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Chamber News

May 2016
Growing Business in Cheltenham

Terri Brewster, chair of the Cheltenham Business Partnership and Operations Manager of The Brewery, and Kevan Blackadder, Town Centre Manager, provide an update on the recent vote on the Business Improvement District (BID) proposal. See video.

Video productions
by 
Julian Wellings
Willans Handles High-Profile Deal for Top 100 Glos. Business
 
Gloucestershire law firm Willans LLP, lead by Commercial Partner, Paul Symes-Thompson (right), acted for the selling shareholders of Space Catering (UK) Ltd. who have sold a controlling stake in the company to catering equipment supplier Nisbets Plc. Read more.
 

Angels4Angels Secures Deal Taking Cloud-based Firm
into the Future

 
Angels4Angels has completed an investment in cloud-based hospitality sector firm GuestRevu, assisted by Chris Cook of Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ Cheltenham corporate team. Read more.

Double Seal of Approval for HCR

Leading law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys has been given a double seal of approval, for both its approach to its clients and to its staff. Caroline Irvine, Partner, Compliance , comments on HCR's achievement.
Read more.

Thought Leaders
by Yasmine Machin, Willans Conveyancer

Many people have become disillusioned with traditional pension plans based on stock market investment returns, and have focused on 'buy-to-let' properties instead. The recent turmoil in financial markets has also seen investors turn to property for a safer return on their money. Read more.

Member Moves
Colin Jones, 
Senior Business Development Manager
Simon Wyndow,
Commercial Account Executive

John Morgan Partnership

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Chris Erwood, Associate Director,
Davies Mayers Barnett
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Stewart Jordan, Senior Associate
Harrison Clark Rickerbys
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Member Offers

Discount on Writing Services

During May and June, Jfwriting.co.uk is offering a 50% discount on writing services, including brochure and website copy, press releases, and blog posts to Chamber members. Bespoke writing packages and retainer packages are also available for members who have an ongoing need for a writer. Read more.
Charity Grand Tasting
Discount for Chamber Members
Enter free draw to win two tickets.

The Cheltenham Wine Festival is offering a special Invitation to all Chamber members and guests to attend our Charity Grand Tasting on Sat 14th of May at the Cheltenham Town Football Club from 12 noon to 5 pm. Read more.
Cheltenham Park Hotel
Special Offer
We are pleased to offer Chamber members a special meetings package. The offer is available for events held in June and July 2016, with an offer price from £32 per person (minimum of 10 delegates). Read more.
 
Toast the Queen with 
a Cuppa for Charity
 
Companies in Gloucestershire are being urged to take up Gloucestershire Young Carers’ Challenge 90 campaign to mark The Queen’s birthday.
 
The charity is asking businesses to hold an Afternoon Tea for GYC to celebrate the momentous occasion in a style befitting Her Majesty while raising funds for work supporting young carers.  Holding events during the run up to the Queen’s official birthday on June 12 would also coincide with Carers Week (6-12 June).  Read more.

 

County Business News


Business Networking Breakfast
Wednesday 11 May, 7.30 - 9.30 am
Bills Restaurant, Gloucester Quays

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News and Events Calendar 

 
Growing Gloucestershire Conference
Wednesday 29 June
Supported by Willans Solicitors
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Southwest
Chamber Gallery
Chamber Photos by: Brian Chaplin
The Chamber would like to thank Nick Gazzard, Chairman of The Gazzard Trust, for his enlightening seminar about stalking in the workplace. The Chamber also hosted a police commissioner hustings event at the Jurys Inn (Thistle) Hotel, and The Everyman Theatre Business Networking Lunch with featured speaker, Diane Savory, Chair, GFirst LEP. We would like to thank all who contributed and participated in these April events. Much more to follow in May and the summer ahead. 
Stalking Seminar
Nick Gazzard, Chairman, Gazzard Trust
Stalking Seminar Audience
Gloucestershire Police Commissioner Hustings
Candidates: Barry Kirby, Martin Surl, William Windsor-Clive and Ian Mean
Organiser, Claire Thayers
Police Hustings Audience
Everyman Business Lunch
Speaker: Diane Savory, Chair, GFirst LEP
Diane Savory, Ian Mean and Catriona Murray

Content Submissions
 
If you or someone in your organisation is interested in submitting an article to Chamber News, please send your idea or proposal to the editorDan Harris.(right),  Read more.
 
