Bondholder News

PRD Highway Consultants

By Leanne Gelsthorpe

PRD Highway Consultants

PRD Highway Consultants are a specialist Transport Planning and Design Consultancy based in the centre of Wakefield

Providing Highway advice to individuals, companies and developers, as well as an outsourced detailed design services for other built environment consultancies.

PRD Highways was formed in 2017 by Pete Rushton, following a previous successful directorship within a similar larger organisations – wanting to create a service that fosters closer relationship with both old and new clients to give simple, honest highway and transport advice.

With 18 years’ experience in the highway industry, Pete’s technical expertise in the field is broad and is well versed on relevant guidance, standards and requirements regarding highway design and engineering schemes, with a team of skilled and supporting technicians to deliver assured projects.

Providing transport solutions from optimising site layouts in order to provide suitable junction locations at the start of a scheme, to construction design and management end. We provide solid guidance at all stages of the highway planning and design process providing key and advice to a range of National Retailers, Private Developers, House Builders and Leisure providers

We have seen a rapid growth in client base over the past 18 months have a proven track record and reputation.

We work hard to maintain a ‘small company’ approach with our clients ensuring that personal relationships are of the

Wakefield Trinity Community Trust

By Leanne Gelsthorpe

Wakefield Trinity Community Trust

Wakefield Trinity Community Trust are a registered charity that utilise the power of sport to engage with people, especially, though not exclusively, those who are disadvantaged or deprived and divert them towards more healthy, fulfilling and positive lifestyles.
The pillars on which the Wakefield Trinity Community Trust is founded are across Sport, Health, Inclusion and Education. Through our phrase, “Changing Lives through Sport and Physical Activity,” we aim to make a difference in the lives we touch.
We replace low self-esteem, limited ambitions, anti-social behaviour and disadvantage with positive lifestyles, health and wellbeing, inclusivity and heightened experiences.
We know that Rugby League in Yorkshire and beyond is the sport which is closest to the communities we serve. We also recognise that we can influence people through our brand and role models to engage communities and individuals in making positive life choices.

Sharon Dominey

By Leanne Gelsthorpe

Sharon Dominey

Originally from Kent, I am now based in Yorkshire (via Australia for a couple of years – and in answer to your question, it’s a very long way from family and friends and I missed proper beer).

I used to be an accountant, specialising in Internal Audit and Risk Management for the world of banking and finance.

So I suppose the main question that people ask me is:

“Sharon, why would you give up the heady whirl of a career in banking & finance to become a voice over?”

Certainly not for financial gain, that’s for sure!

A few years ago I rediscovered my love of singing and so joined a choir. Coupled with delivering a lot of presentations at work, this made me conscious of my voice and how to take care of it. Over time I developed a fascination for the voice, and I have received coaching by some of the top people in the country to help me gain a greater understanding of it.

This has all helped me to appreciate the muscles that are involved, the importance of posture and warming up, even how what you eat and drink affects the voice.

During this time I became aware of voice over work, and was asked to do my first project, an explainer piece promoting the NHS on-line prescriptions service. From there I fell in love with the world of voiceover, said goodbye to the banking world, and promptly signed up with Gravy for the Brain, the world’s largest online voiceover education provider. They have helped me with my career change and have provided me with plenty of training and support as a voice over.

So why choose me as opposed to the other wonderful voice overs out there? 

PAL Entertainments

By Leanne Gelsthorpe

PAL Entertainment

PAL Entertainments is an International Entertainment Agency serving the whole of the UK, parts of Europe and America. Since 2014.

we’ve worked with a number of extremely successful entertainers and have helped rising stars with their entry into the industry.

Whether you’re just starting out or are looking for your next great gig, let us take your career to the next level.

Rushbond Plc

By Leanne Gelsthorpe

Rushbond Plc

Since our inception in 1986 we’ve become part of the fabric of Yorkshire, building a reputation for quality and innovation, which has set us apart from our peers.
We enjoy what we do, we’re serious about doing things in the right way and we understand the role we play in people’s lives. We are not simply another property developer. We’re distinctive and truly value the people we work alongside.
We continue to identify and invest in new places which can meet all our needs in terms of returns, distinction and a sustainable future.

Our Vision

We are creative, imaginative and inspired by the communities we work within. Our vision is to create and invest in distinctive buildings and places, with personality and atmosphere – an approach you’ll see throughout our portfolio. It’s the reason we’re a little particular in the buildings and projects we choose, only selecting the ones that have the character and credentials we’re looking for.

Our Values

We like to do things properly. We look well beyond each development into the wider community, assessing the environmental, social and economic impact of any proposal to ensure we understand the context we work within.
This considered approach gives us the best chance of success but does not mean we are slow to react. Our strong financial situation means we can commit quickly and take advantage of investment and development opportunities early.

