Lockdown Entrepreneurism

Despite lockdown conditions, some of Skipton’s businesses were able to thrive through the pandemic. Others had to completely change their business model to survive. by Liz Smailes, Marketing & Communications Officer, Skipton BID When we face a crisis we don’t have time to explore all options in-depth. We also don’t…
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10 Reasons to Shop Local and Enjoy the Benefits

By Liz Smailes, Marketing & Communications Officer at Skipton BID. Since the lockdown started in March, 2 in 5 Brits (41%) say they have been shopping at their local, independent stores more regularly than they did before. This is according to a consumer research paper released in May this year, ‘Shopping…
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Social Media and Selling Online

Hello! The way we promote our businesses, products and services to customers has changed radically with the use of social media and selling online can be extremely profitable. With more and more people now shopping on the internet there has never been a better time to get involved. Whether you…
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Skipton BID renewed for a third term!

Skipton Business Improvement District (BID) has been given a resounding YES in the ballot to decide whether it would be given a third five-year term. Levy-paying businesses in the town overwhelmingly backed the BID, with more than 82 per cent voting in favour of renewal. The news means £800,000 of…
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Developing ‘Creative Culture’

Skipton Business Improvement District (BID) has played a large part in developing a ‘creative culture’ for the town over the last ten years, says one of the many groups it has supported. Skipton Brass is among the organisations the BID has helped since it was created in 2009. It has…
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Happiest place to live in Britain …

What has Skipton got to be happy about? Well quite a lot in Skipton, it would seem. Over the last few years the town has rated highly in survey after survey based on a number of factors that mostly equate to one thing: quality of life. Those who live, work…
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Aireville Park Children’s Play Area

The creation of a new children’s playground in Aireville Park is about to begin – with the first phase due to open by Christmas. Work is getting underway from October 8, when contractors will start landscaping the area of the park between the zip wire and the bandstand, in preparation…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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