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Preparing to claim for furloughed workers

HMRC has confirmed that the new portal for employers to register and claim for furloughed staff will open on Monday April 20. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been created by the government to support businesses and protect the UK economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The scheme is designed to help businesses keep their employees […]

A colourful summer awaits us

With the dawn of spring, preparations are underway to bring vibrant floral displays to all areas of the BID zone.   BID in Bloom 2020 will see baskets and troughs full of plants adoring balconies, walls and railings from June through to October.    Businesses from Portland Street to Montpellier will be enjoying a summer of colour […]

BID Business of the Month – Tokyotattoo Studios

Deano Jouni is passionate about his business and his team.  He created Tokyotattoo Studios in November 2012 and has had fun growing it ever since.  The creative team at the studio have world-wide reputations as tattoo artists, with clients regularly coming from several countries to see them.  Tokyotattoo Studios is sponsored by the biggest brands […]

Savings for your business and your staff

When Cheltenham BID began in 2016, businesses said they wanted to see reduced business costs.  Our business plan said the BID would “Implement group purchasing initiatives to save day and night-time economy businesses money on overheads such as energy, insurance, telecoms and waste disposal.”  We have two initiatives running at present to save your business […]

Reducing the cost of sales for BID Businesses

As your business grows, the chances are that the cost of sales increases too.  Looking at the best rates for your card terminal probably isn’t high on your list of priorities when your business is packed with customers and you’re finding ways to stay ahead of the competition.  That’s why the BID has partnered with […]

Tidy Up Cheltenham joins the Great British Spring Clean

As part of the BID’s Tidy Up Cheltenham campaign, we are joining forces with Cheltenham Litter Picksies and Cheltenham Borough Council to support the Great British Spring Clean 2020.  From March 20 to April 13, businesses, community groups, schools, local authorities and individuals are being encouraged to go out and collect and safely dispose of […]

Cheltenham BID Awards 2020

The diverse range of successful businesses is what makes Cheltenham a vibrant town where people want to come and visit, work and stay.  In 2018, with the backing of Cotswold Life Business & Professional, the BID Awards were launched to recognise and reward the contribution all the businesses make in creating the unique atmosphere of […]

In Safe Hands – BID team are first aid certified

As part of their role, Phil, Deb and Carolyn are there to help visitors to Cheltenham have a positive experience. This includes making sure people are well looked after should they be injured or become unwell, so it’s important that they all have the right skills and qualifications to do that. BID Administrator Maria Allebone […]

Meet the Board – Martin Bundy

Martin Bundy is the most recent addition to the BID Board having successfully been elected to represent the National Retail sector. Martin has been a John Lewis Partner for more than 19 years and is currently the Manager of the Cheltenham Store. Martin has held a variety of senior positions at a number of John […]

Cheltenham Gift Card is here – and the money stays in town

A new gift card has been launched by Cheltenham BID that recipients can spend at a huge range of town centre businesses. The Cheltenham Gift Card can be spent on almost anything, anytime, anywhere in the town centre. More than 60 of our businesses have already signed up to accept the card, with shops, restaurants, […]

Cheltenham BID’s first year – have your say

Cheltenham BID has published its annual review for 2016-17. The eight-page report looks back at our achievements over our first 12 months from August 1, 2016. It also details many of the projects we aim to introduce for our businesses over the coming year. In each of our five main project areas – town centre […]

What has been achieved by other BIDS

The following are just a few examples of the achievements of established BIDs: ● Marketing and promotion Retail Birmingham developed their major Shop Shop marketing campaign in 2014, which involved high quality design and branding using outdoor, online, digital, radio and train panel advertising, with an estimated reach of over 1 million consumers ● Parking […]

About Bid

The aim of the proposed BID is to give our businesses a direct say in the town’s future in a way that has never been possible before. Businesses would be responsible for deciding how a fund of more than £2 million would be invested over five years to improve the town. This Business Plan sets […]