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  • What is BedfordBID doing to help during the Coronavirus crisis?

    26 March 2020

    BedfordBID has launched the Love Bedford ‘Open for Business’ campaign asking people to shop local and support our town centre business.

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  • Grant for Local Businesses

    26 March 2020

    Local businesses can apply for a business support grant via the Council’s website if they meet the Government’s qualifying criteria.

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  • Finding your way with KSK

    25 March 2020

    Finding your way through the complicated business/employee arrangements being updated daily by the Government and applying them to your circumstances is a job for experts.

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  • Soaring advice from Alex

    19 March 2020

    Business trying to make sense of the information about Govt help and issues like Statutory Sick pay may find this post by town centre Soaring Falcon Team very helpful.

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  • £££ Advice from Utilitrack

    19 March 2020

    Our town centre utility advisors, who are expert negotiators suggest these tips to businesses:

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  • BID Breakfast 2020 [Breakfast postponed]

    16 March 2020

    We regret to inform you that we have decided to postpone our Business Breakfast scheduled for Wednesday March 18th.

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  • Multi-millions invested in Bedford

    17 January 2020

    Bedford town centre has benefited from multi-millions of pounds of investment over the past decade.

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  • BID Breakfast May 2019

    26 July 2019

    A gathering of over 50 business representatives attended the latest BedfordBID Networking and Briefing Breakfast.

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  • 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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