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Wakefield BID appoints board
Determined not to let the grass grow under their feet Wakefield Business Improvement District (BID) team has started work straight away. Following the successful vote which was announced at the end of February where …
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Revenues Grow at PTSG
Today the Castleford-based company has reported revenue growth of 52% to £39.2m for the year to December 2016. Pre-tax profits for the year rose to £7.5m for the year, up from £5.0m the year before and …
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Card Factory greets good results despite decline in profits
Wakefield retailer Card Factory has seen record revenues this year, but struggled with pre-tax profit decline as it insists the greetings card industry is “resilient”. For the year to January 2017, Card …
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Conservatory Outlet Appoints New Head of IT
In keeping with development plans for both people and infrastructure, Wakefield based fabricator Conservatory Outlet has appointed a new Head of IT to drive forward the technological systems at the 60,000 sq ft site in …
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Minster Law announces plans for single-site operation in Wakefield
Wakefield office will become the main hub for Minster Law by November 2018 Yorkshire-based personal injury specialist, Minster Law, has announced plans to establish its current Wakefield office as a single-site hub …
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Hague Print Aquires Berkshire Firm
Hague Print, the print and IT solutions provider based in West Yorkshire, has completed the acquisition of Solchar Ltd. Established in 2003, Solchar is based in Theale and is a specialist technology company that …
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Terrorist Attack in London yesterday
Terrorist Attack in London yesterday Sent on Behalf of Neil Windle - Counter Terrorism Security Advisor, North East Counter Terrorism Unit You will all be aware of the tragic events that took place yesterday in …
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Strata Unveils Agenda Show Home
Strata, has officially opened its new show home at Agenda, the 116-home development based at Balne Lane in Wakefield. The development has already secured 19 reservations with many more expected over the coming weeks, …
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Nikki Gears up for Charity 10K
NGC Networks director Nikki Guest is gearing up to run the Fountains 10k in North Yorkshire. The annual race and children’s fun run on 2 April aims to raise £10,000 for new IT equipment at Fountains CE Primary …
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Nikki Gears up for Charity 10K
Pontefract Courthouse to be transformed into Antiques Centre
The 200-year-old courthouse in Pontefract is to be finally brought back into use, with high hopes it could trigger other improvements across the town. The Grade-II listed building on Front Street has stood empty since …
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Getting to know you - Wakefield Bondholder first friday is fast approaching!
We all know that first impressions count, but, what we often don’t know, is the impact that these have on how we are perceived by others. Help is finally at hand, when nationally respected personal branding expert …
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NewCold Adds McCain to their Client List
Automatic warehousing technology was the hook NewCold has hung the McCain Foods Australia contract from for its new Truganina facility. The 10-year deal starting in July is part of the foods group’s …
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Yorkshire’s largest ever hydroelectric power plant officially opens in Wakefield
Over £5m has been invested to launch a new hydroelectric power plant at Kirkthorpe, near Wakefield. The new plant is the largest low-head river hydro plant ever to be built in Yorkshire and the largest plant …
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Wakefield Trinity Launch new Heritage Website
Wakefield Trinity launched their new Wakefield Trinity Heritage Website www.trinityheritage.co.uk at the Beaumont Legal Stadium on Friday 10th March. Current Trinity captain Danny Kirmond and first team …
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Significant interest in Strata’s Ossett development
Over 30% of properties have been sold off-plan at Intrigue – the forthcoming 68-home development from homebuilder Strata. Highlighting the demand for homes in the area, the development located off Holly …
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WDH Invests in new homes
Investing significantly in the local area, WDH recently secured a £15 million government grant through the Homes and Communities Agency to invest in developing 500 Shared Ownership homes between now and …
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Distinction and Examiners Prize for MWA Architect
Daryl Le-Vine from Martin Walsh Architectural (MWA), one of the region’s leading architectural firms, has been awarded a distinction and the coveted External Examiners Award from Huddersfield University after …
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New £3 million fund available to rural businesses to improve tourism in Leeds City Region
Over £3 million in European funds for rural businesses has been made available to improve local tourism in Leeds City Region, the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) announces today.  The …
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Manufactured Yorkshire teams up with Made in Yorkshire to provide all year round support
Manufacturing remains centre stage of everyone’s mind as the economy faces unchartered water. With the UK the world’s seventh leading manufacturer and Yorkshire a key player in the sector Manufactured …
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Packaging group relocates to £2.4m site to Ossett 40
Simpson Packaging has acquired a £2.4m site at the Ossett 40 development near Wakefield. The purpose-built development was delivered by Evans Property Group. Family-owned Simpson is a 30 year-old business …
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YPO assists with £50m food service contract across London
YPO, the Wakefield-based public sector buying organisation, is supporting a group of seven London Boroughs with a £50m contract. The contract has been awarded to Thomas Ridley Food Service to provide food for …
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TK Maxx hub completed by Caddick
Caddick Group has completed construction on the first phase of the £100m distribution and logistics scheme Crosspoint33, located off the M62 near Wakefield. The completed building will be home to the new UK …
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Normanton development opportunity with ‘excellent connectivity’ hits the market
GVA, AWS and Carter Jonas have all been appointed on the marketing of Photon Park, development opportunity at Normanton, West Yorkshire. The property, owned by Illuminating Investments, comprises three key elements, …
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Initiative to trailblaze Inclusive Growth across Leeds City Region
West Yorkshire’s Council Leaders used a high-profile national conference in Bradford on Monday to launch an initiative that will drive inclusive growth across the Leeds City Region. Job opportunities for …
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Yorkshire Council Leaders Committed to Exploring White Rose Devolution & Further Collaboration
Council Leaders from across Yorkshire are meeting in York on Thursday to discuss how they can work together to achieve the best possible devolution and Brexit outcomes for the region and its people. A range of devolution …
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M2r Fly The Wakefield Flag In Bahrain
In March,one of Bondholders new members, m2r Education, will be attending the British Schools Middle East (BSME) Head Teachers Conference and Exhibition in Bahrain. As well as promoting their own award winning …
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Wakefield’s Hepworth Riverside Gallery Garden Contract Agreed
The Hepworth Riverside Gallery Garden in conjunction with The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire, is set to be delivered by Dooley Associates. The Manchester-based construction consultancy has been appointed to …
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23 Jobs saved at Wakefield greeting cards publisher
23 jobs have been saved after a Wakefield greetings cards publisher was bought out of administration. The deal was negotiated by joint administrators Julian Pitts and Bob Maxwell of Begbies Traynor. Founded …
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Free programme for entrepreneurs launches in Wakefield
A free programme to help entrepreneurs, with an interest in technology, to launch their  business is taking place in Wakefield. The FutureStart course aims to help people who have a bright idea which they want to …
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WAKEFIELD VOTED YES
Wakefield businesses have voted to back plans for a Business Improvement District (BID), giving companies in the BID area a say in how their city centre operates. Businesses across retail, leisure, hospitality, …
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