News (October 2016)

Post at Nova Direct Mail

Post at Nova Direct Mail

Posted on 27th October 2016

Due to continued growth, Nova Direct Mail are looking for an Account Manager, on a salary around £25K, depending upon experience.  Working hours would be Monday- Friday 8.30-5.30. The purpose of the job is … To act as the client representative within the company to ensure that client needs are met and work is followed through to completion on time and to budget. You can find full details of the post, including a job description  here If interested,... read more

Money Management Award for KR

Money Management Award for KR

Posted on 26th October 2016

Kreston Reeves, one of the leading accountancy and financial services firms located across London and the South East, is delighted to announce that Kreston Reeves Financial Planning has been announced winner at the Money Management Awards 2016, held by Wealth & Finance International.   Wealth & Finance International magazine is a globally renowned publication which provides fund managers and institutional and private investors around the... read more

Events at Sussex Cricket

Events at Sussex Cricket

Posted on 25th October 2016

South Africa Hospitality Sussex Cricket are delighted to be hosting South Africa in a 50 over floodlit tour match on Friday 19th May 2017. You can book Hospitality for this fixture now for just £130+ VAT. The package includes match ticket, a light lunch upon arrival, a two-course dinner, all inclusive beer, lager, cider, house wine and soft drinks, and a match day programme. This is a fixture not to be missed! Enquire Now Members Forum The Long Room... read more

ABC 4 CPR

ABC 4 CPR

Posted on 25th October 2016

ABC FOR CPR   Businesses should heed the British Heart Foundation’s warning that 10,000 people die needlessly in the UK every year because too few of us are trained in CPR.   Paul Lane, managing director of ABC Worksafe, who has seen lives saved as a direct result of workplace first aid, said investing in staff training was not only good for organisations, but good for the community.   “It’s not just about organisations meeting their... read more

BC Bridges the Generation Gap

BC Bridges the Generation Gap

Posted on 25th October 2016

Bennett Christmas bridges the generation gap   Young staff at Burgess Hill Insurance Brokers Bennett Christmas are changing the way management thinks.   They’ve been given their own ‘junior board’ to hothouse ideas for taking the company forward.   Known as the Futures Group, it comprises 8 Bennett Christmas employees under the age of 25, who make up almost a third of the total workforce across the firm’s retail and wholesale... read more

Mid Sussex Goes Digital at Innovative New Business Event!

Mid Sussex Goes Digital at Innovative New Business Event!

Posted on 20th October 2016

Packed programme of practical advice and actionable ideas hits the mark with local businesses Over 150 visitors attended ‘Digital and You’ at The King’s Centre in Burgess Hill on Tuesday 18th October, to hear insider tips from leading specialists in SEO, social media, digital marketing and cloud solutions.  Provided by the Open 4 Business initiative of Mid Sussex District Council and digital media agency Purple Rose Digital, the event comprised... read more

Exhibition Success for MSDC

Exhibition Success for MSDC

Posted on 20th October 2016

Earlier this week MSDC held their annual exhibition, this time at The King’s Centre in Victoria Road.  This year they changed the theme to an extremely up to date one and called it “Digital & You”. When I arrived to set up the BHBPA stand at 10.45 the place was already buzzing with activity and so it continued for the rest of the day. It was pleasant for me to know so many people coming round to look at what was on offer, as... read more

Sponsor Kit for Successful Teams

Sponsor Kit for Successful Teams

Posted on 20th October 2016

The Burgess Hill Academy PE department is keen to buy some new football kits for the new school. We are looking to get a boys kit and a girls kit to fit years 7-9. The schools teams regularly get in the later stages of the district cups and sometimes win them !.In addition, last year the year 7 girls team won the County Cup for the first time . Help with this expense would be hugely appreciated and make a great photo / publicity opportunity. Should... read more

