The Board of Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) is pleased to announce the appointment of Francesca Inman as their new Chief Executive, starting on Tuesday 7th May. 

Francesca joins the BID from Bristol BIDs; Bristol City Centre BID, Broadmead BID, and Redcliffe and Temple BID, where she is currently Head of Projects.  She brings a wealth of experience with previous roles in the regeneration team at North Somerset Council creating Weston’s first co-working hub and in a variety of event and technology positions.

Francesca will be responsible for leading the work of the BID which has seen £3.8m invested into the town centre since its formation in 2016.

Alex Rose, Chair of Cheltenham BID said: “I am delighted that Francesca has agreed to lead Cheltenham BID as we approach a crucial phase leading up to our reballot in 2026.

Following a rigorous recruitment process, Francesca emerged as the top candidate among a highly competitive pool. Myself, the Board, and the entire BID team are very excited for the future”.

Francesca Inman said: ‘’I am thrilled to be joining Cheltenham BID as its new Chief Executive to continue the great work that the team have achieved over the past 8 years.  I can see just how much Cheltenham has changed since the implementation of the BID and the positive impact it is having. I am eager to meet all the local businesses, communities, and partners to ensure we continue to support and celebrate Cheltenham as the fantastic town it is. Together, I am looking forward to embarking on a journey of collaboration, prosperity and building a legacy that resonates far beyond our streets’’.

In July 2021, the BID secured its second term with a yes vote totalling 86% from the more than 300 businesses (a 46% turnout) that responded to the ballot and a 90% yes vote by rateable value.

Under the leadership of Heath Gunter, the BID has successfully navigated its over 700 businesses through the pandemic and the ongoing cost-of-living crisis with Cheltenham’s economy proving to be resilient by outperforming many larger towns and cities both nationally and regionally.

The BID has established several annual events including the Cheltenham Observation Wheel, Cheltenham Food + Drink week, Wimbledon Big Screen, the Around Town programmes that bring Cheltenham’s famous Jazz, Music, Science and Literature Festivals onto the town’s streets and the Christmas Launch event.

As well as events the BID provides vital support for businesses, facilitates partnerships, provides guidance, represents and champions town centre businesses and delivers cost saving initiatives. They have been responsible for initiatives such as BID in Bloom and Tidy Up Cheltenham which have both enhanced the look of the town centre for residents and visitors. Their Ambassadors have also facilitated partnerships and played an important role in welcoming visitors to the town centre.

The BID’s second term runs through to 31st March 2026 and sees delivery focused on four priority areas: business support, marketing & promotion, town centre events and townscape enhancements.

Discover how you can become a “Plastic-Free Champion” and make a positive impact on our environment! Join this insightful FREE WORKSHOP on Thursday, April 4th, from 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM at the Municipal Offices, Promenade, Cheltenham GL50 9SA.

Meet Carol Febry, passionate Community Lead, along with Karen Wilson from Foodloose Community Shop, as they guide us on our journey towards a cleaner, greener Cheltenham.

Partnering with Surfers Against Sewage, they are dedicated to fostering a Plastic Free Community right here in Cheltenham. Your business can be a part of this movement by becoming a Plastic Free Champion.

Curious to learn more? Check out this informative video on ‘How to be a Plastic Free Business Champion’:

Secure your spot by replying to febrycarol82@gmail.com

Let’s work together to protect our beautiful environment, starting right here in Cheltenham!

About Van Hargen Art

Poppy and Sasha Van Hargen are 19-year-old twin sisters and luxury contemporary artists based in Gloucestershire. Their cutting-edge art form called ‘Digital Mosaic Art’ has been picked up by the mainstream art publisher, Buckingham Fine Art, where they now sell their luxury pieces to private clients, businesses, collectors and the public.

Poppy and Sasha are hoping to take their artworks as far and wide as they can, from Cheltenham to London and overseas.

