Discover Ilkley Business Podcasts

Business Support

Ilkley BID teamed up with local radio station Rombalds Radio to create a new series of 10 short podcasts to promote the town and its business community.

Extracts of the podcasts were also played on the radio station to encourage people to the listen and the participating businesses were also able to use the content to embed into their own website if they wished.

This was a great opportunity to shout about the great things your business does and highlight any offers or promotions in the run up to Christmas.

You can view these online here: and via smartphone podcast apps.  The podcasts are also published on the Discover Ilkley homepage.

Richard Grafton Interiors

Charlotte Grafton talks to Rombalds Radio about Richard Grafton Interiors, based in Crescent Court in Ilkley just off Leeds Road. They offer bespoke interior design as well as a range of furniture, accessories and gifts. They can also help you deck the halls of your home this Christmas with their festive dressing service!

Brooke Financial

Felicity Swale from Brooke Financial inside the Yorkshire Building Society in Ilkley’s Station Plaza talks to Rombalds Radio about their range of financial services and ethical approach to providing financial advice.

Craiglands Hotel & Spa

Matt Hole from The Craiglands Hotel & Spa talks to Rombalds Radio about the historic Victorian-era hotel’s major refurbishment plus provides details about the spa, brasserie and event spaces.

39 Cafe & Bakehouse

David and Hannah from 39 Cafe & Bakehouse on The Grove in Ilkley talk to Rombalds Radio about the great homemade food and atmosphere they offer – as well as their push for locally-sourced ingredients and sustainability ethos.


Adam Stott from Alpkit tells Rombalds Radio about the range out outdoor clothing and equipment on sale in their shop in the Station Plaza, Ilkley.

Banyan Bar & Kitchen

Alex Laws from Banyan Bar & Kitchen talks to Rombalds Radio about their broad appeal as a place to eat, drink and socialise in Ilkley.

The Art Shop

Tim Tennant from The Art Shop tells Rombalds Radio’s Stuart Clarkson about his business, founded more than 100 years ago by his grandfather and today stocking everything you could possibly need whether you’re a hobbyist or professional artist.

Milestone Eco Design

Simon Carter from Milestone Eco Design talks to Rombalds Radio about their range of kitchens made from eco-friendly and recycled materials.

Olicana Stationery and Print

Ruth Crook from Olicana Stationery and Print talks to Rombalds Radio’s Stuart Clarkson about her business – so much more than a local stationery store, with a friendly and helpful team.

The Ticket Office Bar

James Garside from The Ticket Office Bar talks to Rombalds Radio’s Stuart Clarkson about Ilkley’s first-class drinks carriage, located within Ilkley’s historic railway station

Pillar 1
Marketing the Town

Pillar 2
One Voice

Pillar 3
Clean & Attractive

Pillar 4
Business Support