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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 once restrictions lift. However, we know that acquiring the knowledge to keep up with the opportunities available can be daunting and time-consuming, […]

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, […]

Is Your Business SCA Compliant? Tackling Fraud for Contactless and Online Payments

In response to the sharp increase in contactless and online payments during the pandemic and resulting concerns surrounding fraud, there are new rules that businesses need to be prepared for. As part of 2018’s EU Payments Services Directive (PSD2), Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) comes into place for UK businesses in September 2021. It is already […]

Your chance to make a real difference

Since August 2016, Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) has been instrumental in improving the town centre for businesses and visitors alike by delivering practical services and exciting new events like Light Up Cheltenham. Now you have the opportunity to join this successful team and help shape the future of Cheltenham. Like all BIDs, Cheltenham BID […]

Cheltenham BID levy paying businesses asked for their views

Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) has launched a consultation survey ahead of their renewal ballot in June 2021 and is calling on businesses to give their feedback. As the business-led organisation approaches the end of its first five year term, businesses in the town are being asked to give their view on the BID’s work […]

February BID Business of the Month- WoodKraft

Founded by MasterChef Champion Simon Wood, WoodKraft has certainly made an impact on Cheltenham’s food scene since it opened in December 2018. The restaurant is renowned for its brunch, lunch and Sunday roast menus delivered in its relaxed and informal setting on Regent Street. Adapting quickly to each change in restrictions, WoodKraft has evolved to […]

Get your business started for free on social media management platform Maybe*

Local businesses in Cheltenham can now accelerate and streamline their use of social media by claiming their free membership to Maybe*, a market-leading engagement platform that helps organisations use social media to increase customer engagement, footfall and sales. As the pandemic has underlined the importance of an effective online presence for any business, Cheltenham BID are […]

How is your digital health?

The Covid-19 crisis has underlined the importance of a good online presence for any business. Sudden closures and openings, changes to the way we operate, letting people know what to expect, the necessity for online bookings and online sales – the list of ever-changing messages goes on and on. The only way to get those messages […]