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  • Welcome to Board meetings

    17 August 2017

    The next meeting will be on September 6th 2017. If you own or run a town centre business and would like to see the BID Board in action please contact BedfordBID to check details of location and future dates.

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  • Small Business Advice Week 2017

    02 August 2017

    A morning of advice and support for SMEs at Bedford’s Corn Exchange is coming up on 7th September 2017.

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  • A Class apartments

    19 July 2017

    The trend to transform former commercial premises and offices into fashionable flats is creating a new upmarket customer base for Bedford’s town centre businesses.

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  • Brand new debt recovery service

    16 July 2017

    Woodfines’ specifically trained team can advise you of the best approach to adopt where you are owed money.

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  • New courses at Relate

    05 July 2017

    Relate are offering a Customer Care course providing tailored strategies for your staff, plus bespoke support to help employers effectively manage anxiety and stress within their workforce.

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  • Business Buoyant in Bedford

    13 June 2017

    The bottom-line success of BedfordBID is demonstrated in its increase in footfall versus similar market towns.

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  • Town Champions from BedfordBID

    06 June 2017

    BedfordBID has two new team members: Adam Chin and Dan Field who will be championing both Bedford town centre and BedfordBID services to visitors and businesses alike.

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  • Cost effective advertising for BedfordBID businesses

    07 May 2017

    Exclusive opportunity for fashion & beauty businesses located within BedfordBID

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  • Action for homeless

    21 March 2017

    Bedford Borough Council has announced it has won a bid for £623,000 for a Rough Sleeper Street Outreach Service. This news will be welcomed by businesses who are aware of the issues raise by people begging or “squatting” in the town centre.

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  • Improved police presence

    20 March 2017

    News of an increased police presence in the town centre and an officer “hub” is expected to be announced soon.

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  • Certified success

    20 March 2017

    Certificates in nationally recognised office computer skills have been attained by 200 people at the High Street IT training centre.

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  • Love new business rates

    03 February 2017

    Minister Margot James heard that changes in business rates had been generally good news for town centre shops.

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  • Winter Wonderland in Church Arcade

    15 December 2016

    The ReUse Centre in Church Arcade has helped to brighten the thoroughfare with a winning window display this season.

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  • Bouquet for Bedford florists

    30 November 2016

    The long established business in Harpur Street won The English Wedding Eastern Region award at an event held in Manchester.

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  • 50 Years on and still top of their game

    24 November 2016

    Michael R Peters our award winning Electrical retailer in the Broadway are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. They have teamed up with local charity “Friends of Bedford Hospital” to offer you a chance to win a 50” Smart TV for 50p.

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  • Town Business Awards

    23 November 2016

    BedfordBID stepped up to make sure town centre businesses were fully represented in the new Bedfordshire on Sunday Business Awards – by sponsoring a special category.

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