News (April 2018)

Rewards Training

Rewards Training

Posted on 26th April 2018

Apprenticeships For All ! enquiries@rewardstraining.co.uk www.rewardstraining.co.uk 01293 224225 Apprenticeships can support your Company’s Training Needs  Want to get maximum return from your Levy Pot by training new and existing staff? Yes!  Can we look at your in house programmes and cross map to an Apprenticeship? Yes!  Can we obtain additional funding to top up your Levy? Yes!  Is there funding for small to medium sized companies... read more

BHMB18 Next Friday

BHMB18 Next Friday

Posted on 26th April 2018

The BHMB18 Exhibition will take place next Friday, 4th May, at The King’s Church in Victoria Road. We have a timetable for the day’s event, including official opening at 11am, visits from local schools, presentations from great speakers and first aid demonstrations as well.  It promises to be an interesting and successful day, and I hope that you are planning to make the most of it, whether you are exhibiting or coming to engage as a... read more

Crawley College Can Help

Crawley College Can Help

Posted on 25th April 2018

If you’re thinking of taking advantage of the new Mid Sussex District Microbusiness Grant to assist with employing an apprentice and are looking for support, Crawley College can help. Crawley College is one of the largest apprenticeship training providers in Sussex, with over 50 years’ experience delivering apprenticeships across a range of industries including Accounting, Procurement, Customer Service, Business Administration, IT and Cyber Security,... read more

Tom to Bunjee off the O2 in Greenwich

Tom to Bunjee off the O2 in Greenwich

Posted on 24th April 2018

PDP Services’ Tom Fairbrother to do 160ft O2 Bungee Jump   PDP Services’ Technical Director, Tom Fairbrother, will be braving the grand heights of the famous O2 in Greenwich to do a 160ft bungee jump.   Tom won’t be doing this just for the thrill – he’s hoping to raise funds for The Evelina Children’s Heart Organisation (ECHO).   ECHO is a charity very close Tom’s heart. Tom and Rebecca’s son Lewis was born in 2014 with... read more

Mike Oliver Rides Again

Mike Oliver Rides Again

Posted on 24th April 2018

Local IFA backs bikers’ bid for a new World Record Mike Oliver of Mike Oliver Associates will be back on his bike next week for this year’s Brussels2Brighton Bike Ride.   The Independent Financial Adviser is set to take part in the cycling event from Thursday, which will see more than 40 bikers pedal across the Channel to raise funds for the Mayor’s charities.   This year, their efforts will include a jaw-dropping Guinness World... read more

New Partner at Carpenter Box

New Partner at Carpenter Box

Posted on 24th April 2018

Robin Evans Appointed Partner at MHA Carpenter Box   Robin joined the firm back in 2002 as a Senior Manager and has progressed to Partner following a stint as a Departmental Director in the firm’s Assurance and Advisory Group which deals with all of the firm’s client audits, amongst other things. Initially qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1997 and a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2002, Robin previously worked for BDO in London before moving... read more

Aneela for GB Team at Europeans

Aneela for GB Team at Europeans

Posted on 23rd April 2018

Aneela Rose Selected to Represent GB in European Powerlifting Championships 2018   On Saturday 14th April, Aneela Rose won first place at the Amateur British Powerlifting Union (ABPU) SW Qualifier in Barnstaple, Devon, in the Masters 56kg body weight class, with a total score of 225kg, qualifying for the British Finals on 12th May at Bodypower and automatic selection to represent Great Britain in the European Championships in Grenoble, France in... read more

Microbusiness Grants from MSDC

Microbusiness Grants from MSDC

Posted on 23rd April 2018

Mid Sussex District Council will soon be launching our Microbusiness Grant Scheme for 2018/19 following the success of last year’s scheme. The launch date for the scheme is on the 25th April, this is when the online application opens and businesses will be able to apply. This scheme allows businesses of fewer than 10 employees to apply for grants of up to £2000 in match funding for projects allowing them to develop and grow their business. £1500... read more

BHMB18 Press Release

BHMB18 Press Release

Posted on 19th April 2018

Spotlight on women at Burgess Hill Means Business The Burgess Hill Business Parks Association (BHBPA) will shine a spotlight on the diversity of its members next month at its annual Burgess Hill Means Business exhibition. To mark the centenary of the women’s vote, the exhibit will feature a roster of female guest speakers after opening remarks by Louise Goldsmith, Leader of West Sussex County Council. Anya Ledwith, founder of Eshcon, will speak... read more

Another Quiz Night Success

Another Quiz Night Success

Posted on 19th April 2018

On a warm evening last Tuesday 18 teams gathered to take part in the BHBPA Quiz, and fiercely contested it was. By the time it finished, Leap Environmental had managed to hold on to an early lead to win by just one point with 52 out of 70. Runners Up were Romping Donkeys (The Hospice team)  with Beginners Luck in 3rd on 49.5. It was generally felt to be one of the more difficult  quizzes, and congratulations to all the teams who made the effort... read more