Fireworks Night at County Ground

Fireworks Night at County Ground

Posted on 19th October 2016

Sussex Cricket Fireworks Night 2016 Sussex Cricket are delighted that Fireworks Night will return to the 1st Central County Ground on Saturday 5th November. The event, presented by Domestic and General, will feature a superb pyrotechnic display from Aurora Fireworks and lots of family friendly entertainment in the build up, including a marching band. Gates open at 6pm with catering available on-site followed by the show at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10... read more

Cup Dreams Dashed by Dover

Cup Dreams Dashed by Dover

Posted on 19th October 2016

By Ian Townsend Burgess Hill Town saw their eleven match unbeaten run comprehensively ended by National League Dover Athletic at the Green Elephants Stadium and departed the FA Cup in the fourth Qualifying Round for the second time in three years. They fell behind in the 9th minute. Athletic striker Ricky Miller, who had already scored ten goals this season, picked up number eleven, allowed space on the edge of the box to control the ball from a Ricky... read more

CAE Revealed at Ockenden Event

CAE Revealed at Ockenden Event

Posted on 19th October 2016

On Monday evening this week BHBPA members and friends met at Ockenden Manor for the monthly networking event. The management of this lovely country hotel have kindly hosted an event for us for many years now, and their hospitality was as generous as ever. The Events Manager, Anouskja, spoke briefly to welcome guests and to introduce the benefits of the hotel to those who weren’t aware. It was great to see a number of new faces among the 40 or... read more

Anniversary for ex Pop Rocker IFA

Anniversary for ex Pop Rocker IFA

Posted on 18th October 2016

Rock’n’rolling IFA marks 15th anniversary with mortgage acquisition                                                                   and an Award for Service to the Community            You don’t naturally associate the measured persona of an independent financial advisor with the excesses of the music industry.  But after 15 years at the helm of his own consultancy,... read more

Business Rates Revaluation

Business Rates Revaluation

Posted on 18th October 2016

The government has embarked on a comprehensive review of Business Rates with the aim of producing a more streamlined and efficient system, designed to reduce the vast number of entirely speculative appeals raised each year. It has been seven years since all non-domestic properties in England and Wales were nationally revalued. The 2017 Revaluation is based upon rental levels at 1 April 2015 and will form the basis of your business rates liability... read more

Plea for help with Remembrance Day

Plea for help with Remembrance Day

Posted on 18th October 2016

Good Evening Susan, I hope you don’t mind me contacting you. Along with other voluntary work, I am the secretary of the Burgess Hill Branch of the Royal British Legion. We organise the Remembrance parade in the Town and usually after the service in the St John’s church we invite anyone who took part in the parade back to the Mid Sussex Conservative Club for refreshments provided by the club and 3 of their members. We have serving and ex service... read more

Corporate Christmas Offer from Ridgeview

Corporate Christmas Offer from Ridgeview

Posted on 18th October 2016

This Christmas, Ridgeview are offering special rates to corporate friends.  Perfect for client gifting, rewarding employees or bulk purchases for your company Christmas party!   Celebrate this festive season with your local award-winning English Sparkling Wine!   Simply order 12 or more bottles of either Bloomsbury and/or Cavendish, to be delivered to one address and receive our exclusive rate of £16.50 +VAT (rrp £27)   Ridgeview... read more

Voiceover Professional

Voiceover Professional

Posted on 13th October 2016

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Burgess Hill Town face Dover in FA Cup

Burgess Hill Town face Dover in FA Cup

Posted on 13th October 2016

Hillians to Face Dover Athletic tomorrow. Burgess Hill Town FC have been drawn at home in the Emirates FA Cup 4th Qualfying Round to Dover Athletic. The tie will be played tomorrow, October 15th, kick-off 3pm. Dover Athletic play their football in the Vanarama National League and currently sit in 9th place. Last season they finished in the play off places but failed to get through into the Football League. They have been somewhat inconsistent... read more

