Steering Group

Meet the steering group

There are 20 possible places on the Steering Group of the BHBPA. In general terms half of those will be taken by business leaders and half by members of the public sector workforce.

The Steering Group meets four times per year. Its function is to discuss events, actions and issues and to assist the Directors in steering the Association and ensure that it makes progress.

In October 2016 the members of the Steering Committee were as follows:-

Paul Shearing, of Autowise, is the current Chairman of the BHBPA

Peter Liddell, the Coordinator, sits on the Steering Group

Susan Fleet, the MD of Lea Graham Associates, is a Director of the BHBPA

David Shore, the MD of Time 24,  is  a Director of the BHBPA

PCSO Teresa Bevan represents the Sussex Police Force

Nick Broom, MD and Founder of PVL and Preview is a long time member

Alec Burgess, a Partner at Keymer Haslam & Co, is the Financial Controller

Steve Cridland is the CEO of Burgess Hill Town Council

Esther Dawson is the Executive Assistant at Ridgeview Wine Estate

James Groves is a Partner and the CEO at Clifford Dann

Jonathan Ash-Edwards is a Councillor with  Mid Sussex District Council

Bruce Millington is an Account Executive at Sutton Winson Insurance Brokers

Jon Woodhead is a Manager and long standing member of staff at Nova Direct Mail

Paul Noble is the Owner of Paul Noble Photographic, and the official photographer of the BHBPA

Gordon Reay is the Business Liaison Officer for Mid Sussex District Council

Jon Francies is the Headteacher of The Burgess Hill Academy in Station Road Burgess Hill

Sue Upton is the MD of Heights Health and Fitness in Burgess Hill

Steve Willis, of Steve Willis Training, has replaced Steven Mooney in 2016 as the representative of Sheddingdean on the Steering Group. Steve was born and raised in Burgess Hill and,as a very successful businessman,  is a great supporter of youth charities in the town.

 

Testimonials

"“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.""

Peter Hook, Manager
(Computer Systems Engineers)

"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."

Steve Mooney
(Steven Mooney Machinery)

"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. "

Steve Cridland, CEO
(Burgess Hill Town Council)

""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.""

Dave Farmer, German Translator
(Dave Farmer & Co)