News (February 2017)

Welcome to Ebiss Ltd

Welcome to Ebiss Ltd

Posted on 28th February 2017

EBISS LTD – The Behind The Scenes Savior! Anyone who has attended a conference or exhibition will know that these events can be a fantastic tool in which to highlight a company product or service. However, these trade fairs and the pre-planning required, can prove to be stressful for those that are exhibiting. Firstly, you need to ensure that your literature, giveaways and stand are all packed appropriately and arrive at the event intact. If... read more

Sponsor Hurst Festival

Sponsor Hurst Festival

Posted on 28th February 2017

Hurst Festival seeks sponsor for innovative community project   Since its inception 13 years ago, Hurst Festival has grown into one of the best arts festivals in Sussex. Our aim is to celebrate every aspect of art and culture as a means of strengthening ties within the village and surrounding areas.   Create a concert from scratch sponsorship   As part of this year’s Festival, we want to create a very special project in partnership... read more

Sussex Living March

Sussex Living March

Posted on 28th February 2017

Monthly Update Sussex Living Mar 2017   Thanks for picking up the March issue of Sussex Living Magazine, we do hope you enjoy reading it.   It’s a lovely big issue this month, full of great articles and interesting reads. Our ever-popular education feature covers the world of internships, with Sasha Kanal meeting one intern who has been working with the same company for five years and is now settled into his own role there.   We also... read more

Theatre Club needs home

Theatre Club needs home

Posted on 23rd February 2017

“Looking for a space to rent or take on a short term lease for larger performances, on behalf of BH theatre club. This could turn into a medium term solution for all the local creative groups after the Martlets becomes unavailable and until a permenant replacement is built. Are there any potential units on the parks that we may be able to consider?” ... read more

Lease Car Deal for Business

Lease Car Deal for Business

Posted on 22nd February 2017

We have a lease car that is now surplus to requirements and we wondered if any of the businesses that are part of BHBPA would be interested in taking it on?  It would mean they could get a car on a shorter lease (the lease is fully transferable to a limited company) and they would not need to part with a large deposit.   The vehicle is a Hyundai Tucson Diesel, 1.7 CRDi Blue Drive SE Nav 5dr 2WD.  It is a lovely car on a maintained lease, with... read more

Packed House to Hear MSDC Leader

Packed House to Hear MSDC Leader

Posted on 22nd February 2017

The latest BHBPA Event took place on Monday this week at The Birch Hotel, where MSDC Leader Garry Wall was the guest speaker. As the distinctive smell of bacon and sausages began to appeal, so the numbers of members increased, and by the time breakfast and the first networking session were over, there were 50 people crowding all spaces trying to hear the message. The BHBPA Co-ordinator spoke first about the BHBiz Awards event on May 5th and the need... read more

Charity Ball for Oscar’s Wish Foundation

Charity Ball for Oscar’s Wish Foundation

Posted on 21st February 2017

I work with a local charity Oscar’s Wish Foundation.  I am helping to organise a ball for Oscar’s Wish Foundation and have attached a flyer with details of the ball. I was wondering if it is possible to send fellow members details of this along with details of how they can support the charity with the ball if they would like to do so as detailed below.   OWF is a local charity based in Buxted who support families who have suffered a bereavement... read more

New Website for Lea Graham

New Website for Lea Graham

Posted on 20th February 2017

Lea Graham crosses a new PR frontier… with a little help from its feline friend Sussex-based agency Lea Graham Associates has marked 30 years in business by significantly expanding its range of services to ‘boldly go beyond PR’. The new-look agency, which trailed the announcement with a series of social media posts featuring kooky cats by cartoonist James Mellor,  launched the services on Valentine’s Day (Feb 14) with a rebranded website,... read more

Young Guy Seeks Support for Peru

Young Guy Seeks Support for Peru

Posted on 20th February 2017

Local teenager seeks support and sponsorship for Volunteer trip to Peru   Luke Minett, age 15, is raising money to fund a volunteer trip to Peru in August 2018 to help provide life changing facilities for hundreds of people living in the poorest areas of the country. Arranged through Warden Park School and Camps International, this four week secondment will help build amenities for communities with no sanitation or water, and classrooms for children... read more

