Posted on 10th May 2017
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.
Welcome – Councillor Gary Marsh, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Property, Mid Sussex District Council
17:20 Incorporating Sustainability in the Burgess Hill Regeneration – Rachel Crisp, Programme Manager Burgess Hill Growth Area, Mid Sussex District Council
The redevelopment of Burgess Hill town centre promises to provide new jobs and attract new shoppers and visitors. Rachel will introduce the sustainable transport initiatives being explored to reduce the risk of congestion and improve the local environment. Followed by questions and answers.
17:40 Best Practice Business Case Study – Peter Lamb, Senior Manager – Scientific Pump Technology, Edwards Vacuum
Initiatives they have implemented to reduce car journeys, for example flexible working hours, cycle racks and showers, video conferencing. Practicalities, successes and challenges. Followed by questions and answers.
17:55 Wrap-up & Introduction to Exhibition Stands – Louise Downey
18:00 Refreshments, Networking & Opportunity to Visit Exhibition Stands
"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. "
"As MP for Mid Sussex I believe passionately in the importance of a vibrant local business community in order to create and sustain fantastic opportunities that enable people to meet their responsibilities, prosper and fulfil their potential. I am committed to collaborating with BHBPA and others to be an effective collective voice for Burgess Hill."
"“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”"
"“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.""