Bedford i-Kan celebrates a decade


Bedford i-Kan, a pioneering project by Bedford Borough Council to provide flexible and affordable office accommodation for fledgling business and start-ups, celebrated its tenth birthday this week.

Located on Mill Street in the town centre, i-Kan has been home to over 240 businesses since it opened its doors. Many have gone onto bigger and better things, becoming an integral part of Bedford Borough’s business community.

To celebrate their many achievements over the decade, the i-Kan held an event for staff and tenants on Tuesday 11th September. Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson said “Bedford i-Kan is a crucial incubator of business and entrepreneurship in Bedford Borough. Over the years, we have seen many i-Kan tenants grow and achieve great success thanks to the help they have received here in an ideal environment for smaller businesses.”

i-Kan tenant Freestyle Internet Services said ‘The i-Kan and i-Brand overall are an excellent service and have provided my business with a great location and set-up, good communications, professional space and flexibility to grow’.

Photo: Eleanor Marcham (Manager for Economic Growth and Development, Bedford Borough Council), Jacob Fardell (Assistant Centre Manager, Bedford i-Kan), Mayor Dave Hodgson, Simon Dunning (i-Brand Manager) and Paul Adams (Chief Officer for Economic Growth and Property, Bedford Borough Council).