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  • Welcome to Board meetings

    14 June 2017

    The next meeting will be on July 5th. 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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  • 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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  • Love Bedford, Love Christmas!

    18 November 2016

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  • Window wonderland

    18 October 2016

    Levy-payers joined a a special seminar run by experts Shopper Anonymous on October 14th when they learned how to better unwrap seasonal spending power.

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  • Making Millions

    18 October 2016

    Bedford is booming and to prove it we have millions in our sights!

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  • Securing student business

    17 October 2016

    Record numbers of students have signed up to the campuses of Bedford College. More than 15,000 are on the student role call with most at the Cauldwell Street location.

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