The winners of local MP Robbie Moore’s Small Business Awards have been crowned after the competition saw more than 4,500 votes cast by local residents for over 200 small independent businesses across Keighley, Ilkley, Craven and the Worth Valley.
New Brook Street Deli coming top in the Ilkley and Addingham area, with Boutique Olé in Silsden taking the top spot in Craven, Bingley View Dogpark taking the title of Keighley’s Best Small Business.
Industry Barbers in Haworth were voted Overall Best Small Business in the public vote, with the Barber-Barista also taking the crown of the Worth Valley’s Best Small Business.
Mr Moore visited each of this year’s winners to celebrate their awards, urging residents to “shop local” in the run up to Christmas and beyond.
Robbie Moore MP said: “After hundreds of nominations and thousands of votes cast by local residents, my congratulations go to the fantastic Industry Barbers for taking the top spot as my overall Keighley & Ilkley Small Business Awards winners this year. Industry Barbers received so many positive comments and messages of support from residents right across the constituency and their award is clearly so well-deserved!
"I am also extremely proud to announce our area winners this year: the fantastic Boutique Ole in Silsden, Bingley View Dogpark in East Morton and New Brook Street Deli in Ilkley - their success just goes to show how much local customers and clients value and support their brilliant businesses.
I’d like to thank each and every small business and local resident who took part in my Small Business Awards part this year. The support shown across our area has once again been absolutely incredible. In the run up to Christmas and beyond, let’s continue to do all we can to support and shop local.”
New Brook St Deli, Ilkley and Addingham’s Best Small Business 2023 said: “New Brook St Deli, Ilkley and Addingham’s Best Small Business 2023 said: We are overjoyed to have won Best Small Business for the Ilkley & Addingham area. This has been voted for by our wonderful customers, so we just want to thank them for their votes and also their continued support! It really does mean a lot.”
Joe Slack, owner of Industry Barbers, Overall Winner and Worth Valley’s Best Small Business 2023 said: ''it's a great honour to receive this award, since opening we've encountered two floods and a pandemic, the teams at both Industry Barbers and Industry Barista work so hard to bring something new and unique to Haworth village my heart and soul as a barber goes into the Barbers and Joanne and Darren's into the barista, so to be recognised for all of our hard work assures us that hard work and perseverance does pay off and we appreciate every last customer, client, friend and team member that helped make it happen.''
Kelly Drummond, owner of Bingley View Dog Park, Keighley’s Best Small Business 2023 said: “We are absolutely overwhelmed to win this award. A massive thank you everyone thats voted for us we honestly can't thank you enough. Also a huge thank you to all our friends and family who have helped and supported us along the way. We can't wait to see what the future brings. Roll on 2024!”
Boutique Olé , Craven’s Best Small Business 2023 said: Wow thank you so much! I can't believe it! I'm absolutely thrilled to bits! I had no idea when I opened last year that I would ever win an award! So pleased!