News (March 2018)

Job at Ebiss

Job at Ebiss

Posted on 28th March 2018

Trainee Operations Executive with event logistics company in Sussex   EBISS is a logistics specialist looking for a Trainee Operations Executive to join our friendly team close to Burgess Hill.   We are a fast growing independent, highly ambitious company. You will be an integral part of our Operations Team helping with all aspects of our business. Full training will be given.   EBISS handles logistics for exhibitions, events, conferences,... read more

Press Start 2 Join Delivers at The Grand

Press Start 2 Join Delivers at The Grand

Posted on 28th March 2018

The Brighton Beach Comic Con lands at The Grand Hotel, Brighton, UK on Saturday 7th April 2018, right bang in the middle of the Easter holidays from 10am til 4pm.   Press Start 2 Join will be providing the video games for the event in the form of 5 gaming challenges with trophies up for grabs.   Also at the event will be   FILM GUESTS – Come along and meet out special guests from film & TV including Buck Rodgers, Andrew Lee... read more

Make Apprenticeship Levy Work for You

Make Apprenticeship Levy Work for You

Posted on 28th March 2018

Myth Busting Apprenticeships – making the Levy work for you   The Apprenticeship Levy came into effect in April 2017 and the results so far have been pretty disastrous with confusion from Levy and non-Levy payers alike.  The next meeting of METALL – the Manufacturing Engineering Technology Alliance (METALL #7) – will focus on busting the myths around the scheme.   Analysing the effects of the Levy after the first full year indicate that... read more

New Guy at PDP

New Guy at PDP

Posted on 28th March 2018

PDP Services Appoints Neil Pocock as Fire & Safety Manager   Neil Pocock has joined PDP Services as Fire & Safety Manager, bringing many years of fire safety experience with him. Neil has been a retained Fire Officer for 22 years, and has is fully qualified and experienced to carry out many aspects of commercial fire safety requirements.   PDP Services MD, Paul Padgham, commented ‘We are delighted that Neil had joined the PDP team.... read more

Utilise Workshop

Utilise Workshop

Posted on 28th March 2018

We have a new event in Burgess Hill as part of our Utilise Plus programme, an ERDF-funded project which helps small and medium sized enterprises improve their energy efficiency.   The event is an Energy Saving Workshop. These are practical, interactive, half-day session in which the business case for energy efficiency is outlined, resulting in delegates creating their own, unique Action Plans. More information can be found on the booking form... read more

Mike Oliver Sponsors Bike Ride

Mike Oliver Sponsors Bike Ride

Posted on 28th March 2018

Sussex IFA Mike Oliver Associates has been named as a major sponsor for next month’s Great Haywards Heath Bike Ride (HHBR).   The firm, which was recently announced as a key sponsor for the Haywards Heath Lions Club Swimarathon in April, will lend its support to the event for the eighth year running, having done so since the bike ride began in 2011.   Once again, participants will cycle one of four routes across Mid Sussex before... read more

Speed Networking at TBHA

Speed Networking at TBHA

Posted on 27th March 2018

A number of our members were present at a very successful speed networking event recently at The Burgess Hill Academy. This account comes from a student who was there. We were taken into the Barnden Hall where we met our first employer. Each student got a sheet with a number of questions to ask the employee. The questions ranged from “Do you work long hours?” to “Do you have to wear uniform?”, we had five minutes to ask these different questions... read more

MHA Carpenter Box Wins Again

MHA Carpenter Box Wins Again

Posted on 22nd March 2018

MHA Carpenter Box Wins Prestigious Regional Award for a second time   Sussex-based chartered accountants, tax and business advisers, MHA Carpenter Box, has won the Business of the Year category of the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2018. The specific category relates to larger businesses with turnovers in excess of £1million, which the firm comfortable exceeds. Following a previous win in the Professional Services Firm of the Year category of the... read more

