BID Business of The Month

April BID Business of the Month- Memsahib Gin and Tea Bar

Despite only being open for ten weeks between April 2020 and April 2021, Memsahib Gin and Tea Bar has recently been the focus of Cheltenham’s interest with their innovative crowdfunding campaign designed to generate forward sales and reconnect with their customer base. Cheltenham BID’s Communications Assistant Alex Boulton spoke to founder Litu Mohiuddin and General […]

March BID Business of the Month- Mactaggart & Mickel

Demonstrating the quality of the professional services sector in Cheltenham, we would like to congratulate Mactaggart & Mickel on being named as our BID Business of the Month for March 2021. Since opening their first office outside of Scotland in Cheltenham in 2018, Mactaggart & Mickel has gone from strength to strength in the region, […]

February BID Business of the Month- WoodKraft

Founded by MasterChef Champion Simon Wood, WoodKraft has certainly made an impact on Cheltenham’s food scene since it opened in December 2018. The restaurant is renowned for its brunch, lunch and Sunday roast menus delivered in its relaxed and informal setting on Regent Street. Adapting quickly to each change in restrictions, WoodKraft has evolved to […]

December BID Business of the Month- Santander

Offering essential services, Santander on Cheltenham High Street has remained open throughout both lockdowns. Quickly evolving to provide safe and effective banking during such unprecedented times, the branch has continued to support its customers and Cheltenham-based businesses while also raising over £2000 for charity. Communications Assistant Alex Boulton spoke to Keith Smith, Business Banking Manager, […]

September BID Business of the Month – Mister’s Cafe

Mister’s Café, Cheltenham’s newest Independent café based in Grosvenor Terrace opened its doors for the first time post-lockdown. Located just off the high street away from the hustle & bustle, customers can enjoy home cooked breakfasts, brunches & lunches, afternoon teas and daily specials. The small business has gone from strength to strength since opening […]

November BID Business of the Month – Regent Arcade

This article was written pre-lockdown 2.0. Please the centres update here. Regent Arcade Shopping Centre is Cheltenham’s premier shopping destination. Located in the heart of Cheltenham, the Arcade boasts an impressive line-up of more than 50 retail stores, many of which offer a click & collect service, as well as dining options. The Regent Arcade […]

October BID Business of the Month – Brite Recruitment

Brite Recruitment, Cheltenham’s independent recruitment agency based in Montpellier has been one of the lucky few who have managed to stay open throughout lockdown. Transforming into a fully remote business overnight has been a huge success for them as the four-strong team continue to work both remotely and safely from their office in Cheltenham. Cheltenham […]

BID Business of the Month – Incom Gaming/2PIGS

2PIGS has been the alternative music venue in the heart of Cheltenham since the early nineties and continued to offer live music and non-mainstream club nights up until lockdown. A second business, Incom Gaming has grown inside the 2PIGS from trying to find usage of the space during the day. Through Nick Binding’s (co-owner of […]

BID Business of the Month – The Cheltenham Trust

The Cheltenham Trust (The Trust) is a registered charity that was established in 2014 to manage the town’s iconic venues, the Cheltenham Town Hall, The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum, Pittville Pump Room, Leisure at Cheltenham and Prince of Wales Stadium on behalf of Cheltenham Borough Council. The charity stood out during this unprecedented time […]

August BID Business of the Month – Primark

Primark reopened its doors on Monday 15 June after three months of lockdown. Kevan Blackadder, Director of Cheltenham BID, said: “I was so impressed with the preparations that have been made by Kristan and his team. Kristan , Primark store manager said: “The most important thing for a large store like this to get right […]

BID Business of the Month – Tokyotattoo Studios

Deano Jouni is passionate about his business and his team.  He created Tokyotattoo Studios in November 2012 and has had fun growing it ever since.  The creative team at the studio have world-wide reputations as tattoo artists, with clients regularly coming from several countries to see them.  Tokyotattoo Studios is sponsored by the biggest brands […]

BID Business of the Month – Regency Dry Cleaning

In December 1999, Dave and Zena Dickson were preparing to see in the new millennium as they opened their dry-cleaning business in Grosvenor Terrace.  Today, Regency Dry Cleaning is one of Cheltenham’s most established independent businesses, going from strength to strength by responding to market needs and social trends. Their loyal customers come from Worcester, […]

BID Business of the Month – PDSA Charity Shop

Charity shops play a vital role in keeping our High Streets alive and are, for many charities, a major source of income. For some volunteers, they can be an essential connection with other people.  The PDSA shop on High Street is no exception. Shop Manager, Dolly Neal, has managed charity shops for more than 15 […]

BID Business of the Month – Laura Leigh Hair and Beauty

Laura Leigh set up her business in 2005.  Over the next ten years the business continued to expand and in 2015 Laura moved her business into the stylish salon they now occupy in Clarence Street. There is now a team of more than 20 staff, many of whom started their training with the business and […]

BID Business of the month – Warhammer Cheltenham

Warhammer Cheltenham (formerly Games Workshop) recently celebrated its seventh anniversary. Will Rawlins has been the store manager for three years and feels lucky to be in the position. Warhammer is a tabletop miniature wargame that simulates battles between terrestrial armies from different factions.  Created in 1983, the game continues to grow in popularity and attracts […]