News (November 2017)

New Training Centre at Beacon

New Training Centre at Beacon

Posted on 29th November 2017

‘Beacon are very proud to announce the opening of our new Training Centre in the new year. We will be happy to offer a range of courses, from First Aid to Customer Service, Manual Handling as well as various Security Courses. For any training needs please feel free to contact oliver.lashley@thebeacongroup.co.uk or ring our office on 01444 254 394. We can also provide training direct to your office where possible.’   FIRST AID COURSES Emergency... read more

Incident near Pepper Park

Incident near Pepper Park

Posted on 29th November 2017

Earlier this week I sent out a message to all members concerning an incident involving a young woman whose Mother went into PVL and Wellesley in search of anyone who might have witnessed the incident. It happened on Thursday last week at or near Pepper Park at around 5.45. Since then I have heard nothing more, either from the student, her Mother or the police. The 17 year old student apparently walked from Wickes down Victoria Way, Victoria Gardens... read more

The Budget – Support for Business

The Budget – Support for Business

Posted on 29th November 2017

Autumn Budget 2017 Support for Business • Support for business is at the heart of the Budget. It promotes the UK as a great place to develop a business, provides targeted support for firms in the near term and sets out additional investments in skills, infrastructure and innovation to build the new economy in the long term. In the near term, business will benefit from: • a business rates package saving businesses £2.3 billion by 2022-23. It includes:... read more

Family Fun  Day at HHTFC

Family Fun Day at HHTFC

Posted on 28th November 2017

Haywards Heath Town FC are hosting a Family / Charity Fun Day on Saturday 16th December starting at 12:00 for the Connor Saunders Foundation (one punch kills) who have distributed 72 defibrillators to clubs and schools in Sussex in the past five years.   Admission is FREE to all and includes the Burgess Hill Marching Youth Band, face painting, raffles and stalls and all sorts of refreshments.   See attached flyer   HHTFC are also hosting... read more

Kingston Smith Quiz Success

Kingston Smith Quiz Success

Posted on 28th November 2017

Redhill accountants’ annual Charity Quiz Night raises £3,000 for two local charities Accountants and business advisers, Kingston Smith’s annual charity quiz last week raised £1,500 each for Rainbow Trust children’s charity, Leatherhead and The Children’s Trust, Tadworth. The quiz, now in its 19th year, attracted 16 teams of five who enjoyed 10 rounds of questions. A winning team from Stevensdrake Solicitors triumphed. More details available... read more

Christmas Gifts from Ridgeview

Christmas Gifts from Ridgeview

Posted on 28th November 2017

Corporate Gifting Made Easy at Ridgeview   Simply order 12 or more bottles of our limited release Blanc de Noirs 2013 or Bloomsbury NV, to be delivered to one address and receive our exclusive corporate rate and free delivery.   When ordering over 12 bottles, receive the exclusive rate of £16.50 +VAT (RRP £27) for Bloomsbury NV or £24 +VAT (RRP £40) for Blanc de Noirs 2013.   Ridgeview Bloomsbury NV (RRP £27)   This chardonnay... read more

Work Experience wanted

Work Experience wanted

Posted on 23rd November 2017

My step grandson’s name is Jan Kohl Gutierrez and he is currently in year 10 at the Burgess Hill Academy which means that he needs to obtain some work experience next summer – for the week of the 9th to the 13th  July 2018.  He is very enthusiastic, hardworking, and a quick learner. He was born in Spain and he is fluent in English and Spanish. He is really keen to obtain some work experience locally that will allow him to demonstrate... read more

IT Courses at Rewards TRC

IT Courses at Rewards TRC

Posted on 22nd November 2017

Want to improve your IT skills?   Choose one or more of any of the advanced IT courses below, all are absolutely FREE!*   The following 5 modules are available for a limited period only…   Word Processing (Word) Spreadsheet Software (Excel) Presentation Software (PowerPoint) Database Software (Access) Improving Productivity using IT   Versions available: 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016   Combine all of the above modules for a... read more

Budget Summary from On The Spot

Budget Summary from On The Spot

Posted on 22nd November 2017

Budget 2017 – Brexit and Bricks Posted on Wednesday, 22 November 2017 in Business Tax 0 Comments The detail behind today’s speech offered a lot of new consultations and delayed implementation dates to beyond 2019, which seems to me a ‘wait and see’ how the Brexit negotiations go before finalising a lot of changes. The speech itself ended with a grand finale announcing the abolition of stamp duty for first... read more

