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
"“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.”"
"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."
"As the local hospice for the area, it’s great that we receive so much support from the BHBPA. Last year the members raised an amazing £2150 through activities such as Bake Off and the BHBiz Awards. Each well planned members meeting enables good networking opportunities and speakers that are relevant to the present climate and local issues. We are proud to be members of BHBPA."
"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."