Bedfordshire is a large county including the well-known towns of Leighton Buzzard, Biggleswade, Woburn and many more. In 2021 Bedfordshire was named one of the most entrepreneurial places in the UK with over 2,200 new businesses launching despite the recent challenges of the pandemic.
It is home to many large business head offices such as Costa Coffee, Whitbread, Connells (where the first branch was opened in Luton in 1936) and Vauxhaull Motors. It’s also home to Woburn Safari Park and London Luton Airport. But Did you know… hat making was Luton’s biggest industry in the 1700s? It’s why Luton Town FC has the nickname, the Hatters.
The world’s first “tractor” (Ivel Agricultural Motor) was invented in Bedfordshire back in 1902. It was created in Biggleswade by a man called Daniel Albone. Maybe that’s where Steve Mattin the automobile designer who grew up in Wooton, Bedforshire was inspired to design the AvtoVAZ Lada, as well as the Mercedes ML-Class and GL-Class E vehicles.
Our aim at UKBM is to become a long-term strategic partner, to be by your side to help you improve the performance of your business and to enable it to operate without you. We work with and mentor several clients in the Bedfordshire area.
Graham has been working with and supporting business owners and directors for over 30 years. Having worked with thousands of businesses across a host of sectors he is well placed to support you.
From time to time, we may refer you to a mentor in a neighbouring county such as Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire or Northamptonshire if your local mentors are at full capacity or if we feel an alternative mentor would provide a stronger match for your specific needs, or if it works better for you logistically. You can learn more about each of the local mentors for those regions by selecting the relevant county below:
We become their ‘unreasonable friend’, which means we will ask the question or maybe say the thing that business owners may not want to hear but know that it’s done for their benefit. To learn more, download our client brochure by clicking the link down below.