Pillar 4

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...

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...

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...

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 -...

2023 Discover Ilkley Map

2023 Discover Ilkley Map

Under Pillar 3 we are committed to developing maps/visitor guides and trails to enhance the visitor experience. In April 2023 Ilkley BID partnered with CPL Maps & Media LTD to create an updated map of the town centre. Visitors can pick the map up from the Ilkley...

Ilkley Business Awards 2023

Ilkley Business Awards 2023

The Ilkley BID and The Ilkley Business Forum proudly joined forces as headline sponsors for the highly anticipated 2023 Ilkley Business Awards on Friday, March 3rd. It was an extraordinary evening filled with celebration, honoring the remarkable achievements of the...

Dales Radio Advertising

Dales Radio Advertising

  To help attract more visitors to Ilkley from further afield, Ilkley BID have arranged for adverts on the Dales Radio station to showcase Ilkley as a great place to visit. The radio station is located in the Yorkshire Dales with a reach of up to 60k listeners...