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Wakefield is fast becoming the destination of choice for businesses to grow in the UK.

Ranging from start-ups in the creative, digital & tech sector, to large manufacturing and logistics companies, developers and businesses are choosing Wakefield district to put down their roots.

A key player in the Leeds City Region, Wakefield is described by many as being at the heart of the UK as well as the heart of Yorkshire. Wakefield benefits from unrivalled connectivity thanks to its position between three major motorway networks, the M1, A1 and M62, linking the country North to South and East to West.  In addition, the district also sits on the West-European Economic Corridor, linking businesses directly to the continent and beyond by air and sea as well as the East Coast Mainline connecting Wakefield to Leeds in 15 minutes and London in around 2 hours.

This accessibility by road, air and rail has seen Wakefield thrive, with household names such as Burberry, Haribo and Coca Cola making it their home, a flourishing business community has ensued which is a mix of small, medium and large enterprises all supported by the Wakefield First team.

Whilst Wakefield is proud of its heritage supporting businesses attracted by its central location, the district continues to focus on the prime sites available and ready for investment from all sectors. The area continues to broaden its horizons and the Local Plan 2036, due for adoption soon, offers strategic opportunities to suit anyone looking for a new site.