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Ilkley Business Awards 2019

The IBA2019 winners

The fourth Ilkley Business Awards were held on Friday evening at the Kings Hall and Winter Garden, Ilkley.  The event was attended by the Lord and Lady Mayoress of Bradford as well as other local dignitaries and businesses. 

The evening was a celebration of the achievements of businesses in the LS29 area and a packed room saw the winners announced on stage by this year’s hosts, Stray FM.

Congratulations to the 2019 awards winners.......


Apprentice of the Year
🎖 Jimmy Arnott (Cactus I.T.)

Business Personality
🎖 Julia Forrester (TaxAssist Accountants)

Customer Service
🎖 Lishmans Of Ilkley

Employee of the Year
🎖 Charlotte Allum (Clip 'N Climb Ilkley Ltd)

🎖 The Wheatley Arms

Food and Drink Business
🎖 The Little Tea House

Health and Beauty Business
🎖 LFW Podiatry / Chiropody - Ashlands Rd, Ilkley

Independent Retailer
🎖 The carriage

Leisure and Tourism
🎖 Ilkley Moor Cottages and Apartments at Westwood Lodge

Long Standing
🎖 Virtual College

Micro Business
🎖 Paw Seasons Boutique Feline Hotel

New Business
🎖 Leap Into Languages

Professional Services Business
🎖 Handelsbanken

Winners of Winners
🎖 Virtual College Ltd

In addition to the main categories, this year’s judges wanted to give a special award, ‘The Centenary Award’, in recognition of 3 businesses who are all celebrating their very special 100 year anniversary in 2019. These were presented to Burley Fisheries, The Art Shop and Walker Foster Solicitors.

The committee would like to thank all of the sponsors who helped make the 2019 awards possible., with special thanks to the headline sponsor, SmartSearch UK.

Photographs from the evening will be available on the IBA website soon:


Planning will soon commence for the Ilkley Business Awards 2020 - get in touch to take advantage of early-bird sponsorship opportunities or to get involved with the planning committee.  

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