Cheltenham’s small businesses back the BID

Thursday February 25, 2016

Businesses put the Cheltenham BID on the spot at a lively question and answer event in the town.

Terri Brewster, chair of the BID shadow board, and Kevan Blackadder, Cheltenham town centre manager, answered questions from a 40-strong audience at the meeting organised by the fsb.

The event was chaired by Tim Calway, chairman of the Cheltenham branch of the fsb, which represents small businesses and the self-employed.

There were questions on the type of projects envisaged by the BID, how the levy of 1.25% had been arrived at and on the eventual make-up of the board in the light of a successful ballot.

Mr Calway asked for a show of hands at the end of the meeting and there was an overwhelming majority in favour of backing the Cheltenham BID.


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The meeting was held at Sandford Park Alehouse, High Street, which was today named the best real ale pub in Britain by CAMRA.