Posted on 13th January 2016
A chance to learn about electric cars, vans and bikes as well as travel planning and driver training. Plus test drive a range of electric vehicles.
Thérèse Wynn-Davies, Innovation Specialist at Motorline Nissan Crawley, will speak about the advancements in electric vehicles, including purchase and running costs, range (and range anxiety!), charging options and different vehicles available.
There will also be the opportunity to test drive the 24 kW LEAF, the new 30 kW LEAF (155mile range) and an electric van.
Nathan Catt from Sustrans will share how driver training can reduce business fleet fuel consumption as well as making drivers safer and happier.
Nathan will also talk about electric bikes, ideal for journeys through town centres or around large sites without the risk of breaking a sweat. A range of good-looking electric bikes are now available – Nathan will bring one along that you can test ride.
Travel planning isn’t just useful for those with large fleets, but any company with staff who sit in traffic jams or struggle for car parking spaces! Kay Wagland, Environment Officer at Crawley Borough Council, will discuss how initiatives such as staggered work times, car sharing and public transport schemes and can help reduce costs and make for happier employees.
"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."
"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."
"“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”"
"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. "