Connect Business is a FREE annual networking event showcasing new and growing Cheltenham businesses and encouraging local sourcing in Gloucestershire.

Connect Business showcases some of the the best business expertise in Cheltenham. 2016 will be the sixth year Cheltenham Connect have run the day. Over 200 people have attended each of the five previous events.

Alex Chalk MP

Alex Chalk MP

It is an opportunity to meet and talk to other local companies and discuss how they can help you achieve your business objectives. Whether you are looking for advice on social media, a fresh new designer or an experienced recruiter who can help you find the best local talent, this Cheltenham event will have people who can help.

You will be able to network with other Gloucestershire business people during the day and over an informal lunch.

Connect Business 2016 takes place on Thursday 22th September 2016 from 10am – 3pm at the fabulous location of The Pavilion, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6PN




Over 200 people attend the Connect Business Day

Over 200 people attend the Connect Business Day

During the day, you can hear talks from several local speakers:

Alex Chalk, Cheltenham MP, will be speaking at 10.30am.

Ian Renton, Regional Director at the Jockey Club and Boss at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Nicky Godding, Business Editor at Cotswold Life and Founder of Rock the Cotswolds.

Panel of local business success stories – They started small and aimed high:

Catherine Colebrook

Catherine Colebrook: Started at her kitchen table in 2006 Catherine Colebrook Ltd was an outlet for the eponymous founder’s love of colour and fabric.
She has designed gifts and homeware that has graced the shelves of Habitat, John Lewis, Harrods and Boots.
2 years ago she made the move to a shop in Tivoli, where her own designs sit against other homeware and gifts that have caught her eye.



Bonny Ritchie, director Simpson’s Fish and Chips – Cheltenham restaurant that is the top fish and chip shop in the country

Phil Mitchell, director, Harbour Key Ltd, a business combining specialist tax, reward and funding knowledge with traditional accounting skills.

 Video of Connect Business 2013 with interviews with the speakers & attendees

Connect Business is brought to you by Cheltenham Connect, a fast-growing local community initiative set up in 2009 with the aim of strengthening and empowering the residential and trading community of South Cheltenham.

We know that people can achieve amazing things by getting together and that’s exactly what Connect Business is all about. Come along and find out more about the business expertise available here in Cheltenham.

Please spread the word and use #CCBiz when mentioning the event on social media.