PVL Double Up at GDB Awards

PVL Double Up at GDB Awards

Posted on 22nd March 2018

PVL are multi-award winners at The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards PVL UK Ltd is delighted to announce that we won not just one but two awards at the 10th anniversary of the prestigious Gatwick Diamond Business Awards. We were finalists in four categories, winning The Manufacturing Business of The Year and Supply Chain Excellence and runners up for International Business of The Year and Business of the Year. Multi-award Winners: It was a fantastic... read more

Cyber Security at The Birch

Cyber Security at The Birch

Posted on 22nd March 2018

This month’s members event was held at The Birch Hotel on Tuesday this week. On a very cold morning, snow was in the air as I drove up from Brighton, yet it seems that no-one was deterred from coming for breakfast with colleagues and friends. After half an hour of eating bacon rolls, drinking and networking we sat down to hear the presentations. There were 45 people in the Sussex Room as we began, a fine turnout indeed. The main presentation... read more

More Details of BHMB Exhibition 2018

More Details of BHMB Exhibition 2018

Posted on 22nd March 2018

The organising committee met again last week to discuss latest plans for the event on May 4th at The King’s Centre. We shall have two sessions of CPR and use of defibrillators given by Garry Perkins of Sussex First Aid Courses in a room off the main hall, probably at 12 o’clock and 1.30pm to which you will be able to sign up beforehand. There will be some hands-on training given at these. We shall allow just two people per company to attend... read more

Defibrillator List – addresses + numbers

Defibrillator List – addresses + numbers

Posted on 20th March 2018

Defibrillator list,   VBP and Town Last week, tragically, a man died of a heart attack on the Victoria Business Park.  It is important that we know where the nearest  defibrillator is kept in case it may be needed in an emergency.  You may wish to print this notice and pin it somewhere central in your workplace. This list was compiled several years ago. If you have one, and it is not shown here, please email me and tell me where it is so that... read more

Rose Media Group Moves to VBP

Rose Media Group Moves to VBP

Posted on 19th March 2018

Rose Media Group Moves to the Victoria Business Park!   If you now look down Albert Drive You’ll see that a brand new neighbour’s arrived Rose Media Group is the name PR and digital is our game   So now we’ve said goodbye to the snow We’d love to pop in and say hello We’ll bring the biscuits if you have the tea Sounds like a plan, hope you agree… Thanks Aneela x We are housed on the ground floor of the EAO building: Rose... read more

New Member – Kangaroos

New Member – Kangaroos

Posted on 19th March 2018

Fundraising and Communications Co-ordinator, Samantha Norgate, is delighted to have recently joined BHBPA, representing local special needs charity, Kangaroos. Samantha has worked for the charity for six years and in that time has seen it grow and evolve. Kangaroos provides a much-needed service in the community, providing all year after school clubs and holiday activities for children and young adults with a range of learning disabilities and complex... read more

BH Bike Ride 2018

BH Bike Ride 2018

Posted on 14th March 2018

The 26th Burgess Hill Bike Ride will take place on Sunday, 3rd June 2018 Come and join us on the oldest and best established Bike Ride in the area DOWNLOAD YOUR APPLICATION FORM HERE! We have three routes starting and finishing at The Burgess Hill Academy – 10 miles, 25 miles and 40 miles. As always, there will be water stops and comfort breaks available, including snack bars and bananas. The main beneficiary of our 26th Burgess Hill Bike Ride... read more

Understanding the Paperwork Course

Understanding the Paperwork Course

Posted on 14th March 2018

Exporting – Understanding The Paperwork  – The King’s Centre – Burgess Hill – Monday 19 March 2018 0930 – 1630   HM Revenue and Customs require exporters to demonstrate documentary compliance with security and customs regimes, even if they choose to outsource the shipping function to freight forwarders or the buyer collects the goods under ex-works terms or similar.   Non compliance risks delay in the... read more

Sussex Living Update March18

Sussex Living Update March18

Posted on 14th March 2018

With the days getting brighter and lighter and little lamb tails bouncing in the fields, it surely means that spring is on its way. And what a busy month March is, with Mother’s Day on the 11th and Easter just catching the tail end on the 30th, we have an issue packed full of ideas and things to do.   Along with celebrating Mother’s Day, on March 8th International Women’s Day recognises the achievements of women in the current climate.... read more

