With a £6.5 billion economy and its fantastic accessibility the investment case for Wakefield is obvious.

Wakefield’s strong infrastructure connections make the district hugely accessible, with the main motorway networks meeting just outside the city centre, along with a regular mainline rail service to London.

Wakefield is not just a key location nationally with its links to east to west and north to south sitting on the west-European economic corridor connecting Wakefield to the continent by both air and sea.

Wakefield’s accessibility has seen Wakefield thrive, the fantastic business community in Wakefield includes large names such as Burberry, Haribo and Coca-Cola who have made Wakefield their business home, not to forget the mix of thriving corporate and SMEs situated in the district.

A great place, not just for business but also for lifestyle with access to some of the country’s best cultural assets like The Hepworth, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and National Coal Mining Museum.

Wakefield has a flexible workforce and is lucky enough to have a diverse talent pool for employers alongside extensive land and property options, a great choice of schools, training, excellent healthcare, and various housing options.

If you’re looking to grow your business or start up a new one in the Wakefield district, the Wakefield First team are here to help! Our specialist Business Support team are on hand to give you free and confidential advice to unlock your business potential.

So, if you’re looking to access funding, uncover business support programmes, upskill your team or find new premises for your business Wakefield First is here for you! Contact our team today via businesssupport@wakefield.gov.uk!


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