Welcome Sagars Accountants

They’re here to support your goals

At Sagars they know that the goals of the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker will be different to those of the lawyer, the farmer and the professional sports star so our advice and support is bespoke to each individual.

In addition, they know the importance of getting the numbers right and are great with them. Their 100-strong team are national award-winners and a super-safe pair of hands when it comes to taxaccountingbook-keepingpayroll and audit.

Sagars are members of Accelerate – a community of relationship-focused, technology-driven, value-based accounting firms.

Accelerate is a Business Associate of Crowe Global, meaning they can access accounting firms in more than 130 countries throughout the world.

Sagars Accountants Ltd is registered to carry out audit work in the UK and regulated for a range of investment business activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Check out their website here!

What’s included in a Membership with The Alternative Board?

Discover the power of a group of like-minded business owners coming together to advise one another on their most pressing business challenges.

An inspired solution that has proven results – advisory boards run every month in a safe, confidential environment and mean you don’t have to go it alone.

One-to-one business coaching

Keep focused, accountable and on track to achieve your business and personal goals.

To complement the advisory boards, members get a monthly one-to-one session with their TAB facilitator and coach.

Business Builder’s Blueprint

Have access to exclusive strategic business planning process: The Business Builder’s Blueprint.

This toolkit is designed so you can focus on getting your business working for you.

TAB Connect

Share best practice with and seek help from like-minded individuals across the globe.

TAB operates in over 20 countries around the world, and through exclusive online platform, business owners can collaborate with one another to solve their business challenges.

Make sure to have a look at The Alternative Board website here!

Are you struggling to fill staff vacancies?

Recruitment industry professionals have highlighted these three tips, as being ways to overcome some of the familiar challenges faced when recruiting.

They highlight how “We Are Wakefield’s” new member Postify Ltd has a solution to help you in these challenging times:

  • Increase the visibility of your job vacancy adverts

It is good to advertise on major job boards, but can you be sure that your ideal candidates are signed up to the same job board that you are using?

Postify will post your vacancies to 100+ job boards. Including: Reed, Total Jobs, C.V Library, Indeed, Adzuna, Glassdoor, Monster, Indeed Sponsored, Jooble, JobCentre, Zip Recruiter, Euro Jobs, Trovit and Careers4A.

They can also integrate your Facebook and Twitter accounts into your “free” Automated Tracking System.

  • Invest in an ATS

An ATS can streamline your hiring process by making it possible for your hiring team to collaborate and keep all candidate data in one place. This saves valuable time and keeps your email channels free for other business usage.

Postify’s “free” ATS has built-in templates, which help you post job adverts and send emails to candidates fast, without writing the text from scratch every time.

  • Build a talent pool

Talent pipelines are groups of candidates who have already applied for your positions. They may not have been successful first time around, but you have highlighted them as having the right skills and capabilities for future roles. This can help you reduce time to hire and save you money on your future recruiting costs. You can build a talent pipeline by using Postify’s “free” ATS

It allows you to rank and store your candidates and will be stronger if the candidates know that you will be considering them in the future and if you are staying in touch with them.

Check out Postify’s website here!

Normanton Golf Club & Hatfeild Hall

Hatfeild Hall is the ideal venue for your event. It is the perfect place to host weddings, conferences, ceremonies and celebrations of all types. An attractive 18th century historic building, located in a beautiful setting and approached from a long, sweeping, tree lined driveway.

The hall has different rooms of varying sizes, so can accommodate parties and groups of all sizes. With excellent on site catering facilities, they can offer either standard menus or food tailored to your specific needs.

All events are organised and managed by one of the team’s experienced hospitality coordinators who will also be with you on the day.

Hatfeild Hall is within easy reach of Wakefield and the surrounding towns, and is also easily accessible from all the major road networks nearby (M1, A1, M62). A large car park is available for your guests.

Golf in Yorkshire rarely gets better. Set within 145 acres of glorious Yorkshire countryside, with streams and lakes to add a little spice, each hole presents its own challenge to both high and low handicappers. A practice ground, clubhouse, and a superb golf shop make it the perfect place to enjoy golf in Yorkshire.

Designed by Patrick Dawson, the architect of some of the holes on the famous Augusta National course in America, it offers a true test of golfing ability and with the ninth hole returning to the clubhouse it makes NGC appealing to societies and visiting parties wanting to play 27 holes.

The Hatfeild Hall of today has been tastefully restored, incorporating many of the original designs. This magnificent one million pound clubhouse, with conferencing facility and ability to comfortably cater for over 100 guests, has retained much of its Gothic charm, whilst ensuring the needs of the twenty first century are more than adequately met.

Reduce your carbon footprint with Tunley Engineering

At Tunley Engineering everything they do is focused on making your business more efficient and easier to manage.

They also provide you with cost-effective ways to reduce and offset your carbon footprint. Their high-quality Carbon Assessments and Carbon Training courses are all designed to help create a real sustainable difference throughout your whole business.

