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Press Release – Ambitious Plan for Skipton BID Unveiled

Skipton BID’s ambitious plans for the next five years are already receiving enthusiastic support. The proposed Business Plan for the BID’s third term was unveiled to around 75 people at a reception last week with guests praising the “professionalism” of the launch and the quality of the plans being put forward to boost Skipton. BID […]

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How to Sell Online

A Guide to Turning your High Street Store into a Multi-Channel Business Blog by Dan Whytock   Being a bricks and mortar retailer is tough. With almost six thousand UK high street shops closing last year and online retail sales souring, it can feel like you’re fighting a losing battle when it comes to saving […]

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PRESS RELEASE – 2019 Skipton Business Awards

Announcing the Headline Sponsor for the 2019 Skipton Business Awards   Skipton BID has been announced as the headline sponsor of the 2019 Skipton Business Awards. The Awards were first launched in October 2016 by the Skipton Chamber of Trade and Commerce, with Skipton BID supporting the initial event with foundation funding. The event has […]

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Press Release “Back the BID and help Town”

The Skipton BID has undoubtedly made a huge difference to the fortunes of the town over the last ten years. It has funded or helped fund many of the fantastic events hosted here in that time; it has set up schemes to help tackle crime and anti-social behaviour; it has given grant funding for events; and it has […]

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Working towards a safer Skipton

There is no doubt that Skipton is not only one of the happiest places to live in the UK, it’s one of the safest too. But like anywhere, unfortunately, crime does rear its ugly head from time to time. The recent large-scale theft of a number of phones from a town centre shop is a […]

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PRESS RELEASE – CCTV

CCTV is returning to Skipton town centre after ten years thanks to Skipton BID. A £50,000 project to bring the cameras back to the town is close to completion. More than 40 new CCTV cameras, in locations spreading out from the town centre, have now been installed and are ready to go online very shortly. […]

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We always knew Skipton was “Best Bar None”

What is Best Bar None? Best Bar None is an accreditation scheme with national awards supported by the Home Office and the drinks industry, which is aimed at promoting the responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises. In a nutshell Best Bar None is a national initiative aimed at raising the bar – quite literally! […]

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Simply Irresistible Skipton …and there’s more

Another great day filming with Mark from Catapult Films. #SimplyIrresistibleSkipton via You Tube and Social Media! This short video showcases some of the health, beauty and wellbeing businesses which Skipton has to offer.  Taking care of you inside and out! If you missed our first two films, just click on this link to view them […]

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Counting the Value of Sheep Day

As part of our commitment to making Skipton a fabulous place to live, work and visit, we fund several crowd-pleasing family friendly festivals and events such as the Waterway Festival, the International Puppet Festival, the Christmas Markets and Sheep Day. Sheep Day, now in its 23rd year, was hosted on Sunday July 1, and once […]

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