December 19 Newsletter

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 […]

Christmas marketing campaign hits the spot

Marketing Cheltenham’s twinkling Christmas campaign has seen advertising on buses around Gloucestershire, on-line advertising, printed guides, a full ‘what’s on’ guide on VisitCheltenham.com and a push-out on the Visit Cheltenham social media channels. The seasonal branding highlights the stylish atmosphere of our Regency town, and of course the magic of Christmas in Cheltenham. The printed […]

Another dazzling Christmas lights switch-on event

We knew it would be hard to match the event we put on to celebrate Christmas 2018 – but we did it! See photo gallery here. On Saturday 23rd November, a traditional Christmas story was given a modern twist when the three ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come paraded through Cheltenham.  Evenlode Productions and […]

In Safe Hands – BID team are first aid certified

As part of their role, Phil, Deb and Carolyn are there to help visitors to Cheltenham have a positive experience. This includes making sure people are well looked after should they be injured or become unwell, so it’s important that they all have the right skills and qualifications to do that. BID Administrator Maria Allebone […]

Speak up for the professional services sector – sit on the BID Board

During his 16-month stint on the BID Board, Oliver Bishop, of Elliot Oliver Sales and Lettings, has provided invaluable advice on how the BID’s projects benefit the many businesses within that sector, ensuring that they have a collective voice. Oliver’s businesses have grown considerably over the past few years.  With this success has come the […]