News: 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 does not offer a generic service: its work is bespoke and accordingly needs to be fashioned by insight around particular needs. But what does HAMSVA offer in return from this dialogue? Three major benefits.

  • Staff development – HAMSVA can advise and access on a host of volunteering opportunities for staff among its membership covering a range of roles that can provide staff with valuable hands on experience.
  • Reputation – being seen to be involved with the local community through volunteer engagement enhances business reputation.
  • Insight – community involvement brings insight on community events, needs and priorities.

HAMSVA is keen to talk to you about how we can help deliver the benefits must suited to you. You will find us committed, professional and fully at your service. To set up a meeting, please contact HAMSVA on 01444 258102 or email volunteercentre@hamsva.org.uk.
James Baldwin HAMSVA Trustee

EXAMPLE

ACTION STATIONS
Employees from Cardinus Risk Management Solutions in East Grinstead, pictured, went to Yarburgh pre-school in the town to help with painting and gardening. One employee who attended the school, said: “We were asked to paint the main room and since we had some time left we painted and repaired the new sensory room, the stairwell, the walkway to the nursery and the garden out front. It was really nice to be able to give back to the pre-school so that their current groups can enjoy the facilities.”

 

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Testimonials

""BHBPA is a really well organised and run group, great for networking and benefitting from knowledgeable local speakers with real business insight. Peter brings enthusiasm and humour which helps drive the association forward. I am glad to be part of it.""

Dave Farmer, German Translator
(Dave Farmer & Co)

"“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)

"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)

"“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)