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 an afternoon of inspiring talks by speakers from national, award-winning companies such as RocketMill, Pure360 and Cloud Solutions, as well as experts from Hilton Sharp & Clarke, Social Brighton and Digital Davidson. Exhibitors from a mix of local and national digital companies were on hand to answer questions and showcase their business.
Jonathan Ash-Edwards, the newly appointed Deputy Leader at Mid Sussex District Council and Cabinet Member for Economic Development & Finance, commented, “We are committed to supporting every business in our region and making them aware of the key areas of digital technology which will help them boost efficiency, reach new customers and improve profitability.
“We were thrilled to have secured so many prestigious digital thought leaders and organisations to be part of Digital & You. Thank you to the event’s sponsors – Gatwick Diamond Business, Sussex University and Federation of Small Businesses – to Purple Rose Digital for providing exceptional media and event management – and to the exhibitors who all contributed to making this such a success.”
Report by Aneela Rose PR
"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."
"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 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. "