Otley Business Awards
This event was started by Tom Hatley back in 2015 at what was Korks Wine Bar & Brasserie.
Run by the Otley Chamber of Trade, the awards now take place every two years and recognise the fantastic array of businesses Otley has.
With customers providing the nominations and mystery shoppers validating the information, it really is an honour to be shortlisted and a great accolade to win.
The awards also recognise exceptional apprentices starting their careers locally.
We celebrated our own Theo Rhodes winning the award in 2022!
Tom also won the Outstanding Contribution to the Business Community 2022 Award in recognition for all his hard work and dedication to Christopher Little & Co and the Otley business community over the years.
We believe that great things can be achieved when we work together.
As members of the thriving Otley community, we support our friends and neighbours in a number of important ways.
You can read more about how we help our local community on this page.
We are proud to sponsor Otley Carnival
With the parade starting at the Auction Mart and heading right past our office and onto the Otley Show Ground, this is a great town centre event for the whole family.
It is a feast for the eyes and ears, thanks to all the local schools, organisations, and businesses taking part.
There is music, dancing, and decorated floats providing plenty of entertainment.
We are proud to sponsor Otley Carnival, a volunteer-led event that raises funds for various charities.
We’re a member of the Otley and District Chamber of Trade and Commerce.
Otley Chamber was established in the 1930s and has consistently spoken out on behalf of local businesses.
Our Membership reflects the wide range of businesses in the town and includes High Street names as well as numerous specialist retailers and service providers.
Visit Otley Chamber for more information on the work of the Otley and District Chamber of Trade and Commerce.
Otley Walking Festival
A brilliant volunteer-led event which takes place at the end of June and beginning of July each year. There are walks for all abilities and they are all free to enter. We particularly like the ones that stop at pubs, and you’ll often find the Christopher Little & Co team taking part in one of those!
For more information visit: www.otleywalkingfestival.co.uk
Otley Business Improvement District
Christopher Little & Co Principal, Thomas Hatley sits on the Board of Directors for Otley Business Improvement District.
Otley BID is an investment partnership, raising money for improvements to the beautiful town of Otley.
Visit Otley Bid for more information on the work of the Otley Business Improvement District.
The oldest one day agricultural show in the country which we are proud to have sponsored for a number of years and enjoy attending.
You’ll find us in the “Shop Local Marquee”, usually with a few giveaways and a competition running.
It’s a great family day out, and becoming an annual event for the Christopher Little & Co team.
Otley Food Bank
Supporting charitable causes and the local community has always been a core part of our business, and a personal passion.
We asked our clients which charity we should focus on and they chose Otley Food Bank.
Otley Food Bank provides food parcels to the most vulnerable families and individuals within Otley and our surrounding communities, ensuring that those who receive them have at least three days’ food to cover any emergency.
You can read more about the aims of our work with Otley Food Bank, and updates on our progress, here.
We’ve showcased the work of local photographers throughout this website.
We’d particularly like to thank Karl Hockless for allowing us to use the image of Otley Bridge over the River Wharfe looking towards Otley Chevin on our homepage.
For more of his work and information on how you can purchase their images, please visit here.