News (November 2016)

Sussex Fixtures Published for 2017

Sussex Fixtures Published for 2017

Posted on 30th November 2016

FIXTURES: Sussex’s full 2017 fixture list released  Sussex’s 2017 fixtures were released this evening with the first Specsavers County Championship clash of the season coming at home to neighbours Kent, which begins on Friday 14th April 2017. The first action of the four-day season at The 1st Central County Ground will take place over the Easter weekend, before Sussex make the trip to Trent Bridge to face Nottinghamshire on Friday 21st... read more

Prime Minister’s Speech to CBI

Prime Minister’s Speech to CBI

Posted on 30th November 2016

CBI annual conference 2016: Prime Minister’s speech 21st November 2016 A week ago, I spoke at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet at the Guildhall and set out Britain’s historic global opportunity – to lead the world in understanding the extent to which some people feel left behind by the forces of capitalism, and embracing a new approach that ensures everyone shares in the benefits of economic growth. Today, I want to talk about how – by working... read more

Autumn Statement Review – Platinum Business

Autumn Statement Review – Platinum Business

Posted on 30th November 2016

Autumn Statement 2016 Chancellor misses opportunity to restore business confidence This week the Chancellor missed an opportunity to encourage investment in the UK. Comparisons to German productivity sadly missed the point at issue around how businesses grow, develop and incentivise business owners and employees alike. The UK may still be open for business and is still highly attractive to inbound investment due to low corporation tax rates and “holding... read more

Ridgeview CEO Wins Top Award

Ridgeview CEO Wins Top Award

Posted on 30th November 2016

CEO of Ridgeview Tamara Roberts named Sussex Business Woman of the Year FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 28th November 2016 Tamara Roberts, CEO of Ridgeview Wine Estate, was awarded Sussex Business Woman of the Year at Friday night’s ceremony for the Business Women Excellence Awards.  The winery also won overall Sussex Business of the Year at the black tie gala dinner at the Hilton Metropole in Brighton. The awards are designed to celebrate and recognise... read more

Sussex Living December Update

Sussex Living December Update

Posted on 30th November 2016

Sussex Living monthly update Dec 2016   It’s nearly time to say it… I’ll refrain here but read our December pages and you will receive Christmas wishes galore!   In our office we absolutely love this time of year – smiling faces, cheerful decorations, chilly walks, Christmas carols and of course, mince pies. We have gone Christmas crackers with our December issue, and hope you thoroughly enjoy it.   From meeting some local bell-ringers... read more

Survey on Changes since Referendum

Survey on Changes since Referendum

Posted on 30th November 2016

Helping local businesses trade globally is a key mission for every accredited UK Chamber of Commerce – alongside their role in providing a voice for their local business community. The British Chambers of Commerce and Sussex Chamber are working together to understand Chamber members’ current priorities and concerns around international trade. This survey also seeks to assess what changes, if any, Chamber member businesses are making as... read more

MSDC Funding for Business

MSDC Funding for Business

Posted on 28th November 2016

£83,000 Council grant funding available to help Mid Sussex businesses grow   Mid Sussex District Council is encouraging micro businesses in Mid Sussex to apply for grant funding of up to £2000 to help their business grow.   The funding has been provided by West Sussex County Council as part of a £500,000 investment across the whole of West Sussex. The money comes from local Business Rates and each District and Borough is being provided... read more

BHBPA Event 2017

BHBPA Event 2017

Posted on 24th November 2016

The BHBiz Awards 2017 SAVE THIS DATE      –   FRIDAY MAY 5TH 2017, FROM 7.30 at THE AMEX STADIUM, BRIGHTON The Directors and Steering Group of the BHBPA have decided to make a change for 2017, and instead of having another BHMB exhibition we shall put on an awards ceremony in May. The assumption is that we shall return to the exhibition the following year; it might become a bi-annual event, alternating with this new one in May. However,... read more

Defibrillators – Where are they?

Defibrillators – Where are they?