Sagars Accountants Ltd

By Leanne Gelsthorpe

Sagars Accountant Ltd

Welcome to Sagars
We’re more of a trusted adviser, long-term relationship, help you achieve your goals type of firm than a see you once a year to discuss old numbers outfit.
We absolutely know the importance of getting the numbers right and we’re great with them – it’s one of the reasons our 100-strong team are national award-winners and a super-safe pair of hands when it comes to tax, accounting, bookkeeping, payroll and audit. But where we can really make a big difference is in getting your numbers to work harder for you – interpreting your information, helping you understand it and supporting you to use it as the basis for making sound business choices and achieving your goals.
We’re one of the largest independent accountancy firms in Yorkshire, winners of six prestigious national awards and proud that over 90% of our clients are referred to us by existing clients and professional contacts.
At Sagars we know that the needs of the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker will be different to those of the lawyer, the professional sports star and the farmer. We recognise that each of our clients is unique and work with them to provide really useful, bespoke advice and support. Our clients include private individuals, a substantial number of trusts and businesses ranging from start-ups to large, international companies and everything in between. Based in Leeds city centre, we look after clients from across Yorkshire, the North and beyond.
We’re passionate about our independence, preferring to take our own decisions and to respond quickly to client needs. We also recognise that size and reach have their benefits and, as an independent member of Accelerate (an association of firms in the UK and worldwide), we have access to the latest technical training and ‘local’ advice should your ambitions take you beyond these shores.
If forward-thinking, strategic business advice would work for you – let’s talk.
Accelerate is a community of relationship-focused, technology-driven, value-based accounting firms. Accelerate is a Business Associate of Crowe Global, meaning we can access accounting firms in more than 130 countries throughout the world.

Well Women Centre

By Leanne Gelsthorpe

Well Women Centre

The Well Women Centre offers women-only services delivered either from our main centre at Trinity Church Gate or within one of our designated outreach venues within the district.
Providing a holistic, non-medical approach to women’s health and well-being, we offer a range of services including
A range of counselling therapies
Self-development and wellbeing groups and courses

The Well Women Centre would not be able to offer services without the support from our dedicated team of volunteers and Board of Trustees working alongside the staff team.

Our centre is funded through a range of contracts, grants and trading including Wakefields Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Wakefield Metropolitan District Council (WMDC) and Big Lottery Funding.

Support services for women with multiple and complex needs
A range of complementary therapies, low cost and full cost options available
Support for young women

Community Foundation Wakefield District

By Leanne Gelsthorpe

Community Foundation Wakefield District

We hope you share our passion for supporting people and causes in need of our help! There are so many good causes and fantastic work being in our District by the voluntary sector, it can be hard to know where best to lend your support.
Local community groups and charities can tackle very difficult issues and have a huge impact on local communities. We work with local groups to understand their needs, helping them to deliver lasting change and have the greatest impact.
We make local donating simple, as we provide you with peace of mind by carrying out all the necessary checks before making any awards.
We work with the groups we fund to measure and report on the impact of each grant.
Our expert knowledge and years of experience, means that we can provide you with all the information you need, to ensure you are making a LOCAL difference.

We are local… We have been around since 2008 and are part of a UK and International network of 2,500 Community Foundations. You can support the local community in which you live and work, and can visit the projects you support to see for yourself the positive impact that they are having.

We carry the financial and legal responsibility… All our funds and foundations sit under the Community Foundation’s Registered Charity Number. We take care of all the annual accounting, compliance reporting and tax claims, so you don’t have to, allowing you to focus on the enjoyment of giving.

You receive the credit… We offer a variety of ways to give to suit your desired level of involvement and a broad range of community organisations to support. You receive, if you so wish, the benefit of any publicity created.

We’re expert and professional… We provide a highly personalised and professional tailored giving offer to philanthropists, families, companies, trusts and statutory bodies. Whether you want to give now or in the future, we can customise a giving plan that meets your objectives and provides opportunities for learning to ensure your giving is effective.

We’re transparent… We are reputable stewards of community resources, committed to being accountable, accessible and responsible backed by the Charity Commission and UK Community Foundations.

We use and share our knowledge… We research local community priorities throughout each year, always consulting with local people. With this information and our learning from the work we support, we can guide you on how to have the greatest impact with the resources available to you, aligning your giving aims with the community’s priorities

Above all…
We aim to have a collective positive impact… We provide a highly personalised and professional tailored giving offer to philanthropists, families, companies, trusts and statutory bodies. Whether you want to give now or in the future, we can customise a giving plan that meets your objectives and provides opportunities for learning to ensure your giving is effective.

Bagnall Hopkins

By Leanne Gelsthorpe

Bagnall Hopkins

We’re passionate about what we do. Our business was born in 2007 from a genuine desire to place the right person in the right job; this belief is key to our whole ethos.
We care – we want to place quality candidates that stay with a business, so we care about understanding what matters to the clients and candidates we work with
Consistency matters – our two directors founded Bagnall Hopkins with service at our core and all our team live that value. Our long-serving consultants, with more than 7 years average service, help us create that consistency
Service as individual as you are – finding the right person for the right position (or vice versa) is what means 80% of our clients use our services more than once and 87% of candidates recommend us to their friends

Oakworth Financial Planning Ltd

By Leanne Gelsthorpe

Oakworth Financial Planning

WE’RE FINANCIAL ADVISERS, BASED IN PONTEFRACT
We provide retirement planning, life cover and investment advice for people in the local area. Our philosophy is to help people to feel confident about their finances, to be clear about how much money they have, and what they can do with it.
We take time to get to know you and find out what you’d like your future to look like. Then we look at how we can make that happen for you and your family.

We’ll talk you through all the options, explain things clearly, and give you time to go away and think about things before making a decision.

Integrity
We believe in doing the right thing, and treating people with fairness, honesty and respect, just as we would want them to treat us.

Accountability
We’re always true to our word and do what we say we will, keeping clients informed through clear and proactive communication.

Reliable
Financial matters can sometimes seem intimidating; we make sure we’re always down to earth, open and approachable.

Client-centric
Our business is built on long-lasting relationships and guided by the belief that we put clients first in everything we do.