OTLEY is looking to cement its place as an excellent West Yorkshire location in which to locate a business with the launch of a new microsite, Invest in Otley.

The site is looking to capitalise on a spate of good news for the historic market town, including recent research that showed more than nine out of ten people would recommend a visit to Otley and more than half of the town’s businesses expect turnover to grow in 2022-2023.

The Invest in Otley microsite is housed on the website Buy in Otley.

Set over six main sections the site highlights the many reasons why investing in Otley is a good business decision.

Other areas of the microsite highlight many award-winning businesses and individuals.

Key to those looking to invest in Otley is the business support offered by local stakeholders via the Otley Town coordination committee, a steering group made up of members of Otley Town Council, Otley Business Improvement District, Otley Chamber of Trade and Commerce, Otley Town Partnership and Leeds City councillors representing Otley.

As well as offering support and advice to businesses and helping coordinate PR and marketing activities via the Visit Otley and Buy in Otley websites, the group takes a ‘data over drama’ approach to decisions, commissioning annual benchmarking research by independent auditors People and Places that highlights the many metrics in which Otley surpasses national small-town averages.

Chair of Otley Town Council Trade and Tourism Committee Cllr Paul Carter said: “Over the past five years we have made great strides towards solidifying Otley’s status as a prime place to do business. With that goal now achieved, we have switched our attention to actively promoting Otley as an ideal place to locate a business. The Invest in Otley microsite provides a perfect portal for businesses looking for a home to find all the information they need, including the many reasons to locate here and links to lists of available commercial properties for rent and to buy.”

Chair of Otley BID Katie Burnett said: “Otley Business Improvement District seeks to enhance the landscape for both existing and new businesses in Otley and we are pleased to have contributed to the new site. We believe any businesses looking to locate here will find that their needs are well met, not only from the point of view of our location and transport links, but also thanks to the vibrant and super-supportive business community in the town.”

Visit: https://www.buyinotley.co.uk/invest/