Cheltenham BID Awards 2020

Wednesday January 1, 2020

The diverse range of successful businesses is what makes Cheltenham a vibrant town where people want to come and visit, work and stay. 

In 2018, with the backing of Cotswold Life Business & Professional, the BID Awards were launched to recognise and reward the contribution all the businesses make in creating the unique atmosphere of Cheltenham.  

Nominations are open across 10 categories for the Cotswold Life Cheltenham BID Awards 2020. 

Businesses can nominate themselves or get their customers involved in the nominations. So, if your business excels in your sector, provides exceptional customer service or encourages great teamwork, put it up for an award. 

If you think one of your employees or colleagues is outstanding and has real ambition to succeed, why not put them forward for an award in the Young Businessperson of the Year Category or Retail Manager of the Year? 

Whether you are part of a large national group or an independent retailer, a gym or recruitment agency, you could be joining the likes of Molton Brown, Smokey Joes, Brite Recruitment and Welcome Gym as an award winner.

Previous winners have told us how much receiving the recognition means to them and how it helps their business. Sophie Harris, Operations Director at Brite Recruitment said “We were absolutely thrilled to win the Professional Services award; it was so unexpected! To be recognised and celebrated in the local community is wonderful. We pride ourselves on the great service we give, so the award was very fitting. We recruit across the UK, including Gloucestershire, and this award has helped raise our profile in Cheltenham.” 

If you are new to the BID, you could be the winning Newcomer of the Year like The Cosy Club (2018) and John Lewis & Partners (2019).  
Nominations are open to Cheltenham BID businesses only until March 6 and it’s easy to do. Just visit   
If you run a business in the BID zone and you’re proud of what you do, please enter. And if you know a potential winner – be it a hair salon, an outstanding estate agent or your favourite place to eat and drink – please nominate them.  

Award recipients will be invited to attend the ceremony on May 20 at The Old Courthouse, and we look forward to celebrating success.