News (April 2016)

BHMB Exhibition is almost here

BHMB Exhibition is almost here

Posted on 29th April 2016

For the eighth time the BHBPA is staging an exhibition of business in Burgess Hill, to showcase many of the terrific and successful companies who operate in the Burgess Hill area. The venue is The King’s Centre in Victoria Road, RH15 9LR, and the timings are from 10am to 3pm.  Do come along to see some of the best that Burgess HIll can offer. Entry is free with a business card. Among other treats, there is a darts competition, a harpist playing... read more

Happy Birthday, Travail !

Happy Birthday, Travail !

Posted on 29th April 2016

Happy Birthday Travail! Local recruitment agency Travail Employment Group is celebrating 10 years of trading in Burgess Hill.  Managed and owned by Judi Arditi with a fantastically talented team, the branch is renowned for its very high success rate in finding local candidates temporary and permanent jobs.  Having won many awards over the past few years they have thrived in the local community and business has never been better. As the only industrial/commercial... read more

Town Centre News – April16

Town Centre News – April16

Posted on 29th April 2016

Dear Team Member UPDATE FROM THE MARTLETS SHOPPING CENTRE This Saturday 30th April, The Martlets Shopping Centre is pleased to welcome back the Littlehampton TLA Steel Band.  The Band will be playing on the Bandstand between 11.30am and 3pm.     Also this Saturday 30th April from 11am to 4pm, The Martlets will be teaming up with Get Crafty and Woody’s Models and Gallery to treat shoppers to a free Star Wars themed workshop and competition... read more

Ridgeview Features in Series

Ridgeview Features in Series

Posted on 28th April 2016

Ridgeview’s winemaker to feature in Michel Roux Jr’s The Craftsmen’s Dinner   English sparkling winery, Ridgeview is delighted to feature in Michel Roux Jr’s series The Craftsmen’s Dinner.   In conjunction with The Balvenie Distillery, the show features stories from remarkable producers and is being aired exclusively on YouTube.  The Roberts family and their business in Ditchling, is one of only six companies included, and in their... read more

Thieves About on VBP

Thieves About on VBP

Posted on 28th April 2016

Hi Peter   This morning at 5.11am a White IVECO (35C11) flat bed van drove into our yard and took some pallets.   I reported the exact description on 06.01.2016.   They were also spotted across the road in Capital.   Can you please add this to your newsletter to make everyone aware.   Thanks Kyley — Kyley Lawlor HR Manager Consort Frozen Foods Ltd T: 01444 460405 Ex 205  F: 01444 244010 Consort Way, Victoria Business... read more

New Director at Carpenter Box, Gatwick

New Director at Carpenter Box, Gatwick

Posted on 27th April 2016

New Director Appointment heralds further growth at Carpenter Box Gatwick   South Coast and Gatwick-based chartered accountants and chartered tax advisers, Carpenter Box, has appointed Maurice Frost to the role of Departmental Director in the Business Services Group to help build on the already successful growth of the firm’s Gatwick office.   Throughout his 26 years as a partner at an accountancy firm in Crawley, Maurice has gained vast experience... read more

Ten2Two on Absenteeism at Work

Ten2Two on Absenteeism at Work

Posted on 21st April 2016

Want to know more about why your employees may be absent and the most common reasons for stress in an organisation?  The bad news is that absenteeism costs you money.  The good news is that It’s all in your control to do something about it!  Read on to find out more Absenteeism is a major problem for many companies across the United Kingdom. It costs business a staggering £34bn a year. And the winter is the worst time for sickies at... read more

PVL Make The Leap 100

PVL Make The Leap 100

Posted on 21st April 2016

The Leap 100 2016: The definitive list of fast-growth companies PVL are delighted to announce that they have made it on to The Leap 100 2016 – a list of the 100 most exciting, fast-growth companies in the UK, launched by Mishcon de Reya and City AM. All the companies selected have demonstrated substantial growth over the past 12 months and been identified as the ‘ones to watch’ for 2016.   Nick Broom, Founder and CEO of PVL UK Ltd has been... read more

