News: Burgess Hill Business – In or Out?

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 peter.liddell@bhbpa.co.uk

FURTHER INFORMATION :   Susan Fleet, Lea Graham Associates –

01444 235475 or susan@leagraham.com

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"“I have belonged to this group since I started my own business, Lea Graham Associates, in 1986. The association has been through several incarnations since then, but its most recent one, BHBPA, is by far the best.

It’s much more than just a networking group, although it is supremely good at that too. BHBPA is inclusive and friendly and acts like a mutual-support society. The events are stimulating, worthwhile and often great fun and I believe most members share this opinion.”"

Susan Fleet, Managing Director
(Lea Graham Associates)

"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 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."

Nick Broom, Managing Director
(PVL UK Ltd)

"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)