We can hardly believe it’s been nine years since we first launched TopicUK covering just the Wakefield area, expanding very quickly to cover the whole of the Yorkshire region.

How times have changed and now its time for a new journey as we take the TopicUK business digital. We want to do our bit for the environment and with more and more people requesting our digital services, certainly since the pandemic, this will allow us to get the news out there instantly, so we have decided to embrace this.

TopicUK magazine will look exactly the same and is available to read here on our website, and by the Autumn it will be fully interactive with changing imagery, links to partner websites, embedded video and offer our partners the option to change their content more regularly. In addition, with the support of YouBee Media we are extended social media and including all our partners promotion here on our website. Our new app is launching soon, offering even more for partners, and featuring up-to-date daily business news.

In our forthcoming edition, publishing tomorrow, we feature Wakefield First lead Mike Denby who is leaving Wakefield after nine years for pastures new in Leicestershire. You can read all about Mike’s journey in the new edition from car washing to working for one of the country’s leading councils.

Our sister publication Yorkshire Businesswoman is going from strength to strength and will remain in print. Our original plan of holding 6 networking events each year has multiplied to one each month with events at Dakota Hotel Leeds, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, John Lewis Partners and Grantley Hall. The membership is growing fast and if you would like to join us, check out the website: https://yorkshirebusinesswoman.co.uk/signup/