Announcing three content-rich business seminars from Pro-actions. These 3hr seminars are free to attend and are packed with high-value information which will help you become more effective at managing your business. 21st October East Grinstead: Building a Powerful Business Plan That Works A powerful business plan regularly reviewed and adhered to is a core foundation of profitable growth. Click here for further information and registration. 15th... more details
20 February 2017
The meeting is open to all BHBPA Members and friends. Breakfast will be provided in the form of Danish pastries and bacon rolls, with tea and coffee, from 8am. Whilst eating guests can chat and network, before at around 8.45 we shall sit down to hear a presentation from Garry Wall, the Leader of Mid Sussex District Council, on ‘Growth Plans and Investment for Burgess Hill’. Garry will bring us all up to date with the progress on changes... more details
23 February 2017
Ten2Two the leader and specialist in the flexible working arena would like to highlight a new collaboration with Mums Enterprise Roadshow. As a flexible employer – or would be flexible employer, you may want to visit or indeed sponsor this new event. Please take a look at the exhibitor information: http://www.mumsenterprise.events/other/get-involved If you are interested in either option please contact Lindsey Fish 07950 158379 The Mums Enterprise... more details
24 February 2017
Where Cricket Meets… St David’s Day with John Hartson We are delighted to welcome former Arsenal, Celtic and Wales striker John Hartson to our next ‘Where Cricket Meets…’ event as we celebrate St David’s Day. Come and enjoy a three-course lunch on Friday 24th February in The Focus Group Boundary Rooms, 12pm arrival for a 1pm sit down. The event will include a charity auction in aid of The Sussex Cricket Foundation... more details
04 March 2017
To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week we are holding an Open Morning for anyone thinking about doing an apprenticeship. Young people will be able to tour the centre, meet the trainers and have a go in a practical taster session. We’ll be able to help with the application process for September 2017 and answer any questions. Parents and carers are welcome too, and it would also be an opportunity for any local employers thinking about taking... more details
08 March 2017
ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE APPRENTICESHIP REFORMS? You are invited to drop in and find out more about the Apprenticeship Reforms and how these will affect your business. Enjoy light refreshments in our Corporate Suite, whilst our experienced Skills Advisers and Assessors answer your questions and will be happy to showcase our fantastic facilities. APPRENTICESHIP REFORMS: How they will work From April 2017, the way the government funds Apprenticeships... more details
11 March 2017
A Very Happy & Prosperous New Year to you. On the 11th March the Burgess Hill District Lions are presenting another Chicory Tip Concert and this one is in aid of South Mid Sussex Community First Responders who do such an excellent job within the community surrounding the defibrillator operation including the training & maintenance of the machines. At this time we are seeking sponsorship of the event the costs are approximately a £1,000.... more details
16 March 2017
The East Sussex National Expo on the 16th of March 2017 is lined up to be the biggest and the best event of the year from NET XP. With the invaluable support from the fantastic Uckfield FM, Hastings Shout and local businesses, this new, breath of fresh air business tradeshow has a more focused approach on the vital components that make up a business; the people themselves. This event, which relies on the support of local businesses, is unlike any... more details
20 March 2017
Exporting – Understanding The Paperwork – The King’s Centre – Burgess Hill – Monday 20 March 2017 0930 – 1630 Export documentation does not only move goods through the supply chain across international borders. Increasingly exporters are required to comply with security, legal and customs requirements, even if they choose to outsource shipping to agents/forwarders or delegate logistics to the buyer under... more details
21 March 2017
Another BHBPA Quiz Night is fast approaching so you must get your team sorted and email me asap to be guaranteed a place. We shall meet at the Woolpack Inn from 6.30 and the quiz will begin around 7.45. It is a lot of fun, and just a little bit competitive too. The staff at The Woolpack are fantastic and will cater for our every whim. We shall aim to raise another £500 with luck for St Peter & St James Hospice on the night. There are raffle... more details
27 April 2017
This is an event organised by MHA Carpenter Box. It’s a free all-day business event with a couple of key-note sessions. These include an expert panel on Alternative Finance options, such as crowd funding, cloud invoice financing and grants, etc, and another one on succeeding as an entrepreneur. There is also a business exhibition and several breakout sessions – so lots to see and hear throughout the day. We ran the first one in 2015 and it went... more details
05 May 2017
Welcome to the 2017 Inaugural BHBiz Awards The BHBiz Awards is an exciting new event created by BHBPA to celebrate some of those local people and companies who work tirelessly to provide a service throughout the year. In some cases they have done so for many years without special reward or recognition. This is your chance to put that right! These Awards are different from many you have entered or attended before in that they focus on what really... more details
19 May 2017
The Proteas are coming! – BUY TICKETS NOW Sussex Sharks will be taking on the touring South Africa side in a 50-over match under the floodlights at the 1st Central County Ground on Friday 19th May, sponsored by Parker Steel. The Proteas are ranked second in the ICC ODI rankings, with stars such AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis amongst their ranks. The match starts at 2pm and will continue under the floodlights in front of what... more details
04 June 2017
BURGESS HILL BIKE RIDE CELEBRATES 25 YEARS From simple beginnings in 1993, the Annual Burgess Hill Bike Ride has grown to be a town tradition, attracting hundreds of riders and raising thousands of pounds for local charities. The Bike Ride was the brainchild of the late Malcolm Stephens who was, at the time, a Burgess Hill Town Councillor and member of the Summer Festival Committee. Malcolm, a keen cyclist, had taken part in the annual London... more details
13 June 2017
13 June : Sustainable Travel | Sustainable Business Partnership – Tuesday 13th June, 16:30 to 19:00, Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill – Free to attend – In partnership with Mid Sussex District Council and Burgess Hill Business Park Association Oh to escape the rush hour! Not to mention the daily hunt for a parking space and rising petrol prices. But how? Train, bus, walk, cycle? Delays, rain, narrow roads, sweaty armpits… …not... more details
"The BHBPA is, for us, a valuable conduit to the Burgess Hill business community through advice, information and access to other businesses and resources within the area. It gives us a sense of belonging."
""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! ” "
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