RCP21 has created opportunities for businesses across the Yorkshire and Humberside region and has an impressive track record of developing and improving trading conditions for many medium and large scale businesses.
Our Team has worked with companies including: Coca Cola, Haribo, Morrisons and The Ice Company - creating a combined total of more than 800 jobs and multi-million pound projects over the last two years.
Our support enables businesses to expand and take advantage of opportunities through our experience and expertise.
Featured Success Stories
RCP21 have collaborated with BCN UK (Business Collaboration Networks UK). BCN UK is an exciting new online inter-trading platform, which has been created primarily for use by businesses located on business parks and industrial estates and enables businesses to inter-trade and work together to share resources and expertise.
RCP21 have led the successful Langthwaite BID Renewal. On the 11th March 2016, the returning officer from Wakefield Council announced that the Langthwaite BID had been successfully renewed. Of the eligible votes counted, 90.91% voted in favour by number of levy payers and 98.68% voted in favour by rateable value.
RCP21 worked Craven Connects was a project commissioned by Craven District Council and delivered by RCP21. The project was funded through the New Homes Bonus: Building a Stronger Economy Fund with the aim of engaging businesses on Airedale Busienss Centre and Snaygill Industrial Estate..
RCP21 worked in partnership with Wakefield Council, South Kirkby and Moorthorpe Town Council and South Elmsall Town Council to deliver the Wakefield Business Suppport Programme to businesses in the Wakefield District.
- 'Remaking Competitive Places for 21st Century Businesses' (RCP21) was a two year (2009-11) project designed to stimulate a new era of growth on the region's business and industrial parks by transferring good practice, growing capacity and sharing know-how with local authorities and other stakeholders, to help them maximise the economic benefits and added value of their business and industrial parks.
- Junction 41 Industrial Park in Wakefield is home to over 45 Businesses including Coca Cola, Morrisons distribution, the Card Factory, Planet Platforms and the Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation. The companies on the park employ over 5,000 people.
- At the invitation of Sandra Walbran, Assistant Chief Executive of Hambleton and Richmondshire District Councils, RCP21 have been working in partnership with Richmondshire District Council and the businesses on Gallowfields Trading Estate. The objective was to understand the dynamics of the Estate, with the aim of improving business to business networking and local economic growth.
- Kirklees District Council work with RCP21 to successfully transfer the Business Collaboration Network (BCN) model to businesses located on Bretton Street Industrial Area and Shaw Cross Business Park in Dewsbury West Yorkshire.
- Businesses on the Century Road Industrial Estate in Hull have joined forces to help reduce crime on the estate with the introduction of an innovative ‘Video Vulture’ security system.
- The Langthwaite BID will operate for a period of 5 years, commencing on the 1st April 2011. The BID levy will generate over £800k of income in the five year period to deliver the improvements and services to the businesses on the park that were outlined in the BID Business Prospectus
- In 2005 Wakefield first led a consultation with occupiers of Langthwaite Grange Industrial Estate to engage them in a partnership approach to halt and turn around the estate's decline. The overall aim was "to create a vibrant setting for investment through effective and critical environmental and physical regeneration" which would tackle the problems related to crime and poor environmental quality identified by occupiers on the Estate.
- Managing the Industrial Territory in the Knowledge Era (MITKE) was a European Union supported project bringing together 11 partners from 10 European regions in 7 countries to identify and transfer best practice in the management and renewal of industrial parks. (The MITKE project was co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and made possible by the INTERREG IVC Programme with contributions from the partners.)
- The ‘Aid Oltenia’ project was a partnership between the South West Development Agency in Oltenia, Romania and first – Wakefield District Development Agency. RCP21 has continued to work with businesses and partners in Romania.