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 it made the day go by more quickly.
There were seven seminars during the day, on topics such as cloud accounting, search engine optimisation, apps for work and email marketing, and these were very well attended. Perhaps that is unsurprising, as the people presenting were from some internationally famous brand names eg Google, and some locally successful ones, such as Rocketmill and Pure 360. Suffice to say that I didn’t go to many seminars, as I had the stand to look after, and I couldn’t find much interest there. For certain a lot of people did. I concentrated on networking and eating, for which endeavours I am much better suited!
With Paul Noble working hard all day on filming the whole thing and Gordon Reay making being in charge look easy, the day seemed to me to be a very successful one. I may have snaffled another couple of members for the BHBPA, and I was also able to establish beyond all doubt that I am ancient, as most of the technical guys there in sneakers and faded jeans looked to be still in their mid-teens! And to think I had thought I might be trendy by leaving my tie at home …!
"“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! ” "
"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. "
"“We have been members of BHBPA from its inception, and seen the organisation steadily grow and expand into the dynamic entity it is today, bringing positive benefits to all its members.""
"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."