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 of fun, friendly networking that will recognise people and businesses that we all admire in our community.
Nominations opened two weeks ago, and the BHBPA is looking for as many people as possible to throw their hat in the ring, or to put someone else forward.
If you need convincing, the Oscars are a useful reminder that there are numerous soft and hard benefits to entering and/or winning awards.
But that’s La La Land… what’s it got to do with the real world? Well, although BHBiz might not have the same instant recognition (and don’t expect a $200,000 nominee gift bag, including personalised M&Ms), they represent a fantastic opportunity to boost business and get your name out there.
The application process has been designed to be as simple and efficient as possible. It only takes minutes to enter, and yet the payoff could potentially be seriously beneficial.
Even if your company is a sponsor, why not consider entering one or more of the other categories?
If your business or a colleague has done something impressive – why not shout about it? Our judges want to find people who truly deserve each award, so no application will go to waste.
""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.""
"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."
"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 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."