Footgolf at Mid Sussex

Footgolf at Mid Sussex

Posted on 14th March 2018

Dear Friends,   Last year the hospice held two Footgolf tournaments, which were both really successful, and not only raised around £3,500, but were enjoyed by all who participated.   Because of the success of these events, we are holding another Footgolf Tournament on Thursday 17 May, again at Mid Sussex Golf Club, starting at 5.00pm, and we wanted to let you know in case your company would be interested in participating by putting up a... read more

Use Them or Lose Them

Use Them or Lose Them

Posted on 14th March 2018

Use them or lose them – businesses urged to get savvy on Tax Reliefs   With just a month to go before the end of the tax year (April 5), businesses across Sussex are being urged to avoid becoming one of the thousands missing out on tax relief designed to encourage innovation.   Stuart Noakes, Partner and Head of Tax Services at Worthing and Gatwick based MHA Carpenter Box chartered accountants and tax advisers, says that small and medium sized... read more

MOAIFA Supports Swimarathon

MOAIFA Supports Swimarathon

Posted on 14th March 2018

IFA makes a splash at Swimarathon Independent financial advisers, Mike Oliver Associates, have been announced as the main sponsors for this year’s Lions Club Swimarathon. The Haywards Heath IFA, which recently celebrated its 16th anniversary, will lend its support to the event for the second year running, after the 2017 Swimarathon saw 57 teams swim 7,836 lengths to raise more than £19,000. Now in its 35th year, the Haywards Heath Lions Club Swimarathon... read more

Business Administration Apprentice Vacancy

Business Administration Apprentice Vacancy

Posted on 14th March 2018

Burgess Hill based training provider Steve Willis Training have a full time vacancy for a Business Administration Apprentice.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join a well-established, progressive training provider specialising in courses for the Building Engineering Services sector.  The successful applicant will develop skills and knowledge as part of the experienced Administration Team whilst working towards a formal apprenticeship... read more

Ridgeview Corporate Open Evening

Ridgeview Corporate Open Evening

Posted on 14th March 2018

Ridgeview Corporate Open Evening   Wednesday 21st March, 5pm to 7pm   An exclusive and inspiring setting for meetings, client entertaining or summer celebrations in our Wine Garden.   Join us for a glass of our award-winning wine and take the opportunity to meet our dedicated events team who will be on hand to discuss your individual requirements, from intimate meeting room hire to networking receptions.   Through the evening,... read more

New Member – Sussex First Aid Courses

New Member – Sussex First Aid Courses

Posted on 14th March 2018

ABOUT THE COMPANY Sussex First Aid Courses is an independent training provider offering a wide range of first aid, health and safety and CPD courses to businesses, organisations and individuals across Sussex and Surrey. The company was established in 2003 by Garry Perkins, a qualified and registered Paramedic. With over 30 years experience within the field Garry has extensive hands-on knowledge and experience of providing emergency care, as well as... read more

Take on an Apprentice

Take on an Apprentice

Posted on 14th March 2018

Would you like to find out about taking on an Apprentice? Or about training a member of your current staff? Rewards Training would love to help you understand the options available via Government Apprenticeship Funding. Apprenticeships are available to all … from 16 years of age with no upper age limit. Our training is conducted at your premises at a time to suit your business needs. We have a wide range of courses in many sectors: Business... read more

Eshcon Wins FSB Award

Eshcon Wins FSB Award

Posted on 14th March 2018

Eshcon is FSB Green Business of the Year   Environmental consultancy Eshcon has been crowned Green Business of the Year at the FSB Awards.   Eshcon joined hundreds of business people from across the South East at the ceremony overlooking Sandown Racecourse to celebrate the 12 awards categories.   Anya Ledwith, Eshcon’s director, said “I am thrilled to be Green Business of the Year, demonstrating how good environmental management... read more

