Bedfordia Property; Creating sustainability for businesses, communities and future generations.

About us

Bedfordia Property is a privately-owned property, development and asset management company recognised and respected for its responsible and ethical approach to business. 

A love of the land, evidenced by extensive property ownership, investment and development, have been central to Bedfordia since the company’s founding in the 1930’s. 

Today, Bedfordia Property manages a substantial commercial and rural estate for a well-established group of clients associated with parent company, Bedfordia Group.  

Our drive is to fully utilise and improve our portfolio and maximise any opportunities available. Our approach is to focus on creating a sustainable asset portfolio for future generations and for the businesses and communities where we live and work.

Bedfordia Property’s diverse investment portfolio spans the residential, commercial and development sectors.

Our people

John Ibbett


John is the Chairman of Bedfordia Group and of Bedfordia Developments, the third generation of the Ibbett family to lead the Group.

Under John’s leadership and vision the business has grown and flourished and currently comprises extensive interests in residential and commercial property investment and property development and a substantial arable and livestock farming business, farming in excess of 2,400 hectares.

John has overseen the successful delivery of two major strategic land developments in North Bedford and West Bedford, delivering a combined total of approximately 3,000 homes in the local area.

Nick Chapman

Managing Director

Nick is responsible for all of Bedfordia’s property interests and projects. At Bedfordia, Nick has dealt with a number of large scale schemes including the promotion and sale of development land at West Bedford to David Wilson Homes, delivery of a state of the art £10m BMW & MINI dealership near Cambridge, and the development of a network of anaerobic digestion plants throughout the UK for Biogen, a former Bedfordia Group business.

Prior to joining Bedfordia Nick was Head of Property at Mowlem plc and managed a UK-wide portfolio and undertook projects on behalf of development subsidiary Maple Oak Plc.

Emma Berry

Land and Property Surveyor

Emma joined us in 2021 to help manage Bedfordia’s portfolio of residential and commercial properties.

Terry Wilding

Group Financial Controller

Terry works closely with the management team and holds responsibility for managing the Group and Property finance functions, reporting, internal controls, budgets and all IT & telephony.

Terry joined Bedfordia’s automotive division in 2004 as Assistant Accountant.  Following the sale of the automotive businesses in 2014, he took up the role of Group Management Accountant for Bedfordia Group.

Jane Bloomfield

Director of Business Support

Jane first joined Bedfordia Group in 2013 as Head of Human Resources.  In her current role, she provides business support to the Property and Agriculture operating businesses, Chairman and Directors by co-ordinating the deployment of resources and managing projects in order to increase value and achieve the Group’s set objectives. 

As part of the Bedfordia Group of companies, our values reflect those of the wider group.

Our values

Acting responsibly and with integrity

We seek to demonstrate integrity in everything we do and to be professional at all times. We’re accountable for our actions, treating others with respect and recognising our responsibilities to both the community and the environment.

Striving for excellence

We aim to be the best at whatever we do and are single-minded in our our pursuit of excellence. This aids us when seeking out innovative solutions and ensures we maintain the consistently high standards we have set ourselves.

Developing people and teams

We recognise the success of our business depends on our people. They sit at the heart of our business. Valuing and respecting their contributions, helping one another and encouraging everyone to grow allows them to realise their potential.

Building strong business relationships ​

We believe in developing sustainable relationships with our customers and suppliers. We recognise the benefits of long-term partnerships and do our best to provide exceptional experiences and service to our customers.


Click below for further information on our latest projects

Station Road


Rushden Road

Milton Ernest

Milton Hill