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Festive fundraising campaign raises over £600 for Bedford’s first female statue

January 24, 2020/0/0/

Bedford is now another step closer to having its first female statue following a fundraising campaign by the Women of Bedford and Bedford Heights which raised over £600. To help raise the funds needed to install a bronze statue of Suffragist and Educationalist Amy Walmsley on Bedford’s Embankment, the Women of Bedford joined forces with […]


Bedford Heights supports campaign to install the first female statue in Bedford

December 3, 2019/0/0/

Amy Walmsley, 1867 – 1928, Political Figure, Educationalist and Suffragist  In 2019, there are still no female statues in Bedford. Across the UK, there are only 80 named statues of women, compared to 422 of men. Campaigning to install the first female statue in Bedford is Women of Bedford, an organisation made up of local […]


Celebrating Black History Month. Interview with Yolande Lewis.

October 29, 2019/0/0/

Left: Yolande with his Mother and siblings, pictured in Grenada Right: Yolande (3rd from left), age 13, pictured with his siblings before coming to England   October is Black History Month, a time to recognise and celebrate the contributions made by people of African and Caribbean descent. Yolande Lewis, Maintenance Engineer at Bedford Heights, emigrated […]


In Conversation With… Susan Phillips from Slimming World, Bedford Heights Co Working Member

July 24, 2019/0/0/

In the first of our new feature series, ‘In Conversation With’, Bedford Heights caught up with co working member Susan Phillips, Team Developer for Slimming World Bedfordshire. Look out for our next ‘In Conversation With’, which features new resident business Bedford Accountants. If you’re a resident business or co working member and would like to […]


Global software developer chooses Bedford Heights for new premises

June 7, 2019/0/0/

Global software specialist MatsSoft officially opened their new office in Bedford Heights on Wednesday 5th June, with special guest Mayor Dave Hodgson ceremoniously cutting the ribbon. MatsSoft is known for developing a Low-code application development platform used by brands like Nationwide Building Society, Vodafone and Thomas Cook to deliver business apps to customers and staff […]


Texas Reunited | Over 300 former employees meet again at Bedford Heights

May 15, 2019/0/0/

When business centre and former home of Texas Instruments Bedford Heights published a Facebook post about a reunion coffee morning, little did they know that within 24 hours the post would have reached over 26,000 people. Six months later on Saturday 11th May, over 300 ex-employees of the global electronics giant gathered at the building […]


UK’s only Texan Garden is right here in Bedford

April 30, 2019/0/1/

Native Texan plants, palm trees, a prairie and a dried river bed. Not typically features you would expect to see in the grounds of a business centre in Bedford but that’s exactly what greets tenant businesses and visitors every day as they make their way in to Bedford Heights on Brickhill Drive. So why Texas? […]


Bedford Heights to host reunion for ex-Texas Instruments staff

April 5, 2019/0/0/

Business centre Bedford Heights, which was once home to Texas Instruments, is hosting a special reunion in May for those who used to work at the electronics giant which operated in Bedford from 1960 until the early 1990s. Following extensive renovation, Bedford Heights has become Bedford’s most desirable business location and is holding a reunion […]


Bedford Heights opens its doors to local charities at Christmas

December 14, 2018/0/0/

Over the past two Christmases we have invited local charities to enjoy a Christmas party here in Graze. Earlier this month we opened our doors to the Amicus Trust, a local charity on Prebend Street, which provides housing and support for people who have experienced homelessness. We invited the residents of Amicus Trust and two support […]


Bedford Heights welcomes childhood literacy charity Schoolreaders

December 13, 2018/0/0/

Bedford Heights is delighted to welcome national charity, Schoolreaders, to the building, who have chosen to locate their Head Office here in our thriving business centre. Schoolreaders recently held an official opening event at Bedford Heights to launch their Head Office, attended by the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire and other invited guests, and we caught […]