News (January 2018)

Online Auction at SPSJ Hospice

Online Auction at SPSJ Hospice

Posted on 31st January 2018

St Peter & St James Hospice are launching their very first online auction, Sealed With A Loving Kiss (SWALK), with all profits going towards helping their patients. There really is something for everyone including exciting items donated by celebrities such as their Patron Katie Derham, world famous tennis player Andy Murray, Piers Morgan and music mogul Simon Cowell. Bid for tickets to the Graham Norton show, enjoy a wine tour and tasting, buy... read more

New Manager at Bio Productions

New Manager at Bio Productions

Posted on 31st January 2018

NEW APPOINTMENT IS NATURAL NEXT STEP AT BIO-PRODUCTIONS   Burgess Hill manufacturers, Bio-Productions, have welcomed Linda Nardizzi to their team as National Account Manager this month.   Her appointment comes after the award-winning company, which has manufactured premium environmentally-friendly cleaning products for professional, janitorial and industrial use since 1984, saw a 14% rise in sales in 2017. Linda, who has more than two decades... read more

Roy Returns with More Radio

Roy Returns with More Radio

Posted on 25th January 2018

Roy returns with More Radio   Roy Stannard writes to explain the transition from Bright FM to More Radio on the BHBPA website.   He has re-joined the Group after a decade to talk to some of the larger companies that have offices across the region about a co-ordinated approach across the area.   The parent company of More Radio, Media Sound Holdings began its life in Burgess Hill two decades ago and its first radio licence (Bright FM)... read more

BHMB Exhibition 2018

BHMB Exhibition 2018

Posted on 25th January 2018

There is still time for you to take an exhibition stand on Friday May 4th 2018, when we shall stage another Burgess Hill Means Business event at The King’s Centre in Victoria Road, Burgess Hill. This will certainly be the largest networking event of the year in Mid Sussex; we intend to fill the venue with 70+ stands as we have in the recent past. There will be no other event here this year which brings together so many local business people... read more

Courses Coming Up

Courses Coming Up

Posted on 25th January 2018

Welcome to our weekly training update, this is where we highlight the courses coming up in the next few weeks.   Managing People for Business Success Friday 16th February – 09:30am – 16:30pm, Burgess Hill   This course is aimed at middle managers and those with some experience of managing people. Delegates will leave with a clear and confident plan enabling them to get the best results from their staff. Click here for further information.   Confident... read more

New Courses from Rewards

New Courses from Rewards

Posted on 24th January 2018

Following our recent inspection,  Rewards Training are very pleased to have been graded as GOOD by OFSTED For more details click here New for 2018 – Take a look! With an increasing amount of pressures at work and home, have you got your balance right? Mindfulness With the increasing challenges placed upon us, individuals that practice Mindfulness are proving they are not only surviving, they are thriving on the benefits this skill provides. Workplace... read more

Jobs at MSDC

Jobs at MSDC

Posted on 24th January 2018

We have just released the advertisements for a number of vacancies across the business, including the economic development officer roles in my own team. I’d be very grateful if you could please circulate the vacancies through your networks: New vacancies. Many thanks in advance, Best regards, Mark Healy Regeneration and Economy Programme Manager Economic Promotion and Planning (01444) 477593 mark.healy@midsussex.gov.uk www.midsussex.gov.uk ... read more

Welcome to THR, New Member

Welcome to THR, New Member

Posted on 24th January 2018

New Member -THR (Consulting) Ltd We are new to BHBPA but have been working with companies, schools and charities in the Burgess Hill area for the last nine years. As Independent Human Resources Consultants we can provide you with a range of cost-effective HR solutions to best meet your needs. What we give our clients is flexibility.  We add expertise to your business – but JUST when you need it, giving you peace of mind, professionalism and credibility. So... read more

The Final Panto

The Final Panto

Posted on 22nd January 2018

On Saturday 27th January it will be the last time the Burgess Hill Theatre Club annual panto (Cinderalla) will be performed at The Martlets Hall in Burgess Hill.  There are three performances for this final weekend – Friday 26th starting at 7:30pm, and then 2pm and 6:30pm on Saturday 27th with the evening show being the final ever performance. !!! Tickets are still available for the performances from the Burgess Hill Theatre club box office (opposite... read more

