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Further grant support for businesses affected by COVID-19

Another round of Additional Restrictions Discretionary Grants has been made available for eligible businesses. This third round of the scheme includes support for businesses not eligible for the national schemes and is open for applications until 31 March 2021.   As the Government’s restart grants won’t be available until April the council is paying local… Continue reading Further grant support for businesses affected by COVID-19

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Guidance on reopening businesses and venues – February 2021

We have published a Guide to Cheltenham During Lockdown on the Visit Cheltenham website featuring - Essential shops open in Cheltenham (and non-essential shops offering click and collect services in the town centre)Cheltenham restaurants offering takeaway during lockdownDaily exercise ideas for Cheltenham residents The information below is from Visit England who have summarised the new four-step… Continue reading Guidance on reopening businesses and venues – February 2021

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Cheltenham Borough Council launches new grant support for businesses affected by COVID-19

Cheltenham Borough Council has launched its new Additional Restrictions Discretionary Grant (ARG) scheme to support local businesses and applications can be made until 10 March 2021. This grant scheme is the second round of ARG support and includes businesses not eligible for the national schemes.   The scheme has been widened to increase the categories… Continue reading Cheltenham Borough Council launches new grant support for businesses affected by COVID-19

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Marketing Cheltenham statement regarding the passing of Kevan Blackadder

Kevan Blackadder and Jess Goodwin at Cheltenham's Christmas light switch-on 2019 We are deeply saddened by the loss of our close colleague and friend, Kevan Blackadder. We had the privilege of working closely with Kev in recent years – sharing an office and taking daily inspiration from his leadership, energy and determination to make a… Continue reading Marketing Cheltenham statement regarding the passing of Kevan Blackadder

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VisitBritain predicts first signs of recovery for inbound tourism in 2021

VisitBritain's inbound tourism forecast predicts first signs of recovery for overseas visits to the UK in 2021.The forecast predicts a slow increase from January to March 2021, with larger increases in the value of inbound tourism heading into Easter. VisitBritain has forecast 16.9 million inbound visits in 2021 (an increase of 73% on 2020) but… Continue reading VisitBritain predicts first signs of recovery for inbound tourism in 2021

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Cheltenham urges public to shop local and support small businesses with new Christmas campaign

Cheltenham’s new marketing campaign, led by the town’s marketing body, Marketing Cheltenham, alongside Cheltenham Borough Council and Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) is calling on local residents and would-be visitors to shop local and support small businesses this Christmas. Christmas 2020 - shop local The campaign aims to overcome the latest national lockdown by creating… Continue reading Cheltenham urges public to shop local and support small businesses with new Christmas campaign

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Lockdown Business Support Grants open for applications

Businesses in Cheltenham that have been forced to close as a result of the latest national lockdown can now apply for a grant from Cheltenham Borough Council. The Local Restrictions Support Grants which were announced by the UK Government earlier this month will support businesses that have been required to close due to the national… Continue reading Lockdown Business Support Grants open for applications

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Cheltenham launches new initiative to capitalise on £8 billion business tourism market

Cheltenham has today launched a new initiative to support the recovery and growth of the town’s vital and highly valuable business tourism market. The new Meet in Cheltenham initiative, which is led by the town’s marketing body, Marketing Cheltenham, has been developed to attract more conference, meeting and event business to Cheltenham and its surrounding… Continue reading Cheltenham launches new initiative to capitalise on £8 billion business tourism market

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Local tourism boost as Uncover The Cotswolds project awarded Discover England Recovery funding

Marketing Cheltenham is delighted to confirm its part in the next phase of the exciting ‘Uncover the Cotswolds’ project, after Cotswolds Tourism announced that an additional round of funding has been secured from VisitEngland. The project - encompassing the wider Cotswolds, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Forest of Dean and Wye Valley - is to benefit from Year… Continue reading Local tourism boost as Uncover The Cotswolds project awarded Discover England Recovery funding