The Montpellier Courtyard – the destination for independents

The Montpellier Courtyard is a specialty shopping centre in the middle of Montpellier Cheltenham. Since lockdown, businesses are planning to and have moved into the shopping destination, creating a new kind of buzz about the place. The Courtyard is full of an eclectic collection of independent business varying from retailers to restaurants, home renovation and […]

How to manage your queue outside and responsibilities

Businesses have been busy preparing to reopen safely and now that they have opened the main feedback from the public and enforcing authorities was that all businesses had done an excellent job of making their premises COVID-19 secure. Yet, more work was needed in managing queues outside of businesses. Cheltenham Environmental Health must stress the […]

AW20 Keith Scarrott Shoes

Independent women’s footwear boutique Keith Scarrott Shoes, who are celebrating their 45th Anniversary have just released their AW20 collection and it’s their best one yet! Thoughtfully created by Managing Director Sophie Scarrott, the collection encompasses a variety of unique shoes, trainers, heels and boots. With a keen attention to detail, the range incorporates bold metallics, […]

A safe and convenient place to come Christmas shopping

We are working with Visit Cheltenham on a Christmas campaign and would like to be able to share a joined-up town centre message about a safe and convenient place to come and do Christmas shopping during November and December. Are you planning on opening late? Are you planning any safe festive activities? Please email […]

Make an Impact – become a BID Board Member

The BID has two vacancies in the national retail sector and one in the leisure / night time economy sector. If you represent a business in the national retail sector or night time economy sector and would like the opportunity to make a real difference and add to what we have already achieved, please contact […]

Businesses have been blooming

The BID supplied external baskets and troughs of flowers to 21 individual businesses this summer as they continue to brighten up the town until mid-October 2020. The BID worked with PHS Greenleaf, who supplied and set-up the flowers and UBICO, who have been watering the arrangements daily, with the aim of adding extra blooms to […]

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 […]


Caribbean restaurant and bar, Turtle Bay, are welcoming guests back to their Cheltenham restaurant from the 23rd July. Bookings are now open for brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks.  With overseas holidays off the agenda for most, the restaurant’s colourful and eclectic interior, beach shack bars, incredible rum cocktails, beautiful soul food and laid back reggae […]

Is your hospitality business ready to open? Cheltenham BID Business Support Call

Hospitality businesses can now sign up to Cheltenham BID’s business support call. How? Zoom call Date: Monday June 29Time: 2pm – 3pmHow do I sign up? Request the call link, ID and Password from Maria. 1. Reopening guidance – people and venuesSylvia OatesBest Bar None2. How to make sure you are safe to reopen and licensing […]

Back to Business for all retailers

Ahead of non-essential retailers reopening on June 15, the BID held its latest ‘how to make sure you are safe to open’ business support call as part of its Back To Business campaign. Bernadette Reed, Senior Environmental Health Officer at Cheltenham Borough Council talked to businesses about –1. How to make sure they were safe […]

Cheltenham BID had a sneak preview of the new COVID Secure Primark

Cheltenham BID had a sneak preview of the new COVID Secure Primark Cheltenham that is set to open on Monday June 15. Primark Store Manager Kristan Tarr has said that they are taking on extra precautions to help provide a safe environment in store, including social distancing protocols, hand sanitiser, perspex screens at tills and […]

You are invited to our COVID-19 Business Support call.

UPDATE: Tuesday June 9 call is now full – request the call link, ID and Password from Maria for the over flow call on Thursday June 11 at 2pm. Headlines Bernadette ReedSenior Environmental Health Officer at Cheltenham Borough Council talks to us about –1. How  to make sure you are safe to openCheltenham BID team […]

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 […]

Free advice for start-up and small to medium sized businesses

Gloucestershire Trading Standards are offering free advice until the end of August 2020. Normal price £250 per annum or £70 per hour. Whether you are trading as a small family run business or an international company, Gloucestershire Trading Standards can help to ensure you clearly understand the legislative requirements related to your business activity, and […]

GFirst LEP – Giving businesses TODAY the support they need for TOMORROW

THE ONE STOP SHOP for all things recruitment in Gloucestershire has been announced as a partnership between Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership, GFirst LEP, The Growth Hub Network and GFirst LEP CEO, David Owen said, “GFirst LEP are rapidly developing our plans and actions for a recovery that will help as many businesses and individuals […]