Our ownership

The Bedford Independent is part of Progress Publishing, a private and independent business incorporated in England & Wales No: 11489640 on 30 July 2018.

The controlling share of Progress Publishing is equally owned by:

  • Julia Course-Crofts, Director
  • Paul Hutchinson, Director
  • Erica Roffe, Director

The remainder of the Progress Publishing business is equally owned by four independent investors.

No one who funds the Bedford Independent outside of the controlling ownership has any influence on our editorial decisions.

Progress Publishing and the Bedford Independent are committed to transparency in our ownership structure and funding sources.

You can read about these in our ethics and editorial policy.

Last updated: June 2020