THE HOME OF CYBER & DIGITAL INNOVATION IN THE UK

It’s no secret that Cheltenham is the home of GCHQ and the National Cyber Security Centre. What you might not know is that Cheltenham has eleven times more cyber businesses than the national average and is currently investing over £200m in a world-leading cyber-tech campus, where innovation, business and academia will collide.

Pro-Business

From its Regency pomp to its many festival firsts and cyber innovation, Cheltenham has always had a pioneering spirit. What you might not know is that Cheltenham has built a reputation for being one of the most forward thinking and pro-business towns in the country, with an extensive support network.

EASY ACCESS TO ALL MAJOR DESTINATIONS

Cheltenham is famous for its horse power. What you might not know is that Cheltenham, being located in the centre of the UK has quick access to major transport routes and airports, with links to major cities in the UK and destinations around the world.

AN UNRIVALLED QUALITY OF LIFE

Cheltenham is celebrated for its festivals, food & drink, stylish shops and Cotswold countryside. What you might not know is that Cheltenham, because of its education, transport links and real sense of community was voted by The Sunday Times as one of the best places to live in the UK.

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THE HOME OF CYBER & DIGITAL INNOVATION IN THE UK

It’s no secret that Cheltenham is the home of GCHQ and the National Cyber Security Centre. What you might not know is that Cheltenham has eleven times more cyber businesses than the national average and is currently investing over £200m in a world-leading cyber-tech campus, where innovation, business and academia will collide.

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Pro-business

From its Regency pomp to its many festival firsts and cyber innovation, Cheltenham has always had a pioneering spirit. What you might not know is that Cheltenham Borough Council has built a reputation for being one of the most forward thinking, commercially minded and pro-business councils in the country. And with an extensive support network, there’s never been a better time to locate and grow your business in Cheltenham.

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EASY ACCESS TO ALL MAJOR DESTINATIONS

Cheltenham is famous for its horse power. What you might not know is that Cheltenham, being located in the centre of the UK has quick access to major transport routes and airports, with links to major cities in the UK and destinations around the world.

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AN UNRIVALLED QUALITY OF LIFE

Cheltenham is celebrated for its festivals, food & drink, stylish shops and Cotswold countryside. What you might not know is that Cheltenham, because of its education, transport links and real sense of community was voted by The Sunday Times as one of the best places to live in the UK.

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Why Cheltenham?

From humble origins to a buzzing 21st Century town, Cheltenham has thrived through centuries of change. As one of Britain’s finest spa towns and famous for its architecture, educational facilities and world-renowned festivals, it’s no surprise that Cheltenham is regularly voted one of the best places to live in the UK.

Today, it’s no longer just its qualities as a great place to live that are driving Cheltenham forward. Thanks to this same pioneering and creative spirit, Cheltenham is once again at the forefront of change – but this time it’s our role as a centre of business and innovation that is putting Cheltenham on the map and establishing the town as the home of cyber and digital innovation in the UK.

These are hugely exciting times for Cheltenham. We invite you to join us in moving to Cheltenham.

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Cheltenham works

  • Location
  • Cyber/digital
  • Education
  • Flexible space
  • Living/working
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Easy access to all
major destinations

Bristol

45 min

Cardiff

45 min

Birmingham

1 hr

London

2 hrs

Manchester

2.5 hrs

Leeds

2.5 hrs

Edinburgh

4.5 hrs

Rail

Being so centrally located, Cheltenham enjoys superb mainline rail connections to and from locations throughout the UK. Our central Cheltenham Spa station is one of the busiest in the South West and provides regular connections to London, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff together with other UK-wide connections via a frequent CrossCountry Trains service.

High Way

Cheltenham is served by two junctions on the M5 motorway, each within a mile of the town, making it easily accessible from all areas of the country and less than 2 hours from London and under an hour from Bristol and Birmingham. The A40 provides direct access to Oxford in under an hour, while the A417 connects Cheltenham to the M4 and the South/South East.

Plane

Located just 10 minutes from the centre of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Airport, Staverton offers private charter flights, flight training and pleasure flights. The international airports at Bristol and Birmingham are both little more than an hour away, while London Heathrow is only 2 hours away, with excellent connections via road, rail and coach services.