Data Protection Seminar

Data Protection Seminar

Posted on 21st April 2016

Free seminar: Be Prepared: major changes to Data Protection are on the horizon In the next 2 years, any personal data that you collect, process and retain will be subject to new legislation.  The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will place greater compliance obligations on businesses and give individuals more rights.  But more importantly, if you fail to comply you could be liable for fines of up to 4% of your company’s global turnover! Find... read more

Tax Interitance Planning

Tax Interitance Planning

Posted on 20th April 2016

Kingston Smith LLP are running a FREE seminar on April 26th to discuss Inheritance Tax planning. When weighing up tax efficient Inheritance Tax planning against a comfortable retirement, your objective should be to achieve both. Developing a strategy for IHT and your later life is not a priority for many. Later life, post-retirement, however you think of it, can be 20-30+ years and so typical retirement funds can be exhausted at the very time that... read more

New Position Required

New Position Required

Posted on 20th April 2016

This week I have been asked to put this into the newsletter by a friend of Gill Lake, whom many of you may remember worked for MSDC and was a great help with organising BHMB exhibitions in the early years. This guy was the European Gemeral Manager of a company in Hastings who make quality vacuum products and sell them all over the world. Having been made redundant he is now looking for another job. You can see his CV here ... read more

Auto Enrolment Seminars

Auto Enrolment Seminars

Posted on 20th April 2016

18 April 2016 Help is on hand for SMEs with Auto Enrolment Carpenter Box Wealth Management LLP is holding four Essential Auto Enrolment Breakfast seminars during 2016, to help SMEs meet the Government’s deadline for Auto Enrolment implementation of 1 April 2017. Many companies have already gone through this process, introduced by the Government’s reforms to workplace pensions in October 2012, requiring every employer to automatically enrol eligible... read more

Head Resigns from Manor Field

Head Resigns from Manor Field

Posted on 20th April 2016

Head Teacher Resigns from Manor Field Primary School   Ms. Kit Messenger, Head Teacher of Manor Field Primary School, Burgess Hill resigned on Tuesday 12th April with effect from 31st August. The decision to resign as Head Teacher after a twenty three year career in education comes at a time when Ms. Messenger feels that an ever-narrowing curriculum and the current political desire to turn all schools in to academies are to the increasing detriment... read more

Action Fraud

Action Fraud

Posted on 20th April 2016

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has recently received an influx of reports that fraudsters are targeting the public, via social media, in relation to football tickets. Fraudsters are posting pictures or statuses online telling members of the public to contact them via Direct Message for football tickets. This then leads to a mobile messaging conversation. During the conversation, bank details are provided by the suspect so that the tickets... read more

Bennett Christmas Team Expands

Bennett Christmas Team Expands

Posted on 18th April 2016

Burgess Hill insurance brokers Bennett Christmas have strengthened their team with two new appointments.   Commercial account executive Geoff Stanbridge joins the firm from Bluefin Insurance in Maidstone where he was primarily responsible for new business development.   Geoff’s 25 years in corporate and commercial broking for national and provincial insurers’ spans across a number of high risk liability sectors, including the medical,... read more

Angela Talks Toilets and Triumphs

Angela Talks Toilets and Triumphs

Posted on 13th April 2016

The meeting of BHBPA members on Wednesday was a very pleasant and enjoyable one, hosted excellently by Mid Sussex Golf Club. It was our first visit to the club, and we were greeted with a beautiful spring day and a glass of sparkling wine. The first presentation was by Angela Gill, the MD of Bio-Productions, who told us the story of the management buyout which led to her and Vonny and Phil taking charge of the company. All three of them have worked... read more

Welcome to Handelsbanken, new member

Welcome to Handelsbanken, new member

Posted on 12th April 2016

For over 30 years in Great Britain, Handelsbanken has upheld the tradition of quiet, efficient service to our customers and we are delighted to have opened our Haywards Heath Branch in January 2016. The branch, based in Perrymount Road covers the mid-Sussex area, including Burgess Hill. Along with the Branch Manager Dave Barden, the team includes Individual Banking Manager Richard Barber and Account Manager Support Sarah Phelan. Handelsbanken offers... read more

