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 […]

Cheltenham BID the missing link in grants to businesses

Cheltenham BID has stepped in to help Cheltenham Borough Council act quickly to support businesses eligible for grants during the coronavirus epidemic. The council has received £24.5 million from Government and grants have already started to be paid out. Payments will continue to be made daily.  The council is one of the first local authorities […]

The BID welcomed back businesses

As lockdown has eased, we have been delighted to welcome businesses back into town for the first time since March. The BID team made weekly trips into the town centre to put down social distancing stickers in preparation for when the town began to reopen. We contacted those businesses where the largest queues were likely […]

What the BID did during lockdown

What the BID did during lockdown Cheltenham BID stepped in to help Cheltenham Borough Council be one of the first Local Authorities to pay eligible businesses their grants during the coronavirus epidemic. The BID was able to help by contacting more than 100 businesses to ensure they completed documents needed by the council to make […]

Superdry starts local for COVID 19

Superdry supports its local community first Julian Dunkerton’s love for his local community – Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and the surrounding areas – are paramount. This meant his initial response to support the fight against COVID-19 is to think local. The serial entrepreneur, Superdry’s CEO will lead a series of initiatives to support the fight against COVID-19, which […]

Hidden Cheltenham trails are coming back

In 2018, the BID worked with The Cheltenham Trust to launch the Hidden Cheltenham Trail.  The trail guides people to places of historic interest and tells the stories that have been overlooked, forgotten and in some cases even written out of history of the people, places and communities of the town.  There are 12 points […]