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What does Brexit mean for you and your business?

The UK-EU Free Trade Agreement took effect on Friday 1 January 2021, requiring immediate action from businesses to ensure compliance and avoid any disruption to operations. Recognising the lack of clear information available, The Growth Hub and Gfirst LEP have produced resources for businesses in Gloucestershire to navigate Brexit, helping them transition and comply with […]

Share your views on Cheltenham’s award-winning night-time economy

Cheltenham has successfully retained its Purple Flag status since 2016 for its vibrant choice of night-time leisure and entertainment, for a diversity of ages, groups, lifestyles and cultures. Residents are asked to once again share their views on Cheltenham’s evening and night-time offering through a short survey, online only. The survey results will form part of Cheltenham’s application for renewal of […]

Government COVID-19 updates

See all updated Government COVID-19 business requirements here. UPDATE: 5 January 2021 Following last night’s announcement, we are now in a national lockdown due to a rapid rise in infections. The Prime Minister has instructed people to stay at home to control the virus, protect the NHS and save lives. The lockdown is expected to […]

New ‘Loos for you’ Community Toilet Partnership Pilot Scheme Begins

‘Loos for you’, a new pilot scheme, begins this week as part of the Cheltenham Toilet Partnership scheme. Cheltenham BID is working in partnership with Cheltenham Borough Council and local businesses in order to provide more readily available toilet facilities for visitors and shoppers. Running from Tuesday 8 December 2020 with an initial review of […]

December BID Business of the Month- Santander

Offering essential services, Santander on Cheltenham High Street has remained open throughout both lockdowns. Quickly evolving to provide safe and effective banking during such unprecedented times, the branch has continued to support its customers and Cheltenham-based businesses while also raising over £2000 for charity. Communications Assistant Alex Boulton spoke to Keith Smith, Business Banking Manager, […]

Escape Hunt unlocks doors to Cheltenham venue at Brewery Quarter

Escape Hunt UK finally unlocked the doors to their newest UK venue at the Brewery Quarter on Friday 4 December and Alex Boulton visited the new BID business as one of the first teams to try their popular escape rooms in Cheltenham. Trip Advisor’s Travellers’ Choice 2020 winners, Escape Hunt has nearly 50 locations across 27 countries. It […]

Super savings on parking fees for staff of BID businesses

Staff at Cheltenham BID businesses are being offered an exclusive 33% off the cost of monthly season tickets at CitiPark’s John Lewis and Partners car park. One of the things we get asked most is: ‘Can the BID help with staff parking costs?’ The answer is: ‘Yes we can’. After talking to a number of […]

Back to Business for Christmas

From today (Wednesday 2 December), Cheltenham is welcoming back locals and visitors after the second national lockdown as non-essential shops, restaurants, gyms, hotels and hair and beauty salons reopen under Tier 2 restrictions. With its fantastic range of independent businesses, high-street favourites and vibrant food and entertainment scene, Cheltenham is a great place to eat, […]

Christmas competition launches in Cheltenham with £1500 gift card prize

A new Christmas competition has launched giving people the chance to win a £1500 Cheltenham Gift Card.  The Great Town and City Christmas Quiz is a national competition where towns and cities across the UK and Ireland compete against each other for the chance of being crowned the brainiest Christmas town or city of 2020. […]

Cheltenham dazzles in the glow of Christmas lights

Photography: Mikal Ludlow Cheltenham is sparkling in a beautiful Christmas glow following the switch on of the town’s new festive lights. The new Christmas lights, organised by Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID), are accompanied for the first year with golden baubles hanging from the trees on the pedestrianised Promenade and gold powder-coated holly, reindeer, stars […]

Travel to work in Cheltenham for just £11 a week

Cheltenham BID has organised a money-saving deal for staff of all our businesses. In an exclusive arrangement with Stagecoach, staff working at BID businesses will be able to travel in the Cheltenham area on a ticket that will cost just £11 and which they can use for seven days. There are similar savings to be made […]

Get your business involved with Cheltenham’s new Christmas campaign

Cheltenham’s new marketing campaign, led by the town’s marketing body, Marketing Cheltenham, alongside Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) and Cheltenham Borough Council, is calling on local residents and would-be visitors to support local businesses this Christmas. The campaign aims to overcome the latest national lockdown by creating an online directory of shops and local businesses […]

Grants to support businesses affected by COVID-19 now open

Businesses that have been unable to reopen since 23 March 2020 can now APPLY. The government is providing funding to help business properties which have been unable to reopen since 23 March 2020 due to national restrictions, for example nightclubs. Such businesses will be able to apply for a grant payment to cover the period […]

An advent of ‘Kindness at Christmas’

To celebrate the theme ‘Kindness at Christmas’, our partners No Child Left Behind and the iconic Queens Hotel in Cheltenham, will soon light up an advent calendar projection of school children’s artwork. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) partners Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) and Marketing Cheltenham have worked with The Queen’s Hotel in Montpellier, to […]

Lockdown 2 – what does this mean for businesses?

Updated: 2 November 2020 From Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, the Government is taking the following action: Requiring people to stay at home, except for specific purposes. Preventing gathering with people you do not live with, except for specific purposes. Closing certain businesses and venues. See which businesses have been ordered to close. […]