News (May 2017)

Academy Hosts Marathon

Academy Hosts Marathon

Posted on 31st May 2017

Marathon Weekend Hits New Highs The Burgess Hill Academy once again hosted the start of the Burgess Hill part of the Mid Sussex Marathon when Mid Sussex was awash with runners over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend as over 1,500 people took part in the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend. The event, now in its sixth year, saw the highest ever number of entries since it began in 2012. The 3-day Marathon Weekend covered roads, trails, footpaths and fields in... read more

BH Cricket News

BH Cricket News

Posted on 31st May 2017

Senior cricket Tables – Fixtures First XI – lost by five wickets at Preston Nomads. Kevin Ramsay struck 97 runs in Hill’s first innings total of 189-7. Hill looked to be set to secure a first win of the season as Nomads slipped to 10-3 early but they recovered to seal a comfortable win by five wickets with over three overs spare. Report. Second XI – lost to Glynde by 70 runs. Wickets were shared as Glynde put the Hill bowlers... read more

Thanks from the Hospice

Thanks from the Hospice

Posted on 31st May 2017

We only look a little wet!  It’s a good job we did not wait until after the tournament to take the photos! As I have said many times, the hospice is incredibly grateful to BHBPA for all its support of the hospice. The BHBiz Awards was such a fun event and to have raised £2,500 was phenomenal amount of money. We  included all the sponsorship money that I think Estie is sorting out? We often get asked how the money is spent and I thought you... read more

Sussex Chamber Seminar

Sussex Chamber Seminar

Posted on 31st May 2017

Using Documentary Letters of Credit, Drafts and Bills – The King’s Centre – Burgess Hill – Monday 12 June  2017 0930 – 1600   Letters of Credit are very important tools for those trading internationally as they can offer security of payment to exporters and a guarantee of shipment to importers. They are becoming more widely used in current global economic conditions.   Many organisations experience problems... read more

Sussex Living June

Sussex Living June

Posted on 30th May 2017

Monthly Update Sussex Living June 2017   As the Summer season starts, it’s time to prepare the picnic hampers, cut up the cucumber and hang up the bunting.   This issue is packed full of local Summer fairs and events for you to visit, the team here at Sussex Living are looking forward to seeing if they can strike it lucky in the tombola! Have a look from page 76 to find the fairs, fetes and events near you.   On page 54 we have some... read more

Footgolf raises over £2,200 for Hospice

Footgolf raises over £2,200 for Hospice

Posted on 24th May 2017

Many thanks to all those of you who braved the elements and played Footgolf  at Mid Sussex Golf Club last Thursday . It was fabulous to see the turnout and by all accounts everyone had a good time, if a little wet after the game! I know Lee from MSGC was delighted to see so many players.   The total raised, including the auction, is £2,210! It is a fantastic amount to have raised and a big thank you to all of those who donated so generously... read more

Triathlon to support medical research

Triathlon to support medical research

Posted on 24th May 2017

Hi All   I am not sure if you are all aware, but in July 2016, my 24 year old daughter Zara Christmas, who had suffered from Wilsons Disease since diagnosis in December 2009, had a rapid deterioration and ultimately organ failure rendering her liver useless. Kings College Hospital liver department successfully carried out an urgent liver transplant on 15th August 2016. Although this was a terrible shock to us all, I am so thankful to the team at... read more

Great Fun at Q Leisure

Great Fun at Q Leisure

Posted on 24th May 2017

It is almost certainly true to say that everyone who came to Q Leisure for the event on Tuesday would have gone away happy, if only because they had tried doing something new. There were 34 of us in all who took part. We signed our lives away in insurance terms online before being divided into three teams for the events. Team 3, or the best team as I like to refer to them, included some highly skilled people and seemed likely to dominate the team... read more

Funding Plea from The Gattons

Funding Plea from The Gattons

Posted on 23rd May 2017

To Whom it May Concern   You may have heard that schools in West Sussex are facing dramatic budget cuts.  As a result of this, our school (The Gattons Infant School in Burgess Hill) are finding it very difficult to find money to provide basic resources for our children.  Every class in our school use an Interactive Whiteboard – these are crucial to the delivery of lessons and as a tool for children to use to further their learning.  However,... read more

