⭐Please welcome AD:VENTURE to We Are Wakefield⭐

AD:VENTURE provides ambitious new business owners with a tailored programme of support to help you grow your business to its full potential.


What does that support include?

The programme will provide access to a dedicated Business Manager who can guide you through your start up and growth journey offering practical support, networks and connections. They will act as a critical friend and help you to understand and navigate the complex landscape of options available to you. They can also offer insights into what funding and finance is available locally and nationally.


We offer a range of events and workshops on key growth topics and skills such as marketing, branding, customer journey, strategy, planning and sales, as well as network building opportunities with peer-to-peer sessions and inspirational events.


The AD:VENTURE growth grant is available between £1,500 – £10,000 to support with capital expenditure for growth projects. Growth grants are match funded (meaning the business must match the contribution and have the funding in place to claim it back after the project expenditure is made).


AD:VENTURE  | Tel: 0113 5351199 | Email:  adventure@leeds.gov.uk | Eligibility Criteria |Register


AD:VENTURE is funded West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Partners.

⭐Please welcome WDH to We Are Wakefield⭐

WDH was established in 2005 and since then has gone from strength to strength.  

The housing association is one of the UK’s largest social housing providers, with over 32,000 homes across the Wakefield district and northern England. 

WDH’s vision is to create confident communities and the organisation provides a wide range of services to contribute towards this. From providing homes that people can be proud of, to supporting people into work and providing commercial buildings to businesses across the district, WDH’s support goes far beyond the front door.

We know that there is more to supporting our communities than providing a roof and a door. We aim to support people at every stage. We have services to support those looking to rent their first home, those experiencing mental health struggles, people with financial difficulties, those looking to get onto the property ladder and those who need a place to live independently but with extra peace of mind.

⭐Please welcome Reed in Partnership to We Are Wakefield⭐

Reed In Partnership Work Routes is a free support service that helps unemployed people start working.

We offer a 1 to 1 personalised service with an Employment Adviser and have access to a wide range of training, wellbeing and financial support.

Whatever the circumstances, we can help people find and start the right job for them.

How it works;

  • Own dedicated Employment advisor
  • Support personalised to your circumstances
  • Skills training courses
  • Health and wellbeing supprot
  • Financial help and funding
  • Self-employment guidance
  • Job application help and interview practice
  • Support with reasonable adjustments

Reed in Partnership’s mission since 1998 has been to positively transform people and their communities.

We do this by providing public services that help people change their lives for the better. These services include:
– Helping unemployed jobseekers to find work
– Running Test Centres that certify people’s skills and knowledge
– Providing advice to vulnerable individuals, such as asylum seekers
– Offering students access to great careers advice
– Enabling prison leavers to positively reintegrate into society
– Helping business to succeed through good recruitment

Millions of people across the UK have benefited from our services.

Community Foundation Wakefield District win The Hickory’s WAW Quiz night!

🌟 We Are Wakefield Quiz Night: A Night of Trivia and Triumph! 🎉

On Tuesday, 30th April, the vibrant community of Wakefield gathered at Hickory’s Smokehouse in Horbury for an exhilarating evening—the We Are Wakefield Quiz Night. Teams from various sectors came together to test their knowledge, compete, eat great food and, of course, have a blast!

The Highlights:

Champion Team:

A massive congratulations to the Community Foundation Wakefield District team! They clinched victory, taking home the coveted trophy and a thrilling £100 Hickory’s Experience. 🏆🔥

Brain-Teasing Rounds:

The competition was fierce! Five rounds of tough questions spanned a variety of subjects—history, pop culture, science, and more. Minds were put to the test, and the energy in the room was electric.

Best Team Name:

Kudos to the Linley & Simpson team for their creative flair! Their team name, “Winner Winner Smokehouse Dinner,” won hearts, laughs and best team name prize. 🍽️🎤

Interim Round Victories:

Wowvi Video, Millennium Support and the We Are Wakefield mixed team secured interim round wins, showcasing their diverse expertise.

Outside In Management aced round 3, while Purple Pebble People & Mint HR combined forces to conquer Round 2.

Collaboration and Camaraderie:

Juice personnel and Travel Counsellors joined forces for an epic showdown in round 5. The spirit of collaboration was alive and well!

The Lambrini Losers taking home a magnum of the finest Italian wine were the combined efforts of Judy Parsons LinkedIn Training, Fiona of Get Ahead VA and Claire & Callum from Prosura!

The Takeaway:

The We Are Wakefield Quiz Night wasn’t just about trivia; it was about building connections, celebrating knowledge, and having a fantastic time. As we raise our glasses to the winning team, we also toast to the camaraderie that makes our community thrive.

Until the next quiz adventure—stay curious, stay connected! 🌐🤝




⭐Welcome to We Are Wakefield Claire Tolley of Cridling Ltd⭐

Named after Cridling Park, a tiny hamlet on the edge of Knottingley, Cridling Kombucha is Wakefield’s premier kombucha producer.

Cridling is a fresh, live kombucha made with 100% natural ingredients. Fermented in the midst of natural surroundings, Cridling is produced with nature and sustainability at its foundations.

