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Milestone Design Limited

In April’s Spotlight we have Milestone Design Ltd. Providers of quality fitted kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms to both the domestic and commercial markets. The UK’s original creator of ‘Kitchens of Recycled Content’.

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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Street Cleaning is returning to Ilkley!

Street Cleaning is returning to Ilkley!

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,...

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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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It’s an Ilkley Christmas

It’s an Ilkley Christmas

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...

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Meercat saves local business £9000

Meercat saves local business £9000

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...

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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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In The Press

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.