Business support, advice and information

As well as the economic development team at Cheltenham Borough Council, there are a variety of local and national business support organisations who deliver services to businesses.

Local business support

Cheltenham Business Pride

Quarterly e-bulletin containing business and council news as well as funding opportunities and ways in which to promote and market your business. Find out more and sign up to the scheme.

FREE Business Support Clinics

Cheltenham Borough Council has partnered with Gloucestershire Enterprise to offer free business support clinics to replace the service previously offered by Business Link. The one to one clinics will be held on Monday afternoons between 1pm and 4.30pm at the Municipal Offices. Alternatively, for a charge of £40, a visit can be made to your business premises.

To book an appointment or for further information please call 0845 838 9963

Cheltenham Enterprise Club

Anyone thinking of starting a business can attend Cheltenham Enterprise Club, a free one day course to explore ideas, start planning and understanding the skills needed and the regulatory requirements involved. It can also help you work through your idea and provide information about the risks and rewards of running your own business.

For further information, a list of dates and to book, visit the Gloucestershire Enterprise website or phone 0845 838 9963

Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce

Members have access to news and information briefings and networking events, for a full list of benefits visit Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce website

Coaching for Growth

Specialise in delivering tailor-made growth support packages for businesses looking to grow. Visit website.

Frederick's Foundation

Gloucestershire's Loan Development Fund (GLDF) helps people who have been refused funding by the banks to borrow the money they need. Visit website.

Gloucestershire Enterprise

Provides advice and information for start-ups and existing businesses. Visit website.

Gloucestershire Federation of Small Businesses

Promotes and protects the interests of the self employed and owners of small firms. Visit website.

Business rates

Find out more about business rates in Cheltenham.


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