Posted on 4th January 2017
Bennett Christmas lived up its name this month by hosting a Festive Bake Off and raising funds for charity at the same time.
During December 18 members of staff from the Burgess Hill-based insurance group battled it out to win the title and take home the golden spoon.
Taking on the role of judge for the final this week was Burgess-Hill master baker, Mia Taggart, better known as The Little Cake Fairy who has supplied cakes to Zoe Ball and Dame Vera Lynn among other celebrities.
The finalists presented their signature bakes for Mia Taggart who with the help of two of her children sampled the bakes and declared Debbie Etherington, a commercial account handler, the winner. She was presented with the coveted title and a £50 voucher. Runners up were Alex Brakell and Andy Smith.
“It was really good fun and the whole firm joined in even if they didn’t actually bake. This is something we’ll be keen to repeat next year and you never know, we might have a lot more entries. The Festive Bake-Off also raised more than £100 for St Peter & St James Hospice”, said CEO, Mark Bennett.
Caption: (Left to right: Mia, Naomi and Felix Taggart, Andy Smith, Debbie Etherington and Alex Brakell.
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"Servecorp have been members of the BHBPA for many years. The BHBPA organise interesting events as well as networking meetings. It is a good opportunity to meet with other local businesses and share views and problems. There is plenty of interaction and synergies between the various companies. Peter does a sterling job keeping the lines of communication open between the local businesses as well as our local council and other authorities."
"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."
""BHBPA is a really well organised and run group, great for networking and benefitting from knowledgeable local speakers with real business insight. Peter brings enthusiasm and humour which helps drive the association forward. I am glad to be part of it.""
"“I can’t speak highly enough of the BHBPA. As a small local business we feel very much part of a community and thoroughly enjoy the annual exhibition and meetings throughout the year. Over the years we have built fantastic working relationships with many BHBPA members and every meeting and event offers us opportunities to work with more. This is networking at its best! ” "