News: Mid Sussex PAs Newsletter

Posted on 23rd March 2016

Thank you to everyone who attended the last event at Gravetye Manor on the 1st March.  We hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we did and also found the presentation on how to support your boss with HR issues useful.  A big thank you to Caroline for her excellent presentation and also to Gravetye for hosting our event.  What a beautiful venue that is and we hope you enjoyed your tour of the hotel.


Date for our next event


We have finalised the details for our next event.  It will be on Tuesday 31st May from 5pm to 7pm at Alexander House Hotel in Turners Hill.  A gorgeous five-star boutique country house hotel with award winning spa.  We are thrilled that they have agreed to host our next event and would like to thank them for their support.  Delicious canapes will be served along with wonderful sparkling wine provided by Ridgeview.


There will be a presentation on tips for “Event Planning” and details of the speaker will follow shortly.  Please click on this link to book yourself on and please feel free to forward our details on to anyone else that you think would like to come along.  The speaker will start around 5.45pm so don’t worry if you can’t get there for 5pm… we’ll wait for you!


Raffle Prize at Alexander House


Esther went along to the launch of a book in January called “The A-Z Pearls of Wisdom for Executive PAs” by Lindsay Taylor of Your Excellency.  Lindsay has now kindly offered to give Mid Sussex PAs a complimentary copy of her book to our group and we have decided to offer this as a raffle prize at our meeting in May.  The book retails at £12.99 (or £8.99 on Kindle) and you can read the excellent reviews of the book here on Amazon where you can also purchase it if you’re not successful!  You can follow Lindsay on Twitter @Your_Excellency


Save the Date – our 1st Birthday Summer BBQ


We are pleased to have been able to secure a venue for our 1st Birthday celebrations, with a summer evening BBQ at another stunning venue in Sussex.  Please do keep the evening of Tuesday 12th July free and more details will be available at the beginning of June!


Social Media


We are pleased to announce that we have now 214 followers on Twitter and 37 members in our LinkedIn Group… James Dempster from Cobb Digital, our speaker from Ockenden Manor will be so proud!  He designed our new logo for us too!


Office 2016* Training Sessions


At our meeting at Gravetye Manor a question was asked about training for PAs & EAs and Sarah from the Office* Show mentioned that there are very reasonably priced dedicated training sessions available at the show in May.  This is a link to the downloadable seminar schedule.


Even if you’re not going for the training don’t forget to book your place for Office*  You can register here and Emily & I will be attending on Thursday 12th.  We’d love for you to travel up with us or we can meet-up with you, up there.  Let us know.


If you are going to register, could we kindly ask that on the question regarding PA networking groups that you tick the box for Regional PA Networks and type in Mid Sussex PAs, to help raise awareness of our group J


We would both like to take the opportunity to thank you all for your support with the group and we look forward to seeing you at our next event in May.


Emily Darnell, PA to Nick Broom, MD at PVL UK Limited    and

Esther Dawson, EA to Tamara Roberts, CEO at Ridgeview Wine Estate

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"“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! ” "

Judi Arditi, Director
(Travail Employment Group)

"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)

"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."

The Hon Nicholas Soames MP

"As MP for Mid Sussex I believe passionately in the importance of a vibrant local business community in order to create and sustain fantastic opportunities that enable people to meet their responsibilities, prosper and fulfil their potential. I am committed to collaborating with BHBPA and others to be an effective collective voice for Burgess Hill."

Mims Davies MP, Member of Parliament for Mid Sussex