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Call for Members

Call for Members

Posted on 15th November 2018

Call for Members Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership is recruiting Senior Business Leaders to become members of the newly formed Skills 360˚ Board. The purpose of the Skills 360˚ Board is to provide direction and strategic support for the delivery of our ambitious Strategic Economic Plan, Gatwick 360˚, specifically the actions within Priority 4: Create Skills for the Future, where we seek to boost the productivity of our economy by giving... read more

Vega to Leave Burgess Hill

Vega to Leave Burgess Hill

Posted on 15th November 2018

Some disappointing news was confirmed to me last week – that Vega Controls are leaving Burgess Hill in the near future and moving to a new UK base in Maresfield. As mentioned in a previous edition, the reason for their departure is the fact that they are unable to find a suitable place to purchase in the Burgess Hill area. Vega, a large German company with headquarters in the Black Forest in the town of Schiltach in SW Germany, has a turnover... read more

Seminar – Exporting, Understanding The Paperwork

Seminar – Exporting, Understanding The Paperwork

Posted on 15th November 2018

Exporting – Understanding The Paperwork – The King’s Centre – Burgess Hill – Monday 26 November 2018 0930 – 1630 Export Documentation problems will often lead to delays in getting goods to customers, increased costs and charges, and a breakdown of goodwill between seller and buyer. Changes to regulations and requirements often pass unnoticed or are misunderstood. HM Revenue and Customs require exporters to demonstrate... read more

Energy and Carbon Reporting

Energy and Carbon Reporting

Posted on 15th November 2018

Get ready for Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR)   From April 2019, large businesses will have to include carbon & energy information in their Annual Report.   The following information needs to be included: – Greenhouse gas emissions – Scope 1 & 2 emissions arising from energy use in buildings & transport, including electricity, gas, vehicles & refrigerants. – Energy consumption data. – Details... read more

Curry at Mustard Seed Cafe

Curry at Mustard Seed Cafe

Posted on 14th November 2018

The Mustard Seed Community Cafe, situated in the Hall of St Edward’s Church, Royal George  is planning  a fund raising event on Saturday Nov 24th, It will be an Indian Curry Evening, with food cooked and served by the volunteers of the Cafe.   It will commence at 7.00p.m. and tickets are available from the Mustard Seed, Tickets need to be purchased in advance as numbers for this event are limited.   All proceeds will be part of the... read more

Best of Times at Ockenden Manor

Best of Times at Ockenden Manor

Posted on 14th November 2018

Earlier this week we held our Members event at Ockenden Manor. I believe this is the eleventh time we have held an event at this fabulous hotel and the hospitality has always been first class, as indeed it was on Monday this week. We thank the management and staff at the hotel for their generosity, patience and their wonderful service in hosting this event for us. People began to arrive as early as 3.30, with Jaffer first off the blocks.  I had been... read more

Gatwick Consultation re Master Plan

Gatwick Consultation re Master Plan

Posted on 8th November 2018

Dear Peter   You will be aware that Gatwick Airport Ltd has recently launched a new Draft Master Plan to support growth of the Airport across the next 5 years and then rolling out to 15 years.   The Draft Plan sets out three growth scenarios and includes detail on how it will address infrastructure, the economy, the environment and the passenger experience.   The three scenarios are: Utilising the single runway, growing through use... read more

Healthwatch Listening Tour 2018

Healthwatch Listening Tour 2018

Posted on 7th November 2018

Healthwatch Burgess Hill Engagement and Listening Tour 2018 Healthwatch West Sussex want to make local health and social care services better for people that use them. To do that, we talk to people, listen to what you tell us and share this anonymously with those who make decisions about our health and care services. You might have seen us out and about in Burgess Hill, finding out how local health and care services work for people and how they could... read more

What Type of Business Coach?

What Type of Business Coach?

Posted on 7th November 2018

What type of business coach do you want? If you’re a business owner who thinks you want to work with a business coach, it might be useful to first decide whether what you need is a coach or a consultant. In other words, if you feel you need someone else’s subject matter expertise to diagnose what your business’ needs are, someone who’ll then prescribe what they think is the best solution as well as perhaps going on to implement their solution... read more

Armistice – an End to the Great War

Armistice – an End to the Great War

Posted on 7th November 2018

The Armistice – An End to The Great War On Sunday 11th November, in two days’ time, it will be exactly 100 years since the end of the Great War in 1918.  In fact, 11am on Sunday will be the exact time that hostilities on the Western Front were due to cease and all weapons of war were to be laid down. After four long years of dreadful conflict, people in Britain were aching for an end to it and a return to peacetime. The day began with disappointment... read more

Blackman Terry Seminar

Blackman Terry Seminar

Posted on 6th November 2018

This seminar is free to attend and open to any business owners.   For anyone wanting to understand the value of their business, wanting to buy or sell a business or for helping to strengthen their business for the future. Free seminar presented by one of our Chartered Accountants, a local Solicitor and local Business Coach. Held at the beautiful Ockenden Manor in Cuckfield.  Monday 10th December 2018 09:30am – 11:30am   The seminar will... read more

Mike Oliver Sponsors Cyclo-Cross

Mike Oliver Sponsors Cyclo-Cross

Posted on 6th November 2018

Mike Oliver Associates races in to sponsor Cyclo-Cross National Trophy   Sussex IFA Mike Oliver Associates and affiliated company Oliver Standing Construction Limited have been named as official sponsors for this month’s HSBC UK Cyclo-Cross National Trophy Round 3.   The firms, which have a long history of supporting local sporting events, will lend their support to this challenging event, which is being hosted by Crawley Wheelers at the South... read more

Vote for BHCC – Club of the Year

Vote for BHCC – Club of the Year

Posted on 5th November 2018

Burgess Hill Cricket Club have the chance to finish the year with another award to go with their League winner’s trophy having learnt that they’ve been shortlisted for ‘Club Of The Year’ in the Active Sussex Awards. The club have worked very hard on and off the field to improve their facilities and to grow their numbers. They provide opportunities for well over 200 young people to learn and play the game through various coaching initiatives... read more

Abcom Assists BH Radio Launch

Abcom Assists BH Radio Launch

Posted on 1st November 2018

ABCOM joined Burgess Hill Community Radio as they launched their first transmission on our airwaves on Saturday 27th October at precisely 10:38 (see what they did there ?) with a live launch celebrating the new station announcing itself to the local community. We joined the Mayor Councillor Chris Cherry and the team to press the button to switch the transmitter on. The radio station is a not for profit CIC and raises income through advertising, sponsorship... read more

Trustee Week for Charities

Trustee Week for Charities

Posted on 1st November 2018

12th-16th November is Trustees Week   Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They help to make the UK the sixth most giving country in the world.  They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work. Trustees come from all walks of life and have a range of skills including HR, IT, business planning and general life experience. Being a trustee gives you the opportunity... read more

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Testimonials

"“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)

"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)

"“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)

"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