Posted on 3rd December 2015
After a couple of months deliberating, designing and building, the new BHBPA website has gone live this week. You can see it when you go to www.bhbpa.co.uk as before. The old website, which served us well for nearly seven years, looked rather tired. The new one, on the other hand, is responsive and looks more fluid, exciting and modern. We now have full control over all the content. I hope you will agree upon the improvement.
Of course there are changes and understandably there have been some teething issues when I came to write this newsletter, but we are very pleased with the work Preview Graphics have done, and have to thank Wes Earp in particular for his efforts on our behalf. You will find that there is no longer a password protected members area, nor is there a forum. It was decided that each were no longer necessary. You can still find a list of member companies, and if you click on the name you will be taken straight to their website. As for the Forum, we had had no posting on there since 2012!
Do take a look and if you have a minute get back to me with comments – a kind of review as it were. By the same token, if you approve and would like to give me a testimonial to put on the site, please feel free to do so.
"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."
"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."
""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.""
"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. "