To find out more about their inspiring journey and to see their artworks, please click the link here: https://vanhargen.square.site/about

Zero To 100 Initiative

Poppy and Sasha are pioneering an exciting initiative in collaboration with The Cheltenham Racecourse.

To celebrate the centenary of the Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup, Poppy and Sasha are setting out to raise and donate £100,000 for the Gold Cup 100 community fund. They plan to achieve this by ‘selling-out’ their racing themed artworks, where all raised funds will be dispersed to various community and charity causes across the county (arranged by the Cheltenham Racecourse).

To read more about this initiative, please visit the following page: https://vanhargen.square.site/zero-to-one-hundred

Trail around Cheltenham

To raise awareness of this initiative, Poppy and Sasha are setting up a trail around Cheltenham whereby their racing artworks will be positioned and available for purchase at certain locations. This already includes the Cheltenham Racecourse, John Lewis and Beards Jewellery store. Participating brands will be spotlighted as supporters of the charity initiative, whilst helping the girls boost their probability of achieving the £100,000 donation target.

Your support

With this, Poppy and Sasha are incredibly keen to hear if you may be able to assist their efforts by:

  1. Participating in and promoting the trail
  2. Directing their artworks to individuals / organisations / businesses who may like to feature in the trail
  3. Or by sharing their initiative with contacts that might like to support directly through purchasing a limited-edition charity artwork?

Future opportunities

Aside from this fundraising initiative, Poppy and Sasha are always looking for event opportunities to showcase their unique art in-and-around Cheltenham and further afield. They have previously exhibited at The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie, The Nook on Five, Brasserie Blanc, Oxford University, Ascot Racecourse and were the first artists in residence at The Queens Hotel Cheltenham. 

They are set to exhibit at John Lewis Cheltenham, and are currently displaying at The Cheltenham Racecourse, Beards Jewellery store and Park Gallery. 

The girls would love to open up conversations with businesses who may like to collaborate over a special showcase event, as well as with businesses looking for artworks to display on a permanent basis.

Contact

To contact the girls, please email Sasha directly: thevanhargentwins@outlook.com 

Or approach them via their Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/vanhargenart?igsh=MXNvNGZjNjE2NGVlNA==

Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2024: A Star-Studded Line-Up

Cheltenham Jazz Festival, one of Europe’s biggest and most diverse jazz festivals, is back for another year of world-class music, featuring some of the biggest names in jazz, as well as emerging talent and local acts. The festival runs from May 1 to May 6, 2024, and offers a variety of events, from concerts and workshops to talks and parties.

The festival has announced its full line-up for 2024, with some massive names taking to the stage this year. Here are some of the highlights:

These are just some of the artists who will grace the festival this year. The festival will also feature performances by UB40, Morcheeba, Jack Savoretti, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Courtney Pine, Nubiyan Twist, Orchestra Baobab, Huey Morgan, Clare Teal, Snarky Puppy, Kit Downes, Norma Winstone and many more.

In addition to the main stages at Montpellier Gardens, the festival will also host a vibrant programme of events happening around town, showcasing the best of local and regional talent, as well as some special guests. The ‘… around town’ programme will include free concerts, jam sessions, late-night parties, educational activities and more, at venues such as Montpellier Courtyard, The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum, John Gordons, The Brewery Quarter and The Botanist. Cheltenham BID proudly sponsors the ‘…around town’ programme.

For more information about the festival, visit the festival website. Don’t miss this chance to experience the best of jazz in Cheltenham! .

Save the date! Titan the Robot will soon be rolling into Imperial Gardens and he’s bringing the laughs with him ⚡️

Catch Titan’s legendary wit and electrifying FREE family show at the Observation Wheel, Imperial Gardens on Saturday, 17 February:
✨ 11:30-12:00
✨ 13:00-13:30
✨ 14:30-15:00

This ain’t your average robot routine! Titan’s got moves, jokes, and surprises that’ll leave you speechless. He’s charmed audiences on Britain’s Got Talent, rocked with Will.i.am at Wembley, and even hung out with Will Smith and Rihanna!

