Posted on 7th March 2016
Burgess Hill business – in or out?
As the battle rages over Brexit, Burgess Hill businesses are being given a unique opportunity to cast their vote on European membership in an early referendum.
The Burgess Hill Business Brexit Poll will be an early opportunity to gauge who’s in and who’s out before the rest of the country goes to the ballot box on June 23.
Due to be staged during the Burgess Hill Means Business exhibition at the King’s Centre on May 6, it’s expected to be one of the main topics for debate among hundreds of visitors.
“This is probably the most important issue to face business since we last went to the polls over Britain’s relationship with Europe in 1975,” said Paul Shearing, chairman of Burgess Hill Business Parks Association, which organises the annual networking event.
“Some of us are old enough to remember the debate among business leaders back then – but a much more polarized view seems to be emerging this time around. Many companies in Burgess Hill have built strong trading links with Europe over the years – we even have some European company offices based here – so it will be interesting to see how close our straw poll is.”
The eighth Burgess Hill Means Business event is free to enter on presentation of a business card and is an informal networking event for anyone wanting to find out more about what the town has to offer.
It takes place from 10am – 3pm at the King’s Centre, Victoria Road. For more Information and to book exhibition space, contact Peter Liddell at email@example.com
FURTHER INFORMATION : Susan Fleet, Lea Graham Associates –
01444 235475 or firstname.lastname@example.org
"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. "
"“I can’t speak highly enough of the BHBPA. As a small local business we feel very much part of a community and thoroughly enjoy the annual exhibition and meetings throughout the year. Over the years we have built fantastic working relationships with many BHBPA members and every meeting and event offers us opportunities to work with more. This is networking at its best! ” "
"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."