New Online Accounting Package at Keepers

New Online Accounting Package at Keepers

Posted on 23rd May 2017

A leading Sussex based accounting company has announced that it is now using revolutionary online based accounting software package in order to help its clients more easily manage their book-keeping and accounts and keep a better track of their financial position.   Keepers Accountancy based in Sussex has today announced that they have future-proofed their accounting software packages for their clients by moving to an award winning online accounting... read more

Art D’Signs is 40 in June

Art D’Signs is 40 in June

Posted on 23rd May 2017

Burgess Hill Company shows no signs of slowing down One of Burgess Hill’s  most established companies, Art D’Signs, is celebrating four decades in business next month.   Established in June 1977, the organisation has since become one of the most successful sign-writing and production companies in Sussex. Yet despite its long history in Burgess Hill, it shows no signs of ageing.   Graham Harriott and Steve Wick, who run Art D’Signs... read more

Hamsva looking for Offices

Hamsva looking for Offices

Posted on 23rd May 2017

As part of the Burgess Hill redevelopment  HAMSVA will have to vacate our office premises in Martlet Heights.  Initially when we took our lease the indication was that this building formed phase 3 of the redevelopment and it was likely we would be able to stay for 2 years, our current understanding is that they are moving the development phases around and we are likely to have to vacate by October 2017.   I wondered if you are aware of any... read more

The Shark focuses the mind at BITE

The Shark focuses the mind at BITE

Posted on 23rd May 2017

The ‘Shark’ focuses the mind at BITE!   Who better to speak at the BITE 2017 event in Brighton than one of the world’s most famous ‘sharks’?   Marnus Broodryk stars in ‘Shark Tank’ – the South African equivalent of Dragon’s Den – and took centre stage at BITE 2017, hosted by Sussex-based MHA Carpenter Box at the Amex Stadium, and provided a fascinating insight into the mind of a highly successful entrepreneur.   Marnus... read more

T20 Blast is Back

T20 Blast is Back

Posted on 22nd May 2017

Summer’s biggest hit is back – NatWest T20 Blast! Blast is back! NatWest T20 Blast cricket is returning to The 1st Central County Ground from July. Sussex Sharks begin their NatWest T20 Blast campaign at Arundel Castle on Sunday 9th July when they take on Glamorgan as part of The Rathbones Arundel Festival of Cricket, before returning to Hove for their first floodlit fixture of the tournament against Hampshire on Wednesday 12th July. But hurry,... read more

New Marketing Suite at Keymer DG

New Marketing Suite at Keymer DG

Posted on 22nd May 2017

Keymer Double Glazing are delighted to announce the opening of their brand new, state-of-the-art Marketing Suite at their Victoria Road premises. The new Marketing Suite will run in conjunction with their already established showroom based in Burgess Hill and will allow Keymer to showcase a wider range of their product offering. To celebrate, Keymer are holding two open day events, one on the 26th May from 9am specifically for local businesses and... read more

Staff Wanted for SoE Show

Staff Wanted for SoE Show

Posted on 22nd May 2017

Catering/Events Staff required for South of England Show   First Recruitment Services, recent sponsors at the BHBPA BHBiz Awards, have the pleasure once again in supplying catering and events staff to the busy South of England Show, held at Ardingly Showground between the 8th and 10th of June.   The majority of these roles are catering based such as general waiting, plate service, barista’s, clearing tables, and working on the tills. Many... read more

Footgolf at MSGC

Footgolf at MSGC

Posted on 18th May 2017

Yesterday a group of almost one hundred people were due to meet at MSGC to play a new game called FootGolf in order to raise money for our favourite charity, St Peter & St James Hospice. The weather deteriorated during the day, much to the organiser’s distress, and by the time it came to start it had been raining for two hours and showed no sign of stopping.  We met there early to get a photo of a cheque presentation to the hospice from... read more

Coast to Capital Funding Escalator

Coast to Capital Funding Escalator

Posted on 18th May 2017

Coast to Capital Funding Escalator Expands Offering to Include Short-term Trade Finance West Sussex businesses now have a further funding stream open to them, thanks to a new loan scheme made available through the Coast to Capital Funding Escalator. The Coast to Capital Trade Finance Loan Scheme is part of a series of funding initiatives to support high growth companies that can impact positively on the economic prosperity of the Coast to Capital... read more

Welcome Paper Plus!