Helping Small Businesses Win Government Contracts

Helping Small Businesses Win Government Contracts

Posted on 18th April 2018

HOUSE OF COMMONS, LONDON SW1A 0AA 16 April 2018 Dear Colleague, HELPING SMALL BUSINESSES WIN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS   I am sure that, like me, you regularly talk and meet small businesses in your constituency. We know that they are the engine of our local economies and the backbone of the national economy, generating around 16 million jobs. Supporting them is an important part of our work as local MPs and as a Government.   Small businesses... read more

Wellesley Golf Day

Wellesley Golf Day

Posted on 18th April 2018

Wellesley Wealth Advisory would like to invite you to their 8th Charity Golf Day. Individual entry £65   Team of four £250  Hole sponsor £150 To include name / logo on hole banner and score card …Sponsored by… Day to include: • Golfers’ breakfast on arrival • Stableford competition • 9am shotgun start • Two-course lunch Competitions include: • Beat the pro • Nearest the pin • Longest drive To book your place, please... read more

Press Start 2 Join at Exhibition

Press Start 2 Join at Exhibition

Posted on 18th April 2018

We are coming along on May the 4th to showcase how video gaming can be used for, amongst other things, corporate entertainment and team building. We’ll also be running a free Pacman challenge for everyone to have a go on (with a lovely trophy up for grabs to the highest scorer!) and will have our Playstation VR available if anyone would like to experience what it is like to be in a shark tank, to be the tail-gunner in a Lancaster or to pilot... read more

Vera’s Charity Event

Vera’s Charity Event

Posted on 18th April 2018

Volunteers step forward for Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity in Cuckfield is looking for participants for its Arundel to Brighton (A2B) Walk in September. Now in its sixth year, the A2B Walk is the biggest fundraising event of the year for the Children’s Charity, which supports under 5s with cerebral palsy and other motor learning disabilities. Last year, the initiative raised £13,191.41 which went towards... read more

New Partner at MHA Carpenter Box

New Partner at MHA Carpenter Box

Posted on 17th April 2018

Head of Wealth Management Appointed Partner at MHA Carpenter Box   Roy Thompson, Head of MHA Carpenter Box Wealth Management, has been appointed Partner of the Sussex-based chartered accountants, tax and business advisers, MHA Carpenter Box with effect from the beginning of April.   The MHA Carpenter Box Wealth Management team has progressed from strength-to-strength over the last 12 months with the headcount increasing from eight to eleven... read more

Abcom Services

Abcom Services

Posted on 12th April 2018

GDPR which regulate how personal information is processed, held and used is here to stay, it comes into force the on 25th May. As an IT services provider we are assisting companies of all sizes and different sectors to accomplish their compliant requirements. The General Data Protection Regulation legislation is of paramount importance for any business. If you have researched into it, you will be aware of the possibly huge fines for being in breach.   We... read more

Brighton Awards Are Back

Brighton Awards Are Back

Posted on 12th April 2018

Celebrating thirteen years in 2018, the Brighton and Hove Business Awards (BAHBAs) are back and this year is going to be bigger and better then ever before! The Awards are supported by the city’s leading organisations and are firmly established as a benchmark for excellence in today’s competitive business environment. Enter today and you could be in with a chance of winning and becoming part of the BAHBA alumni along with the likes of Duke of... read more

Downlands Theatre Project

Downlands Theatre Project

Posted on 12th April 2018

Amphitheatre at Downlands Here is an interesting project from Downlands School in Hassocks, where they are proposing the building of an open air amphitheatre on site and need help with funds. perhaps you can help.   I am writing to seek your support. As you are aware, we have been successful in procuring a number of high quality performing arts facilities and these stunning spaces bear testament to our total commitment to culture and the arts.... read more

First Aid at Work Course

First Aid at Work Course

Posted on 12th April 2018

Don’t miss out on our next One Day First Aid at Work Course 23rd May 2018 This 1 day QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) qualification is designed for individuals who wish to act as an emergency first aider in their workplace. Garry Perkins HCPC Paramedic will be delivering this very interactive, hands-on practical First Aid Training course. This is a very popular course... read more

Smoothie Bike Hire

Smoothie Bike Hire

Posted on 12th April 2018

If you are planning a Workplace Wellbeing Programme then Massage in the Workplace offer Seated Acupressure Chair massage and also Smoothie bike hire  (a static bike which has a blender attachment so as you peddle you make smoothie drinks )….a fun and interactive way to promote  Healthy eating. Contact Jeremy on haynesjeremy@hotmail.com or call him on 07821 380476 ... read more

Platinum Includes Sport Section

Platinum Includes Sport Section

Posted on 12th April 2018

Platinum Sport – Launch issue The new issue of Platinum Business Magazine is out now – featuring our brand new Sports section. Virtually every businessperson we meet has an interest in sport, whether it is football, rugby, F1, cycling or just keeping fit. So it was an easy decision to introduce a regular sports section into the magazine. We just needed someone with a passion for sport to edit and create the new section. So we are delighted... read more

GDPR Implications

GDPR Implications

Posted on 11th April 2018

I seem to have spent a lot of time talking about GDPR this week, and I know that some of you have spent even more time on it. It’s coincidental that Mark Zuckerberg has been giving evidence to Congress about Facebook data leaks, and how to avoid them in future, as we prepare for this change in the law designed to make the law much tighter here and in Europe when it comes to handling data from outside sources. As Yann Davies at Abcom explained... read more

How Safe is Contactless?

