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Shortlist announced for 2019 Ilkley Business Awards

The wait is over! The shortlist for the Ilkley Business Awards 2019 has been announced. Huge thanks go to the independent professional judges who deliberated and came up with the final list. The winners will be announced at a glittering celebratory dinner at the Kings Hall and Winter Garden on Friday 15th March 2019.

Congratulations to those who have been shortlisted in each of the categories. These are: 

Apprentice of the Year

Jessica Bourke

Jimmy Arnott

Business Personality

Alexandra Girling (Lexa Hair)

Julia Forrester (TaxAssist)

Sarah Siddons (Sarah Siddons Financial Planning)

Customer Service

La Stazzione

Lishmans of Ilkley

The Aisle Bridal Boutique

Employee of the Year

Charlotte Allum (Clip and Climb)

Michelle Thompson (Dan's Den)

Simone Robinson (LCF Law)


Ison Harrison

Subrosa Ltd

The Wheatley Arms

Food and Drink Business

Fuggle & Golding Tap House

La Casita 

The Little Tea House

Health and Beauty Business

Lexa Hair

LFW Podiatry

SPACE Fitness & Wellbeing

Independent Retailer

Floral Dance

Love Brownies

The Art Shop

The Carriage

Leisure and Tourism

Clip and Climb 

Simply Groups

Westwood Lodge Ilkley Moor

Long Standing

Burley Fisheries

Christchurch Café

Lishmans of Ilkley

Virtual College Ltd

Micro Business

Little Beau Sheep

Paw Seasons Boutique Feline Hotel


New Business

Broadley's Bistro and Wine Bar

Leap into Languages

Moin Moin Backerei

Professional Services Business

Ashlands Veterinary Centre


High Speed Training

Walker Foster

Thanks go to all the local businesses who have sponsored this year’s categories. These include our headline sponsor, Smart Search,  the Ilkley Business Forum, The Parish Council, Erica Berry Flowers, RDC Solicitors, LCF Law, U dentistry, Bright Wealth Management, Stray FM, The Clevedon at Ben Rhydding, Walker Foster Solicitors, The Wheatley Arms, O’Connor Chiropractic, Sarah Siddons Financial Planning, The BNI Ilkley, Love Brownies, The Boxtree Restaurant ,Bluehoop, Bistro Saigon, Stowe Family Law, Tennant and Darragh Jewellery workshop.


The awards have been driven by Ilkley Business Forum members and supported by the Ilkley Town Council and were created to celebrate the achievements of businesses in LS29.

Tickets are available or join the conversation on social media at #IBA19.

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