Tunley are engineering and carbon consultants who work with companies worldwide to help them achieve a tangible competitive advantage that doesn’t cost the earth.

The Tunley team are made up of carbon consultants, engineering consultants who can also share their expertise through their training courses.

Although founded back in 2017, the team are able to draw upon over 50 years of experience, with their mission being to help businesses around the globe who ‘Design what they Sell’ and improve the performance of their Engineering Design Departments.

Make sure to check out Tunley’s website here!

WordSmiths Unlimited – Bringing you glory through story

Wordsmiths Unlimited is a team of enthusiastic logophiles (that’s word-lovers to you and me).

They write almost anything, from blogs to websites, promotional literature to newsletters. As experienced writers and communicators – many from a PR and corporate communications background – they put the audience first. They then identify the story you need to tell to get your message across.

Wordsmiths Unlimited will bring you your glory – whether that’s a crisply communicated message to staff or a point so well made in a blog that potential customers pick up the phone – through stories.

Feel free to explore the site to find out more about what they do or give their chief wordsmith Louise a call on 07921 543898 for an informal chat.

Head directly to their website here!

Why choose Totum Finance?

Totum Finance is an independent specialist consultancy firm which provide commercial and business finance support to SME clients throughout the whole of the UK.

Totum Finance was set up in 2015 in the aftermath of the financial crisis to provide clarity and transparency. Risk management is at the heart of every decision and advice given to clients. With their knowledge and experience, Totum stand out from the rest by providing well-funded and executed finance strategies. They offer straightforward honest advice, given freely and without obligation.

The high-quality team of experts have years of experience in finding the best property loans and funding options for various projects. From their head office in Northampton, they help clients across the UK who have various property development needs.

Why choose Totum Finance?

They are genuinely independent. Whatever your commercial funding requirement, they offer you a free, impartial and completely confidential initial consultation and we will quickly assess the funding options available to you.

So why not have a look at what they offer and how they can help from their website here!

Do you need a reliable solicitors?

At Jordans, a solicitors in Wakefield, they have been providing legal services to residents of the Yorkshire city and its surrounding areas since 1996. Experts in both personal and business law, the Wakefield solicitors can assist with a wide range of legal issues.

The Wakefield solicitors’ office is located in the city centre, opposite the theatre and just a five-minute walk from Wakefield Westgate train station, a perfect, central location and easily accessible for all.

All of the solicitors based at Jordans in Wakefield have extensive experience and knowledge in a wide range of legal areas, with individuals specialising in select fields.

The solicitors offer the following services:

Personal Legal Services

• Personal Injury & Accident Claims
• Child Care Proceedings
• Employment Issues
• Claims and Disputes
• Medical Negligence Solicitors
• Professional Negligence Solicitors
• Residential Property Conveyancing

• Family Law Solicitors
• Disputes about Wills, Probate and Inheritance
• Will and Probate Solicitors

Business Law Services

• Commercial Disputes and Debt Recovery
• Commercial Property
• Company and Commercial
• Employment for Business
• Commercial property

If there’s some you ned help with but can’t see above, have a look at their website here.

We Are Wakefield & Bluebird Care raise over £100 for The Prince of Wales Hospice

Following the great response to the Afternoon Tea to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee earlier this week, We Are Wakefield and Bluebird Care Wakefield & Kirklees managed to raise more than £100 for The Prince of Wales Hospice.

These kind of events, where we collaborate with our members, really are what we are about. Working together with each other, to help raise money for a great charity in Wakefield is something that we pride ourselves on, and having raised so much money for those who need it most, makes the hard work worth it.

During the day, We Are Wakefield members and other local businesses were invited down to the Bluebird HQ to get to know one another, take part in a raffle & of course, celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee with an Afternoon Tea.

All proceeds of the raffle have been donated to the Hospice, so they can continue to provide vital work needed to care for their patients.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone who came and joined in the celebrations with us… you made the day what it was!


Celebrating our 100th member, Hodroyd Hall!

Today marks a huge day for We Are Wakefield, we officially have our 100th member! This is a great milestone for our hard-working team & our members alike…

Since January our not-for-profit has grown from strength to strength, and it is now marked by the welcoming of our 100th member, but this is so much more than that too. We are a community, we are a family, we are a collection of like-minded businesses, we are a support system… We Are Wakefield.

Our First Friday events are now populated with more than 100 attendees at every event, each hosted throughout different locations across Wakefield and the Five Towns with specially-selected key speakers who inspire & innovate each event.

Behind the scenes, we are currently working with multiple businesses to bring an awards ceremony unlike any other. These are being curated to celebrate and recognise all of the key people and businesses that make Wakefield the cultural and exciting hub it is.

To celebrate our 100th member, we are officially announcing our latest business support offer, our Masterclass Sessions which will be held at our 100th member’s premises Hodroyd Hall.

Starting in September, this catalogue of classes will be hosted by business professionals, where they will teach and pass on their knowledge and skills set so you can upscale your business and build your brand. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled on the Events page of our website & our social media for full details of our Masterclass Sessions.