Thoughts on Burgess Hill Developments

Thoughts on Burgess Hill Developments

Posted on 18th January 2018

Dear Peter At the meeting on Tuesday you beat me to asking the question about the rampant housing developments on the Victoria Road. I find it extraordinary that all the thought and planning is going into the northern arc development but little thought or planning on the Business Park developments. Perhaps you could raise the issue again with the Council on a more formal manner?   1] Loss of employment – by developing the “offices” (actually... read more

Loss of Community Space in BH

Loss of Community Space in BH

Posted on 18th January 2018

Since the plans for the new town centre have been produced there has been much discussion, debate and concern in Burgess Hill about the loss of a community space with the demolition of the Martlets Hall.  There are no plans by the developer for a replacement building, as such. Lots of local people who used the Martlets complex for all sorts of activities have voiced concerns about this situation. As a result the Town Council has done some work towards... read more

Record Attendance at Hickstead Hotel

Record Attendance at Hickstead Hotel

Posted on 16th January 2018

On a cold Tuesday morning in January, BHBPA members made history when a record 61 turned up for  the event at the Hickstead Hotel last Tuesday. On arrival at 7.20 I was soon joined by Roy Stannard and then by the speaker, Sally Blomfield. However, by 7.50 there were still very few in attendance. By 8.10 it was crowded in the Conservatory Room as they turned up in droves, eager no doubt to hear what the Economic and Planning Leader had to say about... read more

Tax & Investment Seminar

Tax & Investment Seminar

Posted on 16th January 2018

Now is the time to get your finances in order, recommends MHA Carpenter Box   Between the start of a new year and before the end of the financial year is a great time to review business and personal finances and to make plans for the year ahead. To help you along the way, MHA Carpenter Box is holding a Tax & Investment Seminar which will cover some recent changes that might affect the decisions you make. The aim is to give you some pointers whether... read more

New Apprenticeships at Crawley College

New Apprenticeships at Crawley College

Posted on 15th January 2018

These qualifications follow the New Apprenticeship Standards – designed by employers within the IT industry to be used across a wide variety of organisations in all sectors. Cyber Security Technologist – Level 4 (duration – 24 months) The Cyber Security Technologist will apply an understanding of cyber threats, hazards, risks, controls, measures and mitigations to protect organisations systems and people. New Data Protection Regulation... read more

Record Year for MHA Carpenter Box

Record Year for MHA Carpenter Box

Posted on 11th January 2018

MHA Carpenter Box Heads into 2018 following a record 2017   Sussex-based chartered accountants MHA Carpenter Box is welcoming in 2018 on the back of a record year, driven in part by the rapid expansion of its Gatwick office.   The firm, headquartered in Worthing, has seen its Gatwick headcount grow from four employees at start-up in June 2015 to 27 today, 15 of whom have been recruited in the last 12 months. Driving this growth has been an impressive... read more

Welcome Eshcon, New Member

Welcome Eshcon, New Member

Posted on 11th January 2018

Introducing New Member – Eshcon   I am Anya Ledwith from Eshcon. I put the environment into the core of your company … so that you become more efficient, reduce risk & win new business.   I find your impacts & costs – waste, energy, carbon, operations – and where you can improve.   Many companies put in an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System because their own customers require it. Having this recognised... read more

Bennett Christmas Celebrates 50 Years and Growth Plans

Bennett Christmas Celebrates 50 Years and Growth Plans

Posted on 11th January 2018

Bennett Christmas Celebrates 50 Years and Announces Corporate Restructure and Growth Plans Independent Burgess Hill-based insurance brokers, underwriters and risk management consultants, Bennett Christmas have appointed Tom Stripp as Managing Director this month. The appointment comes during the group’s fiftieth year of trading, as part of a dynamic re-structure which has included several senior appointments and the announcement of an ambitious... read more

Energy Saving Grants

Energy Saving Grants

Posted on 11th January 2018

Utilise Plus supports eligible small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) throughout England. It is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), supported by the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, and delivered by the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC. Grants Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available to cover up to one-third of the cost of a best practice energy saving project. Your project can combine different... read more

