Wakefield Businesses Coming Together To Boost The City With Bleisure

Local Businesses Are Coming Together to Open Opportunities and Bring a Boost to Wakefield Restaurants, Leisure and Entertainment

When local businesswoman Ali Gordon was filling up restaurants around the UK and Europe, she came home to discover that Wakefield city centre restaurants, bars and cafes were much quieter than they used to be. There was a need to apply her skills closer to home.

“We are aiming to bring a boost to dining, entertainment, leisure and hospitality in Wakefield City Centre, build up footfall and extra spend by people at those venues,” said Ali Gordon, Managing Director of Bleisure Rewards. The idea is set to expand city to city.

Bleisure Rewards hosted its first Entertaining Networking Meet-up at Marmalade on The Square last week to bring local business owners together. Local venues attend the event including The Hepworth Cafe and Wakefield Theatre Royal as well as other local businesses. A range of local cafes, bars and restaurants are participating in the Bleisure Local programme on the Bleisure Rewards app as a way to drive additional revenue and footfall into Wakefield.  

“We need to do something to attract people back into Wakefield City Centre. We need to work together” said Rache Sage, Owner of local cafe Marmalade on The Square.

Bleisure Rewards in Wakefield City Centre

Alongside working with local venues, Ali is also connecting the Wakefield Business Community to open new business opportunities in Wakefield. Entertaining Networking will return again on 10th July at Deli Central on the Bull Ring to showcase our talented local chefs, services offered, share industry experience and showcase some more local entertainment.  

The entertainers in this video are LT Entertainment Balloon Modelling and Ross Burton Circus Artist. Booking via the Bleisure Rewards platform means that rewards can be earned when making a booking.