THE winners of the Ilkley Business Awards 2022 were announced at the awards ceremony which took place at The Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley on Friday, March 18, 2022. The 240 attendees enjoyed an evening of celebration with a total of 14 awards presented, which included two Special Recognition Awards requested by this year’s independent judges.

Ian White, Chairman of this year’s headline sponsor Ilkley BID told us: “Ilkley BID were delighted to support this excellent event again this year and it was fabulous to see so many local businesses recognised for their achievements. It’s a true testament to the tenacity of businesses in the LS29 area that after the turmoil caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, there are so many real success stories.”

Speaking on behalf of the Awards committee Kelly Edmundson, solicitor with LCF Law said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of this year’s sponsors who have made the 2022 awards possible, with special thanks to our headline sponsor, Ilkley BID. Thank you to: Ilkley BID, Ilkley Business Forum, Ilkley Town Council, Tennant & Darragh Jewellery Workshop, RDC Solicitors, LCF Law, Clip ‘n Climb Ilkley, Stowe Family Law, Galo’s Kitchen, Harvest Associates, Ilkley Gazette and LOCALiQ, BNI Ilkley, Home Instead Ilkley, The Kindr Company, Ilkley Shoe Company, The Craiglands Hotel, Elite Accountancy Services Limited, The Valley Clinic, LFW Podiatry, Bini Brew, Ideal Extraction, JCM Website Design, Olicana Stationery, Piper House Virtual Assistants and Whitetop Productions.”

Editor of the Ilkley Gazette Jon Stokoe said: “The Business Awards was an amazing night that showcased the breadth and diversity of businesses operating in the Ilkley area. After a very tough couple of years on the retail and hospitality landscapes especially, it was inspiring to see how our local businesses have met the challenges and exhibited true spirit and a determination to succeed.

“The presence of all these businesses in whatever sectors they operate in enriches our local life and it was an absolute pleasure to be part of this amazing night honouring the work they do. Huge congratulations to the winners, but in truth everyone there on the night was a winner.”

Anyone who is interested in becoming a sponsor for next year’s awards, or would like to be involved in organising the event are invited to contact the committee:

The winner of each award is as follows:

Best Boss of the Year: (sponsored by Clip ‘n Climb Ilkley) Janice Brooke, Ilkley Agency

Business to Business Award: (sponsored by BNI, Ilkley) Pronto

Covid – The Extra Mile: (sponsored by Stowe Family Law) Martinez Wines

Established Business of The Year: (sponsored by Home Instead, Ilkley) Ashlands Veterinary Centre

Food, Drink & Leisure Business of The Year: (sponsored by Ideal Extraction Ltd) Galo’s Kitchen

Hair, Beauty & Wellness Business of The Year: (sponsored by Galo’s Kitchen) William David Hair Ltd

Independent Retailer of The Year: (sponsored by RDC Solicitors) The Ilkley Shoe Company

New Business of The Year: (sponsored by Tennant & Darragh Jewellery Workshop) New Brook Street Deli

Outstanding Tradesperson of The Year: (sponsored by Ilkley Town Council) Complete Digital Installations

Professional Services Business of the Year: (sponsored by Ilkley Gazette & LOCALiQ) LCF Law

Rising Star Award: (sponsored by LCF Law) Helen Holmes, LFW Podiatry

Social Conscience Award: (sponsored by Harvest Associates) Soul & Co

Special Recognition Award: (sponsored by Ilkley Business Forum) Ilkley Good Neighbours

Special Recognition Award: (sponsored by Ilkley BID) The Bobbin