Current Projects & Campaigns

Priority projects for the next five years

The Ilkley BID Business Plan outlines three key objectives to benefit all sectors of the town. Businesses will enjoy improved networking opportunities, marketing tools, and a more attractive environment to attract customers and staff. Retailers will collaborate on promotions, draw in more visitors, and benefit from crime reduction initiatives. Leisure and hospitality businesses will see coordinated campaigns to showcase their offerings and attract visitors, along with efforts to boost the evening economy. Finally, the entire community will benefit from a stronger sense of local pride, a wider variety of activities, and increased employment prospects.

Discover all the projects, campaigns, and benefits available exclusively to Ilkley BID businesses!
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Objective 1: Marketing the town
Objective 2: Clean & Attractive
Objective 3: Supporting Businesses

Marketing the Town

Discover Ilkley Website

A business listing on the Discover Ilkley Website and free promotion of offers and events.

Social Media Promotion

Extensive social media campaigns on the Discover Ilkley platforms.

Be Our Guest

A monthly competition where one lucky winner gets £50 to try out a new shop or restaurant in Ilkley in return for a postive review for digital marketing.


Crafting press-worthy behind-the-scenes articles that shine a spotlight on your business.

Town Centre Maps

Town centre maps highlighting all BID businesses will soon be installed to help visitors explore the whole town centre area.

Yorkshire Day 2025

Connect with us to share your thoughts and suggestions. Let's celebrate together!

Clean & Attractive

Event Bunting

Decorative shop window bunting for local events such as Ilkley Pride and Ilkley Carnival.

Friends of Ilkley Rail Station

Ilkley BID is actively involved with the Friends of Ilkley Rail Station group, providing support and resources for their improvement initiatives.

Christmas Lights

Provide Christmas lights to areas of the town that are not funded by Ilkley Town Council.

Business Support

Business Cost Savings

Free support in finding significant savings on core business expenses.

Ilkley Gift Card

Supporting businesses by locking in local spend and encouraging the shop local ethos.

Professional Photography

Supporting businesses with our free (2 photographs) and subsidised professional photography service. 

Meeting Room

Free use of the Ilkley BID meeting room.  Seats up to 16 people and includes video conferencing and tea and coffee.

Gazebo Hire

Free use of the Discover Ilkley Gazebo at the Real Food Ilkley Market.

Ilkley Watch

Supporting businesses with the Shop Safe app to combat shoplifting and anti-social behaviour.

First Aid Training

Supporting businesses in achieving legal compliance with staff first-aid training.

Public Wifi

Public Wi-Fi is now available in 11 locations in the town center, the Ilkley Lido, the Ben Rhydding shops area, and the Ben Rhydding playing fields through the Ilkley BID platform. Visitors can access marketing messages that lead them directly to the Discover Ilkley website showcasing local businesses and retailers.

Business Networking

Attendance at business networking events to improve your business connections in the area.

Ilkley BID Latest Projects & Campaigns