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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 makes an organisation tick – its people and its values, especially their contribution to the wider community in which they operate.

The BHBiz Awards Gala Dinner and Presentation Evening on Friday 5th May, 2017, in the Mayo Wynne Baxter Suite at The Amex Stadium in Brighton, is a chance to acknowledge and reward those businesses and staff who go the extra mile in making Mid Sussex a great place to live and work.

We warmly encourage you to get involved by:

  1. Submitting your nominations for the first BHBiz Awards
  2. Sponsoring one of the 10 Award categories
  3. Taking advantage of other sponsorship opportunities
  4. Buying a table of ten places for the Gala Dinner & Presentation Evening
  5. Buying individual tickets for the Gala Dinner & Presentation Evening

To nominate a company or person you think is deserving of an Award, please fill out the attached BHBiz Awards 2017 entry form and return it to  by Friday 10th March 2017.  Please note that nominations are limited to companies which are currently members of the BHBPA.

You can find a full list of categories for the Awards here.  There are 10 categories for which Awards will be made, eight of which will be judged from nominations received by a group of impartial and experienced business people from the local community.  The other two categories are special Awards, presented by the BHBPA Directors.

Sponsorship is available for each of the award categories. If you wish to sponsor a category, please email  as soon as possible.

Other sponsorships are also available through the same email address.

Tables of 10 are available for your staff, business colleagues and customers to attend the BHBiz Awards Gala Dinner & Presentation Evening at The Amex Stadium on Friday 5th May.  You can also buy individual tickets.  Prices are listed below.

To purchase tickets, please click here

Our special Awards Night will be a glittering evening of laughter (possibly a few tears) and exceptional networking.  It will include a Ridgeview drinks reception, red carpet arrival, three-course dinner with coffee, complimentary on-site parking, professional MC, guest speaker and the presentation of the inaugural BHBiz Awards.  It’s a night that’s bound to be talked about and certainly not to be missed!

Ticket prices for the BHBiz Awards Evening are as follows:-

Table of ten – £400

Individual Tickets – £45

For full details of sponsorship packages, please email

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Angela Gill, Managing Director
(Bio Productions Ltd)

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Judi Arditi, Director
(Travail Employment Group)

"The BHBPA is an energetic and vocal organisation that connects and empowers and informs the local business community acting as an effective conduit to local authority and other organisations. We are proud to be part of that community and the association."

Nick Broom, Managing Director
(PVL UK Ltd)

"As MP for Mid Sussex I believe passionately in the importance of a vibrant local business community in order to create and sustain fantastic opportunities that enable people to meet their responsibilities, prosper and fulfil their potential. I am committed to collaborating with BHBPA and others to be an effective collective voice for Burgess Hill."

Mims Davies MP, Member of Parliament for Mid Sussex