Meeting – 9 July – The Box Tree

Make the most of the Tour de France – Ilkley is a Spectator Hub for this fantastic event and we will celebrate our town’s fantastic event – no speaker, just a good timefor all. Limited to a maximum of 45 – book on Eventbrite

Meeting 11 June 2014 – Andi Lonnen

          Andi Lonnen will be presenting: Get That Money In!   Fed up of being paid late by your customers?  Unfortunately, this is an all too common complaint which can ruin businesses, large or small.  Join this engaging and inter-active workshop to learn how to be in the best position possible […]

Meeting – 14 May 2014 – Lisa Richards

Come along and learn how to: “To improve is to change – how to be successful at change” Lisa Richards of Alto Coaching and HR will be our speaker. In this session Lisa will cover tips for how to be more successful when making changes in our businesses. For a full profile of Lisa see: […]

Meeting April 2014

Wednesday 9th April 5.45pm – 7.45 pm at The Wheatley Arms, Ben Rhydding, Ilkley Networking, refreshments, members’ pitches and Simple Sales Basics and Sales and Customer Service Skills that anyone can implement to give confidence and generate more business and loyalty. with Becky Leach Becky Leach is a Sales Consultant and Trainer at People Buy People. Becky […]

March Meeting

Wednesday 12th March 5.45pm – 7.45 pm at Ilkley Rugby Club, Denton Road, Ilkley Networking, refreshments, members’ pitches and  How is the Power of Habit Affecting your Business? with Rick Armstrong   Rick founded Mentor Group providing management consultancy services to companies and organisations such as: Saudi Aramco Oil Co; Gulf Air; Reebok Middle East; IHG; Emirates […]

February Meeting

 Wednesday 12th February 5.45pm – 7.45 pm at Ilkley Rugby Club, Denton Road, Ilkley Networking, refreshments, members’ pitches and  Email Marketing! Email marketing is another way to get more business for your business. This will cover : – Benefits of email over other forms of marketing (eg social media, direct mail, cold calling) – Uses of email […]

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 […]

Recruiting for the 10K Small Businesses Programme

Through its links with Leeds University Business School , Ilkley Business Forum members are invited to find out more about this free programme by attending one of the Open Events. At our June meeting Anne Salisbury shared with us the different sources of support that are  available to SMEs  in Yorkshire including the Goldman Sachs […]

Approach announced best graduate employer in Yorkshire!

Ilkley Business Forum members Approach PR have been announced Yorkshire’s Graduate Employer of the Year at a ceremony attended by small, medium and large employers in the region. Winning the “micro business” category at the beginning of the evening, the event was topped off with whoops of delight as Approach received a standing ovation when […]