Don’t miss your chance to meet the robo-star who’s travelled the world and won hearts everywhere.

https://www.visitcheltenham.com/whats-on/cheltenham-observation-wheel-p2633353

Business owners and residents asked to show their interest for water-repellent paint to help fight back against people who urinate in public.

Residents and businesses are being asked for their expressions of interest in water-repellent paint to deter public urination during the March racing festival.

A War On Wee has once again been declared against people who urinate in public during race week. Water-repellent paint will be made available to affected residents and businesses.

Record numbers of race goers are expected at the 2024 Cheltenham Festival in March. Between 12 and 15 March 2024, upwards of 250,000 racegoers and visitors will arrive in the town.

During previous festivals, whilst additional temporary toilets were installed along the main routes to the racecourse, many racegoers still chose to urinate in public spaces.

Working with all partners and communities, and with a series of other measures, the council wish to hear from businesses and residents interested in supporting the new initiative.

Cllr Max Wilkinson, cabinet member economic development, culture, tourism and wellbeing, said: “Cheltenham people are sick of seeing a minority of disrespectful racegoers urinating in public in broad daylight.  It’s absolutely not on. We want people to have a good time and enjoy the races, but please treat our town with respect too. There are plenty of extra temporary loos placed all around the town and there’s no excuse for weeing in broad daylight.  People who decide to wee in public should be under no illusion – they could end up with wet trousers if they pick one of the walls covered in water-repellent paint.”

The council aims to make the water-repellent paint available well in advance of the March Festival and asks businesses and residents to register their interest through the engagement hub. The council will contact interested businesses and residents during the week commencing 26 February 2024 with further information.

Cheltenham BID are supporting the council’s roll out of water-repellent paint to BID businesses in the town.

Heath Gunter, chief executive at Cheltenham BID, said: “As last year, we are hoping that the water-repellent paint will discourage individuals from urinating on the walls in town. Such behaviour is unpleasant to witness and creates extra cleaning responsibilities for local businesses. The BID are happy to support the council with this initiative.’’

The anti-wee initiative will again be supported by a #KeepItCleanCheltenham campaign due to launch in time for the March Festival which aims to raise awareness and stamp down on antisocial behaviour including public urinating and littering.

The council is also working with Cheltenham racecourse and Gloucestershire Constabulary to increase the number of temporary public toilets, visibility at key points and junctions and issue fixed penalty notices where necessary for those who still chose to urinate in public.


For press enquiries contact: communications team, 01242 264231, email communications@cheltenham.gov.uk.

Photo single use only: Cllr Max Wilkinson member for economic development, culture, tourism and wellbeing, Cheltenham BID Ambassador Jo-Anne Hale and Sam Robinson Neighbourhood team leader.

Cheltenham BID have some ‘wheely’ exciting news! The Cheltenham Observation Wheel is returning to Imperial Gardens for three weeks in February and the beginning of March.

This is your chance to enjoy bird’s-eye views over Regency Cheltenham.

The wheel, operated by The Giant Wheel Company and hosted by Cheltenham BID, will operate daily 9th February – 3rd March, with extended opening times at weekends, and throughout the half-term holiday.

There will also be some exciting family entertainment alongside the Observation Wheel including Titan The Robot’s guest appearance on Saturday the 17th February: stay tuned to our social media channels for further information. 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ride£8.00 per ticket
Child ride (under 1.4 m)£6.00 per ticket
Family ticket£25.00 per ticket

Adult ticket will be £8, small child under 1.4m £6 and a family ticket (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children under 1.4m) £25.

FROM GRAFFITI TO WEEDS, THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE REMOVED!

With the responsibility falling to businesses to remove graffiti from their premises and weed on their boundary (and in their own doorways), the BID team are kept busy helping to ‘Tidy Up Cheltenham’.

