News (August 2017)

Burgess Hill CC in Relegation Trouble

Burgess Hill CC in Relegation Trouble

Posted on 31st August 2017

Burgess Hill Cricket Club Newsletter 29 August 2017 #84 Senior cricket Tables – Fixtures First XI – lost at home to Bexhill II. Kev Ramsay hit 55 and Peter Billinghay 34 in Hill’s low total of 147 all out. In response Hugh Warmisham took two wickets but Bexhill cruised to victory by seven wickets. Report.. Second XI – won by three wickets at Hellingly II. Charley Hepburn and Dan Rapson took three wickets each in Hellingly’s... read more

Graduate Seeks Internship

Graduate Seeks Internship

Posted on 31st August 2017

“ A young Graduate freshly qualified in a degree in Product Design and Technology is looking to find an internship between September and February. If anyone has any Design projects or needs some extra resource for a short period please get in contact “ It is always good to welcome new, young people straight out of University, often with a new enthusiasm and approach to the world of work. Please reply to david.shore@time24.co.uk ... read more

GDB Questionnaire

GDB Questionnaire

Posted on 31st August 2017

I invite you to participate in some important business research commissioned by the Gatwick Diamond Initiative.   This regular online survey helps us to identify business issues and trends and to respond constructively to the changing economic environment.   In this survey, we would like to explore your experience of skills and recruitment issues.  It will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.   I will be grateful if you can... read more

Golf Themed Expo Next Week

Golf Themed Expo Next Week

Posted on 31st August 2017

Sussex firms invited to mix business and pleasure at golf-themed expo   Sussex business owners are invited to gather on 7th September to share ideas and make new connections at Network Xpress (Net XP)’s free Mid Sussex Expo at the King’s Centre in Burgess Hill. In a departure from traditional B2B networking gatherings, event specialist Net XP’s expos are designed around gamification principles to get people talking with a series of competitions,... read more

Giles Leaving Hickstead Hotel

Giles Leaving Hickstead Hotel

Posted on 31st August 2017

Here’s a rather sad item of news received this week, from the Manager of the Hickstead Hotel. I can not fully explain just how supportive and welcoming Giles has been to the BHBPA, and we wish him every success in his new venture.   “I am leaving the hotel after ten years at the helm and also leaving frontline hospitality after 42 years to spend more time with the family and to retrain in accounts over the next 9 months with a view... read more

Kingston Smith Adopts AI Solution

Kingston Smith Adopts AI Solution

Posted on 31st August 2017

Kingston Smith adds MindBridge AI Auditor technology to its data analytics suite Kingston Smith, the top 20 UK chartered accountancy and audit firm with an office in Redhill, is delighted to announce that it has become Europe’s first adopter of North America’s leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution for the auditing profession. The MindBridge AI Auditor platform was developed by Canadian-based FinTech company, MindBridge Analytics Inc. Paul... read more

Sussex Living Sept 17

Sussex Living Sept 17

Posted on 31st August 2017

Monthly Update Sussex Living Sept 2017     As the year merrily skips into September and summer slowly weaves it’s way into autumn, we leave the lazy hot days behind and enter the season of golden hues and crisper evenings.   This month here at Sussex Living we have a bumper issue for you. This is the time of year where for some, thoughts turn back to school, read on from page 62 for the start of our fantastic education feature. Local... read more

Funding Available to SMEs

Funding Available to SMEs

Posted on 31st August 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

Carpenter Box Acquires Lewis Rowell

Carpenter Box Acquires Lewis Rowell

Posted on 31st August 2017

Lewis Rowell acquired by MHA Carpenter Box Sussex-based chartered accountants, tax and business advisers, MHA Carpenter Box has acquired Crawley-based chartered accountants Lewis Rowell. Lewis Rowell co-founder and Partner Peter Rowell and many of his team have joined the Gatwick Office of MHA Carpenter Box, which opened in June 2015 and is now full to capacity with a headcount of around 25. Lewis & Co. accountants was established in Brighton... read more

New Clients For RMG

New Clients For RMG

Posted on 23rd August 2017

Rose Media Group celebrates hat-trick of new client wins   Burgess Hill-based digital marketing agency Rose Media Group (RMG) has landed three new clients in as many months. The new work spans different sectors and disciplines, in keeping with the Group’s ambitious growth plans over the next 5 years.  RMG was formed in 2016, bringing together Aneela Rose PR, founded in 2004, and Purple Rose Digital, founded in 2014.   The new projects include... read more

