News (May 2018)

Ridgeview Celebrates New Brand Direction

Ridgeview Celebrates New Brand Direction

Posted on 31st May 2018

English sparkling wine industry leaders, Ridgeview launched their striking new branding at the Savoy Hotel last week.  The new labels are a bold move away from the previous classic and traditional packaging, to a contemporary, modern and proudly English design.  Ridgeview, who were one of the first wineries to be solely devoted to the production of English sparkling wine, have led the way for over 20 years in national and international development... read more

Meet the Buyers Seminars

Meet the Buyers Seminars

Posted on 30th May 2018

We are pleased to provide below, the links to the first of the eight planned educational seminars, supporting Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers 2018.   Please can we ask you to forward these details to your contacts and share through your social media channels to ensure that businesses from your region are represented and are able to benefit from these valuable, yet free seminars.   We will be sending this information to all gdb contacts on... read more

Bio Goes Global in Amsterdam

Bio Goes Global in Amsterdam

Posted on 30th May 2018

Cleaning Chemicals Company goes global at InterClean exhibition Cleaning chemicals manufacturer Bio-Productions stole the show at the ISSA InterClean exhibition in Amsterdam, Netherlands this month.   The Burgess Hill business appeared alongside 800 exhibitors at the event, which welcomed more than 30,000 visitors over four days. This year, the team were on hand to promote their award-winning Biological Urinal Blocks and Biological Washroom... read more

Sustainable Business Partnership Workshop in BHill

Sustainable Business Partnership Workshop in BHill

Posted on 30th May 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. This is a 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 on our... read more

Student View of BHMB18

Student View of BHMB18

Posted on 24th May 2018

ions about Business Studies Trip – Year 10: On Friday the 4th of May, the Year 10 business studies classes went on a trip to the King’s Centre in Burgess Hill Industrial Estate where local businesses were exhibiting their companies. Once there, we had time to walk around and speak to the local businesses gathered there. In a well-designed plan to improve our people skills we were asked to complete a questionnaire which required us to engage in... read more

Monday Morning Roadworks Blues

Monday Morning Roadworks Blues

Posted on 24th May 2018

The week started badly for many of those who work on Sheddingdean Business Park, I believe, as a temporary traffic signal caused long queues for those trying to get to work. The roadworks were on the B2036 north from the Sheddingdean roundabout and the temporary lights caused mayhem as the workforce tried to reach the business park from Haywards Heath. Of course such work, in this case renewal of gas supply pipes, has to be done, but from what I hear... read more

FootGolf Success for The Hospice

FootGolf Success for The Hospice

Posted on 24th May 2018

Last week St Peter & St James Hospice held their annual Footgolf tournament at Mid Sussex Golf Club, They had ten teams taking part with Keymer Double Glazing putting  forward three teams! Sadly there was no team from the BHBPA this time around. It was a very pleasant and successful  evening and the magnificent sum of almost £1000 was raised for the Hospice. The winning team was ‘the Avengers’ from Keymer Double Glazing.  The scores... read more

GDPR and Your Data

GDPR and Your Data

Posted on 23rd May 2018

On this very day the new Europe-wide GDPR legislation comes into force.  It means that there will be tighter rules on data, the holding of data and the use of data without permission. The BHBPA holds important contact data about member companies on a single database. We send out a weekly newsletter and occasional other messages of importance or invitations to events. As a general policy established even before I took on this role we never give out... read more

Welcome to Buxted Park Hotel

Welcome to Buxted Park Hotel

Posted on 23rd May 2018

I’m delighted to report that Buxted Park Hotel has now rejoined the BHBPA as a member. I’m hoping that Stephanie, the Sales Manager there, will come to meet us at Ridgeview in June. It is a very elegant and impressive building, set in 320 acres of beautiful countryside. This is what the General Manager has to say about it:- An elegant Palladian country house hotel in East Sussex Built in 1722 by Sir Thomas Medley, Buxted Park’s history... read more

New Senior Manager at MHA Carpenter Box

New Senior Manager at MHA Carpenter Box

Posted on 23rd May 2018

New Senior Manager Appointed at MHA Carpenter Box To support their growing client base, MHA Carpenter Box has appointed Sarah Baker as a Senior Manager within the Business Services Group. Sarah qualified as a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) in 2005, before moving on to become a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in 2009; she became a fellow of the ACCA in 2014. Sarah has gained a vast experience... read more

Amex 1901 Ticket for sale

Amex 1901 Ticket for sale

Posted on 17th May 2018

Subject: Seagulls – 1901 club seat for sale. Anyway as promised here are the details of the 1901 club corporate seat. Reason for selling is I can no longer justify the expense of two seats . So I have been putting the word around I am selling one of them. Forgot to mention included are the home FA cup games as well as the Premier games. Plus free programmes and free train journey. The 1901 seat is in row b of the West stand in line with the... read more

Aneela Wins Gold Medal

Aneela Wins Gold Medal

Posted on 17th May 2018

Aneela Wins Gold at British Powerlifting Finals & Qualifies for World Champs!   “‘To achieve what you have never achieved, you must do what you have never done.’ I’ve recited this mantra daily since the start of the year”, Aneela says.   She continues, “I’m in my 40s, I have a small physique and I am a female competing in an intimidating industry dominated by very strong men! So many challenges to overcome. I’ve wanted... read more

