Corporate Membership

Wakefield Civic Society

an organisation dedicated to making Wakefield a better place in which to live, work or relax.

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Corporate Membership

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.

Benefits of Membership

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).

Bronze Membership - £75 per annum

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.

Silver Membership - £250 per annum

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).

Gold Membership - £500 per annum

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.

Current Corporate Members

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.

Gold Members
DLA Design Group of Companies 55 St Paul's Street, Leeds, LS1 2TE
New! Dream Time CreativeC/O Floor 1, Custom House, The Springs, Wakefield, WF1 1QB
The National Coal Mining Museum for England Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, WF4 4RH
New! Rhubarb Design House The Art House, Drury Lane, Wakefield WF1 2TE
Silver Members
DSM Productions
Unit 4, Millennia Business Park, Thornes Road, Wakefield, WF2 8PW
Wakefield Grammar School Foundation
Green House, 158 Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 3UF
Bronze Members
New! Architecture 1B 3 Cluntergate, Wakefield, WF4 5AF
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
Spawforths Junction 41 Business Court, East Ardsley, Leeds, WF3 2AB
Tết Restaurant 3-9 Cross Square, Wakefield, WF1 1PQ
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