Encourage Improved Productivity

Encourage Improved Productivity

Posted on 20th February 2017

Encourage Improved Efficiency to Improve Productivity, says Ricardo Gosport-based Lean business specialists, Fedden USP, has recently commissioned a report entitled Productive Nation? which looks at how leading organisations define productivity – a key area of focus for many businesses in 2017. Global engineering and strategic, technical and environmental consultancy, Ricardo plc, which has a Technical Centre in Shoreham, West Sussex, made a valuable... read more

Town News in February

Town News in February

Posted on 16th February 2017

Dear Team Member On 31st January, Town Mayor Jacqui Landriani unveiled Burgess Hill’s first Blue Plaque, dedicated to the Norris Brothers and Donald Campbell C.B.E. The Plaque was generously sponsored by Burgess Hill District Lions Club. More than 60 years ago, the Norris Brothers engineering business of Burgess Hill was established in an office above the current T.S.B. bank in Church Walk. The plaque has been installed on the side of the building. Mid... read more

Quiz Night Returns

Quiz Night Returns

Posted on 16th February 2017

Sign up for the Quiz! It’s coming up to that time again when we meet at The Woolpack to find out just which company is the ‘brains’ of the Association.  In November Leap Environmental stole the title from St Peter & St James Hospice, while everybody’s favourites for the victory, the team from BHBPA, surprisingly floundered down around halfway in the pecking order! We have five teams signed up already –  MCL Telecom,... read more

Can You Help?

Can You Help?

Posted on 16th February 2017

We are looking for parent volunteers who can speak a foreign language. This would involve ideally one or two hours a week to help our French, German and Spanish year 11s practise their speaking, conversational and pronunciation skills. The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and the successful applicant must provide satisfactory references and will be subject to clearance by the Disclosure &... read more

Abcom Supports Hillians

Abcom Supports Hillians

Posted on 16th February 2017

Hillians extend relationship with sponsors ABCOM IT Solutions Burgess Hill Town FC have announced that ABCOM IT Solutions have extended the relationship with the club and have sponsored the back of the 1st team shirts.   Hillians General Manager, John Rattle, said: “ABCOM have been the clubs IT provider for the past year and have now expanded on their sponsorship, which is great news. “The club is playing at the highest standard it has... read more

MHA Carpenter Box Shortlisted

MHA Carpenter Box Shortlisted

Posted on 14th February 2017

MHA Carpenter Box Shortlisted in Prestigious Regional Awards   Sussex-based chartered accountants, tax and business advisers, MHA Carpenter Box, have been named as one of just three finalists in the Business of the Year category of the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2017.   MHA Carpenter Box Practice Director, Chris Coopey, is understandably thrilled with the news, commenting: “Being shortlisted for this prestigious award is very much a... read more

Singing IFA Hits the Right Notes

Singing IFA Hits the Right Notes

Posted on 13th February 2017

Singing IFA hits all the right notes   A party to celebrate 15 years of Mid-Sussex based independent financial advisers Mike Oliver Associates hit all the right notes on Thursday.   More than eighty guests, including Garry Wall, the Leader of Mid-Sussex District Council, joined founder Mike Oliver and team from the Haywards Heath office to toast the IFA, who delighted the audience by taking to the stage with his band OneTwoXL. A professional... read more

Qualifications at CSC for Free

Qualifications at CSC for Free

Posted on 9th February 2017

Central Sussex is currently offering employers a range of level 2 qualifications for FREE*, delivered via supported distance learning. Subjects include:   – Lean Organisation Management Techniques – Team Leading – Customer Service – Business Administration – Warehousing and Storage – Retail Operations – Equality and Diversity – Awareness of Mental Health Problems – Information, Advice or Guidance –... read more

New FD at MHA Carpenter Box

New FD at MHA Carpenter Box

Posted on 8th February 2017

New Financial Director Appointed at MHA Carpenter Box Ivan Fowlie has swapped a high-profile finance role in Germany to take up a senior appointment at MHA Carpenter Box, the Sussex-based chartered accountants, tax and business advisers. Ivan is joining MHA Carpenter Box as Financial Director, moving from information and communications company Ericsson in Germany where, as Head of Business Finance for Western & Central Europe, he was responsible... read more

