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 Global Travel Experts.
The couple from Putnoe said: “We are absolutely thrilled, we love Bedford and as local business owners try to support the shops in town. We’re an independent family business who can beat Halfords on price and service – so we’re very glad to meet up and make friends with Global Travel Experts who are independents too,”
What makes the win even more special is that the couple have recently faced stress with a rogue builder and can now use the trip to relax and also celebrate their 50th birthdays and their 25th wedding anniversary.
Meherwan Bozorgi, Managing Director, at Global Travel Experts based in Ram Yard, was delighted to be part of the competiton and help create the fabulous prize: “Having moved to Bedford some years back, we want to be part of a community that helps each other and supports town centre businesses.
“Despite misconceptions, booking online is not always cheaper than going through a specialist agent like ourselves. The Love Bedford activity is backing independents like ourselves so we work with others to keep customers coming back not only for ourselves but also for the whole town. We are looking forward to helping Steve and Wendy have a wonderful and memorable trip.”
Nearly 5,000 entries were made to the free prize draw.
Picture shows (l-r): Meherwan Bozorgi; Christina Rowe, Bedford BID; Steve and Wendy Ivins