Mid Sussex Wins Broadband Funding

Mid Sussex Wins Broadband Funding

Posted on 14th March 2018

Mid Sussex is one of thirteen areas to have been awarded a share of £95m to help with the rollout of ultrafast Broadband which is currently available to only 3% of the population. The service delivers speeds of up to 1GB per second but is more expensive to deploy as fibre optic cables are used instead of copper cables. The funding was announced by the Chancellor in his Spring Statement this week, and is part of a ‘local full fibre initiative’... read more

Student Looking for Work

Student Looking for Work

Posted on 13th March 2018

Hello, my name is Phoebe. I am a friendly and hardworking student who is currently in my first year at the University of Winchester studying English Language.  I am home for the summer for nearly six months and so I am looking for a temporary job over this time.  I have nearly three years of experience in retail and so I have a good understanding of customer service and I am a quick learner.  I am also a very organized person who works well under... read more

Aneela Shortlisted for Award

Aneela Shortlisted for Award

Posted on 1st March 2018

Aneela’s Powerlifting Talent Recognised by National Women of Achievement Awards 2018   The prestigious Asian Women of Achievement Awards (AWA) has shortlisted Aneela Rose in the Sports category for her powerlifting success. Winning silver in 2016 followed by gold in 2017 at the GB Powerlifting Championships is no mean feat and Aneela is the first British Asian female in her weight class to achieve top success in this sport.   Founded by Pinky... read more

New Member – Welcome to SBC Solutions

New Member – Welcome to SBC Solutions

Posted on 1st March 2018

Secure Business Computing Solutions is a growing Information Technology company specialising in the fields of Cyber and Information Security. We provide consulting, managed security, data protection, certification and audit services to both public and private sector organisations. We pride ourselves in delivering expert advice and guidance on how organisations can minimise their risk of attack from emerging cyber security threats. Our certification... read more

PVL Shortlisted for Awards

PVL Shortlisted for Awards

Posted on 1st March 2018

PVL are delighted to announce that we are finalists for four awards at this year’s Gatwick Diamond Business Awards (GDBA); Business of the Year, International Business of the Year, Manufacturing Business of the Year and Supply Chain Excellence. The awards have become one of the region’s premier business occasions – celebrating the best of the best across the Gatwick Diamond. This is a great achievement for the team to have been shortlisted... read more

Open Air Shakespeare at BH Festival

Open Air Shakespeare at BH Festival

Posted on 1st March 2018

Presenting an exciting opportunity to support one of the highlights of this year’s Burgess Hill Summer Festival – an open air performance of Shakespeare’s spellbinding masterpiece The Tempest, by acclaimed professional theatre company, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men.   Burgess Hill Summer Festival takes place from Saturday 2 – Sunday 10 June 2018.  The performance of The Tempest is the closing event of the 9-day Festival programme and... read more

Racing at Plumpton

Racing at Plumpton

Posted on 1st March 2018

Anglo Irish and Easter Racedays 12th March – Anglo-Irish Raceday Let’s get Cheltenham week off to a great start with an action packed day at Plumpton! What’s going on: Cheltenham Preview Panel – Hosted by Colin Brown with some top racing personalities (Before racing starts) Irish Stew and Pint of Guinness just £5* (Until 2pm) Live Music from Irish Band – The Wild Murphys Hepworth Blind Taste Challenge Competition to... read more

Busy time for Sussex Gritting

Busy time for Sussex Gritting

Posted on 1st March 2018

This week I asked a guy in the front line of weather affairs at the moment, Piers Bryant, to tell me how his company, Sussex Gritting Services, has fared over the past week. This is his response:- It’s been a good few years since we have seen snow like this in Sussex, and whilst it looks pretty and its great for the kids (and adults!) to play in, it causes disruption and concerns for many people.    Its been a very busy week for Sussex Gritting... read more

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Judi Arditi, Director
(Travail Employment Group)

""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)

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Peter Hook, Manager
(Computer Systems Engineers)

"“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)