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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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2021 Ilkley Food Festival – BID Member Discount

2021 Ilkley Food Festival – BID Member Discount

The Ilkley Food and Drink Festival has been announced for 2021 and will be taking place at East Holmes Field in Ilkley.  The event has been rearranged from last year's cancelled slot to June 12-13th 2021. To ensure that Ilkley businesses are represented, BID manager;...

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SME Brexit Support Fund

SME Brexit Support Fund

Applications are now open for the SME Brexit Support Fund which could give you up to £2,000 to help with training or professional advice. You can use the grant for training on: how to complete customs declarations. how to manage customs processes and use customs...

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Launch of Easter Trail

Launch of Easter Trail

ILKLEY BID have partnered with LoyalFree to create an interactive Easter egg hunt around Ilkley town centre which is taking place from Monday, March 29th until April 18th. More than 20 Ilkley businesses are taking part in the Easter Trail which invites families to...

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Top Tips for getting back to business on the 12th April

Top Tips for getting back to business on the 12th April

You will all be busy preparing for your business to reopen, so we have put together a guide of some Marketing tips to attract customers back to your doors. Signage Get your Signage and shop front looking inviting. Contact the BID for social distancing signs and...

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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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Hidden Ilkley Campaign

Hidden Ilkley Campaign

The HIDDEN Ilkley campaign has been launched on the Discover Ilkley website and aims to showcase non-retail businesses in Ilkley. Featuring firms based in and around the town centre, the initiative, organised by Ilkley BID looks at their links with Ilkley, as well as...

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Ilkley BID Launches new Discover Ilkley Website

Ilkley BID Launches new Discover Ilkley Website

Ilkley BID has launched new website; Discover Ilkley which has been locally created by a team of Ilkley businesses commissioned to develop and design the site.  The project has been a joint initiative with Ilkley Town Council who warmly support the Discover Ilkley...

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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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Bid Manager Job Vacancy

Bid Manager Job Vacancy

The BID are now recruiting for a new BID Manager. The salary is upto £40,000 p.a dependent on experience – up to full time with flexibility including some weekends and evenings.

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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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BID Managers Board Update 12th April 2020

BID Managers Board Update 12th April 2020

The BID Manager is in touch with the Board more by email due to the COVID19 Lockdown and we thought you might be interested in Helen's update, as follows... Hi all Two weeks has passed so I thought I’d send a further update. I have spoken to a couple of you and hope...

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BID Managers Board Update 29th March 2020

BID Managers Board Update 29th March 2020

The BID Manager is in touch with the Board more by email due to the COVID19 Lockdown and we thought you might be interested in Helen's update, as follows... Here’s a round up of the week from your BID team. Ilkley To You Jos has pulled together the website –...

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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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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.