Business news

  • Making the most of BedfordBID

    13 March 2019

    Businesses taking the time to join the BedfordBID Breakfast, at the newly branded Bedford Centre Hotel (formerly the Radisson Park Inn), were the first to hear news about the town centre.

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  • Government Loves Bedford

    21 February 2019

    A Government report is suggesting that towns up and down the country follow the example of Bedford by having a Business Improvement District (BID) for the town centre.

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  • All together NOW!

    30 January 2019

    Team work between the biggest brands and independents is the only way forward in 2019 for the Town Centre, says the Love Bedford organisation.

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  • Print is alive and kickin’

    30 January 2019

    Stories on the BBC about the threat to local democracy because of the problems of newspaper groups like Johnston Press, does not mean print is dead.

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  • Business Rates good news

    30 October 2018

    Bedford businesses will benefit from changes announced by the Chancellor. A number of the smaller businesses will no longer have to pay Business Rates.

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  • Business Breakfast EXCLUSIVE

    25 September 2018

    BID zone businesses get to hear what’s happening in town first – thanks to the “all for one” influence of the organisation.

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  • Bedford i-Kan 10th anniversary

    14 September 2018

    Bedford i-Kan in Mill Street is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The centre was a pioneering project by Bedford Borough Council to provide flexible and affordable office accommodation for business start-ups and small businesses.

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  • Lotto £300k to YMCA

    13 September 2018

    A charity with premises in Bedford has been awarded nearly £300,000 towards activities which combat the causes of homelessness in local young people.

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  • 1st of 300

    04 September 2018

    The 300th Business Improvement District has been opened in the UK. They are all following in the footsteps of Bedford which was among the first 12 pilots of the project in 2005.

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  • BID actions on BBC TV

    31 August 2018

    Activities arranged for businesses by the BedfordBID were shown on a BBC report into “Battle for the High Street”.

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