News (June 2016)

Somme Anniversary

Somme Anniversary

Posted on 30th June 2016

Today, July 1st, is the 100th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme, on which single day 23,000 young British men died and 60,000 were wounded. The battle went on for five months, by which time a million men had died in a futile quest to take the German line. Break of Day in the Trenches, by Isaac Rosenberg The darkness crumbles away. It is the same old druid Time as ever, Only a live thing leaps my hand, A queer sardonic rat, As... read more

T20 Blast Deals

T20 Blast Deals

Posted on 29th June 2016

There are just three home group fixtures remaining in the NatWest T20 Blast. The evening fixtures allow you to watch the fast paced action whilst watching the sun set and the floodlights shine. For just £120 + VAT enjoy Pimms upon arrival, three-course dinner, cheese board, all-inclusive beer, lager, cider, house wine and soft drinks plus match day programme. Friday 1st July – Middlesex (7pm) – BOOK NOW – Only 4 tables remaining Friday 15th... read more

What a Week!

What a Week!

Posted on 29th June 2016

it’s been quite a week for all sorts of reasons. In the wake of the Referendum last Thursday we have seen political and economic turmoil from Friday onwards. The Leave campaign won it by 52%-48%, and within hours the Prime Minister had resigned. There followed a day of media frenzy, when it seemed as if the BBC didn’t even have enough staff to follow the events as they developed. Farage celebrated,  later went to the European Parliament... read more

Strong Growth for BCU

Strong Growth for BCU

Posted on 29th June 2016

Bennett Christmas reports strong 12-month growth   Bennett Christmas Group grew its business by nearly a fifth last year, driven by strategic acquisitions and strong performance in its underwriting arm, BC Underwriting (BCU).   The company, whose broking and underwriting teams are both headquartered in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, reported a 19.4 per cent increase in Gross Written Premium (GWP) across the Group, adding 7.7 per cent to its... read more

Rain Spoils BH Cricket

Rain Spoils BH Cricket

Posted on 29th June 2016

Senior cricket Tables 1st XI – home game against Steyning was rained off before a ball was bowled. In the semi-final of the White Hart Cup Hill came off second best against the hosts Henfield. Hill bowled first, dismissing Henfield for just 99 but came unstuck in the second innings falling 15 runs short. Scorecard. 2nd XI – also succumbed to the weather away at St James at the weekend. Hill batted first scoring 167 all out with Aaron Barnes... read more

An Invitation From HHDBA

An Invitation From HHDBA

Posted on 28th June 2016

  We are running a social event next month and I wondered if you could please advertise it to your membership, it would be great if we could get teams from all three business associations as we haven’t had a joint social event together for a while.   We have run this event for the last couple of years and are normally blessed with good weather, it is great fun, with lots of socializing and drinking! Details are below.   Thanks Sue   Petanque,... read more

IEP Take on Brexit

IEP Take on Brexit

Posted on 28th June 2016

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BBQ for PAs

BBQ for PAs

Posted on 28th June 2016

Mid Sussex PAs Summer BBQ   Tuesday 12th July 5pm till 8pm, Ashdown Park Hotel   The Mid Sussex PA, EA, VA and Office Managers Networking Group are celebrating their 1st birthday with a summer BBQ. This Group  is an excellent way to strengthen existing relationships, make new contacts and create business opportunities and meet with other like-minded professionals in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The event will be at Ashdown Park Hotel... read more

Red Arrows Over Party in the Park

Red Arrows Over Party in the Park

Posted on 27th June 2016

The 4th Burgess Hill Party in the Park took place on Saturday 11th and proved to be more popular than ever as an enormous crowd of music lovers made their way to St Johns Park to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment and family fun. The music started at 12:00pm and was provided by no fewer than EIGHT bands local to the area. The Burgess Hill Rumblers Live Control The Taken Sent Her Mental Louder Than 10 Cool Britannia Rubber Soul Iron Tyger All gave... read more

BHRFC Sevens Tournament

BHRFC Sevens Tournament

Posted on 22nd June 2016

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PDP Name Change

PDP Name Change

Posted on 22nd June 2016

June 2016   PDP Services Ltd is proud to announce that it has changed its name from PDP Electrical Services Ltd and is in the process of rebranding. The name change is due to the significant expansion of its business activities.   PDP was started in 2000 by Paul Padgham, and since then has grown steadily to become one of the largest electrical companies in Sussex. Following on from the success of offering complete and professional electrical... read more

Posted on 22nd June 2016

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Support for Carers

Support for Carers

Posted on 22nd June 2016

Do you have employees who may be juggling work with caring for a loved one?   West Sussex County Council is working in partnership with Employers for Carers to help small and medium businesses like yours support and keep hold of the carers in your workforce. The service provides practical help through a free membership scheme for SME employers across the county and helps local employers support and retain staff who are looking after older, disabled... read more

Hill Lose at Findon

Hill Lose at Findon

Posted on 22nd June 2016

Tables 1st XI – lost away at Findon by eight wickets, slipping to third in the table in the process. Batting first Hill could only make 130 all out, Zain Patel top scoring with 30 not out. Findon eased home 131-2. Report. In the final group game of the Henfield T20 Cup Hill were comfortable winners at Steyning, securing a spot in the semi-finals. Batting first Hill scored 164-4, Tom Penfold with 53 and Peter Billinghay 41. Steyning were never in... read more

Best Small Business – Ten 2 Two

Best Small Business – Ten 2 Two

Posted on 21st June 2016

As you may have seen via social media Ten2Two Sussex has been awarded  Best Small Business at the Johnston Press Brighton and Hove Independent Business Awards. This was held at the Amex last Friday night. As you can imagine we are pretty pleased and excited with the result which is testament to lots of hard work over the past 18 months since our launch. We want to say Thank You to the local business community for your support and faith in... read more

Winners – The Sussex Sign Company

Winners – The Sussex Sign Company

Posted on 21st June 2016

We are extremely proud and delighted to have won The Brighton and Hove Independent Business Award for Manufacturing and Construction 2016. As a team we work hard to produce and maintain the highest standards achievable, from concept to production through to installation. We pride ourselves on excellent customer care, and our clients always come first. Up against tough competition, we were placed first because we had demonstrated exceptional financial... read more

Business Support for Second Runway at Gatwick

Business Support for Second Runway at Gatwick

Posted on 21st June 2016

20th June 2016 – Business Leaders show support for Gatwick Second Runway   Representatives from 36 Business Groups based across the region presented a letter to the PM stating why Gatwick is the right location for the next Runway.   The letter can be accessed here.   The letter was presented by Jeremy Taylor, CEO, Gatwick Diamond Business Dean Orgill, Chairman, Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership Paul Roe, President, Crawley... read more

Summer Serenade

Summer Serenade

Posted on 21st June 2016

SUMMER SERENADE ON SATURDAY   Music for a summer’s evening will be performed by four musical friends from Mid Sussex on Saturday evening (25 June).   Guaranteed to bring melodies and mirth in equal measure, Lea Graham Quartet’s ‘Summer Serenade’ will include songs by Flanders & Swann, Gilbert & Sullivan, Mozart, Cole Porter, Elgar, Lloyd Webber and Kern.   The evening promises to provide an eclectic mix of musical styles... read more

New Alliance Sponsored by Carpenter Box

New Alliance Sponsored by Carpenter Box

Posted on 16th June 2016

New Regional Alliance Launches for Manufacturers, Engineers and Technology Specialists   A new regional alliance sponsored by Gatwick and Sussex-based chartered accountants, Carpenter Box and asb law is launching on 12 July. The Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Alliance (METALL) aims to bring together businesses in these sectors in Sussex and south Surrey to promote good practice, share experience and provide problem solving opportunities... read more

Enjoyable Meeting at Porsche Mid Sussex

Enjoyable Meeting at Porsche Mid Sussex

Posted on 14th June 2016

The June meeting of BHBPA Members was held on Tuesday this week at Porsche Mid Sussex. On a typically blustery English summer day, with temperatures soaring towards 17C, I arrived in their car park to see a couple of guys moving beautiful, sleek automobiles out to allow more space for guests like me to replace with ordinary older vehicles. Andrew Crabb greeted us all on arrival and we wandered the showrooms drawn inevitably to look closer at the magnificent... read more

BHCC Hit by Rain

BHCC Hit by Rain

Posted on 14th June 2016

Senior cricket League Tables 1st XI – were denied by the rain as top played bottom on Saturday. Goring set Hill 199 for victory and Hill had started well at 35 for no loss when the rains came. Report. In the second group game of the Henfield T20 Cup Hill were beaten by Lindfield at SJP. Batting first Lindfield scored 110 all out and Hill fell 18 runs short at 92-9. Scorecard. 2nd XI – moved 14 points clear at the top of the table with a six... read more

Swimmers Need Sponsor

Swimmers Need Sponsor

Posted on 14th June 2016

  “Mid Sussex Marlins Swimming Club, predominantly based at The Triangle Burgess Hill is looking for a sponsorship partner/s to work with.  The Club has nearly 900 members so together with the families has a very wide audience.  We are looking for a business/es that would be interested in helping with something as small as a trophy to be named after the business through to club gear, website or starting block covers all of which can be branded... read more

Oakmeeds Exhibition

Oakmeeds Exhibition

Posted on 14th June 2016

You are welcome to go along to Oakmeeds Community College on June 30th to have a look at an exhibition of Fine Art, Textiles, Technology and Photography.  The exhibition, featuring work produced by students this year, will be open from 5.30 until 8pm. You will be pleasantly surprised at the quality of work on show there. Oakmeeds Community College, Station Road, BH,  RH15 9EA ... read more

AM&M are 30 years Old

AM&M are 30 years Old

Posted on 14th June 2016

MAIL HOUSE DELIVERS 30 YEARS OF FIRST CLASS SERVICE   The company that helped turn millions of Brits into shareholders, helped privatise the Halifax and saved a cabinet minister’s blushes turns 30 this month.   AM&M was founded as a direct mailing house in Burgess Hill on the eve of Margaret Thatcher’s denationalisation programme in 1986. It went on to handle the enormous job of issuing share invitations to every household in the... read more

Bennett Christmas Go Top

Bennett Christmas Go Top

Posted on 13th June 2016

BENNETT CHRISTMAS IN A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN   Burgess Hill-based insurance firm heralded the start of Euro 2016 by going to the top of their league.   BC Underwriting, part of the Bennett Christmas Group, fought off Twenty-one teams, scoring 25 goals and conceding just two from five league and three knockout matches, in the Chartered Insurance Institute’s (CII) South East regional tournament, held just three days before France kicked off... read more

News from Ten 2 Two

News from Ten 2 Two

Posted on 13th June 2016

Hidden Local Talent When we talk to new clients they often presume that flexible working only applies to administrative roles.  Far from it! At Ten2Two Sussex we have helped many organisations realise that by embracing a flexible staffing approach they can tap into a market full of candidates with a range of professions, skills and experience to offer. Attached is a break-down of the professional and management disciplines that highlight where our... read more

Post at Loria Consulting

Post at Loria Consulting

Posted on 13th June 2016

Loria Consulting has recently relocated to new premises in Victoria Road, Burgess Hill and are now looking to recruit a software developer to join their team of Sage CRM specialists. No prior knowledge of Sage CRM is required, but the ideal candidate will have excellent C# and .NET skills as well as knowledge of MS SQL databases. For a full job description, please email info@loriaconsulting.com. ... read more

Open Gardens Blooming for Hospice

Open Gardens Blooming for Hospice

Posted on 13th June 2016

Open Gardens blooming this summer for hospice     Last month, St Peter & St James Hospice launched its Open Gardens 2016 Programme at the annual Open Garden Party held at the Hospice. During the summer, over 60 gardens will be open to the public for everyone to enjoy a lovely day out, and all are encouraged to visit the different locations in support of the Hospice.   With gardens being opened in Hurstpierpoint, Lindfield, Cuckfield,... read more

Please Help – Lift Wanted

Please Help – Lift Wanted

Posted on 12th June 2016

Peter   One of my quoters has medical heart problem and is receiving treatment at Eastbourne hospital as an out-patient   The hospital have advised him not to drive his car until further tests / surgery / pacemaker   He lives in Seaford  and the train journey to Burgess Hill is long, arduous and expensive!   Collect / drop-off central Seaford and 65 Victoria Road Burgess Hill   He needs a car share with petrol payment, Mon... read more

Welcome to Blackman Terry

Welcome to Blackman Terry

Posted on 12th June 2016

Blackman Terry Accountants are based in Bolney.  The offices are set in beautiful surroundings and clients are always welcome to pop in for a coffee and a chat.   The Blackman Terry team are a professional, friendly and approachable company.  We understand that not everyone has a passion for numbers, which is why we have simplified our accountancy process so that you don’t have to worry about them! With three tiered packages and services,... read more

Sutton Winson Course

Sutton Winson Course

Posted on 12th June 2016

Learn while you have fun and become compliant   Burgess Hill based Sutton Winson Insurance Brokers & Risk Managers are running a 4 day IOSH Managing Safely course covering the Health & Safety management and environmental basics in a high impact interactive package, involving animated media, board games, quizzes and DVDs.   This is a genuinely different approach to learning. And remember that providing adequate H & S training... read more

Letter to PM from Jeremy Taylor, GDB

Letter to PM from Jeremy Taylor, GDB

Posted on 9th June 2016

Rt Hon David Cameron MP Prime Minister 10, Downing Street London SW1A 2AA       20th June 2016     Dear Prime Minister   I am writing on behalf of the business organisations listed below which have a collective representation of 6,000 businesses employing in excess of 100,000 people across the Coast to Capital region.   All through the course of the Airports Commission’s work we have collectively lobbied for the... read more

Kingston Smith International Merger

Kingston Smith International Merger

Posted on 9th June 2016

  Kingston Smith in Redhill boosts international client offering with merger of KS International and Morison International   The Redhill office of top 20 chartered accountancy firm Kingston Smith is delighted to be able to offer clients enhanced access to more locations across the globe, following the merger of international association of independent accountancy firms KS International (KSi) and Morison International (MI).   The new association,... read more

IEP Financial’s Take on The Referendum

IEP Financial’s Take on The Referendum

Posted on 9th June 2016

Two weeks to go until the UK Referendum on Thursday 23 June. The opinion polls and recent surveys make it a close call.  Guessing the outcome of the referendum is a difficult game, and taking a large tactical position either way with your portfolio is perhaps no more than a simple bet. A bet where people have hardly been furnished with a balanced argument and real facts on what the impacts may be if we stay or go. The Scotland referendum showed... read more

One Month To Star Walk

One Month To Star Walk

Posted on 9th June 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. Closing date for entry is Friday 1 July.     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) to take part in memory of a loved one and help raise much-needed funds for St Peter & St... read more

Upcoming Sussex Cricket Events

Upcoming Sussex Cricket Events

Posted on 9th June 2016

The Arundel Festival of Cricket will be returning in 2016 from Wednesday 22nd – Sunday 26th June, and will be presented by Irwin Mitchell. This year, Sussex will play in a Specsavers County Championship match against Northamptonshire before taking on Gloucestershire in a NatWest T20 Blast fixture. The Championship match will begin at 12.00pm each day, whilst the T20 Blast clash starts at 2.30pm. Sussex Cricket are delighted to welcome Ray Parlour... read more

Euro 2016 Ticketing Fraud

Euro 2016 Ticketing Fraud

Posted on 8th June 2016

This is a message sent via In The Know – Surrey and Sussex. This information has been sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau)   The 2016 European Football Championships will begin shortly and those wanting to purchase last minute tickets are likely to be targeted by fraudsters posing as official sellers.  Purchasing from an unauthorised seller or a ticket tout could leave you out of pocket; not only... read more

Ray Parlour at Sussex

Ray Parlour at Sussex

Posted on 8th June 2016

Sussex Cricket are delighted to welcome Ray Parlour to The 1st Central County Ground, as part of the ‘Where Cricket Meets…’ series on Thursday 21st July. Guests of the events will receive an after dinner speech from Ray, aswell a three-course dinner, and a charity auction. The event, sponsored by Preston Insurance Brokers, is in aid of The Sussex Cricket Foundation and will start at 7.30pm. Tickets are just £50 per person or... read more

Winning Run Continues as BHCC Go Top

Winning Run Continues as BHCC Go Top

Posted on 8th June 2016

Senior cricket 1st XI – moved to the top of the table with a 112 run win over Portslade. Jack Simpson scored 82 and Nathan Cooper 56 as Hill set 223-9 and in response Portslade fell to 111 all out as Dan Strange was again in the wickets with 4-30. Report. Gray Nicholls T20 Cup – Hill travelled to Premier League Hastings where their cup run ended. Bowling first Hill kept Hastings to 143-6, Jack Simpson taking 2-13. In reply Zain Patel smashed... read more

Ridgeview Success Again

Ridgeview Success Again

Posted on 7th June 2016

Double success for Ridgeview at the Family Business of the Year Awards The team at Ridgeview is delighted to announce that they are the winners of the London & South East and the Food & Drink Family Business of the Year Awards for 2016. Tamara Roberts, CEO of Ridgeview said, “I am absolutely thrilled that Ridgeview won two awards at the Family Business of the Year Awards 2016.  To be named Best Family Business for London & South East... read more

