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
"“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! ” "
""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.""
"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."