News (December 2017)

Rose Media Group celebrates its first birthday

Rose Media Group celebrates its first birthday

Posted on 14th December 2017

Burgess Hill-based digital marketing agency Rose Media Group (RMG) held an exclusive party for its clients and friends on 7th December to mark its first birthday. RMG was created in December 2016, merging founder Aneela Rose’s eponymous PR agency, founded 14 years ago, and sister social media company Purple Rose Digital into one integrated Group.  Around 40 people attended the party, held at RMG’s offices, and were treated to fizz, food and a... read more

BHCC Winter Nets

BHCC Winter Nets

Posted on 14th December 2017

WINTER NETS   Dear Members, Youth winter nets commence on Sunday 28th January at Hurst College from 2.00 pm until 5.00 pm. They will continue through to Sunday April 8th. We are yet to be notified by the college of the dates that the Sports Hall is to be used for exams and will not therefore be available for our use. It is probable that those dates will be the 4th and 18th February but we will notify everybody as soon as we know. There will no... read more

Review of the Year 2017

Review of the Year 2017

Posted on 14th December 2017

It has been another cracking year for the BHBPA, with membership still high in the 170 region, lots of good attendances at events, a really excellent atmosphere whenever members meet and of course the Amex Awards Night which topped it all off. We began the year at Hickstead Hotel, in now traditional fashion, with a cheery breakfast event at which Jon Lavelle interested and amused us with his observations and knowledge of ‘Negotiation Skills’.... read more

Soprano Does Jazz for Vera

Soprano Does Jazz for Vera

Posted on 14th December 2017

Sussex singer’s dedication to Dame Vera Lynn   Sussex soprano Susan Fleet has paid tribute to her long-time friend and Forces’ Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn by releasing a debut solo album this Friday (15 December).   Titled Dedication to a Songbird, the album is a personal milestone for Susan who runs her own PR, marketing and entertainment agency in Burgess Hill and, for the past three years, has acted as Dame Vera’s PA after more than... read more

Calling All Schools

Calling All Schools

Posted on 7th December 2017

Due to a end of year sort out, Action Press has a pallet of paper which we are offering to local schools for their art departments. Please call Vicky on 01444 236 204 if you’d like some. ... read more

Looking for a Position

Looking for a Position

Posted on 7th December 2017

My skill set is very varied, I have experience of HR to include putting together staff handbooks, procedure manuals, employment contracts, offer letters and the full recruitment process.  I have dealt with facilities management of the buildings, insurance claims, repairs, specialist contracts in addition to accounts and payroll.  Due to the nature of Gatec’s business, I dealt with ordering stock, negotiating with suppliers for the best prices,... read more

Sexual Assault in Pepper Park

Sexual Assault in Pepper Park

Posted on 6th December 2017

This is the Middy report on the sexual assault mentioned in the newsletter last week:- Police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a teenager girl in a Burgess Hill park. They have released an e-fit image of the suspect. The girl was walking through Pepper Park near Albert Drive at around 5.30pm to 6pm on Thursday, November 23. Police said she was grabbed from behind by a man who then sexually assaulted her by touching. The girl managed... read more

Christmas Spirit at the Woolpack

Christmas Spirit at the Woolpack

Posted on 6th December 2017

On Monday this week members and friends gathered for the last time this year at the Woolpack. The objectives were several; we wanted to celebrate Christmas, we wanted to raise some money for St Peter & St James Hospice and we wanted to show our thanks to Paul Shearing, the outgoing Chairman of the BHBPA. Around 40 people showed up for a drink and a chat, and most were enticed by the delicious sausage rolls and mince pies laid on by Lance, the... read more

Thanks from Hospice

Thanks from Hospice

Posted on 6th December 2017

The gathering of members and supporters at the Woolpack last Monday had several purposes. One key thought was to take the chance to raise money for St Peter & St James Hospice, to which we regularly donate, and it proved to be a successful effort, with two Ridgeview hampers bringing in a tidy sum. Key fundraiser at SPSJ, Carolyn Robinson, said …   I wanted to email you to thank BHBPA for supporting the Hospice at the recent Christmas... read more

Lunchtime Festivity at Paper Plus on 12th Dec

Lunchtime Festivity at Paper Plus on 12th Dec

Posted on 4th December 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

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Steve Cridland, CEO
(Burgess Hill Town Council)

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Nick Broom, Managing Director
(PVL UK Ltd)

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Dave Farmer, German Translator
(Dave Farmer & Co)

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Judi Arditi, Director
(Travail Employment Group)