News (October 2017)

Sales Workshop at Hickstead Hotel

Sales Workshop at Hickstead Hotel

Posted on 31st October 2017

Give your business a boost Learn how to turn strangers into cash in the bank; discover how to adapt your behaviour to build better business relationships and find out what attributes will help you to become a good salesperson. All this and more will be covered by business mentor David Mellor in his popular half-day Sales Workshop at the Hickstead Hotel on 29 November. The day begins with refreshments from 8.30am. “The interactive morning session... read more

Seminar At TKC

Seminar At TKC

Posted on 31st October 2017

Using Documentary Letters of Credit, Drafts and Bills – The King’s Centre – Burgess Hill – Monday 06 November 2017 AM 0930-1600 Letters of Credit are very important tools for those trading internationally as they can offer security of payment to exporters and a guarantee of shipment to importers. They are becoming more widely used in current global economic conditions. Many organisations experience problems with processing of LCs,... read more

Funding for Businesses

Funding for Businesses

Posted on 31st October 2017

Business Funding Edition   The most frequent request from businesses contacting the Growth Hub is related to raising finance. This is a very complex area and so this newsletter focuses on some, but by no means all, of the options available to businesses.   Funding for Starting a Business   New business owners often approach friends, family or their bank for funding to get started. For many, this is not a viable option, so the government-backed... read more

Local Filmmaker Reaches Final in Austin, Texas

Local Filmmaker Reaches Final in Austin, Texas

Posted on 31st October 2017

Local filmmaker shortlisted for top screenwriting competition Filmmaker Michael Rowney has been announced as a finalist for a prestigious screenwriting competition in America. It was revealed this week that Michael, 22, has been shortlisted in the Short Screenplay category of the Austin Screenwriting Competition after almost 9,000 writers entered their scripts earlier this year. Michael’s script will now go head-to-head with four other contestants... read more

Breast Cancer Raffle Appeal

Breast Cancer Raffle Appeal

Posted on 31st October 2017

Dear local business.   I am helping to organise a community Christmas party to celebrate Christmas, friendship and all things good in our lives.  It is being held in Cuckfield on 9th December.  During the party I will be holding a raffle to raise money for secondary breast cancer.   Although there are many fantastic and very worthwhile charities, this one is particularly close to my heart.  Last year, just before Christmas, my sister... read more

New Website for SWIB

New Website for SWIB

Posted on 31st October 2017

  Sutton Winson, one of the largest privately owned Insurance Brokers & Risk Managers in the UK, has a brand new website!   The world is changing and so are we. Since 1954, we’ve been advising and placing insurance for companies, not for profit organisations, trade associations and individuals all around the world.   The past 5 years have been significant for us and our clients. Our investments within our Employee Benefits... read more

Get Active with Albion in the Community

Get Active with Albion in the Community

Posted on 31st October 2017

Activity sessions in Mid Sussex.   Would you like to do a little more physical activity in a safe, fun, relaxed atmosphere?   If you live in Mid Sussex and  would you like to be more physically active then you may be interested in Back to Exercise – a physical activity programme delivered by Brighton & Hove Albion’s official charity.   From walking football to yoga, buggy workout to gentle circuits, Pilates to aqua aerobics,... read more

BC Group Welcomes Adam Farrar

BC Group Welcomes Adam Farrar

Posted on 19th October 2017

Bennett Christmas welcomes Risk Management Specialist Bennett Christmas Group has welcomed risk management and health & safety specialist Adam Farrar to its team. The appointment comes after the launch of BC Risk Management, a dedicated company within the Bennett Christmas Group which is headed up by Anthony Birch. BC Risk Management provides Health & Safety, Construction and Fire Safety consulting, assessments, reports and training. Adam... read more

Digital 4 You Event

Digital 4 You Event

Posted on 19th October 2017

Last Tuesday I was pleased to attend in my BHBPA uniform the MSDC event at the King’s Centre which featured a number of exhibition stands including the three Business Associations. The event was very slick and well organised by the Rose Media Group with Elaine in charge on the day. Even Kevin Byrne commented on how well run the event was and in particular how welcome he had been made to feel. Kevin was the principal speaker among six, and his... read more

Extech Welcomes Joe

Extech Welcomes Joe

Posted on 19th October 2017

Extech’s Andrew Hookway unveils the leader of its Innovation Project. After a series of strenuous interviews Extech selected Joe Morecroft to lead its innovation project which is part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the University of Brighton. Joe headed up the marketing team at a multi-award winning neuroscience technology firm, where he transformed their digital strategy to significantly grow the firm’s international client base.... read more

Bio Team Skis for Charity

Bio Team Skis for Charity

Posted on 18th October 2017

The Bio Productions team raised £200 in their marathon 2 hour ski at Ultimate Warrior Gym in Victoria Road Burgess Hill see link.  I know that Angela sprung this upon the workforce as a surprise, and I think she is very proud of the way they responded to the challenge. But then, Bio always support local challenges if they possibly can. http://www.ultimatewarriortraining.com/ The money raised went towards the Ultimate Warrior challenge for the ski... read more

