Posted on 30th March 2017
BHBPA member and photographer Paul Noble had an unforgettable experience recently, when he helped Dame Vera Lynn connect with her old school, Brampton Primary in East Ham, on her 100th birthday. Paul set up his equipment in Dame Vera’s sitting room and used Skype to broadcast her image to excited school children, who then had the chance to sing Happy Birthday, as well as cover versions of the Forces’ Sweetheart’s famous songs.
Over the years Paul has been a huge asset to the BHBPA through his tireless efforts with camera and video support for BHBPA events and websites. His generosity knows no bounds. He even came to the recent quiz in an unsuccessful effort to get the team into the medal places.
"“I have belonged to this group since I started my own business, Lea Graham Associates, in 1986. The association has been through several incarnations since then, but its most recent one, BHBPA, is by far the best.
It’s much more than just a networking group, although it is supremely good at that too. BHBPA is inclusive and friendly and acts like a mutual-support society. The events are stimulating, worthwhile and often great fun and I believe most members share this opinion.”"
"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."
"Regular, well organised events, excellent updates and information by email along with a warm welcome from the Chair and Coordinator are just some of the positives at BHBPA."
"“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! ” "