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Wimbledon Big Screen at The Brewery

Anyone for tennis? If you haven’t managed to secure tickets to Wimbledon this year, fear not: we are bringing the full Wimbledon experience to Cheltenham! We have partnered with The Brewery Quarter to bring Wimbledon to you from the 27th of June until the finals on the 10th of July. The Brewery Quarter will be […]

Six days of free jazz…around town

We are very proud to support the #CheltJazzFest…around town which is returning for SIX DAYS of unmissable FREE GIGS in Montpellier Gardens & in Cheltenham’s streets, pubs & clubs from the 27th April until the 2nd May. 🎷From pop-up performances and open-air stage sets to partying in Cheltenham’s pubs, bars and clubs late into the […]

A huge increase in Cheltenham’s footfall

An ice rink, a Christmas market, magical chracters and sparkling lights all proved a great success when it came to Cheltenham’s festive offering. Along with some of the best places in the South West to shop, eat, drink and meet, Cheltenham proved popular for locals and visitors alike. Despite Plan B coming into force towards […]

Christmas in Cheltenham – Spend it somewhere special

With an ice rink, twinkling lights in even more streets than ever, illuminated arctic performers and a whole new Christmas market, Cheltenham’s festive shopping season is set to be something exceptional this year. Cheltenham Borough Council have shown their commitment to the recovery of our town by hosting what will be Gloucestershire’s only covered ice […]

The Work Life of a BID Ambassador

The BID’s ambassadors can honestly say their role is varied.  No day is ever the same as they go about their tasks. We currently have two ambassadors who between them cover shifts over seven days a week. Phil Cook joined the team on 1 October 2017.  Since then, he has reported and acted on more […]

Cheltenham BID appoints new Chief Executive

The Board of Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) is pleased to announce the appointment of Heath Gunter as their new Chief Executive. Heath takes up the new role following the BID’s successful renewal ballot in July, which saw an overwhelming ‘yes’ vote from businesses in the town in support of a second five year term. […]

Business assets available for Cheltenham’s newest campaign

Locals and visitors encouraged to ‘Find Your Happy Place’ as part of new campaign The BID has worked with Marketing Cheltenham and Cheltenham Borough Council on a new ‘feel-good’ campaign aimed at local residents and visitors to showcase all that is great about the town, as the nation eases out of lockdown and looks ahead […]

May BID Business of the Month – SOHO Coffee

SOHO Coffee Co opened their first store here in Cheltenham back in 1999 and now have three stores in Cheltenham and 40 spread across the UK. They are now open for inside dining and have lots of exciting surprises on the way. Cheltenham BID’s Communications Exec Maria Allebone spoke with Ailsa Jones, Marketing & Insights […]

April BID Business of the Month- Memsahib Gin and Tea Bar

Despite only being open for ten weeks between April 2020 and April 2021, Memsahib Gin and Tea Bar has recently been the focus of Cheltenham’s interest with their innovative crowdfunding campaign designed to generate forward sales and reconnect with their customer base. Cheltenham BID’s Communications Assistant Alex Boulton spoke to founder Litu Mohiuddin and General […]

Cheltenham BID sets out proposed £2.8m investment plans for the town

Cheltenham Business Improvement District has launched its new second-term Business Plan, setting out its priorities in support of more than 800 businesses and £2.8million worth of investment in Cheltenham town centre ahead of its renewal ballot in June.   Like all BIDs across the country, Cheltenham BID is legally required to run a renewal ballot […]

New developments

There is a lot going on in Cheltenham with more than 10 new businesses due to open and even more businesses getting a fresh new look. The businesses opening include Decathlon UK – the world’s largest sports retailer and Tivoli Cinemas, both set to open in the famous Regent Arcade Shopping Centre this year. A […]

Welcome Back

Welcome back after England’s third National lockdown. The BID has been very busy behind the scenes as well as out on the streets. We were approached by the BBC to bring together and suggest some businesses they could interview when they chose Cheltenham for their live outdoor broadcast on April 12.  BID Ambassador Phil Cook […]

The Renewal Ballot Timeline – Key Dates

From town centre events to business support and marketing initiatives, over the last five years Cheltenham BID has invested more than £2 million into the town for the benefit of businesses. The BID’s term is now ending, and in order for us to continue delivering our work for a second term, businesses must vote YES […]

Lockdown 2: Financial support

Workers in any part of the UK can retain their job, even if their employer cannot afford to pay them, and be paid at least 80% of their salary up to £2500 a month. The flexibility of the current furlough scheme will be retained until December 2 to allow employees to continue to work where […]

We are here to support you

Let us keep you up to date. Please make sure we have an updated contact number / email address for your business so we can update you on what we are doing to support you. Let us know… Food and Drink businesses Are you offering a takeaway service? Let us know so that we can […]