Regent Street independent eateries

Regent Street in Cheltenham is known for its eclectic collection of independent eateries and cultural presence. It’s the fabulous selection of food and drink venues to choose from that makes the street so special.  Cheltenham BID spoke to the owners and staff of the businesses and asked them how they got on during and post-lockdown. […]

Call overview – Helping hospitality businesses open smartly and safely

Ahead of hospitality businesses reopening on July 4, the BID held its latest ‘How to make sure you are safe to open’ business support call as part of its Back To Business campaign. 1. Reopening guidance – people and venues with Sylvia Oates from Best Bar None Sylvia said that Boris’s announcement last week brought […]

Meet an Ambassador

We know you have met them, but do you know them? The three-strong team that welcome visitors and work closely with businesses in the BID zone are the BID Ambassadors. The uniformed Ambassadors are on duty at key times of the working week and at weekends and help ensure that businesses and their customers get […]


Caribbean restaurant and bar, Turtle Bay, are welcoming guests back to their Cheltenham restaurant from the 23rd July. Bookings are now open for brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks.  With overseas holidays off the agenda for most, the restaurant’s colourful and eclectic interior, beach shack bars, incredible rum cocktails, beautiful soul food and laid back reggae […]

Is your hospitality business ready to open? Cheltenham BID Business Support Call

Hospitality businesses can now sign up to Cheltenham BID’s business support call. How? Zoom call Date: Monday June 29Time: 2pm – 3pmHow do I sign up? Request the call link, ID and Password from Maria. 1. Reopening guidance – people and venuesSylvia OatesBest Bar None2. How to make sure you are safe to reopen and licensing […]

Businesses welcomed back

Cheltenham BID welcomed businesses back into town for the first time since March. During and post-lockdown Cheltenham BID stayed in regular liaison with Cheltenham Borough Council, Gloucestershire County Council, Gloucestershire Police Constabulary, Marketing Cheltenham, town centre partners and our wide network of independent and national retailers and other businesses. To support the gradual reopening of […]

Two new interactive trails are coming to Cheltenham this summer

Two new free trails will be run by Cheltenham BID throughout the summer – a new Monster Hero Safari trail and an enhanced Augmented Reality (AR) version of the Hidden Cheltenham Trail. The Monster Hero Safari is a town centre experience where families are tasked with hunting down 10 monster superheroes, displayed in public windows, […]

Back to Business for all retailers

Ahead of non-essential retailers reopening on June 15, the BID held its latest ‘how to make sure you are safe to open’ business support call as part of its Back To Business campaign. Bernadette Reed, Senior Environmental Health Officer at Cheltenham Borough Council talked to businesses about –1. How to make sure they were safe […]

Cheltenham BID had a sneak preview of the new COVID Secure Primark

Cheltenham BID had a sneak preview of the new COVID Secure Primark Cheltenham that is set to open on Monday June 15. Primark Store Manager Kristan Tarr has said that they are taking on extra precautions to help provide a safe environment in store, including social distancing protocols, hand sanitiser, perspex screens at tills and […]

BID campaign brings extra funding for F & B businesses

Several Cheltenham pubs and clubs that were facing mounting financial problems because of the Covid-19 epidemic have been given new hope after campaigning work by Cheltenham BID. The BID has been a key supporter of the #RaiseTheBar campaign, which called on the Government to change legislation so that businesses did not miss out on key […]

You are invited to our COVID-19 Business Support call.

UPDATE: Tuesday June 9 call is now full – request the call link, ID and Password from Maria for the over flow call on Thursday June 11 at 2pm. Headlines Bernadette ReedSenior Environmental Health Officer at Cheltenham Borough Council talks to us about –1. How  to make sure you are safe to openCheltenham BID team […]

BID Business of the Month – Incom Gaming/2PIGS

2PIGS has been the alternative music venue in the heart of Cheltenham since the early nineties and continued to offer live music and non-mainstream club nights up until lockdown. A second business, Incom Gaming has grown inside the 2PIGS from trying to find usage of the space during the day. Through Nick Binding’s (co-owner of […]

Free advice for start-up and small to medium sized businesses

Gloucestershire Trading Standards are offering free advice until the end of August 2020. Normal price £250 per annum or £70 per hour. Whether you are trading as a small family run business or an international company, Gloucestershire Trading Standards can help to ensure you clearly understand the legislative requirements related to your business activity, and […]

GFirst LEP – Giving businesses TODAY the support they need for TOMORROW

THE ONE STOP SHOP for all things recruitment in Gloucestershire has been announced as a partnership between Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership, GFirst LEP, The Growth Hub Network and GFirst LEP CEO, David Owen said, “GFirst LEP are rapidly developing our plans and actions for a recovery that will help as many businesses and individuals […]