More Radio links with TBHA

More Radio links with TBHA

Posted on 17th May 2018

More Radio teams up with the Burgess Hill Academy (and discovers some budding radio stars!)   Directly as a result of the pre-Christmas BHBPA drinks at The Woolpack Roy Stannard of More Radio met up with Burgess Hill Academy Head Teacher John Francies and his assistant Elaine Setterfield to discuss the possibility of Year 10 Media Students getting on the radio.   After a meeting distinguished by great ideas flying around in all directions,... read more

Fundraising Event at Bluebell Vineyard

Fundraising Event at Bluebell Vineyard

Posted on 15th May 2018

Dear Peter I trust you are well and enjoying the sunshine. In my ‘spare’ time I am Chair of the Trustees of a very small charity called The Loiyangalani Trust, which helps a large primary chool and some children to go through secondary education, in a remote part of north west Kenya. See our website at www.loiyangalanitrust.org.uk We are holding a fundraising event at Bluebell Vineyard Estates on the 8th July (I happen to know the owners) and... read more

Sussex Cleaning & Care is 40

Sussex Cleaning & Care is 40

Posted on 14th May 2018

40 years of polished performance for Sussex Cleaning & Care When Margaret and John Pitcher set up their office and window cleaning company in Sussex in 1978, desktop ashtrays needed emptying, dust gathered in typewriter keys and the now ubiquitous office water cooler had yet to be introduced. Much has changed in the 40 years since but Sussex Cleaning & Care (SCC) has been consistent in delivering a polished performance across the county. Its... read more

Energy Saving Workshop in BH

Energy Saving Workshop in BH

Posted on 9th May 2018

Within this article there is a key way in which you could reduce your energy bills, thus saving money. It’s not only a key way, it’s a FREE way. If you go along to this free workshop at the King’s Centre you will learn how to make energy saving improvements. It’s partly funded by the EU. Please read on, check this out and sign up by contacting Jack Dale,   jack@sustainablebusiness.org.uk  or by going on the  website.   Utilise... read more

Running for the Homeless

Running for the Homeless

Posted on 9th May 2018

PVL – Running for the homeless Nick Broom, of PVL is running for the homeless this weekend! He is taking part in the Run Gatwick Half Marathon this Sunday and raising money for the charity Crawley Open House who support the homeless and disadvantaged in the local area. They operate a 24 bed hostel, busy day centre, 3 move-on houses and a community outreach team If you could spare just £1 a mile, please go to my JustGiving page and with your... read more

Ladies Day at Plumpton

Ladies Day at Plumpton

Posted on 9th May 2018

Sunshine, prosecco and horse racing…it can only mean one thing, it’s Ladies Day at Plumpton! Come down to Plumpton and get all dressed up on Sunday 13th May. Aptly named Ladies Day but gents and kids are very welcome. There are three best dressed competitions: Best Dressed Lady, Most Dapper Gent and Best Dressed Child all with great prizes! New for 2018 we also have the Mayfield Best Hat Competition! Entertainment: Live Roaming Music Tipster... read more

BHMB18 – A Roaring Success

BHMB18 – A Roaring Success

Posted on 8th May 2018

On Friday last the BHBPA once again presented an exhibition, the ninth in all, at The King’s Centre in Victoria Road, in the heart of the Victoria Business Park in Burgess Hill. Representing the best of business in Mid Sussex, the exhibition featured 71 companies, a mixture of large and small, including manufacturers, logistics, printers, IT specialists and many other types as well. From the official opening at 11am by Rosemary French, the Executive... read more

Platinum Features International Trade

Platinum Features International Trade

Posted on 3rd May 2018

Platinum Business Magazine is the largest circulation regional business magazine in the UK and, with our stable of titles, we reach over 720,000 readers in print and on-line. This is a highly impressive readership and is an unrivalled way to reach your target audience. Platinum is running a major feature on International Trade in our June issue. With comment from the DiT, central Government, Gatwick Diamond Initiative, Gatwick Airport and leading... read more

Meet The Buyers

Meet The Buyers

Posted on 2nd May 2018

  Dear Peter   Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers 2018 – Partnership Working   Further to the success of the Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers Programme in 2017 we are now planning the delivery of Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers in 2018.  There will be a further 8 Seminars with the Meet the Buyers event taking place on 21st November 2018 at the Arora Hotel.   Once again, we would like to invite you to participate as Promotion Partner... read more

Sponsor Top Choir

Sponsor Top Choir

Posted on 2nd May 2018

Dear Peter – I am asking for your help!   Leading choir Coro Nuovo are performing at St Andrew’s Church, Burgess Hill on 14th July 2018.  An American themed evening celebrating music from that rich heritage both Early and Musical Theatre.   The choir is led by international tenor, Andrew Rees who himself has just got back from Carnegie Hall singing with Jonas Kaufman.  We are so lucky to have international performers living in Sussex... read more

From no English to Superstar

From no English to Superstar

Posted on 1st May 2018

From no English to star supervisor: milestone achievement for cleaning company employee A star supervisor from Bio-Productions has reached a milestone achievement with the cleaning company this month. Olga Cepukoit-Kulmatytska is celebrating ten years since she joined the business, which manufactures environmentally-friendly cleaning products for professional, janitorial and industrial use, after moving to England from Lithuania in 2008. Unable to... 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)

""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)

"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 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)