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Speak up for the professional services sector – sit on the BID Board

During his 16-month stint on the BID Board, Oliver Bishop has provided invaluable advice on how the BID’s projects benefit the many businesses within that sector, ensuring that they have a collective voice. Oliver’s businesses have grown considerably over the past few years.  With this success has come the inevitable requirement for Oliver to spend […]

Will your business be on the Cheltenham Festivals menu?

BID food and beverage operators are being encouraged to put themselves forward to cater at this year’s Cheltenham Jazz and Music Festivals. The BID is keen that more local businesses benefit from the huge numbers of people who come to Cheltenham for the Festivals. Cheltenham Festivals are looking for caterers to add to their 2020 […]

Celebrating success

Congratulations go to two of our Voluntary BID businesses. The Beehive has been voted Cheltenham CAMRA Winter Pub of the Year. The award recognises pubs that make an excellent venue to visit during the winter months. With their cheery log burner, you can see why The Beehive got the award. The Logical Utilities Company made […]

Cheltenham town centre has first 24-hour defibrillator

A life-saving defibrillator is available 24-hours a day in Cheltenham town centre for the first time. Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) has funded a new defib in one of the telephone boxes on The Promenade outside Café Rouge. As part of the PubLIC Hearts Appeal Cheltenham, the BID has also financed two replacement defibrillators in […]

Preparing for Brexit

The uncertainty around Brexit has put a lot of pressure on businesses and as we approach October 31, some businesses will have more questions than answers. The BID Board asked Cheltenham Borough Council how they were going to support business with their Brexit preparations, and we are pleased to be able to share their plans […]

October BID Business of the month – The Find

The aptly named ‘The Find’ is our October BID Business of the month. In November 2017, David Orme, owner of this multi-award-winning coffee house and restaurant saw his hard work come to fruition.  From planning applications to change the use of the property, to sourcing the finest beans and highest quality local produce, David’s desire […]

The BID, The Council and your rates

Our Board have been approached by a number of BID businesses who have requested that business rates in Cheltenham are cut. So, we thought it would be useful to clarify whose role it is to set business rates, who collects them and what the BID can do to help business. Business rates are not set […]

Are you making the most being in a University Town?

Having a university on your doorstep isn’t just beneficial to the bars, pubs and clubs.  There’s a whole new generation of shoppers looking for the best value for money and it doesn’t stop at Freshers Week. Following on from the BID’s successful relationship with the University of Gloucestershire in creating the Freshers Card, we’ve taken […]

Cheltenham Guardians hit the road with help from the BID

Cheltenham BID is working with Cheltenham Guardians to make the town centre a safer place. The BID has sponsored a new Emergency Care Team vehicle for the Guardians, which can now be seen on the streets of Cheltenham. Cheltenham Guardians are a volunteer team who operate on Saturday nights and provide safeguarding and welfare help […]

Cheltenham’s Promenade comes to life with the International Street Market.

Cheltenham Promenade welcomes Geraud Markets UK Ltd International Street Market once again, bringing an exciting line-up of food, drink and crafts from around the world. Situated on the Promenade in Cheltenham, it will run for 4 days from Thursday 3 – Sunday 6 October. The market will be open 9am until 6pm, Thursday to Saturday […]

Meet the Board – Martin Bundy

Martin Bundy is the most recent addition to the BID Board having successfully been elected to represent the National Retail sector. Martin has been a John Lewis Partner for more than 19 years and is currently the Manager of the Cheltenham Store. Martin has held a variety of senior positions at a number of John […]

Cheltenham’s Boutique Sale will return for its fourth year

Launched in January 2017, Cheltenham’s Boutique Sale will return for the fourth year on 26 January 2020. This BID initiative has helped some of Cheltenham’s best known independent and favourite brands to come together and create a unique shopping experience for their customers. Shoppers benefit from having access to some exclusive discounts from the likes […]

BID Business of the Month – Laura Leigh Hair and Beauty

Laura Leigh set up her business in 2005.  Over the next ten years the business continued to expand and in 2015 Laura moved her business into the stylish salon they now occupy in Clarence Street. There is now a team of more than 20 staff, many of whom started their training with the business and […]

Make it a late one

On Thursday December 5th, Cheltenham will be glowing with festive spirit when businesses stay open late. If free parking and free bus travel aren’t enough to draw the crowds, the live entertainment the BID has lined up will be. The talented Thomas Trilby will be juggling through the town on his unicycle; Popular female vocalist, […]

Laura Leigh Hair & Beauty local business discount

Laura Leigh Hair & Beauty have launched a new local business discount – offering anyone working within the BID area a special 10% off. To book an appointment, ‘book online’ or call 01242 530598. Please see artwork for terms and conditions.