Another Win for BHCC 1sts

Another Win for BHCC 1sts

Posted on 2nd June 2016

Senior cricket 1st XI – beat Crowhurst Park by six wickets. Captain Dan Strange took 6-47 in Crowhurst’s innings of 172 all out and Nathan Cooper and Tom Trowbridge both struck half centuries as Hill won with four overs spare. Report. White Hart T20 – the mid-week T20 kicks off this Wednesday from 6pm. Hill are at home against Poynings looking to win the trophy for the first time in seven years. Come along and support the team, the bar will... read more

Kreston Reeves Merger

Kreston Reeves Merger

Posted on 1st June 2016

Kreston Reeves and Spofforths have merged Kreston Reeves and Spofforths have merged with effect from 1 June 2016, creating one of the largest accountancy and financial advisory firms in the South East from two of its longest established practices.   The firm now has 50 partners and more than 450 staff, spread across 10 locations in London and the South East. Kreston Reeves’ Management Board includes Nigel Fright as Managing Partner, Andrew... read more

MCL To Paris and Back

MCL To Paris and Back

Posted on 1st June 2016

Ultimate charity win for local telecoms company   May 27, 2016– On a beautifully hot sunny day, the team at MCL Telecom joined forces with Ultimate Outdoor Training to cover the distance of 806km to raise money for St. Peters and St. James Hospice! By gathering support and participation from our fantastic customers, friends and family to all get on the bikes and cycle for 15 minutes each we managed to cover the distance not only to Paris but... read more

Sussex Living Update – June 16

Sussex Living Update – June 16

Posted on 1st June 2016

Sussex Living Magazine monthly update June 2016   Welcome to June at Sussex Living Magazine.   There is much to celebrate this month, and the whole team here are in the party mood! We have the Queen’s 90th Birthday on the 12th June, with lots of street parties and celebrations planned – so get your royal bunting out and pop a bottle of something fizzy. We have lots of events listed in the magazine, but do make sure you check out your... read more

Shareholder Protection

Shareholder Protection

Posted on 1st June 2016

Shareholder Protection – Why you need it and why existing arrangements should be reviewed Keep control of your business If one of your shareholders dies or is suffering from a severe illness, their shares will usually pass to their beneficiaries. To regain full control of the business, the surviving shareholders will need to buy the shares back. But they might not have the available capital to do this. What is a shareholder/partnership? Shareholder... read more

Business Growth Grants

Business Growth Grants

Posted on 1st June 2016

Coast to Capital Region Business Growth Grants Grants between £15,000 and £100,000 Are you a small or medium business, planning to growth and to create new jobs but not finding it easy to raise the finance required? Would a capital grant of up to 40% of the total project cost make the difference between going ahead with your growth plans and not being able to? We are inviting expressions of interest from small and medium sized businesses that are... read more

New manager at Carpenter Box

New manager at Carpenter Box

Posted on 1st June 2016

Carpenter Box Welcomes New Marketing Manager South coast and Gatwick-based chartered accountants and tax advisers, Carpenter Box, has appointed Kira McKinney to the role of Marketing Manager, based at its Worthing office. Kira hails from America, having moved to the UK from Los Angeles in 2004 to study at the University of Edinburgh. She then joined international publishing and events company Informa in London, where she gained experience on a wide... read more

Change of Name for PDP

Change of Name for PDP

Posted on 1st June 2016

We are proud to announce that we are changing our company name from PDP Electrical Services Limited to PDP Services Limited with effect from 1st June 2016. We are also re-branding, however this will happen over a period of time. The name change is due to the significant expansion of our business activities which now includes all electrical services, fire alarm servicing & installation, extinguishers, plumbing & heating, solar PV, renewable... read more

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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)

""BHBPA is a really well organised and run group, great for networking and benefitting from knowledgeable local speakers with real business insight. Peter brings enthusiasm and humour which helps drive the association forward. I am glad to be part of it.""

Dave Farmer, German Translator
(Dave Farmer & Co)

"Since joining BHBPA we have found it to be a dynamic and vibrant members’ organisation, with excellent, regular and informative meetings.

Peter Liddell does a first class job in ensuring that members’ interests are aired and addressed.
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Mark O'Shea, Partner
(Rawlison Butler)

"“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)