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Winners announced for Ilkley Business Awards 2023

The 2023 winners

The winners of this year's Ilkley Business Awards have been announced at a ceremony at the town's Craiglands Hotel.

Around 250 attendees enjoyed an evening of celebration on Friday night, with a total of 16 awards presented. These included three Special Recognition Awards requested by this year’s independent judges, acknowledging some of the entrants who bring not only local, but national and global expertise to Ilkley.

Ian White, Chairman headline co-sponsor Ilkley BID told Ilkley Chat: “Ilkley BID is always delighted to support this excellent event and it was fabulous to see so many local businesses recognised for their achievements.

"I’m sure those who follow and attend the Ilkley Business Awards find these success stories so inspiring.”

The winners of each award are as follows:

Best Boss of the Year sponsored by Ideal Extraction

Michelle Bartle of Dan’s Den at Christchurch

Best Retailer of The Year sponsored by Brooke Financial

The Fitting Room

Business to Business Award sponsored by Bradford Council

Parable Global

Eco-Friendly Business Award sponsored by Ilkley Town Council

Milestone Design

Established Business of The Year sponsored by Holden Smith Law

Home Instead Ilkley

Food & Drink Business of The Year sponsored by Tennant & Darragh Jewellery Workshop

Broadley’s Bistro & Wine Bar

Hair & Beauty Business of The Year sponsored by Parable Global

Luxe Beauty Lounge

Health & Wellness Award sponsored by Home Instead Ilkley

The Valley Clinic

Leisure & Entertainment Award sponsored by Elite Accountancy Services

One Tivoli Place

New Business of The Year sponsored by LFW Podiatry

Joshua Adams Menswear

Outstanding Tradesperson of The Year sponsored by Harrison Robinson Estate Agents

Helen Taylor Plants & Planting

Professional Services Business of the Year sponsored by LCF Law

Mark Your Occasion

Rising Star Award sponsored by Clip ‘n Climb Ilkley

Joe Short of The Clarke Foley Community Centre

Special Recognition Award sponsored by Ilkley BID & Ilkley Business Forum

Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club

Special Recognition Award sponsored by Ilkley BID & Ilkley Business Forum

Lishman’s of Ilkley

Special Recognition Award sponsored by Ilkley BID & Ilkley Business Forum


Sally Shelton, co-Director of Clip ‘n Climb Ilkley and this year’s category sponsor for Rising Star 2023 said, “I love bringing out the best in people, giving them opportunities and responsibilities at work and seeing them mature in their roles, which is why I chose to sponsor this category.

"The Ilkley Business Awards Ceremony is a fabulous recognition of all the businesses who take part and I’ve really enjoyed being a sponsor and past winner.”

The committee would like to thank all the 2023 sponsors:

Ilkley BID, Ilkley Business Forum, Bradford Council, Brooke Financial, Clip ‘n Climb Ilkley, The Craiglands, Elite Accountancy Services, The Event Music Company, Harrison Robinson Estate Agents, Holden Smith Law, Home Instead Ilkley, Ideal Extraction, Ilkley Dental, The Ilkley Shoe Company, Ilkley Town Council, JCM Website Design, LCF Law, LFW Podiatry, Parable Global, Piper House Virtual Assistants, Tennant & Darragh Jewellery Workshop, The Valley Clinic and Whitetop Productions.

Anyone who is interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2024 Awards, or would like to be involved in organising the event are invited to contact the committee:


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