Posted on 15th February 2016
Travail Employment Group in Burgess Hill will celebrate its 10th anniversary in April, and the branch business at their offices in Church Road is flying as never before.
At the annual award ceremony in Sheffield last week for the national network of Travail branches, it was the team at Burgess Hill who came away with a clutch of awards. It proved to be a fantastic evening for the team led by Judi Arditi, who have made terrific progress over the last couple of years. Judi puts much of the success down to ‘going local’. She tells me that since they decided to concentrate on the local area, things have gone better and better, to the point where now they have never been busier. They recently advertised on a large billboard by the station and have been flooded with work locally
This was recognised in their receiving an award for Outstanding Performance in 2015, which places them in the elite group around the whole country.
Ann-Marie Shine Newton followed up last year’s Top Consultant Award with another finalist postion, while Lauren Pool won the top award of Administrator of the Year for her exceptional support work during the year. Maisie Stoneham might surely have won an award but she didn’t qualify as she has been working there under the minimum requirement of one year’s service. Maisie has been instrumental in the success of the branch.
Together these young women have been encouraged and led by Judi to become a formidable team whose awards are very well deserved. And they are an absolutely delightful bunch of people too!
"If Carlsberg did networking they would do it the BHBPA way. Each event is packed with great ideas, thought provoking presentations and fun. As a small business we feel supported and part of the community. We have built friendships and business relationships and there is always plenty of advice on hand to benefit us all so don’t hesitate to join whatever the nature of your business. "
"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. "
"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."
"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."