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Launch of Cheltenham Enterprise Club
Gloucestershire Enterprise have recently launched Cheltenham Enterprise Club, a FREE day, providing advice and support to help develop your idea and start your own business. Attend one of the clubs to explore your idea, start your planning and understand the skills needed and regulatory requirements involved.
It can help you work through your idea and provide information about the risks and rewards of running your own business.
To find out dates, locations and to book your place call 0845 838 9963 or email email@example.com
Launch of the Business Pride Facebook Page
Cheltenham Business Pride is entering the social media world and now has a facebook page to keep you updated more frequently on news, information and events, as well as the opportunity for you to post information relevant to Cheltenham businesses. There will still be quarterly e-bulletins which you can sign up to receive here
Update on the 2011 Promoting Cheltenham Grant Fund
Cheltenham Borough Council recently launched the Promoting Cheltenham Fund, a new pot of funding worth £179,000 to support events, projects and initiatives that will stimulate economic and business growth in Cheltenham.
The first phase of applications have now been evaluated and out of 19 received, it was agreed by the panel that 13 met the nessesscary criteria . These reccomendations were then taken to cabinet on Tuesday 18th October and agreed. The successful projects are:
- Everyman Theatre - The Everyman (and Cheltenham) Heritage Experience
- Cheltenham Poetry Festival Outreach Project
- Cheltenham Design Festival
- Cheltenham Film Festival
- Northcliffe Media FAB Fashion and Beauty Event
- Friends of Pittville Understanding Pittville Project
- Cheltenham Folk Festival
- Olympic Torch Relay and celebration event
- Midsummer Fiesta
- Cheltenham Motor Sports Ltd - Sustainable Street Expo 2012
- Bath Road Traders Christmas Lights Event
- Cheltenham Festivals Ltd
- Holst Birthplace Museum Holst Discovery Project
The second phase of the Promoting Cheltenham Fund will take place in March 2012
Further information on this fund and the projects please contact us.
Gloucestershires 2011 economic review published
The Gloucestershire Local Economic Assessment 2011 is now available and highlights economic strengths and weaknesses in the county. It exposes a gap in the skills market created by a decline in the number of young people aged between 15 and 29, as an increasing number are leaving the county. However, the assessment emphasises the relatively low unemployment rates in the county and the good mix of international and innovative companies located here. Gloucestershires core sectors are identified as: creative industries, public sector, care, environmental, manufacturing, banking, finance, tourism and agriculture.