Latest updates and stories from Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce and its Members

Major New Inward Investments by Aldi and B&M to Create 1,400 New Jobs in Bedford Borough

Two major new regional distribution centres are to be built in Bedford Borough for popular nationwide retailers which will create an estimated 1,400 new jobs for the area.

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Sod Cutting Ceremony marks the official start of i-Worx construction

Works officially began on the i-Worx project following the sod-cutting ceremony on the 16th April. 

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One million new homes in the Oxford to Cambridge arc

A recent study by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has proposed significant new development along a broad corridor linking Oxford in the west with Cambridge in the east. This could extend to one million new homes by the year 2050.

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Central partnership for Bedfordshire Accountant

Ben Halstead, Partner in charge of Streets Chartered Accountants’ Bedford (Wyboston Lakes) office has become a member of the firm’s central partnership.

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Dunster House builds the biggest PEE POWER urinal at Glastonbury

The project is the result of the collaboration with UWE Bristol and Oxfam

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What are Party Walls and when do I call a surveyor?


The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 has now been operative throughout England and Wales for nearly 20 years. Prior to 1997 party wall legislation only applied to London. The origins of party wall matters stem all the way back to the great fire of London in 1666.

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SEMLEP awarded £64.4 million

The South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership, SEMLEP, has today been awarded a Local Growth Deal of £64.4 million investment into the area – set to create over 4,200 new jobs and more than 3,800 new homes by 2020.

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Government announces local road investment

The Government has announced road investment plans including some improvements that the Chamber has lobbied for with partners.

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CXD celebrates 21 yrs of service


Conservation By Design (CXD) has celebrated its 21st Anniversary as the industry’s leading conservation storage and display expert by hosting a day of intimate and informal seminars at its Bedford-based manufacturing facilities.

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