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 really interesting features to enjoy. Robert Veitch learned all about the world of CSI at Haywards Heath Police Station, and Sasha Kanal took a look at after school clubs.
Talking about her school days, Katie Derham settled down with Lisa de Silva for a good chat, which you can read about from page 35. A true Renaissance woman of the 21st Century, Katie has carved out a highly successful media career, along with maintaining a fulfilling home life bringing up her two daughters and sometimes even finding time to make some jam! Living in Mid Sussex with her family, Katie is very involved with the local community, being patron of St Peter & St James Hospice and President of the Burgess Hill Symphony Orchestra.
And finally, we are very sad to say goodbye to Sonya, who has decided to retire. Sonya is very well known in the area, having sold advertising in Mid Sussex since 1998, and been with Sussex Living for the last 7 ½ years. She will be greatly missed by us all, and I’m sure all of her clients as well, but we know Sonya will love enjoying more leisure time with her husband. Keep in touch Sonya!
"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."
"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."
"“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”"
"The BHBPA is the most effective and dynamic business organisation I have ever worked with in over 30 years in Local Government. It has a very active and large membership whose points of view are taken seriously by all government structures. Peter Liddell does an excellent job in providing unique and enjoyable networking opportunities where members interact and discuss points of mutual interest. It provides a forum for businesses to discuss common issues, to share experiences and to play a powerful and meaningful role in the Burgess Hill community. The BHBPA provides important and credible support for all its members and ensures that their best interests are represented where necessary. "