See more Chamber videos on
Chamber TV.
The Lucky Onion Group has gone from strength to strength since its recent beginnings. We caught up with co-founder, Georgie Pearman, to find out their reasons for success and expansion plans for the future. See video.
18 and 19 May
Cheltenham  Racecourse
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The Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce will be exhibiting on the Association of Gloucestershire Chambers stand at the Gloucestershire Business Show. There will also be a presentation on Day 2 (19th May, 10 am), chaired by Kevan Blackadder, Town Centre Manager, (above right) on 'The Future of the High Street'. 
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Friday 20th May, 4 pm - 9 pm
Hosted by Paul Fong, MD,
Hunter Page Planning and
Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce
Free Admission
Sovereign Room, Cheltenham Racecourse
BookingsRead more.
 
Chamber AGM
The Municipal Offices
Thursday 26th May
Free admission
The Everyman Cup Presentation, 5 pm
The Chamber of Commerce AGM, 5.30
Presentation: Kevan Blackadder,
Town Centre Manager 
Networking from 6 pm - 8 pm

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Thursday 14 July 
Gloucestershire V Essex County Championship Day 2
• 2 Course Buffet Luncheon  
• Traditional  Afternoon Tea
• Parking and Morning Coffee
Tickets: £108.00 pp incl. VAT 

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Seminar Series
(All seminars Thursdays 11.30 am – 12.30 pm, unless stated otherwise)
Improve Your Presentation Skills
26th May, 9.30 - 11 am
Geraldine McCullagh
Members: free; Non-members: £10
Isbourne House

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 Free for members; £7.50 for non-members unless stated otherwise. Seating limited. Cheltenham Chamber’s Business Centre,
2 Trafalgar St, Chelt., GL50 1UH.
 Contact.
Tayabali Tomlin's #TTBigEvent
£30 discount for Chamber Members
Promotional code:
‘ttchamber’;
Bookings
Thursday 12 May, 8:30am to 8pm
Princess Royal Stand 
Cheltenham Racecourse
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Using IP to Make Money
for Your Business
Gloucestershire Business Show
18 May, 11 am - 12 pm

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Business Kitchen
Workshops at the
Gloucestershire Business Show

18 and 19 May
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Sue Ryder Charity Golf Day
Thursday 9th June
Lilley Brook Golf Course

Special Discount
for Chamber Members!

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice invites all  Cheltenham Chamber Members to take part in a charity golf day to raise funds for the local hospice at the stunning Lilley Brook Golf Course on the outskirts of Cheltenham. Read more.
 

Willans' Big Biz Quiz Night
in aid of LINC
Manor by the Lake
24 May 7 pm

Bookings; Contact

 
Mayor of Cheltenham’s
Charity Appeal 

Abseiling Eagle Tower, 12th June

Hosted by

Great British Entertainment Ltd. on 
behalf of 
County Community Projects and
St Vincent’s & St George’s
Read more

 
Contact: Sarah Eades

Simple Mobile Solutions has provided over 30 years of telecommunications expertise, which accumulates predominantly from a solid mobile background but has grown to allow us to facilitate our customers with; fixed line, business grade broadband and international products and services.  
 
Jfwriting.co.uk provides freelance writing services to clients including blog, website, newsletter and social media content. My services also include brochure copy, press releases, news articles, product descriptions for retail sites, how to and downloadable guides, eBook content, short stories, fiction and non-fiction books.
 
Contact: Neil Stone

At growth engine we enable businesses to find repeatable, scalable ways to acquire new customers through data driven marketing. With proven strategies in place you can control customer acquisition, enabling you to balance new business volumes, operations and finance for safe and sustainable growth.
 
Contact: Lee Creese 
 
Six Property Consulting Ltd. specialises in building surveying, design & project management. We understand how buildings work and how they need to evolve & adapt to change, and provide tailored technical & strategic property and project consultancy services from first ideas to eventual use.
 
Contact: Ellen Roome
 
The Finance Roome provides expert mortgage and insurance advice for your personal or business needs. Our attention to detail and professional approach have given us an enviable reputation for delivering a first class service in a helpful and friendly way. 
 
Contact: Andrea Ramsey
 
Winston’s Wish, based in Cheltenham, is the leading charity for bereaved children in the UK. It provides children, their families and the professionals who support them, with specialist practical support and guidance via a national helpline, face to face support services and a range of publications. 
 
Contact: Dorian Charlton
 
The Cheltenham Regency Hotel offers excellent bedrooms, conference facilities and a large function room with plenty of free parking. Or the ideal spot to meet and have coffee in our bar area just off M5 junction 11.
 
War Memorials Trust works for the protection and conservation of war memorials in the UK. We provide advice and information to anyone as well as running grant schemes for the repair and conservation of war memorials.

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