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 Mockingbird, Sussex Cleaning and Care, Leap Environmental, PVL, Nova Direct Mail, Aneela Rose PR, Wellesley Wealth Management, Bennett Christmas, St Peter & St James Hospice. Vega, Travail and a team from Hurst College.
It was another interesting and varied selection of questions, and an experienced quizmaster who made the evening light hearted and fun. Eventually the winners were Leap Environmental, and very well deserved their victory was. Close behind them, indeed by just one point, were Tequila Mockingbird, with the team from the Hospice, defending champions, just three points further back in third place. It is with some discomfort that I report that the BHBPA Squad were ‘in the pack’ some way behind, but were highly commended for the name “So-called Quizlamic Kate” So on the basis that if you can’t be clever be witty we did quite well after all! We were badly let down by our languages expert, Dave Farmer, who chose to go to another event rather than supporting his best pals, but that’s another story.
The event through raffle and donations raised a remarkable £430 for St Peter & St James Hospice, a great effort by all those who were there.
Our grateful thanks go to Lance and Dee and their marvellous staff at the Woolpack as always for hosting a tremendous event. My thanks go to those companies who made the effort to come along and to my team mates Paul from Autowise, James from Netsense, Paula from On the Spot Tax, Susan from Lea Graham Associates and Jeremy from Massage in the Workplace. We gave it our best shot and you can’t win them all!
We’re going back there in March to do it again – why don’t you get a team and get involved? It’s a great night out, including food, alcohol and laughter.
See pictures in the gallery on the website www.bhbpa.co.uk
"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. "
"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."
"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. "
"“I have belonged to this group since I started my own business, Lea Graham Associates, in 1986. The association has been through several incarnations since then, but its most recent one, BHBPA, is by far the best.
It’s much more than just a networking group, although it is supremely good at that too. BHBPA is inclusive and friendly and acts like a mutual-support society. The events are stimulating, worthwhile and often great fun and I believe most members share this opinion.”"