Welcome Paper Plus!

Posted on 17th May 2017

PAPER PLUS   Paper Plus is a family run business, located in the Victoria Business Estate, Burgess Hill. We have been operating for over 17 years, with a loyal customer base, predominantly supplying schools in the Sussex/Surrey area. We pride ourselves on our customer service, value for money and overall friendly experience. You may not know, but we actually have a Trade Counter, where businesses in the local area can just pop in for all their... read more

BHCC News

BHCC News

Posted on 17th May 2017

Burgess Hill Cricket Club Newsletter 16 May 2017 #69 Senior cricket Tables – Fixtures First XI – The 1s had a tough game against Chichester Priory Park with Dan Rapson’s 5 wickets being the highlight – Scorecard Second XI – An inexperienced young team lost to Buxted Park in a close encounter – Scorecard & Report. Third XI –  The 3s played Preston Nomads but again came off second best against an older and... read more

Summer Job Wanted

Summer Job Wanted

Posted on 17th May 2017

Hi Peter   Sam is the son of a friend of mine, and is studying International Politics at University. He would very much like to do a summer placement somewhere in the area where he could gain experience of international trade. (last summer he had a  placement at Avtrade).  Sam’s CV is here   Please could you share this with BHBPA members to see if anyone might be interested in taking him on? He will be available roughly mid-June... read more

Search for a Star Competition

Search for a Star Competition

Posted on 17th May 2017

Good afternoon,   I was interested to find out if any of your members would like to get involved in The Martlets Shopping Centre’s Search For A Star competition?   This is an annual talent competition now in it’s fourth year with a cash prize for the winner. This year it’s happening on 17th June and will be hosted by Hayley from the More FM breakfast show.   If any of your members would like to get involved, they will need to... read more

BC Highlights Risk Reduction Programme

BC Highlights Risk Reduction Programme

Posted on 16th May 2017

NHS ransomeware attack is red flag for business,warns mid-Sussex insurance expert   The NHS ransomware attack should be seen as a wakeup call for businesses to train staff in basic cyber security, irrespective of their sector or size, a leading mid-Sussex insurance consultant said today (Tuesday).   Within hours of the WannaCry malware being detonated on Friday, hospitals and GP surgeries were reporting cancellations and delays. By the close... read more

News From IEP Financial

News From IEP Financial

Posted on 16th May 2017

Top things to know about Buy To let Mortgages If you were thinking about a buy to let mortgage. Here are a few things you need to consider. click here. Life insurance, what you need to know! -Life insurance is traditionally purchased to cover debts, cover a mortgage or to provide some form of family protection. -Having someone else rely on you financially makes it even more important to have a form of life insurance in place. -Several considerations... read more

Offer from Heights Health & Fitness

Offer from Heights Health & Fitness

Posted on 16th May 2017

We would like to advertise our Gravity Total Gym in the newsletter so that it can be reached by lots of people across the business community who may not know about us.   We are offering a Free Taster session to show people the equipment, and this is something that works. Great way to tone up, build strength and lose inches from tummy and waist.   This is the leaflet we are giving out, so please take a look at it.   If you wish to try... read more

Your Invite to the CT Summer Ball

Your Invite to the CT Summer Ball

Posted on 16th May 2017

I am writing to you from Community Transport Sussex, who you may know as Bluebird Community Transport. Bluebird has now merged with two other local community transport operators to create Community Transport Sussex, providing long term financial sustainability to be able to help more people within our community.   I am sure you are aware of the work we do, but I will just remind you briefly. We cover Mid Sussex, Horsham District and Crawley to... read more

Message from National Cyber Security Centre

Message from National Cyber Security Centre

Posted on 16th May 2017

MESSAGE FROM NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY CENTRE (NCSC):   Since the global coordinated ransomware attack on thousands of private and public sector organisations across dozens of countries on Friday, there have been no sustained new attacks of that kind.  But it is important to understand that the way these attacks work means that compromises of machines and networks that have already occurred may not yet have been detected, and that existing infections... read more

