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Success of the 2022 Promotional Tots to Teens Campaign

Success of the 2022 Promotional Tots to Teens Campaign

From Tots To Teens is a tourism blog that creates exciting, engaging online content to capture the attention of busy Yorkshire parents. With over a million views each year and a social media following of 55k, Ilkley BID funded the publication of the "Top 10 things to...

Ilkley shows its support for local businesses

Ilkley shows its support for local businesses

Ilkley loves its independent businesses! In a recent national competition to find the UK’s favourite local business, Ilkley beat most other towns and cities across the UK in the number of nominations submitted. In total, there were 298 nominations for 24 businesses in...

Public WiFi

Public WiFi

Public Wi-Fi is now in place in 11 locations around the town centre as well as the Ilkley Lido, the Ben Rhydding shops area and the Ben Rhydding playing fields. The platform allows us to display marketing messages as people access the service, taking visitors straight...

A bumper Christmas for Ilkley Gift Card Sales

A bumper Christmas for Ilkley Gift Card Sales

Ilkley BID is delighted to report that December 2022 was a bumper month for Ilkley Gift Card sales, with a total of 233 purchased and a value of over £9,500. The Ilkley Gift Card, part of the Town & City Gift Card initiative across the UK and Ireland, was launched...

Ilkley Business Awards Finalists Announced for 2023

Ilkley Business Awards Finalists Announced for 2023

To celebrate the announcements of the 2023 Ilkley Business Awards finalists, we've had the pleasure of Rombalds Radio broadcasting their Breakfast Show from the Ilkley BID meeting room on Friday 13th January.  [difl_imagegallery image_size="large"...

Town Crier Competition

Town Crier Competition

Pictured: Isabel Ashman, Ilkley Town CrierThe first Ilkley Town Crier Competition will take place on Saturday 13th May 2023. Funded by Ilkley BID as part of Pillar 1 to create a promotional campaign that will benefit local businesses across the town, the competition...

PR for Ilkley BID Businesses

PR for Ilkley BID Businesses

Last year, Ilkley BID produced press pieces for some of our local businesses to help them promote a specific event they were running. The BID wrote the articles and following their business approval distributed them to our local press contacts as well as Ilkley Chat...

Online Christmas Advent Calendar

Online Christmas Advent Calendar

    This Christmas, Ilkley BID will be running an online advent calendar to highlight the vast range of gifts which could be sourced locally and to encourage people to shop, eat and drink in Ilkley this Christmas. The calendar will be featured on the...

Brook Street Fountain Restoration

Brook Street Fountain Restoration

​Ilkley BID has awarded £15k to the Improving Ilkley group to fund the Brook Street fountain restoration project. The fountain is an important feature in Ilkley and the funding will help with the first stage of the fountain development which is to replace the original...

Canva Training Workshop for BID Businesses

Canva Training Workshop for BID Businesses

As part of our Digital Support campaign, we will be running a Canva workshop in the BID meeting room on Wednesday 2nd November at 5.30pm.   Canva is a free-to-use online graphic design tool, a great resource for marketing and can be used to create social media posts,...

Advertising Opportunities for Ilkley Businesses

Advertising Opportunities for Ilkley Businesses

  Martinez Wine Tasting ExtravaganzaTuesday 1st November 20222pm-8pm Every year Martinez hosts a charity wine tasting event at the Kings Hall and Winter Garden which attracts over 250 people.  All profits from this event are donated to the Save The Children...

Urgent Warning from Over 150,000 BID Businesses

Urgent Warning from Over 150,000 BID Businesses

Ilkley BID has partnered a national campaign which has been launched today as a result of the struggle that businesses face as a result of the energy and general cost of living crisis. The newly formed #BusinessSOS campaign, founded by organisations representing over...

Summer/Autumn 2022 Printed Newsletter

Summer/Autumn 2022 Printed Newsletter

Our latest printed newsletter has now been published and and hand delivered by our Director and town centre postie Mark. Get in touch if you haven’t received one or would like more copies. You can also download/read it here: https://bit.ly/3B0Sj5o

Ilkley Health & Wellness Event – 10th  September 2022

Ilkley Health & Wellness Event – 10th September 2022

The BID have arranged for a wellness event to support the health, fitness and wellness businesses in the town. All relevant businesses were invited to take part in the campaign which included: Half page advertistment in the Ilkley Gazette supplement. Coverage in a...

Bradford Clean Air Zone – Are you ready?

Bradford Clean Air Zone – Are you ready?

To prepare for the launch of the Bradford Clean Air Zone on 26th September 2022, Bradford Council encourage anyone who feels they may be affected by the CAZ to check their vehicles on the government website. www.gov.uk/clean-air-zones This will let you know if your...

Eco-Friendly Initiatives – An Informal Discussion

Eco-Friendly Initiatives – An Informal Discussion

As part of our commitment to help BID businesses improve their green credentials, we are facilitating a meeting on 27th July at 5.30pm, for businesses to take part in an informal discussion on how Ilkley BID, Climate Action Ilkley & Plastic Free Ilkley can help...

New Town Centre Map

New Town Centre Map

Under Pillar 3 we are committed to developing maps/visitor guides and trails to enhance the visitor experience. In June 2022 Ilkley BID began to distribute the new town centre map to various locations including the Ilkley Tourist Information Centre. Thanks to local...

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