"Thankyou to BedfordBID for publicising the Wedding Event at H Samuel on their website, and as a result the event went well. The flowers came from Daisy May in Mill Street and the Flower Shed in Lime Street and the drink came from the Swan Hotel."


"BedfordBID has been brilliant for the town. It has made it a much safer place and somewhere that customers will want to return to.”

Jan & Deb Page
Arcadia Sweet Shop

“From the outset it has had an innovative forward thinking approach. It gives businesses the opportunity to help themselves and help Bedford as a whole. There are great advantages in working collectively with this pro-active approach.”

Brian Davey
Millman Jewellers

“The BedfordBID definitely benefits retail businesses. The Champions are friendly and helpful with visitors and retailers. They are walking dictionaries and ‘The Google’ of the town centre.”

Maureen and Don Gillett
Art Centre & Gallery

“BedfordBID has saved me over £3,500 on my café seating license by negotiating the cost down with the Bedford Borough Council.”

Kevin Kavanagh
Frescoes Coffee House

“The BedfordBID voucher scheme helps to keep money local and brings income back into the local independent businesses. The scheme works well and the Champions are always very prompt in redeeming the vouchers we receive.”

B Sells, 
Manageress, All Ears

“We have recently re-launched our store in the Arcade and thanks to BedfordBID, it has been a huge success. Initiatives such as the partnership with Heart radio enhanced our ability to market and promote our new store. The BedfordBID PR department worked hard to make sure people knew what was happening and generated advertising worth over £2,500 for my business.”

Paul Panaysis,
Manager, Maysons

“BedfordBID does an excellent job in promoting businesses in the town centre, raises the profile of the town and constantly comes up with new ideas to attract customers. The gift voucher scheme has been a great idea and has certainly brought us new clients.”

Kerry Cash
5th Avenue Hair & Beauty Spa

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