Support a Local Cause

Support a Local Cause

Posted on 22nd November 2017

AGE UK West Sussex plans to offer multiple venues throughout the month at much reduced hours.  Imagine how confusing this will be – particularly for the elderly in their later years. We need to retain a day centre in Burgess Hill for continuity of care, feeling of belonging, familiar faces in the same place every day of the week which has been specially altered to cater for the elderly.   The community has come together with the support... read more

Burgess Hill Shed Success

Burgess Hill Shed Success

Posted on 22nd November 2017

Members of Burgess Hill Shed are celebrating the achievement of two key milestones after completing the first year of operation and meeting their target of 50 members.   During the past year, members have worked hard to build a well-equipped workshop, made and repaired equipment for other charities, groups and people in the community, made and sold woodcraft products, held two open days for public awareness and attended several fayres and village... read more

PVL Helps Brighton Council

PVL Helps Brighton Council

Posted on 22nd November 2017

Burgess Hill company, PVL are working in partnership with Brighton and Hove Council, suppling reflective safety sticker packs. These have been handed out by Brighton & Hove’s road safety officers who are working hard to ensure that the pedestrians of Sussex are as visible on the roads as our emergency services. Now that the clocks have gone back it is even more important to be safe and to be seen. PVL are the UK’s largest supplier of high... read more

A Glimpse of the Future at OM

A Glimpse of the Future at OM

Posted on 22nd November 2017

Ockenden Manor Event Nov 20th 2017 The event earlier this week at Ockenden Manor was a great success, and I feel certain that those 43 members and friends in attendance will have agreed with that assessment. The hospitality OM offers us is just fantastic and the setting could hardly be better. On arrival the staff were only too willing to help with setting up for our presentations. Professor Karen Cham from Brighton University arrived in good time,... read more

Mulled Wine at Paper Plus on 12th Dec

Mulled Wine at Paper Plus on 12th Dec

Posted on 21st November 2017

With the festive season drawing near, Paper Plus would like to welcome BHBPA companies to pop along for mulled wine (non alcoholic J!) and mince pies on Tuesday12th December between 12noon and 2pm.  It will be great to meet as many as possible.  If you can’t  make it for midday, let us know and we’ll save a mince pie for you on your way home at 5pm.  Park in our car park and we look forward to seeing you at 67 Victoria Road.  Please let... read more

New Marketing Manager at BC

New Marketing Manager at BC

Posted on 21st November 2017

Bennett Christmas appoints Marketing manager Independent insurance broker and underwriter Bennett Christmas has appointed Helen Sundaram to the newly created post of marketing manager.   Helen, who will be based at the Bennett Christmas headquarters in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, will be responsible for coordinating all of the company’s online and offline marketing as it grows its extensive portfolio of business and personal insurance products... read more

Aneela is British Champion

Aneela is British Champion

Posted on 16th November 2017

British Powerlifting Gold for Aneela!   Rose Media Group agency owner Aneela Rose is thrilled to have won first place at the 2017 Great British Powerlifting Championships held in Welwyn Garden City last weekend. Competing in 3 separate lifts: Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift, Aneela scored the highest in her category to come first and become a British Champion Powerlifter!   Powerlifting is a strength sport judged on lifting as much weight... read more

PAs End Year in Style

PAs End Year in Style

Posted on 16th November 2017

Mid Sussex Round-Off 2017 in Style!   Mid Sussex PA/EA/VAs & Office Managers rounded off 2017 with a meeting at the magnificent Worth Abbey School.  The venue is set in 500 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside and an impressive group of PAs enjoyed a presentation from Stephanie Bradford of SMB Event Planning about Multi-Sensory Events, which gave us all a fascinating insight and lots of great ideas.  Stephanie’s presentation not... read more

Christmas Event – Pack the Woolpack

Christmas Event – Pack the Woolpack

Posted on 15th November 2017

With luck you will already know about this event in early December, and I hope you have the date already written in your diary.  It’s Monday 4th December from 5pm till 8pm (or later if you wish). The evening will be one of festive fun, with lots of networking, lots of snacks such as mince pies and sausage rolls, and lots of mulled wine for those not driving. The BHBPA Steering Group are going to be there and they want to meet you. It’s... read more

BHCC AGM

BHCC AGM

Posted on 15th November 2017

Burgess Hill Cricket Club AGM on Thursday 23 November 2017 at The Pavilion, St Johns Park, Burgess Hill 7.30pm Agenda 1. Apologies for absence 2. Minutes of AGM held on 17th November 2016 3. Matters arising 4. Secretary’s Report 5. Treasurer’s Report 6. Youth Development Report 7. Sussex County League and Stoner League Report 8. Election of Officers: Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Captains Sat 1st XI, 2nd XI, 3rd XI, 4th XI, Sunday XI & Fixtures... read more