Town News April 16

Town News April 16

Posted on 12th April 2016

Dear Team Member   UPDATE FROM THE MARTLETS SHOPPING CENTRE The Martlets Shopping Centre Encourages A Greener West Sussex The Martlets Shopping Centre will be treating shoppers to free flower seeds on Saturday 16th April in celebration of National Gardening Week.  From 11am visitors to the Burgess Hill based shopping centre will not only be given a free pack of seeds to plant in their own gardens, but will also be treated to a free bag for life... read more

Star Walk for Hospice

Star Walk for Hospice

Posted on 11th April 2016

Just three months until our Star Walk 2016!   St Peter & St James Hospice is holding its annual Star Walk on Saturday 9 July and invites all ages to take part in the special event. The Early Bird discount runs until Friday 20 May, so everyone is encouraged to book early.   Setting off from The Dolphin, in Haywards Heath, at 10.30pm, the Hospice’s annual night walk has been revamped enabling as many people as possible (including families)... read more

Sussex Living Update April

Sussex Living Update April

Posted on 11th April 2016

Sussex Living monthly update April 2016   Thank you for picking up the April issue of Sussex Living Magazine.   The sight of spring lambs frolicking through the fields is enough to bring joy to everyone’s heart – I hope you like the little fellow on the front cover! In this issue Ruth Lawrence visited local farmer Donald Blake at his farm in Hurstpierpoint (p.69) where she heard the story of his farming life – a good life indeed.   With... read more

Jeremy’s Massage Offer

Jeremy’s Massage Offer

Posted on 11th April 2016

Hi Peter   I would like to make other members aware that I can see them during lunchtimes or after work hours at my treatment room at home   BHBPA members can see Jeremy for a Seated Acupressure Massage or Sport Massage during lunchtime or after work   Jeremy is just around the corner from both Sheddingdean and Victoria Industial estates   His prices are £15- 20 minutes, £20- 30 minutes £30- 40 minutes, or £45- 60 minutes   His... read more

Open Day 2016 at Plumpton College

Open Day 2016 at Plumpton College

Posted on 11th April 2016

Experience all courses in action at the Plumpton College Open Day Saturday 14th May, 10am-5pm. Equine displays. Forestry demonstrations. Range of large and small animals. Tractor/trailer rides. Children’s activities. Craft and trade fair. Woodland walks. Farm displays. Local food & refreshments. Dog grooming. Falconry. Machinery. Wine tasting and wine sales. Clay pigeon shooting. Plant sales. Sheep shearing. Dog showing. Sport/outdoor activities/climbing... read more

Kreston Reeves Shortlisted

Kreston Reeves Shortlisted

Posted on 11th April 2016

Kreston Reeves shortlisted for prestigious International Tax Award   Kreston Reeves, one of the leading accountancy, business advisory and financial services firms located across London and the South East, is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted in the prestigious Tolley’s Taxation Awards 2016 for the ‘Best international tax team’ category.   The Taxation Awards are a sought-after mark of excellence within the tax sector,... read more

Beat Brexit by Winning Awards

Beat Brexit by Winning Awards

Posted on 11th April 2016

Whether you champion the ‘in’ or ‘out’ camp in the Brexit discussion, one thing is for sure, if your business is based in the UK you are hoping for an outcome that gives you the strongest possible trading opportunities, no matter what the result of the referendum.   Now more than ever, it is time to show the world why you are a great British business; to show them that you are a safe bet when it comes to international trade; to show them... read more

Fantastic Warrior Effort

Fantastic Warrior Effort

Posted on 11th April 2016

Last Sunday 50 people from BHBPA member companies joined together to compete in the Warrior Run at Q Leisure. It was the brainchild of Paul Shearing, the BHBPA Chairman, that we should try to get a large turnout of young fit (and preferably crazy) people to run 7 km over uneven ground while also climbing slippery banks of mud, mudquaplaning down muddy slides, slithering in mud under rope netting and scrambling through mud filled tyres before swimming... read more

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Testimonials

"“We have been members of BHBPA from its inception, and seen the organisation steadily grow and expand into the dynamic entity it is today, bringing positive benefits to all its members.""

Peter Hook, Manager
(Computer Systems Engineers)

"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)

"“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”"

Bruce Millington, Manager
(Sutton Winson Ltd)

"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. "

Angela Gill, Managing Director
(Bio Productions Ltd)