Aneela Wins More Sporting Excellence

Aneela Wins More Sporting Excellence

Posted on 18th October 2017

Aneela Rose Wins More Radio Sporting Excellence Award 2017!   Last Thursday evening, Aneela Rose MD of digital marketing agency Rose Media Group won the Sporting Excellence award at the More Radio Awards 2017 for her national powerlifting achievements. Aneela’s immense dedication, passion and sheer determination to succeed in this sport whilst managing her busy agency, expanding team, as well as her hectic family life was recognised by More... read more

New Client for RMG

New Client for RMG

Posted on 18th October 2017

Rose Media Group appointed as digital agency for Chemigraphic   Burgess Hill based digital marketing agency Rose Media Group (RMG) has been appointed by leading electronics manufacturer Chemigraphic as its digital marketing and media relations partner.   Rose Media Group’s brief starts with rebranding the company and developing a new website. This will be followed by an ambitious awareness campaign to target influencers across a variety of... read more

Jobs At MSDC

Jobs At MSDC

Posted on 17th October 2017

MSDC are looking for two people to  continue and expand the work of developing an economic development programme for the Council.  Until recently Gordon Reay was doing the job part time, but Sally Blomfield, the new person in charge of Economic Promotion and Planning, has listened to businesses and recognised that the Council needs to expand its role of supporting business in Mid Sussex – hence the increased working roles created. Recruiter... read more

Barclays Cyber Crime Seminar

Barclays Cyber Crime Seminar

Posted on 16th October 2017

Barclays are running one of our free Cyber Security Events for clients which is quite local to the members of the BHBPA as it will be happening at Mid Sussex Golf Club in Ditchling.   The bank is investing a lot on money with TV Adverts and these events in trying to educate clients on the various scams/frauds that we see all clients fall fowl of daily in an effort to help them protect their hard earned money.   This event is being run by... read more

Parking Issues on VBP

Parking Issues on VBP

Posted on 12th October 2017

This week I had this email from Lorraine Avery at Bluelite Graphics, who is a staunch BHBPA supporter and long standing business owner. We have discussed the problems of traffic and parking many times. We all agree that there is no easy solution.   Had to send you over this photos that were taken today.  They show a large lorry trying to get into Travis Perkins, how this company is still in the Business Park is amazing!!.  You will see that... read more

Women in Business Debate

Women in Business Debate

Posted on 12th October 2017

The Platinum Newsletter Keeping you up to date on all the news from our stable of business magazines, which includes Platinum Business Magazine, Surrey Chambers of Commerce Magazine, ACES magazine and Connect Magazine. Women of Influence We have finalised the line-up for our Women in Business round table debate, in association with Santander – and it is an impressive panel. It is guaranteed to be a fascinating debate. The line-up is: Rosemary... read more

PVL Shortlisted for Award

PVL Shortlisted for Award

Posted on 11th October 2017

PVL Shortlisted for ‘Commercial Vehicle Graphics Award’   PVL are delighted to be shortlisted for the ‘Commercial Vehicle Graphics Award’ 2017 at the British Sign and Graphics Awards.   Our inventive wrap was designed, printed and applied by the team at PVL. It has caught the attention of the judging panel for a second year running, as PVL were awarded with ‘Wrap of the Year 2016’ for our 3D wrap applied to the Gatwick Diamond Business... read more

Visit to Wakehurst Place

Visit to Wakehurst Place

Posted on 11th October 2017

Case Study Visit: Wakehurst Place November 8th, 10:00 – 12:00, Ardingly Join the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC for a Case Study Visit to Wakehurst Place. Learn what steps they have taken to save energy and costs across the site, including in the historic Mansion and the state-of-the-art Millennium Seed Bank. You will hear from their Sustainability Manager, Keith Manger, on the challenges and opportunities for energy conservation in both... read more

News from PDP

News from PDP

Posted on 11th October 2017

PDP Services are proud to be sponsoring this year’s Woodlands Meed Family Fireworks Night. The display is on Saturday 14th October, gates open at 5:00 pm and the display starts at 7:15 pm. There will be food (including pulled pork baps, soup and cakes), glow sticks on sale and music provided by Burgess Hill Radio. Tickets can be purchased in advance from https://www.pta-events.co.uk/woodlands-meed/#.WddQpGiPJPZ. Tickets are available on the... read more

Fund a BOLA

Fund a BOLA

Posted on 11th October 2017

This year we are aiming to raise money to help fund the purchase of a BOLA Junior Bowling Machine. It’s a portable bowling machine that will allow us to improve indoor net sessions over winter and during the summer at outdoor practice. Our current machine is excellent, but we’re very much limited to using it in the outdoor nets. Taking a portable version to indoor nets will be hugely beneficial to our junior cricketer’s development. http://www.bola.co.uk/BOLA-Junior-Bowling-Machine.html How... read more

