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 have belonged to this group since I started my own business, Lea Graham Associates, in 1986. The association has been through several incarnations since then, but its most recent one, BHBPA, is by far the best.
It’s much more than just a networking group, although it is supremely good at that too. BHBPA is inclusive and friendly and acts like a mutual-support society. The events are stimulating, worthwhile and often great fun and I believe most members share this opinion.”"
"The BHBPA is a fantastic hub for our business community to get together and catch up, discuss important local issues and connect new and interesting enterprises."
"“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”"
"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."