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Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival

This September will see the launch of the first ever Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival, a week-long celebration of wellbeing across 7 days from the 9th – 15th September 2019, which aims to help local people, live life well. Unique to any other festival experience, the Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival has partnered with over fifty local businesses to […]

Small Shops Competition 2019

Feb 2 2019 Entries to the competition need to be submitted before Monday 9th September 2019 at 3pm . Independent retailers from all retail sectors across the UK are invited to enter the Best Small Shops competition 2019, with 25 of the most impressive applications shortlisted and invited to attend the Best Small Shops reception […]

BID Business of the Month – Lakeland Cheltenham

If you love your home, the chances are you’ve been into Lakeland Cheltenham, so you’ll understand why we’ve chosen them as this month’s BID Business of the Month. With the array of professional cookware, innovative cleaning and storage products, quirky gadgets and essential electrical items, Lakeland has a faithful customer base who come from all […]

Hidden Cheltenham Summer Trail

Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) has worked with The Cheltenham Trust and Cheltenham Borough Council’s, No Child Left Behind campaign on a free Hidden Cheltenham Summer trail for through-out the Summer holiday. A year of action started in January 2019 designed with partners to address the main areas of children in poverty. Educational, fun and […]

Cheltenham’s first Street Veledrome

Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity is staging a mobile velodrome challenge on the Promenade, outside The Municipal Offices tomorrow to raise money for the CT Scanner Appeal. This amazing pursuit racing challenge is open to teams of four who compete to get the best time travelling around the track throughout the day. ( Entry is […]

Cheltenham picks up night-time economy national award

Cheltenham’s night-time economy has won a national award recognising it as one of the best in the country. The town’s night-time economy was nominated for a new annual Purple Flag award which highlights the best town or city to be assessed in the previous 12 months in each of the five core themes forming the […]

Cheltenham’s Street Chilli Fiesta returned for third year

Cheltenham’s Street Chilli Fiesta returned to the heart of the town for a third year. The event on Saturday June 1 attracted hundreds to Cambray Place. Visitors had the opportunity to try a selection of the country’s best chilli-based produce and buy a wide range of products from chilli cheese to live chilli plants. This […]

University students given an incentive to shop in town

The BID has worked with The University of Gloucestershire on some amazing student offers for all Freshers of 2019.  With the help of some fantastic BID businesses, we’ve created a special offer flyer which includes deals from the Health and Beauty, Entertainment, Retail and Food and Drink sectors across the town. The University are expecting […]

Make an Impact – become a BID Board Member

As we begin our fourth year, there are changes ahead for the Board. In accordance with our Articles of Association, one third of the Directors are required to retire at the first Board Meeting after 1st August 2018, and annually thereafter.  The board members who retire may stand again for election. At our recent Board […]

BID Business of the Month – Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl, the UK’s largest 10-pin bowling company, opened their Cheltenham branch in November 2014. Based at The Brewery Quarter, they are a true family attraction providing good value entertainment, food and drink for people of all ages and abilities. The family ethic extends beyond the customer experience.  The team at Hollywood Bowl Cheltenham are […]

Savings to be made on merchant service fees

Paymentsense are offering an exclusive deal for Cheltenham BID businesses to help reduce their payment provider costs. They will buy you out of your current contract up to the value of £3,000 and offer free terminal rental. If you would like to find out more about how you could benefit, please contact James Roberts at […]

BID businesses benefit from council training

Staff from Under the Prom and Coco Lush received their Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) delivered directly by the council. The businesses, owned by Cheltenham BID’s deputy chair Philip Jordan, took advantage of the council’s group booking discount to send six members of staff on the course. The level 2 qualification is […]

Meet the Board – Lucinda O’Gorman

Lucinda O’Gorman has been the store manager at Marks and Spencer since March this year. She joined the BID Board in May, after being voted in by the national retail sector. Lucinda’s background is in retail management and retail recruitment. She has worked for both national and international retailers developing their brands, working alongside local […]

Regent Street is getting spruced up

As part of the BID’s Tidy Up Cheltenham campaign, there are plans to carry out a thorough clean-up of Regent Street and Ormond Terrace in time for the summer holidays. The area is growing in popularity with its many eateries, shops and The Everyman Theatre and is the main thoroughfare to and from Regent Arcade […]

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 […]