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Simply Irresistible Skipton

Had a great couple of days filming some of the businesses in Skipton, with Mark from Catapult Films. The idea eventually, is to provide a flavour of all that Skipton has to offer, this our first project showcases some of the eating and drinking establishments.  As Skipton BID heads toward its third term, we will […]

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Counting Footfall – What’s the Benefit?

Being a BID business in a BID town provides your business with many benefits: A full programme of funded events and initiatives which encourage people to visit, such as The Waterway Festival, Sheep Day and the Christmas Markets The funding and organisation of initiatives which enhance and improve the look and feel of the town, […]

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Festival Fun in Skipton

Skipton Waterway Festival has been an annual event in Skipton for 17 years, with footfall this year (2018) increasing by more than 10,000 per day during the 3-day festival.   The Waterway Festival happens on May Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday through Monday.  Originally organised by British Waterways and Pennine Cruisers, Skipton BID stepped in after […]

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Fighting Shop Theft and Business Crime

Is shoplifting a problem for your business? Has your organisation been the victim of fraud through the receipt of fake bank notes? If the answer to either of these questions is yes then read on, as the Skipton BID funded Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP) could help you tackle these issues. Here are some testimonials […]

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Tour de Yorkshire comes to Skipton

The town was very excited to have the Tour de Yorkshire (TDY) visit Skipton for the second year running.  We hope you enjoy this short video filmed on Sunday 6th May 2018, as Stage 4 of the TDY raced through Skipton! Since 2014 when the Tour de France came through Skipton, our vibrant town has […]

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What has the BID ever done for us?

(With apologies to Monty Python) REG: They’ve taken our money. And what has Skipton BID ever given us in return?! XERXES: The Visit Skipton website. REG: What? XERXES: The Visit Skipton website – 20,000 unique users a month… REG: Oh. Yeah, yeah. They did give us that. Uh, that’s true. Yeah. COMMANDO #1: And they co-fund the Skipton Town Ambassadors. LORETTA: Oh, […]

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Could Your Business Benefit from GRANTfinder?

There are many benefits to being a Skipton BID business: a year-round schedule of supported town events, the Business Crime Reduction Partnership scheme (BCRP), and the town ambassadors. One of the lesser known and lesser used benefits is the Idox GRANTfinder resource, which is available to all BID businesses – free of charge − until […]

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We are listening to your feedback

Participants taking part in February’s focus groups, as well as those engaged with on an individual or online basis, were asked to offer their feedback and ideas in relation to the following areas: Visit Skipton: Events or initiatives which entice people to come and visit Skipton, such as the Waterway Festival Environment: Initiatives which enhance […]

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