Whether through reporting incidents of graffiti, littering and flyposting or by physically removing it, the BID ambassadors manage to tackle a lot of what blights the town between visiting businesses.

The BID brought in contractors and hired the services of Ubico to tackle some large-scale ‘scribblings’ across the town centre. In all, 10 large areas were painted or jet washed. In addition to that, since January 1 this year, the BID ambassadors have removed graffiti from utility boxes, bins, bus shelters, street furniture, road signs and walls on more than 100 occasions.

We continue to work with the police to find a way to tackle the extensive issue of graffiti – which is criminal damage. If you see graffiti, no matter how long you think it has been there, please report it to the police by emailing 101@ gloucestershire.police.uk and help us to move this to the top of their list of priorities.

We’re all aware of how fast weeds grow and what an unsightly mess they are, so BID ambassadors can frequently be seen carrying hoes and spades and filling black bags with weeds from every area of the town. We continue to lobby for a more frequent and robust weeding schedule from the council and in the meantime, encourage you all to do your bit and remove the weeds from immediately outside your businesses.

Following the success of the Civic Day event in June, the BID organised another event on Winchcombe, Pittville and Albion Streets on September 16. BID staff and volunteers from BID businesses and the Cheltenham Civic Society weeded, litter picked and removed graffiti and stickers. Our hard work was rewarded with delicious pizzas donated by Papa John’s.

Cheltenham’s Christmas ice rink offers the perfect festive celebration for friends and colleagues to get together and enjoy a magical evening.

Why not have the entire rink to yourselves followed by drinks and festive food at nearby hospitality venues.
From The Garden Bar Orangery, to No. 131 and nearby restaurants and hotels there is a venue to suit all tastes and party sizes.

Corporate Parties – We can offer group bookings discounts or you can go all out and hire the whole rink for your celebration.
Exclusive hire available off-peak (please call to discuss availability) – £1,500 incl. VAT (saving of up to £260)
Ticket to include skating for 60 minutes. *Maximum skaters 200.

To make a corporate booking, email events@meetincheltenham.co.uk or call 01242 384805 with your preferred date, time and guest numbers. Tickets will be held until full payment is received within 7 days.

For further details on Christmas party nights, festive dining and accommodation in Cheltenham, contact Tara Sanchez on events@meetincheltenham.co.uk

Ice rink opens: Friday 17th November 2023
Ice rink closes: Monday 1st January 2024
Location: Imperial Gardens.

We are pleased to be offering FREE Vulnerability, Anti-Sexual Harassment and Bystander Training to all BID businesses and members of Cheltenham Safe. 

The free training will help staff to understand how to:

Staff can participate on-line or in person and can book using the Eventbrite links below.

Thursday, 13th July (In-Person Session) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/651887231257
Tuesday, 25th July (Online Session) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/651931684217

BID Networking at Mr Mulligans
July 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Cheltenham BID for a fun afternoon of networking, crazy golf, and a guest speaker at Mr Mulligans in The Brewery Quarter.

This relaxed event offers a casual and friendly environment where you can:

• Mingle with fellow professionals.

• Share your ideas and grow your business network.

• Play a round of Crazy golf!

We are excited to welcome Demelsa Coleman from The Brewery Quarter as our guest speaker who will talk about upcoming plans for the Brewery Quarter and together, we will be pleased to showcase the Wimbledon Big Screen that will be in place from the 3rd to the 16th of July.

Tickets are free for Cheltenham BID levy payers and £22 for non-levy paying businesses.

We can’t wait to see you there so reserve your ticket today!
 

BID Networking with Sue Ryder

August 3 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us for a free business networking afternoon at the stunning Leckhampton Court where you will learn more about the work of Sue Ryder, while touring the grounds and hearing about the history of one of Cheltenham’s oldest buildings, followed by drinks and networking on the terrace.

