News (February 2018)

Quiz at BHTFC for Hospice

Quiz at BHTFC for Hospice

Posted on 28th February 2018

On 27th March, 2018 at Green Elephants Stadium, home of Burgess Hill Town FC,  a Quiz Night will be held with all proceeds to be donated to St Peter & St James Hospice. The simple rules are:- Teams can be up to 5 people maximum There will be a raffle and spot prizes on the night For tickets please contact Russ Rego or Wendy Agate as below:- russrego22@hotmail.com.     Wendy.Agate@stpeter-stjames.org.uk Wendy Agate Community Fundraiser ... read more

Worthing Regeneration Project

Worthing Regeneration Project

Posted on 28th February 2018

‘Biggest Regeneration Project for a Generation’ to be discussed at SPA The next meeting of the Sussex Property Alliance will discuss what is arguably the biggest regeneration project in Worthing for a generation. The bold plans for the redevelopment of the Teville Gate site, which will be known as Station Square, will be on the agenda and will no doubt attract a lot of interest from local property professionals. Aized Sheikh, Chief Executive of... read more

Discounted Wills for Hospice

Discounted Wills for Hospice

Posted on 22nd February 2018

Make a Will month is your opportunity to create or update your Will at a heavily discounted rate   Throughout April 2018, local solicitors have generously agreed to offer a limited number of Will writing appointments free of charge. Instead of paying the solicitor for professional advice, we ask that you donate to St Peter & St James Hospice. This donation will provide expert and compassionate hospice care to local families. All you need... read more

Seeking Work

Seeking Work

Posted on 22nd February 2018

An honest, highly motivated conscientious individual, who is willing, loyal and exceptionally reliable. Career history includes roles up to management level, running own family Post Office and newsagent businesses, bar manager, managing a retail outlet, working for a multi-drop courier operation and warehouse management. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills complement strong customer service skills and the ability to motivate others. Highly... read more

Demand for Hospitality at Hove

Demand for Hospitality at Hove

Posted on 22nd February 2018

Demand for hospitality during the Aussie’s visit to The 1st Central County Ground, Hove on Thursday 7th June has been exceptional – just three tables now remain! Don’t delay if you’d like to secure space for you and your clients at one of Sussex’s biggest sporting occasions this summer. The hospitality package includes lunch, a three-course dinner, all-inclusive drinks and the best view of the action as Sussex Sharks take on the... read more

Emergency First Aid Course

Emergency First Aid Course

Posted on 22nd February 2018

Sutton Winson Insurance Brokers and Risk Managers are running a 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work course on Wednesday 4th April for all the local businesses.   This course will be suitable for any person in your organisation. All learners will gain the skills and knowledge to provide you with Emergency First Aiders capable of delivering treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner. The course combines practical and theoretical... read more

Vera Lynn – Tribute Concerts

Vera Lynn – Tribute Concerts

Posted on 22nd February 2018

An INVITATION By Its Magic Events to bring a tremendously popular concert to your Community. Dame Vera Lynn turned 100 years old in March 2017. VICKI LEE, an engaging and professional entertainer has undertaken a visit to the UK from New Zealand bringing pleasure & rekindling memories to over 2000 people in concerts to date, & has raised funding for participating Charities /Clubs. Vicki has established a wonderful friendship with Dame Vera... read more

Carpenter Box Among Finalists

Carpenter Box Among Finalists

Posted on 22nd February 2018

MHA Carpenter Box Shortlisted in GDB Awards for the second year running   Sussex-based chartered accountants, tax and business advisers, MHA Carpenter Box, has been named as one of only three finalists in the Business of the Year category of the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2018 for the second year running.   MHA Carpenter Box Practice Director, Chris Coopey, is understandably delighted with the news, commenting: “Being shortlisted for... read more

Keymer Double Glazing event

Keymer Double Glazing event

Posted on 22nd February 2018

On Wednesday this week we met for a BHBPA Members event at a new venue, the home of long standing member KDG.  The company was set up almost thirty years ago by Martin Wright, an ex pupil of Oakmeeds School, who two years ago stepped down into retirement to allow others to continue his fine work. Kieran Collins, another ex Oakmedian, is now one of four guys who now run the company, and they have done a fine job of moving with the times to create... read more

