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Cheltenham’s Christmas Market opens to delighted crowds

Cheltenham celebrated the opening of a new Christmas Market on the Promenade on Saturday 20 November, bringing huge crowds to town.  There was a feeling of festivity amongst the crowds, as visitors perused the stalls enjoying the variety of products, with the smell of mulled wine and cider in the air. This is the first […]

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 […]

Cheltenham BID Communications Assistant

Are you looking for job where you can make a real difference to the town you work in?  Would you like to help shape the future of Cheltenham? If the answer is yes, then we’ve got the perfect job for you. About Cheltenham BID A BID is a Business Improvement District and there are more […]

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 […]

Can you be our new Ambassador?

Would you like to join an established team as an Ambassador? Our Ambassadors have had a positive impact on the town, from making coach visitors feel welcome to ensuring rubbish is collected. They have arranged for leaves to be cleared from pavements and helped businesses take advantage of our projects. Now you have the opportunity […]

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 […]

Nominations Now Open- Local Business Awards

Gloucestershire is lucky to be home to many awards that can offer local businesses well-deserved recognition and extra publicity. See below for a list of all of the local awards and categories available to enter now. Reaching 7.2 million people in 2020, the SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards (SGGLA) has gained unprecedented support from the county’s […]

Government COVID-19 updates

See all updated Government COVID-19 business requirements here. UPDATE: 5 April 2021 The Prime Minister announced today that lockdown will ease as planned next week, and non-essential retail, outdoor hospitality, gyms and hairdressers will reopen on Monday 12 April. If your businesses need any help or support, please get in touch or visit our dedicated […]

Reducing energy costs for BID businesses with The Logical Utilities Company

The Logical Utilities Company has created the Cheltenham BID Consortium which uses the power of bulk purchasing to ensure that Cheltenham BID businesses benefit from the lowest possible rates on their gas and electricity contracts.    By using their vast experience in the energy sector, this local company employing local people, are able to negotiate with all […]

TURF Cheltenham launches “The Very Very First” Auction

After a year of closures and limited openings, today the members of TURF Cheltenham are bouncing back with the launch of an online auction of unique hospitality experiences. Up for offer are 60 lots from over 37 independent hospitality venues across Cheltenham. The experiences are as individual as the businesses promoting them, but they are […]

Back to Business with Cheltenham BID

While the planned roadmap dates are still subject to review, all businesses, currently closed or not, share a joint ambition – to get back to business. Although some will be reopening before others, they all share a joint ambition – to get back to business. Cheltenham BID wants to help with its Back to Business campaign. There are […]

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 […]