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ILKLEY IS NAMED AS THE SUNDAY TIMES BEST PLACE TO LIVE 2022

ILKLEY IS NAMED AS THE SUNDAY TIMES BEST PLACE TO LIVE 2022

Ilkley has been named as the Best Place to Live by The Sunday Times, topping a list of 70 locations which represent the best of the UK. The annual prestigious Sunday Times Best Places to Live 2022 guide has been released online today with an edited version available...

Funded Photography Service

Funded Photography Service

llkley BID are funding BID businesses to get professional business photography done entirely for free by local Photographer, Heidi Marfitt. The service entitles you to two fully edited shots, with the option to purchase further shots at a special discount of £15 each...

Bradford Clean Air Zone – Are you ready?

Bradford Clean Air Zone – Are you ready?

To prepare for the launch of the Bradford Clean Air Zone on 26th September 2022, Bradford Council encourage anyone who feels they may be affected by the CAZ to check their vehicles on the government website. www.gov.uk/clean-air-zones This will let you know if your...

Eco-Friendly Initiatives – An Informal Discussion

Eco-Friendly Initiatives – An Informal Discussion

As part of our commitment to help BID businesses improve their green credentials, we are facilitating a meeting on 27th July at 5.30pm, for businesses to take part in an informal discussion on how Ilkley BID, Climate Action Ilkley & Plastic Free Ilkley can help...

New Town Centre Map

New Town Centre Map

Under Pillar 3 we are committed to developing maps/visitor guides and trails to enhance the visitor experience. In June 2022 Ilkley BID began to distribute the new town centre map to various locations including the Ilkley Tourist Information Centre. Thanks to local...

Digital Health Checks for BID Businesses

Digital Health Checks for BID Businesses

  Ilkley BID are offering digital health checks to BID Businesses. We understand that every business is different with different requirements and technical abilities so after an initial review, all participating business will receive at least one of the following...

Sign up for the Ilkley Gift Card

Sign up for the Ilkley Gift Card

  To sign up to accept the Ilkley Gift Card please complete the form here. If you experience any setup issues there is a FAQ Page here or you can get in touch with us at: info@ilkleybid.co.uk for help and guidance. WHY SHOULD I SIGN UP? The Ilkley Gift Card...

Business Networking Sessions

Business Networking Sessions

On Wednesday 27th April we hosted our first lunch time networking session in our newly refurbished meeting room at the Town Hall with the intention for BID businesses to improve connections and gain networking connections with other Ilkley business owners and...

BID Meeting Room Upgrade and Refurbishment

BID Meeting Room Upgrade and Refurbishment

The BID Meeting Room has now been completed in the Town Hall building and is available to businesses and local community groups free of charge on a ‘fair use’ basis. The space has been upgraded with digital facilities, re-decorated, and re-carpeted and includes, new...

Family Event for the Discover Ilkley app launch

Family Event for the Discover Ilkley app launch

A FAMILY event took place at All Saints Church, Ilkley on Saturday 2nd April 2022 to showcase the official launch of the Discover Ilkley app. The event was a great success after social media marketing and press releases to market the event.  The two hour fun...

Easter Bunny Hunt – Interactive Trail

Easter Bunny Hunt – Interactive Trail

As part of our commitment to market the town and encourage footfall, an Easter Bunny Hunt was arranged in the town centre during the Easter school holidays. The interactive trail was hosted on the LoyalFree app and visitors to the town had to follow the trail around...

Spring/Summer 2022 Quarterly Printed Newsletter

Spring/Summer 2022 Quarterly Printed Newsletter

The Ilkley BID quarterly newsletter has now been distributed to businesses.  If you have been missed please get in touch to arrange for a copy to be sent to you or you can download a digital copy here.  

Be Part of the Ilkley Gift Card Scheme

Be Part of the Ilkley Gift Card Scheme

It's now time for businesses to register their details to accept the new gift card. SIGN UP HERE Registration should be straightforward but if you have any issues, please let us know and we will sort it out: info@ilkleybid.co.uk. For any queries about the gift card...

The Sparkling Bradford Winter Campaign for Ilkley

The Sparkling Bradford Winter Campaign for Ilkley

Ilkley BID teamed up with Sparkling Bradford, Visit Bradford, Bradford BID and The Broadway Shopping Centre to promote events, activities in the Bradford district. Led by Lucky North, an external PR company, Ilkley BID, Bradford BID, The Broadway Shopping Centre and...

LoyalFree Festive Elf Trail 2021

LoyalFree Festive Elf Trail 2021

Back by popular demand the BID organised it's 3rd Festive Elf Trail with 20 elves strategically placed in shop windows around the town centre. The trail was hosted on the LoyalFree app and participants had to scan the QR code with each elf to acknowledge their visit....

Discover Ilkley Business Podcasts

Discover Ilkley Business Podcasts

Ilkley BID teamed up with local radio station Rombalds Radio to create a new series of 10 short podcasts to promote the town and its business community. Extracts of the podcasts were also played on the radio station to encourage people to the listen and the...

The Discover Ilkley App – Festive Augmented Reality Trail

The Discover Ilkley App – Festive Augmented Reality Trail

The Discover Ilkley app brings you a festive augmented reality trail around Ilkley town centre this Christmas.  Residents and visitors are invited to venture into town from 22nd November 2021 to enjoy the trail whilst visiting the shops in Ilkley. The Discover Ilkley...

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