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Wakefield First's Maker of the Month: Botanical Moonlight: Botanical Artist

24 May 2024

Charlotte from Botanical Moonlight is a Botanical Artist based in West Yorkshire. She crafts beautiful terrariums in a variety of styles and from numerous materials ...

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Trinity Walk: Brand new card shop opens its doors at popular Wakefield shopping centre

24 May 2024

A new card and gift shop has opened up in Wakefield city centre. ...

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Wakefield car retailer announces renamed model range to reflect fully electric line-up

24 May 2024

A Wakefield car retailer has announced that two of its most popular models have been renamed as part of a fully electric future. ...

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Council to appoint Strategic Regeneration Partner to accelerate city’s growth

24 May 2024

Wakefield’s plans to redefine its city centre and attract inward investment has been set out at the UK Real Estate Investment and Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF). ...

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Last available unit snapped up at business park

16 May 2024

Balme Business Park, the second phase of the Flanshaw Way development in Wakefield, is now fully let. ...

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West Yorkshire mayor launches £10m skills and employment package

15 May 2024

Tracy Brabin has announced a £10m package to “make life easier for those who find it the hardest” by helping them get the skills they need to secure well-paid work. ...

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Brouns & Co supports restoration of historic Wakefield buildings

15 May 2024

Brouns & Co, a Leeds-based manufacturer of linseed paint, is supporting a £4m project to regenerate historic buildings in Wakefield. ...

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Wakefield's Team 17 featured in Insider’s Fast Tech 50

15 May 2024

Insider ranks Yorkshire's top digital tech companies based on their revenue and profiles some that made the list below.  ...

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Strong store performance boosts Card Factory

15 May 2024

Pre-tax profit has grown by 25 per cent in the full-year results for listed gift card retailer Card Factory driven by a strong performance from its stores. ...

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New exotic pet shop opens in Ossett

15 May 2024

If you're into your exotic animals then Primitive Pets in Ossett is the place to visit. ...

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30 years in business: Castleford salon celebrates three decades

15 May 2024

A Castleford salon hoping to reclaim its title in the upcoming Salon Business Awards 2024 has just celebrated three decades in business. ...

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Major expansion for Yorkshire Gen Z founded window cleaning business, following 17 per cent YOY growth

13 May 2024

Following rapid growth across the region, Yorkshire business Preen + Clean – which is disrupting the traditional window cleaning industry – plans to take its innovative approach across the Pennines and launch its services to Greater Manchester residents this Spring. ...

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Landmark project sees local firm claim hat trick of prestigious awards

13 May 2024

A Wakefield company has received a hat trick of awards for its outstanding work on London’s prestigious The Old War Office (The OWO) renovation. ...

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Novus Health becomes first Living Pension Employer in Wakefield

13 May 2024

Novus Health has become the first Living Pension Employer in Wakefield, as well as the first in West Yorkshire. The independent health provider – which delivers free audiology, physiotherapy and dermatology services to Wakefield residents on behalf of the NHS – employs 65 members of staff from its headquarters in Horbury and four local health and wellbeing hubs across the district. ...

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Wakefield Top 100 Companies 2024/25 revealed

09 May 2024

The district’s top performing companies for 2024/25 have been revealed at the official launch event for the very first Wakefield Top 100 Companies list. ...

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