Growth, Regenration and The Golden Valley

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Growth, Regenration and The Golden Valley

Another great event with C2S about Growth and regeneration with Cheltenham Borough Council and Marketing Cheltenham talking strategic plan, successes and challenges for the county and an update on the exciting Golden Valley project.

A great insight into the opportunities for business in the region and an update from Andrew Bates Gloucestershire College on their superb facilities and career opportunities for young people and apprenticeships.

C2S launched their exciting new initiative- C2S Educational Outreach Live event on 27th November at Cheltenham Racecourse bringing hundreds of year 9 and above students under one roof with businesses from all sectors and size. Inspiring out next generation of young people and securing our future talent pipeline.

Huge thank you to Martin Chastney Head of Development on the Golden Valley Cheltenham Borough Council and Helen Mole MSc Head of Place Marketing and Inward Investment Cheltenham Borough Council and Marketing Cheltenham – really great conversation.

Slides from Helen’s Presentation: 240612 C2S presentation

Helen Mole, head of place marketing and inward investment, Cheltenham Borough Council.

Helen heads up the Marketing Cheltenham team who promote Cheltenham to visitors, residents, businesses and investors via the Visit Cheltenham and We’re Moving to Cheltenham brands.

Helen joined the council in July 2022 with nearly 20 years of experience in economic development. Since that time, she has led the work to identify and fill vacant retail units in the town centre and has overseen the delivery of the 2023 Christmas Ice Rink which not only contributed significantly to the economy but also led to major developments in environmental efficiencies for events. Helen has managed funding programmes supporting Cheltenham’s economy and has also made improvements in service delivery to ensure efficiencies for the council.

Helen is an active member of Cheltenham Culture Board and is a keen champion of the positive impact that arts and culture can have on communities and the economy. She also sits on the local visitor economy partnership group, supporting destination management for the region nationally and internationally. Helen and her team are passionate about Cheltenham and committed to supporting the promotion and development of the town, working closely with local businesses to help them to maximise opportunities and support growth.


Martin Chastney – Head of Development and Cheltenham Borough Council. Martin will share with us the latest exciting news, updates, and insights on

We talked The Golden Valley project, supply chain, challenges, investment, opportunities and growth.

Supply Chain

Please also send us an email with the following information if you would like to be added to the Golden Valley Supply Chain listing C2S are collating for Cheltenham Borough Council and HBD.

  • High-Res version of your logo
  • Company Name
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Email
  • Contact phone number
  • 150 words describing your business and your service
  • Your Website

C2S will build a supply chain page on the website with easy access for connection for future opportunities.

Great turn out and great to see:
Hollie Wakefield Daniel Jenkins CMktr Amy Leivers Paul Jones FCPFA Andrew Hopcraft @anthony sharpe Chris Gibbs Claire Baldwin CertRP Courtney Chambers Dorian Wragg Ed Gant Emma Davis Ewan Wise Florence Nyasamo-Thomas James Mallinson Joanna Smith Robert Hitchins Limited Jon Hawkins Jon White MCIAT IMaPS @jonathan holland Kevin Harris Matthew Charnock Ruth Dooley Steven Budding Tom Mossman

Helen Mole                                                     Martin Chasney