Posted on 30th March 2017
BHBPA director Susan Fleet acted as one of the judges of the Young Enterprise awards at the Martlets Hall last week. She’s been judging the competitionon behalf of the BHBPA for more than a decade, and is always impressed by the professionalism, entrepreneurship and talent on display.
The competition requires students to set up their own company, do their own book-keeping, create their own website, and complete many more business-related tasks.
Student presentations were judged by a panel of three: Susan, Sally Brown from Gatwick Diamond Business and Laura Klair from KPMG.
Competitors from Hurstpierpoint College, Warden Park Academy, Imberhorne School, Burgess Hill School, The College of Richard Collyer, Farlington School, Millais School, and Worth School took part in the event – with GlowB, a product designed by pupils at Hurstpierpoint College, winning the majority.
Susan said: “It was lovely to see Sussex youngsters thriving as entrepreneurs – Young Enterprise really gives them a great opportunity to learn about business from a young age. Judging from these competitors, it’s clear that Sussex business is looking towards a very bright future.”
"“Sutton Winson have been members of the BHBPA for around 7 years. We have found it a great way to keep in touch with Burgess Hill businesses and to meet with likeminded people. It’s not just another “networking” group, as it tackles the real issues and gets things done”"
"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."
"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."
"“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! ” "