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Nominate your favourite Ilkley business for a chance to win £500

It’s time to ‘shine a light on local’ and nominate your favourite local business, says Ilkley BID – a £500 Ilkley Gift Card is on offer

Ilkley Business Improvement District is encouraging people to vote for their favourite local business in the town as part of a national competition.

Help Us Find The UK’s Favourite Local Business launched on the 1st December and runs through to the 21st December. Any local business can be nominated, with the business receiving the most votes being crowned as the UK’s favourite.

The competition is the latest initiative to encourage local shopping in the town through the Ilkley Gift Card, which launched in May. 85 town centre businesses now accept the Ilkley Gift Card, including shops, salons, restaurants, cafés, attractions and services.

The business crowned as the UK’s favourite business in December 2022, and one of the people who nominated them (chosen at random), will receive £500 of gift cards for one of the 80 plus Town & City Gift Card programmes in the UK and Ireland, such as the Ilkley Gift Card.

Helen Rhodes, BID Manager at Ilkley BID, said: “Ilkley is full of wonderful businesses who make our town what it is. The competition is our chance to shine a light on local as we nominate those businesses in Ilkley who go above and beyond, supporting our town, and making it a vibrant, welcoming place to live, work and visit.

“Any local business is eligible to be nominated, from your favourite boutique to your favourite shoe shop, hairdressers to restaurants and everything in between. Simply give the business name and add a few words about what makes them special. I’d love to see lots of nominations from Ilkley for this national competition, and hopefully, also the winning business too!

The competition is backed by Miconex, founders of the Town & City Gift Card concept. Managing director of Miconex, Colin Munro, said: “Support for local is at an all-time high with 90% of consumers in our August 2022 survey saying they’re keen to support local this Christmas. In the current economic climate, local businesses need our support as much as ever. Nominating your favourite local business in Ilkley is one way you can show your support for local, and help to keep your local area thriving. We look forward to seeing lots of entries from Ilkley, and sharing these stories over the coming weeks.”

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