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Call for content for Sparkling Bradford Winter

Call for content for Sparkling Bradford Winter

Visit Bradford, The Broadway Bradford, Bradford Business Improvement District (BID), Ilkley Business Improvement District (BID) and Bradford Council are currently working on the new Sparkling Bradford Winter campaign. Following the success of the summer campaign, they...

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A new digital website for Ilkley

A new digital website for Ilkley

Discover Ilkley is regenerating into a digital platform to promote business, events, tourism and loyalty within the town. The new website will launch at the end of October with a focus on discovering hidden gems and favourites for both Ilkley locals and visitors...

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Tesco Ilkley

Tesco Ilkley

Tesco Ilkley is proud to be part of the local community and colleagues in store are always looking for ways to help improve the town and the local area. Tesco Community Grants allow customers to vote with blue tokens for local community groups and charities to receive...

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Ilkley BID Welcomes New Manager and Chairman

Ilkley BID Welcomes New Manager and Chairman

THE Ilkley BID board of directors has welcomed Geraldine Thompson as the BID manager, who takes over the role from Felicity Gains. Stuart Hyde QPM has also stepped down from the position of the chairman of Ilkley BID, passing the mantle to Lee Teal. Stuart remains on...

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Covid-19 Vaccines All You Need To Know

Covid-19 Vaccines All You Need To Know

Covid-19 vaccinations are now underway in the Bradford District.  The attached booklet has been created to answer questions and help the public understand the vaccination process. Download ↓

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Roadmap out of lockdown

Roadmap out of lockdown

With stage 1 of the roadmap already in place with the return of children to schools on the 8th March, we now prepare for the remaining stages that will see our high street reopen. The reopening of the economy is guided by the continuing fast pace of Covid-19...

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New BID Manager appointed

New BID Manager appointed

The Ilkley BID board of directors welcome the appointment of Felicity Gains as Ilkley BID Manager from the 1st February, taking over from predecessor Helen Rhodes, who has been leading the BID since its beginning in 2019. Felicity has lived and worked within the local...

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Ilkley BID launches Voluntary Membership

Ilkley BID launches Voluntary Membership

  AN increased interest from local businesses has prompted Ilkley BID to offer a voluntary membership scheme to LS29 businesses who previously were not eligible due to their size or location. The BID was formed in June 2019 after more than a year of consultations...

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Ilkley BID Calls on Amateur Photographers

Ilkley BID Calls on Amateur Photographers

Ilkley BID have a series of initiatives planned for their second year of operation to promote footfall in the town and one of these will be the launch of a brand new consumer-friendly website, Discover Ilkley and associated social media channels. As well as business...

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Sparkling Bradford Summer Campaign

Sparkling Bradford Summer Campaign

Visit Bradford, Bradford BID, The Broadway Bradford, and Bradford Council, are currently working on the new Sparkling Bradford website & Summer campaign. This summer Sparkling Bradford will be changing from an events focus,  to launch a dedicated website to...

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Funded Photography Service

Funded Photography Service

llkley BID are funding BID businesses to get professional business photography done entirely for free by a local Photographer. The service entitles you to two fully edited shots, with the option to purchase further shots at a special discount of £15 each. You will be...

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Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

With the onset of Coronavirus in the UK, we are in a constantly changing situation with unknown outcomes. Running a small business is rarely easy but for the majority, we are entering new and worrying territory. The amount of information is difficult to handle so we...

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The Real Food Market, Ilkley, Dates for 2020

The Real Food Market, Ilkley, Dates for 2020

Real Food Ilkley organises a monthly Fine Food & Local Produce Market to showcase the local suppliers in Ilkley. Normally held on the first Sunday of each month (February to December), at 10 - 3pm, the market celebrates the rich variety of locally produced food...

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Real Food Market Brings Businesses to a New Audience

Real Food Market Brings Businesses to a New Audience

This February sees the return of the Real Food Ilkley Market and BID members are now able to book one of 3 pitches each month for the next 3 months, with funding from the BID. Previous businesses who have taken up the offer have included The Little Tea House, Prickly...

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Free Customer Services Training

Free Customer Services Training

On Monday 11th and 18th November, we are hosting Shipley College who are coming to deliver two days of Customer Service Training. This incorporates City & Guilds level 2 in Customer Service and also World Host training, the highly regarded training which was...

