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25 Sep 23

AGM – 18th October 2023

The AGM takes place on 18th October 2023, 5.30pm - 7.30pm at The Clarke Foley Centre. As well as presenting the annual...
18 Sep 23

Ilkley BID Renewal Survey

Ilkley BID is seeking the views of businesses regarding the renewal of the town centre Business Improvement District. ...
1 Aug 23

Discover Ilkley Newsletter

To support BID businesses and promote the town, our Discover Ilkley e-newsletter is sent out to subscribers twice...
10 Mar 23

Ilkley Business Awards 2023

The Ilkley BID and The Ilkley Business Forum proudly joined forces as headline sponsors for the highly anticipated...
10 Mar 23

Dales Radio Advertising

  To help attract more visitors to Ilkley from further afield, Ilkley BID have arranged for adverts on the Dales...
20 Jan 23

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...
12 Jan 23

Town Crier Competition

Pictured: Isabel Ashman, Ilkley Town CrierThe first Ilkley Town Crier Competition will take place on Saturday 13th May...
PR for BID Businesses
6 Jan 23

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...

Ilkley BID Newsletters

In The Press

2023 Press Releases

27th December 2023
Ilkley businesses report positive impact of BID

30th November 2023
Experienced businessmen welcomed into the Ilkley BID fold

3rd October 2023 – Ilkley Gazette
Ilkley BID commences campaign for a second five year term

27th September 2023 – Ilkley Gazette
Second Ilkley BID Health and Wellness Event at The Winter Garden

11th September 20 – Ilkey Gazette

31st August 2023 – Ilkley Gazette
Two major health and wellness events in Ilkley this September

29th June 2023 – Ilkley Gazette
New artwork welcomes passengers to Ilkley Railway Station

23rd June  2023 – Ilkley Gazette
The Ilkley Gift Card celebrates it’s first anniversary.

7th June  2023 – Ilkley Gazette
Pride month celebrated in Ilkley

18th May 2023
Oyez! Oyez! Grassington’s town crier wins best dressed accolade

16th May 2023 – Ilkley Gazette
Ilkley’s National Town Crier Competition was worth shouting about.

5th May 2023 – Telegraph & Argus
Primary Schools to compete in Ilkley BID’s Town Crier Competition

4th May 2023 – Ilkley Gazette
Primary Schools to compete in Ilkley BID’s Town Crier Competition

5th April 2023 – Wharfedale Observer
Easter augmented reality trails to enjoy in Ilkley

17th March 2023 – Ilkley Gazette
First for Ilkley as National Town Crier Competition comes to town

9th March 2023 – Ilkley Gazette
Mums love local’ campaign urges support for Ilkley businesses

8th March 2023 – Rombalds Radio
Public views sought on three possible Ilkley fountain designs

7th March 2023 – Ilkley Gazette
All the winners of the Ilkley Business Awards 2023

6th February – Rombalds Radio
Ilkley ducks mean business

31st January 2023 – Telegraph & Argus
Coronation theme launched for Ilkley Carnival

31st January 2023 – Ilkley Gazette
Ilkley shows its support for local businesses

20th January 2023 – Rombalds Radio
A bumper Christmas for Ilkley Gift Card Sales

17th January 2023 – Ilkley Gazette
Ilkley Business Awards finalists announced

2022 Press Releases

Ilkley Gazette – 1st November 2022
Ilkley BID is encouraging consumers to treat a loved one to an Ilkley Gift Card this Christmas.

Ilkley Gazette – 27th October 2022
Town shares its plans for Christmas.

Ilkley Gazette – 26th October 2022
Discover ‘spooky’ Ilkley on a trail this weekend.

Ilkley Gazette – 17th October 2022
Categories announced for the Ilkley Business Awards 2023

Ilkley Gazette – 11th October 2022
Improving Ilkley delighted to announce fountain restoration project to begin.

Ilkley Gazette – 5th October 2022
All LS29 businesses invited to the Ilkley Business Awards 2023 launch event.

Ilkley Gazette – 30th September 2022
New dinner and show discount initiative from Ilkley BID.

Ilkley Gazette – 16th September 2022
Success for Ilkley BID’s first Health & Wellness Event.

Ilkley Gazette – 8th August 2022
Unearth dinosaur facts on new Ilkley trail

Ilkley Gazette – 20th July 2022
End of year presents for teachers boosts the success of the Ilkley Gift Card

Ilkley Gazette – 30th June 2022
Ilkley town centre gift card event winners.

Ilkley Gazette – 16th June 2022
Ilkley BID welcomes three new voluntary directors.

Ilkley Gazette – 14th June 2022
Ilkley businesses support Tree Trails.

Yorkshire Post-  6th May 2022
The Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide 2022: Ilkley launches gift card to provide a boost to 50 businesses.

Telegraph & Argus- 5th May 2022
Ilkley leads the way in the digital high street revolution with the launch of its new gift card.

Ilkley Gazette- 3rd May 2022
Massive crowds support record breaking Ilkley Carnival.

Ilkley Gazette-  8th April 2022
Ilkley is named as The Sunday Times Best Place To Live 2022.

Ilkley Gazette-  8th April 2022
ILKLEY Business Improvement District (BID) is urging the Government to stop plans to cut key rail services in the district.

Ilkley Gazette – 29th March 2022
Family event this Saturday for the Discover Ilkley app launch.

Telegraph & Argus-  22nd March 2022
An evening of celebration at the Ilkley Business Awards 2022.

Ilkley Gazette – 10th March 2022
Ilkley BID to launch gift card to boost local economy.

Ilkley Gazette – 22nd February 2022
Ilkley BID welcomes new Chairman and begins recruitment of a new team member.

Ilkley Gazette – 17th February 2022
Ilkley BID welcomes new Chairman and begins recruitment of a new team Lucky resident wins big in the Discover Ilkley prize draw.

Ilkley Gazette – 10th February 2022
Iconic Ilkley location among district’s most romantic to propose.

2020 Press Releases
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.

2019 Press Releases
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.

Ilkley Gazette – 8th Aug 2019
Ilkley’s parking scheme is slammed.

StrayFM – 12th Aug 2019
Parking scheme in Ilkley divides public.

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.

Wharfedale Observer – 8th May 2019
Recruitment drive by Ilkley BID.

Wharfedale Observer – 8th May 2019
Recruitment drive by Ilkley BID.

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.