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Ilkley Business Awards 2022

Ilkley Business Awards 2022

Ilkley BID are proud to be the headline sponsor of the 2022 Ilkley Business Awards that are taking place 18th March 2022. The Awards are run by a small voluntary committee and is funded by sponsorhips from local businesses.  Without the backing of the Ilkley Business...

Call for content for Sparkling Bradford Winter

Call for content for Sparkling Bradford Winter

Visit Bradford, The Broadway Bradford, Bradford Business Improvement District (BID), Ilkley Business Improvement District (BID) and Bradford Council are currently working on the new Sparkling Bradford Winter campaign. Following the success of the summer campaign, they...

A new digital website for Ilkley

A new digital website for Ilkley

Discover Ilkley is regenerating into a digital platform to promote business, events, tourism and loyalty within the town. The new website will launch at the end of October with a focus on discovering hidden gems and favourites for both Ilkley locals and visitors...

Tesco Ilkley

Tesco Ilkley

Tesco Ilkley is proud to be part of the local community and colleagues in store are always looking for ways to help improve the town and the local area. Tesco Community Grants allow customers to vote with blue tokens for local community groups and charities to receive...

Covid-19 Vaccines All You Need To Know

Covid-19 Vaccines All You Need To Know

Covid-19 vaccinations are now underway in the Bradford District.  The attached booklet has been created to answer questions and help the public understand the vaccination process. Download ↓

Roadmap out of lockdown

Roadmap out of lockdown

With stage 1 of the roadmap already in place with the return of children to schools on the 8th March, we now prepare for the remaining stages that will see our high street reopen. The reopening of the economy is guided by the continuing fast pace of Covid-19...

New BID Manager appointed

New BID Manager appointed

The Ilkley BID board of directors welcome the appointment of Felicity Gains as Ilkley BID Manager from the 1st February, taking over from predecessor Helen Rhodes, who has been leading the BID since its beginning in 2019. Felicity has lived and worked within the local...

Ilkley BID launches Voluntary Membership

Ilkley BID launches Voluntary Membership

  AN increased interest from local businesses has prompted Ilkley BID to offer a voluntary membership scheme to LS29 businesses who previously were not eligible due to their size or location. The BID was formed in June 2019 after more than a year of consultations...

Ilkley BID Calls on Amateur Photographers

Ilkley BID Calls on Amateur Photographers

Ilkley BID have a series of initiatives planned for their second year of operation to promote footfall in the town and one of these will be the launch of a brand new consumer-friendly website, Discover Ilkley and associated social media channels. As well as business...

Sparkling Bradford Summer Campaign

Sparkling Bradford Summer Campaign

Visit Bradford, Bradford BID, The Broadway Bradford, and Bradford Council, are currently working on the new Sparkling Bradford website & Summer campaign. This summer Sparkling Bradford will be changing from an events focus,  to launch a dedicated website to...

Funded Photography Service

Funded Photography Service

llkley BID are funding BID businesses to get professional business photography done entirely for free by a local Photographer. The service entitles you to two fully edited shots, with the option to purchase further shots at a special discount of £15 each. You will be...

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

With the onset of Coronavirus in the UK, we are in a constantly changing situation with unknown outcomes. Running a small business is rarely easy but for the majority, we are entering new and worrying territory. The amount of information is difficult to handle so we...

Real Food Market Brings Businesses to a New Audience

Real Food Market Brings Businesses to a New Audience

This February sees the return of the Real Food Ilkley Market and BID members are now able to book one of 3 pitches each month for the next 3 months, with funding from the BID. Previous businesses who have taken up the offer have included The Little Tea House, Prickly...

Free Customer Services Training

Free Customer Services Training

On Monday 11th and 18th November, we are hosting Shipley College who are coming to deliver two days of Customer Service Training. This incorporates City & Guilds level 2 in Customer Service and also World Host training, the highly regarded training which was...

Ilkley BID Ltd Appoints New Directors

Ilkley BID Ltd Appoints New Directors

The newly formed company, Ilkley BID Ltd, which will operate the Business Improvement District in Ilkley appointed a voluntary Board of Directors at its first general meeting on Thursday evening. The board members represent a wide range of Ilkley businesses and will...

Town Council Support

Town Council Support

WHY IS THE TOWN COUNCIL SUPPORTING THE BID? The town of Ilkley is growing and is about to grow considerably when more houses are inevitably approved between now and 2030. The population will increase and so will the opportunities for businesses. We have to keep that...

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