Posted on 20th September 2017
This week I received from Stiles Harold Williams the details of a building which is available to let on the newer part of the Victoria Business Park.
As the photo shows, it is the former premises of our good friends at Nova Direct Mail, who were active members of the BHBPA for many years. Andy, Jon and Stuart often supported the BHBPA, eg at events, quiz nights and at the Amex in May. Indeed, they used to do the invoice mailing for us and were always very helpful.
Sadly, times change and so do fortunes, and the business went into administration during the summer when a number of good people no doubt suffered, including Andy Fry, whose business it was. I know that some of them have managed to find new positions, and wish them all well.
"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. "
"“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.”"
"“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.""
"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."