Meet the Team

Cheltenham Bid Ambassador

Darren Young

Ambassador

Darren is currently studying Tourism Management at the University of Gloucestershire where he is actively involved in supporting student placements.

He has many years of experience in the retail sector so understands the needs of the businesses in the BID area.

    Kevan Blackadder

    BID Director

    Kevan heads the BID team and was previously Cheltenham’s Town Centre Manager.

    He was editor of the Gloucestershire Echo from 2008 until 2014, after being assistant editor of the Bristol Post. He started his career as a reporter on his home-town newspaper, the Whitehaven News in Cumbria.

    He is a trustee of Gloucestershire Crimestoppers and sits on the Local Organising Committee of Gloucestershire School Games and the advisory board of Gloucestershire All Golds’ rugby league club.

    Belinda Hunt

    BID Operations Manager

    Belinda’s background is in Administration Management and Corporate Social Responsibility.

    She has helped many national and international blue chip companies to develop their Employee Engagement and Community Investment strategies.

    She has lived and worked in Gloucestershire for more than 20 years.

    Carolyn Griswold

    Ambassador

    Carolyn’s background in customer facing positions gives her the experience to be anintegral part of the team of Ambassadors.

    She shares her enthusiasm for Cheltenham with visitors and businesses alike and enjoys helping people make the most of our town.

      Mimi Chasebi

      Ambassador

      Mimi is a postgraduate student studying Occupational Psychology at The University of Gloucestershire.

      She is experienced in working in customer facing roles and has an excellent understanding of the type of support businesses need from our Ambassadors.

      Mimi is passionate about Cheltenham and believes it has so much to offer everyone.