Approach PR are media sponsors for Ilkley’s Race for Life

Approach PR are media sponsors for Ilkley’s Race for Life

As part of its 16th year in business, Team Approach is taking its corporate social responsibility even further as media sponsors for this year’s Ilkley Race for Life. The fun, fundraising event taking place on East Holmes Field in Ilkley on Sunday 11th June, invites mums, daughters, sisters, friends and colleagues to run, walk or […]

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 […]

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 […]


MANY PEOPLE ASK WHAT MEMBERS CAN GET OUT OF MEMBERSHIP Executive Summary You get a wide range of educational sessions in a variety of venues; you get the chance to network with other businesses; you get an organisation which has some clout in the town to give you backing; you get fantastic events like Thrive […]

VAT, Tax and Accountancy Q+A with Julia Forrester of Tax Assist Accountants

Ilkley-based small business specialist, Julia Forrester of TaxAssist Accountants, gives advice on recent changes on tax & accountancy matters: Employment Allowance – single director companies Question My brother and I run a company together- we’re the only directors and shareholders. We don’t have any other staff members. We our company still be eligible for the […]

Should there be a market in Ilkley?

At the May AGM meeting of the Ilkley Business Forum, Paula Connor presented the case for a farmers market to be started in Ilkley. She’d like to know your thoughts about this – read more here.

Ilkley Shopping Trail Brochure Goes Live

  shoptrailbrochurefinal As Acting Chairman of IBF I am proud to announce that the Brochure for the Ilkley Shopping Trail is already being distributed around the participating shops in Ilkley. Have a good look and marvel at the variety of shops you can visit. Get signatures from 10 different shop keepers over the weekend and […]

Join the 2012 Summer Showcase Sensation Now

The Ilkley Summer Showcase – Saturday, 16 June 2012 Food * Shopping * Drink * Services * Charities * Activities * The Simple Pleasures of LS29 Make a Weekend of it! Ilkley Business Forum is actively working towards this year’s Summer Showcase and already have many firm promises and signed cheques from exhibitors. Places are limited. First […]

Ilkley Shopping Trail Dates Announced

Dates set for Ilkley Shopping Trail 11-13th May Ilkley Shopping Trail is the latest plan of a number of local retailers, aiming to promote the benefits to everyone in and around Ilkley of using the quality, local shopping opportunities of the town centre. Ilkley Shopping Trail will celebrate our local, independent retailers, by offering special […]

Local MP brings Senior Politician to Ilkley

Kris Hopkins is bringing Desmond Swayne, MP to visit Ilkley and Keighley on Friday, 2 March 2012.  He is the Parliamentary Private Secretary to David Cameron with whom he has daily contact.  It has been said that: “A Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) is a thankless job. Despite having risen to the rank of MP, those […]