‘Digital & You’ Event

‘Digital & You’ Event

Posted on 12th October 2016

Digital is changing the business world. Make sure your company is up to speed by joining us at  Digital & You – an exciting new event that aims to empower companies throughout Mid Sussex by offering expert training to improve skills in Social Media, Content Marketing, E-accounting, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Email Marketing, Analytics and much more. Provided by the Open 4 Business initiative of Mid Sussex District Council, this innovative,... read more

Ridgeview Success in the USA

Ridgeview Success in the USA

Posted on 12th October 2016

Ridgeview strengthens their position in the US For immediate release: 12th October 2016 English sparkling wine specialists, Ridgeview, are continuing their success in the US with a number of events held this autumn including launching the wines in Texas with Victory Wine Group.  Tamara Roberts, Ridgeview’s CEO visited three American States in a 10-day trip, meeting trade, consumers and journalists.  Ridgeview have been exporting to the US since... read more

Broadband Voucher Scheme Event

Broadband Voucher Scheme Event

Posted on 12th October 2016

You are invited to find out more about the West Sussex Superfast Broadband Connection Voucher scheme and application process at: The Studio at The Capitol, Horsham RH12 1RG from 9.30am on Wednesday 19th October 2016 An Agenda and directions to the venue are attached. At the event you will also hear a case study on Knepp Castle, who were successful in applying for a previous grant and used a hybrid of solutions to achieve superfast broadband across... read more

Article from Hospice Magazine, ‘Caring’

Article from Hospice Magazine, ‘Caring’

Posted on 11th October 2016

Hello and welcome…to our latest edition of Caring Magazine. The BHBPA is delighted to have a special relationship with St Peter & St James, which goes back over many years.  But why do we choose to support the Hospice on a regular basis?   The reasons are many and varied, but for our Association it’s all about community. St Peter & St James plays a vital role in our community and we are proud to play a small part in providing much needed... read more

November Quiz Night at The Woolpack

November Quiz Night at The Woolpack

Posted on 11th October 2016

Following on from a fantastic evening at the Woolpack in March, we have decided to revisit the Quiz Night formula in November.  Lance and Dee, the landlords,  have been very helpful and will as usual put on a great show for us on Tuesday 15th November, when we hope to fill the pub once again. Earlier this year, we had to disappoint several teams who applied too late, and I must remind you that the pub can only accommodate around 100 people for a... read more

Town Partnership Update

Town Partnership Update

Posted on 11th October 2016

Dear Team Member This year’s Town Centre Christmas Event will take place on Saturday 19th November from 11am – 5.30pm with the Lights Switch-on at 5pm. We are running a competition for local shops and businesses to create the best window display. The competition will be judged by members of the public on the day of the event! If you would like to take part or if you have any ideas about how you would like to take part in the celebrations,... read more

New Corporate Finance Partner at KR

New Corporate Finance Partner at KR

Posted on 11th October 2016

Simon Jordan has joined Kreston Reeves, one of the leading accountancy and financial services firms located across London and the South East, as Corporate Finance Partner with effect from 10 October 2016. He will be primarily based in the firm’s London City office but will provide services to clients across all locations.   Simon is a seasoned practitioner with over 18 years corporate finance experience providing lead advisory and transaction... read more

Job at Precision Sheet Products

Job at Precision Sheet Products

Posted on 11th October 2016

Steve Smith, the Managing Director of Ingenia Solutions, is offering a post at his other business, Precision Sheet Products, for someone to be the part time Accounts Manager.  The post may well appeal to a working Mum, a parent looking to get back to the workplace, or someone who just needs part time work. A working knowledge of ‘Sage Accountancy Package ‘ is a must. Please send a letter with curriculum vitae to steve@ingeniasolutions.co.uk Stephen... read more

