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Funded Photography Service Year 1

Funded Photography Service Year 1

llkley BID arranged and funded professional photography for many BID businesses using a local photographer. The service offered two fully edited shots, with the option to purchase further shots at a special discount of £15 each or pay for an additional hour with the...

New Ilkley BID Manager appointed

New Ilkley BID Manager appointed

Ilkley BID Chair Ian White and new BID Manager Sarah Brookfield-AlmondThe Ilkley BID board has welcomed the appointment of Sarah Brookfield-Almond as its new BID Manager. She takes over from Helen Rhodes, who is stepping down to focus on the business she runs with her...

March 2024

FootfallMost popular postcodes people travelled fromTotal Footfall: 433,2016.66% higher than March 2023 which was 406,163 Total number of unique visitors from the LS29 area were 21,273 which is 67.6% of the local population. The majority of visitors to Ilkley in March...

Walkers are Welcome Accreditation for Ilkley

Walkers are Welcome Accreditation for Ilkley

Ilkley BID has been working with various parties to achieve a national ‘Walkers Are Welcome’ accreditation for the town. There are six key criteria elements required to achieve the accreditation. Demonstrate Popular Local Support: This involves showing broad community...

Friends of Ilkley Rail Station (FOIRS)

Friends of Ilkley Rail Station (FOIRS)

Ilkley BID have been supporting the Friends of Ilkley Rail Station (FOIRS) in their endeavours to improve the look of and facilities at Ilkley railway station. This involves a wide range of stakeholders including the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Network Rail,...

2024 Ilkley Carnival – Headline Sponsor

2024 Ilkley Carnival – Headline Sponsor

Ilkley BID’s chair Ian White (right) joins primary beneficiary AWARE volunteer Rachel Miller (centre) Ilkley Carnival chair Andrew Stacey (left) and AWARE members George McKerchar Ilkley BID Maintains Support for Vibrant 2024 Ilkley Carnival The Ilkley Business...

Love Your High Street

Love Your High Street

Ilkley BID has partnered with Rombalds Radio to bring a new fantastic promotional opportunity for BID members called “Love Your High Street”. This exciting campaign connects you with Rombalds Radio's engaged audience of 35,000* listeners and the combined online...

Spring into Easter Trail

Spring into Easter Trail

The Spring into Ilkley trail campaign for the 2024 Easter period aimed to engage families visiting Ilkley through an exciting treasure hunt using Augmented Reality characters scattered around the town centre. By utilising the Discover Ilkley App, the key goals of this...

Coach Friendly Status

Coach Friendly Status

Ilkley BID has been working with Bradford Council and CPT to try to achieve ‘Coach Friendly Status’, for the town. Putting Ilkley on the map for coach trips and becoming a coach-friendly town will be a strategic move that benefits the local economy, promotes community...

February 2024

FootfallMost popular postcodes people travelled fromTotal Footfall: 416,6172.56% higher than February 2023 which was 406,202 Total number of unique visitors from the LS29 area were 21,880 which is 69.6% of the local population. The majority of visitors to Ilkley in...

Ilkley BID wins second five year term

Ilkley BID wins second five year term

Ilkley town centre businesses have voted in favour of a second five year term for Ilkley Business Improvement District (BID). The second term will run until 2029.

Ilkley Gift Card joins national gifting platform

Ilkley Gift Card joins national gifting platform

The Ilkley Gift Card is one of the first local gift cards available to buy in the GiftRound store as part of a drive to encourage local shopping. Gifting local just got easier as the Ilkley Gift Card becomes a purchase option on group collecting platform GiftRound....

Ilkley Business Awards 2024

Ilkley Business Awards 2024

The Ilkley Business Awards are a highlight of the year, recognising the incredible contributions of local businesses. This year, the Ilkley BID and The Ilkley Business Forum were proud to join forces as headline sponsors, demonstrating their commitment to supporting...

Ilkley BID helps town venues clamp down on crime

Ilkley BID helps town venues clamp down on crime

An anti-crime app scheme has been introduced by the Ilkley Business Improvement District (BID) to support the town’s retail and hospitality businesses. Ilkley Watch is a free, secure platform available as an app which allows retailers and hospitality venues to quickly...

Business Plan Q&A Drop In Session

Business Plan Q&A Drop In Session

All BID businesses are invited to attend the Business Plan Q&A Drop in Session. For those that have any questions or require further information, please come along to the BID meeting room in the Town Hall. When: Wednesday 6th March 2024 Time:  Between 4pm -...

Ilkley Watch – Shop Safe App

Ilkley Watch – Shop Safe App

The Ilkley Business Improvement District (BID) has implemented the ShopSafe app to combat retail crime and anti-social behaviour in the town. This initiative, launched in response to a rise in such incidents, has proven to be a valuable tool for local businesses....

Info Sheet 3 – Final project plans being drawn up

Info Sheet 3 – Final project plans being drawn up

The second information sheet has now been published and will be hand delivered to businesses over the next 2 weeks. As part of the proposed renewal of the Ilkley BID,this information sheet outlines the main project themes being considered for the town centre for the...

Siddons & Co Financial Planning

Siddons & Co Financial Planning

We provide goals-based financial planning to help our clients plan for an enjoyable retirement. Too many people have no clear idea about how much money they will need to retire with so we help them work out their retirement goals, creating an action plan to understand...

2024 – 2029 Ilkley BID Business Plan Launch

2024 – 2029 Ilkley BID Business Plan Launch

All BID businesses are invited to the launch of the 2024 - 2029 Ilkley BID Business Plan. The new plan will detail the priorities that have been identified by the 116 businesses who have completed the renewal survey. When: Thursday 25th January 2024 from 5.30pm Where:...

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