Hill Struggle Again

Hill Struggle Again

Posted on 22nd August 2017

Senior cricket Tables – Fixtures First XI – lost away to Brighton & Hove by three wickets. Batting first Hill were pegged back at 38-5 thanks to five wickets from First team regulars Simon Hetherton and Chris Atherton. Joe Maskell countered and his 36 and Luke Vick’s 25 got Hill to a total of 130-9 from 41 overs. In reply Atherton top scored for B&H who were never really in trouble. They timed their chase well to win by... read more

Welcome to Substop, new member

Welcome to Substop, new member

Posted on 21st August 2017

The British love a good sandwich, with sliced bread and generous fillings.  That’s how Substop began, with a really good sandwich.  One tasty ingredient at a time, one tasty filling combo at a time, we’re building our reputation for great customer service and amazing freshly prepared food. But, the best bit is that we have come to Burgess Hill! Substop Sandwich Masters know how to make a perfect sandwich – perfect for you that is, when you’re... read more

Local Apprentices Hired by Taylor Wimpey

Local Apprentices Hired by Taylor Wimpey

Posted on 20th August 2017

Eighteen bricklaying and carpentry students from Crawley College (formerly Central Sussex College) have been hired as apprentices by the South Thames division of Taylor Wimpey, one of the UK’s largest housing developers.   The new apprentices were all studying full time at the college. Now, as apprentices at one of the leading housebuilders in the country, they will develop their practical skills and gain valuable experience working on site... read more

Bennett Christmas New Merger

Bennett Christmas New Merger

Posted on 20th August 2017

Burgess Hill brokers acquire Horsham-based Slade Edwards Insurance Independent Burgess Hill-based brokers and underwriters, Bennett Christmas is merging with Horsham-based Slade Edwards Insurance Brokers as part of its on-going expansion. The deal comes as Slade Edwards celebrates four decades in Horsham. The existing members of Slade Edwards’s staff will join the Bennett Christmas team from September. They include Slade Edwards’s directors, Julia... read more

Paul’s role in Brighton’s rise to Premier League

Paul’s role in Brighton’s rise to Premier League

Posted on 20th August 2017

Accountant’s dedication propels Brighton & Hove Albion from rags to riches August has seen the triumphant return of Brighton & Hove Albion FC to the top tier of English football – the Premier League.  Twenty years ago, the Club was homeless and discredited – the laughing stock of football. Its remarkable rise from the ashes is down to its dedicated fans, among them Kingston Smith partner, Paul Samrah, who played a key role in the Club’s... read more

Aneela Rose Qualifies  for GB Championships 2017

Aneela Rose Qualifies for GB Championships 2017

Posted on 20th August 2017

Aneela Rose of Rose Media Group Qualifies for Great British Powerlifting Championships 2017! Burgess Hill digital agency owner Aneela took part in a GB powerlifting qualifier on Saturday and managed to smash her numbers and qualify for the GB Champs in November! Having undertaken a gruelling weight loss programme to meet the 52kg bodyweight class whilst increasing her strength, this is a massive accomplishment for Aneela who started competing at national... read more

Entrepreneur shares sales secrets in Mid Sussex

Entrepreneur shares sales secrets in Mid Sussex

Posted on 20th August 2017

Sussex entrepreneur and business mentor David Mellor is revealing his sales secrets later this year in a series of seminars at the Hickstead Hotel, Bolney. David, who is an honorary senior visiting fellow at Cass Business School, said he was staging the “Adaptive Selling Workshops” to help people who are new to undertaking sales activities as part of their job. “Sales isn’t rocket science but it can certainly seem so when you’re getting... read more

Sussex Insurance Brokers go the Distance for King’s College Hospital

Sussex Insurance Brokers go the Distance for King’s College Hospital

Posted on 20th August 2017

A year ago, 25-year-old Zara Christmas was rescued after suffering catastrophic liver failure; on Saturday, she cheered as her dad’s team of Sussex insurance brokers completed the world’s largest triathlon in aid of the hospital that saved her. Four staff members from Bennett Christmas were among a group of 11 friends and family – all first-time tri-athletes – who took part in the 14,000-strong AJ Bell Olympic Triathlon, which stormed London... read more

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