Posted on 23rd November 2016

Where are the Defibrillators in Burgess Hill in case of Emergency? Edwards have one, 1444 253058   Innovation Drive, Burgess Hill, L-3 Communications have one… Unit 2, Clayton Manor, BH CAE  have two   Innovation Drive Boustead International Heaters have one, Woodlands Court, Albert Drive, BH The King’s Church 33-35 Victoria Road BH has one Steve Willis Training has one  – Sheddingdean Business Park Burgess Hill Academy has... read more

On The Spot – The Autumn Statement

On The Spot – The Autumn Statement

Posted on 23rd November 2016

Today’s statement has set the tone for this post-Brexit cash strapped government clamping down on tax leakages too large to ignore. We noticed the usual claims of simplicity whilst at the same time introducing further complications in other areas. For example, if you’re on the VAT Flat Rate Scheme I’ll be contacting you about new changes effective from this April 2017. The changes will mainly affect consultants. The perceived abuse... read more

Storage Facility Wanted

Storage Facility Wanted

Posted on 23rd November 2016

Hi Peter   We at Leap Environmental are looking to hire a storage facility to keep our site equipment in, within the local area.  Either a lock-up or storage container would be ideal, and we would need access 24/7.  It also needs power and lighting.  Would it be possible to put a message in the next news letter? Responses to Leap Environmental Ltd South Coast Regional Office, Premier House, Victoria Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9LR 01444... read more

Travail Fizz Winners

Travail Fizz Winners

Posted on 22nd November 2016

Dear Peter,   Following on from our fundraising for Children In Need we have today made a donation from all entries received including participants from the quiz night.  We wondered if you could include an update in the newsletter stating that the 3 winners of a bottle of fizz are Bennett Christmas Nova Direct and        Polar Audio   We would like to thank all those who took part in supporting Children In Need, Pudsey is very happy! ... read more

New Rose Media Group

New Rose Media Group

Posted on 22nd November 2016

Dear Colleagues and Fellow Members, I have exciting news in regards to my two agencies: Aneela Rose PR and Purple Rose Digital. As part of my growth plans for the business, from the 1st December 2016 Aneela Rose PR and Purple Rose Digital will be brought under one umbrella of Rose Media Group Ltd. This new business will continue to provide award winning public relations, social and digital offerings through the existing service arms of ARPR and PRD. Ownership... read more

New Manager at Handelsbanken

New Manager at Handelsbanken

Posted on 22nd November 2016

HANDELSBANKEN BOLSTERS LOCAL TEAM TO MEET GROWING DEMAND Handelsbanken Haywards Heath has appointed a new Corporate Banking Manager in response to increasing demand for its local relationship banking services. David Hills joins the fast-growing relationship bank with over 18 years of banking experience. He will be involved in developing existing customer relationships as well as welcoming new customers to Handelsbanken’s bespoke approach to local... read more

Warehouse Space Needed

Warehouse Space Needed

Posted on 22nd November 2016

Hi Peter   Hope you’re well.   I’ve a client who needs temporary space to build a modular exhibition stand of 10m long x 4m wide x 3.5m high. This is simply metal sections that connect together. They need access during the week to assemble it and make changes to the construction.   Would be needed ASAP until late January.   Anything you can do to find out if any BHBPA members have space would be appreciated.   Best... read more

New Defibrillator at Steve Willis Training

New Defibrillator at Steve Willis Training

Posted on 22nd November 2016

New Defibrillator for Sheddingdean Business Park   Today (17th November 2016) a new defibrillator came into service at local business Steve Willis Training’s Burgess Hill Training Centre on the Sheddingdean Industrial Estate. It’s prominently sited in the main car park and is available to anyone in the local area while the centre is open (Monday to Friday 8am – 5.30pm).   The defibrillator was provided by Steve Willis Training in... read more

Bomber Message from Lance

Bomber Message from Lance

Posted on 17th November 2016

Great to see you and some of the businesses last night. A good one I thought and raising over £400, excellent.   We have an event coming up that you might want to mention in your news letter. Surviving members of Bomber command from this area are coming in to sign books and memorabilia to raise funds for the new International Bomber command center in Lincoln.   see www.internationalbcc.co.uk/   They are terrific guys and will not be... read more

Autumn Statement Predictions

Autumn Statement Predictions

Posted on 17th November 2016

Autumn Statement 2016 Predictions Mazars, the top-ten UK and international audit, tax accounting and advisory firm, offers South East businesses its take on the upcoming Autumn Statement. The only certainty is uncertainty. All eyes will be on Philip Hammond as he takes to the floor for his first Autumn Statement on 23 November 2016, following the hugely significant EU referendum result. Mr Hammond has already warned that Brexit will create economic... read more

Letter from Liam Fox re Exports

Letter from Liam Fox re Exports

Posted on 17th November 2016

The Rt Hon Liam Fox MP Department for International Trade King Charles Street Whitehall London SW1A 2AH +44 (0) 20 7215 5000 enquiries@trade.gov.uk 14 November 2016 Dear Colleague, Help your local businesses export abroad We know how significant exporting is to the success of British business and local economies. Businesses that export are more profitable, have greater productivity and are more financially secure. Exporting contributes to local economies... read more

