An exceptional place to do business

Kirklees sits at the centre of the Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield City Region triangle, giving us a strategic location at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse. This location, combined with a dynamic and forward-thinking approach to development and sustainable growth, means that there has never been a more exciting time to live, work and invest in Kirklees.

The current scale of growth and regeneration in Kirklees is astounding. Work is advancing to realise over £1bn private and public sector funded development transformations in road, rail, digital, housing, and commercial infrastructure within 5 to 10 years.

The Huddersfield Blueprint and Dewsbury Blueprint focus on the district’s key urban centres, with Our Cultural Heart transforming Huddersfield town centre into a vibrant cultural hub.

The upcoming Station to Stadium Enterprise Corridor builds on investment from the Transpennine Route Upgrade and University of Huddersfield’s National Health Innovation Campus, acting as a key investment creating a corridor for enterprise.

We’re excited for the future and look forward to working with you to bring your vision to life in Kirklees.

How we can help

Business Kirklees’ Inward Investment team will provide a single point of contact to help you establish and grow your business. Our wide-ranging specialist support includes:

  • Location search and selection, property solutions and relocation advice 
  • Site tours and presentations 
  • Research and intelligence to support business case development – including labour market and workforce skills 
  • Employee recruitment and retention guidance 
  • Skills and training advice to support a sustainable and talented workforce 
  • Signposting to finance, and advice on grants and incentives 
  • Marketing and PR support 
  • Access to world-class centres of excellence, cluster groups and business development networks 
  • Support to navigate council services such as planning, business rates and licencing

Commercial land and property search

We combine specialist local insight with access to CoStar – the world’s largest bank of commercial real estate
information – to provide you with an in-depth report on commercial land and premise availability, tailored to your bespoke needs.

Meet the Team

Whether you’re looking for start-up premises or considering a large-scale business relocation, our dedicated team is here to help. We’ll provide a single point of contact to help you establish and grow your business in Kirklees.

James Barker

Inward Investment Manager

A Chartered Town Planner with 15 years’ experience working in planning and regeneration, James has detailed knowledge of the local area, policies and land allocations. Now leading on inward investment activity, he works closely with agents and planning to support business and investors looking to expand and relocate. 

Jess Newbould

Inward Investment Project Officer

With a background in destination marketing, lead generation and micro/SME business support, Jess works closely with landowners, developers and agents to showcase Kirklees’ investment potential.  



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