News (August 2016)

Sussex Living September

Sussex Living September

Posted on 31st August 2016

Sussex Living Monthly Update September 2016   September is here! That gorgeous feeling of new adventures, fresh starts and renewed energy is in the air, and I for one can’t help but get carried away with it. I guess it goes back to school days, but I always like to start a new project at this time of year, even if nowadays I don’t get as much time to finish it!   Our ever-popular Education Feature starts on page 23, and consists of two... read more

PDP Charity Mud Run

PDP Charity Mud Run

Posted on 31st August 2016

PDP Mud Run 2016   There is current craze for charity mud runs, and the team at PDP Services are about to jump on the band wagon once again this year  – participating in not one but two events to raise both money and awareness for the Evelina Children’s Heart Organisation.   ECHO provides support for children and young people with heart conditions and their families, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. 100% of ECHO’s funding... read more

Open 4 Business ‘Digital and You’

Open 4 Business ‘Digital and You’

Posted on 31st August 2016

‘Digital & You’ – An Innovative New Business Show For Mid Sussex As the digital landscape continues to rapidly evolve, it is essential that businesses are up to speed with the latest insights and solutions. To be held on Tuesday, 18th October 2016 at the King’s Centre in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, ‘Digital and You’ is an exciting new event which aims to empower companies in the region, from start-ups to corporates, in keys areas... read more

Young Guns Celebrate Success

Young Guns Celebrate Success

Posted on 31st August 2016

Insurance ‘young guns’ celebrate success   A mid-Sussex insurance firm is celebrating a record number of young staff gaining their professional qualifications.   Nine staff at BC Underwriting (BCUW) in Burgess Hill received their Chartered Insurance Institute papers this summer, making the team not only one of the youngest, but also one of the best qualified in the country.   CII certification is the industry standard, but it is... read more

Breakfast Briefing

Breakfast Briefing

Posted on 31st August 2016

Bitesize Breakfast Briefing (BBB) – Crisis PR Date: 13/09/2016 at 07:30 Location: Kingston Smith, Surrey House, 36-44 High Street, Redhill RH1 1RH Price: 0 What happens when your business goes up in smoke and the whole world is looking on with morbid curiosity? Our next Bitesize Breakfast Briefing sees PR expert Tim Cobb talking about his work with Eastbourne Pier in the wake of the 2014 fire and how his team set about restoring confidence in... read more

IEP Seminars

IEP Seminars

Posted on 31st August 2016

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Sutton Winson Wine Scholarship

Sutton Winson Wine Scholarship

Posted on 31st August 2016

With the English wine industry in the South East growing in leaps and bounds, Sutton Winson, one of the UK’s leading independent insurance and risk management providers for the English wine industry, launched a scholarship to support a student at Plumpton College, the UK’s centre of excellence in wine education, training and research. The winner, Irene Harte, receives £1,000 towards her university fees in her first year. To read about Irene and... read more

BH Lose Again but Can Still Win Title

BH Lose Again but Can Still Win Title

Posted on 31st August 2016

Senior cricket Tables 1st XI – lost a third consecutive game, this time to Steyning by 66 runs. Steyning batted first and quickly moved to 190-0 before ending 314-4 declared. Hill struggled in the chase but a big partnership from Joe Maskell (80) and Zain Patel (63) gave them hope but it wasn’t to be as Hywell Jones took 6-59 to follow his first innings 80. The result takes Hill into the final game week of the season just 8 points clear of Portslade,... read more

Career in Accountancy

Career in Accountancy

Posted on 29th August 2016

“Hilton Sharp & Clarke are looking to recruit a trainee accountant to their expanding team in their Haywards Heath office. This role would be perfect for a hard-working and motivated school leaver or colleague graduate who is keen to develop a career in accountancy. Some practical experience would be helpful but not essential. The successful candidate will receive the training support required to enable them to reach their goal of becoming a... read more

Business Growth Grants

Business Growth Grants

Posted on 29th August 2016

Calling all businesses: don’t miss your chance for a share of £2.4 million funding There’s still time for businesses to apply for a share of £2.4 million funding to help them expand and create new jobs. Managed by West Sussex County Council, the Business Growth Grants fund was launched by Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership to provide businesses seeking to expand and create new jobs with capital grants of between £15,000 and £100,000. The... read more

Mid Sussex District Plan Submitted

Mid Sussex District Plan Submitted

Posted on 29th August 2016

Mid Sussex District Council Planning Policy Update 23rd August 2016 Mid Sussex District Plan – Submission Mid Sussex District Council has formally submitted its District Plan and accompanying documents to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. The District Plan will now be subject to an independent public examination by a planning inspector. As part of this examination process the Planning Inspector will hold public hearings... read more

