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Finalists announced for the 2020 Ilkley Business Awards

Some of the 2020 IBA finalists

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


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


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


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


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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