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Funding allocated for transport improvements, skills training and music festival

28 June 2022

Plans to increase the number of electric buses in West Yorkshire have been approved by West Yorkshire Combined Authority. The programme would be delivered in three phases with the first introducing 111 electric buses in Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield. ...

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MORE THAN 200 HOMES PROPOSED FOR WEST YORKSHIRE SITE

28 June 2022

Yorkshire’s largest social housing provider, WDH, plans to develop 1,920 new homes for affordable rent and sale through shared ownership across the county. The new homes will be delivered over the next five years, alongside an investment of over £150m in improving WDH’s existing homes. ...

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Waste management group grows its portfolio with Knottingley acquisition

24 June 2022

Knottingley-headquartered specialist waste company, Acumen Waste Services, has been acquired. The company, which was founded in 1994 and has over 1,000 customers nationally and internationally, has been bought by waste management firm Beauparc. ...

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Works begin in Wakefield to develop supermarket, retail units and apartments

22 June 2022

Construction company, Harris CM, has started work on a £10m contract building a new mixed-use development at Wakefield’s City Fields development. ...

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Leeds Beckett University teams with Wakefield business to deliver sustainable growth

21 June 2022

Marketing and engineering experts at Leeds Beckett University have teamed up with Wakefield-based Riverside Greetings to bring academic knowledge, experience, and insight into the business. ...

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PLANS LODGED FOR SPECULATIVE EMPLOYMENT UNITS IN WAKEFIELD

21 June 2022

Detailed plans have been lodged for a speculative industrial development at an established business park in West Yorkshire. St James Middle Park Ltd, supported by The Harris Partnership, has submitted a reserved matters application to Wakefield Council for development on a 2.7-acre site off The Wilfred bounded by existing industrial and trade park units as part of Silkwood Park. ...

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Work underway on £2m showroom and workshop as Pelican Engineering invests in additional Castleford facilities

16 June 2022

Yorkshire-based family business Pelican Engineering is making a £2m investment in a new showroom, offices and workshop in Castleford for its fast-growing Yutong business which is helping meet growing demand for zero-emission buses and coaches for local authorities and bus operators nationwide. The new facility will enable Pelican to quadruple its capacity as well as creating at least another ten jobs this year. ...

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Wakefield Trinity team secures £8.8m funding for stadium revamp

16 June 2022

£8.8m to redevelop Wakefield Trinity’s Belle Vue ground has been approved by councillors. Trinity won permission to overhaul their home from the council’s Planning and Highways Committee in December 2021.   ...

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‘There’s a real optimism in the city’

16 June 2022

Yorkshire’s reputation as a creative hub is getting another boost this autumn with the arrival of Tileyard North in Wakefield. ...

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Family engineering firm invests £2m in sustainable Wakefield facilities

15 June 2022

Yorkshire based family business Pelican Engineering is making a £2m investment in a new showroom, offices and workshop in Castleford for its fast-growing Yutong business. ...

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Wakefield steel fabricator launches employee reward package – and ambitious growth plans

09 June 2022

As it celebrates its rise from humble beginnings in a garden shed to £4 million turnover growth, C&C Fabrications is rewarding its employees and investing in the future ...

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Wakefield based Carclo Group appoints non-executive director

07 June 2022

Carclo Group, which makes tolerance injection moulded plastic parts and aerospace components, has appointed non-executive director Frank Doorenbosch as a consultant to the group for up to 12 months. Doorenbosch will become an executive director of the Wakefield-based business for this period. ...

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