Apprentice Seeking Work

Apprentice Seeking Work

Posted on 22nd February 2018

Rewards Training has a highly motivated, reliable and enthusiastic individual who is seeking a business and administration apprenticeship for him first office based role. Ben lives in Haywards Heath and has gained working experience within the retail environment, where he has developed excellent customer service skills. We can verify that him communication skills, both verbally and written, are fantastic! He is eager to learn and would thrive in a... read more

Job Vacancy at Bruynzeel

Job Vacancy at Bruynzeel

Posted on 21st February 2018

Job Vacancy   Vacancy:                               Sales Support Coordinator   Location:                              Burgess Hill   Salary:                                   Negotiable, commensurate with experience   Hours:                                    Full-time (37.5 hours per week)   Bruynzeel... read more

DWS Fix Printer Problems at Roedean

DWS Fix Printer Problems at Roedean

Posted on 15th February 2018

DWS Case Study – Roedean School Anyone who has ever worked in a school will know how frustrating and stress-inducing it can be when there are problems with the printers.  Teachers need print outs or copies for their lessons, sometimes at the last minute, students need to print out their work and administrative staff often have huge numbers of copies to produce.  Printing so much material not only leads to regular breakdowns, it’s also seriously... read more

Carolyn Leaving the Hospice

Carolyn Leaving the Hospice

Posted on 15th February 2018

To BHBPA Members and Friends,   Many of you may have met me at the monthly network meetings and annual quiz nights. I have been with the hospice in the fundraising team for 4 ½ years and in that time have met so many lovely people and supporters.   I am sure most of you will know what the hospice does, but for those who don’t, the hospice covers an area of Mid Sussex to include the 4 main towns of Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Lewes and... read more

Susan Takes the Chair at BHBPA

Susan Takes the Chair at BHBPA

Posted on 15th February 2018

We can announce some very important news for the BHBPA this week.  It was decided that Susan Fleet would move into the role of Chair following the recent departure of Paul Shearing after three years at the helm. As Coordinator I am delighted that we have found a solution which will ensure the smooth progress of the BHBPA.  As Chair, Susan could hardly do more than she already does on a regular basis for the Association. No-one has a greater knowledge... read more

Flash Firewalk Sale

Flash Firewalk Sale

Posted on 15th February 2018

Have you always fancied walking across hot coals but haven’t had the opportunity to take part in such a unique challenge? Well now is your chance to fulfil this wish whilst raising funds for our patients at St Peter & St James Hospice. On Thursday 8th March we are hosting our second Firewalk at Plumpton Racecourse at 6pm. For this weekend only, starting at noon on Friday 16th we have knocked 20% off the registration price so it is now just £20!... read more

Sussex Chamber Events in March

Sussex Chamber Events in March

Posted on 15th February 2018

Welcome to our weekly events spotlight, this is where we highlight the events coming up during the next few weeks.   Logistics & Freight Forwarding Tuesday 6th March – 8:00am – 11:00am, Dale Hill Hotel & Golf Club, Wadhurst   We are pleased to announce our first guest speaker for this event will be Mike Jones, ILG. Click here for further information.   Speed Networking with the Neighbours Tuesday 13th March – 15:00pm – 17:30pm,... read more

Ofcom Licence for Burgess Hill Radio

Ofcom Licence for Burgess Hill Radio

Posted on 8th February 2018

Burgess Hill Radio awarded Ofcom Licence   Burgess Hill, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks and Ditchling have been listening for the last 22 months to their own Community Radio Station Burgess Hill Radio via the internet.  Now Ofcom have rewarded the station with a Community Radio FM Licence.   The station, which will shortly be moving to new studios in Church Walk, Burgess Hill has up to now only been available on the Internet.  Following a successful... read more

Munich Tragedy Anniversary

Munich Tragedy Anniversary

Posted on 8th February 2018

When the plane carrying the Manchester United football team failed in a second attempt to take off from an ice bound airport in Munich on 6th February 1958, the legend of the Busby Babes and indeed of the club itself were born. In all 23 people died and many others were injured. Bobby Charlton survived and he and Harry Gregg were the only ex-players from that team who went to the anniversary service on Tuesday this week. As a football mad nine year... read more

Ridgeview Wins Award Again

Ridgeview Wins Award Again

Posted on 8th February 2018

A winning start to 2018 for Ridgeview   Congratulations to Ridgeview Wine Estate, winning the coveted title of Sussex Drink Producer of the Year at the Sussex Food & Drink Awards 2018 at the Amex Stadium on Wednesday evening.  It was the third year in a row that Ridgeview have reached the Grand Final and the second time in three years that they have won.  Congratulations also to their Assistant Vineyard Manager Luke Spalding, who was runner-up... read more