Tickets for South Africa

Tickets for South Africa

Posted on 8th February 2017

Sussex County Cricket Club sent me this announcement … South Africa Tickets on sale Friday We are delighted to announce tickets for our 50 over fixture with the South Africa International Team go on general sale on Friday 10th February at 10am. This fixture is sure to be a sell out, so make sure you book your tickets well in advance to secure your place. There are also still limited hospitality spacing left for this fixture, with the Focus Group... read more

Tamara –  Entrepreneur of the Year

Tamara – Entrepreneur of the Year

Posted on 8th February 2017

Ridgeview CEO Tamara Roberts named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ in the South-East Dealmaker Awards FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 7th February 2017 Tamara Roberts, CEO of Ridgeview Wine Estate, was awarded ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the gala ceremony at the Copthorne Effingham Hotel near Gatwick. The 11th annual South East Dealmaker Awards aim to celebrate and recognise the achievements of the regions corporate finance community. Tamara Roberts... read more

March Expo from NET XP

March Expo from NET XP

Posted on 7th February 2017

The East Sussex National Expo on the 16th of March 2017 is lined up to be the biggest and the best event of the year from NET XP. With the invaluable support from the fantastic Uckfield FM, Hastings Shout and local businesses, this new, breath of fresh air business tradeshow has a more focused approach on the vital components that make up a business; the people themselves. This event, which relies on the support of local businesses, is unlike any... read more

About E-mpower.IT

About E-mpower.IT

Posted on 7th February 2017

E-mpower.IT is based on the Victoria Business Park in Burgess Hill, and have almost 20 year’s experience in the IT Support industry offering IT help and support to small to medium sized businesses in Sussex and the South East, particularly those that are intent on growing.  Our focus is on providing both great customer service and cost effective IT solutions to suit our customers’ budget. E-mpower.IT believe in: Listening to the needs and requirements... read more

Record Year for EAO

Record Year for EAO

Posted on 3rd February 2017

2016 was a record year for Human Machine Interfaces specialist EAO. The company based in Albert Drive, Burgess Hill has been awarded many new rail contracts to supply switch panels on new rolling stock for Cross Rail, Intercity Express and London Overground trains. Their products are designed and manufactured in the EAO factory in Switzerland and distributed  locally by EAO who have been in Burgess Hill for over 30 years. 2017 will continue this... read more

SPSJ Will Making Service

SPSJ Will Making Service

Posted on 3rd February 2017

St Peter & St James Hospice are running their Make a Will Month during April 2017.  They’ve partnered up with local solicitors to provide a free Will writing service in return for a donation to the hospice.   There are eight solicitors to choose from, based in Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Hassocks and Lewes and they will be offering their services free of charge, in lieu of a donation to the hospice. Recent studies have shown that about two... read more

Sussex Living Feb 17

Sussex Living Feb 17

Posted on 3rd February 2017

Monthly Update Sussex Living Feb 2017   Love is in the air… February is the time for Valentine’s and weddings!   Turn to page 15 to discover the most stylish groom looks gracing the aisles this year, from charcoal gray with pops of bright colour to tweed, check and wool suits, be inspired by this fashion savvy guide. We also take a look at wedding flash mobs – get your dancing shoes on and enjoy the show!   Ruth Lawrence spent... read more

Sponsor Local Cricket

Sponsor Local Cricket

Posted on 3rd February 2017

Burgess Hill Cricket Club Sponsorship BHCC are ideally located in St John’s Park close to the town centre of Burgess Hill. We are seeking further sponsorship partners to support our thriving cricket club, having secured shirt sponsors for our adult and junior sections. We have a number of sponsorship opportunities available for Summer 2017, including match ball and perimeter ground advertising. These will enable you to create brand awareness for... read more

“Deceased Mail”

“Deceased Mail”

Posted on 2nd February 2017

In 2016, amidst a flurry of celebrity deaths, the mortality rate in the UK increased by 5.4%, its highest rise for nearly 50 years. As a direct result, “Deceased mail” rates are also on the rise The number of pieces of direct mail sent to deceased people annually is set to cross the 200 million mark for the first time in 2017. John Mitchison, head of preference services, compliance & legal at the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), says that... read more

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"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)

"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)

"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)

"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. "

Angela Gill, Managing Director
(Bio Productions Ltd)