How Safe is Contactless?

Posted on 11th April 2018

Shirley Price, who runs Yes Promo Products, sent me this account from the Mail Online warning of the dangers of Contactless payments. Bethan Davies considers herself a pretty well informed  consumer. The 37-year-old communications director, checks her bank balances each month and uses cash for daily transactions to help her budget while she saves to buy her own home. A recent incident, however, has made her even more careful. On a night out with... read more

Reduced Rates at Fresh Display

Reduced Rates at Fresh Display

Posted on 11th April 2018

Fresh Display would like to offer their display graphics services at reduced rates to all BHMB exhibitors.   They can refurbish your existing stands with new graphics or supply new banner stands and pop-ups for the event.   For more details please contact Steve Powell 01444 246546 steve@freshdisplay.co.uk     ... read more

Job at Bio Productions

Job at Bio Productions

Posted on 5th April 2018

Sales Administrator We are looking for an enthusiastic Administrator to join our Sales department. This role would ideally suit a person new to the working environment. This is a new role and will be supporting the Sales Coordinator with answering the telephone and dealing with incoming emails. Typical calls can be verbal customer orders, product queries, booking in deliveries, checking on customer order and their expected delivery. Emails are generally... read more

Sponsor an International Game

Sponsor an International Game

Posted on 5th April 2018

THE WORLD’S 1ST WALKING FOOTBALL INTERNATIONAL ENGLAND V ITALY Over 50’s and Over 60’s CHARITY EVENT IN AID OF VENUE: THE AMEX STADIUM IN BRIGHTON (TBC) DATE: MAY 2018 (TBC) SPONSORSHIP PROPOSAL MARCH 2018 Walking Football and the WFA has enjoyed considerable global media coverage recently, including extensive exposure on SKY SPORTS, BBC, ITV, EUROSPORT etc. This has largely been as a result of both Tommy Charlton (recently appointed as WFA... read more

BHMB18  Timetable for the Day

BHMB18 Timetable for the Day

Posted on 5th April 2018

The Burgess Hill Means Business Exhibition is now one week away and preparations are complete. The timetable for the day’s event, including official opening at 11am, visits from local schools, presentations from great speakers and first aid demonstrations as well should tell you all you need to know.   It promises to be an interesting and successful day, and I hope that you are planning to make the most of it, whether you are exhibiting or... read more

Quiz Night 18

Quiz Night 18

Posted on 5th April 2018

On April 17th we have the BHBPA Quiz Night at the Woolpack Inn RH15 8NN. Seventeen teams have signed up so far for this evening of fun and laughs and a little competitive spirit.  We have room for at least one more, so if you are looking for a great evening out with colleagues from work, here is your chance. It may be that you decide, as some teams do, to make a full evening of it and eat at the pub after work. The food there is delicious. The quiz... read more

Young Filmmakers Achieve More Success

Young Filmmakers Achieve More Success

Posted on 4th April 2018

Mid-Sussex filmmakers continue awards success Matthew and Michael Rowney, from Burgess Hill, have continued their awards success with a slew of international prizes for their latest film projects. The brothers, who run Rowney Brothers Motion Pictures, have won four awards since the end of last year as well as seven nominations.   Their awards include the Award of Excellence at the Headline International Film Festival (HIFF), which Michael... read more

Aussies are Coming

Aussies are Coming

Posted on 4th April 2018

Tickets are selling fast for the visit of the World Cup winners THE AUSSIES ARE COMING Tickets are selling fast for Sussex’s clash with Australia at The 1st Central County Ground, under the floodlights on Thursday 7th June! Demand for the opportunity to see the likes of Jofra Archer, George Garton, Chris Jordan and Luke Wright go head-to-head with the World Cup winners at Hove is exceptionally high, so avoid disappointment and book your tickets... read more

OPEN DAY at HPC

OPEN DAY at HPC

Posted on 4th April 2018

HPC is holding an Open Day on 24 April 2018. Starting promptly at 9:00am and finishing around 12 noon, the Open Day will take the form of a presentation and a tour of our engineering facility in Burgess Hill (Victoria Gardens, Burgess Hill, RH15 9RQ). The goal of our apprenticeship scheme is to provide a learning environment which blends real life practical work experience with the all-important academic training to equip you for work in the 21st... read more

Mental Health Course

Mental Health Course

Posted on 4th April 2018

Mental Health in the workplace   An easy & simple way to invest in the mental health & wellbeing of your staff…  locally.   One in six workers will be experiencing depression, anxiety or another mental health issue right now, with 91 million working days lost each year due to mental health issues. We are experts in handling mental health issues in the workplace and have developed a range of services to help employers identify... 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)

"I am delighted to have a long-standing relationship with the BHBPA. Since its foundation the Association has gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt that it has brought huge benefits to its members and the business community as a whole through the partnerships it has formed with the local authorities, Sussex Police and local organisations. It is paramount that Burgess Hill businesses have an effective collective voice."

The Hon Nicholas Soames MP

""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)