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Cheltenham BID gets the go-ahead

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Published 29th April 2016

Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) has been given the go-ahead after a vote by the town’s businesses.

International Street Market brings flavours of the continent to Cheltenham

shoppers at Cheltenham's continental market

Published 26th April 2016

The International Street Market which has swept Scandinavia with a feast of foodie fun is on its way to the Promenade in Cheltenham, aiming to build on the success of the last event.

Popular Christmas market returns to Promenade

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Published 17th November 2015

A wide range of festive crafts and gifts will come back to Cheltenham’s Promenade this year when the Christmas market returns on Thursday 3 December.

Superfast broadband grants for Cheltenham businesses

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Published 20th May 2015

Businesses in Cheltenham could benefit from superfast broadband thanks to the SuperConnected Cities Voucher Scheme.

Transforming Cheltenham’s economy

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Published 18th March 2015

Cheltenham Borough Council has welcomed a report examining Cheltenham’s role as a business location in order to help shape a robust Economic Strategy for Cheltenham.

A new business guide and directory for Cheltenham

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Published 5th March 2015

A new free business guide and directory for Cheltenham has been launched this week in both a brochure format and an online guide.

Businesses to be consulted on major town centre improvement plans

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Published 24th February 2015

The Cheltenham Business Partnership is delighted to announce a major consultation with local businesses on the possible creation of a Business Improvement District (BID) in the town centre.

Businesses benefit from £1.1 million over 2 years

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Published 12th February 2015

Cheltenham Borough Council has awarded almost £420,000 worth of business rates relief to about 500 businesses occupying retail premises in the financial year 2014/2015.

Councils unite to give Gloucestershire airport full support

Published 11th December 2013

Gloucester City Council (GCC) and Cheltenham Borough Council (CBC) have reaffirmed their commitment to a prosperous and thriving airport in Gloucestershire.

FREE support to continue for Cheltenham Businesses

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Published 5th February 2013

The current economic climate is creating challenging conditions for Cheltenham’s businesses.

Free training delivers big boost for small retailers in Cheltenham

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Published 30th October 2012

Independent and small retailers at the heart of Cheltenham’s shopping district have been given free training courses, as part of a bid by Cheltenham Borough Council to support the local economy of the town centre.

New website replaces Directgov and Businesslink logo - white text and crown on black background

Published 17th October 2012

GOV.UK is the best place to find government services and information. It's a new website that will bring most of the information published by government online in one place.

Economy boosting projects get funding

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Published 18th July 2012

Projects in Cheltenham have received a share of £156,500 from the Promoting Cheltenham Fund. This is a pot of money from the Government’s new homes bonus.

Deadline approaching for funding to boost Cheltenham’s economy in 2012

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Published 19th June 2012

Businesses and community groups can currently apply for a share of a £156,500 grant towards initiatives which will encourage economic and business growth in Cheltenham.

Partnership organises FREE heating event for local business

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Published 14th May 2012

Cheltenham Borough Council has joined forces with Spirax Sarco, Severn Wye Energy Agency, Gloucestershire College and Vision 21 to organise a free local business event.

Bid now ─ funding available for local projects to boost Cheltenham’s economy in 2012

Published 20th April 2012

Local organisations can apply for a share of £156,500 as additional council grant funding goes live

Partnership launches exciting new ‘green’ toolkit for businesses

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Published 16th March 2012

Cheltenham Low Carbon Partnership is launching a new, online toolkit for businesses, designed to help them get their staff involved in reducing carbon emissions and greening the business.

Councils to vote on joint waste company next week

Glass bottles to be recycled

Published 6th October 2011

Cheltenham and Cotswold councils are due to vote next week to establish a joint environmental services company to deliver a range of environmental services.

How to influence licensing decisions

Published 3rd October 2011

Register your interest for workshops on how to write effective licensing representations.

Last chance to bid for funding

Published 29th September 2011

Friday 30 September is the last chance for businesses and community groups to apply for a share of £179,000.

Thousands of pounds to boost Cheltenham's economy

Published 26th August 2011

Local organisations could be in for share of £179,000 as Cheltenham Borough Council goes live with a new grant scheme.

Putting Kingsditch on the map

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Published 11th April 2011

A bold new sign has gone up this month on Kingsditch industrial estate, thanks to a grant from Cheltenham Borough Council’s Business Pride scheme.

A business success story thanks to council grant scheme

Published 2nd March 2011

More than 44 new jobs have been created locally after 17 businesses received grants from Cheltenham Borough Council.

Businesses invited to meet the council

Published 24th January 2011

10 February 2011, 6.30pm

Empty Property rates to go up from 1 April

Published 11th January 2011

Ministers have announced that an exemption allowing the owners of some commercial properties to avoid paying business rates on vacant buildings is to be withdrawn.

The new VAT increase – A Cheltenham trader’s view

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Published 11th January 2011

Pam Thomas of Joyce Brooks, a specialist lingerie shop in Cheltenham, provides a personal insight as to how a local independent trader will cope with the new VAT increase.

Are you a retailer in Bath Road, the Suffolks, or Tivoli, with a story to tell?

Historic photograph of St George's road showing the Ladies College and Royal Well Chapel. Taken around 1905. One of the Kingsway Real Photo series.

Published 11th January 2011

For over 150 years, retailers in these three areas of Cheltenham’s ‘South Town’ have developed particularly distinctive characters with a strong flavour of being small, independently owned businesses.

Next blames snow for £22m in lost festive sales – as Cheltenham also counts the cost of a white Christmas

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Published 11th January 2011

UK clothes retailer Next has said the December snow cost it £22m in Christmas sales, although profits remain on target.

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