🌟RV2 Power Renew as Ambassadors of We Are Wakefield🌟

RV2 Power are the experts in the renewable energy sector.  They provide EV charging design and installation services across the industry with high emphasis on the rapid and ultra-rapid charging stations for clients including Tesla, Applegreen Electric, Equans and Zest. They also offer Solar PV design and installation and Backup Battery Storage together with core commercial electrical installation services. They offer full turn-key solutions across all electrical, solar PV and EV Charging sectors for both commercial and residential. Whatever your power requirements, RV2 can help.

Following on from their success at The Wakefield Business Awards, Tony Simmonds, Director of RV2 Power Ltd said, “RV2 are delighted to become Ambassadors for We Are Wakefield. Claire has created a group of local businesses who share our ethic for trying to keep services local and for doing great work for the people of Wakefield. The group is different from the traditional networking events that we have previously attended. This feels like a natural coming together of like-minded people from across all sectors, whether that be commercial, charitable, or cultural. Nothing is forced it just feels right, something we want to be a part of. We have no expectations of increasing our business, only that we build relationships within the district and hopefully help others along the way. We’re looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together. I hope we can contribute to assisting We Are Wakefield and the wider WAW community.”


🌟Please welcome Certus Construction Group, joining We Are Wakefield at Supporter Level🌟

Formed in 2017 Certus Construction Group is a family-owned, regional construction company. They cover Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottingham and Derbyshire. They have experience working with Local Authorities, Housing Associations, loss adjustors & insurance companies, main contractors and private developers in the domestic, residential, public and commercial sectors. They are CHAS accredited Principal Building Contractors and have in place an extensive materials supply chain and along with their directly employed trades workforce a network of approved specialist sub-contractors.


🌟Please welcome Wakefield Grammar School Foundation as Supporter members🌟

The Wakefield Grammar School Foundation numbers amongst the country’s leading families of independent day schools.  There are three schools within the Foundation: Wakefield Grammar Pre-Preparatory School, Wakefield Girls’ High School and Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (for boys) which educate over 1700 students,aged 3 to 18.  An education at each is different in many ways but united by a guiding ethos, The Wakefield Way.  The Wakefield Way is to provide an education in a supportive, engaging and inclusive environment that inspires individuals to develop their abilities, strengthen their character and fulfil their potential. The Foundation schools are recognised as the top performing schools in Wakefield by The Good Schools Guide and rank within the top 10 northern independent schools by The Times.  The schools operate on a campus which includes a mix of historic and modern buildings and extensive sports fields situated in Wakefield, ideally located to the M1 and train station.

🌟Elis have chosen Ambassador Membership at We Are Wakefield🌟

What do Elis do? Read here👇

With more than a century of expertise, Elis is an international multi-service provider, offering textile, hygiene and facility service solutions. Everyday, we simplify our client’s life thanks to customised solutions that free up time, simplify processes and save money. We have one objective: to help our clients focus on the core of their business so they may better welcome their customers, assure the safety and well-being of their employees and ensure the quality of their products.

Elis joined We Are Wakefield to establish a presence within the local community, building supportive and constructive business relationships.

Becoming a WAW Ambassador is a huge honour for Elis and we aim to use this role to further engage with local Wakefield businesses, adding positive value to the Wakefield community by driving collaboration and support to We Are Wakefield members.”

Jonathan Parkinson, General Manager

🌟Ambassador Level Membership for Quest Waste Management🌟

We Are Wakefield would like to introduce Alex Roebuck and Nick Rushworth of Quest Waste Management who have chosen to be one of our Ambassadors.

With a head office located in Ossett, Quest is a market leader providing nationwide coverage in the utilities sector with a focus on the UK circular economy, a drainage and waste specialist offering both planned and reactive support to domestic and commercial customers across a range of industries.

They have a proven approach to offering tailor made cost-effective solutions with a focus on exceptional customer service.

Quest maintains the highest standards in quality, environment and health and safety management in accordance with national accreditations, enabling them to demonstrate their exceptional operational output without compromising safety or impact on the environment.

With financial success improving year on year, plus growth in the team, fleet and locations, whichever way you look at it, Quest is a business on the move however, Wakefield remains at the heart of the business and home to their Head office. They pride themselves in their core values and always look to employ local operatives that are based around their sites and look to offer their support to the local community.

Collaboration, teamwork, communication, listening, and competitive dialogue are embedded in their business model and underpin performance, from their highly skilled operatives on the ground through their office and management teams.