School On the Up Again

School On the Up Again

Posted on 11th October 2017

Having not held a BHBPA event there for around five years, on Wednesday morning this week BHBPA members and friends met for breakfast and a look around The Burgess Hill Academy. For many members and friends it was a chance to return to old haunts, having been educated there themselves, albeit when the school was called Oakmeeds, while others had a vested interest in the form of a child currently attending the school. When I arrived at 7.35 there were... read more

Protecting your Holidays

Protecting your Holidays

Posted on 9th October 2017

With the recent demise of Monarch Airlines and its holidays division comes a timely reminder that getting the right protection when booking your travel arrangements is vital. By securing your booking with a credit card or booking with an ATOL protected company it puts you in a much better place when looking to get your holiday money refunded.   We have been working hard to ensure our customers affected by the Monarch collapse are looked after, with... read more

Massacre in Las Vegas

Massacre in Las Vegas

Posted on 5th October 2017

Last weekend in Las Vegas we saw the latest in a sickening string of incidents involving a man with a weapon, or in this case 21 weapons. By the time 64 year old Stephen Paddock had finished shooting innocent concert goers from his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, 58 people were dead or dying and 500 more were injured.  The deadly assault weapons he had taken to the hotel were all perfectly legal.  Presumably he had bought many... read more

Welcome to BetterCloud Services, New Member

Welcome to BetterCloud Services, New Member

Posted on 5th October 2017

Welcome to BetterCloud Services.   BetterCloud are delighted to become the latest members of the BHBPA and very much look forward to getting to know everyone involved over the coming months. We are a refreshingly new and vibrant Telecommunications and Cloud Services Provider, delivering high quality advice to UK Public and Private Sector for telephony, cloud, cybersecurity, mobility and GDPR services. Headquartered in Sussex, BetterCloud helps... read more

Old Lights from Edwards

Old Lights from Edwards

Posted on 5th October 2017

Edwards have recently completed refitting of lighting for our shop floor areas. We are now disposing of ~qty 10 400W Metal Halide high bay light fittings made by Holophane, we’ve added some pictures for reference. They are between 15 and 20 years old but are extremely reliable and we wondered if any of our BHBPA friends might be interested in taking them for a donation? We would much rather see them be recycled for use by another company rather... read more

Sussex Living October

Sussex Living October

Posted on 4th October 2017

We’re back with a bang this October with an issue packed so full of fabulous features it’s hard to know where to begin! Let’s start with our fantastic walk on page 22 around West Grinstead by Robert Veitch and his lovely niece. As golden leaves crunch underfoot it’s a splendid time to step outside for an autumnal stroll in the countryside. At the end of the month many of us don our spooky costumes and head out for some trick or treating fun.... read more

Cricket Club Dinner

Cricket Club Dinner

Posted on 4th October 2017

There are some tickets still available for the end of season awards dinner! If you were thinking of coming but hadn’t yet made up your mind, now is the time to reserve your spot at the table! Reply to this email, contact your team captain/manager or send Geoff an email. Either way, please let us know asap so we can confirm numbers with the venue. A reminder that the event will be held at Mid Sussex Golf Club on Saturday 14th October. Doors open... read more

Optimism and Positivity from Manufacturing Group

Optimism and Positivity from Manufacturing Group

Posted on 4th October 2017

Resilience & Optimism for Manufacturers despite Brexit uncertainties SME manufacturers in the UK are more confident around revenue growth, despite Brexit uncertainties, skills shortages and production cost rises. So says this year’s MHA Manufacturing & Engineering annual survey report which is supported by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. The findings of this year’s survey gathered by Sussex and Gatwick-based chartered accountants, tax... read more

Choir Stages Singing day for Sussex Youth

Choir Stages Singing day for Sussex Youth

Posted on 3rd October 2017

Choir stages singing day for Sussex youth Sussex choir Coro Nuovo is offering aspiring young singers the chance to flex their vocal chords with a free taster day led by internationally renowned musicians.   Open to young people aged 12 and above, the Coro Nuovo Singing Day will be led by international tenor Andrew Rees, who studied at Guildhall, London and regularly works with the Royal Opera House. Andrew also judges the National Eisteddfod... read more

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"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."

Nick Broom, Managing Director
(PVL UK Ltd)

"“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.""

Peter Hook, Manager
(Computer Systems Engineers)

"“I can’t speak highly enough of the BHBPA. As a small local business we feel very much part of a community and thoroughly enjoy the annual exhibition and meetings throughout the year. Over the years we have built fantastic working relationships with many BHBPA members and every meeting and event offers us opportunities to work with more. This is networking at its best! ” "

Judi Arditi, Director
(Travail Employment Group)

"“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”"

Bruce Millington, Manager
(Sutton Winson Ltd)