As well as learning more about Sue Ryder and the gorgeous Leckhampton Court, this friendly and informal event allows you to:

• Meet new business contacts

• Network and connect with other BID businesses

• Catch up with the BID team

• Understand how the BID can help you and your business

Tickets are free for Cheltenham BID levy payers and a charitable donation of £15 for non-levy paying businesses.

Book your ticket now to avoid disappointment!

Purple Flag is an accreditation process similar to the Green Flag award for parks and the Blue Flag for beaches. It leads to Purple Flag status for town & city centres that meet or surpass the standards of excellence in managing the evening and night time economy (ENTE). It is a positive initiative that indicates an entertaining, diverse, safe and enjoyable night out throughout the UK and Ireland and now being taken up internationally.
Town and City centres that achieve a Purple Flag will be those that are safe, diverse, vibrant, appealing, well-managed and offer a positive experience to consumers. Purple Flag is the only UK scheme focused on the ENTE that sees it in the round; both the negative impacts that need to be addressed and the potential for economic growth, increased conviviality and community enhancement.
Accreditation is an annual process and Cheltenham has held Purple Flag status for seven consecutive years since 2016 with the town just learning that following an assessment visit by external assessors at the end of March 2023, we have again been assessed as having a safe, vibrant and welcoming evening and night-time economy. The town will receive its latest award at a ceremony in Leicester in June.

The designated Purple Flag area comprises the main trading and hospitality area of the town centre and encompasses the whole of the Cheltenham BID area.

Applicants to the scheme are assessed under five core themes:

  1.  Wellbeing – (welcoming , clean and safe)
  2. Movement – (a secure pattern of arrival, circulation and departure)
  3. A broad appeal – (a vibrant choice and a rich mix)
  4. Place – (a stimulating destination and a vital place)
  5. Policy envelope – (a clear aim and common purpose)

In this latest assessment the assessors rated Cheltenham as above standard in all of the core themes with the exception of wellbeing where we were assessed as outstanding/excellent.

The town received top marks for its safety, care and regulation, its wide choice of food and dining venues, its arts and cultural scene, attractive public places and  streets, for the appropriate use of natural and built features to reinforce appeal, and having a sound statistical base for policy making and action.

The assessment panel also commended the work of Cheltenham Guardians who Cheltenham BID are very proud to support in their amazing contribution to the town and the Guardians Night-care hub.

The working party behind Cheltenham’s Purple Flag applications comprises representatives from the Borough Council, the police, Cheltenham BID, the licensed trade, Cheltenham Guardians, Cheltenham Street Pastors and the University of Gloucestershire Students’ Union.   

Are you ready to make a positive impact on our town? Join us as we kick off our annual Tidy Up Cheltenham campaign and help create a cleaner and more beautiful community!

Cheltenham BID are seeking enthusiastic volunteers from businesses to participate in this exciting initiative. On Saturday 17th June, we will be teaming up with the Cheltenham Civic Society and their dedicated volunteers. Together, we will tackle weeds, litter, stickers, and graffiti along Grosvenor Terrace and The Strand, from Sainsbury’s to the top of Cambray Place.

Don’t worry about bringing any equipment – we’ve got you covered! Just show up, have fun, and contribute to the transformation of our town’s appearance. By lending your time and effort, you’ll play a vital role in enhancing our community’s pride and overall aesthetic. It will be also great for team building, networking and your CSR. It’s likely to only be a morning so we will be done before lunchtime so it won’t take too much time out of your weekend plans.

If you’re interested in joining us and being part of this incredible event, please reach out to the BID at info@cheltenhambid.co.uk.

Regent Street in Cheltenham is not just any street, it’s a foodie’s heaven! If you’re looking for a great place to eat and drink, you can’t go wrong with the amazing selection of restaurants and bars on or near this street. So, let’s take a look at some of the most popular spots!


