We are absolutely delighted to be launching the Cotswold Life Cheltenham BID Awards 2019.
Last year, for the first time, we celebrated the brilliant businesses which make Cheltenham town centre the vibrant, dynamic, diverse area that it is, you can see our 2018 winners here.
The response was phenomenal so we have partnered with Cotswold Life to continue these awards. From sensational independent boutiques to lively restaurants, pubs and cafes, gorgeous beauty salons to expert professional services and brilliant shop assistants, we’re looking for the cream of the crop.
Across 10 categories, this year’s awards will reward the very best traders in the Cheltenham BID zone – the area of the town centre from the High Street, along ThePromenade to Montpellier, and down to the Brewery Quarter.
And we want your nominations
Since its inception in 2016, the board behind the BID – Cheltenham’s Business Improvement District – has done a huge amount to raise the profile of the town as a retail and leisure destination. High-profile campaigns over the past few months have included the introduction of the Cheltenham Gift Card – now accepted by John Lewis; the dazzling Christmas lights switch-on event and the negotiation of free parking for festive shoppers. It’s also campaigned for major infrastructure projects, including the £700,000 project to revamp the High Street. Those who visit Cheltenham are lucky enough to enjoy the huge range of restaurants, bars and leisure outlets in the dazzling Brewery Quarter. The Promenade must be one of the prettiest shopping streets in the whole of the UK. The charming independent boutiques and salons of Montpellier, along with its quirky pubs, are a dream for visitors and residents alike. And with the opening of the dazzling new John Lewis in the old Beechwood Shopping Centre, Cheltenham’s status as the county’s premier retail destination is sealed.
If you know a fantastic company – be it a hair salon, a cracking pub, a charming shop assistant or an estate agency – you can nominate them here, just take a look under the categories tab. We’re so looking forward to celebrating all your incredible achievements yet again, and putting Cheltenham firmly on the map.
Kevan Blackadder, BID Director says: “When we launched the Cheltenham BID Awards last year, it was important we did so with a trusted local media brand.
“We were delighted with the support and publicity we were given by Cotswold Life and look forward to an even better awards process this year.
“We’re going to make the nominations process easier with a view to ensuring that our very best businesses and their staff are recognised for the great work they do in the town centre.
“Our 600 businesses cover a wide range of sectors: independent and national retailers, restaurants, pubs, bars, clubs and hotels, leisure, health and beauty and professional services. Make sure you take your chance to say thank you through the Cheltenham BID Awards.”