A popular Bedford coffee and sandwich shop is celebrating ten years in the town.
Limes, of Harpur Street, is an independent business and puts its success down to “simple business practices”.
Owner Helen Evens said: “We offer fantastic, freshly-prepared food, sourced locally when possible. Much of it home-made and some of it home-grown on our roof-top garden.
“It may sound corny but our food is made with love. We look after our customers as our friends and over the years many have become exactly that.”
She added: “My team at Limes are amazing. They are as passionate about the business as I am.”
Helen came to Bedford in May 2005, with little knowledge of the town, but with many years of experience in retail, food and marketing.
She said: “Bedford was, and still is, a town of many opportunities. It was the potential that Bedford offered which excited me, and it still does.
“Of course over the years I have seen many changes; an influx of coffee chains, the emergence of some exciting independent shops, a buoyant economy followed by a hard hitting recession, and now a town which is truly developing and moving forward ahead of many others.”
Limes is celebrating its anniversary with a new-look menu, a new range of summer drinks and longer opening hours.