Training and Business Support
Airedale Enterprise Services is the centre of excellence and choice for small business support and enterprise in Airedale & Wharfedale. Based in Keighley, we are proud to deliver business support, advice and training to existing businesses, start-ups, colleges, social enterprises and individuals.
Here at Armstrong Watson, we believe that a close working relationship with our clients is essential.
As a leading independent accountancy firm, our size means that we are able to deliver the full range of services you’d normally expect from the Big Four, but with the personal delivery of a local firm.
We have offices in Skipton and Bradford and have been helping clients for over 145 years.
From tax to accountancy to financial advice and payroll, we’re with you through it all.
Aspire Magazine is completely independently owned and run, and is a local publication aimed at families, which is delivered straight through the letterbox of 27,000 affluent homes in Craven, Airedale, Wharfedale and The Dales every month, by guaranteed distribution through Royal Mail.
Aspire is a free, glossy lifestyle magazine bursting with local news & events, and exciting, fun editorial features that the discerning reader will find of lasting interest; including fashion, health & beauty, travel, dining out, motoring and home improvement.
There are loads of advertising and editorial offers, for all businesses in the Craven Area, so please call for more information. Prices from just £100+vat, cost effective local advertising that really works!
AWB Charlesworth Solicitors aim to make life easier for you by providing expert legal advice for your business and personal life.
Combining the skills and expertise of our dedicated team of lawyers, we are committed to working together to advise and assist you in a comprehensive range of legal services.
As a local firm with offices in Skipton and Keighley, we pride ourselves on our strong community links and ability to combine expert legal advice with a friendly approachable style; delivering efficient, client focused legal support made simple for individuals and businesses alike.
Barclays has more than 325 years of history from our beginnings in Lombard Street.
Long established and supportive of local community - we work closely with our business and personal clients.
We are happy to be supportive members of Skipton Chamber of Trade.
Office Supplies & Stationery
We have a large supplier base which ensures that stock is available from us when our competitors say no. We also have a much larger range, being able to offer savings not only with cheaper prices but we'll help your company to reduce your costs. We sell warehouse and office furniture, cleaning and janitorial products, office stationery, promotional goods, white goods, rubber stamps and much, much more.
Restaurants & Takeaways
Family-run Bizzie Lizzie’s of Swadford Street is the flagship of the Group and represents one of Skipton’s true business success stories.
Established in 1986, the shop has been extended and improved over the years, winning a host of industry-related accolades along the way. Bizzie Lizzie’s, Swadford Street was voted UK Fish & Chip Shop of the Year and became the first Fish and Chip shop in North Yorkshire to gain the prestigious Investors in People, awarded for across-the-board standards of excellence.
As well as there award winning Fish and Chips Bizzie Lizzie's, High Street Car Park provides a tasty Breakfast and scrumptious Cream Teas.
Independent Insurance Brokers
Bluefin is proud to have been supporting businesses in Skipton and the surrounding area for around 20 years. Ensuring that local businesses thrive is a priority. We believe in offering up to the minute expert insurance knowledge and service combined with an understanding of the local economy. Our approach is to work with you, to understand the characteristics of your business. To make sure that your business gets the protection it needs why not arrange a no obligation visit? We’ll come to you. Give us a call today or visit our website for more information.
Retail - Fashion & Accessories
Established in 1974 C & H Brown in Skipton has an extensive range of high class men's and women's fashion wear, footwear and accessories. Set over two floors, our shop has an enviable reputation locally for our personalised service and regularly updated range of quality fashion wear and accessories; which is varied to suit a broad range of tastes, and caters for both residents and visitors alike. As the 'Gateway' to the Yorkshire Dales, the historic town of Skipton is a very popular tourist destination, which also makes C & H Brown a fantastic place to find gifts and souvenirs.
Retail - Fresh Food Supplier
Here at Class One our very name sets the standard we strive to achieve, day in - day out. We stake our reputation on the excellence of the producers we work with and the products we supply. It is our strength and one which makes us stand out in the market. Our specialist buyers have a wealth of experience in procuring the finest class one graded quality produce available and continually assess all our suppliers, stringently monitor all our produce to ensure it is top class for freshness, appearance and of course flavour. The chefs supplied by Class One are constantly seeking quality as well as exciting new produce to continue to satisfy the diners' increasingly sophisticated palate. Recognising our customers' needs beyond fresh produce, Class One also specialise in dried goods and dairy produce to provide a complete specialist daily delivery service.
Cafe & Retail coffee supplier
Based at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, Coffee Care is ideally placed to serve its customers in North and West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria.
