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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 – or by emailing

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