Posted on 30th March 2017
BHBPA member and photographer Paul Noble had an unforgettable experience recently, when he helped Dame Vera Lynn connect with her old school, Brampton Primary in East Ham, on her 100th birthday. Paul set up his equipment in Dame Vera’s sitting room and used Skype to broadcast her image to excited school children, who then had the chance to sing Happy Birthday, as well as cover versions of the Forces’ Sweetheart’s famous songs.
Over the years Paul has been a huge asset to the BHBPA through his tireless efforts with camera and video support for BHBPA events and websites. His generosity knows no bounds. He even came to the recent quiz in an unsuccessful effort to get the team into the medal places.
"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."
"“We have been members of BHBPA from its inception, and seen the organisation steadily grow and expand into the dynamic entity it is today, bringing positive benefits to all its members.""
"“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! ” "
"The BHBPA is an energetic and vocal organisation that connects and empowers and informs the local business community acting as an effective conduit to local authority and other organisations. We are proud to be part of that community and the association."