… around town Literature Festival 2020

Cheltenham BID is the lead sponsor of the Cheltenham Festivals … around town programme, bringing hundreds of free events to the streets and businesses of Cheltenham during the Jazz, Science, Music and Literature Festivals, including the annual Lit Crawl. Of course this year’s programme is having to take a very different format, and we would like […]

Trade refuse and recycling service

Trade (commercial) refuse is the waste generated by any business organisation, Under current environmental law, all businesses must ensure that their waste is stored securely, preventing waste escaping, and that it is collected and disposed of by a licensed waste management organisation. Cheltenham Borough Council (CBC) offer a fast, flexible and customer focused collection service, that […]

A huge discount for people parking at The Brewery Quarter NCP car park

Coming to shop, eat, drink and play in Cheltenham just got even cheaper. NCP are offering a discount to people parking in their car park near The Brewery Quarter.  Up to 24 hours will cost you just £4.  So you and the family can come into Cheltenham for the whole day. All you need to […]

Regent Street independent eateries

Regent Street in Cheltenham is known for its eclectic collection of independent eateries and cultural presence. It’s the fabulous selection of food and drink venues to choose from that makes the street so special.  Cheltenham BID spoke to the owners and staff of the businesses and asked them how they got on during and post-lockdown. […]

Call overview – Helping hospitality businesses open smartly and safely

Ahead of hospitality businesses reopening on July 4, 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. 1. Reopening guidance – people and venues with Sylvia Oates from Best Bar None Sylvia said that Boris’s announcement last week brought […]

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 […]

Businesses welcomed back

Cheltenham BID welcomed businesses back into town for the first time since March. During and post-lockdown Cheltenham BID stayed in regular liaison with Cheltenham Borough Council, Gloucestershire County Council, Gloucestershire Police Constabulary, Marketing Cheltenham, town centre partners and our wide network of independent and national retailers and other businesses. To support the gradual reopening of […]

BID campaign brings extra funding for F & B businesses

Several Cheltenham pubs and clubs that were facing mounting financial problems because of the Covid-19 epidemic have been given new hope after campaigning work by Cheltenham BID. The BID has been a key supporter of the #RaiseTheBar campaign, which called on the Government to change legislation so that businesses did not miss out on key […]

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 GlosJobs.co.uk. 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 […]

Moving your small business from the physical to the digital

National Cyber Security Centre guidance. Cyber security advice for small businesses adapting to new ways of working  Many small business owners have reacted quickly to the constraints imposed by COVID-19, adjusting their ways of working to keep their business active. In many cases, this has meant placing greater reliance on digital technology. National Cyber Security […]

BID’s fair rents campaign shows signs of progress

Cheltenham BID held their second COVID-19 business support call, which was open to all BID levy payers. Concerns were raised on the first call back on April 2 around a lack of flexibility from some landlords around rents that are due. Some landlords were demanding payment without offering any sort of delay or alternative. Since […]

Coronavirus – What is your business entitled to?

Cheltenham BID has pulled together an overview of the support and guidance which is available to businesses during these challenging times. This information is correct at the time of publication. Use this link for the most up to date advice from Cheltenham Borough Council. Protection from eviction – Commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent […]