News (May 2016)

Downing Street Chooses Ridgeview

Downing Street Chooses Ridgeview

Posted on 26th May 2016

English wine producers Ridgeview and Chapel Down have been chosen as the official suppliers for Downing Street receptions it has been announced today. This confirms the Government’s commitment to supporting the growth and success of the burgeoning British food and drink industry. The Roberts family of Ridgeview were honoured to show their wines at the Food is Great launch event at No. 10 Downing Street earlier this month, which was showcasing the... read more

Clean Sweep of Wins

Clean Sweep of Wins

Posted on 25th May 2016

Senior cricket 1st XI – won a thrilling game against Crawley. Ian Simpson was again in the runs with 40 as Hill set 156 all out. Jack Simpson then took 5-35 to snatch victory from defeat as Crawley were all out 145. Report. 2nd XI – beat Rottingdean II by a comfortable 122 runs. Ben Hopkins scored 66 in Hill’s 201-7. Rottingdean struggled as Dan Woods took three wickets and Dan Maskell 4-14 in the 122 run victory. Report. 3rd XI – beat Roffey... read more

Target Business Expo, Oct 16

Target Business Expo, Oct 16

Posted on 25th May 2016

Join us for a busy day of networking at the Target Business Expo and gdb Speakers Conference at the K2 leisure Centre in Crawley on 20th October 2016.  Stand out in the crowd with an exhibition stand starting from just £185.00 + vat or book a ticket for the gdb Speakers Conference or Networking Breakfast.  Entry to the main exhibition is free and the doors open at 10am.  Come and meet over 150 businesses and take a seat for the expo seminars –... read more

Preview Course on Social Media Marketing

Preview Course on Social Media Marketing

Posted on 25th May 2016

If you’ve been using social media marketing for a while, have you noticed that you’re not getting the response and interest that you used to? Or perhaps you are relatively new to social media marketing, and trying to work out the best way to tackle it. The truth is – all the main platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram) have moved strongly towards being ‘paid-for’ media – just in the same way that you would... read more

IEP Mortgage News

IEP Mortgage News

Posted on 25th May 2016

IEP Financial Ltd celebrate the return home of their mortgage advice | IEP Financial // // // // IEP Financial Ltd celebrate the return home of their mortgage advice Friday, May 13, 2016 – 13:37 After a year and a half of outsourcing advice on all things mortgage related, Hove based Independent Financial Advisers,  IEP Financial Ltd,  have gone back to their roots and have employed a new in-house mortgage... read more

Local Projects get funding

Local Projects get funding

Posted on 24th May 2016

A boost for the Sussex rural economy   Grants worth almost £153,000 have been awarded to five local projects that will help grow the rural economy and create seven full time jobs.   The funding has been awarded through LEADER – part of the Rural Development Programme for England – to local rural businesses in West Sussex and Lewes District.   LEADER grants can be used to help with a wide range of capital investments to boost... read more

Marshalls wanted – urgent!

Marshalls wanted – urgent!

Posted on 24th May 2016

Marshals needed for Star Walk  (Breakfast Included!) on Saturday 9th July, Haywards Heath for St Peter & St James Hospice www.stpeter-stjames.org.uk/event/star-walk-2016   Can you spare a few hours to help marshal at St Peter & St James Hospice’s Star Walk around Haywards Heath? The marshals play a vital roles – ensuring that walkers along the 10km route know where they are going and feel supported. The event is the biggest fundraiser... read more

Pre- Bank Holiday Quiz Night

Pre- Bank Holiday Quiz Night

Posted on 18th May 2016

Bank Holiday Quiz Night on THURSDAY 26TH MAY 2016 @ The Green Elephants Stadium, Burgess Hill Town FC ALL WELCOME 7.30pm for 8.00pm Start £2 per player (Max 5 per Team);   Cash Prize to Winning Team;  Prizes for Runners-up Come and test your General Knowledge and challenge your family, friends and work colleagues ... read more

League and Cup wins for BHCC

League and Cup wins for BHCC

Posted on 17th May 2016

Senior cricket 1st XI – beat Chichester by five wickets with Dan Strange taking six wickets. Hill chased Chichester’s 76 for the loss of five wickets. Report. In the T20 Cup first round 47 from Tom Trowbridge and 57 from Ian Simpson set a good total of 158 all out. In reply Zain Patel and Joe Maskell both took 4-17 as Crawley Eagles were dismissed for 117. Report Hill will play Hastings away in the second round on June 5th. 2nd XI – had little... read more

Off to Train in Spain

Off to Train in Spain

Posted on 17th May 2016

When Paul Lane, founder of ABC Worksafe, was called in to help train The Good Care Group’s live-in carers in essential first aid, he didn’t expect to be doing it in sunny Spain.   But expats have turned out to be lifeline for many elderly and disabled people in the UK, who might otherwise be denied the dignity of continuing to live independently in their own homes.   Many of them mature women, who may already have nursed a loved one... read more

Acumen Convention Shines Again

Acumen Convention Shines Again

Posted on 16th May 2016

A Convention of a Different Kind … This year saw a record attendance at the seventh ACUMEN Business Convention held at The Grand, Brighton on 10th May.  That should come as no surprise considering the line up of prestigious Speakers, fascinating workshops, abundant networking opportunities with over 250 CEO’s not to mention the  flash mob song for the sponsors, dancing zebras, prize for photo bingo (aka Phingo!) or selfie with a life size  zebra! Guests... read more

Welcome Vega Controls Ltd

Welcome Vega Controls Ltd

Posted on 14th May 2016

VEGA Controls Ltd Got a tank or silo? VEGA can measure it. VEGA manufacture level and pressure measurement instruments and controls, which are mainly used for tank and silo level indication for the quantity, or level switching and alarms. They also manufacture pressure measurement and monitoring sensors for many products and processes in manufacturing, bulk storage, power generation industries, as well as companies involved in environmental  recovery... read more

See ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ in the park

See ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ in the park

Posted on 11th May 2016

Enjoy a summer evening seeing ‘Much Ado about Nothing’ in support of local Hospice       St Peter & St James Hospice is delighted to be supported by Players in the Park as they present a ‘Bard in the Barn’ production of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ in aid of the Hospice.     From Wednesday 8 – Friday 17 June, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ will be performed, in Lindfield, where all are invited to picnic... read more

BHCC Report – Summer’s Here!

BHCC Report – Summer’s Here!

Posted on 11th May 2016

Senior cricket 1st XI – lost at home to Haywards Heath this weekend. Hill restricted Heath to 181-9 in 53 overs thanks to four wickets each for Peter Billinghay and Zain Patel but fell to 122 all out despite 41 from Ian Simpson. Report. 2nd XI – came within four runs of victory at Haywards Heath but had to settle for a draw. Dan Yates took 5-72 in Heath’s innings of 213-8 and in response fifties from Hugh Warmisham and Ant Cromb were not enough... read more

SMEs Improve Performance

SMEs Improve Performance

Posted on 11th May 2016

  SMEs improve business performance, Kingston Smith research shows Business performance has improved for over two thirds of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) compared to three years ago with increased turnover, profitability and staff numbers. This is according to Kingston Smith’s fourth report in its SME Success series, ‘Winning New Business’, which surveyed over 1,000 SMEs, researching how they attract new business. Interestingly,... read more

Hospice Garden Party

Hospice Garden Party

Posted on 11th May 2016

Celebrate at Hospice Open Garden Party     On Saturday 21 May, St Peter & St James Hospice is holding its Open Garden Party to launch the start of the Open Gardens 2016 Programme. Everyone at St Peter & St James would like its local community to attend the event, being held at the Hospice, to see the facility and beautiful surroundings.   The event is from 1.30 – 5pm and costs just £2 per person with children entering for... read more

Environmental Health Checks

Environmental Health Checks

Posted on 11th May 2016

The Sussex Sustainable Business Partnership currently has a few Environmental Healthchecks on offer for SMEs. They provide an assessment of energy, water efficiency and waste generation on site and suggest measures for resource and cost savings.   They are free and on a first-come, first-serve basis. As of now there are 5 available.   http://sustainablebusiness.org.uk/network/environmental-healthcheck/   Kind Regards   Matthew   Matthew... read more

Work Aid

Work Aid

Posted on 11th May 2016

Work Aid   This is a Government funded scheme that supports adults with learning disabilities/autistic spectrum condition and helps them find meaningful employment.  I’m Liz and I work in the North of the county which encompasses Mid Sussex.  I have in the past year successfully placed clients in paid and voluntary work and I am now looking for more employers for our clients.  ILG International Logistics Group employ two young men both are... read more

Gas Heater Needs Home

Gas Heater Needs Home

Posted on 10th May 2016

Bluelite Graphics – Industrial Gas Heater Further to our recent expansion and installing of our mezzanine floor, we have got an industrial gas heater, fully working when removed, which we would like to rehome if anybody can make use of this. Photos attached, but if you would like more details then please call Sarah on 01444 232366. More than welcome to come to view and a donation into the guy’s tea pot if you would like to take it away. Kind Regards, Sarah... read more

Great Exhibition Day at BHMB 16

Great Exhibition Day at BHMB 16

Posted on 8th May 2016

The 8th Burgess Hill Means Business Exhibition took place last Friday at the King’s Centre in Victoria Road, and some people reckoned that it was the best one yet. It was certainly a resounding success for the exhibitors and those who came along to see what Burgess Hill has to offer in the name of business. Some companies took advantage of the chance to set up the previous day, while others came in eaarly on the day to arrange their stands.... read more

Hospice Magazine Out

Hospice Magazine Out

Posted on 5th May 2016

St Peter & St James Hospice has a free magazine called ‘Caring’ which is produced three times a year. As well as being sent to supporters in the community, copies of ‘Caring’ can also be picked up at any of our charity shops, the Reception at the Hospice, Sainsbury’s (Haywards Heath) or downloaded from the website.   St Peter & St James is encouraging its community to learn more about the vital care it gives to patients by more... read more

MCL Supporting Hospice

MCL Supporting Hospice

Posted on 4th May 2016

MCL Telecoms Ltd Burgess Hill is supporting St Peters and St James Hospice and continuing care. We need your support, come and help us achieve our fundraising target by joining us on this fun Pedal Power and Frolics fundraising day on Friday May 27th. We have currently 4 bikes running side by side, each slot is £5.00 and 15 minutes long.  We need as many businesses to book out the slots which will contribute to the total raised and along side asking... read more

Pro-Actions Seminar Programme

Pro-Actions Seminar Programme

Posted on 4th May 2016

Pro-actions launches a 9-event series of content-rich business seminars in Mid-Sussex. These free-to-attend events are designed to inform SME owners across a range of subjects. The series kicks off on 26th May with “Improve Sales & Win More Business”. Visit the Pro-actions event page at http://pro-actions.com/events/ to register. Alternatively contact Chris Limberger for further information and to reserve your place.   chris.limberger@pro-actions.com 07795... read more

BHMB 2016

BHMB 2016

Posted on 3rd May 2016

Whatever you are doing today, please find time to come along to visit this exhibition of local businesses. There are 72 stands for you to peruse, lots of networking for you to do, as well as entertainment and refreshments. Come along and see us this Friday, 6th May betweeen 10am and 3pm..   ... read more

Busy Month For Plumpton Wine

Busy Month For Plumpton Wine

Posted on 3rd May 2016

The month of May is turning out to be an exciting month for the Plumpton College wine team. First is the annual London Wine Fair (May 5-7th), the biggest wine trade event in the UK.  With over eighteen thousand wine trade professionals expected to attend this three-day event, the Plumpton stand (W20 ground floor) will be no doubt be buzzing.  Plumpton wine students and staff will be offering their white, red and sparkling wines; providing a focal... read more

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"“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)

"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

"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)

"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)