Sustainable Travel Event

Sustainable Travel Event

Posted on 16th May 2017

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Promote Your Business Locally

Promote Your Business Locally

Posted on 11th May 2017

A request from London Meed School – Promote your business in time for the summer Holidays   Our Summer Fair is on the Saturday 24th June and we are putting together a program for the event. Our events are very successful and raise vital funds for our school, this year we are hoping to raise funds to help with the new KS1 playground project.   We have advertising space available, either a half page (A6) for £20 or a full page (A5)... read more

BHBiz – Well Worth It

BHBiz – Well Worth It

Posted on 10th May 2017

The BHBiz Awards Night was nearly upon us as the organisers met up at the Amex Stadium at 3pm on Friday afternoon. We assumed we would easily be able to complete the setting up process and have time to spare before the Drinks Reception at 6.15. Paul Shearing parked the car at the foot of the West Stand entrance and almost before we were even out of the car we had been warned by security that we couldn’t leave the car there. We unloaded and came... read more

Timeline for Sustainable Travel Event

Timeline for Sustainable Travel Event

Posted on 10th May 2017

Agenda Sustainable Travel Event – 13/6/17 16:30    Registration – refreshments and networking 17:00    Introduction – Louise Downey, Sustainable Business Network Event background and aims, introduction to speakers and event partners. 17:10 Welcome – Councillor Gary Marsh, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Property, Mid Sussex District Council 17:20    Incorporating Sustainability in the Burgess Hill Regeneration –... read more

Who Won the Trophies?

Who Won the Trophies?

Posted on 10th May 2017

BHBiz Awards – The Winners 2017   Bright Star                                –     James Stringer, Bio Productions Charity Champion                   –     Mike Oliver, Mike Oliver Associates Invaluable Star                         –     Olga Cepukoit- Kulmatytska, Bio Productions Community Champion           –      PVL UK... read more

BHBiz – the Video

BHBiz – the Video

Posted on 10th May 2017

You can now watch the video of much of the BHBiz Event at the Amex last Friday, and re-run those magic moments of the evening which took your fancy. Paul Noble has produced five sections of the evening so far, but is hoping to get time to get it all done as soon as possible. The five video sections are here ... read more

Mike Oliver – Charity Champion

Mike Oliver – Charity Champion

Posted on 9th May 2017

Biking IFA is ‘Charity Champion’ A local independent financial adviser has been recognised for his exceptional commitment to charity at the inaugural BHBiz Awards.   Mike Oliver, of Mike Oliver Associates, won the ‘Charity Champion’ award at the event, which was hosted by the Burgess Hill Business Parks Association (BHBPA) and highlighted outstanding business accomplishments in the local area.   Judges Gordon Reay, Grant Ashley,... read more

Kingston Smith Shortlisted

Kingston Smith Shortlisted

Posted on 8th May 2017

Kingston Smith shortlisted for Consultancy of the Year at the UK-India Awards 2017 Kingston Smith, the top 20 firm of chartered accountants and business advisers with an office in Redhill, is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for Consultancy of the Year at the UK-India Awards 2017. The UK-India Awards, organised by London-based media house, India Inc, celebrate the partnership between the UK and India, recognising companies who make... read more

Bennett Christmas, Winning Workplace at BHBiz

Bennett Christmas, Winning Workplace at BHBiz

Posted on 8th May 2017

‘Winning Workplace’ for Burgess Hill insurers Bennett Christmas Insurance Brokers scored a victory last week as it took home an award at the inaugural BHBiz Awards, which recognise outstanding achievements in the local business community.   The insurance company beat off stiff competition to be named ‘Winning Workplace’ at the event, which was staged by the Burgess Hill Business Parks Association (BHBPA).   Judges Gordon Reay,... read more

Business ‘Stars’ Shine at First BHBiz Awards

Business ‘Stars’ Shine at First BHBiz Awards

Posted on 8th May 2017

Business ‘Stars’ shine at first BHBIZ Awards   Burgess Hill businesses came together for an awards ceremony with a difference on Friday.   Launched by the Burgess Hill Business Parks Association (BHBPA), the inaugural BHBiz Awards wasn’t about profits and order books – but the people behind them. Across eight categories, judges recognised the achievements of employees from the top to the bottom of organisations for their contribution... read more

