… around town Literature Festival 2020

Cheltenham BID is the lead sponsor of the Cheltenham Festivals … around town programme, bringing hundreds of free events to the streets and businesses of Cheltenham during the Jazz, Science, Music and Literature Festivals, including the annual Lit Crawl. Of course this year’s programme is having to take a very different format, and we would like […]

Trade refuse and recycling service

Trade (commercial) refuse is the waste generated by any business organisation, Under current environmental law, all businesses must ensure that their waste is stored securely, preventing waste escaping, and that it is collected and disposed of by a licensed waste management organisation. Cheltenham Borough Council (CBC) offer a fast, flexible and customer focused collection service, that […]

Nominations back open. Cheltenham BID Awards 2020 are back

Nominations opened Tuesday, September 22 and close Tuesday, October 6 at 5pm. Make sure to head to the website to nominate: Cheltenham BID and Cotswold Life have reopened nominations for the 2020 BID Awards and want to celebrate the brilliant businesses which make Cheltenham town centre the vibrant, dynamic, diverse area that it is through […]

Government COVID-19 updates

See all updated Government COVID-19 business requirements here. UPDATE: 17 November 2020 Grants to support businesses affected by COVID-19 Businesses that have been unable to reopen since 23 March 2020 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 […]

New campaign launched to attract new business and investment into Cheltenham

Cheltenham has today launched a new campaign to encourage business growth and investment in the town. Developed by Cheltenham Borough Council and its destination and place marketing arm Marketing Cheltenham alongside Cheltenham BID and local brand agency ASHA, the new ‘We’re Moving to Cheltenham’ initiative seeks to highlight the scale of investment and business growth […]

Keep learning, keep growing

Our recommendations – Cheltenham BID has researched, attended, and ran a variety of business to business webinars recently. These free online lectures, presentations, seminars, or workshops are perfect for BID businesses to learn and develop brand authority and marketing strategies. The webinars introduce new technology and ideas to businesses in an interactive and engaging way. […]

Make an Impact – become a BID Board Member

If you represent a business in the national retail sector, are a BID levy payer and would like the opportunity to make a real difference and add to what we have already achieved, please contact BID Operations Manager, Belinda Hunt on  07951 139306 or email her at, no later than Friday September 18.

What are your training needs to drive tourism recovery – Your Input Needed

Let Marketing Cheltenham know how they can help you. You’ll be aware that there has recently been a successful application to the Discover England fund for further funding for the Uncover the Cotswolds project. As a result, VisitEngland are looking to provide additional training to support businesses to develop their skills and understanding of tourism product development and promotion. […]

September BID Business of the Month – Mister’s Cafe

Mister’s Café, Cheltenham’s newest Independent café based in Grosvenor Terrace opened its doors for the first time post-lockdown. Located just off the high street away from the hustle & bustle, customers can enjoy home cooked breakfasts, brunches & lunches, afternoon teas and daily specials. The small business has gone from strength to strength since opening […]

Tell us what your plans are for Christmas?

We’d love to have you all open late at least one night a week. We are working with Visit Cheltenham on a Christmas campaign and would like to be able to share a joined-up town centre message about a safe and convenient place to come and do Christmas shopping during November and December. Are you […]

30% off food at new KIBOU Cheltenham

KIBOU Japanese Kitchen & Bar Regent Street, Regent Arcade, Cheltenham GL50 1JZ Opens: 6 September 2020 Opening Times: Sunday to Thursday – 11.30am to 11.30pm Friday & Saturday – 11.30am to 1.30am The low down: A new 80-cover restaurant and 150 capacity bar that aims to transport customers to the bustling backstreets of Tokyo’s eclectic […]

Cheltenham BID signs up to the No Child Left Behind community agreement

The No Child Left Behind community agreement was launched on Thursday 3 September. It was launched across the town, which has so far seen over 30 schools and organisations across all sectors commit to working with families in a way that focusses on kindness, understanding and empathy.  Across the borough, 15 schools and 16 organisations […]

Interactive Christmas advent calendar social media campaign

Cheltenham BID has worked with more than 24 businesses on an exciting new Christmas marketing initiative to encourage people safely into the town centre this December. An Interactive advent calendar will sit on the BID’s social media channels throughout December, where daily giveaways will be up for grabs. A post will include an advent calendar […]

November BID Business of the Month – Regent Arcade

This article was written pre-lockdown 2.0. Please the centres update here. Regent Arcade Shopping Centre is Cheltenham’s premier shopping destination. Located in the heart of Cheltenham, the Arcade boasts an impressive line-up of more than 50 retail stores, many of which offer a click & collect service, as well as dining options. The Regent Arcade […]