News (July 2017)

Educational Opportunities at Asphaleia

Educational Opportunities at Asphaleia

Posted on 19th July 2017

Educational opportunities for 14-18 year olds at asphaleia Do you know young people who struggle with learning and have low attendance? We understand learning is complex and that the school environment does not always suit every young person. We believe that it is important that all young people are given a second chance to achieve and reach their full potential. To find out more about our school aged provision please contact us. We currently have... read more

Micky Quinn at Boundary Club Event

Micky Quinn at Boundary Club Event

Posted on 19th July 2017

Where Cricket Meets…Football – Thursday 20th July Deadline day is upon us, you have until 10am on Monday 17th July to book your place! This evening charity event starts at 6:30pm, we will be sitting for dinner at 7:30pm. So why not come and enjoy a three-course dinner, as Cricket meets Football in the Focus Group Boundary Rooms at The 1st Central County Ground? The event will include after dinner entertainment from our special guest Micky... read more

BH Academy Students at Rockwell Collins

BH Academy Students at Rockwell Collins

Posted on 19th July 2017

Engineering Visit to Rockwell Collins   A late start to school was the beginning to an incredibly fun packed day! To begin with we went over the agenda for the day, and what Rockwell Collins actually is. Rockwell Collins create simulators for soldiers to train in, create virtual objects to view on the computers, cre-ating mirrors and projectors for simulators and most importantly the company is full of every different type of engineer possible!... read more

Cricket at Sussex

Cricket at Sussex

Posted on 19th July 2017

Women’s Softball Cricket Fancy something different that’s no pain, all gain? This summer, softball cricket is coming to Sussex and the ladies of Sussex get to try it first! Softball Cricket is a new fun, fast, social game for all abilities – you don’t need experience or fitness, just a great big sense of fun. This is cricket, but not as you know it – music, bubbles, games, pampering, food, drink, music and entertainment. READ... read more

Males Wanted for Memory Study

Males Wanted for Memory Study

Posted on 19th July 2017

Dear Peter,   I am contacting you on behalf of the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT), which is a leading charity within the Disabilities Trust, providing specialist assessment and rehabilitation to people with disabilities resulting from brain injury. I am writing to ask about the possibility of advertising our current research project to your members, through your website. As your organisation is similarly based in Burgess Hill, we would... read more

Business Poll

Business Poll

Posted on 19th July 2017

People are at the heart of firms in every part of the UK. Across the country, Chamber member firms are looking at how they address their skills needs during an important time of transition and change. This poll seeks to understand how skills shortages, Brexit, and the introduction of changes – such as the Apprenticeship Levy and a higher National Living Wage – are impacting on your organisation. The results will help the British Chambers... read more

Social Media Workshop at Preview

Social Media Workshop at Preview

Posted on 19th July 2017

We are offering an Early-Bird discount for BHBPA members for our next course: £189 if registered here before 31st July: https://previewtraining.typeform.com/to/NKMkD1 Social Media For Business Workshop (Including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook Pages and Instagram) Date: Weds 13th September Time: 10am-4pm Location: The Kings Centre, Burgess Hill, RH15 9LR Many Thanks, Thérèse Wynn-Davies Account Manager Telephone: 01273 834434 Mobile: 07711 373 807 Intelligent... read more

Meet the Buyers 2017

Meet the Buyers 2017

Posted on 19th July 2017

Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers 2017 18th October 2017 The Arora Hotel, Crawley We are contacting you to let you know about the Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers programme which is sponsored by Gatwick Airport, the Gatwick Diamond Initiative and Crawley Borough Council. This is a unique event that connects Suppliers to Buyers across the Gatwick Diamond and wider area. Now in its 17th year, Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers has a proven track record of... read more

Can Anyone Help?

Can Anyone Help?

