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 become the highlight of Skipton’s business calendar, with the organisers delighted to have Skipton BID back on board for 2019, this time as headline sponsors.

Awards’ Coordinator Wendy Lawson said “Thanks to the confirmation of headline sponsorship by the BID, the awards are secured for yet another year. They provide a brilliant opportunity for companies in the BD23 area to showcase their quality products and services, offered both locally and around the world and we’ re really pleased that the BID is keen to invest again in championing local businesses this way.”

Skipton BID (Business Improvement District) has grown to become one of the leading BID organisations in the UK. It is voted for and levy funded by the business community within a defined area to promote the growth of the local economy in ways that cannot be funded by local authorities.

 Geraldine Thompson, BID Manager and Director was looking forward to the forthcoming year of awards and being able to celebrate with the ‘Best’ businesses in Skipton.

She said: “The BID is delighted to see so many businesses participate in the Skipton Business Awards, because our town and the surrounding area has so much to offer to clients, shoppers, staff, residents and visitors.  It is a privilege to enable the businesses to have this opportunity to shine.”

The awards are being launched at an ‘Open for Business’ event hosted at Skipton Building Society’s headquarters on Tuesday 9thOctober 2018, to which all business owners and managers are welcome. For more information about the open event and to purchase tickets click on this link:  Tickets for Skipton Business Awards

Businesses will receive free advice from other members of the community at the event, hear from interesting speakers throughout the evening and learn more about the Awards. Companies interested in sponsoring an award category should contact Coordinator Wendy Lawson via email, prior to the event.

Spearheaded by the Skipton Chamber of Trade and Commerce, which formed more than 120 years ago to champion businesses in the town; the awards are backed by Skipton BID, Headline sponsor in 2019 and category sponsors.

Not limited to Chamber members, entry is open to any business with a Skipton BD23 postcode up to the deadline in February 2019. An award ceremony dinner on Thursday 25thApril 2019 at The Rendezvous Hotel will celebrate the success of the winners and showcase the nominees and runners-up.