October Newsletter

Preparing for Brexit

The uncertainty around Brexit has put a lot of pressure on businesses and as we approach October 31, some businesses will have more questions than answers. The BID Board asked Cheltenham Borough Council how they were going to support business with their Brexit preparations, and we are pleased to be able to share their plans […]

October BID Business of the month – The Find

The aptly named ‘The Find’ is our October BID Business of the month. In November 2017, David Orme, owner of this multi-award-winning coffee house and restaurant saw his hard work come to fruition.  From planning applications to change the use of the property, to sourcing the finest beans and highest quality local produce, David’s desire […]

The BID, The Council and your rates

Our Board have been approached by a number of BID businesses who have requested that business rates in Cheltenham are cut. So, we thought it would be useful to clarify whose role it is to set business rates, who collects them and what the BID can do to help business. Business rates are not set […]

Are you making the most being in a University Town?

Having a university on your doorstep isn’t just beneficial to the bars, pubs and clubs.  There’s a whole new generation of shoppers looking for the best value for money and it doesn’t stop at Freshers Week. Following on from the BID’s successful relationship with the University of Gloucestershire in creating the Freshers Card, we’ve taken […]

Cheltenham town centre has first 24-hour defibrillator

A life-saving defibrillator is available 24-hours a day in Cheltenham town centre for the first time. Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) has funded a new defib in one of the telephone boxes on The Promenade outside Café Rouge. As part of the PubLIC Hearts Appeal Cheltenham, the BID has also financed two replacement defibrillators in […]