Posted on 19th July 2017

From: Richard [mailto:richardalwyn@hotmail.com] Sent: 12 July 2017 01:00 To: antisocialbehaviour Subject: Alarms from Victoria business park   Dear Sim/Madam I live on orchard road and have had night after night of disturbed sleep caused by alarms on the business park. From the sounds of it there are several different premises with nuisance alarms. It has been particularly bad lately as the hot weather has meant we have to keep our windows open... read more

A Win at Last for BHCC 1st XI

A Win at Last for BHCC 1st XI

Posted on 19th July 2017

Senior cricket Tables – Fixtures First XI – had a wonderful win over high flying Crawley Eagles. Batting first was a struggle but thanks to some lower order runs they reached 162 all out. Peter Billinghay then took a match winning 6-30 to help Hill to an 18 run victory. Report.. Second XI – a superb 122 not out from Akeem Ifill helped Hill to a six wicket win over table toppers Haywards Heath. Heath scored 232-6, Bobby Barnes taking... read more

Flexible Working Works

Flexible Working Works

Posted on 13th July 2017

Our Flexible Working Survey 2017 Yes I work part-time. But I still want to be taken seriously. revealed that flexible working has come a long way in the last ten years. But more still needs to be done to bring it into mainstream consciousness.   Just 20% of employers feel the recent legislation to make it a legal right to request flexible working has improved the adoption of flexible working.   61% of employees feel their organisation... read more

Travellers – Advice for Landowners

Travellers – Advice for Landowners

Posted on 12th July 2017

There is still some uncertainty about what a company should do in the event of travellers settling on their land.  I asked Mid Sussex District Council to update me with guidelines for companies, and here is the response:-   Gypsies and Travellers – Advice for Landowners The Council will not intervene in respect of encampments on privately owned land. We expect local landowners to deal with the matter in accordance with civil law.... read more

Bennett Christmas Eye on the Future

Bennett Christmas Eye on the Future

Posted on 12th July 2017

Bennett Christmas training investment has eye on the future   Bennett Christmas Insurance Brokers doubled up on their investment in the future this month, as two of their trainees became certified account handlers. Tom Gilbert and Kimberley Scott have been sponsored by Bennett Christmas for the past year as they completed their IF1, IF5 and IF6 modules, before gaining their professional Certificate in Insurance (CII) in June. Tom said that the... read more

BHCC News Update

BHCC News Update

Posted on 12th July 2017

Senior cricket Tables – Fixtures First XI – had a frustrating draw away at Chichester. Batting first Hill scored 226 all out, Kev Ramsay scoring 78 and Joe Maskell 30. Maskell then took 5-44 as Chichester collapsed to 66-7 but as we’ve seen earlier before this season, Hill were unable to press home their advantage and secure 30 points as Chichester ended 186-8. Report. Second XI – beat Buxted Park by six wickets to continue their... read more

School Governor Required

School Governor Required

Posted on 12th July 2017

Here is a vacancy for someone from business to take a position as a school governor in Burgess Hill:- I am the headteacher at Woodlands Meed. We have worked together in the past and I attended one of your networking meetings. We are short of a partnership governor for our Governing body at Woodlands Meed. Would it be possible to place an advert in your newsletter as we would be hoping to attract a partnership governor from a local business to support... read more

HSC looking for a Bookkeeper

HSC looking for a Bookkeeper

Posted on 8th July 2017

“Hilton Sharp & Clarke, the leading accountancy firm in the Mid Sussex area, are looking to recruit a bookkeeper to join their rapidly expanding team in their Haywards Heath office in Boltro Road. The team has enjoyed huge success over the last 24 months since opening the Haywards Heath office, increasing the number members of the team from 4 to over 25 with this latest hire.   We are looking for an experienced individual to join... read more

Ridgeview Delight

Ridgeview Delight

Posted on 6th July 2017

We had a beautiful summer evening this year for the event at Ridgeview Wine Estate, and those 25 or so who came along seemed to be delighted with what they had seen, heard and tasted. Tamara, as company CEO, took us on the tour and this year we were able once again to walk through the vineyard in splendid late afternoon sunlight.  We walked down through a copse to another field of vines, growing perfectly according to Tamara, who is very optimistic... read more

BHCC Lose Derby

BHCC Lose Derby

Posted on 5th July 2017

First XI – lost by 80 runs to Haywards Heath on Saturday. Heath hit 217-9 declared from 50 overs leaving us 50 overs to chase. Peter Billinghay with 4-69 and Andrew Ifill 2-25 on debut for the club. In reply Hill never really got going and fell to 137 all out in defeat. Report. Second XI – six wickets from Bobby Barnes blew league leaders Rottingdon II away. Dan Maskell also took four as Rottingdean could only muster 129 all out. Phil Wickwar... read more

