May 16, 2024
3 mins

Bluestone Named in Wakefield Top 100 Companies 2024/25

Key take away points:

  • Bluestone is delighted to have been recognised as one of Wakefield’s Top 100 Companies 2024 for business growth in the district.  

“While we support businesses all over the UK with commercial finance solutions, Bluestone’s head office has always been in Yorkshire and in Wakefield since 2005. We are proud to be part of Wakefield’s business community and it is wonderful for our continued growth and success to be acknowledged in this way.” Mark Hargreaves, Director at Bluestone

What is the Wakefield First Top 100?

The Wakefield Top 100 Companies initiative has been launched to celebrate and measure business growth across the region, raising awareness of the fantastic businesses operating in Wakefield, promoting the district as a place to do business with unrivalled investment and growth opportunities, and strengthen bonds between businesses in the community.  

The initiative is a joint project between Wakefield First as part of Wakefield Council, University of Huddersfield, and 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (3M BIC); it was officially launched on Wednesday 8th May 2024 at an event at Rutland Mills in Wakefield that was attended by businesses that made it to the list.  

How were the Wakefield Top 100 chosen?

The Wakefield Top 100 will be published annually every spring, compiled by Huddersfield Business School using a set of consistent metrics with data from published company accounts of locally registered firms drawn from the Bureau Van Dijk - FAME database.

These metrics include:  

  • Turnover
  • Profit
  • Employee numbers
  • Growth

What are the aims and objectives of the Wakefield Top 100 Companies initiative?

  • To strengthen bonds between the Wakefield business community.
  • To instil prestige for members of the Wakefield Top 100 Companies and offer the benefits of exclusive networking and relationships between members.
  • To better coordinate the efforts of the major anchor institutions in developing relationships with the Wakefield Top 100 Companies and ensuring they are well informed around the future of the Wakefield economy.
  • To broker stronger relationships between the Wakefield Top 100 Companies and founding partners to increase the take up of local talent; education and skills initiatives; innovation and business support; and other appropriate initiatives.
  • To encourage stronger engagement between smaller firms and larger organisations on the Wakefield Top 100 Companies list to encourage greater collaboration, sharing expertise and business opportunities.
"The Wakefield Top 100 initiative will help showcase and celebrate the districts rich and diverse business community who are leading the way. The launch event will create a lasting legacy which we hope will be celebrated for years to come and will put Wakefield on the map as the place for business, investment and growth." Councillor Michael Graham, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Growth

Bluestone is an independent, award-winning team of service-focused finance professionals dedicated to securing finance that will unlock your business' potential. This includes:

  • Asset finance
  • Cashflow loans
  • Tax loans
  • Invoice finance
  • Revolving credit facilities
  • Providing finance as a payment option for your customers.

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