News (October 2015)

Meet the Reindeer

Meet the Reindeer

Posted on 29th October 2015

The grand opening of the popular reindeer attraction will be on Sunday 22 November at Garden Pride Garden Centre, Ditchling Common. Father Christmas will be arriving at 11am to meet everyone and open his grotto. This is a fantastic festive event with half the income in support of St Peter & St James Hospice. The Winter Wonderland Weekends run for four weekends, until Sunday 20 December, with tickets priced at £3 per person (children and adults)... read more

Oak Barn for Xmas 15

Oak Barn for Xmas 15

Posted on 29th October 2015

Oak Barn Restaurant 01444 258222 enquiries@oakbarnrestaurant.co.uk Contact: Mark Collins Web: www.oakbarnrestaurant.co.uk Tell us about the venue: Whether you’re looking for a business function for up to 150 people or just a smaller family meal to celebrate the festive period The Oak Barn can provide a fantastic venue for all ages. What Is the Best thing About The Venue: Beautiful 250 year old barn lovingly restored using old oak beams, The... read more

The Woolpack for Christmas Meals

The Woolpack for Christmas Meals

Posted on 29th October 2015

One of our loyal members, the Woolpack pub is the venue for our annual Quiz Night, when teams from businesses compete for prizes, raise large sums for charity and have a stonking  good night out at the same time. Lance and Dee, and their staff, are all hoping that you will at least consider the Woolpack when you are thinking about where to go for your Christmas lunch, dinner or party.  They are very well equipped to host your event. Lance says ... read more

Ridgeview Wine Served to Chinese Leader

Ridgeview Wine Served to Chinese Leader

Posted on 28th October 2015

Ridgeview were absolutely delighted on Tuesday evening to see that their Grosvenor Blanc de Blancs 2009 was served by The Queen at the state banquet for the Chinese President – this is the third state banquet for Ridgeview  (Obama and the Northern Ireland contingent were also toasted with Ridgeview) A few links from news sites below:- The Drinks Business – http://goo.gl/0UzHRu To read The Guardian’s full article click here:- http://goo.gl/ZbTXYp “However,... read more

Local Charity Recognises Local Business

Local Charity Recognises Local Business

Posted on 28th October 2015

In 2012 Steve Willis Training Centres answered an appeal in the local BHBPA newsletter for a company to sponsor a local charity, Burgess Hill Youth. A charity run predominently for 8 to 20 year olds, offering a range of recreational and educational activities including a pool table, arts and craft and a floodlit multi-use games area for football, basketball and tennis to name just a few! Three years later Steve Willis Training Centres were officially... read more

Winter Wonderland – Meet The Reindeer

Winter Wonderland – Meet The Reindeer

Posted on 28th October 2015

The grand opening of the popular reindeer attraction will be on Sunday 22 November at Garden Pride Garden Centre, Ditchling Common. Father Christmas will be arriving at 11am to meet everyone and open his grotto. This is a fantastic festive event with half the income in support of St Peter & St James Hospice. The Winter Wonderland Weekends run for four weekends, until Sunday 20 December, with tickets priced at £3 per person (children and adults)... read more

TKC Hosts Successful Event

TKC Hosts Successful Event

Posted on 22nd October 2015

On Wednesday this week we held a Members Meeting at The King’s Centre, to which 28 people came along. It was a dismal day of rain and gloom, but the attendance was once again impressive and the meeting positively bubbling with pleasantries. We heard two presentations; the first concerned partnership working between business and charities. Catherine Pardoe from Hamsva (Horsham & Mid Sussex Voluntary Action) explained how businesses and charities... read more

Travail Trekker

Travail Trekker

Posted on 15th October 2015

This is from Ann-Marie Shine Newton, who works at Travail and whom many of you will know from networking meetings – she is always upbeat and positive. Hi Peter I just wanted to send you some the pictures of the South Downs Trek that I completed on Saturday 10thOctober, it was a tough 20 mile hilly challenge which started at Devils Dyke and we walked across the South Downs and ended back at St Barnabas Hospice in Worthing. It took me 7hrs as... read more

Hospice Rooting for Strictly Katie

Hospice Rooting for Strictly Katie

Posted on 15th October 2015

St Peter & St James is delighted to be supporting one of its patrons, Katie Derham, in ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. Katie Derham, journalist and broadcaster, became patron of St Peter & St James Hospice in December 2011. Since then, Katie has been a great supporter in actively raising awareness of hospice care and the need to raise much-needed funds for the hospice. Katie has featured as guest editor in the hospice’s magazine, ‘Caring’,... read more

Mobile Subway Coming to VBP

Mobile Subway Coming to VBP

Posted on 15th October 2015

Subway® Burgess Hill are very excited to announce that their new mobile concept “Subway® at Work” will now be coming to Victoria Business Park by the middle of November! The idea is the brainchild of Subway® Franchisee Mathew Cates who has worked tirelessly to bring this great new concept to life, the first of its kind in the UK. Subway® will be bringing fresh pre-made Subs and Salad Bowls into Victoria Business Park Monday to Friday... read more

Job at EAO

Job at EAO

Posted on 15th October 2015

Part-time Data Entry Administrator – in the Finance Department. Excellent part-time opportunity in Burgess Hill working for a small business in a smart and spacious office. Job Type: Permanent, part-time (9 hours per week). Location: Burgess Hill. Hours of work: 3 days, 09:30am – 12:30pm, Tuesday – Thursday (some flexibility possible on working days & hours). Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits including: non-contributory pension scheme,... read more

Welcome to IGS Logistics

Welcome to IGS Logistics

Posted on 13th October 2015

We would like to extend our warm welcome to IGS Logistics, and congratulate them on joining the BHBPA. We wish them business success as Members. IGS Logistics provides stress and hassle free international express and freight services. All this at a cost-effective price, enabling us to deliver reliability to our customers worldwide. Using the latest technology to achieve exacting standards that are demanded in today’s fast paced logistics industry. Booking... read more

Aussies Stun Twickenham

Aussies Stun Twickenham

Posted on 13th October 2015

As a rule, I don’t often get tickets to see major international sporting events, and I wasn’t one of the million people who were apparently there at Wembley on that day in 1966. I was, in fact, visiting with my girlfriend her brother’s army unit in Osnabruck. I remember it well, obviously, and especially going into the town in the evening afterwards. However, last week my son told me that he’d got some tickets for England-... read more

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Steve Cridland, CEO
(Burgess Hill Town Council)

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Steve Mooney
(Steven Mooney Machinery)

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Bruce Millington, Manager
(Sutton Winson Ltd)

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The Hon Nicholas Soames MP