Located in Montpellier since 1999, Neal’s Yard Remedies Cheltenham has been selected as the October BID Business of the Month.
Margaret Cavenagh and Sarah Proud are joint directors. Margaret is also joint chair of the Montpellier Association. She said about having a business in Montpellier: “We’re a close-knit community of independent businesses. It’s like being in a friendly village, we socialise as well as work well together.”
A supporter of the BID from the outset, Margaret has been enthusiastic
about getting involved in BID initiatives. They were one of the first businesses to sign up to accept the Cheltenham Gift Card and welcomed the savings they made through the Group Purchasing scheme we run in association with Meercat.
As well as the huge range of ethical, natural and organic skincare and well-being products they are so well known for, customers also visit Neal’s Yard for their therapy rooms. Margaret said: “Most of our customers have been coming to us for years. They have become the best of friends”
The shop front in Montpellier is always attractive but it took on a special appeal during the Tour of Britain, when one the ‘Green Bikes’ was on display and again when they took part in the BID’s ‘Festive Façade’ competition. The BID in Bloom flowers have been brightening up the outside of the shop all summer long.
An obvious choice for Cheltenham Beauty Week, Neal’s Yard offered customers, old and new, free treatments. Being active on social media, they did a great job of sharing all the events. In fact, we really like the way they share posts for other businesses and frequently tag their neighbours and the BID.
As BID business of the month, Neal’s Yard Remedies will have the opportunity to speak at Cheltenham Business Forum’s Big Breakfast in November. We’ll be highlighting their products and therapies on our social media channels.