Businesses have welcomed news that support will continue in the shape of furlough and further funding announced by the Government, especially those that have opened during the lockdown year of 2020/21.21 with keys to the door
21 new businesses started up in 20/21 in the BedfordBID zone.
Despite the Covid trials facing town centres everywhere, the entrepreneurial spirit survives in Bedford with 50+ businesses opening since lockdowns began in March 2020.
All can be found via the BedfordBID’s lovebedford.co.uk directory and are cross-referenced under Essential Shops and Services and Click and Collect.
Those that are not operating under E
ssential Services, or offering services and products For Sale online during lockdown, are expected to Spring into Life as soon as regulations allow.
These join 100s of other independent businesses which can be found in the town. Bedford was said to have more independent businesses that any other major shopping outlets, many of them owned and run by local people. Love Bedford? Shop Local.
Here is a list of 21 businesses (and more) which opened up during since March 2021.
House of Kut
The Glam Shack
Adina Flowers Montego’s Food Market
IJ Hair Studio
Beleza Coffee Co.
Lotte Rose Bridal
Hippy Wytch Cottage
GLOW Makeup Studios
Bedford Cat Café
Bridges Espresso Bar
The Flying Cork Limited = 21
and there’s more …
Finest Golden Stitch
Portuguese Mini Market
An ever-updated list can be found via lovebedford.co.uk