Posted on 7th June 2018
Accountancy Firm Commemorates Great War Sacrifice
Worthing and Gatwick based accountancy firm, MHA Carpenter Box, recently presented the Borough of Worthing with a specially commissioned Royal Sussex Regiment flag to help to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War and the Battle of Boar’s Head.
The Battle of Boar’s Head was a ‘diversionary’ attack which took place on 30th June 1916 where men of the Sussex Regiment went ‘over the top’ at Richebourg in the Pas-de-Calais. The casualty list at the end of this disastrous day was 365 men killed, including 22 from Worthing and over 1,000 wounded, missing or captured.
The flag was flown recently at Worthing Town Hall during a ceremony to bestow the Freedom of the Borough on the Mayor’s Office of the town of Richebourg.
MHA Carpenter Box Partner, Chris Coopey, pictured presenting the flag to former Mayor Alex Harman of Worthing Borough Council, commented:
“Harold Box, one of the firm’s founding Partners, served in the Royal Sussex Regiment and survived the First World War. In his memory and in the memory of those less fortunate souls from his regiment who were killed or maimed during the conflict, we were honoured to cause this very special flag to be made.
“It was particularly poignant for the flag to play a part in the ceremony to confirm our commitment to the very special relationship between Worthing and Richebourg. Such friendships are key to making sure we never forget our links to France with whom we share this important thread of Sussex history.”
"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."
"“I have belonged to this group since I started my own business, Lea Graham Associates, in 1986. The association has been through several incarnations since then, but its most recent one, BHBPA, is by far the best.
It’s much more than just a networking group, although it is supremely good at that too. BHBPA is inclusive and friendly and acts like a mutual-support society. The events are stimulating, worthwhile and often great fun and I believe most members share this opinion.”"
"Regular, well organised events, excellent updates and information by email along with a warm welcome from the Chair and Coordinator are just some of the positives at BHBPA."
"“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.""