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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 –…
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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…
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Review of 2017

Skipton BID has enjoyed a busy proactive year, and as we move from 2017 to 2018 it’s important for us, like any business, to take stock and review what’s worked well so we can continue funding the events which enhance the town and attract the all-important visitors and tourists. We’ve…
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We’ve Come A Long Way!

In the last few years, the Skipton and wider Craven area has collected an impressive number of awards. From back in 2009 when Skipton’s High Street beat both London’s Portobello Road and its world-famous Kensington High Street to the title of ‘Best High Street’ the accolades have come thick and…
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The Future of Your BID

We are hoping that you have seen and heard a bit more from us recently, as we have been working hard to increase and improve the ways we communicate with our BID businesses, as well as the wider Skipton community. New Newsletter! One big new communication initiative is Skipton BID’s…
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