Job Opportunities at Secret Drawer

Secret Drawer have 2 exciting opportunities to join one of Yorkshire’s leading manufacturers of bespoke furniture and interiors, The Secret Drawer. One vacancy is based in Ilkley, one in Skipton. Interiors Showroom Manager – Ilkley Do you have an eye for design and passion for colour and want to join our close knit and vibrant team? […]

Chairman’s Review of 2017

2017 has been another busy year for The Ilkley Business Forum and for Ilkley in general. We have seen some great new businesses opening in the town but also lost some too. We are lucky not to suffer from too many empty units in the town centre (though I know the high rents do hinder […]

Meeting Wednesday 10th January

A great meeting on Wednesday, but unfortunately we were unable to show the following video from the Ilkley Art Trail on the night, so we’re making it available to our members here:

Burley-in-Wharfedale Christmas Market and Lights Switch-On

Burley-in-Wharfedale Christmas Market and Lights Switch-On

Saturday 2 December 2017, 1.30pm to 5pm Main Street and Grange Park, Burley Christmas gifts – choirs – food and drink – children's rides – ukelele band – magician – Santa – craft fair – Christmas lights switch-on NOWHERE will you find more festive cheer than in Burley-in- Wharfedale on the afternoon of its Christmas Market […]

The view from the Cow and Calf

How to make the most of our meetings: Give a presentation about your business Learn from our main speakers Network and relax for a couple of hours It was a good turnout last Wednesday with over 25 in the audience. These were mostly existing members but there were some new faces too. We had six […]

Opportunity to sponsor Ilkley Business Awards

Opportunity to sponsor Ilkley Business Awards

Ilkley Business Forum is organising the Second Ilkley Business Awards in February 2017 and they’re keen to hear from sponsors. The awards will be held on Friday 24th February 2017 at the Kings Hall & Winter Gardens, Ilkley. Sponsorship opportunities available A headline sponsor at the cost of £1500 will give you: Your company name […]

Football fever

Football fever

I am sure that during the coming weeks you will see an England supporter George Cross wall chart appearing in windows throughout the region. If you look more closely you will see that Bright Wealth Management – through our Workplace Pensions division, Bright WPP – are main sponsors of this major production, with over 20,000 […]

Don’t let holiday workforce give you the summertime blues!

Local business owners who take on temporary workers over the next few months are being warned not to let paperwork oversights give them the summertime blues. Local small businesses will be taking on temporary staff throughout this summer and with seasonal pressure on employers’ summer holiday rotas and work schedules, it could be tempting to […]

Tales from Behind the Counter

Tales from Behind the Counter

A new community project has been developed by local photographer Alan Carmichael of Capricorn Photography, ‘Tales from behind the counter’ is a project developed to support the local independent shops and businesses of Ilkley. “This great project has been designed to engage the local residential community of Ilkley and give something back, what better way […]

A fitting end to 2012

Our last meeting of the year ended with a feast. David Lishman and Jonathan Batchelor provided a sumptuous array of meats and pies and fish and seafood. This was followed by some tasty cupcakes, mincepies and cakes from Pat at Moorish Cakes and Bettys. All washed down with some fine wine from Martinez. Our food providers told […]

Nov. meeting given High Impact event badge

In November, the Forum took part in the Global Entrepreneurship Week and our event was  recognised as High Impact one. For that we have been awarded a badge! A huge thank you to all those who attended, to Jonathan Batchelor and Liz Scott who shared their business challenges and successes and to Steve Philip for giving practical […]

Celebrating GEW week

Article in the Gazette on 8 th November about the Forum getting ready for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012    

Chair shares her vision

This was suppose to read, ‘when I took over the Forum in July there were over 70 members. I am now pleased to say that we now have 87 members and the number is growing each month’   Help us to spread the word about the Forum and to reach a membership target of over 100 by July […]

Welcome to Yorkshire invites you to Denton Hall

Welcome to Yorkshire member event at Denton Hall     Tuesday 6th November, 2012 5:30 – 8pm    Denton Hall,  NG Bailey, Ilkley,  LS29 0HH      Join us for an exclusive behind the scenes look at one of Ilkley’s most historical buildings, Denton Hall.This beautiful venue is set in 2500 acres of countryside and provides the perfect setting for […]

Another successful October meeting

On Thursday 11th October Ilkley Business Forum expert speaker was Nick Bramley who shared tips and strategies on how successful businesses can harness every customer experience into sales, capturing  feedback, working on continuous improvement and connecting the experience at every level of engagement. It was an informative and well received presentation. The event was attended […]

StrayFM invites you to

StrayFM is now broadcasting in Ikley and invites you to a Win more business presentation on 17th of October at Ilkley Rugby Club     RSVP by Tuesday 9th October to Karen on 01423 522972

Welcome to Yorkshire invites you to

Y Business Hub Wednesday 10th October, 2012 from 11am – 4pm Wetherby Racecourse, The Racecourse, York Road, Wetherby, LS22 5EJ Welcome to Yorkshire presents ‘Y Business Hub’, a brand new event to put our members in touch with suppliers who support and understand the tourism industry in Yorkshire. Come along and seek business advice from […]