Voluntary Action – Get Involved

Voluntary Action – Get Involved

Posted on 15th November 2017

WHAT CAN HAMSVA POSSIBLY DO FOR MY BUSINESS? In a word – lots. I believe there is huge potential for a win-win relationship between HAMSVA and the business community. So  how can the potential be untapped? It needs dialogue – HAMSVA building relationships with local business leaders can understand their needs better and use that understanding to identify good opportunities that are relevant and effective in meeting specific business needs. HAMSVA... read more

Keeping Fundraising

Keeping Fundraising

Posted on 15th November 2017

Hello Peter,   We at Keepers Accountancy are doing some fund raising for Chailey Heritage Foundation; a pioneering charity providing education, care and transition services for children and young people with complex physical disabilities and health needs.   We have a stall this Saturday 18th, as part of the Burgess Hill Martlets Day, between 11AM – 5PM, where we will be gift wrapping Christmas presents, in exchange for a donation to Chailey... read more

Travail Recruitment News

Travail Recruitment News

Posted on 15th November 2017

With the employment rate at an all-time low it is fair to say that recruiting for that perfect person has now become that much harder, as well as taking an awful lot longer than normal too. We are in a very candidate driven market at this time, with approximately 5 jobs to every 1 available jobseeker. With this in mind we thought – why not try to make life a little easier for the members of BHBPA and showcase some of our truly exceptional candidates... read more

New Website for 10th Anniversary

New Website for 10th Anniversary

Posted on 14th November 2017

Burgess Hill beauty company gets new website Natural skincare company Electric Body has launched its new website this week, ahead of its tenth anniversary next year. The new website offers greater accessibility for customers, a wider range of products, and an expanded blog offering skincare tips and tricks to readers. The refreshed look offers people a smoother and simpler way to learn more about our products, and there is an opportunity for customers... read more

Ridgeview in line for Awards

Ridgeview in line for Awards

Posted on 14th November 2017

Ridgeview into Grand Final for 3rd Year Running   Ridgeview Wine Estate are pleased to announce we have made it to the Grand Final of the Sussex Food & Drink Awards.   http://www.sussexfoodawards.biz/sfda-finalists/   This is the 3rd year in a row that we have made it into the Grand Final which is no mean feat, given the fantastic competition within Sussex.   The general public vote for their favourite from a shortlist of ten,... read more

Energy from Trash

Energy from Trash

Posted on 8th November 2017

This article comes from the newsletter of the Sustainable Business Partnership….   The U.K. might soon be powering its lights with energy that comes from the trash. A Danish energy company is working on new machines that sort household trash from recycling, while rapidly breaking down organic materials like food to create power from biogas produced by the process. Dong Energy A/S, which runs hundreds of wind turbines in the North Sea,... read more

Welcome to Ultimate Warrior Training

Welcome to Ultimate Warrior Training

Posted on 8th November 2017

Ultimate Warrior Training – Victoria Industrial Estate   Fitness classes & Personal Training   Bootcamp, Hiit & Fitness Boxing classss   Ultimate Warrior Training opened up on Victoria Industrial Estate in March 2017. We pride ourselves on being the most dynamic fitness company in Mid Sussex and offer every aspect of fitness at our stunning fitness centre which offers hard hitting bootcamp classes, Beginners bootcamp,... read more

Upskilling and Digitisation the Keys

Upskilling and Digitisation the Keys

Posted on 8th November 2017

Local Manufacturers Focus on ‘Industry 4.0’ Sussex manufacturers will need to focus on upskilling and digitisation to reap the benefits of ‘Industry 4.0’ – the so-called fourth industrial revolution. The latest meeting of METALL (the Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Alliance), a forum for south coast and Gatwick diamond businesses in the sector, heard that while robotics, 3D printing and artificial intelligence offered potential... read more

Bio Bearing Up Amidst Building Frenzy

Bio Bearing Up Amidst Building Frenzy

Posted on 8th November 2017

The team at award-winning BHBPA member Bio Productions are currently in the centre of the residential building nightmare which is Victoria Road west. I visited on Wednesday morning around 9.45 and witnessed the traffic and parking problems caused by the inevitable demand for parking by workers on the building sites. At least three sites are being developed at once, as the residential ‘creep’ down from Royal George Road has become a torrent. You... read more

