THE 2018 Ilkley Business Awards are now open for entries.

The launch event was held at Ilkley Cinema courtesy of John Tate and John Hewitt. The venue scooped best new business and the title of overall winners at the 2017 Ilkley Business Awards.

Guests were treated to delicious canapes supplied by the Box Tree. After welcome drinks guests took a seat in the cinema to watch the well prepared presentation of what is to be expected at the awards next year.

The Awards will be held at The King's Hall, Ilkley on March 16, 2018. It is set to be another spectacular evening celebrating everything great about businesses in LS29. Now the launch event has taken place the committee is inviting people to enter their businesses.

There are 12 different categories to enter ensuring there is a category for every business type and businesses can enter more than one category. All entries should be made online at

There will also be an award for outstanding customer service which will be voted for by the public through the Ilkley Gazette. If you have any questions about the criteria or entry process please contact

Deadline for entries is December 15, 2017. The entries will be judged by an independent panel after which the shortlist will be announced.

This year the overall sponsor for the Ilkley Business Awards is The Clevedon Restaurant. The Clevedon Restaurant is located at the top of Ben Rhydding Drive. They offer all different types of dining experiences, Afternoon Tea on the terrace with panoramic views of the Wharfe Valley, a full lunch menu and a variety of buffet menus for parties and special occasions.

Other sponsors of the event are The Wheatley Arms, Craven College, Poppy Red, LCF Law, Denton Hall, The Box Tree, RDC Solicitors, U Dentistry, Angus Roberts Lettings, Sarah Siddons Financial Planning, BNI, The Alternative Board, Erica Berry and the Ilkley Gazette.

If you would like your Business to Shine in LS29 don’t delay and get your entries in today.