How we've supported local businesses and the economy during 2020 and 2021

This whole year has been very trying and indeed very stressful but the help from CBC has been a lifeline, I can still feel the weight lifted off of my shoulders when the grants came through. It was actually really helpful to have someone on the end of the line at the Council who actually cared. You hear so many stories that councils are not interested in "the people" but that couldn't be further from the truth. We got to fight another day and keep people employed because the council supported us quickly, efficiently and with some genuine humility. So please accept our gratitude and thanks.

Philip Kelly, Managing Director, B&R Resolve Ltd.

As suppliers into the hard-hit hospitality sector we were very grateful to receive the maximum grant from Central Bedfordshire Council which has been an important support to us in these challenging times. Businesses have many overheads that cannot be reduced and whilst we have done all we can to ensure we come through the pandemic ready and able to resume business once our customers re-open some overheads such as business rates still had to be paid in full and this grant has helped us keep the company afloat.

Barbara Feldman, Founder/Chairman, Sovereign Partners Ltd.