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 (no matter your particular faith or otherwise)
There’s a shining TripAdvisor page here:
They are doing really well (my mother is one of the volunteers), but could always serve more clients and I wondered if you’d consider running a short piece in the newsletter?
I wondered if you could swing by sometime and try the coffee and cake (I’m pretty sure I can smell the amazing BLT’s from here, since there’s a distinct lack of bacon in Abu Dhabi!) and tell your audience of the experience?
I don’t know if it’s possible for them to join BHBPA, they run as a non-profit organisation, purely charitable and by volunteers so they might struggle to even get a representative along, but if it helped, I’d be happy to pay their membership fees if we can get them some increased interest through BHBPA?
I’ve cc’d one of the volunteers in case you want more information,
Anyway, happy to hear your thoughts, and even more interested to hear your feedback once you’ve sampled the goods!
"As the local hospice for the area, it’s great that we receive so much support from the BHBPA. Last year the members raised an amazing £2150 through activities such as Bake Off and the BHBiz Awards. Each well planned members meeting enables good networking opportunities and speakers that are relevant to the present climate and local issues. We are proud to be members of BHBPA."
"“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”"
"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 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! ” "