Consultancy - IT
Services - Funeral
The Co-operative Funeralcare has helped generations of families through difficult times, providing care support and reassurance when it matters most. The Co-operative Funeralcare has become the country’s leading funeral director because of the high quality of care we deliver through our people working at a local level, who are backed by resources and expertise that only a trusted national organisation can provide. We are members of the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD), the UK's leading funeral trade association.
Restauarant - Brewery & Bistro
Retail - Books and Crafts
Cornerstone stocks a wide range of Christian Books including: Bibles, Commentaries, Theology, Resources for Small Groups, Liturgy, Prayer Books, Biographies and Fiction. Dated bible reading notes, Children’s & Youth Materials, Lectionary based & other seasonal church resources (including candles, communion wafers and non-alcoholic wine) are also available. We sell a selection of C.D.’s and D.V.D.’s plus a range of gifts and cards suitable for Baptisms, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
The Craven Bakery is a growing business situated in the small market town of Skipton.
The Bakery consists of a bakehouse and three town centre shops. The shops attract large amounts of visitors from in and around the local area as well as providing for the vast numbers of tourists that visit Skipton in the seasonal months.
Due to the touristic nature of the town the bakery and shops tend to become extremely busy during in peak periods. The Craven Bakery is highly regarded in the local community for supplying quality freshly prepared products, fresh baked bread and quality confectionary on a daily basis to both wholesale and retail customers travelling as far as The Lake District.
We also provide an outside catering for local events, businesses and private functions. We have a productive and friendly team staffing the Bakehouse and town centre shops who are all highly committed to maintaining the success of The Craven Bakery.
CCM Auctions is the trading name of Craven Cattle Marts Ltd based in Skipton in North Yorkshire. Craven Cattle Marts Ltd has a long trading history dating back 130 years to the days when the Skipton Auction Mart Company formalised the marketing of livestock in Craven.
Publication - Internet
Hotel & Spa
Situated on the Duke of Devonshire's 30,000 acre Bolton Abbey Estate in the Yorkshire Dales, The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel and Spa offers 40 individually designed bedrooms, the relaxing Devonshire Health Barn and extensive conference and banqueting facilities. The refined Burlington Restaurant with a Michelin Star and 4 AA rosettes is the highest rated in Yorkshire, while the Devonshire Brasserie and Bar is lively and colourful, perfect for a relaxing lunch or informal dinner.
Retail - Butcher
Drake & Macefield are Craven’s longest established traditional independent family butchers. Our award-winning shops in Skipton and Settle attract customers old and new who seek top quality locally produced value for money meat products.
The Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway (E&BASR) is a heritage railway in North Yorkshire, England, (formed in 1968 and re-opened in 1981). The preserved railway was part of the former Midland Railway route from Skipton to Ilkley (which was closed down by British Railways in 1965 over 15 years before). The E&BASR currently runs for a total distance of 4 miles (6 km) from Embsay via Draughton Sidings, Holywell and Stoneacre Loop to Bolton Abbey station. The railway has a long-term objective to extend the line in both directions south to the West Yorkshire village of Addingham and north towards the North Yorkshire market town of Skipton (where the E&BSR could one day interchange with services on the Airedale Line).
Web, Graphic & Bespoke Web Application Design
Based in Skipton, Fever Digital is a genuine Yorkshire company providing professional digital media services.
Offering modern and responsive web design, graphic design, company branding and bespoke web application development services in a relaxed and efficient environment, Fever Digital is the only digital media agency your business will ever need.
Retail - Department Store
House of Fraser is a leading national premium department store, with one of their stores (Rackhams) located on High Street, offering a broad range of high quality premium branded menswear, womenswear, kidswear, beauty and home/electrical goods and furniture offered at competitive prices.
Opening hours are:
Mon: 09.30 - 17.30
Tues: 09.30 - 17.30
Weds: 09.30 - 17.30
Thurs: 09.30 - 17.30
Fri: 09.30 - 17.30
Sat: 09.30 - 17.30
Sun: 10.30 - 16.30
Keelham Farm Shop Skipton opened in June 2015. For three generations, our family of farmers and butchers have been dedicated to celebrating fresh food and making great-tasting affordable, locally-sourced food available to everyone.
We believe in championing the fantastic suppliers and food that the region has to offer with food from more than 400 farmers and suppliers. At Skipton you’ll also find a bakery, juicery, alehouse, flower shop, award winning butchers, and barn stocked with your favourite seasonal produce.
The Keelham Kitchen, our very own café/restaurant is open seven days a week with everything made from scratch everyday using produce that can be bought from the shop. Open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon everyday with dinner served on Friday and Saturday nights.
