Bedfordshire Business Ambassador

Lord Lieutenant working with Bedfordshire Businesses

HM The Lord Lieutenant Helen Nellis was appointed Bedfordshire Business Ambassador in May 2013.

Her role is to raise the profile of Bedfordshire Businesses by:

  • attending Business Breakfasts to network and give support
  • visiting leading Bedfordshire Businesses and exploring beneficial links with other sectors and other county organisations
  • encouraging Bedfordshire Businesses to put themselves forward for Queen's Awards for Enterprise

The following is the quote from Rod Calvert OBE - Chairman of Chamber of Commerce and Bedford Business Group:

"We are delighted to announce that HM Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis has joined the ranks of high level people in our Bedfordshire Business Ambassadors' network. The Lord Lieutenant adds a unique gravitas to our group, and she shares with us the wish to see strong economic growth in Bedfordshire and, indeed, to make Bedfordshire a destination for tourism, inward investment and business expansion. On her appointment as a Bedfordshire Business Ambassador, Helen stated, "I strongly believe that Bedfordshire is a great place to work and live, and I shall be more than pleased to use my influence to support The Bedfordshire Business Ambassadors' initiative to promote the county wherever and whenever I can."

Record of visits to Bedfordshire Businesses

6 March 2019: Business Visit to Bedford Pumps
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14 December 2018: HM Lord-Lieutenant visits Brinkley Propeller Services, Biggleswade
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23 February 2018: Business Visit to Pledge Office Chairs
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11 October 2017: HM Lord-Lieutenant visits Aircraft Research Association (ARA) Bedford
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21 September 2017: HM Lord-Lieutenant visits Vauxhall Motors Parts Department
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12 July 2017: HM Lord-Lieutenant presents The Queen's Award for Enterprise to Peli-Bio Therm
View the photograph taken at the presentation

12 July 2017: HM Lord-Lieutenant presents The Queen's Award for Enterprise to Ecotile Flooring
View the photographs taken at the presentations
Press Release - QAVS presentation to Ecotile

22 February 2017: HM Lord-Lieutenant visits Edible Ornamentals at Chawston
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9 November 2015: HM Lord-Lieutenant visits Calex Electronics Ltd
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7 November 2016: HM Lord-Lieutenant visits Lockheed Martin at Ampthill
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4 November 2015: HM Lord-Lieutenant visits Dunster House, Bedford
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Visit the Dunster House website

15 October 2015: Lord-Lieutenant visits BE Aerospace - Leighton Buzzard
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28 September 2016: HM Lord-Lieutenant visit to Barretts of Aspley (BoA)
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3 July 2015: Lord-Lieutenant attends Opening of the Just Go Motorhome depot and launch of Charity Trek
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2 July 2015: Official opening of new premises for Dunstable Laminates
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26 January 2015: Business Visit to Colworth Science Park
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Visit Colworth Science Park website

8 December 2014: Visit by HM Lord-Lieutenant to Paragon Electronics

The Paragon Electronics Group, a Kempston-based electronics manufacturing services company, hosted a visit by HM Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis as Bedfordshire Business Ambassador.

Please read the Press Release

View the photographs taken during the visit

Paragon Electronics

6 October 2014: Business visit to Triumph Garage Woburn
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17 September 2014: Official opening of Secured Mail in Luton by Lord-Lieutenant
View the photographs of the Official opening

Read the Secure Mail press release

30 June 2014: HM Lord-Lieutenant visits Autoglass in Bedford
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Read the Autoglass Press Release about the Lord-Lieutenant's visit

Visit the Autoglass website

11 April 2014: HM Lord-Lieutenant opens new premises for VioVet, Luton

View the photographs taken during the opening

Visit VioVet website

10 March 2014: Visit to Jewers Doors 

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10 March 2014: Visit to Manor Concepts - Sandy 

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23 January 2014: HM Lord-Lieutenant visits Picxal at Pulloxhill, Bedfordshire 
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2 December 2013: The Lord-Lieutenant visits Hayward Tyler Group - Luton 
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Read the article published in the Luton News

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