🌟Please welcome Silcoates School to We Are Wakefield🌟

Silcoates School is a 3-18 co-educational independent school in the village of Wrenthorpe, on the outskirts of Wakefield. Set in 60 acres of picturesque grounds with state-of-the art facilities, Silcoates is a vibrant community where confidence, leadership skills, and academic excellence are nurtured, recognised and celebrated.

 At Silcoates, innovative teaching thrives, setting the stage for pupils to reach heights they never imagined. With an unwavering commitment to each pupil’s progress, Silcoates ensures that there are no limits to what they can achieve. From the first steps of exploration to the mastery of their art, pupils are empowered to seize every opportunity they are given. At Silcoates, every pupil is valued, heard, and supported as an individual.

11: Episode 11 – Purple Pebble People and Sarah Henry Safeguarding

In Episode 11, we are joined by Ali Carruthers-Illingwoth, Co-Founder of Purple Pebble People Ltd and Sarah Henry Founder of Sarah Henry Safeguarding Ltd.

Navigating Loss: A Journey of Resilience and Transformation 

In this poignant episode, we delve into the profound impact of personal tragedy—the loss of a child. Our guests share how this heart-wrenching experience has shaped their identities, influenced their life paths, and even steered their career trajectory.

Key Themes:

  • Grief’s Ripple Effect: We explore how grief reverberates through our lives, affecting relationships, perspectives, and daily choices.
  • From Pain to Purpose: Discover how our guests have harnessed their pain to empower others. Through coaching and leadership, they offer solace, understanding, and unwavering strength.

Tissues at the ready—this conversation is raw, real, and ultimately uplifting. Join us as we honor resilience, vulnerability, and the human spirit.

10: Episode 10 – Cridling Ltd and HGF Ltd

In Episode 10, we are joined by Claire Tolley, Founder of Cridling Ltd and Lauren Richardson, Trade Mark Attorney for HGF Ltd.

We discuss how a kombucha health drink business was born through personal need and how and why we should protect our businesses and brands.

Claire and Lauren candidly share their non-traditional journeys and how they’ve navigated significant family obstacles to achieve remarkable results.

Claire and Lauren share their top tips for 24. 

🌟Please welcome Velocity Academy to We Are Wakefield

Velocity Academy is a post 16 apprenticeship training provider that was incorporated in 2014, specialising in technology and business. Our wide range of courses are available to upskill your existing workforce, or utilising our free recruitment service to bring apprentices into your company.

Our course offering can be seen below;

Marketing Apprenticeships:
– Level 3 Multi-Channel Marketer
– Level 3 Content Creator
– Level 4 Marketing Executive
– Level 6 Marketing Manager

IT & Software Apprenticeships:
– Level 3 Network Support Technician
– Level 3 IT Support Technician
– Level 3 Software Development Technician
– Level 4 Software Developer
– Level 4 Applications Support Lead
– Level 4 Network Engineer
– Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist

Data & Admin Apprenticeships:

– Level 3 Business Administrator
– Level 3 Data Technician
– Level 4 Data Analyst

Get in touch today to find out how your company can benefit!

🌟Please welcome The Arc Group to We Are Wakefield🌟

Founded by Rebecca and Anthony Chapman 15 years ago, the ARC Group comprises two thriving enterprises: ARC Workwear & PPE Ltd and Merch Stall.

ARC Workwear & PPE Ltd leads the charge in supplying top-quality workwear and personal protective equipment (PPE), boasting an in-house facility for printing and embroidery to meet diverse customisation needs. Complementing this, Merch Stall sets the bar for sustainable merchandise, offering eco-friendly products and in-house screen printing capabilities for projects of all sizes.

Situated in Sherburn in Elmet, The ARC Group is deeply rooted in the local community, actively contributing to its growth and vitality. Under the visionary leadership of Rebecca and Anthony, the group has earned a reputation for excellence, reliability, and social responsibility, becoming Selby and District’s Small Business of the Year, Selby & District’s Growth Business Finalist and one of Sherburn in Elmet Parish Council’s Shining Stars. Their commitment to delivering exceptional goods and services has made The ARC Group the go-to choice for businesses, bands, groups, and event organisers seeking quality and sustainability. With a dedication to innovation and customer satisfaction, The ARC Group continues to lead the way in its field, setting the standard for excellence in Sherburn in Elmet and beyond.


🌟Welcome Prosura to We Are Wakefield🌟

Prosura is a Wakefield based business and lifestyle insurance broker.

 More than just a supplier, Prosura is a trusted partner that simplifies the complexities of insurance.

 Prosura’s experienced team prides itself on combining the highest levels of customer service and expert advice with the ability to find the right, cost-effective policies to safeguard each client’s most valuable assets.

 The company was launched in 2023 by entrepreneur Jon Newall, a third-generation insurance broker who has worked within the industry for 25 years. Now a team of eight, award-winning Prosura operates nationwide and supports businesses of all sizes across various industries, including manufacturing, distribution, property, leisure, and hospitality.

 Tailoring its offering to meet both business and personal needs, Prosura provides value at every step of the customer journey, which includes its free ‘lawyer in a box’.  Available to all customers, the Prosura Digital Lawyer is an online service that uses smart technology and real lawyers to prepare essential legal documents, including employment contracts, tenancy agreements, wills and probate.  The Prosura Digital Lawyer saves clients’ money while delivering extra peace of mind.

 For information about Prosura and its approach to delivering exceptional service visit: or call 01924 562777.


🌟Please welcome Newport Land and Law🌟

When you’re covering such personal matters as buying or selling a home, sorting out wills and probate or dealing with trusts, you need to be confident that your solicitor has your best interests at heart. If they only care about the particulars, rather than the person, how can you be sure their advice is truly suitable for your circumstances?

At Newport Land & Law, we care deeply about you, your family, your needs and, essentially, your full understanding of the decisions you’re making. If we don’t think something serves you, we’ll advise against it. Because we know that long-term relationships aren’t built on making a quick profit.

Based in Wakefield but assisting clients across the England and Wales, our property solicitors, and our trust, LPA, wills and probate specialists, don’t mess around. Here’s what to expect if you work with us:

  • Straight-talking, no-nonsense advice.
  • Jargon-free delivery (as much as we can).
  • A human approach – no stuffiness here!
  • Well-placed humour where appropriate.

We never charge for a quick chat or a cup of tea, so if you have a property or private client matter you need help with, why not give us a call.

Ellen Wood

⭐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: | 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.