Bus

Cheltenham is also well-served by national coach and bus connections, with several daily services to London, and frequent services to Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Cardiff, Manchester, Sheffield and Edinburgh. Locally, the town has an excellent public transport network with regular buses across the town – including two Park & Ride services – along with routes into the neighbouring Cotswolds.

We are the
cyber capital of the UK

UK value of cyber

£8.3 billion

Cyber cluster in cheltenham

11 x Nat average

Value of investment

£400 million

New homes planned

3,000+

Commercial floorspace

2 million sq ft

Ecosystem

Cheltenham is an established global hot spot for cyber and digital business. Home to GCHQ and the NCSC, it has the largest concentration of businesses in this sector in the UK outside London. The UK Cyber security sector is valued at £8.3bn, having doubled in value in the last two years and there is pent up demand for high quality space.

Investment

£400 million of new investment to create a world-leading cyber-tech campus alongside GCHQ . The Golden Valley Development will put Cheltenham and the UK at the forefront of the rapidly expanding global cyber industry.

Location

Cheltenham offers a highly accessible and connected location in terms of workforce, talent, travel and established cyber and supply chain ecosystems. We are served by two motorway junctions, an airport and mainline railway station. 19 universities are within 75min drive.

Leadership

Strong financial leadership provided by Cheltenham Borough Council alongside government departments, LEP and development partners. 45ha land already purchased.

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achieving academic excellence

universities within 75 mins

19

degree qualified workforce

42.4%

schools good or excellent

95%

state secondary schools in sw

2 of top 20

talent pipeline

Cheltenham achieves top marks for its exclusive private education. Each year, our range of state schools also regularly occupy the top tiers of the Ofsted reports. With the University of Gloucestershire on our doorstep and a further 19 universities within a 75 minute drive, Cheltenham is at the heart of an academic and talent development hotspot.

world-class

Five of GCHQ’s Academic Centres of Excellence and two of the world’s top six university-backed business incubators are within 55 miles of Cheltenham.

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cutting edge workspace developments

golden valley development

2 m sq ft

quadrangle

70,000 sq ft

minster innovation exchange

20,000 sq ft

honeybourne place

63,000 sq ft

hub8

7,000 sq ft

agile working

Cheltenham has a reputation built on its period architecture and beautiful Georgian buildings. What you might not know is that Cheltenham is now home to new and expanding trade parks, cutting-edge co-working hubs and incubation units and flexible town centre work spaces that are perfect for more blended working.

town centre re-imagined

Cheltenham has been quick to recognise the need for a more flexible and imaginative approach to the challenges facing its high street, with an increasing mix of both office and residential emerging in what were traditionally retail-led parts of the town.

Decorative text reads 'Life Style'

work-life balanced

annual festivals

25+

town in a park

1/7 of town green space

carbon neutral

by 2030

areas of outstanding natural beauty within 30 mins

3

award winning

Cheltenham is a vibrant and stylish town, recently voted the Best Place to Live in the South West 2020 by The Sunday Times. With its high performing schools, extensive cultural scene including the world renowned Cheltenham Festivals, and with its stunning Regency buildings, it’s easy to see why.

cultural capital

We’re close to the Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean and Gloucester’s historic docks. Cheltenham offers a diverse range of leisure and cultural experiences with a strong independent vibe, yet is also only one train stop away from the city centres of Bristol and Birmingham.

  • Location
  • Cyber/digital
  • Education
  • Flexible space
  • Living/working
Decorative text reads 'Gate way'

Easy access to all
major destinations

Bristol

45 min

Cardiff

45 min

Birmingham

1 hr

London

2 hrs

Manchester

2.5 hrs

Leeds

2.5 hrs

Edinburgh

4.5 hrs

Rail

Being so centrally located, Cheltenham enjoys superb mainline rail connections to and from locations throughout the UK. Our central Cheltenham Spa station is one of the busiest in the South West and provides regular connections to London, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff together with other UK-wide connections via a frequent CrossCountry Trains service.

