Marketing Wakefield on BBC Radio Leeds

Friday 20th January 2017

David Owens talks to BC Radio Leeds journalist, Charles Engwell

You had to be up early to hear the latest from our Chair, David Owens on his never ending mission to place Wakefield centre stage.

He was up with the birds to head to Trinity Walk for a 7.30am interview with BBC Radio Leeds to talk all things BID into the Liz Green Breakfast Show.

It's one of the most popular radio programmes on local radio as commuters, parents and business people listen in for updates about what is happening in West Yorkshire.

Getting his point across he spoke of the determination of the business community in the city to market it beyond the district to attract new visitors in who would stay longer to shop, enjoy the bars and restaurants, theatres and arts and for some make their careers in the city.

David outlined the plans to make the city centre a hub of outdoors entertainment all year round with additional street culture beyond the popular Rhubarb Festival. And he spoke of the plans to clean up the city centre and make it easier for visitors to find their way around.

As Trinity celebrated its fifth anniversary and record footfall that was dispersed beyond the shopping centre itself Wakefield got its own chance to shine for the morning listeners to BBC Radio Leeds.

If you would like more information see out events page for when the steering group will be out and about giving you a chance to quiz them about the BID.