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 get an inside look into graphic design, as our own designers share their Education and career stories with us. Turn to page 24 to enjoy the whole feature.
We are very blessed to have so many fascinating local personalities living in beautiful Mid Sussex, including the eminent actress Judy Parfitt. Meeting with Lisa de Silva at her lovely home, Judy spoke candidly about her acting career and her role as ambassador for Dementia UK, a charity close to her heart. Do turn to page 57 to read the whole article. Thank you Judy for such an interesting interview.
Many thanks as well to Mike Lawn who so kindly let us use some of his stunning photographs of Judy and her toy poodle, Freddie in the article and for our front cover too. We are very grateful to Mike, whose work can be seen at www.mikelawn.com
Now for some housekeeping news: this will be my last issue for a little while, as I am off on maternity leave! Amidst feeds and burps, I will try to keep up with Sussex Living life, and will certainly miss everyone here. I am handing over to the lovely and very capable Cheryl Watkins, and of course all the usual brilliant team here at Sussex Living. Adios!
"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."
"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."
"“I can’t speak highly enough of the BHBPA. As a small local business we feel very much part of a community and thoroughly enjoy the annual exhibition and meetings throughout the year. Over the years we have built fantastic working relationships with many BHBPA members and every meeting and event offers us opportunities to work with more. This is networking at its best! ” "
"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. "