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;...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Ilkley BID Newsletters
In The Press
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.