News: 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 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

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Testimonials

"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)

"Regular, well organised events, excellent updates and information by email along with a warm welcome from the Chair and Coordinator are just some of the positives at BHBPA."

Mike Oliver, Owner
(Mike Oliver Associates)

"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

"As MP for Mid Sussex I believe passionately in the importance of a vibrant local business community in order to create and sustain fantastic opportunities that enable people to meet their responsibilities, prosper and fulfil their potential. I am committed to collaborating with BHBPA and others to be an effective collective voice for Burgess Hill."

Mims Davies MP, Member of Parliament for Mid Sussex