News (January 2017)

Why You Should Nominate Someone

Why You Should Nominate Someone

Posted on 31st January 2017

Awards are good for business… so get nominating for BHBiz   You probably know that Hollywood Awards Season is well under way, but you should be aware that Burgess Hill is gearing up for its very own awards evening.   Burgess Hill Business Parks Association (BHBPA) has announced its inaugural BHBiz Awards, which will be held on 5 May at the Brighton Amex. There’s been a lot of interest and the evening is shaping up to be a fabulous evening... read more

Funding Still Available

Funding Still Available

Posted on 30th January 2017

There’s still funding available for small rural businesses and community groups to apply for with the LEADER grants scheme. Farmers, foresters and communities based in rural areas of West Sussex, Lewes district and Hayling Island can benefit from LEADER grant funding totalling around £2.6 million until September 2018, and possibly beyond. Grants are available for capital investments for projects that will create jobs and grow the rural economy. West... read more

Calling all Engineers

Calling all Engineers

Posted on 30th January 2017

ESCAPE I am working for Maverick TV (www.mavericktv.co.uk) and we are currently casting for a new engineering show for Channel 4 and I wondered whether it might be possible to spread the word among your clients. We are looking for exceptional individuals who have a passion for engineering and are willing to take on the ultimate challenge.  We will drop our contestants in to  remote locations around the world and ask them to create an escape vehicle... read more

Local as well as Global

Local as well as Global

Posted on 25th January 2017

Local as well as global  (BHBPA Director Susan Fleet’s take on our speaker)   Thanks again to Jon Lavelle, from Burgess Hill, who ran an inspirational and thought provoking session for the BHBPA last week on a subject that relates to us all, both in business and in our personal lives – ‘Negotiation Skills’.   Whilst Jon has many years of experience training people across the world and in large organisations in negotiation,... read more

Sponsor Herbie Flowers

Sponsor Herbie Flowers

Posted on 25th January 2017

SUMMER FESTIVAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY Burgess Hill Summer Festival is seeking sponsorship for a Jazz in the Park music event to be held in the Festival Marquee in St John’s Park on Sunday 4 June.  The Festival would like to book well-known Ditchling-based musician Herbie Flowers and his Band and is seeking a local business to support what promises to be a very popular event.  Herbie has a strong following and Herbie Flowers Jazz Breakfast is... read more

BHCC Winter Nets

BHCC Winter Nets

Posted on 25th January 2017

Youth winter nets commence on Sunday 29th January at Hurst College from 2.00 pm until 5.00 pm. They will continue through to Sunday April 7th. Because the school use the Sports Hall for exams there will be no nets on Sundays 5th and 19th February. There will be a total of 8 weeks of coaching and we have booked 4 lanes of nets which should enable us to make use of the sports hall for fielding and catching practice. There will be no separate charge... read more

Town Centre News

Town Centre News

Posted on 18th January 2017

Dear Team Member Happy New Year from the Town Centre Partnership Team! We hope you had a lovely Christmas. Burgess Hill Town Council, in conjunction with Mid Sussex District Council, Burgess Hill Local History Society and the Friends of Burgess Hill Green Circle Network, is creating a new art trail linking green spaces around the town. Members of the public had the opportunity to meet the artists, see their designs and give feedback at the Public... read more

Packed First Event of 2017

Packed First Event of 2017

Posted on 18th January 2017

The first Members Event of the New Year was held earlier this week at Hickstead Hotel on a very cold winter morning. I left home in temperate Brighton only to discover a very hard frost north of the Downs and some icy roads as I arrived at the Hotel. However, the early start and below zero temperatures were not enough to deter most of those who signed up for breakfast and some networking. The numbers sitting down to listen to the speaker were near... read more

Selling Overseas?

Selling Overseas?

Posted on 18th January 2017

CALLING ALL COMPANIES THINKING ABOUT SELLING OVERSEAS   The Department for International Trade team in the South East are launching a range of exciting activities to help you take your first steps in selling overseas.   On the 26th January we are running a workshop in Brighton called the Online Export Accelerator, which will be a great opportunity to learn how to start selling your products or services online. If you are interested in attending... read more

New Year, New Start for AM&M

New Year, New Start for AM&M

Posted on 18th January 2017

I am delighted to inform you as of the 23rd December AM&M has been acquired by new owners, Greens Printing Services Ltd,  part of the Greens Limited group.   This is an exciting opportunity for AM&M to offer additional capacity, new technology and the very latest expertise to our customers.   ‘Our production, programming systems and approach to service and value are the same as AM&M, we couldn’t have found a better fit.... read more

Name Tweak for Carpenter Box

Name Tweak for Carpenter Box

Posted on 18th January 2017

New Year, Enhanced Brand for Carpenter Box   Sussex-based chartered accountants, tax and business advisers, Carpenter Box has started 2017 with a subtle tweak to its identity – incorporating its membership of the MHA Association into its trading name.   The firm, now known as MHA Carpenter Box, was a founding member of the Association In 2010, when it was established by the best independent regional UK accountancy firms to share knowledge... read more

Office Space Available

Office Space Available

Posted on 18th January 2017

We have an unused office here which we are looking to rent out if anybody would be interested. The space is around 24sq m (4.4m x 5.6m) and is on the ground floor. Includes electricity and heating (subject to fair usage) and there is access to toilets and a kitchen area The office is currently unfurnished; however, we may be able to furnish it with desks/chairs depending on the tenants requirements, this can be discussed should it be required. Any... read more

Girl Guide Needs Financial Support

Girl Guide Needs Financial Support

Posted on 11th January 2017

Dear Sir or Madam, My name is Rhea Burman and I am 14 years old. I am Patrol Leader for the 5th Burgess Hill Guides. Currently, I am a year 10 student studying at Warden Park Academy, Cuckfield. Along with 9 other girls, I will going to Thailand in the summer of 2017 and will be representing Girlguiding in the London and South East England Region: LaSER. In Thailand, we will be completing a range of service projects, including volunteering in the... read more

BHBiz Awards – Sign Up Now!

