Invest in Bedford - Overview

Locate your business in Bedford. 

Bedford map

It’s close to London, the UK’s capital city, without the London prices.

We are in the heart of southern England with great connections to London, Cambridge and Milton Keynes.

Facts about Bedford Borough

Invest in Bedford team

The Invest in Bedford team, can help you with:

  • commercial property, premises and land search
  • planning regulations
  • business relocation
  • routes to markets
  • recruitment
  • listings of relevant local suppliers
  • after care to make sure you continue to prosper

Speak to us about setting up a meeting today. We’d love to hear from you.

Quality of life

Bedford Borough offers a high quality of life. Bedford town is by the river and has:

  • superb schools
  • affordable housing
  • leisure options
  • hospitals and medical care
  • robust broadband
  • gorgeous parks and surrounding countryside

Move to Bedford – a guide for professionals (PDF)
Move to Bedford – a guide for graduates and new qualified professionals (PDF)
Move to Bedford – a guide for teachers (PDF)

Inward investment

Lots of companies like Unilever, 3M and Fujifilm choose Bedford Borough, including these industry sectors:

  • smart logistics
  • creative industries
  • advance engineering
  • high performance technology
  • aviation
  • food and manufacturing

Bedford Borough Economic Prosperity Plan 2023 – 2028

The Economic Prosperity Plan 2023 - 2028 (PDF) shapes Bedford Borough’s economic development and regeneration, helping us compete as a location for business.

To support the delivery of the Economic Prosperity Plan, the Economic Growth Team commissioned a review of its ambitions. View the findings in the Bedford Economic Growth Ambitions - Supporting Evidence (PDF).