Open to any business employing between 4 and 20 staff and with turnover of less than £2M

Showing evidence of strong financial performance and evidence of increased growth in terms of employment and/or turnover and/or market share this award will recognise a sound business plan and sales and marketing strategy and the demonstration of environmental awareness and commitment to the community.

View the criteria for this award here.

Award Sponsor: BNI – Ilkley Business Network

BNI We find it’s a really effective way of increasing each other’s sales. Time and again “Word of Mouth” has been proven to be the most cost-effective form of generating business. 


We meet weekly over breakfast. Our meetings are professionally managed to make sure that we all make money. Critically, we only allow one person per profession to join our group. This means there are no conflicts when business is passed. It also means your competitors would not be able to become part of the group.


Joining the group is by application only. Business references will be required and a decision will be based on the individual applicant. As a group, we reserve the right to deny application.

Interested? Why not visit? There’s no obligation and you could see who we all are and how it works. If you decide it’s not for you then the worst is that for the price of your breakfast you walk away with 30 new business contacts for marketing your products and services. But, you need to move fast to find out: a competitor may be about to lock you out!

If referrals are an important part of your business, then BNI is the organisation for you. Can you afford not to visit us?