Investor Support


Wakefield Council has a dedicated Inward Investment team who proactively encourage and assist investment into the District as well as promoting Wakefield as one of the most business friendly locations in the UK.

The team can support you and your business by providing:

  • A dedicated Key Account Manager
  • Targeted property searches and site visits
  • Support with access to relevant funding schemes
  • Coordinate meetings and connections with key partners
  • Support to navigate Council services including planning, business rates and licensing teams
  • Identify business development and growth opportunities

Our Inward Investment team is dedicated to providing your business with tailored support, helping you to make your move to Wakefield part of your growth story. Our team maintain strong links with external partners such as the Department of International Trade, Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

Internationally renowned businesses and leaders in their sectors, including manufacturing, professional services and creative, digital and tech have chosen to locate in Wakefield, and while it is proud of its heritage in supporting fantastic businesses that are attracted by the central location at the beating heart of the UK, it’s focus is on the exciting opportunities offered by the prime sites available and readiness of the District for investment from all sectors.