BAO & BBQ

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BAO & BBQ is a culinary gem that brings the vibrant flavours of Asia to the heart of town. This esteemed eatery is a haven for food connoisseurs in search of delectable bao buns and succulent grilled meats. With its stylish and lively ambiance, Bao & BBQ promises an authentic dining experience, showcasing expertly crafted dishes. From the delectable taste of steamed bao buns to the tantalising char of grilled meats, each bite is a true delight. Whether you’re an Asian cuisine enthusiast or simply looking to embark on a culinary adventure, Bao & BBQ is a must-visit destination..


Beefy Boys

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Beefy Boys is a burger lover’s dream come true. Originally hailing from Hereford, this award-winning burger joint has gained a reputation for its exceptional creations. With a focus on quality ingredients and bold flavours, Beefy Boys offers an enticing menu that caters to all tastes. From classic beef burgers to inventive vegetarian options, each burger is crafted with care and precision. The restaurant’s vibrant atmosphere and friendly staff create a welcoming dining experience. For burger enthusiasts in Gloucestershire, Beefy Boys on Regent Street is a must-visit destination.


Domaine 16

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This trendy restaurant offers a unique concept cantered around all things cheese and wine. Owner Stephanie has spent her life learning about food and wine, and has worked with some of the best restaurants in Gloucestershire, including Michelin-starred venues. At Domaine 16, you can savour an exceptional dining experience where carefully selected cheeses from around the world are expertly paired with a curated wine list. The restaurant’s stylish ambiance, coupled with Stephanie’s passion for gastronomy, creates a haven for cheese and wine lovers seeking a memorable culinary adventure in Cheltenham.


Kibou

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Kibou Cheltenham is a haven for Japanese cuisine enthusiasts. This award-winning restaurant brings the vibrant flavours of Tokyo to the heart of the Cotswolds. From the moment you step inside, you’ll be transported to a world of authentic Japanese delicacies, beautifully presented and bursting with freshness. Kibou offers an extensive menu featuring an array of sushi rolls, sashimi, tempura, and other traditional dishes, all crafted with precision and artistry. With its warm and inviting atmosphere, Kibou promises a memorable dining experience for sushi lovers and those seeking a taste of Japan in Cheltenham.


The Coffee Dispensary

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The Coffee Dispensary is a haven for coffee enthusiasts. This cozy and inviting café prides itself on its passion for specialty coffee. The team are passionate about specialty coffee and love nothing more than sharing their knowledge and expertise with customers. They also hosts music nights, showcasing local talent. It’s a perfect spot to relax, sip on a delicious cup of coffee or even a cocktail, and immerse yourself in the vibrant local music scene.


The Find

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The Find, inspired by the historical English coffee houses, offers a sanctuary where you can escape the outside world. It aims to be a community gathering place, providing superior coffee, delectable food, and a welcoming ambiance. The coffee selection is meticulously sourced and roasted by James Gourmet Coffee, ensuring high-quality beans and sustainable relationships with growers.


The Grape Escape

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The Grape Escape is a wine bar with an extensive selection of over 100 wines from 18 countries. They offer a weekly changing selection of wines by the glass, showcasing both famous and unusual varieties. They also have a reserve fine wine list and serve beers, ciders, spirits, and bar snacks.


Woodkraft

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WOODKRAFT is a lively and welcoming independent restaurant in Cheltenham. They serve a delicious selection of breakfast, brunch, and lunch options, along with specialty coffee and cakes. Their menu showcases locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and offers both traditional classics and innovative dishes.


So there you have it, the best spots to eat and drink on Regent Street in Cheltenham. Whether you’re looking for a fancy night out or a casual bite to eat, there’s something for everyone. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and start exploring!

We’re delighted to have negotiated a discounted parking rate for BID businesses at the recently refurbished Town Centre East Car Park.


