The entries have been submitted, the judging done and now the tension and excitement starts as the finalists for this year’s Ilkley Business Awards are announced.
Four independent judges met in the Ilkley BID meeting room at the Ilkley Town Hall to go through the entries and after much deliberation the esteemed independent judging panel have narrowed down the entries to the successful finalists.
This year’s judges were: Vicky Wainwright, Office Managing Partner of Azets in Bradford; Chris Allen, Managing Partner of Blacks Solicitors in Leeds; Susanne Marchant, Head of Enterprise Programmes at Leeds University Business School and Howard Martin, Chairman of Cullingworth Parish Council.
Chris Allen said “Once again judging the applications has been both a difficult but inspirational experience. It is clear that Ilkley is a hot bed for entrepreneurial flair which compliments the town’s clear momentum to train the next generation of business owners. Well done to everyone who was nominated. They should all be proud of what they are doing to maintain the economic strength in Ilkley.”
The Ilkley Business Awards committee would like to pay special thanks to all the sponsors of the Ilkley Business Awards. Without the support of all the generous sponsors, the Awards, which do so much to celebrate the local business community, would not take place.
The finalists for the Ilkley Business Awards 2024 are as follows:
Best Boss of the Year
Andrew Baxter – Enfields Wharfedale
Jacqui McGarry – Jacqui Mac Aesthetics
Lynda Forbes-Wake – FFW Podiatry
Rising Star Award of the Year
Becky Lawson of Dan’s Den
Jack Harrison of Lishman’s of Ilkley
Liz Hibbett of The Valley Clinic
B2B Business of the Year
Elite Accountancy Services
New Business of the Year
Beauty in Bloom
Established Business of the Year
Burley Interiors Ltd
Esscroft Private Nursery
Halliday Clark Architects
Retailer of the Year
Moss & Moor
Food & Drink Business of the Year
The Ilkley Cow
The Ilkley Kitchen
Hair & Beauty Business of the Year
Beauty in Bloom
Claire Wareham Hair Specialists
Luxe Beauty Lounge
Health & Wellness Business of the Year
Dillions Premium Fitness Training
A Tidy Mind
Leisure & Entertainment Business of the Year
Clip ‘n Climb (Ilkley) Ltd
Professional Services of the Year
Ashlands Veterinary Centre
Side Hustle Business of the Year
James Hall Coaching
Lulu’s Groom Room
MaxFly Drone Services
The successful winners will be announced at the glittering Gala Dinner, which takes place on Friday 1st March 2024 at The Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley.
All the remaining tickets have now been released, but they are selling fast! Follow the link from the website to make sure you don’t miss out - https://ilkleybusinessawards.co.uk/ or email the committee: email@example.com
It’s going to be a great night of celebration!