News: 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 yesterday and can be seen here in an article below or on the website. The judges, Gordon Reay, Economic Development Advisor at MSDC, Jacqui Landriani, the current Town Mayor of Burgess Hill and Grant Ashley, until recently MD of ILG, have done a fantastic job for the BHBPA. They told us how impressed they were with the number and quality of submissions for the awards.

For those many who submitted a nomination but did not get to be shortlisted, I can only offer our thanks that you took the time and effort to join in with this new venture and support the BHBPA. No doubt there will be another chance to show your appreciation of a colleague or company in the future.

We hope to see you there on FRIDAY 5th MAY 2017, from 6.15 at The Amex Stadium, Brighton.

It promises to be an excellent evening of good company, good food, some Ridgeview wine and lovely surroundings, with the chance to celebrate some of those terrific people who work so well among us every day. It will, above all, be fun, and show exactly what the BHBPA is about. The two bars will be open all evening from 6.15 until late. Come and join us in celebrating the best of business in Mid Sussex. Tickets still available from esther.dawson@bhbpa.co.uk

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Testimonials

"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)

"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

""BHBPA is a really well organised and run group, great for networking and benefitting from knowledgeable local speakers with real business insight. Peter brings enthusiasm and humour which helps drive the association forward. I am glad to be part of it.""

Dave Farmer, German Translator
(Dave Farmer & Co)

"“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”"

Bruce Millington, Manager
(Sutton Winson Ltd)