Thanks Already from Hospice

Thanks Already from Hospice

Posted on 17th November 2016

Hi Peter,   Thank you for the email. You beat me to it!   We all thought it was a great night – fun questions and a good range of subject matter. Having won last year, I too was thankful that we did not win, although it was not for want of trying! One of our team members is a volunteer at the hospice and it turned out he had a very extensive general knowledge. The things you find out about people when out of the office environment.   Anyway,... read more

Another Enjoyable Quiz Evening

Another Enjoyable Quiz Evening

Posted on 16th November 2016

On Tuesday this week, our planned event at Icon having been cancelled, we took the opportunity to hold another BHBPA Quiz Night at the Woolpack Inn, and what a great evening it turned out to be! Thirteen teams showed up, after a couple of late withdrawals, and the teams fought a splendid contest from 8pm unitl 10 pm before the winners were announced.Those who came along for the fun included Team BHBPA, David Shore’s squad with the name Tequila... read more

PVL Win at British Sign Awards

PVL Win at British Sign Awards

Posted on 14th November 2016

PVL UK are delighted to announce that we are the 2016 winners of ‘Wrap of the Year’ at the prestigious, British Sign Awards.   We beat off a selection of fantastic competition with our unusual 3D design of one of our projects; designing and wrapping the Gatwick Diamond Business Pool car. Sponsored by Gatwick Airport, the GDB car is frequently spotted out and about around the Sussex area and even has its own Twitter account. (@thegdbcar)   Presented... read more

War Poetry

War Poetry

Posted on 10th November 2016

Perhaps, by Vera Brittain (Dedicated to her fiance Roland Aubrey Leighton, who was killed at the age of 20 by a sniper in 1915, four months after she had accepted his marriage proposal) Perhaps some day the sun will shine again, And I shall see that still the skies are blue, And feel once more I do not live in vain, Although bereft of You. Perhaps the golden meadows at my feet Will make the sunny hours of spring seem gay, And I shall find the white... read more

Mid Sussex PAs/EAs/VAs & Office Managers next meeting

Mid Sussex PAs/EAs/VAs & Office Managers next meeting

Posted on 10th November 2016

Sussex based PAs/EAs, VAs & Office Managers are welcome to join us at the next Mid Sussex PAs, EAs, VAs & Office Managers Networking Group to meet with other like-minded professionals in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.  This is an excellent way to strengthen existing relationships, make new contacts and create business opportunities. This will be our 6th meeting at yet another wonderful venue.   Attendees will enjoy a festive feel... read more

GM Wanted at TS Professional

GM Wanted at TS Professional

Posted on 9th November 2016

General Manager We are looking to replace our current General Manager who has decided to move on. We are a small company with big ambitions and we want somebody to join us to achieve our ambitions. The ideal candidate will already be employed in the Audio Visual professional Sound and Lighting industry. Good technical knowledge, able to prepare quotations and carry out practical installation work is essential as is the ability to multitask and manage... read more

Charity Request

Charity Request

Posted on 9th November 2016

Hi Peter   I expect you get inundated with requests concerning charities, but as today is the 2nd birthday of the little man whose story began the journey of his mother starting a charity in his honour, I feel moved to make this request.   On 4 November 2014 Gemma Kybert as told that her baby would be born not breathing. There is a documentary of her story on her website on the following link, please take the time to watch it: http://www.oscarswishfoundation.co.uk/   Gemma... read more

Sussex v South Africa 2017

Sussex v South Africa 2017

Posted on 9th November 2016

Whilst we eagerly await the release of the Sussex Cricket fixtures for the 2017 season, I wanted to pass on the details of our flagship tourist match.   We are delighted to be hosting South Africa in a 50 over floodlit match on Friday 19th May 2017. The match will start at 2pm and conclude around 9pm, we expect hospitality to be in high demand for this exciting match at the 1st Central County Ground.   Match day hospitality is available... read more

This Week in 1916 – The Battle of the Somme ends

This Week in 1916 – The Battle of the Somme ends

Posted on 9th November 2016

Douglas Haig, commander of the British Expeditionary Force in World War I, calls off the Battle of the Somme in France after nearly five months of mass slaughter. The massive Allied offensive began at 7:30 a.m. on July 1, 1916, when 100,000 British soldiers poured out of their trenches and into no-man’s-land. During the preceding week, 250,000 Allied shells had pounded German positions near the Somme River, and the British expected to find the way... read more

