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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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…
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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…
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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…
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