News: BHBPA News, Nov15

Posted on 10th November 2015

There are various news updates to tell you about, so here goes :-

The Members meeting on 16th November at Ockenden Manor has 45 signed up for it, but there is room for more if you wish to come along. there will be presentations from Susan Fleet, of Lea Graham Associates and Carolyn Bentley of UKTI. Email me if you wish to come and haven’t already done so. It is always a terrific event at OM.

There is one change on the BHBPA Steering Group. After many years of sterling service, Steven Mooney has decided to step down and is replaced by Steve Willis of Steve Willis Training. Steve Mooney has represented the Sheddingdean members with great vigour since 2005, and we thank him for his great contribution to the BHBPA. He will no doubt continue to be a supporter of the Association.

The calendar of events for next year is a work in progress at present; if you have an idea about an event which your company might host, then do let me know about it. We are always pleased to go to new venues. I have already persuaded new member Mid Sussex Golf Club to host a meeting in 2016, and we look forward to that.

The new BHBPA website is almost ready to go live, but that means a lot of practice needed on my part to keep the thing rolling and up to date, as well as the new skills required to move copy onto it. That’s really why it has taken so long! Thanks to Wes at Preview for his patience, as ever!

We have booked space at the Oak Barn for a Christmas meal and disco on Wednesday 16th December. Limited numbers only, but please let me know asap if you wish to join us. There are some great people going; you will have a lovely time enjoying scintillating company!

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Testimonials

"The BHBPA is a fantastic hub for our business community to get together and catch up, discuss important local issues and connect new and interesting enterprises."

Oliver Lashley , Director
(Pure Storm Digital Services )

"As the local hospice for the area, it’s great that we receive so much support from the BHBPA. Last year the members raised an amazing £2150 through activities such as Bake Off and the BHBiz Awards. Each well planned members meeting enables good networking opportunities and speakers that are relevant to the present climate and local issues. We are proud to be members of BHBPA."

Wendy Agate, Community Fund Raising Manager
(St Peter & St James Hospice)

"The BHBPA is the most effective and dynamic business organisation I have ever worked with in over 30 years in Local Government. It has a very active and large membership whose points of view are taken seriously by all government structures. Peter Liddell does an excellent job in providing unique and enjoyable networking opportunities where members interact and discuss points of mutual interest. It provides a forum for businesses to discuss common issues, to share experiences and to play a powerful and meaningful role in the Burgess Hill community. The BHBPA provides important and credible support for all its members and ensures that their best interests are represented where necessary. "

Steve Cridland, CEO
(Burgess Hill Town Council)

"As MP for Mid Sussex I believe passionately in the importance of a vibrant local business community in order to create and sustain fantastic opportunities that enable people to meet their responsibilities, prosper and fulfil their potential. I am committed to collaborating with BHBPA and others to be an effective collective voice for Burgess Hill."

Mims Davies MP, Member of Parliament for Mid Sussex