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 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."
"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. "
"Since joining BHBPA we have found it to be a dynamic and vibrant members’ organisation, with excellent, regular and informative meetings.
Peter Liddell does a first class job in ensuring that members’ interests are aired and addressed.
"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."