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WACCL hits the magic £50k for Wakefield charities

The Cedar Court Hotels Yorkshire Wakefield Annual Charity Christmas Lunch (WACCL) brought together more than 350 people from across the Wakefield business community to raise money for charities that provide support and guidance to young people throughout the district. The lunchtime event, which hoped to generate funds of £40,000 for its

Flourishing B38 Group move to heart of Wakefield

The Leeds office of global property consultancy Knight Frank has brokered a significant office deal in the Merchant Gate mixed-use development in the heart of Wakefield. B38 Group, one of the UK’s fast-growing property support services companies, has signed a five-year lease for 6,683 sq ft sq ft of quality Grade

NGC Networks spreads Christmas cheer

Pupils at a Wakefield primary school are enjoying a Christmas chocolate treat thanks to business communications specialist NGC Networks. The company, based at Calder Park, has donated a chocolate selection box to all 256 children at Pinders Primary School. Headteacher Lorna Kemplay said: “This is a lovely gesture by NGC Networks; the

Yorkshire vehicle-hire firm provides “tree-mendous” support to region’s hospices

The region’s largest independent vehicle-hire firm will supply two Yorkshire-based hospices with free transportation this Christmas. Arrow Self Drive will provide three different sized vehicles to Wakefield Hospice and three to Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice; both of which are offering the public an opportunity to dispose of unwanted Christmas trees

Mid Yorkshire Chamber welcomes trio of professionals to its board

The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has appointed three inspiring professionals to its board of directors ahead of its planned growth in 2019. Alison Palmer, corporate partner at Eaton Smith, Mark Evans, director of Better Telecoms, and Jan Szczepanski, director of the SFB Group Wakefield office, join the existing team to

Humber engineering group invests in telecommunications

Engineering services provider On Line Group has invested in a major telecommunications upgrade. On Line Group provides design engineering consultancy solutions in the Humber region and throughout the UK. It consists of four companies – On Line Design & Engineering, On Line Support Personnel, On Line People and Media Excel. The Group

Manning Stainton invests in business communications

Yorkshire estate agent Manning Stainton is supporting its growth with investment in its business communications. The Leeds based family run business, established more than 20 years ago, employs more than 200 people across its 19 branches in the region. Business communications specialist NGC Networks has installed an AVAYA Communications Cloud solution at

McDonalds’s franchisee celebrates tenth anniversary and new restaurant

McDonald’s franchisee Anne Wainwright is celebrating ten years as a franchisee this month and will take over the running of her seventh restaurant in Cathedral Retail Park in Wakefield, which will be her third in the area. Anne started her career as a McDonald’s franchisee in 2008 when she took over

New criminal defence recruit for Jordans Solicitors

Jordans Solicitors has announced the appointment of John Ozyer as criminal defence solicitor advocate. Specialising in motoring and road traffic offences, John’s other areas of expertise include serious crime and fraud offences. Across each legal area, John will be representing clients in both magistrates and crown court. Based in Jordans Solicitors’ Wakefield

Keyland signs largest “PPA” with 2,000 home Wakefield scheme

Keyland Developments Ltd, the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister-company to Yorkshire Water, has signed its largest Planning Promotional Agreement (PPA) to date. The agreement relates to a proposed major urban extension which aims to deliver some 2000 homes, employment, community facilities, the Featherstone bypass and open space on