News (April 2017)

Young Man Seeks Work

Young Man Seeks Work

Posted on 27th April 2017

Here is a request for work from a lad who has a learning disability. Ideally he would like to work with cars. He contacted me by phone and then sent me this message:- Hi Peter,   From the age of three to nineteen I studied at Chailey Heritage these following subjects — Maths, Science, French, English and Food technology. I was also awarded a certificate for swimming and horse-riding.   I then studied art at Treloar Collage, which included —... read more

Fairy Tale End for Hillians

Fairy Tale End for Hillians

Posted on 27th April 2017

Fairy Tale End At The Green Elephants As Hill Beat The Drop By David Marriott Burgess Hill Town picked up a miraculous 2-1 victory to remain in the Ryman Premier Division. Merstham thought they had the last say with an 88th-minute equaliser, but a 98th-minute winner from Sam Fisk saved the Hillians from the drop. The Hillians needed to win the game and for one of the four teams above them to lose in order for them to survive. Ian Chapman chose an... read more

Introducing Action Studio

Introducing Action Studio

Posted on 27th April 2017

INTRODUCING ACTION STUDIO   Do you need an injection of creativity to turbo-charge your marketing?   Many local businesses would be familiar with Action Press, an established name in the printing industry and one that has been synonymous with Burgess Hill since 1975.   But have you come across Action Studio yet? As a relatively new kid on the block, this growing design division of the Action Group is built on the same foundation of... read more

A Grand Tour for Raffle Prizes

A Grand Tour for Raffle Prizes

Posted on 27th April 2017

As Coordinator of the BHBPA I spent most of Wednesday travelling around to collect raffle prizes for the BHBiz Awards Event next Friday. It was a great way to get out into businesses. I was made welcome at at least seven different companies during my rounds. I called Tony Cottey at the County Ground in Hove before leaving home and discovered that he was in the gym working out. I was able to go over to the busy County Ground and pick up the 2016 Championship... read more

Sussex CCC Updates

Sussex CCC Updates

Posted on 26th April 2017

If you haven’t seen the news already, last week we were delighted to announce that all three of our Royal London One-Day Cup group matches, taking place at The 1st Central County Ground, will be FREE entry for Under-18’s (U14’s must be accompanied by a paying adult).There will be activities ran throughout the day including the Shark pit with our Sussex Cricket Foundation coaches! Tickets are available in advance online or from the Club... read more

BHCC News

BHCC News

Posted on 26th April 2017

Burgess Hill Cricket Club Newsletter 25 April 2017 #66 Senior cricket Hill played a pre-season friendly against Ansty at the weekend. Ansty batted first making 170-5 in 40 overs, Dan Rapson with two wickets. In response early wickets killed the game as a contest as Hill ended 140-9. Hugh Warmisham top scored with 35 not out. Report.   Youth cricket Girls Under 15 – played St Peters in the Lady Taverners Cup. St Peters scored an impressive 123-3,... read more

Preview Course on LinkedIn

Preview Course on LinkedIn

Posted on 26th April 2017

Perhaps you are wondering why there is so much fuss about LinkedIn and why you would want to ‘connect’ with people. The truth is…it has fast become the most powerful professional way for you to demonstrate your expertise and the credibility of your staff and your company. Think about it – people are more likely to search for you now on LinkedIn than on your website. And you might have noticed a significant change to LinkedIn recently –... read more

Bellweather Sussex?

Bellweather Sussex?

Posted on 20th April 2017

Contrary to general misconception, East and West Sussex are not so true blue that you simply weigh the Tory votes, even if that is the picture in large rural stretches along the South Downs. In 2015, it was the loss of the two seats of Eastbourne and Lewes by the Lib Dems to the Conservatives that helped bolster David Cameron’s wafer-thin majority. Brighton and Hove – the single largest mass of population in the county – boasts Westminster’s... read more

Vacancy at Aureo Group

Vacancy at Aureo Group

Posted on 20th April 2017

Aureo Group, the interior landscaping and office refreshments company based in Burgess Hill, have a full time vacancy for a plant technician and operations person. This opportunity involves visiting client premises throughout London and the South East for both initial installation of plant displays and ongoing monthly maintenance visits. The candidate will need to be physically fit and strong, as well as willing and motivated – with good communication... read more

Brighton Promoted

Brighton Promoted

Posted on 19th April 2017

The din of delight which went up at the final whistle here, as joyful supporters spilled out from all sides on to the turf, was cathartic. Brighton & Hove Albion can finally consign all those nightmarish memories of uncertainty to history. They can forget the seasons of homelessness after the shameful sale of the Goldstone Ground, years of soul‑destroying 70-mile commutes to home games in Gillingham, and even draw a line under the regular,... read more

Hughton For Labour Leader?

Hughton For Labour Leader?

