Cheltenham BID appoints new Chief Executive

The Board of Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) is pleased to announce the appointment of Francesca Inman as their new Chief Executive, starting on Tuesday 7th May.  Francesca joins the BID from Bristol BIDs; Bristol City Centre BID, Broadmead BID, and Redcliffe and Temple BID, where she is currently Head of Projects.  She brings a […]

Become a Plastic Free Champion

Discover how you can become a “Plastic-Free Champion” and make a positive impact on our environment! Join this insightful FREE WORKSHOP on Thursday, April 4th, from 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM at the Municipal Offices, Promenade, Cheltenham GL50 9SA. Meet Carol Febry, passionate Community Lead, along with Karen Wilson from Foodloose Community Shop, as they […]

Racing Themed Art Trail Around Cheltenham

About Van Hargen Art Poppy and Sasha Van Hargen are 19-year-old twin sisters and luxury contemporary artists based in Gloucestershire. Their cutting-edge art form called ‘Digital Mosaic Art’ has been picked up by the mainstream art publisher, Buckingham Fine Art, where they now sell their luxury pieces to private clients, businesses, collectors and the public. […]

Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2024: A Star-Studded Line-Up

Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2024: A Star-Studded Line-Up Cheltenham Jazz Festival, one of Europe’s biggest and most diverse jazz festivals, is back for another year of world-class music, featuring some of the biggest names in jazz, as well as emerging talent and local acts. The festival runs from May 1 to May 6, 2024, and offers […]

Titan the Robot Visits Cheltenham

Save the date! Titan the Robot will soon be rolling into Imperial Gardens and he’s bringing the laughs with him ⚡️ Catch Titan’s legendary wit and electrifying FREE family show at the Observation Wheel, Imperial Gardens on Saturday, 17 February:✨ 11:30-12:00✨ 13:00-13:30✨ 14:30-15:00 This ain’t your average robot routine! Titan’s got moves, jokes, and surprises […]

Council set to break the seal of water-repellent paint ahead of race week War On Wee

Business owners and residents asked to show their interest for water-repellent paint to help fight back against people who urinate in public. Residents and businesses are being asked for their expressions of interest in water-repellent paint to deter public urination during the March racing festival. A War On Wee has once again been declared against […]

Cheltenham Observation Wheel

Cheltenham BID have some ‘wheely’ exciting news! The Cheltenham Observation Wheel is returning to Imperial Gardens for three weeks in February and the beginning of March. This is your chance to enjoy bird’s-eye views over Regency Cheltenham. The wheel, operated by The Giant Wheel Company and hosted by Cheltenham BID, will operate daily 9th February – 3rd March, with […]

Tidy Up Cheltenham

FROM GRAFFITI TO WEEDS, THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE REMOVED! With the responsibility falling to businesses to remove graffiti from their premises and weed on their boundary (and in their own doorways), the BID team are kept busy helping to ‘Tidy Up Cheltenham’. Whether through reporting incidents of graffiti, littering and flyposting […]

Exclusive hire of the Cheltenham ice rink

Cheltenham’s Christmas ice rink offers the perfect festive celebration for friends and colleagues to get together and enjoy a magical evening. Why not have the entire rink to yourselves followed by drinks and festive food at nearby hospitality venues.From The Garden Bar Orangery, to No. 131 and nearby restaurants and hotels there is a venue to […]

Free vulnerability training for BID businesses 

We are pleased to be offering FREE Vulnerability, Anti-Sexual Harassment and Bystander Training to all BID businesses and members of Cheltenham Safe.  The free training will help staff to understand how to: Staff can participate on-line or in person and can book using the Eventbrite links below. Thursday, 13th July (In-Person Session), 25th July (Online […]

Upcoming BID Networking Events

BID Networking at Mr MulligansJuly 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Join Cheltenham BID for a fun afternoon of networking, crazy golf, and a guest speaker at Mr Mulligans in The Brewery Quarter. This relaxed event offers a casual and friendly environment where you can: • Mingle with fellow professionals. • Share your ideas and grow […]

Cheltenham Awarded Purple Flag Status for Seventh Year Running 

Purple Flag is an accreditation process similar to the Green Flag award for parks and the Blue Flag for beaches. It leads to Purple Flag status for town & city centres that meet or surpass the standards of excellence in managing the evening and night time economy (ENTE). It is a positive initiative that indicates an […]

Calling all volunteers!

Are you ready to make a positive impact on our town? Join us as we kick off our annual Tidy Up Cheltenham campaign and help create a cleaner and more beautiful community! Cheltenham BID are seeking enthusiastic volunteers from businesses to participate in this exciting initiative. On Saturday 17th June, we will be teaming up with […]

Discovering Cheltenham’s Culinary Treasures on Regent Street

Regent Street in Cheltenham is not just any street, it’s a foodie’s heaven! If you’re looking for a great place to eat and drink, you can’t go wrong with the amazing selection of restaurants and bars on or near this street. So, let’s take a look at some of the most popular spots! BAO & […]

Discounted parking in the town centre

We’re delighted to have negotiated a discounted parking rate for BID businesses at the recently refurbished Town Centre East Car Park. The cost is £55 for a monthly permit or £645 annually.  The permits can be bought by an employee, or by the company on behalf of the team.  Monthly permits can be bought for any time period between […]

Exclusive deal with Dojo

Cheltenham BID have teamed up with Dojo to bring you simple, fast and secure payments which come in the form of their new intuitive card machine – Dojo Go.   Using Dojo means you will: Cheltenham BID businesses also get: If you want to know more, get in touch with James Roberts on 078 48452 990 […]

Netwalking Event – Wednesday 24th May

Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your professional network while also experiencing the beauty and history of Cheltenham? Then mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 24th, from 10 am to 12 noon, for Cheltenham BID’s Netwalking event. Led by Anne Bartlett, a seasoned tour guide from, the tour will start at The […]

We’re Hiring – P/T Project Coordinator

Are you a driven and organised individual with a passion for delivering exceptional experiences? Do you have a talent for coordinating multiple tasks and projects, and a track record of delivering results on time and within budget? If so, Cheltenham BID (Business Improvement District) has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as […]

12 new Cheltenham openings to explore in 2023

Cheltenham continues to defy gloomy economic warnings with plenty of new openings, proving growth and expansion is still on the cards for a town on the up. SoGlos rounds-up some of the best new openings to check out this new year. Read more here

SEO Training Session

We had another full house for our BID training session on Wednesday 25th January which was delivered by Wagada Digital on SEO For Beginners. The session covered: • What is SEO? • How to find your ranking • Your keywords and their intent • How to map out your keywords and optimise your content • The […]