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
"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."
"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. "
"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."
"“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.""