Britain’s First Female MP

Britain’s First Female MP

Posted on 8th February 2018

An article in a newspaper this week marked the fact that the new law which first gave the vote to some women was passed on 6th February 1918, 100 years ago. A Countess Markievicz, born Constance Gore-Booth, was elected to Parliament in 1918 but never actually sat in the House of Commons. She had reportedly shot a Dublin policeman dead during the Easter Rising in 1916, for which she was given clemency on grounds of her gender. Her response was apparently:... read more

Apprentice Seeking Work

Apprentice Seeking Work

Posted on 8th February 2018

At Rewards TRC we have a highly motivated, reliable and enthusiastic individual who is seeking a business and administration apprenticeship for her first office based role. Tia lives in Burgess Hill and has gained working experience within the retail environment, where she has developed excellent customer service skills. We can verify that her communication skills, both verbally and written, are fantastic! She is eager to learn and would thrive in... read more

New Member – Primary Business Finance

New Member – Primary Business Finance

Posted on 6th February 2018

NEW MEMBER – PRIMARY BUSINESS FINANCE LTD   We are a new member at BHBPA and are very pleased to be on board.   PBF is a specialist intermediary and arranger of debt funding for businesses. We have over 70 years’ experience in the finance industry and bring our expertise to bear to assist companies across a range of sectors with their funding needs.   We are experienced in arranging finance and working with companies in all... read more

Office Furniture at RMG

Office Furniture at RMG

Posted on 1st February 2018

Looking for office furniture? Rose Media Group can help you   Rose Media Group is soon to be departing the Martlet Heights building as it makes way for the exciting new town developments, and moving to pastures new (but still local)! As part of our move, some of our office furniture will be looking for a new home. There is a variety of items on offer, including desks, shelves, bookcases and cabinets, sofas, a coffee table, microwave, dishwasher and... read more

About Quadrant Systems, BHBPA Member

About Quadrant Systems, BHBPA Member

Posted on 1st February 2018

If you have ever wondered what they do at Quadrant Systems, tucked away in Victoria Gardens, here are some clues from Paul Morley, the Infrastructure and Compliance Manager …   Quadrant Systems Limited was formed in July 1994 and has operated from its purpose built facility in Victoria Gardens Burgess Hill ever since. Since its formation the company has been active across the core areas of the Flight Simulation Industry serving a diverse... read more

Exciting Season Ahead for Sussex CCC

Exciting Season Ahead for Sussex CCC

Posted on 1st February 2018

Exclusive T20 Blast Pass offer ends soon The 2018 season is fast approaching, and with Jason Gillespie on his way to take charge of our talented young squad, the new campaign promises to be a memorable one. Join us for this exciting new era and enjoy a summer of watching stars Jofra Archer, Tymal Mills, Chris Jordan & Luke Wright in action alongside promising youngsters like George Garton, Delray Rawlins & Phil Salt! 2018 Membership grants... read more

Travail Triumph at The Belfry

Travail Triumph at The Belfry

Posted on 1st February 2018

On January 27th we attended the annual awards for the Travail network of franchises and house branches from across the whole UK.   It’s a national event celebrating the achievements of the company in 2017 and this year was held in the famous Belfry Hotel & Golf resort in Sutton Coldfield.   I am delighted to tell you that we came away with a clutch of awards and pretty much swept the board on the night.  Highlights included Elle winning... read more

New Member- Indigo Events

New Member- Indigo Events

Posted on 1st February 2018

Indigo Events is a local catering and event management company with an excellent reputation throughout Sussex for delicious, locally-sourced and freshly made food. Founded in 2010 by Tatjana Keenan, we have more than two decades of experience catering for everything from small dinner parties to large banquets, charity fundraisers to special occasions, business meetings to conferences. With a 5 star hygiene rating, we excel at creating bespoke catering... read more

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"“We have been members of BHBPA from its inception, and seen the organisation steadily grow and expand into the dynamic entity it is today, bringing positive benefits to all its members.""

Peter Hook, Manager
(Computer Systems Engineers)

"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)

"The BHBPA is an energetic and vocal organisation that connects and empowers and informs the local business community acting as an effective conduit to local authority and other organisations. We are proud to be part of that community and the association."

Nick Broom, Managing Director
(PVL UK Ltd)