Posted on 19th April 2017

Here’s an idea for the Labour Party, though it might not go down well in Brighton. Why not give left-leaning Chris Hughton a bell? After all, with promotion to the Premier League secured, he is notionally free until June 8. He knows how to run a campaign, how to build a team, how to harness the talents of those around him. And he deals in pragmatic visions not woolly dreams about the great collective. Brighton do not play football with a grandiose... read more

Late Leveller Hurts Hillians

Late Leveller Hurts Hillians

Posted on 19th April 2017

Added Time Equaliser Hurts Hillians By Charlie Kelly Burgess Hill Town drew 1-1 in their Bank Holiday Monday derby with Worthing Town.Ian Chapman made four changes to Saturday’s  lineup. Toby Pointing and Will Miles replaced Leon Redwood and Pierre Hazet in midfield and Aaron Smith Joseph and Tyrell Richardson Brown replaced Pat and Lee Harding up – front. Richardson – Brown’s pace was causing Worthing’s back- four problems from... read more

Ladies Day at County Ground

Ladies Day at County Ground

Posted on 19th April 2017

Ladies Day is coming to The 1st Central County Ground with Guest Speaker Sally Kettle. Come and enjoy a two-course lunch on Thursday 23rd May on Day 3 of the Specsavers County Championship match against Durham, with Guest Speaker Sally Kettle, the first woman to have rowed across the Atlantic east-west, twice! This annual event is raising money for two local charities, RISE UK and Sussex Cricket Foundation. Spaces can be booked at £50 per person... read more

Alternative Funding Theme at BITE

Alternative Funding Theme at BITE

Posted on 19th April 2017

Alternative funding on the up Alternative funding options have proliferated in recent years, and will be a major theme at BITE 2017 (Business, Innovation, Technology and Efficiency) hosted by MHA Carpenter Box at the Amex Stadium, Brighton on Thursday 27 April. Andy Davis, former editor of FT Weekend and author of the ‘Beyond the Banks’ report on alternative finance, will be one of the industry experts forming an Alternative Funding panel at the... read more

BHBPA in The Argus

BHBPA in The Argus

Posted on 12th April 2017

Delighted to see the BHBPA in the Argus two days in a row – yesterday’s business section and in today’s ‘Youth in Action’. You can read the full article here. ... read more

Local Companies Help Solar Car Challenge

Local Companies Help Solar Car Challenge

Posted on 6th April 2017

Burgess Hill businesses send Ardingly students off to the races Burgess Hill Business Park Association (BHBPA) members have come together to support Ardingly students’ bid to win the World Solar challenge in 2019. Time 24 and Cirrus Laser are helping pupils from Ardingly College to build a state-of-the-art solar-powered vehicle, in the hope that it will drive them to first place in the Australian solar competition in two years’ time. Burgess Hill... read more

Ticket Sales Soar

Ticket Sales Soar

Posted on 6th April 2017

The gala evening for the BHBiz Awards is drawing ever nearer and ticket sales have risen to over 300 as of yesterday. Even Esther Dawson, the committee member in charge of sales, who was always optimistic about numbers attending, is surprised and delighted at the number of companies who have taken an interest and involved themselves in the event. Now the judges’ work has finished and their decisions have been made. The shortlists were published... read more

E-mpower.IT Sponsor BHRFC

E-mpower.IT Sponsor BHRFC

Posted on 6th April 2017

Nice Touch – for the local community E-mpower.IT are pleased to announce they have become sponsors of Burgess Hill Rugby Football Club, who are just a few minutes’ drive from where e-mpower.IT are based (Victoria Road Industrial Estate in Burgess Hill). Director, Jaffer Lokhandvala, announced, “I’m delighted that we are BHRFC new sponsors, it’s a first for us! Sponsoring the Rugby Club is a great opportunity for e-mpower.IT to be able to... read more

BHBiz Awards   –  The Shortlists

BHBiz Awards – The Shortlists

Posted on 6th April 2017

The eagerly awaited names of those shortlisted for an award in the BHBiz Awards are now known, and the winners will be announced at the gala dinner on May 5th at the Amex Stadium. We have now sold over 300 tickets for the event. If you want to buy tickets please email esther.dawson@bhbpa.co.uk  or click here The closing date for purchasing tickets is Thursday 27th April. The names of those shortlisted in each category, below, are in alphabetical... read more

Academy Production of ‘Cats’ in June

Academy Production of ‘Cats’ in June

Posted on 5th April 2017

Rehearsals are well under way for the BH Academy production of Cats. Students are rehearsing during lunchtimes and evenings after school and the Music Department is a buzz as the classrooms, rehearsal rooms and corridor is full of singing, chanting, strutting, dancing and practising being cats! From full company production numbers, small groups of specialist dancers to individual soloists, the show is beginning to take shape. After Easter we will... read more

Imperial War Museum Trip

Imperial War Museum Trip

Posted on 5th April 2017

Year 9 History students at The BH Academy visited the Imperial War Museum in London to support their learning of Twentieth Century World History and the Holocaust. Students participated in an extremely interesting and thought provoking study session on the Holocaust, which enabled them to focus on personal testimonies of the victims. This prepared them for the Holocaust exhibition which charted the different stages of the persecution, before finishing... read more

Claim R&D Tax Credits

Claim R&D Tax Credits

Posted on 5th April 2017

Recently, taking the UK by storm,  R&D Tax Credits are a tax incentive from the UK Government designed to encourage companies to invest in R&D.  They can reduce your tax bill or you can claim payable cash credits as a proportion of your R&D expenditure.  We’re here to make the process simple, providing a complete end-to-end service in claiming R&D tax credits on your behalf. You may be surprised what qualifies!    The starting... read more

Sussex Living April

Sussex Living April

Posted on 4th April 2017

Monthly Update Sussex Living April 2017     As we leap headfirst into Spring, with the blossoms appearing on trees and the evenings getting longer it’s the perfect time to stretch our legs and venture out into the scenic countryside. In this issue we feature two beautiful gardens to explore. Starting on p.24 Hanna Lindon takes in the views and horticulture at the exquisite Highdown and Birchanger Gardens, which may even give you some inspiration... read more

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"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)

"“We have been members of BHBPA from its inception, and seen the organisation steadily grow and expand into the dynamic entity it is today, bringing positive benefits to all its members.""

Peter Hook, Manager
(Computer Systems Engineers)

"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 Hon Nicholas Soames MP

"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)