Join Us

BADCOT is a thriving network of businesses and community groups based in the West Yorkshire villages of Burley-in-Wharfedale and Menston.

We work together to ensure that this delightful area between Leeds, Bradford and Ilkley continues to be a great place to live, work and do business in.

For just £5 a month, our members enjoy many benefits, including:

  • website and social media interaction
  • informal networking and speaker events
  • opportunities to promote online and at events
  • affiliation to organisations such as Ilkley Business Forum and Welcome to Yorkshire
  • signposting to free training, funding and local business events
  • lobbying of local authorities and MP on key issues
  • lobbying of utility companies for compensation during works
  • discounted advertising and liaison with local press
  • discount on Christmas market stall and Thrive Yorkshire conference stand
  • offers and discounts between members

As well as making regular donations to community groups, BADCOT is proud to have founded and organised the hugely popular Burley Christmas Market since 2003. The market, which takes place on the same afternoon as the Christmas Lights Switch-on, attracts visitors from far afield and is a highlight of the local calendar.

Our membership covers a huge range of organisations – from retailers with shop fronts to professionals working from home, from a theatre group to prominent estate agents.

If you’re a business or organisation based in the Burley-in-Wharfedale and Menston area looking for some support, we look forward to hearing from you!

Contact: Chris Hunt, Hon Secretary t: 01943 873313 or e-mail:

or download our BADCOT application form here