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Cheltenham Cocktail Week – What’s on offer this year?

Cocktail Week has become an integral part of the Cheltenham calendar and this year there will even more bars, pubs, clubs, restaurants, and hotels taking part than in previous years. Now in its third year, Cheltenham Cocktail Week offers cocktail fans the opportunity to visit some of their favorite venues – and try some new […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Take a hop, skip and a jump around Cheltenham this Easter

1 April 2019 Discover little-known facts about some of Cheltenham’s best-known buildings and locations whilst solving riddles to get a special Easter treat. Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) has worked with The Cheltenham Trust on the Hidden Cheltenham trail, which gives new insights for locals and visitors alike and there have been a few egg-citing […]

Stars confirmed – Cheltenham Film Festival

26 March 2019 The films of Mike Leigh will be celebrated at the first Cheltenham International Film Festival. One of Britain’s most celebrated directors, Leigh leads a parade of industry figures heading to the town for the Festival which flickers in to life on May 27. Become a sponsor. The six-day event includes film screenings, […]

BID Business of the Month – Queens Hotel MGallery by Sofitel

March 2019 Newsletter Queens Hotel Cheltenham has been an iconic landmark in Cheltenham since 1838 and is one of the oldest purpose-built hotels in Europe.  Built on the site of one of the original spas, Sherborne Spa, the hotel is fashioned in the style of the Temple of Jupiter. It is named in honour of […]

Cheltenham’s High Street is Healthy

March 2019 Newsletter Article There has been a decline in visitor numbers year on year in almost every town in the country and Cheltenham has been no exception. But we’re starting to buck that trend more often than not. In 2018, November and December saw an increase in footfall when compared to 2017 with November […]

Meet The Board – Helen Howe runs Lumiere with her husband Jon

March 2019 Newsletter Helen Howe joined the BID Board in August 2018 and represents the night-time economy.  Helen and her husband Jon opened Lumiere just over 10 years ago and they have seen a change in Cheltenham since then, particularly as a food destination.  Lumiere was one of a handful of independent restaurants in a […]