IBA 2020 finalists

IBA finalists named

 

The finalists of the Ilkley Business Awards 2020 have been announced, the awards ceremony will be held at The Craiglands Hotel on Friday 6 March.

 

The finalists are:

 

Independent Retailer of the Year

  • Floral Dance Florist

  • Lishman’s of Ilkley

  • Time & Time Again

 

Leisure & Tourism Business of the Year

  • Clip ‘n Climb Ilkley

  • Olicana Gymnastics Club

  • Real Food Ilkley

 

Long Standing Business of the Year

  • Bar T’at

  • LCF Law

  • Tennant and Darragh Jewellery Workshop

 

Micro Business of the Year

  • A Tidy Mind

  • Copper Spoon Cakery

  • Waste Not

 

New Business of the Year

  • Dexters Ilkley

  • Porters Menswear Ilkley

  • SACHI’s

 

Professional Services of the Year

  • Ison Harrison Solicitors

  • Mortgage Advice Bureau

  • Sarah Siddons Financial Planning

 

Apprentice/Trainee of the Year

  • Mollie Phillips of Shoo Social Media

  • Richard Dean of Lishman’s of Ilkley

 

Business Personality of the Year

  • Sarah Siddons of Sarah Siddons Financial Planning

  • Emily Bond of Bonds Theatre School

  • Charlotte Hawkins of Waste Not

 

Food and Drink Business of the Year

  • Broadley’s Bistro & Wine Bar

  • Pranzo

  • The Little Teahouse

 

Health and Beauty Business of the Year

  • Claire Wareham Hair & Beauty

  • Dexters Ilkley

  • Space Fitness & Wellbeing

 

Established Business of the Year

  • Claire Wareham Hair & Beauty

  • SmartSearch

  • Wharfedale & Craven Mumbler

 

Employee of the Year

  • Joe Smith of Lishman’s of Ilkley

  • Joshua Emmott of Court Computers

  • Michael Parkinson of Dillons Premium Fitness Training

 

Customer Services

  • Clip n’ Climb Ilkley

  • Luxe Beauty Salon

  • The Aisle Bridal Boutique

 

This years’ independent judges were Susanne Marchant Head of Enterprise Programmes at  Leeds University Business School, Rob Whieldon an expert in leadership development and designer of award winning business growth programmes, Ian Ward General Manager of The Broadway Shopping Centre and Chairman of Bradford BID, Vicky Wainwright Managing Partner of Naylor Wintersgill Accountants and Vice Chair of the Bradford Chamber of Commerce and Wendy Spencer CEO of Airedale Enterprise Services.

 

The judges commented on the high quality of this year’s entries with the Best Customer Service Award receiving more than twice as many nominations as last year.

 

A few tickets are still available for the black-tie event on 6 March which includes a welcome drink and canapes, a 3 course meal, entertainment and a disco. Tickets are £42.50 each and can be reserved through the website – www.ilkleybusinessawards.co.uk or by emailing hello@ilkleybusinessawards.co.uk

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