Director, The Famous 1886
Keeping in the tradition of the family business, Richard Cole, Director of The Famous 1886, is building an innovative, start-up tailoring business that is going from strength to strength. With the help of a mystery celebrity model, Richard demonstrates the reasons for choosing a personal approach to tailoring which can work successfully for different budgets. See video.
Chamber Helps Secure £10m Transport
Funding for Cheltenham Railway Station
Chamber members will be delighted to know that the Department for Transport has recently confirmed some £10m is to be invested in Cheltenham Railway Station. Your Chamber has been working on this programme for some eight years and so it’s pleasing to see our endeavours coming to fruition. Read more about this exciting development. See also Echo article.
Kevan Blackadder Describes Experience of
St. Vincents and St. Georges'
Have you ever wondered how easy it is to move around a modern town centre in a wheelchair? Cheltenham disability charity St Vincent’s and St George’s Association asked just that question of 12 able-bodied people on Friday. They were tasked with completing a circuit of the town in a “Wheelchair Challenge”. Cheltenham town centre manager and former editor of the Echo, Kevan Blackadder (right) joined them and described what he found. Read more.
Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service
to Automatic Fire Alarms
It is estimated that false alarms cost the UK in excess of £1 billion a year. Businesses suffer lost production and disruption for staff. This can be eradicated with effective management of fire detection and alarm systems. Read more.
Response to Chancellor's 2015 Budget
Chamber Member and Finance spokesperson, Mark Owen, Crowe Clark Whitehill, gives his assessment of the Chancellor's 2015 Budget and its impact on businesses and the wider economy. Read more.
See what Chamber members thought of the budget. Read more.
Fifth Annual Connect Business Day
All local business people are invited to the fifth Connect Business Day - a free to attend conference and exhibition organised by community group Cheltenham Connect to encourage local networking and sourcing. Last year saw 200+ attendees and this year’s event promises to be even larger.
2015 speakers include new MP Alex Chalk, international business guru Geoff Burch and the Gloucestershire Echo’s business editor Peter McMillan, while an expert panel will discuss digital marketing in the afternoon. Read more. Contact info.Belinda Wilson, 01242 700435.
New Business Improvement Workshops
Launched by G Acceleration
Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce member
G Acceleration has announced a series of new business improvement workshops. Established six year ago by Gerald Crittle (right) in Gloucestershire, G Acceleration provides practical solutions for companies to support a wide range of business activities and have now launched new and innovative workshops for organisations of all sizes and sectors to improve business efficiency through the use of technology. Read more.