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Step Inside... Unique Wakefield

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Step Inside... Unique Wakefield

8th August 2013

‘Unique Wakefield’ was launched in October 2012 and is a collaboration between independently owned small businesses in Wakefield to promote the City’s unique and friendly places to eat, drink, shop and relax. It is aimed at encouraging people to ‘Step Inside’ smaller local businesses which typically offer a more intimate and friendly atmosphere.

Unique Wakefield Guide 2

Issue 2 of the printed guide is now available from Wakefield Visitor Centre in the Bullring, from all 26 participating businesses, The Ridings Information Desk and major attractions such as the Hepworth Gallery.

To help people discover local places Unique Wakefield have created:

  • A handy guide to 26 original places located in the City Centre including a street map showing where they are located, opening times and details about social media pages where people can keep in touch with the latest news on offers, events and activities
  • Unique will be blogging about good things happening around Wakefield and will feature guest blogs too
  • A mobile-phone friendly website
  • Unique Wakefield Facebook and Twitter pages

Tweeter for Unique Wakefield Sarah White comments ‘

We are really excited about the new guide as it features even more fantastic small businesses and a lot of extra thought has gone into the design to make it a really enjoyable and handy little booklet. We have already been receiving great feedback on how people are using the guide to discover places’

Working together locally

The new guide features the creative talents of Statement (graphic & web design and marketing), professional photography by John Gardner and wonderful illustrations by local artist John Welding.

‘We are committed to only using local creative talent for the Unique Wakefield guide and are delighted with the results - it has been a very rewarding experience for everyone involved along the way.We wantedthe guide to reflect our shared values ~ the independent spirit, a passion for personal customer service, unique spaces and community places and we think the new issue really puts this message across!’

Local business? Get involved!

Mocha Moocho Staff

‘We would love to encourage more unique local places to take part and ask them to please get in touch on our social media pages or email hello@uniquewakefield.co.uk’


A few facts


5000 copies of Issue 1 of the guide have been given out.

Over 50 City Centre businesses keep in touch with City Centre Partnership news by joining up to the In Touch newsletter.

There over 1000 local people, businesses and community groups now following the Unique Wakefield Twitter Page and another 200 on the Facebook Page. 

‘Thanks for your support!’