Welcome to a New Member – Sherrards Employment Law Solicitors

Welcome to a New Member – Sherrards Employment Law Solicitors

Posted on 5th July 2017

Sherrards is a leading specialist employment law firm, providing employment law advisory services, HR consultancy and employment related training from our offices in Albourne, Sussex and at Heathrow. Our national client base includes organisations in the private, public, and voluntary sectors. Sherrards has four specialist employment lawyers, as well as a number of legal consultants, and is recommended by the Legal 500 and Chambers, the leading directories... read more

Funding Available from Coast to Capital

Funding Available from Coast to Capital

Posted on 5th July 2017

Burgess Hill Business Parks Association Funding Available to SMEs in the Coast to Capital Area. If you are an ambitious SME based in the Coast to Capital region with the potential to deliver high growth and employment opportunities, you may be eligible to apply for funding through the Coast to Capital Funding Escalator. The funding escalator is managed by The FSE Group and includes an Expansion Loan Scheme, Trade Finance Loan Scheme and a Growth Equity... read more

MSDC Economic Strategy Discussions

MSDC Economic Strategy Discussions

Posted on 5th July 2017

If interested you should have a look at the details here of the visions, themes and discussions about economic strategy on the part of MSDC.  You are invited to make comments about these details if you so wish … The other document is too large to send out with this newsletter, but you can see that presentation or add your thoughts by contacting  sally.blomfield@midsussex.gov.uk or  Gordon.reay@midsussex.gov.uk .  These are issues which directly... read more

Sussex Living July

Sussex Living July

Posted on 5th July 2017

Monthly Update Sussex Living July 2017     As the temperature rises to glorious heights, it’s ice lollies at the ready here at Sussex Living!   With the school summer holidays nearly upon us, Hanna Lindon provides us with some top tips on keeping the kids (and adults!) happy. If you’re needing inspiration, have a look from page 38 at part one of our fun children’s activities feature.   If you’re looking for a fun filled... read more

Befriended Charity Launch

Befriended Charity Launch

Posted on 4th July 2017

Befriended is a local charity set up in March of this year to support lonely, vulnerable and isolated older people. The charity is registered with the Charity Commission under the umbrella of The Point Church (part of the Church of England). The registered number is 1147721.   The charity has a Christian ethos but supports people of any faith or none. It works by providing volunteers to meet with lonely older clients in the client’s home to... read more

Cyber Workshop Scheme

Cyber Workshop Scheme

Posted on 4th July 2017

Please read the plan outlined  below and email alastair@the-bureau.co.uk if you are interested in participating in this cyber workshop scheme. The next one, this month, is planned for the King’s Centre in Burgess Hill My plan is to hold a series of Cyber Workshops in and around Sussex, in and around business and industrial parks where there are several businesses. If one business in each business park had a board room style room in which to... read more

40 Years of Art D’Signs

40 Years of Art D’Signs

Posted on 3rd July 2017

Burgess Hill business has D’Signs on the future as it celebrates 40 years   Sign-writing and production company Art D’Signs has celebrated its fortieth anniversary with a special event at its premises in the Victoria Business Park.   The Burgess Hill-based business marked its ruby anniversary with a barbecue attended by members of the local business community. The Mayor of Burgess Hill, Jacqui Landriani, appeared as guest of honour. Graham... read more

Open Day for Apprentices at HPC

Open Day for Apprentices at HPC

Posted on 3rd July 2017

A Career in Industry is back! HPC has updated and restructured its Apprenticeship Scheme and is planning on taking 4 new Apprentices this September. In today’s highly competitive work place a University degree is not always the best route to a challenging, fulfilling and rewarding career. Our newly restructured Craft Apprenticeship Scheme at HPC provides you with the skills and work experience to follow an exciting career in the world of Engineering. HPC... read more

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Bruce Millington, Manager
(Sutton Winson Ltd)

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Judi Arditi, Director
(Travail Employment Group)

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Peter Liddell does a first class job in ensuring that members’ interests are aired and addressed.
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Mark O'Shea, Partner
(Rawlison Butler)

"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. "

Steve Cridland, CEO
(Burgess Hill Town Council)