Welcome to the Team – New Events Champion

Welcome to the Team – New Events Champion

We’d like to introduce our newest Otley BID ‘Events’ Champion – Martin Smith.

Martin will be supporting the directors with events for the town and for Otley BID; such as:

  • Childrens events in the Market Place during summer (August)
  • Otley Business Awards (bi-annual in February)
  • Otley 800 (town wide celebration of market charter in 2027)

He has already organised the Otley Fan Park for the upcoming Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon, along with our director, Jennifer Pugh of The Woolpack Music & Art Studios, which you can read more about here https://www.visitotley.co.uk/2024/04/rob-burrow-leeds-marathon-2024/

Martin says:

“I am really excited to have joined the team at Otley BID and proud to say I am Otley born and bred and have lived here all my life. Having worked in media and events for the last 35 years for some of the biggest media groups in the country, I feel I have a lot to offer to help put on some great events for the people of Otley and beyond, as well as showcasing all the great businesses that Otley has to offer.”

Good luck Martin and it’s great to have you on board!