Call 01756 664170 to reserve your table
Opening times - Shop
Mon-Sat 8am - 8pm
Sun 10am - 4pm
Mon - Sat 8am - 6pm
Sunday - 8am - 4pm
Ken Varey's Outdoor World are located in Lancashire and North Yorkshire, with stores in Clitheroe and Skipton. Ken Varey's Outdoor World sell everything from Jackets to Quilts, Breeks to Wellingtons, Gilets to Waistcoats, Walking Shoes to Country Boots and much more.
Mewies Solicitors provides first rate legal advice and customer service to the people and businesses of Skipton, Craven and the surrounding area. Friendly, modern and progressive, the firm was established in Skipton but is now part of a national network of independent law firms renowned for their customer service excellence.
We offer a full range of legal services from conveyancing to wills and probate, family law to disputes and personal injury. We are also the only firm in Skipton to have a legal aid contract for criminal law. And to make it more convenient for you, we are open on Saturday mornings.
Independent Financial Planning
Nestegg Financial Services offer a personalised service on financial planning matters. We are wholly independent and so are free to recommend companies, products and solutions that are best suited to our clients needs.
Clients approach us for a variety of reasons, for instance, to appraise their current position, future plans or perhaps how to address a specific objective. For example; maximising investment opportunities, welfare provisions, pensions, Inheritance planning, mortgage matters or *tax planning.
We have adopted a refreshingly new approach to financial planning that puts you, our client, at the heart of our business. A guiding principle at Nestegg is that your interests are paramount. We will always listen to your concerns, take into account your current situation, experience and attitude to risk before advising you the tailored solutions.
At Nestegg, we are committed to treating our customers fairly; in our dealings with you; when we give advice; when things go wrong or where matters arise affecting the delivery of our service.
The level of our involvement in your financial affairs is controlled by you and could range from a basic service to complex financial planning and ongoing reviews.
We use plain English wherever possible to explain financial issues and implications of the decisions you make.
Garage Services and Vehicle Hire
We are centrally located in Skipton, North Yorkshire and we have been here for over 40 years. We are easily accessible for the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding towns and villages including Ilkley, Carleton, Embsay, Eastby, Addingham and Grassington.
We offer a range of vehicle services all under one roof and can offer you everything you need to keep your vehicle safe and reliable.
From servicing and repairs to MoT's, air con re-gassing to diagnostics, exhausts and tyres, our trusted team of technicians will explain the problem and tell you exactly what's needed to put it right.
Also located at our Otley Road Garage is our range of high quality used cars and Skipton Self Drive, our vehicle hire service bringing you car hire, van, wagon and mini-bus hire.
With highly trained, experienced and specialist therapists, Physiofusion is able to provide you with a comprehensive treatment service. On average our Physios have in excess of 10 years experience in helping people to overcome back and neck problems, sports injuries, chronic pain, muscle tears, joint problems and a range of musculoskeletal injuries. This service is provided from our six treatment centres: Burnley, Padiham, Whalley, Lancaster and Barnoldswick in Lancashire, Skipton in North Yorkshire and covering to the border West Yorkshire.
Family run Hotel
This family run hotel on the outskirts of the delightful market town of Skipton - gateway to the Dales, offers the best in Yorkshire hospitality - with staff who really do care! Guests return time and again, whether it's for business or leisure, because we offer warmth and a genuine professional hospitality.Dine in our canalside Baby Swan restaurant where a stream of activity keeps you entertained. We are proud of our restaurants, offering straightforward, honest to goodness food, cooked by a dedicated team supporting local suppliers. We've a fantastic gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and 1 mile walk on the towpath of the beautiful Leeds-Liverpool canal into the delightful Dales market town of Skipton.
Set within the peaceful Yorkshire village of Embsay, Rockwood House has beautiful views of the moors and surrounding countryside. It offers hearty, cooked breakfasts and light, airy rooms.
Each room at Rockwood features an en suite shower room or full bathroom, free Wi-Fi access, and tea/coffee-making facilities. There is also a TV and a hairdryer for guests.
Fresh, full English breakfasts are cooked to order each day, while guests can also enjoy continental and vegetarian options.
Rockwood House is situated on the edge of the idyllic Yorkshire Dales, with numerous scenic walking trails leading from the village. The town of Skipton, with its independent shops and famous market, is just a 5-minute drive away.
We are all about changing society for the better, so that disabled people and their families can have the same opportunities as everyone else.
Scope charity shops raise millions of pounds to fund our work with disabled people and their families.
We have nearly 250 shops selling a range of good-quality items to suit all budgets. You never know what you might find in our charity shops!
