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Justine Ives
Business Development Manager
Bedford Borough Council

Justine is Business Growth Manager with Bedford Borough Council. She has worked in the economic development profession for nearly 20 years within local and central government.  She joined the Council in 2001 and has led on business engagement with local companies, supporting their growth and development as well as leading on the Council’s superfast broadband project.

As part of the Economic Development team, Justine acts to expand the local economy through the attraction of innovative companies and employment opportunities and by assisting local businesses to increase their competitiveness.

Justine lives locally with her husband and young family and is Vice-Chair of Governors at her children’s school.