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Ilkley BID Ltd Appoints New Directors

Ilkley BID Ltd Appoints New Directors

The newly formed company, Ilkley BID Ltd, which will operate the Business Improvement District in Ilkley appointed a voluntary Board of Directors at its first general meeting on Thursday evening. The board members represent a wide range of Ilkley businesses and will...

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Town Council Support

Town Council Support

WHY IS THE TOWN COUNCIL SUPPORTING THE BID? The town of Ilkley is growing and is about to grow considerably when more houses are inevitably approved between now and 2030. The population will increase and so will the opportunities for businesses. We have to keep that...

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Ilkley BID Newsletters

In The Press

Ilkley Gazette – Friday 9th July 2021

Ilkley BID welcomes new manager and chairman.

Yorkshire Post –  16th May 2021

Why Ilkley is expecting to become a staycation hotspot as lockdown restrictions limit foreign holidays.

Ilkley Gazette –  1st April 2021

Ilkley’s ‘best place to live’ accolade is well deserved.

Ilkley Gazette –  24th March 2021

Discover Ilkley launches interactive Easter Trail competition

Ilkley Gazette –  23rd February 2021

Hidden Ilkley businesses revealed in new BID initiative.

Ilkley Gazette –  9th February 2021

New website launched to showcase all Ilkley has to offer.

Wharfedale Observer –  2nd February 2021

New Ilkley BID manager appointed.

Ilkley Gazette –  24th November 2020

Discover Ilkley at Christmas with the help of festive elves!

Yorkshire Evening Post –  10th November 2020

High street is still there and needs support” – coming together to promote local businesses and create Christmas in Ilkley.

Ilkley Gazette –  10th November 2020

Shop local plea in second lockdown.

Ilkley Gazette – 20th October 2020

Interactive halloween trail launched in Ilkley.

Telegraph & Argus – 13th October 2020

Ilkley BID launches voluntary membership to benefit more LS29 businesses.

Telegraph & Argus – 12th October 2020

Creatives sought to light up Bradford this winter.

Telegraph & Argus – 28th September 2020

Ilkley BID receives funding from Town Council for the Discover Ilkley campaign.

Ilkley Gazette – 5th August 2020

App to help businesses and customers in Ilkley.

Telegraph & Argus – 22nd July 2020

Ilkley parking scheme amended by Bradford Council.

Ilkley Gazette – 14th July 2020

Real Food Ilkley enjoys a successful return to The Grove.

Ilkley Gazette – 25th June 2020

Why we must all support our local businesses as lockdown eases.

Telegraph & Argus – 3rd June 2020

Training boost for businesses as BIDs team up.

Ilkley Gazette – 21st May 2020

Winners of Ilkley’s Got Heart appeal prize draw announced.

Ilkley Gazette – 19th May 2020

Ilkley BID joins nationwide campaign to support retail, hospitality and leisure sector.

Ilkley Gazette – 12th May 2020

Business team working together to rebuild district’s economy.

Ilkley Gazette – 13th April 2020

Campaign urges people to become lifesavers at home.

Ilkley Gazette – 2nd April 2020

Ilkley BID Launches Ilkley To You Campaign.

Ilkley Gazette – 17th Feb 2020

Ilkley brand among group’s next targets.

Ilkley Gazette – 14th Jan 2020

Ilkley businesses invited to free green event.

Ilkley Gazette – 29th October 2019

Ilkley BID conducting formal parking survey.

Ilkley Gazette – 1st October 2019

Ilkley BID cleans up the town centre streets.

Ilkley Gazette – 27th Aug 2019

Headline sponsor announced for Ilkley Business Awards.

StrayFM – 12th Aug 2019

Parking scheme in Ilkley divides public.

Ilkley Gazette – 8th Aug 2019

Ilkley’s parking scheme is slammed.

Ilkley Gazette – 9th July 2019

Businesses invited to be part of 5-year vision.

Ilkley Gazette – 23rd May 2019

Helen is appointed as Ilkley BID manager.

Ilkley Gazette – 29th March 2019

Businesses say ‘yes’ to the establishment of an Ilkley Business Improvement District.

Ilkley Gazette – 30th Jan 2019

Launch of Ilkley BID to “future proof” town.

Ilkley Gazette – 8th Jan 2019

Multi-day parking introduced in Ilkley town centre.

Wharfedale Observer – 13th Aug 2018

Plan to spark new life into Ilkley’s economy gets £20,000 grant from Bradford Council.