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 […]

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 […]

Coronavirus – Take your buisness online and best practice

The coronavirus pandemic is firstly a health emergency, but secondly an economic emergency. A large amount of BID levy payers are already utilising online channels to raise awareness,spread positvity, sell, teach and share. Top tip: Take this time to remind your current online audience why they ‘liked’ you, visited your online-store or ever bought from […]

Free town centre parking for COVID-19 key workers in Cheltenham

Designated COVID-19 key workers can now park free of charge in selected council-owned car parks whilst carrying out their key tasks. NHS workers can park for free now in any Cheltenham Borough Council car park, by following the government advice about displaying identification in their car window and staff working in the Department for Work […]

Cheltenham BID is hosting their second COVID-19 Business Support Call

BID levy payers are invited to our COVID-19 Business Support virtual Conference Call. Tuesday 21 April Zoom call is now FULL. NEXT CALL – Thursday 23 April . Please request to sign up for How? Zoom call Date: Thursday 23 AprilTime: 2pm – 3pm How do I sign up? Request the call link, ID and Password […]

Cheltenham picks up night-time economy national award

Cheltenham’s night-time economy has won a national award recognising it as one of the best in the country. The town’s night-time economy was nominated for a new annual Purple Flag award which highlights the best town or city to be assessed in the previous 12 months in each of the five core themes forming the […]

Meet the Board – Lucinda O’Gorman

Lucinda O’Gorman has been the store manager at Marks and Spencer since March this year. She joined the BID Board in May, after being voted in by the national retail sector. Lucinda’s background is in retail management and retail recruitment. She has worked for both national and international retailers developing their brands, working alongside local […]

Cheltenham Cocktail Week

March Newsletter article 2019 Cocktail Week has become an integral part of the Cheltenham calendar and this year we’d like to see every bar, restaurant, club and hotel in the town getting involved. There are more than 60 venues in the BID zone who could participate. So, instead of holding branded events in selected venues, […]

Cheltenham’s High Street is Healthy

March 2019 Newsletter Article There has been a decline in visitor numbers year on year in almost every town in the country and Cheltenham has been no exception. But we’re starting to buck that trend more often than not. In 2018, November and December saw an increase in footfall when compared to 2017 with November […]

Great news for Cheltenham as Purple flag continues to fly high

Cheltenham is proud to have retained its Purple Flag status and the town has also been nominated for a special award. Purple Flag is a national town and city centre award – similar to the Blue Flag for beaches – which aims to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of town and city centres […]

Update on the BID proposals

Cheltenham Business Partnership, a collaboration between key businesses and the borough council, is proposing to create a Business Improvement District (BID) in Cheltenham. A BID is a business-led and business-funded body set up to improve a defined commercial area and is governed by a board selected from businesses in the BID area. It means businesses […]