First Term

Love Your High Street

Love Your High Street

Ilkley BID has partnered with Rombalds Radio to bring a new fantastic promotional opportunity for BID members called “Love Your High Street”. This exciting campaign connects you with Rombalds Radio's engaged audience of 35,000* listeners and the combined online...

Spring into Easter Trail

Spring into Easter Trail

The Spring into Ilkley trail campaign for the 2024 Easter period aimed to engage families visiting Ilkley through an exciting treasure hunt using Augmented Reality characters scattered around the town centre. By utilising the Discover Ilkley App, the key goals of this...

Coach Friendly Status

Coach Friendly Status

Ilkley BID has been working with Bradford Council and CPT to try to achieve ‘Coach Friendly Status’, for the town. Putting Ilkley on the map for coach trips and becoming a coach-friendly town will be a strategic move that benefits the local economy, promotes community...

Ilkley Business Awards 2024

Ilkley Business Awards 2024

The Ilkley Business Awards are a highlight of the year, recognising the incredible contributions of local businesses. This year, the Ilkley BID and The Ilkley Business Forum were proud to join forces as headline sponsors, demonstrating their commitment to supporting...

Ilkley BID helps town venues clamp down on crime

Ilkley BID helps town venues clamp down on crime

An anti-crime app scheme has been introduced by the Ilkley Business Improvement District (BID) to support the town’s retail and hospitality businesses. Ilkley Watch is a free, secure platform available as an app which allows retailers and hospitality venues to quickly...

Be Our Guest

Be Our Guest

Under our commitment to Marketing the Town and Supporting Businesses, the "BE OUR GUEST" campaign is inviting members of the public to review an Ilkley business. Each month, a winner will be picked at random and given £50 to spend in an Ilkley business in return for...

Discover Ilkley Lamppost Banners

Discover Ilkley Lamppost Banners

Lamp post banner flags were installed throughout The Grove and Brook Street throughout the summer months of 2021, 2022 & 2023. New flags were purchased in addition to the flags used in 2021 to promote the Ilkley Gift Card. Ilkley BID arranged for the flags to be...

2023 LoyalFree Halloween Trail

2023 LoyalFree Halloween Trail

The Halloween Spooktacular Triva Trail runs from 13th - 31st October to encourage families to the town centre during the October half term period. Visitors are invited to follow the trail around Ilkley town centre for a chance to win a £25 Ilkley Gift Card. Featuring...

2023 Summer Safari Interactive Trail

2023 Summer Safari Interactive Trail

Ilkley BID have arranged for the Summer Safari trail in collaboration with the LoyalFree app. Running from August 11th to August 28th, this remarkable initiative aims to entice visitors to explore the vibrant town centre. Visitors will embark on an interactive journey...

Bradford and Ilkley will host Yorkshire Day in 2025

Bradford and Ilkley will host Yorkshire Day in 2025

We are excited to announce that Bradford and Ilkley will be hosting Yorkshire Day 2025 thanks to our collaboration with Bradford Council. This incredible opportunity will shine a regional and national spotlight on Ilkley, and we extend our gratitude to our colleagues...

2023 Ilkley Pride Sponsorship

2023 Ilkley Pride Sponsorship

Ilkley BID were the headline sponsor for of the 2023 Pride festival organised by Ilkley Pride & Diversity on Saturday 1st July. The lead up to the event as well as they actual day attracted many visitors to the town and was a great opportunity to promote the...

Kings Coronation Family Trails

Kings Coronation Family Trails

In response to levy payers’ concerns about the possibility of the town centre being quiet on Coronation day, Ilkley BID arranged for Coronation themed family friendly activities throughout the town to encourage visitors to Ilkley.   Craft a Crown - Competition -...