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...
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...
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...
The Government is calling on every small business in the UK to take steps towards cutting their carbon emissions as part of the UK’s journey to net zero by 2050, in the run up to UN Climate Summit COP26 in Glasgow this November. The Government has launched the...
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...
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 ↓
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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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.