BHBiz Awards – Sign Up Now!

Posted on 10th January 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Inaugural BHBiz Awards The BHBiz Awards is an exciting new event created by BHBPA to celebrate some of those local people and companies who work tirelessly to provide a service throughout the year.  In some cases they have done so for many years without special reward or recognition.  This is your chance to put that right! These Awards are different from many you have entered or attended before in that they focus on what really... read more

Live Long and Prosper Seminar

Live Long and Prosper Seminar

Posted on 10th January 2017

The financial frontier? Haywards Heath IFA shows Generation X-ers how they can ‘Live Long and Prosper’   Reaching a ripe old age in financial security is one of the biggest challenges facing 40 – 60 something year olds. Labelled ‘Generation X’, this sandwich generation is feeling under pressure; still responsible for their adult children who are calling on the bank of mum and dad, while also often meeting care costs for elderly parents.   The... read more

Letter from Grayling re Rail Dispute

Letter from Grayling re Rail Dispute

Posted on 9th January 2017

Carolyn Fairbairn Director General CBI Dear Carolyn, 6 January 2017 We are writing to you ahead of further disruption due to industrial action by the ASLEF and RMT unions, which will severely affect Southern services next week (10,11 and 13 January). We want to explain to you what the government is doing to try to bring to an end the planned strikes. These strikes have been prompted by trade union claims that drivers pressing the button to close the... read more

VAT Specialist Appointed at Carpenter Box

VAT Specialist Appointed at Carpenter Box

Posted on 9th January 2017

VAT Specialist Appointed at Carpenter Box   Dan Hobbs has been appointed as an Associate in the Tax Services Group at Sussex-based chartered accountants and chartered tax advisers, MHA Carpenter Box.   Dan’s accountancy career spans 14 years. Having trained in accountancy he went on to specialise in tax, so is both a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Adviser.   As a new member of the firm’s Tax Advisory team, Dan will provide... read more

David Mellor’s Top Ten Business Stories

David Mellor’s Top Ten Business Stories

Posted on 5th January 2017

TEN TOP INSPIRING BUSINESS STORIES FOR THE NEW YEAR   Sussex business guru David Mellor is planning to help budding entrepreneurs and business owners make good on their New Year resolutions, as he visits the Koorana Centre in Ardingly next week – 13 January.   The accomplished business mentor, lecturer and author, is giving a talk entitled ‘Ten Top Inspiring Stories’ to help existing and aspiring entrepreneurs build a game plan for... read more

New Year Resolutions from Ten2Two

New Year Resolutions from Ten2Two

Posted on 5th January 2017

Here at Ten2Two Sussex we can’t believe that Christmas is behind us (only 350+ more days to go!).  So New Year, New Start, New Business?  Here’s some New Year Resolutions for your business to kick-start the year with fresh eyes…   Keep your staff happy January is one of the worst months for absenteeism and the cost to business is huge with stress continuing to be an on-going problem.  Ok, so you could add gym membership to your employee... read more

Festive Bake Off from Brokers

Festive Bake Off from Brokers

Posted on 4th January 2017

Bennett Christmas lived up its name this month by hosting a Festive Bake Off and raising funds for charity at the same time. During December 18 members of staff from the Burgess Hill-based insurance group battled it out to win the title and take home the golden spoon. Taking on the role of judge for the final this week was Burgess-Hill master baker, Mia Taggart, better known as The Little Cake Fairy who has supplied cakes to Zoe Ball and Dame Vera... read more

Exercise Your Figures

Exercise Your Figures

Posted on 4th January 2017

New Years Resolution – Exercise Your Figures I suggest that your accounts need exercising as much as you do. This starts with putting in quality figures fit for purpose. And ends with the ability to work the figures so they demonstrate and clarify things for you, helping you make better decisions. Look on them as more than simply keeping Companies House and HMRC happy. Put them through a workout for your benefit! Gross... read more

Art Project for the Green Circle

Art Project for the Green Circle

Posted on 3rd January 2017

  NEW PUBLIC ART TRAIL   Burgess Hill Town Council, in conjunction with Mid Sussex District Council, Burgess Hill Local History Society and the Friends of Burgess Hill Green Circle Network, is creating a new art trail to enhance public enjoyment of the Green Circle Network, a series of footpaths, cycle tracks and bridleways linking green spaces around the town.   The exciting project will see five original pieces of art work commissioned... read more

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"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

""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)

"“Sutton Winson have been members of the BHBPA for around 7 years. We have found it a great way to keep in touch with Burgess Hill businesses and to meet with likeminded people. It’s not just another “networking” group, as it tackles the real issues and gets things done”"

Bruce Millington, Manager
(Sutton Winson Ltd)

"“We have been members of BHBPA from its inception, and seen the organisation steadily grow and expand into the dynamic entity it is today, bringing positive benefits to all its members.""

Peter Hook, Manager
(Computer Systems Engineers)