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Rose Media Group celebrates its first birthday

Rose Media Group celebrates its first birthday

Posted on 14th December 2017

Burgess Hill-based digital marketing agency Rose Media Group (RMG) held an exclusive party for its clients and friends on 7th December to mark its first birthday. RMG was created in December 2016, merging founder Aneela Rose’s eponymous PR agency, founded 14 years ago, and sister social media company Purple Rose Digital into one integrated Group.  Around 40 people attended the party, held at RMG’s offices, and were treated to fizz, food and a... read more

BHCC Winter Nets

BHCC Winter Nets

Posted on 14th December 2017

WINTER NETS   Dear Members, Youth winter nets commence on Sunday 28th January at Hurst College from 2.00 pm until 5.00 pm. They will continue through to Sunday April 8th. We are yet to be notified by the college of the dates that the Sports Hall is to be used for exams and will not therefore be available for our use. It is probable that those dates will be the 4th and 18th February but we will notify everybody as soon as we know. There will no... read more

Review of the Year 2017

Review of the Year 2017

Posted on 14th December 2017

It has been another cracking year for the BHBPA, with membership still high in the 170 region, lots of good attendances at events, a really excellent atmosphere whenever members meet and of course the Amex Awards Night which topped it all off. We began the year at Hickstead Hotel, in now traditional fashion, with a cheery breakfast event at which Jon Lavelle interested and amused us with his observations and knowledge of ‘Negotiation Skills’.... read more

Soprano Does Jazz for Vera

Soprano Does Jazz for Vera

Posted on 14th December 2017

Sussex singer’s dedication to Dame Vera Lynn   Sussex soprano Susan Fleet has paid tribute to her long-time friend and Forces’ Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn by releasing a debut solo album this Friday (15 December).   Titled Dedication to a Songbird, the album is a personal milestone for Susan who runs her own PR, marketing and entertainment agency in Burgess Hill and, for the past three years, has acted as Dame Vera’s PA after more than... read more

Calling All Schools

Calling All Schools

Posted on 7th December 2017

Due to a end of year sort out, Action Press has a pallet of paper which we are offering to local schools for their art departments. Please call Vicky on 01444 236 204 if you’d like some. ... read more

Looking for a Position

Looking for a Position

Posted on 7th December 2017

My skill set is very varied, I have experience of HR to include putting together staff handbooks, procedure manuals, employment contracts, offer letters and the full recruitment process.  I have dealt with facilities management of the buildings, insurance claims, repairs, specialist contracts in addition to accounts and payroll.  Due to the nature of Gatec’s business, I dealt with ordering stock, negotiating with suppliers for the best prices,... read more

Sexual Assault in Pepper Park

Sexual Assault in Pepper Park

Posted on 6th December 2017

This is the Middy report on the sexual assault mentioned in the newsletter last week:- Police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a teenager girl in a Burgess Hill park. They have released an e-fit image of the suspect. The girl was walking through Pepper Park near Albert Drive at around 5.30pm to 6pm on Thursday, November 23. Police said she was grabbed from behind by a man who then sexually assaulted her by touching. The girl managed... read more

Christmas Spirit at the Woolpack

Christmas Spirit at the Woolpack

Posted on 6th December 2017

On Monday this week members and friends gathered for the last time this year at the Woolpack. The objectives were several; we wanted to celebrate Christmas, we wanted to raise some money for St Peter & St James Hospice and we wanted to show our thanks to Paul Shearing, the outgoing Chairman of the BHBPA. Around 40 people showed up for a drink and a chat, and most were enticed by the delicious sausage rolls and mince pies laid on by Lance, the... read more

Thanks from Hospice

Thanks from Hospice

Posted on 6th December 2017

The gathering of members and supporters at the Woolpack last Monday had several purposes. One key thought was to take the chance to raise money for St Peter & St James Hospice, to which we regularly donate, and it proved to be a successful effort, with two Ridgeview hampers bringing in a tidy sum. Key fundraiser at SPSJ, Carolyn Robinson, said …   I wanted to email you to thank BHBPA for supporting the Hospice at the recent Christmas... read more

Lunchtime Festivity at Paper Plus on 12th Dec

Lunchtime Festivity at Paper Plus on 12th Dec

Posted on 4th December 2017

With the festive season drawing near, Paper Plus would like to welcome BHBPA companies to pop along for mulled wine (non alcoholic J!) and mince pies on Tuesday12th December between 12noon and 2pm.  It will be great to meet as many as possible.  If you can’t  make it for midday, let us know and we’ll save a mince pie for you on your way home at 5pm.  Park in our car park and we look forward to seeing you at 67 Victoria Road.  Please let... read more

New Training Centre at Beacon

New Training Centre at Beacon

Posted on 29th November 2017

‘Beacon are very proud to announce the opening of our new Training Centre in the new year. We will be happy to offer a range of courses, from First Aid to Customer Service, Manual Handling as well as various Security Courses. For any training needs please feel free to contact oliver.lashley@thebeacongroup.co.uk or ring our office on 01444 254 394. We can also provide training direct to your office where possible.’   FIRST AID COURSES Emergency... read more

Incident near Pepper Park

Incident near Pepper Park

Posted on 29th November 2017

Earlier this week I sent out a message to all members concerning an incident involving a young woman whose Mother went into PVL and Wellesley in search of anyone who might have witnessed the incident. It happened on Thursday last week at or near Pepper Park at around 5.45. Since then I have heard nothing more, either from the student, her Mother or the police. The 17 year old student apparently walked from Wickes down Victoria Way, Victoria Gardens... read more

The Budget – Support for Business

The Budget – Support for Business

Posted on 29th November 2017

Autumn Budget 2017 Support for Business • Support for business is at the heart of the Budget. It promotes the UK as a great place to develop a business, provides targeted support for firms in the near term and sets out additional investments in skills, infrastructure and innovation to build the new economy in the long term. In the near term, business will benefit from: • a business rates package saving businesses £2.3 billion by 2022-23. It includes:... read more

Family Fun  Day at HHTFC

Family Fun Day at HHTFC

Posted on 28th November 2017

Haywards Heath Town FC are hosting a Family / Charity Fun Day on Saturday 16th December starting at 12:00 for the Connor Saunders Foundation (one punch kills) who have distributed 72 defibrillators to clubs and schools in Sussex in the past five years.   Admission is FREE to all and includes the Burgess Hill Marching Youth Band, face painting, raffles and stalls and all sorts of refreshments.   See attached flyer   HHTFC are also hosting... read more

Kingston Smith Quiz Success

Kingston Smith Quiz Success

Posted on 28th November 2017

Redhill accountants’ annual Charity Quiz Night raises £3,000 for two local charities Accountants and business advisers, Kingston Smith’s annual charity quiz last week raised £1,500 each for Rainbow Trust children’s charity, Leatherhead and The Children’s Trust, Tadworth. The quiz, now in its 19th year, attracted 16 teams of five who enjoyed 10 rounds of questions. A winning team from Stevensdrake Solicitors triumphed. More details available... read more

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Testimonials

"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)

""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)

"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."

The Hon Nicholas Soames MP

"“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! ” "

Judi Arditi, Director
(Travail Employment Group)