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Ilkley Business Awards nominees announced for 2023

The finalists have been announced for this year's Ilkley Business Awards, which take place at the Craiglands Hotel on 3rd March.

After 5 long hours and much deliberation the independent judging panel have narrowed down the entries to the successful nominees.

Both the committee and the judges were delighted with both the number and the quality of the entries which goes to show the passion and success for so many businesses in the LS29 area.

The judges, Vicky Wainwright, Chris Allen, Ian Ward and James Mason commented: "Once again we have been impressed with the strength and breadth of the entries’. They went on, ‘Exciting new businesses are complemented by long standing businesses, some of which are highly successful, both nationally and internationally."

Helen Rhodes, the Manager of joint headline sponsor Ilkley BID said: "Without all the generous sponsors, these the Awards which do so much to celebrate our local business community, would simply not take place."

The sponsors of the 2023 awards are: Bradford Council, Brooke Financial, Clip ‘n Climb, Elite Accountancy Services, Harrison Robinson Estate Agents, Holden Smith, Home Instead, Ideal Extraction Ltd, Ilkley Dental, Ilkley Town Council, LCF Law, LFW Podiatry, Parable Global, Tennant & Darragh Jewellery Workshop, The Craiglands Hotel, The Event Music Company, The Ilkley Shoe Company, The Valley Clinic, and our Headline Sponsors, Ilkley BID and Ilkley Business Forum.

Finalists for the Ilkley Business Awards 2023

B2B Business of the Year Elite Accountancy Services SmartSearch Parable Global

Best Boss of the Year Zara Gonzalez – Galo’s Kitchen Liz Blizzard – The Valley Clinic Michelle Bartle – Dan’s Den

Eco-Friendly Business of the Year Little Beau Sheep Ltd Milestone Design Ltd Waste Not

Established Business of the Year SmartSearch Home Instead Clip ‘n Climb Ilkley

Food & Drink Business of the Year Galo’s Kitchen Sachi’s Restaurant Broadley’s Bistro & Wine Bar

Hair & Beauty Business of the Year Indulgence Beauty Addingham Luxe Beauty Lounge Claire Wareham Hair & Beauty

Health & Wellness Business of the Year Ilkley Lawn Tennis Club The Valley Clinic Space Fitness and Wellbeing

Leisure & Entertainment Business of the Year Dillons Premium Fitness Training One Tivoli Place Guest House Clip ‘n Climb Ilkley

New Business of the Year Jo Kirk Therapies Joshua Adams Menswear The Hearing Suite Ilkley

Outstanding Tradesperson of the Year Green Cleaning Services Helen Taylor Plants & Planting Olicana Cleaning Services AJ Taylor Building Services Ltd

Professional Services of the Year Ashlands Veterinary Centre Mark Your Occasion Brooke Financial

Retailer of the Year Burley Interiors Lishman’s of Ilkley Games Crusade The Fitting Room

Rising Star Award of the Year Joe Short of The Clarke Foley Centre Viktoria Morozova of Galo’s Kitchen Katie Koral of Tennant & Darragh Jewellery Workshop

The successful winners will be announced at the glittering Gala Dinner, which takes place on Friday 3rd March 2023 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 -


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