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Rail – Half Term Shut Down

Rail – Half Term Shut Down

Posted on 14th February 2019

Dear Stakeholder,   You will be aware that Network Rail and GTR are working together on an essential major engineering project between Brighton and Three Bridges and Brighton and Lewes which will include in a 9-day line closure from 16-24 February 2019 plus several further weekends during March and April.  During this period, a number of our stations and their associated road infrastructure becomes key to transporting passengers to their destination... read more

Coming Up for BHBPA Members

Coming Up for BHBPA Members

Posted on 14th February 2019

A reminder that these events are coming up quite soon for BHBPA members and friends:- Friday March 1st – entries for BHBiz Awards Deadline – please get nominating now! On March 12th at the Woolpack, a Quiz Night from 7pm. Still room for 6 or 7 more teams.Sign up now for a great evening out with colleagues On March 27th – a Tour of HPC, a local engineering centre – from 11.15 for about 80 minutes. Book now through me, only... read more

Save Money with Leased Lines

Save Money with Leased Lines

Posted on 14th February 2019

Every time your business suffers through downtime, outages or sluggish broadband speeds, your business is potentially losing money in lost revenue (not to mention the money you’re spending on staff who can’t do anything when the internet is down). Chances are, even a few half hours here and there have a real impact on productivity and revenue. But how much is a slow or even broken internet connection costing your business? A OnePoll study... read more

Traveller Trouble

Traveller Trouble

Posted on 14th February 2019

Twelve years on from when I started this job, back in 2007 when traveller incursions on the business parks were all too regular, we had another one this week. This time last week I sent you out a message about travellers as someone had spotted them near the former Icon head office. In fact, by Friday it was clear that six vehicles had occupied the front car park, and they were settling in for the weekend. On Monday I spoke to the guy in charge at... read more

Welcome Deep Serv Mid Sussex

Welcome Deep Serv Mid Sussex

Posted on 14th February 2019

Thank you, BHBPA,  for giving me the opportunity to introduce myself and my business to members … My Story in the UK started in 2002 when I decided to leave my homeland in search of an environment in which I could build a stable future for myself and my family. Having seen one of my friends start from scratch and achieve great success by establishing a reputable commercial cleaning company, I decided to enter the cleaning industry with only... read more

Sponsor the Marathon

Sponsor the Marathon

Posted on 13th February 2019

Partner Opportunities with Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend 2019   Spreading community goodwill is good for business!   We have just launched the new Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend Partner Prospectus for 2019: https://midsussexmarathon.co.uk/msmw-support-engagement/ The event is growing year on year, with Marathon runners increasing 46% in 2018! Share in our success and become a partner in this awesome event! We can help you grow your reputation in the... read more

Birch Hotel Audience Hears Cyber Warning

Birch Hotel Audience Hears Cyber Warning

Posted on 12th February 2019

Earlier this week the latest BHBPA event took place at the Birch Hotel in Haywards Heath.  On a cold but bright morning around thirty members and friends turned up to hear a presentation on cyber crime and to do some sharp early day networking with like minded people. Breakfast, including much needed teas and coffees, was generously supplied by the staff of the hotel, and for a full 40 minutes the buzz of networking was to be heard in the Sussex... read more

Abcom’s French Interns

Abcom’s French Interns

Posted on 12th February 2019

After a full month with us we now say goodbye to our French interns. They have been great and their work ethic was awesome. We have been pleased and have booked two more interns for April this year! These students come from the north of France, at Jacquard High School in Caudry “lycée Jacquard” and the Erasmus project was designed to help the students improve their mobility and their professional experience abroad. For over 3 years, the project... read more

MSDC Counters BHBPA Report

MSDC Counters BHBPA Report

Posted on 12th February 2019

Following the article in newsletter last week regarding the new A2300 Developments, I have received a note from the Planning Department at MSDC advising that there were some inaccuracies in that report. This is the note they sent addressing those concerns… /////////////////// In the most recent issue of the BHBPA newsletter (dated 30 January) an article entitled “Developments on A2300” contained a number of inaccuracies. It should be noted... read more

Property News from SHW

Property News from SHW

Posted on 7th February 2019

These paragraphs are reproduced here courtesy of Stiles Harold Williams. They are taken from their SE Industrial & Logistics Focus brochure.  They seem to support the frustrations of some of our growing businesses in Burgess Hill. The Mid Sussex region continues to frustrate occupiers who want to locate to the area and also existing companies wishing to expand but simply can’t due to lack of availability. 80% of interest is from B8 occupiers... read more

Health & Safety Course

Health & Safety Course

Posted on 7th February 2019

New IOSH course dates announced   Sutton Winson’s IOSH Managing Safely course in February has just sold out so they announced new dates for April. The course is covering the Health & Safety management and environmental basics in a high impact interactive package, involving animated media, board games, quizzes and DVDs.   This genuinely different approach to Health & Safety learning is aimed at directors, managers or supervisors... read more

PS2J New Event

PS2J New Event

Posted on 7th February 2019

PS2J Video Gaming Event – Kings Centre, Burgess Hill – 02/03/2019 Press Start 2 Join, video game event specialists are coming to The Kings Centre, Burgess Hill on Saturday 2nd March 2019 from noon until 7pm. Consoles will span across 40 years of gaming from the Atari 2600 to the current generation consoles including virtual reality. If you’ve ever played a video game you will love our events, and if you haven’t we provide a great place... read more

World Class Star at Concerts

World Class Star at Concerts

Posted on 7th February 2019

Burgess Hill Concerts announces first event on 23 February with world class opera star   An Evening with Nick Pritchard (Tenor) and Ian Tindale (Piano)   St Edward the Confessor Church Royal George Rd/West St Burgess Hill RH15 9TD   You often hear about the lack of great vocalists nowadays. Have you ever complained that the big stars never come to Burgess Hill? Here’s some good news..   Local church, St Edward the Confessor has... read more

Free Workplace Wellbeing MOTs

Free Workplace Wellbeing MOTs

Posted on 7th February 2019

Free Workplace Wellbeing MOT’s for all staff from your Mid Sussex District Council Do you want to do more to support the Health and Wellbeing of your employees at no cost to you? Can you release your employees for a 30 minute health check in the workplace? If you can answer “yes” to these questions then we at Mid Sussex District Council Wellbeing team can help you. As part of a national drive to improve Health and Wellbeing in the workplace... read more

Mr Soames Visits Bio

Mr Soames Visits Bio

Posted on 7th February 2019

Local MP Impressed by One Stop Operation at Eco-Friendly Manufacturers   Sir Nicholas Soames MP paid a visit to Burgess Hill based manufacturer of environmentally-friendly cleaning products, Bio-Productions on Friday.   Accompanied by the company’s Managing Director, Angela Gill, he was given a tour of the company’s offices and laboratory on the Victoria Business Park, where he had the chance to see the factory’s production line first-hand. Throughout... read more

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"“Sutton Winson have been members of the BHBPA for around 7 years. We have found it a great way to keep in touch with Burgess Hill businesses and to meet with likeminded people. It’s not just another “networking” group, as it tackles the real issues and gets things done”"

Bruce Millington, Manager
(Sutton Winson Ltd)

"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. "

Angela Gill, Managing Director
(Bio Productions Ltd)

""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)

"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."

Nick Broom, Managing Director
(PVL UK Ltd)