OCTOBER - MARY PORTAS VISITS THE BEDFORD SWAN
Bedford Swan Hotel was in the spotlight when Mary Portas came to town on Monday October 14th.
The Queen of Shops met with new Minister for High Streets Brandon Lewis at the hotel and then went on a walkabout.
That same day the Minister announced a national roll-out of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) of the kind well established in Bedford through which businesses pay a levy and then spend it promoting the town.
The Bedford Swan Hotel has been a strong supporter of the BID in Bedford and hosts all its Board meetings.