The cost is £55 for a monthly permit or £645 annually.  The permits can be bought by an employee, or by the company on behalf of the team.  Monthly permits can be bought for any time period between one and eleven months. They can also be bulk purchased.  
Permits are issued by Cheltenham Borough Council.  However, the first stage is to fill the form in here  so that the BID team can confirm your eligibility.  Permits are valid 7 days a week and will always start from the 1st day of the next month.  Once the BID has confirmed eligibility with Cheltenham Borough Council, you will receive an email and a secure payment link.  Once you’ve paid, you will get a further email confirming your purchase, and you will subsequently be emailed advising you to collect your permit(s) from the Municipal Offices on The Promenade.


If you need any clarification, please contact info@cheltenhambid.co.uk or call on 01242 571123.
 
Apply Here

Cheltenham BID has also negotiated discounted parking rates for both daily and season tickets at the CitiPark John Lewis Car Park, Albion Street GL52 2RR.  Daily discounted parking will cost just £5.00* and a monthly ticket will be £60**, saving £30 a month

Fill out the form here and the BID team will confirm your eligibility and send you joining instructions. 

Cheltenham BID have teamed up with Dojo to bring you simple, fast and secure payments which come in the form of their new intuitive card machine – Dojo Go.   Using Dojo means you will:

Cheltenham BID businesses also get:

If you want to know more, get in touch with James Roberts on 078 48452 990 or james.roberts@dojo.co.uk to find out how to get started.

Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your professional network while also experiencing the beauty and history of Cheltenham? Then mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 24th, from 10 am to 12 noon, for Cheltenham BID’s Netwalking event.

Led by Anne Bartlett, a seasoned tour guide from www.tourandexplore.com, the tour will start at The Wilson, a magnificent art gallery and museum. From there, we’ll take a leisurely stroll through some of Cheltenham’s most iconic locations, including Regent Street, the Regent Arcade, the Promenade, and Montpellier.

Not only will you have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, but you’ll also experience the unique architecture and history of these beautiful locations. This tour will take approximately one and a half hours and will provide a perfect opportunity for exploration and valuable connections.

To secure your place on this exciting tour click here.

Don’t miss out on this exclusive event that promises to be a perfect blend of business and fun.

Are you a driven and organised individual with a passion for delivering exceptional experiences?

Do you have a talent for coordinating multiple tasks and projects, and a track record of delivering results on time and within budget?

If so, Cheltenham BID (Business Improvement District) has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Project Coordinator.

As a vital member of our organisation, you will be responsible for the coordination and execution of a wide range of projects aimed at enhancing the town centre in Cheltenham. You will work closely with our Operations Manager and Chief Executive to ensure that projects are delivered on time, within budget, and to the highest standards of quality.

Your role will require excellent organisational and time management skills, as well as a strong ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders. You will be responsible for creating project plans, tracking progress, and ensuring that all project deliverables are completed to a high standard.

At Cheltenham BID, we are dedicated to creating an environment for businesses to thrive in the town centre and we need a dynamic and motivated Project Coordinator to join our team and help us achieve our goals.

If you have a passion for project management and are ready to take on a new challenge, we want to hear from you!

Apply now and be part of a dynamic and exciting team that is making a real difference in Cheltenham.

Cheltenham continues to defy gloomy economic warnings with plenty of new openings, proving growth and expansion is still on the cards for a town on the up. SoGlos rounds-up some of the best new openings to check out this new year.

Read more here

We had another full house for our BID training session on Wednesday 25th January which was delivered by Wagada Digital on SEO For Beginners.

The session covered:

• What is SEO?

• How to find your ranking

• Your keywords and their intent

• How to map out your keywords and optimise your content

• The importance of local SEO

• The value of your Google Business Profile and Reviews

• How SEO fits into your long-term plans for growth

We’ve already received some great feedback from the businesses that attended.

‘I took so much away from this session, thank you’

‘I actually feel like I know what I’m doing now with my website’

‘So informative’

Cheltenham BID runs regular training for its businesses. Click here to book on to any of our training sessions