Careers Networking Event at BHA

Careers Networking Event at BHA

Posted on 11th January 2018

Request for volunteers for Speed Networking at The Burgess Hill Academy. See Flyer here Once again in order to assist our Year 9 students in choosing their GCSE options, the Academy will be hosting a Speed Networking Event on Thursday 8th March 2018. The event will start with a 30 minute networking breakfast at 8.15am, followed by two one hour sessions 8.50am to 9.50am and 9.50am to 10.50am. Students will be in groups of 3/4 and they will spend 5... read more

Fire Walk for St Peter & St James Hospice

Fire Walk for St Peter & St James Hospice

Posted on 10th January 2018

Enjoy an interactive seminar before facing your fears and taking a daring dash across burning coals. Bring friends and family to cheer you on for an evening filled with fun, fire and inspiration! Entry is just £25 per participant with a promise to raise £100+ in sponsorship for the hospice. Family and friends can cheer for free! Delicious food and drinks available to purchase on the night for Firewalkers and their friends and family. Date and Time Thu... read more

New Member – Press Start 2 Join Ltd

New Member – Press Start 2 Join Ltd

Posted on 10th January 2018

Press Start 2 Join are video game event providers. With 100 consoles across all systems and over 2000 games in an ever growing library we are able to provide a video gaming experience not to be forgotten. We run public events and pop up arcades through the year, in addition to providing gaming experiences for companies, education establishments, to accompany your presence at trade shows and for individual parties and occasions. If you want to hire... read more

Office Space Needed!!

Office Space Needed!!

Posted on 4th January 2018

SHOUT OUT FOR OFFICE SPACE! Can you help find a new home for Rose Media Group? RMG is located in the Martlet Heights in Burgess Hill town centre and phase one of the much needed redevelopment will start in a few months, which involves demolishing the Heights. Good news for the town centre but RMG will need a new office! We would love to share a space with another business, or do you have between 1000 to 1800 sq ft to rent out? Please contact Aneela... read more

Chamber Course at TKC

Chamber Course at TKC

Posted on 3rd January 2018

An Introduction to Export Procedures  – The King’s Centre – Burgess Hill – Monday 22 January 2018 0930 – 1630 This export training course is designed to provide an overview of the terminology, procedures and documentation used in the export process and to explain the responsibilities and obligations of all parties. Attendees should should gain an understanding of the export process from first enquiry to arrival of the... read more

BHMB Exhibition 2018

BHMB Exhibition 2018

Posted on 3rd January 2018

There is still time for you to take an exhibition stand on Friday May 4th 2018, when we shall stage another Burgess Hill Means Business event at The King’s Centre in Victoria Road, Burgess Hill. This will certainly be the largest networking event of the year in Mid Sussex; we intend to fill the venue with 70+ stands as we have in the recent past. There will be no other event here this year which brings together so many local business people... read more

Sussex Living January 2018

Sussex Living January 2018

Posted on 3rd January 2018

Monthly Update Sussex Living January 2018 Welcome to the start of a brand new year and possibly a brand new you! Have you made your resolutions, and are you managing to stick to them? Hopefully we will be able to give you a helping hand in the right direction with an issue packed full of ideas for a life and home make over. Hanna Lindon gives us some great examples from page 20, of new activities for the mind and body for you to try in 2018. In this... read more

Rewards Apprenticeship Funding

Rewards Apprenticeship Funding

Posted on 2nd January 2018

Wow! £1,000 incentive to take on a young person! Whether you’re an Apprenticeship Levy paying business or not, take advantage of the £1000 incentive to take on a young person! If your business is paying the Apprenticeship Levy… are you spending yours? You can use your levy payments to train existing staff too. If your business is not paying the Apprenticeship Levy, you can still benefit from the Government’s apprenticeship funding schemes: If... read more

Tamara Goes Back to School

Tamara Goes Back to School

Posted on 2nd January 2018

Last term, before Christmas, BH Academy students who left in summer 2017 returned to collect their GCSE Exam Certificates. As usual the evening was a great success. Guest speaker, Tamara Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Ridgeview Wine Estate, presented the certificates. Afterwards, she said … “It was a real honour to be invited back to the school to present the year 11 leavers with their certificates and awards and share my further education... read more

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"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)

"“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)

"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)

""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)