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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Make the Most of Your Online Presence

During the periods of lockdown, social media has been the only way many businesses can interact with potential customers. This makes it a vital tool to increase brand awareness, online sales and footfall as restrictions lift. However, we know that acquiring the knowledge to keep up with the opportunities available can be daunting and time-consuming, […]

New developments

There is a lot going on in Cheltenham with more than 10 new businesses due to open and even more businesses getting a fresh new look. The businesses opening include Decathlon UK – the world’s largest sports retailer and Tivoli Cinemas, both set to open in the famous Regent Arcade Shopping Centre this year. A […]

Welcome Back

Welcome back after England’s third National lockdown. The BID has been very busy behind the scenes as well as out on the streets. We were approached by the BBC to bring together and suggest some businesses they could interview when they chose Cheltenham for their live outdoor broadcast on April 12.  BID Ambassador Phil Cook […]

Businesses needed for The Great Eggscape

After outgrowing their current venue on Coronation Square, Escape Rooms Cheltenham are opening a new venue in Cheltenham town centre at the end of March and are inviting BID businesses to be a part of their newest puzzle. The Great Eggscape will be a family-oriented walking trail around Cheltenham town centre this Easter. Each participating […]

March BID Business of the Month- Mactaggart & Mickel

Demonstrating the quality of the professional services sector in Cheltenham, we would like to congratulate Mactaggart & Mickel on being named as our BID Business of the Month for March 2021. Since opening their first office outside of Scotland in Cheltenham in 2018, Mactaggart & Mickel has gone from strength to strength in the region, […]