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: cotswoldlifebidawards.co.uk

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 the difficulties of COVID-19.

Back in March the nominations closed for the 2020. Then the pandemic hit and we were forced to put the awards process on hold. Due to Government guidelines we didn’t feel right to complete the judging in March, but six months on the BID and Cotswold Life have decided to reopen nominations for two weeks only.

Let’s highlight and celebrate those in the Business Improvement District for all their hard work, before and during COVID, in what has been such a difficult and uncertain time for all.

All nominations that were made at the start of this year are still valid and will be used in the judging process, but we also want to hear from those businesses who have gone above and beyond during this difficult time.

Perhaps you made you have moved business, made experience extra memorable or possibly opened a new venture or spun their businesses into a new initiative.

We want to hear from the public and businesses big and small in the BID zone, so get nominating those who need the recognition and support for all their hard work.

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We are delighted to launch the third annual Cotswold Life Cheltenham BID Awards to celebrate our brilliant businesses which make Cheltenham town centre the vibrant, dynamic, diverse area that it is.

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Across 10 categories, this year’s awards celebrated the very best traders in the Cheltenham BID zone – the area of the town centre from the High Street, along The Promenade to Montpellier, and down to the Brewery Quarter.

See our gallery for photos from our 2019 celebration at The Old Courthouse

Since its inception in 2016, the board behind the BID – Cheltenham’s Business Improvement District – has done a huge amount to raise the profile of the town as a retail and leisure destination. The BID is behind the Light Up Cheltenham event, which bought the Giant Observation Wheel to the town and saw more than 40 buildings floodlit. It also introduced the popular Cheltenham Gift Card, now accepted by John Lewis & Partners. It’s also campaigned for major infrastructure projects, including the £700,000 project to revamp the High Street.

Those who visit Cheltenham are lucky enough to enjoy the huge range of restaurants, bars and leisure outlets in the dazzling Brewery Quarter.The Promenade must be one of the prettiest shopping streets in the whole of the UK. The charming independent boutiques and salons of Montpellier, along with its quirky pubs, area dream. And with the opening of the dazzling new John Lewis, Cheltenham’s status as the county’s premier retail destination is sealed.

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