1st Team Lose but Stay Top

1st Team Lose but Stay Top

Posted on 29th August 2016

Senior cricket Tables 1st XI – lost for the second week running but remain top of the table still. Findon had collapsed to 110-8 in the face of Jack Simpson’s 7-35 but they countered to reach 165. In reply 86 not out from Tom Trowbridge was the only score for Hill as they failed to support him in their 138 all out. Report. 2nd XI – again won easily, this week away at Rye to move within 10 points of top of the table. Rye batted first and reached... read more

Borde Hill Roses for Hospice

Borde Hill Roses for Hospice

Posted on 29th August 2016

Borde Hill Garden sells some very special roses and raise £1280 for St Peter & St James Hospice Borde Hill Garden, in conjunction with car insurance provider, 1ST CENTRAL, has been displaying some very special ceramic yellow roses, designed by local metal sculpturist, Paul Badham. The roses proved very popular with the public and helped raise much needed funds for the hospice.   Eleni Stephenson Clarke said, ‘We wanted to do something... read more

Free Pallets at Aquatherm

Free Pallets at Aquatherm

Posted on 29th August 2016

Messages from Terry Rockall at Aquatherm, Burgess Hill Message 1 … we have pallets that are FREE for collection … the sizes vary between 1m x 1m and 1m x 1.2m, plus others that are 1.2m x 4.0m size Message 2 … we have a need for additional warehouse racking … should any BHBPA member wish to dispose of such racking, would they please contact our offices. Address: 64 Victoria Rd, Burgess Hill RH15 9LH Phone: 01444 250500 Many... read more

Sainsbury’s Supports Hospice

Sainsbury’s Supports Hospice

Posted on 29th August 2016

Sainsbury’s celebrates by paying for hospice services   Sainsbury’s (Haywards Heath) launched its charity appeal with St Peter & St James Hospice, naming it Charity of the Year in summer 2014 and running until May 2016. During that time, Sainsbury’s contributed £20,647 to the hospice through a variety of activities. To celebrate its 26th anniversary, the store is paying for three ‘Pay For A Day’ over the special weekend,   On... read more

Quality Mark for Plumpton College

Quality Mark for Plumpton College

Posted on 29th August 2016

UK Quality Mark for Plumpton College   The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has confirmed the quality and standards of provision at Plumpton College (the College) following its review in May.   A team of QAA reviewers visited the College and judged that its academic standards, the quality and enhancement of its student learning opportunities, and the quality of information about its learning opportunities all meet UK expectations.   The... read more

EU Funding Latest

EU Funding Latest

Posted on 29th August 2016

Dear Stakeholder,   As you are aware the Treasury recently set out a number of assurances in relation to EU funding.   Below is a summary and a link through to the official Treasury Statement and David Gauke letter, which I hope you will find useful.   Summary   All European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) projects with signed contracts or funding agreement in place prior to the Autumn Statement will be fully funded, even... read more

Cyber Attacks

Cyber Attacks

Posted on 29th August 2016

Cyber attack…when, not if  An astonishing 97 per cent of firms have suffered a cyber attack and yet just a fifth feel prepared to deal with future incidents, according to a new report from telecoms giant BT and consultants KPMG – which is why both Bennett Christmas Insurance Brokers and Computer Systems Engineers Ltd are taking the fight against cyber crime to businesses in Burgess Hill. In the second in a series of special events delivered... read more

Tickets for Prom in Hyde Park

Tickets for Prom in Hyde Park

Posted on 29th August 2016

I unexpectedly have 3 spare tx for the Prom in the Park in Hyde Park, London on Sat 10 September.  Eclectic line-up includes Tim Minchin, The Feeling, Michael Ball, Franki Valli, James Galway. Cost £43 per tic.  Happy to sell at £35.  Contact jhilary@light.demon.co.uk ... read more

First Aid at Work Course

First Aid at Work Course

Posted on 29th August 2016

Sutton Winson Insurance Brokers and Risk Managers are launching a new 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work course on Wednesday 5th October for all the local businesses.   This course will be suitable for any person in your organisation. All learners will gain the skills and knowledge to provide you with Emergency First Aiders capable of delivering treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner. The course combines practical... read more

Hospice Recruiting Trustees

Hospice Recruiting Trustees

Posted on 29th August 2016

St Peter & St James Hospice is recruiting Trustees   Could you help us to serve our local community by joining us as one of our Trustees?   Last year we cared for over 660 local people who were approaching, or at, the end of their lives.  This care was provided both at the hospice in our inpatient unit and Wellbeing Centre and with our community nurse support and advice service in their own homes.   We serve the communities of Haywards... read more

