News: 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 (page 28-30), feasting on some absolutely delicious festive food (from page 58) to our magnificent gift guides (starting page 19), you are guaranteed to get in the festive spirit.

 

This is also the time of year for thinking about others. Someone who has tirelessly fundraised for charity, in particular Marie Curie, is Sir Ranulph Fiennes, with an amazing total of £18.2 million raised so far. Lisa de Silva spoke to this extraordinary man who, in his 72nd year, is still forging forward with new adventures and even greater fundraising goals.  Read this fascinating story from page 49.

 

We’ve got another great quiz for you this month, with the opportunity to win some generously donated prizes from our advertisers. Turn to page 26 to test your wits! And if you are in need of a very fun, family friendly project over the Christmas holidays, why not turn your hand to a little gingerbread baking? All the details are on page 62.

 

After all that festive feasting you will have plenty of energy for a lovely crisp walk, and thankfully we have just the thing for you. Turn to page 66 for Les Campbell’s walk around Whitman’s Green.

 

We are all off to our Christmas party now, but wish all our readers, advertisers and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

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Testimonials

"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)

"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

"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)

""BHBPA is a really well organised and run group, great for networking and benefitting from knowledgeable local speakers with real business insight. Peter brings enthusiasm and humour which helps drive the association forward. I am glad to be part of it.""

Dave Farmer, German Translator
(Dave Farmer & Co)