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Congratulations to the winners of the Ilkley Business Awards 2024

The winners of the Ilkley Business Awards 2024

The winners of the 2024 Ilkley Business Awards were announced at the Awards ceremony which took place at The Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley on Friday 1st March 2024. 


Ian White, Chairman of Ilkley BID told us “Yet again the Ilkley Business Awards shortlist surprises and delights, highlighting the huge variety of amazing businesses we have based in LS29. The Awards process is a great opportunity to celebrate and promote the finalists and Ilkley BID is pleased to support the Awards as Headline Sponsor for this very reason, fitting perfectly with our ambition to showcase what a great place Ilkley is to work, visit and do business.”


Huge thanks to this year’s independent judges:  Vicky Wainwright, Office Managing Partner, 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. 


The annual event is a significant celebration of the local business community and relies heavily on the generous support of sponsors. The Ilkley Business Awards committee would like to thank the following sponsors for making this event possible.:


Bathe of Wharfedale, Bradford Council, Brooke Financial, Clip ‘n Climb Ilkley, Craiglands Hotel, Elite Accountancy, Event Music Company, JCM Website Design, Home Instead Ilkley, Ideal Extraction, Keybury Fire and Security, LCF Law, LFW Podiatry, Mark Your Occasion, One Tivoli Guest House, Pi Healthcare, RDC Solicitors, Rombalds Radio, TaxAssist Accountants, Tennant & Darragh Jewellery Workshop, The Ilkley Shoe Company, The Valley Clinic, S & K Berry Wealth Management, White Top Productions and joint headline sponsors, the Ilkley Business Improvement District and the Ilkley Business Forum.


Janice Brooke from Brooke Financial said  “We are proud to be part of the Ilkley business sector and being both a previous winner and sponsor, we know how highly commended the awards are in the area. They hold great significance in representing the businesses of Ilkley and the wider community. We are delighted to sponsor an award and show our ongoing support for both the awards and other businesses.”


Steve Rhodes from Ideal Extraction said: “We’re a passionate supporter of the local business community and had no hesitation in deciding to continue supporting the Ilkley Business Awards, which we recognise as a major event to celebrate business successes.”


Almost 250 attendees enjoyed an evening of celebration with a total of 12 Awards presented.


The winner of each award is as follows:


Leisure, Entertainment & Tourism Business of the Year – sponsored by Rombalds Radio

Clip ‘n Climb (Ilkley)


Best Boss of the Year – sponsored by One Tivoli Place Guest House

Jackie McGarry – Jacqui Mac Aesthetics


Hair & Beauty Business of the Year - sponsored by Tennant & Darragh Jewellery Workshop

Claire Wareham Hair Specialists


Rising Star of the Year sponsored by Bradford Council

Jack Harrison of Lishman’s of Ilkley


Established Business of the Year – sponsored by Brooke Financial

Esscroft Private Nursery


New Business of the Year - sponsored by Elite Accountancy Services Ltd

Fusion Chocolate


Professional Services Business of the Year - sponsored by Clip ‘n Climb Ilkley

Ashlands Veterinary Centre 


Side Hustle Business of the Year sponsored by S & K Berry Wealth Management

MaxFly Drone Services


Health & Wellness Business of the Year - sponsored by Ideal Extraction

LFW Podiatry


Retailer of the Year sponsored by Keybury Fire & Security

Burley Interiors


B2B Business of the Year – sponsored by LCF Law

Pi Healthcare


Food & Drink Business of the Year - sponsored by Home Instead Ilkley

The Ilkley Cow


Anyone who is interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2025 Awards, or would like to be involved in organising the event are invited to contact the committee: hello@ilkleybusinessawards.co.uk

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