Employer Responsibility on Pensions

Employer Responsibility on Pensions

Posted on 11th October 2016

Thanks to IEP Financial for this report:- According to a new report by Aegon, more than half (54%) of employees believe it is their employer’s responsibility to help them plan for retirement. The report also found a large number of employees were not allowed to check their workplace pension during working hours, with a huge 75% of those surveyed not being encouraged to do so. Due to this lack of support when it comes to workplace pensions, 73%... read more

GDB Awards

GDB Awards

Posted on 6th October 2016

The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards are now open for Entries at www.gatwickdiamondbusinessawards.com   Entering is free and open to any business in the Gatwick Diamond region. Closing date is 18th November 2016 But why enter? The process of completing your application will show you & your staff the great things that you do.  It will also highlight the processes & practices in place as well as identify further opportunities for improvement. Just... read more

Metall 2 Event at Roffey Park

Metall 2 Event at Roffey Park

Posted on 6th October 2016

METALL #2 ‘takes innovation to market’ Following the successful launch of the new Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Alliance (METALL) in July, the latest event, METALL #2 also received a very good response from local manufacturing, engineering and technology businesses. They joined hosts Gatwick and South Coast based accountants and tax advisers Carpenter Box, solicitors asb law and recruitment agency CBSbutler for the event at the Roffey... read more

Hill Through in FA Cup

Hill Through in FA Cup

Posted on 5th October 2016

Burgess Hill are just one game away from the Emirates FA Cup 1st Round after a 6-1 victory over Cadbury Heath on Saturday. Pat Harding grabbed a hat trick with Dan Thompson, Tyrell Richardson-Brown and captain Dan Pearse all finding the net. Manager Ian Chapman made three changes from Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Bognor, with Foyster, Smith and Thompson coming into the side. The heavens had opened moments after kick-off and the torrential rain forced... read more

Register now for Digital & You

Register now for Digital & You

Posted on 5th October 2016

If you haven’t registered your free place at Digital & You yet, now’s your chance! Provided by the Open 4 Business initiative of Mid Sussex District Council, this innovative, presentation-led event will take place on Tuesday October 18th from 11.30am-4pm at The King’s Centre, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15. Featuring industry insights from the likes of Pure360, RocketMill, Cloud Solutions – a Google for Work Premier Partner and more,... read more

What’s New in HR?

What’s New in HR?

Posted on 5th October 2016

What’s New in HR? By Paul Samrah, partner at chartered accountants Kingston Smith in Redhill While 2016 has been quiet on the employment legislation front, there has been some useful detail published on some of the bigger projects such as gender pay reporting and the apprenticeship levy.  While these initiatives may not impact directly on individual employees, they will be key to attracting new talent and ensuring a positive employer brand for... read more

Wher Cricket Meets …

Wher Cricket Meets …

Posted on 5th October 2016

Where Cricket Meets… Our ‘Where Cricket Meets…’ series of events support local charities and are headlined by a special guest. We have welcomed stars from the worlds of both sport and entertainment to the 1st Central County Ground to talk about their lives and careers. November will see the return of the ‘Where Cricket Meets… Beaujolais Nouveau’ event on Thursday 17th November. The French celebration themed... read more

Invitation to Meeting at Ockenden Manor

Invitation to Meeting at Ockenden Manor

Posted on 5th October 2016

You are cordially invited to come along to the members meeting at Ockenden Manor on Monday 17th October at 4pm. The management of OM have kindly hosted a meeting for us for many years now, and I anticipate the customary warm welcome and generous hospitality from the management and staff there. The speaker for the event is Franco Petrazzuolo, who is Technical Services Manager at CAE in Burgess Hill, and we have asked him to tell us about this very... read more

First Aid at Work Course

First Aid at Work Course

Posted on 4th October 2016

Sutton Winson Insurance Brokers and Risk Managers are launching a new 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work course on Tuesday 8th November 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

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"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 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. "

Steve Cridland, CEO
(Burgess Hill Town Council)

"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."

Steve Mooney
(Steven Mooney Machinery)

"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)