May Newsletter

BID Business of the Month – The Square Pillow

With its unmistakable pink façade and pink and white awning, The Square Pillow has been part of the community in Montpellier for three decades. In 1988 Suzanne Langley-Sowter opened a business which has endured the test of time and all the changes that the retail sector has seen during the past 30 years.  This is […]

Caught on camera – The first International Film Festival comes to Cheltenham

Cheltenham’s reputation as a festival town is growing.  With an already impressive list of arts and culture festivals, this year will see another performing arts festival added to the list. From May 27 to June 1 the first Cheltenham International Film Festival will see a celebration of cinematography across eleven venues in town. From screenings […]

The Digital High Street – Getting the best of both worlds

Recent developments in high streets across the UK show that things are changing – fast. The successful retailers have been those who have managed a blend of digital and physical presence. How do we achieve that in Gloucestershire’s High Streets? Join a panel that have been working at the forefront of the new technologies at […]

Welcome to the Board

Firstly, we would like to say thank you to Dustin Wise of L’Una Design and Mel Tubby of Marks and Spencer for their support over the past few years.  Dustin will continue to be involved with BID projects when time allows but will be focusing on his growing business. Mel and Dustin’s resignations from the […]

Could you be due for a reassessment on your rates?

Listening to businesses is what we do at the BID.  Some of you have experienced circumstances beyond your control that you think could put you in line for a rates rebate. You’ve told us how convoluted the process of appeal can be; that it’s difficult to find out how to register for the Check, Challenge, […]

Cambray place is warming up for the 2019 Chilli Feista

For the third year running, the BID is bringing the Cheltenham Street Chilli Fiesta to Cambray Place. 13 stalls selling all manner of chilli products from paintings and plants, to sauces and sausages will pop up for the day on Saturday 1 June. The infamous chilli eating contest, which brought people from London to contest […]