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Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is one of our favourite Christmas Songs, but did you know Rudolph was created for a marketing campaign in 1939, 10 years before the song, and his red nose was...
Small Business Saturday is being celebrated this weekend throughout the UK, reminding shoppers to show some love to the independent shops and businesses...
Amazon Indies
Three independent Bedford businesses are teaming up to help your gift go further this Christmas by donating to the Rainforest Trust.
Brexit in Bedford
Brexit is probably a more unwelcome word than “GDPR” was last year. Put the two together and you instantly lose the attention of most people. That head-in-the-sand approach...
on street parking
Business owners have been left angry at changes to on-street parking permits, claiming that it will negatively impact their business...
Chinese Embassy
The Minister Counsellor for Economic & Commercial Affairs in the Chinese Embassy, Ms Bao Ling, visited Bedford on Tuesday 22 October to learn more about...
Love Bedford Bedford BID shop front
Bedford's Business Improvement District (BID) has secured a fourth term, winning its latest renewal ballot. Bedford BID, more commonly known as Love Bedford, was formed in 2005...
Woodfines legal 500
Woodfines Solicitors, on St Cuthbert’s Street in Bedford town centre, is pleased to announce that it has again been recognised in the national legal directory, the Legal 500, which...
Thanks to a small group of local businesses including businesswoman, Nansi Rose, 140 small businesses previously denied a vote in this week’s BedfordBID...
Justin Phillimore
Bedford-based family brewer, Wells & Co. has today announced that Justin Phillimore will be stepping down from his role as chief executive at the end of...
Hospitality group Accor has today announced that the riverside hotel, previously operated as the Park Inn, is now open in Bedford under its Mercure brand.
Ready Steady Roll
A board game cafe in Sharnbrook, has been selected as one of this year's 100 trail-blazing small businesses in the official count-down to Small Business...