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Posted on 24th May 2018

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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 conversation with representatives from the business. These questions ranged from what services businesses provided to specific questions about running, managing and financing a business.

Many of the businesses offer apprenticeship courses and employ people from the age of 16. It allowed us to make connections and think about our futures after year 11. Due to the strategic placement of free gifts everyone was able to gather the courage to ask about how their businesses were run successfully, where businesses were based and were given advice about where you begin with your own business.

It was extremely useful as we were able to put what we had learned into a business context and find real life examples of where facts were relevant. It opened our eyes to the possibilities that aren’t as rigid as A-levels. The people we spoke to were able to answer our questions and explain how their different roles fitted into the business. All in all, it was very informative and thoroughly enjoyable. A big thank you to Mr Smith and Mrs Dorgan for organising the trip.

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"If Carlsberg did networking they would do it the BHBPA way. Each event is packed with great ideas, thought provoking presentations and fun. As a small business we feel supported and part of the community. We have built friendships and business relationships and there is always plenty of advice on hand to benefit us all so don’t hesitate to join whatever the nature of your business. "

Angela Gill, Managing Director
(Bio Productions Ltd)

"“I can’t speak highly enough of the BHBPA. As a small local business we feel very much part of a community and thoroughly enjoy the annual exhibition and meetings throughout the year. Over the years we have built fantastic working relationships with many BHBPA members and every meeting and event offers us opportunities to work with more. This is networking at its best! ” "

Judi Arditi, Director
(Travail Employment Group)

"“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)