Craft Beer Evening at Quench

Craft Beer Evening at Quench

Posted on 8th May 2017

In Association with  The Kiln Brewery THURSDAY 15TH JUNE, 5:30PM QUENCH BAR, 2-4 Church Road, Burgess Hill FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES Keeping it all local, we are proud to be hosting this evening event.  We’ll provide – free of charge – a chance to sample some fantastic locally brewed beer along with food, and of course an opportunity to meet the Keepers team. Bring your questions to Keepers for help with current and future issues Bring a friend... read more

Event at Q Leisure May 23rd

Event at Q Leisure May 23rd

Posted on 4th May 2017

A new and different event has been added to the BHBPA calendar. On May 23rd, the guys at QLeisure have offered us a slot at 4pm to try our hands at two rather different sports, ie Assault Rifles and Axe Throwing.  Yes, you did read that right, and perhaps, like me, you thought it was a joke, but if you go onto their website you will find details of this sport … “we’ll take you through step by step until you are throwing with confidence... read more

New Partners at Kingston Smith

New Partners at Kingston Smith

Posted on 4th May 2017

Kingston Smith, the top 20 firm of chartered accountants and business advisers with an office in Redhill, is pleased to announce the promotions of Ian Matthews and Guy Richardson to partner. Ian and Guy both started at Kingston Smith as ACA trainees in September 2005. Over the last decade, Redhill-based Ian has advised owner-managed businesses across a wide range of sectors, using his expertise to help clients achieve their personal and professional... read more

Welcome to Travel Counsellors

Welcome to Travel Counsellors

Posted on 4th May 2017

Travel Counsellors is a business that has been around for over 20 years. It’s a network of over 1600 travel professionals around the world who have worked in travel and gained a lot of experience through travelling themselves and selling holidays and dealing with their customers and getting to know their specific travel needs. With the support of central contracts with airlines (from low cost like Easyjet or Monarch  to scheduled carriers including... read more

Wellesley Golf Day

Wellesley Golf Day

Posted on 2nd May 2017

Dear Peter, I’m emailing regarding our 7th annual charity golf day at Mannings Heath Golf Club on Tuesday 18th July 2017. Last year’s charity golf day we raised over £9000 for the Wellesley Charitable Foundation. Charities recently supported by the Foundation include Epilepsy Lifestyle, Children with Cancer, Whoopsadaisy, Chestnut Tree House, Amaze and Hope in the Valley This year we are playing the prestigious Championship Waterfall Course.... read more

BHCC Report

BHCC Report

Posted on 2nd May 2017

Senior cricket Tables – Fixtures First XI – Hill beat Haywards Heath in the first round of the Gray-Nicholls T20 Cup. Following a Kevin Ramsay half century Hill set 123-5 from their 20 overs. Heath were in the game until the last when a Joe Maskell (pictured) hatrick won the game for Hill in the final over. Report. Second XI – lost to Ifield II in the preliminary round of the Gray-Nicholls T20 Cup. Hill bowled first and despite an excellent... read more

Sussex Chamber Course at TKC

Sussex Chamber Course at TKC

Posted on 2nd May 2017

Classification of Goods – Using Commodity and Tariff Codes – The King’s Centre – Burgess Hill – Thursday 11 May  2017 0930 – 1230   The classification of goods using commodity and tariff codes is fundamental for customs compliance, establishing correct duty rates, origin of goods, intrastat, export control and many other customs procedures. It is the legal responsibility of the exporter or importer to apply... read more

Sussex Living May Update

Sussex Living May Update

Posted on 2nd May 2017

Monthly Update Sussex Living May 2017     With the sun finally coming out of hiding, it’s time to appreciate the great outdoors with the added benefit of topping up on some vitamin D. Here at Sussex Living we are thoroughly enjoying the sights and sounds of Spring in full swing.   We have a wealth of flora in this month’s issue, from local open gardens, where you can see some beautiful blooms whilst raising some much needed funds... 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)

"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)