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New ultra-fast internet scheme open to West Yorkshire businesses

A new £2 million Gigabit Voucher Scheme is being launched to help businesses to invest in their digital infrastructure. Yorkshire is one of six locations chosen to pilot the UK Government funded scheme which offers SMEs in Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield and York Council areas vouchers worth up to £3,000

NGC Networks grows education portfolio

Business communications specialist NGC Networks has implemented a new telephony solution at a leading Yorkshire independent school. NGC Networks has completed a project for Silcoates School in Wakefield to replace a legacy Alcatel telephone system with a new Avaya IP based telephony solution. The investment by Silcoates School has delivered improved internal

B&B and pub for sale near Castleford Tiger’s Rugby Club

Specialist business property adviser Christie & Co has been instructed to sell The Wheldale Hotel, a Bed and Breakfast and pub located on the edge of Castleford in West Yorkshire. Also known as The Boot Room, the 180 year old building sits directly adjacent to Castleford Tiger’s Rugby League Stadium. Over

Recruitment specialist invests in ultra-fast internet connectivity

A multi-sector recruitment company is investing in its digital infrastructure to support its business growth strategy. Huddersfield based Major Recruitment has almost doubled its workforce in the last 12 months to 90 people and added new sectors to its recruitment services. Led by managing director Phil Bottomley, Major Recruitment provides bespoke recruitment

Mobile Mini Wakefield branch doubles in size

The Wakefield branch of Mobile Mini, a leading hirer of portable site accommodation and secure storage containers has doubled in size, signalling the Company's commitment to West Yorkshire. The expansion comes after a period of significant growth within the West Yorkshire area for the Company, which has 16 branches nationwide, from

Linley & Simpson crowned city’s best in Estate Agency Awards

A Wakefield estate agency is celebrating after being crowned the city’s best in the British Property Awards. The sales and lettings service offered by the team at Linley & Simpson’s Northgate branch scored highest when judged against 25 different criteria by a team of mystery shoppers. The independent agency – celebrating its twentieth anniversary

Parkin moves into driving seat at Vantage Toyota Wakefield

Vantage Motor Group has appointed a new centre principal to its recently refurbished Toyota dealership in Wakefield. Simon Parkin, who lives in Wakefield, brings more than 20 years of motor industry experience to the role. He joined Vantage’s Kia and Honda sites in Bradford earlier this year before transferring to Wakefield.

YPO delivers £7.9m public sector dividends

Wakefield-based YPO, the UK’s largest publicly owned buying organisation, has delivered £7.9 million in dividends to local authorities across the country despite unprecedented public sector challenges in 2016. As a result of using centralised contracts to deliver essential services such as energy solutions, HR, highway and food services in 2016, YPO’s

£1m initiative opens the door to home ownership in Wakefield for people on low incomes

A new initiative designed to open the doors to home ownership for people on low incomes for the first time is proving a success in Wakefield. Eight new-build homes – worth more than £1m - at the Lindale Park development at Batley Road, Alverthorpe, were made available to buy on a