Peaky Blinders comes to Cheltenham

If you haven’t been caught up in the mania that is PEAKY BLINDERS, then where have you have been? One of the hottest shows on British television is now in its fifth season. Birmingham, the home of the real Peaky Blinders criminal gang, has seen a record number of tourists since the release of the […]

Spreading the word – the BID supports the Literature Festival

The Cheltenham Literature Festival was the first of its kind and, after 70 years, is the longest running literature festival in the world. The event draws thousands of visitors from across the globe and sees some of the world’s best-known writers descend on Cheltenham.  This year will see larger than ever crowds and the BID […]

Hidden Cheltenham Summer Trail

Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) has worked with The Cheltenham Trust and Cheltenham Borough Council’s, No Child Left Behind campaign on a free Hidden Cheltenham Summer trail for through-out the Summer holiday. A year of action started in January 2019 designed with partners to address the main areas of children in poverty. Educational, fun and […]

Cheltenham’s first Street Veledrome

Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity is staging a mobile velodrome challenge on the Promenade, outside The Municipal Offices tomorrow to raise money for the CT Scanner Appeal. This amazing pursuit racing challenge is open to teams of four who compete to get the best time travelling around the track throughout the day. ( Entry is […]

Facebook Summer Giveaways

In collaboration with the No Child Left Behind Hidden Cheltenham Summer trail running throughout the summer holidays. We have been lucky enough to be donated lots of goodies from our businesses, so we have decided to do three months of Facebook competitions. ⭐Competition 1 – 18/07/2019 Cheltenham Martial Arts Digital Task – Take a photo […]

BID backing defib campaign

The campaign to fund life-saving defibrilators in businesses across Cheltenham, supported by the BID, is off to a flying start. The first defib has now been delivered to The Moon Under Water as part of the PubLIC Hearts Appeal Cheltenham. According to The British Heart Foundation, there are more than 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in […]

Cheltenham picks up night-time economy national award

Cheltenham’s night-time economy has won a national award recognising it as one of the best in the country. The town’s night-time economy was nominated for a new annual Purple Flag award which highlights the best town or city to be assessed in the previous 12 months in each of the five core themes forming the […]

Cheltenham’s Street Chilli Fiesta returned for third year

Cheltenham’s Street Chilli Fiesta returned to the heart of the town for a third year. The event on Saturday June 1 attracted hundreds to Cambray Place. Visitors had the opportunity to try a selection of the country’s best chilli-based produce and buy a wide range of products from chilli cheese to live chilli plants. This […]

University students given an incentive to shop in town

The BID has worked with The University of Gloucestershire on some amazing student offers for all Freshers of 2019.  With the help of some fantastic BID businesses, we’ve created a special offer flyer which includes deals from the Health and Beauty, Entertainment, Retail and Food and Drink sectors across the town. The University are expecting […]

Make an Impact – become a BID Board Member

As we begin our fourth year, there are changes ahead for the Board. In accordance with our Articles of Association, one third of the Directors are required to retire at the first Board Meeting after 1st August 2018, and annually thereafter.  The board members who retire may stand again for election. At our recent Board […]

BID Business of the Month – Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl, the UK’s largest 10-pin bowling company, opened their Cheltenham branch in November 2014. Based at The Brewery Quarter, they are a true family attraction providing good value entertainment, food and drink for people of all ages and abilities. The family ethic extends beyond the customer experience.  The team at Hollywood Bowl Cheltenham are […]

Savings to be made on merchant service fees

Paymentsense are offering an exclusive deal for Cheltenham BID businesses to help reduce their payment provider costs. They will buy you out of your current contract up to the value of £3,000 and offer free terminal rental. If you would like to find out more about how you could benefit, please contact James Roberts at […]

BID businesses benefit from council training

Staff from Under the Prom and Coco Lush received their Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) delivered directly by the council. The businesses, owned by Cheltenham BID’s deputy chair Philip Jordan, took advantage of the council’s group booking discount to send six members of staff on the course. The level 2 qualification is […]

Meet the Board – Lucinda O’Gorman

Lucinda O’Gorman has been the store manager at Marks and Spencer since March this year. She joined the BID Board in May, after being voted in by the national retail sector. Lucinda’s background is in retail management and retail recruitment. She has worked for both national and international retailers developing their brands, working alongside local […]

A full house for Marketing Cheltenham as they launch The Festival Town

Marketing Cheltenham, a joint initiative between the BID and Cheltenham Borough Council, was established in 2017 to grow Cheltenham’s visitor economy, putting the town back on the tourism map and supporting local economic growth. A five-year strategy has been developed with the ambition to grow Cheltenham’s visitor economy by five percent year on year. Over […]