Increased infection rates of Covid-19 have been identified in parts of Greater Manchester, East Lancashire, and West Yorkshire including Bradford district. The government and Bradford Council are acting together to control the spread of the virus. This guidance...
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...
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...
Following the announcement that Pubs, Restaurants, Bars and Hair Salons can open on the 4th July, the government are looking for businesses to provide a one-minute self-filmed video to use on government social media channels to show how you are planning to safely...
Ilkley BID teams up with Bradford & Keighley BIDs to launch free skills courses for lockdown-hit businesses
The Bradford District BIDS Group have teamed up with the Virtual College in Ilkley to offer Levy-paying members exclusive access to a wide range of free and subsidised online training for owners and staff. As business owners are now thinking about how to effectively...
These documents indicate the proposed flow for pedestrians around town. Tape and stencilling will be used to mark the floor together with signage. Waste bins will be moved where necessary to make more space and there will be something to aid crossing the road at the...
We are working with Approach PR and would like to demonstrate how the Ilkley businesses are continuing or getting back to trading by following the clear sector-specific guidance issued by the Government, and also to share best practice with other businesses that are...
Ilkley BID is backing Croydon BID, who are leading the #RaiseTheBar campaign, asking for Central Government to expand the rateable value threshold for all retail, hospitality and leisure businesses from £51,000 to any business with a rateable value up to and including...
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...
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 –...
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...
Cleaning of Ilkley town centre paved areas and pavements starts again on 22 March, for two weeks. The Street Cleaning team will be working from early evening to minimise disruption to commuters, shoppers and visitors. The industrial hot water jet washing removes dirt,...
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...
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...
The 2019 Christmas Campaign was a great success and we would like to thank everyone who took part. This was the Ilkley BID’s first Christmas campaign ‘It’s An Ilkley Christmas’ and we were very pleased with the response from both the public and local businesses and...
We were delighted to hear that our partnership with Meercat Associates has resulted in one Ilkley firm looking at savings of £9000 on their annual business costs (and this isn’t for a particularly large business!) Meercat Associates is specialist business cost...
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...
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...
In The Press
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.