Part of our strategy is to form partnerships with businesses and other organisations who share our concern about what happens to Wakefield and we want to do this by inviting you to consider one of our corporate memberships. If you are sympathetic to our aims and would like to join us, the cost would be £75, £250 or £500 per year for Bronze, Silver or Gold membership respectively.
In addition to our other activities detailed elsewhere on this website, we organise special events for our corporate members from time to time. These events can be networking events with other corporate members, social events with the rest of the membership, or special team events for your colleagues such as guided walks and talks.
We are also keen to work with businesses and other organisations on practical issues where we hope to be able to share skills and knowledge and we would, in addition, like to invite you to consider sponsorship for our events and projects (such as the production of new publications about Wakefield or the Society and its work). Of course, we would acknowledge the help provided by any sponsors and would be happy to arrange for your logo to be displayed on any materials that you may choose to sponsor.
As a registered charity, the Society relies on the subscriptions it receives from its members for the majority of its income. By joining the Society as a corporate member you will be helping the Society to continue its good work in trying to ensure that Wakefield is an attractive place in which to live or work and that it is a city which appeals to visitors. We are members of Civic Voice, the national umbrella organisation for civic societies, and the Yorkshire and Humber Association of Civic Societies (YHACS).
This is the entry level for businesses and organisations. In addition to supporting our work, you will receive a copy of our newsletter every quarter and receive full details of our programme of events which will be open to your staff or members. By nominating someone from your organisation to attend as your representative, you will also be able to vote on the future direction of the Society at its Annual General Meeting in March and at Special Meetings that may be called from time to time. You will also be able to seek advice on any planning application or development work you may be considering in Wakefield from members of the Executive Committee before submitting your application to the Council.
All corporate members will be acknowledged in our publications and on our web site. There will also be an opportunity to place a free advertisement for your business or organisation in our annual report each year.
Membership as for Bronze but, in addition, we intend to establish a network of Silver and Gold members who will come together from time to time to share concerns about Wakefield and help to set the Society’s agenda for coming years (subject to support of the membership or Committee where appropriate).
As for Silver membership but, in addition, we intend to hold networking events and seminars to establish a consensus on what needs to happen in Wakefield to raise its profile, develop its image and promote its historic and architectural heritage. Gold Members and the Society Executive will then work towards delivering this agenda. There will also be opportunities for you to host events in conjunction with the Society.
We shall be pleased to receive feedback and suggestions on how these benefits can be further developed. We are also willing to talk to any organisation willing to offer business services in part payment of the corporate membership fee. Please contact us for details.
Download a corporate membership form here.
We are grateful to the following organisations for the suppor they provide to the Society - either through the payment of subscriptions or the provision of services in lieu.
|DLA Design Group of Companies||
55 St Paul's Street, Leeds, LS1 2TE
|The National Coal Mining Museum for England||
Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, WF4 4RH
|Penny Appeal||Cross Street Chambers, Cross Street, Wakefield, WF1 3BW|
|Statement||30 Cheapside, Wakefield, WF1 2TF|
|DSM Productions||Unit 4, Millennia Business Park, Thornes Road, Wakefield, WF2 8PW|
|Wakefield Grammar School Foundation
||Green House, 158 Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 3UF
|Green House, 158 Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 3UF|
|Beam||Studio 11, The Art House, Drury Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TE|
|Group Rhodes||Elm Street, Belle Vue, Wakefield, WF1 5EQ|
|Handelsbanken||Unit 10, Navigation Court, Calder Park, Wakefield, WF2 7BJ|
|Jordans Solicitors||Unity Works, Westgate, Wakefield, WF1 1EP|
|Kraft||12-14 Wood Street, Wakefield, WF1 2ED|
|MYCCI||County Hall, Bond Street, Wakefield, WF1 2QW|
|Mocca Moocho||10 Cross Square, Wakefield, WF1 1PQ|
|One to One Development Trust||The Art House, Drury Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TE|
|Qubana Tapas and Grill||1-3 Wood Street, Wakefield, WF1 2EL|
|Sirdar Spinning Ltd||Flanshaw Lane, Alverthorpe, Wakefield, WF2 9ND|
|Spawforths||Junction 41 Business Court, East Ardsley, Leeds, WF3 2AB|
|Theatre Royal Wakefield||Drury Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TE|
|Trinity Walk||Trinity Walk Shopping Centre, Wakefield, WF1 1QR|
|Wakefield College||Margaret Street, Wakefield, WF1 2DH|
|The Yorkshire Society||3 Albion Place, Leeds, LS1 6JL|
|Unity Bars and Clubs Ltd||10 Cliff Parade, Wakefield, WF1 2TA|