High Way

Cheltenham is served by two junctions on the M5 motorway, each within a mile of the town, making it easily accessible from all areas of the country and less than 2 hours from London and under an hour from Bristol and Birmingham. The A40 provides direct access to Oxford in under an hour, while the A417 connects Cheltenham to the M4 and the South/South East.

Plane

Located just 10 minutes from the centre of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Airport, Staverton offers private charter flights, flight training and pleasure flights. The international airports at Bristol and Birmingham are both little more than an hour away, while London Heathrow is only 2 hours away, with excellent connections via road, rail and coach services.

Bus

Cheltenham is also well-served by national coach and bus connections, with several daily services to London, and frequent services to Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Cardiff, Manchester, Sheffield and Edinburgh. Locally, the town has an excellent public transport network with regular buses across the town – including two Park & Ride services – along with routes into the neighbouring Cotswolds.

We are the
cyber capital of the UK

UK value of cyber

£8.3 billion

Cyber cluster in cheltenham

11 x Nat average

Value of investment

£400 million

New homes planned

3,000+

Commercial floorspace

2 million sq ft

Ecosystem

Cheltenham is an established global hot spot for cyber and digital business. Home to GCHQ and the NCSC, it has the largest concentration of businesses in this sector in the UK outside London. The UK Cyber security sector is valued at £8.3bn, having doubled in value in the last two years and there is pent up demand for high quality space.

Investment

£400 million of new investment to create a world-leading cyber-tech campus alongside GCHQ . The Golden Valley Development will put Cheltenham and the UK at the forefront of the rapidly expanding global cyber industry.

Location

Cheltenham offers a highly accessible and connected location in terms of workforce, talent, travel and established cyber and supply chain ecosystems. We are served by two motorway junctions, an airport and mainline railway station. 19 universities are within 75min drive.

Leadership

Strong financial leadership provided by Cheltenham Borough Council alongside government departments, LEP and development partners. 45ha land already purchased.

Decorative text reads 'Top Flight'

achieving academic excellence

universities within 75 mins

19

degree qualified workforce

42.4%

schools good or excellent

95%

state secondary schools in sw

2 of top 20

talent pipeline

Cheltenham achieves top marks for its exclusive private education. Each year, our range of state schools also regularly occupy the top tiers of the Ofsted reports. With the University of Gloucestershire on our doorstep and a further 19 universities within a 75 minute drive, Cheltenham is at the heart of an academic and talent development hotspot.

world-class

Five of GCHQ’s Academic Centres of Excellence and two of the world’s top six university-backed business incubators are within 55 miles of Cheltenham.

Decorative text reads 'Break Out'

cutting edge workspace developments

golden valley development

2 m sq ft

quadrangle

70,000 sq ft

minster innovation exchange

20,000 sq ft

honeybourne place

63,000 sq ft

hub8

7,000 sq ft

agile working

Cheltenham has a reputation built on its period architecture and beautiful Georgian buildings. What you might not know is that Cheltenham is now home to new and expanding trade parks, cutting-edge co-working hubs and incubation units and flexible town centre work spaces that are perfect for more blended working.

town centre re-imagined

Cheltenham has been quick to recognise the need for a more flexible and imaginative approach to the challenges facing its high street, with an increasing mix of both office and residential emerging in what were traditionally retail-led parts of the town.

Decorative text reads 'Life Style'

work-life balanced

annual festivals

25+

town in a park

1/7 of town green space

carbon neutral

by 2030

areas of outstanding natural beauty within 30 mins

3

award winning

Cheltenham is a vibrant and stylish town, recently voted the Best Place to Live in the South West 2020 by The Sunday Times. With its high performing schools, extensive cultural scene including the world renowned Cheltenham Festivals, and with its stunning Regency buildings, it’s easy to see why.

cultural capital

We’re close to the Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean and Gloucester’s historic docks. Cheltenham offers a diverse range of leisure and cultural experiences with a strong independent vibe, yet is also only one train stop away from the city centres of Bristol and Birmingham.

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Thinking of moving to Cheltenham? You’ll be in good company. Thanks to Cheltenham’s cyber and digital credentials, its UK-wide accessibility, access to supply chains and a talented local workforce – and not to mention its superb quality of life – it’s perhaps no surprise that a number of global brands and leaders in their field have either moved to Cheltenham, or were already here.

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