Business Support services

​​​​There is a wide range of support available to businesses of all types. If you have a business enquiry please get in touch using the 'Contact Us' details, or visit Wakefield First. You can also follow Wakefield First on Twitter.

Available support includes:

Wakefield Council through Wakefield first offer a range of FREE support and assistance for new-start, small and medium sized enterprises


Wakefield Apprenticeship Hub gives employers access to apprenticeship programmes and support from local training providers, making it even easier to develop and expand your workforce.

Inward Investment

If you are looking to relocate your business, Wakefield District can offer you the perfect working environment for any type of industry.

Property Search

We can help you find new premises in Wakefield District – from office space to industrial sites.


There is a range of funding options available to businesses and we can tell you about them, advise which is best for your business and help you apply for them.

Please visit Wakefield First: Funding

Business Planning and Expansion

Whether you are a new-start or established business, there is support available to help you get started or grow your business.


If you want to start trading abroad, there is a range of support and assistance available to help you throughout the process.

Starting a Business

If you are looking to start up in business or become self-employed, our Business Advisors can help you get your idea off the ground.

Business Support Officers are available to offer free food and/or health and safety advice including visits to your business and coaching sessions. Please contact us at:

Guide to Starting a food business

Business Events

A comprehensive calendar of events is available to businesses – from networking events to seminars and conferences.

Business News

You can keep up-to-date with the latest business news from around Wakefield District by visiting Wakefield First: News.

More help is available on the government's website at GOV.UK - Business and self-employed.

Contact us

Business Support and Investment

Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street

01924 306630