Coronavirus in Cheltenham: How you can help support local businesses

Coronavirus update – Please help support your local business by buying a Cheltenham gift Card now and spending later. Teh 12 month validity period will start from when the customer is able to spend. See more ways you can help support your local businesses.

5.6 billion gift cards are bought each year with an increasing amount being spent online. Let’s fight against this and support your local economy by buying your town’s gift card.

The Cheltenham Gift Card can be spent on almost anything, any time, anywhere in the town centre.

More than 100 businesses have already signed up to accept the card, with shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and clubs all involved.

By treating a loved one or friend to a gift card, you are not only ensuring that they will have a greater choice of how to spend their present than ever before, but also that the money stays in Cheltenham.

Customers could buy clothes or jewellery, go for a pamper session, have their hair done, take a friend out for lunch or get a whole new look for their living room. 

Kevan Blackadder, Director of Cheltenham BID, said: “The card is available at whatever sum you want to spend from £10 up to £500. It can be used in one go or in several visits to different businesses over a number of months.”

Martin Bundy, Manager of John Lewis & Partners Cheltenham store, said: “We are really excited to be offering our customers the chance to spend their Cheltenham BID gift card here in John Lewis & Partners. It is another great example of the strong relationship the Cheltenham BID creates to get the town centre working together for shared benefit.”

The Cheltenham Gift Card was first launched in August 2017 in Cheltenham and has gone from strength to strength with more than 90 businesses signed up to accept the card. Shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and clubs all involved.

Colin Munro, Managing Director of Miconex, The Gift Card Programme, said: “There are now 30 town and city gift card programmes across the United Kingdom, helping to lock in more spend for town centre businesses and providing a fantastic new gift option for local consumers.”

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