We Are Wakefield Newsletter : March 2024

Hopwood Creative Ltd., Double Two & Sugdens Winning Collaboration 🙌

Hopwood Creative Ltd, Double Two and Sugdens have joined forces via We Are Wakefield to harness the power of collaboration.

“Hopwood Creative are honoured to be working with fellow We Are Wakefield members, Double Two and Wm Sugdens – two historic companies in the Wakefield area with over 200 years of combined heritage. The two companies’ combined resources in the 1960’s and continue to operate together to this day.”

They win 4 tickets to watch Castleford Tigers 

Click here to read the whole story: https://mailchi.mp/wearewakefield.org.uk/january-2023-newsletter-url-13758131

Elis UK & JS Recruitment – Winning Collaboration!


Elis UK and JS Recruitment have joined forces via We Are Wakefield to harness the power of collaboration.

Elis UK is an international multi-service provider offering laundry and hygiene services. Ambitious growth plans prompted a search for talented staff to join their commercial and operations teams at the production facility in Wakefield. With over 40 years’ experience, a proven track record in recruiting for these functions and an expansive network of over 40,000 local candidates, JS Recruitment made for the ideal recruitment partner.

Jonathan Parkinson – General Manager and Jilly Spiers – Managing Director, along with their respective teams, collaborated to recruit for four key roles. This involved streamlining processes, adopting new ways of working, successfully leveraging technology, and providing a first-class candidate experience.

Through close consultation, they have built a strong partnership, mutual understanding and an effective recruitment process enabling JS Recruitment to identify candidates who are an excellent match for and aligned to the values at Elis UK.

The impact of the partnership has been to attract top talent to Elis UK and mark the organisation out as an employer of choice in the region. Crucially, roles have been filled efficiently by JS Recruitment with high calibre candidates who are already adding value to the business.

Jilly Spiers said

“The team at JS Recruitment feel privileged to act as brand ambassadors for Elis UK and are proud to support them in achieving their business goals. We know that good people can transform businesses and the right jobs transform lives. We’re more driven than ever to create opportunities for our candidates, clients, fellow We Are Wakefield members and boost the local economy.”

The collaborators win 4 tickets to Featherstone Rovers to see how teamwork makes the dream work!