There are lots of ways to help your local Scope shop.
Chartered Accountants in Skipton | Settle | Yorkshire
A dedicated team of fully qualified therapists and receptionists are on hand six days a week to make sure that each salon visit is a wonderful experience. Help is always available to ensure you get the best advice on all our products and services.
We provide an outstanding range of treatments and products from top skincare companies.
Established in 1853, Skipton was among the first building societies, and we remain true to that rich heritage today by offering people contemporary solutions to their changing financial needs.
The major employer in the North Yorkshire town whose name we share, Skipton has grown from humble beginnings, to become the nation's fourth biggest building society.
Our prudent approach to doing business – coupled with our uniquely diversified Group structure – has ensured the Society's success, for the benefit of our members, through both the good economic times and the more challenging.
Skipton Town Council came into being as part of the restructuring of local government in 1974. The former Skipton Urban District Council ceased to exist at this time, dividing its resposibilities between the newly created local authorities - of which the Town Council is a part.
Skipton BID Mission Statement is...that Skipton remains:
Strategic Objectives 2014-2019 are...to ensure our fine market town is:
Commercial Building Surveyors / Chartered Consultancy
What began as a small family business more than 25 years ago has grown to over 1,500 optical stores in 10 countries. Still run by the Perkins family, our goals have stayed the same - to offer style, value for money and expertise.
Offering a warm, friendly welcome at Spencer's Cafe Bistro on Victoria Square in Skipton. It boasts retro artwork, decor and comfortable seating whilst serving freshly prepared hot and cold food and drinks with either inside or outside seating.
T N Cook - A Family Firm You Can Rely On...
We are an independent family owned and run firm and our AGA experience goes back to the 1930's. There are three generations of the family working together with our competent and committed team to make sure you are properly looked after; we pride ourselves on customer service and product knowledge.
We use the products we sell so we know how good they really are, and can answer any questions you may have.
From the initial choice through to completion, user advice and ongoing service, friendly and experienced help from the same people is constantly at hand.
We have every colour and option of AGA Cooker, and an extensive selection of cookware and other appliances to see in our large converted barn show room.
Parking is easy and the outlook from our inspirational setting just outside Skipton is stunning.
Country Hotel & Leisure facilities
The Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa is a 1400-acre estate, which has been home to the Bannister family for over 50 years. It started life as a farm shop selling produce from the estate and, some 50 years later, has grown to become one of North Yorkshire’s premium destinations. Ideally located in the parish of Craven, North Yorkshire’s Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales countryside, means The Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa is only 7 miles from Skipton and 30 miles from Leeds and Harrogate. Whether you stay for just 1 night, visit for the day or hold your wedding or event here, we offer a friendly service in a wonderful location that is truly unique.
The Coniston Hotel itself boasts 71 bedrooms, 3 restaurants, and a multi-million pound state of the art spa, while the Coniston Estate offers country pursuits such as a CPSA Premier Plus shooting ground with lodge, fly fishing and boating lake, a falconry centre and activities such as a 4x4 off road experience and archery. At Coniston there really is something for everyone. The Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa offers a wonderful space for you to enjoy, relax, and experience, while the Bannister family and all the team ensure that, like all our guests, you are well looked after.
'Training, Coaching, Consulting, Sales'
Tim Forman is a qualified and experienced Management, Finance and Sales and Marketing Development Trainer and Presenter, Personal and Business Coach and Business Development Specialist who established the Business in 2004 as a sole trader with it subsequently being incorporated in January 2005.
Tim develops, writes and delivers training programmes for a wide range of businesses and organisations, undertakes business development projects, is a qualified coach for The Chartered Management Institute and has attained the diploma in financial planning with the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Described as refreshingly different, inspirational, a catalyst, competent and professional and nominated for a business innovation award Tim also undertakes after dinner speaking engagements and is a regular presenter to local Business groups, clubs and societies.
Electrical specialists & Retail
Wilkinson Electrical is a family run business and we are sales and repair agents for AEG, ZANUSSI, ELECTROLUX, KENWOOD, DELONGHI.
We can also provide spares for many makes of white goods, cookers and vacuum cleaners.
Wohlrapp Morris Associates Ldt is a firm of Intellectual Property consultants specialising in the mechanical engineering areas.
German Christmas Shop
Specialist Wines, Spirits and Cigars
Located in the oldest part of town, and established
over 30 years.
This is perhaps the finest wine and whisky shop you have ever come across.
Serving both trade and wholesale, with around 1,000 wines and something like 800 whiskies, this is a serious business that proudly offers personal service from knowledgeable, friendly staff.