Our Patrons

The Bedford Independent Patrons have recognised that the way local news is funded needs to be shaken up. That they need to help support our community’s ecosystem and keep local news alive.

We thank them for their generosity and support. Without them, we would not be able to continue bringing you fact-checked and genuine local news. You can read more about what they do by clicking their logos below.

If you would like to join them, you can read more about becoming a patron of the Bedford Independent here.

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YouCanBookme is an online scheduling tool, used by millions of people worldwide. Our international company has been headquartered in Bedford since 2010 and we’re very proud of it. We pride ourselves on being product-led and customer-focused. Our product is optimized for teams, and we love working with them — large and small.

Being a patron of the Bedford Independent is important to us because we want to be part of our community and stay in touch with Bedford’s champions.

Bedford Heights is Bedford’s premier business destination, Bedford Heights is home to over 80 businesses from small start-ups to established corporates.

With a wide range of private offices, co-working space and virtual office facilities, and a large conference venue, Bedford Heights, has something for everyone, whatever stage of business you’re at.

Bedford Heights has supported the Bedford Independent since the news organisation’s inception and we are pleased to be extending our support as one of the first Patrons.

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Bedford School is an award-winning independent school in the heart of Bedford.

Established in 1552, and part of the Harpur Trust, we currently educate over 1100 boys, developing them both academically and personally, in order “that they be good men”.We are proud to support the Bedford Independent as an inaugural patron.

We share the same values of integrity and responsibility and recognise the valuable service they provide to the community where we all live and work.

SDG Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Ltd are a Bedford-based mechanical and electrical contractor.

A family-owned business, established in 1993, SDG provide installation, maintenance and responsive repairs to a vast number of businesses, schools, care facilities, landlords and domestic residents throughout Bedford and beyond. Each department has specifically trained staff to deal with your requests, making the company a one-stop shop for all of your installation, maintenance and responsive needs.

We are proud to become patrons of the Bedford Independent as we feel that access to quality local news is an imperative aspect of maintaining and promoting a thriving local community.”

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Opened in 2020, Brewpoint is the third brewery in Bedford from Charles Wells Ltd having previously held sites at Horne Lane (now Riverside North) from 1876 – 1976 and then the Eagle Brewery in Queen’s Park from 1976 – 2017.We are fiercely proud of our Bedford roots and our connection with the community stretches back nearly 150 years and work in partnership with many local sports teams and community groups. Indeed, most of our 170 pubs are located in Bedfordshire where you will find our latest beers, brewed at our state-of-the-art brewery.

Wells & Co. remains an independent family-run business, with Pete Wells, the great-great-grandson of Charles and Josephine Wells, at the helm.

We take our hat off to the Bedford Independent for their sheer passion and commitment to championing the town of Bedford.

Simply Creative Agency is more than just a marketing agency – it is a collaborator in your success story.

Established in Bedford, Simply Creative is your one-stop Digital Marketing Agency that specialises in web design, mobile and web app creation, SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), Google ads management, media production, and more – all tailored to fuel your business growth.

Recognising the vital role of local news; Simply Creative Agency takes pride in supporting the Bedford Independent, a beacon of unbiased local news and a strong advocate for local businesses.

Their dedication to community and business growth mirrors our own values, creating a powerful synergy that enriches Bedford’s fabric.