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 partnership with Burgess Hill Lions, and is the 33rd such unit funded by the Lions since 2006. The Lions also support the Community First Responders who provide related training, although in an emergency anyone would be able to use it.
Lions Tony Parris and 2017 President John Carter came along to see the defibrillator go into service, along with Paul Shearing (Chairman) and Peter Liddell from the Burgess Hill Business Parks Association.
Peter Liddell, BHBPA Coordinator, commented, “ I can speak from personal experience about the importance of having an accessible defibrillator – you never know where a heart attack is going to happen!”
Steve Willis Training Centres has over 16 years’ experience in training for gas, plumbing and electrical apprenticeships and short courses. For more information call 01444 870860 / 02392 190190 or visit stevewillis.com
"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. "
"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.”"
"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."