Posted on 24th November 2016
The BHBiz Awards 2017
SAVE THIS DATE – FRIDAY MAY 5TH 2017, FROM 7.30 at THE AMEX STADIUM, BRIGHTON
The Directors and Steering Group of the BHBPA have decided to make a change for 2017, and instead of having another BHMB exhibition we shall put on an awards ceremony in May. The assumption is that we shall return to the exhibition the following year; it might become a bi-annual event, alternating with this new one in May.
However, we want ours to be a unique awards ceremony; we want this to be for you, the members, and your employees. We are looking to celebrate those companies and those employees who make up the BHBPA. Look closely at the categories and you will find that they are not the usual ones on such occasions. This will be an event just for BHBPA members and their employees. We ask that you give it some thought and then decide whether your company or someone in your company is worthy of nomination – in which case you must simply make your nominations in 100 words or fewer (entry forms supplied).
We will organise the judging process, set up the celebration evening and make it a special occasion, but we want you to be involved in it, to come along with colleagues on the presentation evening and celebrate the best of the BHBPA businesses, including those irreplaceable workers who always stay in the background and just get on with the job. As usual, we need, and are asking for, your support to make this inaugural BHBiz Awards event a memorable and very successful one.
Ways in which you can support this process –
"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."
"The BHBPA is the most effective and dynamic business organisation I have ever worked with in over 30 years in Local Government. It has a very active and large membership whose points of view are taken seriously by all government structures. Peter Liddell does an excellent job in providing unique and enjoyable networking opportunities where members interact and discuss points of mutual interest. It provides a forum for businesses to discuss common issues, to share experiences and to play a powerful and meaningful role in the Burgess Hill community. The BHBPA provides important and credible support for all its members and ensures that their best interests are represented where necessary. "
"If Carlsberg did networking they would do it the BHBPA way. Each event is packed with great ideas, thought provoking presentations and fun. As a small business we feel supported and part of the community. We have built friendships and business relationships and there is always plenty of advice on hand to benefit us all so don’t hesitate to join whatever the nature of your business. "
"I am delighted to have a long-standing relationship with the BHBPA. Since its foundation the Association has gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt that it has brought huge benefits to its members and the business community as a whole through the partnerships it has formed with the local authorities, Sussex Police and local organisations. It is paramount that Burgess Hill businesses have an effective collective voice."