by 57% at Premier Technical Services Group, as it looks to acquire to expand the business. For the six months to 30 June 2016, PTSG reported revenues of £18.5m up from £11.7m in the …
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Wakefield business triples Pre Tax Profits
Owners of historic buildings in Pontefract urged to apply for grants
Owners of historic buildings in Pontefract are being urged to apply for grants which can help to breathe new life into shops, offices and homes. The Pontefract Townscape Heritage Initiative, which is funded by Wakefield …
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New UKIE and NESTA Games Map looking good for Wakefield District CDIT sector - But are you coded correctly?
Ukie, the trade body for games and wider interactive entertainment in the UK, have partnered with innovation foundation, Nesta, to launch The UK Games Map, the UK’s first real-time and interactive …
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Fully let Wakefield 41 reflects a strong and competitive North
Wakefield 41, a 32,500 sq ft business park, is now fully let after specialist recruitment business Taskmaster agreed a lease, M7 Real Estate has said. M7 Real Estate said it has secured more than 12,800 sq ft of new lettings …
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Will the Council of the North redress the imbalance of power in England
ANDY Burnham, the Leigh MP who will stand as Labour’s mayoral candidate for Greater Manchester, has said he is involved in the creation of a Council of the North that will redress the imbalance of power in …
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Famous Hepworth sculpture to take a Trinity Walk
A famous Hepworth sculpture will move to a new home just yards away from where the renowned sculptor was born. Trinity Walk shopping centre, in Wakefield, will play host to Barbara Hepworth’s …
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