Cridling kombucha is available in two ranges, the New Traditional Brew and the Premium Honey Range. Both are naturally low in calories and are fermented to their optimum potential, maximising the amount of gut friendly cultures, Polyphenols, antioxidants,  B-vitamins and enzymes. Cridling is rich in compounds that are pre-biotic, pro-biotic and post-biotic, have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects, boosts immunity, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial, .

At a time when gut health is a very hot topic, where more and more research is proving it’s correlation with brain health, heart health, immunity and hormone balance, why not try drinking Cridling kombucha and see how you feel.

⭐Please welcome Sarah Henry Safeguarding to the We Are Wakefield Family.⭐

SHS is a unique, survivor-led and professionally informed safeguarding and wellbeing consultancy based in the heart of Yorkshire at the Nostell Priory Estate.   

Formed back in 2018. SHS delivers safeguarding consultancy and face-to-face courses, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England Courses, DfE-accredited and approved Senior Mental Health Lead training for schools and colleges, and Mental Health training and policy writing for the work place. Lead by Sarah Henry CEO Sarah works alongside very carefully chosen associates to deliver high impact training to workplaces around mental health. SHS is established as a CPD Centre of Professional excellence and attracts clients from all over the UK. Sarah is also a Reiki Master and offers Reiki healing from the Walled Garden Sanctuary Unit 9. To enquire about a course for your organisation or for a informal discussion please get in touch sarah@sarahhenry.co.uk 07929 053008

Here is a recent testimonial: This was the best training course I’ve ever attended. The subject content (mental health) was very challenging at times, yet Sarah created a space where we felt safe and supported to engage fully with it and share knowledge and experiences. Our wellbeing was at the forefront of her delivery at all times. There were so many helpful links and ideas shared which was very valuable. The pace of delivery was spot on and Sarah noticed when there was a need to adjust the timings of sessions, e.g. when we needed an earlier break than proposed following a particularly sensitive session. I learnt an incredible amount over the course of the two ways, whilst feeling like I was in the middle of a group hug the whole time. Sarah is a fantastic trainer with a genuine knack for supporting her attendees.

⭐Please welcome Linley & Simpson to the We Are Wakefield Family!⭐

Please welcome Emma & Fiona of Linley & Simpson to the We Are Wakefield family.

‘Yorkshire at Heart’ has been the hallmark of Linley & Simpson’s service since founding directors Will Linley and Nick Simpson launched their ‘home-grown’, independent Yorkshire agency more than 25 years ago.

Although they are Yorkshire-wide they are passionate about Wakefield and are keen to be involved with the local community.  They currently have links with Wakefield Street Kitchen and Wakefield Hospice and have also provided football shirts for a local youth team and prizes for other local schools and community groups.

Emma and Fiona have a total of 30 years local Estate Agency experience, with a wealth of knowledge they have seen the Wakefield property market and legislation change significantly over this period.

They provide services to landlords, investors and tenants and guide you through the entire letting process from assisting you to source a buy to let property, helping you organise refurbishment works or compliance checks, arranging viewings, to negotiating tenancy agreements and organising check ins, they do it all.

At Linley & Simpson, they’re not just any letting agent – they strive to be the best letting agent in Wakefield. Their dedicated team are ready to assist you every step of the way.

“If you or anyone you know is a landlord and needs some friendly professional advice then please don’t hesitate to call us. We have some exclusive incentives available to offer members of WAW.”

🌟Heart of Yorkshire Education Group have renewed at Supporter level🌟

We are delighted that another of our Supporters have renewed at the same level, please read more below about the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group.

At the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group, they understand that businesses need highly skilled individuals to help them innovate and grow. That is why they offer a range of flexible training and development programmes designed to support your employees’ personal development that are tailored to meet your business needs.
From Apprenticeships in the workplace to part-time adult courses to Higher Education programmes and Distance Learning, they can help you to identify and address your existing and future skills demands. With many possible FREE funding options available and competitive rates, why not take steps to build a better workforce for the future with Heart of Yorkshire Education Group?

Welcome Wakefield Wiper Blades our new members

Pictured Jagoda Kiedos of Wakefield Wipers Blades (also known as Heyner UK Ltd)


We have been a trusted provider of high-quality wiper blades for over 13 years. Situated in the heart of Monckton Road Industrial Estate in Wakefield, our company specialises in offering a comprehensive range of car wiper blades tailored to fit all makes and models of vehicles. Whether it’s for cars, trucks, or commercial vehicles, we pride ourselves on supplying top-notch wipers that ensure clear visibility and safety in all weather conditions.

We offer a FREE fitting service for all wiper blades to ensure that our customers’ wipers are installed correctly for optimal performance and in accordance with the technical requirements of the vehicle. Our dedication to quality and service extends to both the PUBLIC and TRADE sectors. Whether you’re a private vehicle owner, fleet owner, or a professional in the automotive industry – call in and get the best offer for wiper blades in Yorkshire! For over a decade, we have established ourselves as a go-to destination for wiper blades in Wakefield and beyond.

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8.00-4.30pm, Sat 9.00-1.00pm Our address: Unit 16 Monckton Road Ind. Est WF2 7AL WAKEFIELD info@wakefieldwiperblades.co.uk www.wakefieldwiperblades.co.uk