Bedford ready to Spring open!

Published on 03 March 2021

Businesses have welcomed support announced by the Chancellor in his budget today. Especially those who opened during the 2020/21 period of lockdowns and limitations. 21 new businesses started up in 20/21 in the BedfordBID zone.

Despite the Covid trials facing town centres everywhere, the entrepreneurial spirit survives in Bedford with 21+ businesses opening since lockdowns began in March 2020. 

All can be found via the BedfordBID’s directory and are cross-referenced under Essential Shops and Services and Click and Collect. 

Those that are not operating under Essential Services, or offering services and products For Sale online during lockdown, are expected to Spring into Life as soon as regulations allow.

These join 100s of other independent businesses which can be found in the town. Bedford was said to have more independent businesses than any other major shopping outlets, many of them owned and run by local people. Love Bedford? Shop Local. 

Here is a list of 21 businesses (and more) that opened up since March 2021.

Emilia's Kitchen 

House of Kut 

KoKo Black 

The Glam Shack 

Adina Flowers 

Montego's Food Market 

Il Basilico 


IJ Hair Studio  

Better Bodies 

Beleza Coffee Co. 

Lotte Rose Bridal 

Fealy's Bakery 

Sohal Fashions 

Hippy Wytch Cottage (Photo) 

GLOW Makeup Studios 

Bedford Cat Café (Photo)

Damiano Hair 

Bridges Espresso Bar 

Naughty Pizza 

CDK Fishmonger 

The Flying Cork Limited 

and there’s more …

Finest Golden Stitch

Energie Fitness 


Portuguese Mini Market 


An ever-updated list can be found via


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