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."
"“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”"
"If Carlsberg did networking they would do it the BHBPA way. Each event is packed with great ideas, thought provoking presentations and fun. As a small business we feel supported and part of the community. We have built friendships and business relationships and there is always plenty of advice on hand to benefit us all so don’t hesitate to join whatever the nature of your business. "
"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."