Hope you are all well, and have enjoyed another week of sunshine!
We now all eagerly await the announcement on the 14th June which will confirm our next steps of stage 4 reopening, hopefully showing brighter days ahead for businesses and the returning to normal.
As you may be aware from my emails over the past few weeks, I will shortly be stepping down as Ilkley BID Manager. I'm happy to report that my replacement Geraldine will be starting as of the 14th June, Geraldine is joining us from Skipton BID and I'm sure will bring a wealth of knowledge from her time there.
We will be working together over the next month for the handover process to make the transition as smooth as possible for you. If you have any concerns or ideas that you would like to share with the BID please continue to pass this information through so we can assist you.
I want to thank you for the experiences while in the role and I thoroughly wish all the businesses every success as you navigate back from the difficulties of the past year.
Leeds TV Video Filming in Ilkley
Filming of the first episode of our LeedsTV series took place this weekend and will be broadcast on 11th - 13th June across the LeedsTV Sky channel and their social media. The episode focuses on the revival of Ilkley as we come out of Covid restrictions and welcome visitors back to the town. We spoke to a selection of businesses and the public to get their input, getting a great positive response.
We will be continuing with these videos throughout the year and we are hoping to film a total of 6 episodes with a focus on activity and attractions in Ilkley, promoting our town and its amazing businesses.
The 2nd episode will be filmed towards the end of June/beginning of July and will be centred Ilkley as an activity destination with plenty of things to do for visitors. We will be reaching out to several businesses for interviews.
Local TV Leeds - Freeview 7 - Sky 117 - Virgin Media 157
The weekly Business Spotlights in the Ilkley Gazette will be continuing throughout June and July. the response so far has been great from businesses involved.
For those businesses that enquired about taking part we will be contacting you for your article in due course.
Discover Ilkley As we prepare for the summer holidays and the influx of 'staycationers', its important to ensure your listing is shouting about your businesses. send through updates, offers and new images to make sure your listing is fresh.
We will be running regular articles of activity suggestions, trails, and promotions for the public. Anything you want to share about your business, please send through to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can make sure you get featured.
Please check the site for your listing and if you are not listed please get in touch so we can advertise your business. We would also like to know any future events or interesting news you may have.
Real Food Ilkley Market
BID members are able to have a free stall at the monthly Real Food Ilkley market that takes place on the first Sunday of every month. You are also able to use the Discover Ilkley gazebo if you don't have access to your own.
You don't have be a food business and taking a stall is a great way to showcase your business to the public. Please get in touch to arrange.
Here are some stunning photographs from The Fitting Room, The Grove Bookshop and Milestones Designs who have used the BID funded photography service.
The photos can be used for your website, social media or general marketing collateral. Don't miss out on this excellent benefit.
Please get in touch to arrange.
AGM - Date to be confirmed
Due to the recent changes in the BID office, this year's AGM will now take place early September.
The date is yet to be determined, but we will update you in due course with the confirmed dates and information.