Rapid Results Expansion

Rapid Results Expansion

Posted on 7th November 2017

Rapid Results Personal Training Expansion:   We have successfully been running our Small Group Fitness and Personal Training Facility In North Chailey for the last two years. Due to business growth, we are now looking for a space to rent in the Ditchling/Hassocks area. I’d be really grateful to hear about any space that might be suitable.   We offer One to One Personal Training, Small Group Training (up to 4 members per session) and Sports... read more

Chairman Retires at Steering Group

Chairman Retires at Steering Group

Posted on 2nd November 2017

Last Monday’s  Steering Group meeting, the last one of the year, culminated in a rather sad development in that Paul Shearing told the group of his intention to retire from his office as BHBPA Chairman at the end of the year. Paul, who runs very successfully the Autowise group of garages in Sussex, has been Chairperson for nearly three years now, a year longer than the constitutional requirement. He was persuaded to do an extra year on the... read more

Large Development at Monk’s Farm

Large Development at Monk’s Farm

Posted on 1st November 2017

Local Property Professionals Focus on 600 Homes and IKEAS’s Big Plans One of the biggest proposed residential and commercial property schemes on the Sussex coast in decades was scrutinised at the latest meeting of the Sussex Property Alliance (SPA). If given the go-ahead, the New Monks Farm development in Lancing would create 600 homes, a school, a 28 hectare country park and a 35,000 sq m flagship IKEA store. Over 40 SPA members also heard details... read more

More Residential Encroachment

More Residential Encroachment

Posted on 1st November 2017

Kings House 68 Victoria Road Burgess Hill West Sussex RH15 9LH Description: Demolition of an existing commercial building and redevelopment of the site with a residential scheme comprising 7 No. two bedroom flats, 5 No. two bedroom houses and a studio flat, together with associated car parking, landscaping and amenity space. Revised plans received showing revised layout and design of proposal. Agent: Mr Tim Rodway Rodway Planning Consultancy 91 Victoria... read more

BHCC News

BHCC News

Posted on 1st November 2017

Burgess Hill Cricket Club Newsletter 23 October 2017 #86     Chairman Mike Trowbridge – On 26 October our Chairman and Assistant Groundsman Mike Trowbridge and daughter Naomi are trekking India in memory of Bryony Trowbridge and in aid of St Peter and St James Hospice, a charity that the Club has supported in the past. They will be trekking the foothills of the Himalayan mountains for five days reaching altitudes of 3500 metres and... read more

Sussex Living November

Sussex Living November

Posted on 1st November 2017

Monthly Update Sussex Living November 2017   Welcome to the November issue of Sussex Living. As the evenings draw in, for a few nights the skies are lit up by fireworks along with the familiar sound of whizz bang pop! Take a look on page 14 where we have local bonfire events for you to oooh and aaah at!   As the weather turns cooler, now is a good time for the gentlemen to keep their faces warm! November is the ideal time to grow a moustache... read more

The Mustard Seed Cafe

The Mustard Seed Cafe

Posted on 1st November 2017

This article came from Nick Broom at PVL, whose Mum runs a cafe at St Edward’s Church in Royal George Road.   I wanted to introduce you to the amazing community service running at St Edwards Church. I am not sure if you are aware but there is a community café there called the Mustard Seed, its only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9-4pm but offers great food and drinks at great prices, all run by volunteers and with a fabulous ethos... read more

Offer from Sherrards

Offer from Sherrards

Posted on 1st November 2017

10% discount available on our extremely popular empLawyer® package. As employees become more aware of their rights, employers are becoming more vulnerable to employment tribunal claims. Tribunal awards can run into tens of thousands of pounds – and the average cost of defending a claim has recently been estimated at around £9,000. So what is empLawyer®?  empLawyer® is a fully flexible risk management package for employers. At its heart is... read more

Digital Change Survey

Digital Change Survey

Posted on 1st November 2017

Have Your Say with ‘60SecondInsight’   What is it all about? We are looking for business leaders to interview on camera around their views on Digital Change. We are also looking for sponsors to support the project. Sponsors logos will be clearly shown on the backboard behind every interview shown. Both interviewee and sponsor roles are a great opportunity to promote both yourself and your business online.   Why are we doing this? Digital... read more

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"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."

Steve Mooney
(Steven Mooney Machinery)

"“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)

"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)

"Since joining BHBPA we have found it to be a dynamic and vibrant members’ organisation, with excellent, regular and informative meetings.

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)