Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Business

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Bedford Visitor Information Centre
Back in August, the Bedford Independent broke the news that Bedford will be getting a new Visitor Information Centre (VIC), now we can tell you it will be open from 17 October and reveal its...
New Bombay
The New Bombay Restaurant, which suffered fire damage on Sunday afternoon, will be closed for the foreseeable future says the owner. As they now decide what to do next, they told the Bedford Independent that they would...
Tim Pain
Drive, the Partnership Network, has held its first meeting at the new look Bedford Heights, hearing from Tim Pain, MD of Verve Developments Ltd, who own the building. Tim described how he uses 12 rules to balance...
forestersvideo
https://youtu.be/wMj0utrJo2c The Foresters Arms may have been closed for a while, but behind the scenes a transformation has been taking place. New owners Ben Howe and Suzy and Colin Spilling have been expertly cultivating a new...
Love Bedford New York
Steve and Wendy Ivins, owners of PDM Car Parts & Accessories in Kempston and Clapham, are about to take a bite of the big apple after winning Love Bedford's New York trip competition, run in conjunction with...
There are concerns another chain may pull out of Riverside Bedford as Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) has reportedly asked Deloitte to look at where it can cut costs through restructures across the chain, according to The Sunday Times....
https://youtu.be/qiwuUf1ISbI **THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED*** Local author, David Litchfield, launched his brand new book, The Bear, the Piano, the Dog and the Fiddle earlier this month. To celebrate, we have a signed copy to give away...
Slug and Lettuce
Bedford town centre has seen significant development in the last few years, not least Riverside Bedford, the on-going Harpur Shopping Centrerenovations and Day's Department store, soon to open on the former BhS site. The High Street has also benefited...
The Fragrance Shop
There will be a formidable scent in the Harpur Shopping Centre from this weekend as The Fragrance Shop moves to a new premises in Bedford. Harpur Centre Manager, Samantha Laycock, said, “We are delighted the store is moving into a bigger...
iKan
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...
Gemma Lane Shop Local Septembervideo
https://youtu.be/Fi35EcjuntM Gemma Lane has set herself a challenge, a challenge to try Bedford's shops before she logs on to the internet. She says it's to help Bedford's economy and also find shops in town she didn't...
Bedford Student
Research carried out by TickX - The Event Ticket Search Engine has revealed Bedford is the fourth best location for great nights out for students. The research took the number of students at 30 universities across the UK...