Business Support

Information, Support and Help for Businesses

There is a wealth of support available locally from our LEP, Council and specialist organisations such as Cynam or Cheltenham Zero. This includes training courses – many of them free – useful articles and links to resources such as funding.

While we cannot be responsible for content on any external sites, we believe those shown below contain useful information and guidance. If you would like to suggest any additional, useful resources, please let us know by emailing info@cheltenhamchamber.org.uk Should you need to find a supplier or business partner don’t forget to search our Member Directory.

 

General business news and developments

The latest GFirst LEP Business newsletters Click Here

For more on careers, apprenticeship opportunities, Cyber First and skills development

The latest GFirst Education and Skills newsletters Click Here

Many Growth Hub events, courses and podcasts feature Chamber members.

The latest Growth Hub emails Click Here

 

Grants and Support

https://www.cheltenham.gov.uk/info/26/business_support_and_advice

https://www.thegrowthhub.biz/covid-19

https://www.simplybusiness.co.uk/knowledge/articles/2022/01/small-business-grants/

Skills (Including apprenticeships and Kickstart)

www.gloscol.ac.uk/apprenticeships/apprenticeships/-apprenticeship/

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/kickstart-scheme

Cheltenham’s Cyber Plans and the Golden Valley Development

http://cynam.org/

https://www.goldenvalleyuk.com/

C11 Cyber Security and Digital Innovation Centre

Carbon Zero Cheltenham

The town’s commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and help for businesses

https://www.cheltenham.gov.uk/info/61/climate_and_sustainability/1642/business_climate_toolkit

https://cheltenhamzero.org/en-GB/

http://www.vision21.org.uk/cheltenhamzero/

 

Organisations Promoting the Town and its Businesses

Cheltenham BID (Business Improvement District) – Supporting Retailers and Businesses in Central Cheltenham

https://cheltenhambid.co.uk/

Gloucestershire Growth/Recovery Strategyhttps://www.gfirstlep.com/

Promoting Cheltenhamhttps://marketingcheltenham.co.uk/

Promoting Inward Business Investment https://movingtocheltenham.com/

Promoting Cheltenham’s Visitor Economy https://www.visitcheltenham.com/

REACH – Keeping A&E at Cheltenham General – https://www.reachnow.org.uk/

Cheltenham Trust – Great and historic venues, outstanding catering

https://cheltenhamtrust.org.uk/

TURF Cheltenham – Support for independent hospitality businesses

https://turfcheltenham.co.uk

 

Brexit Support

https://www.thegrowthhub.biz/euexit

 

Member Services

Here you can access up to 60 minutes of complimentary advice on tax and legal issues or book meeting rooms or office space at our offices in the town centre. (2 Trafalgar Street, GL50 1UH)

Tax helpline – https://cheltenhamchamber.org.uk/business-support/accountancy-tax-helpline/

Legal helpline – https://cheltenhamchamber.org.uk/business-support/legal-advice-helpline/

Workspace booking – https://cheltenhamchamber.org.uk/business-support/book-a-meeting-room/

 

 

Updates on some of the key local infrastructure projects

https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/highways/major-projects/

 

 

 

The support and networking opportunities that the Chamber offered to me as director of a new business really appealed. The board and members I spoke to seemed really interested in my business.

Alastair James Roberts ACII
Alastair James Insurance Brokers

 

Becoming a member

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