Top 100 companies in Wakefield to be announced

Monday, March 11, 2024

The Top 100 companies in the district are set to be revealed in May.

The Wakefield Top 100 is a joint project between Wakefield First as part of Wakefield Council, University of Huddersfield, and the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (3M BIC). The venture will help shine a light on the fantastic businesses of Wakefield. Promoting the district as a place to do business. 

“We want to put Wakefield on the map as the place for business, investment and growth. And we already have so many local businesses in our district, doing amazing things. This is a way to recognise and celebrate their achievements. The Wakefield Top 100 event will showcase our business community both regionally and nationally.

“It will also support a key ambition that underpins our new Wakefield District Economic Wellbeing Strategy 2024-2029, to springboard our key industries of the future. This will result in quality growth sectors, better jobs, and sustainable businesses.”

Cllr Michael Graham

Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Regeneration

Cllr Michael Graham

Professor Tim Thornton, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Huddersfield, said: “The Wakefield Top 100 will reinforce our efforts to put local companies in the spotlight and strengthen bonds within the business community. It follows on from the success of the Kirklees Top 100 launched four years ago.

“The aim of the initiative is to encourage growth and collaboration, drive investment into the region, create jobs and opportunities, as well as inspire and retain local talent.”

The Wakefield Top 100 list is decided using a combination of turnover, profit, employee numbers and growth. This is gathered from published company accounts of locally registered firms from the Bureau Van Dijk – FAME database.

The invitation-only event will take place on 8 May where the official Top 100 businesses in Wakefield will be announced. The event will be hosted by partner organisations at Tileyard North, a state-of-the-art creative industries hub, based at Rutland Mills, Wakefield. 

The Council has recently launched the new Wakefield District Economic Wellbeing Strategy 2024-2029. The strategy focuses on improving the wellbeing of our people and communities across the district whilst nurturing a just economy by building on what works well. 
There are three key ambitions within the strategy which are underpinned by nine defined and impactful missions. These will deliver a culture of economic wellbeing for the Wakefield district. Read the full strategy at

For more information visit or follow @WakefieldTop100 on X (formerly Twitter) and Wakefield Top 100 on LinkedIn.

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