Grape Harvest Begins

Grape Harvest Begins

Posted on 5th August 2016

FIRST PICK The 2016 grape harvest season is officially here. Mumm Napa, the Rutherford-based sparkling wine producer, began picking Napa Valley’s first grapes at 5:45 a.m. on July 28. That means there’s no rest over the next three months for winemakers, vineyard crews and “cellar rats,” who rise before the sun — or work through the night. As the sun rose over Green Island Vineyard, the grape pickers were a blur of motion,... read more

Clint Favours Trump

Clint Favours Trump

Posted on 5th August 2016

Clint Eastwood, the famously outspoken Republican Hollywood star, doesn’t like what he sees across the political landscape and isn’t thrilled with the two choices Americans have for president. “We’re in a sad time in history,” he said in a new interview with Esquire magazine. Rather than Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, the Academy Award-winning director envisions another option. And in one of the less controversial statements... read more

Stocks Skid This Week

Stocks Skid This Week

Posted on 5th August 2016

U.S. stocks skid as consumer and machinery companies fall By Marley Jay, Associated Press Posted:   08/02/2016 08:12:35 AM PDT | Updated:   2 days ago NEW YORK– U.S. stocks are skidding Tuesday and are on track for their biggest loss in more than a month. Consumer companies are taking big losses as investors worry about the health of the U.S economy. Machinery companies are also down, while concerns about Europe’s banks are hurting... read more

Icon Live Summer Sale

Icon Live Summer Sale

Posted on 4th August 2016

Icon Live   Invites its Business Park Colleagues   To a Summer Sale Wednesday 24th August 2016 5pm – 7.00pm Beautiful Ladies and Kids Jewellery & Accessories, Ollie & Nic Handbags All at 50% off the RRP*(*unless where individually priced) Icon Live Limited Icon House, 2 York Road Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 9TT Limited Parking is available CASH ONLY ... read more

Apple’s Solar Power

Apple’s Solar Power

Posted on 4th August 2016

  Apple can start reaping the fruits of its $850 million Monterey County solar power investment, along with electricity from its solar facilities in Nevada and Arizona. Federal energy regulators on Thursday approved Apple’s application to start selling solar power at market rates. The tech company owns generation capacity of 20 megawatts in Nevada, 50 megawatts in Arizona and 130 megawatts in California. The latter output – enough to power... read more

Another Win for BHCC

Another Win for BHCC

Posted on 4th August 2016

Senior cricket Tables 1st XI – won their fifth straight game to go 37 points clear at the top of the division. Jack Simpson took 3-11 and then scored 67 not out as Hill chased down Crowhurst Park’s 110 all out inside 16 overs. Report. 2nd XI – lost to Crowhurst Park 2nd XI by eight wickets. After getting into trouble early Matt Charman’s 74 got Hill to 175 all out. Crowhurst had little difficulty chasing it down, doing so for the loss of... read more

AM&M’s Olympic Fun

AM&M’s Olympic Fun

Posted on 3rd August 2016

AM&M’S WHACKY RACES KICK OFF £30K PLEDGE   Direct mailing company AM&M delivered a first-class Olympic games on Thursday in Burgess Hill.   The Office Olympics, in which AM&M staff went up against teams from five other local businesses, kicked off the company’s campaign to raise £30k for charity in its 30th anniversary year.   Despite the drizzle, the teams left their dignity at the door to enter into the fun, competing... read more

Sheep at Show

Sheep at Show

Posted on 3rd August 2016

Sheep from Plumpton College were judged a success at the recent New Forest show.  Staff and students studying on agriculture programmes at Plumpton College entered Southdown sheep into many classes at the show and came away as show winners.  The shearling ram was judged interbreed show supreme champion.  The College aged ram and aged ewe were judged second place winners. Henry, a pupil studying at Plumpton primary school, won third prize in the... read more

Golf at Piltdown

Golf at Piltdown

Posted on 3rd August 2016

You are invited to an exclusive golf event taking place on 16th September 2016 at the picturesque, heather-lined Piltdown Golf Club.  This is your opportunity to join senior professionals from local businesses from across Sussex, whilst raising much needed funds for St Peter & St James Hospice.   Our Chairman elect and Piltdown member Keith Banbury will host the day which will take the form of a four-ball better ball Stableford competition... read more

Posts at MOAIFA

Posts at MOAIFA

Posted on 3rd August 2016

P/T or F/T TRAINEE PROTECTION ADMINISTRATOR Mike Oliver Associates are a small multi-award winning firm based in Haywards Heath. Work with us, and in return you will enjoy ongoing personal development and a rewarding career with our successful Team. Our offices are located near the station and main bus routes. Competence level required We are looking for an experienced administrator wanting to gain training and qualification as a protection administrator... read more

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