Hillingar Free Staff Safety Offer

Hillingar Free Staff Safety Offer

Posted on 9th November 2016

I’m not sure if this is something you would want to do but we’d like to offer everyone at  Burgess Hill Business Parks Association our MyTeamSafe lone working solution FREE over the Christmas period. It’s a safety thing and a time for goodwill and celebration.   Christmas is a time where staffing levels can be very different, potentially leaving people working in the office or out and about on their own, which may or may not be the norm.   Our... read more

Albion Success Through Collaboration

Albion Success Through Collaboration

Posted on 8th November 2016

Seagulls Increase Focus On Economic Goals   The economic power of positive private-public sector partnerships was underlined by Brighton & Hove Albion Executive Director Martin Perry when he addressed a packed meeting of The Sussex Property Alliance.   Mr Perry praised the support of Adur District Council in bringing the vision of the club’s training ground to life in Lancing between Shoreham and Worthing – and the original foresight... read more

Apprentice at Bennett Christmas

Apprentice at Bennett Christmas

Posted on 4th November 2016

New face of the future at Bennett Christmas   With thousands of professional social networking posts, not to mention a company-wide rebranding under his belt and now a groundbreaking app in the offing, Liam Benson is proof that apprenticeships can be the start of a brilliant career.   The first apprentice to be taken on by Mid-Sussex Insurance Brokers Bennett Christmas, 20-year-old Liam has just planted his feet permanently under the desk... read more

Course at King’s Centre

Course at King’s Centre

Posted on 4th November 2016

Classification of Goods – Using Commodity and Tariff Codes – The King’s Centre – Burgess Hill –  Half day seminar AM Thursday  10 November 2016 0930 – 1230 The correct classification of goods using commodity and tariff codes is essential for customs compliance, establishing correct duty rates, origin of goods, intrastat, export control and many other customs procedures. Increasingly security procedures at ports of... read more

Sussex Living November

Sussex Living November

Posted on 4th November 2016

Monthly update Sussex Living November 2016     What with a chill in the air and the clocks now changed, it’s time to start snuggling down for winter.   We have been really taken with the Danish concept of hygge that seems to be taking the world by storm at the moment, and from page 34 Lisa de Silva discovers how to make your home into a hygge haven. It’s such a neat concept, and one we could all easily enjoy this winter; just try... read more

In Town in November

In Town in November

Posted on 4th November 2016

Dear Team Member November is shaping up to be busy month for Burgess Hill! There are lots of activities and events planned with the main focus on Christmas of course. The Christmas Lights Switch-On will be taking place on Saturday 19th November. Parking in MSDC short stay car parks will be free from 1pm on this day and we are expecting the town centre to be buzzing as usual. There are 2 Remembrance Day Events next week. On Friday 11 November the 11-11-11... read more

Ladies Cricket at B Hill

Ladies Cricket at B Hill

Posted on 2nd November 2016

We are delighted to announce that the Club is looking to establish a ladies adult team to play games of cricket next season. We must stress that these games will focus on everyone having fun, enjoying a game of cricket, together with the social side of the game. Absolutely no previous experience is necessary. We are having a practice session on Monday the 14th November in Oakmeeds Sports Hall (the big hall at the rear of the school) from 8.00 pm... read more

Aneela Scoops Silver at British Championships 2016

Aneela Scoops Silver at British Championships 2016

Posted on 2nd November 2016

PR and digital agency owner Aneela Rose scooped silver medal success at the Global Powerlifting Committee-GB British Championships 2016 held in Manchester last weekend. With a total lift score of 237.5kg across bench press, squat and deadlift, she won second place marginally behind the current British record holder in the Masters category. Aneela is believed to be the first British Asian female in the UK to qualify and win a medal in a national powerlifting... read more

Can You Save by Using Shredded Neat?

Can You Save by Using Shredded Neat?

Posted on 1st November 2016

Apart from our normal services providing secure destruction for data on all types of different media, we also use our depot as a local recycler for a range of materials.   We have noticed that a lot of our customers have become quite disgruntled with the ever increasing costs of having their commercial waste removed from their premises, and often when you see what the big 1100 litres bins hold, it’s often cardboard, waste paper or plastics.... read more

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Steve Mooney
(Steven Mooney Machinery)

"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)

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Nick Broom, Managing Director
(PVL UK Ltd)

"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. "

Angela Gill, Managing Director
(Bio Productions Ltd)