Posted on 24th May 2018
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.
"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."
"“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”"
"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."
"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. "