“This Ambassador experience has not just given us many chances to boost our presence in Wakefield and beyond but has also allowed us to recognise the positive influence that partnering with our local business community can offer. As Quest continues to grow, collaboration with We Are Wakefield as an Ambassador has enabled us to strengthen our position in the community, develop better supply chains and benefit the Wakefield Area.”

We are excited to be able to continue to actively support the Wakefield Business District as we expand our customer base. Our relationships are built on confidence and fairness, delivered as a partnership.” Ivan Smyth, Quest’s Chief Executive.

🌟Purple Pebble People Upgrade to Supporter Membership🌟

We Are Wakefield are excited to announce that Ali Carruthers-Illingworth of  Purple Pebble People has become a SUPPORTER LEVEL member.  Read about Purple Pebble People and what they do below.

“Do thoughts of leading the people who work in your organisation keep you awake at night?  Are you exploring options to ensure you retain those great colleagues, and grow and develop others to join them? Are you yourself exploring your next steps or want to uncover what’s holding you back (hello! Inner Imposter).   Then consider grabbing a brew with the team at Purple Pebble People.

Established in 2011, Purple Pebble People offer People Development solutions which focus on Leadership, Culture and Coaching.”

Their vision is to work with individuals and organisations who desire to focus on how they are ‘BEING’ (not just what they are doing). So that, together with you, they can create a world of relationship focused, enlightened, and inspired people, who want to make a difference.

Get in touch at or take a look at their website


🌟Please welcome Andy of Surefire Eco Ltd to We Are Wakefield🌟

Meet Andy, Director/Owner of Surefire Eco Ltd who are specialists in intelligent low carbon renewable energy systems, being Air Source Heat Pumps, Underfloor heating, Solar PV and Batteries.

What sets Surefire Eco apart is their ability to offer a consultative approach to a full turnkey renewables offering for your next construction project, from inception, through design, implementation and commissioning – a full cradle to grave offering.

Surefire Eco can also provide project management services as a standalone product if you have a project which just needs managing by a very experienced, in house, project manager.

They are also traditional heating engineers and can, and do, provide you with a good old gas boiler on the wall in your home. They don’t lose sight of their roots!


Welcome to We Are Wakefield’s new members Velway

Robin Harris is the founder and Managing Director of Velway Limited. Robin established Velway Limited in January 2019 after leaving his role as National Head of Operations for a large Facilities Management company. Robin wanted to build a company that would represent his core values and working ethos.

Robin was joined by his friend and facilities management professional, Matthew Wilson CIWFM, and since it was started Velway Limited has shown year on year growth.

Velway Limited is a national property and facilities management company providing management of around 1,000 properties across all sectors throughout the UK.

These properties include a 300,000sqft city centre office development, a software campus, multi-tenanted office blocks, residential developments, retail parks, high street restaurants, pubs and bars, and care facilities.

Velway manage all reactive, planned and compliance works, whilst also providing soft services such as landscaping, cleaning and security.

In 2023 Velway Limited expanded it’s offering with the establishment of Velway Project and Maintenance, this has become Velway’s self-delivery arm of the business and is completing both project and reactive works across the country.

Based within Nostell Priory Business park, Velway’s office stretches across 2 double units which house their 24 / 7 Helpdesk, senior management team, facilities managers, project managers, administration and accounts, whilst also having it’s own designated meeting room. Other facilities managers and engineers are based throughout the UK.

Anyone interested in learning more about Velway, are always welcome to visit their office – their kettle is constantly on!

More information can be found at the company websites – and


Welcome our new member Palm Financial Services

Based at Calder Business Park, Durkar, Wakefield Palm Financial Services LTD are Award Winning Independent Financial Advisers that specialise in Mortgages, Commercial Finance, Protection, Investments and Pensions.

Palm Financial was founded by Yasir Al-Din and over the last 15 years has developed a reputation throughout the UK as having a wealth of over knowledge and expertise in the financial sector.

Within the last few Years Yasir and Palm Financial have won and become finalists in a number of awards including Yorkshire Financial Awards Mortgage Broker of the Year 2021, PFS Mortgage & Protection Advice Specialist 2022/23 and Mortgage Awards Finalist in Specialist Mortgage Broker 2024.

Initially specialising in residential mortgages and protection the business has naturally developed into Commercial Finance and been able to provide advice and services to protect clients both now and plan for their financial future and security.

The company now has a specialist Mortgage and Protection Adviser Sara, Yasir who specialises in Commercial, Higher Value Mortgages, Pensions and Investments.

Palm Financial is dedicated to ensuring their clients are in the best financial position and knowledge possible whilst insuring clients have the right financial foundations in place for their families future.

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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 

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