News (September 2018)

Work Underway on Hub

Work Underway on Hub

Posted on 27th September 2018

This article was taken from the Argus, with thanks… DPD, a parcel delivery brand, has taken up 4,000m2 of land in Burgess Hill. Councillor Jonathan Ash-Edwards, Mid Sussex District Council’s deputy leader, said: “I am delighted that work is now underway at this site. “When complete, The Hub will offer much needed industrial, warehouse and office space to aid the economic growth of our district. “Local businesses have long been asking... read more

Net XP at Ardingly

Net XP at Ardingly

Posted on 27th September 2018

Yesterday I spent a useful but tiring five hours networking at the South of England Showground. It was an exhibition, one of many put together in slick fashion by Sonny Cutting, the owner of BHBPA member Sussex Pages. One has to wonder at this guy and his energy in  tirelessly working to bring businesses together in such a well organised way. This one had a golf theme, and there were at various places in the hall people trying out their indoor putting... read more

New Look for Mike Oliver Associates

New Look for Mike Oliver Associates

Posted on 27th September 2018

NEW LOOK TO FINANCIAL GUIDANCE   There’s a whole new look to one of the region’s most popular independent financial advisers as Mike Oliver Associates moved into new premises last week,  coinciding with a new brand identity.   Mid Sussex MP, Rt Hon Sir Nicholas Soames, joined local dignitaries including Leader of Mid Sussex District Council Garry Wall and the Mayor of Haywards Heath, Cllr James Knight at the official opening of Mike... read more

First Aid Course

First Aid Course

Posted on 26th September 2018

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work qualification is designed for individuals who wish to act as an emergency first aider in their workplace. Upon successful completion of this qualification, candidates will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give safe, prompt and effective first aid in emergency situations. ​ What’s more, as a regulated qualification, employers can book this course for their employees and rest assured... read more

MSDC Survey on EV Charging

MSDC Survey on EV Charging

Posted on 26th September 2018

Dear Sir or Madam, Installing new electric vehicle (EV) charge points at key community locations in Mid Sussex has been highlighted as a flagship activity for the Mid Sussex District Council in 2018/19 and the council is committed to working in partnership with the wider community to achieve these aims. We are contacting you and other local businesses for two reasons: 1. To inform you of funding opportunities that are currently available to support... read more

A2300 Drop in Sessions

A2300 Drop in Sessions

Posted on 26th September 2018

INVITATION – Remaining drop-in sessions at the Hickstead Hotel and Hurstpierpoint Village Centre   On behalf of West Sussex County Council, I have the pleasure of inviting you to the two remaining drop-in session about our proposals to improve the A2300 Corridor.   To ease congestion and make the journeys safer and more reliable, we propose to improve the A2300 corridor by widening the road from single to dual carriageway and will provide... read more

Importing Course at TKC

Importing Course at TKC

Posted on 26th September 2018

A Foundation Course in Importing – The King’s Centre – Burgess Hill – Monday 08 October 2018 0930 – 1630 This import training course will offer practical guidance on the latest procedures, terminology and documentation required for successful importing. It will highlight some of the pitfalls that often cause importers to incur unnecessary costs and delays in arrival of goods and suggest some ways of avoiding these. It will... read more

Race Night at Adastra

Race Night at Adastra

Posted on 26th September 2018

Rotary Event at Adastra Hall, Hassocks, 7pm start on Saturday Oct 20th Please advertise a community event led by the Rotary Club of the Sussex Vale. It is a Race and Quiz night on 20 October. It only costs £10 per person and it’s a really fun evening with around 6 races on which to place your bets and win some money while supporting good local and international causes. A really good quiz will be part of the evening’s events which last year... read more

CT Sussex Hallowe’en Ball

CT Sussex Hallowe’en Ball

Posted on 26th September 2018

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Plan for Old Age

Plan for Old Age

Posted on 26th September 2018

Don’t leave it too late to plan for your old age!   Old age comes to us all, so it’s far better to be prepared for it so that no unwelcome surprises arise after we reach retirement. This is why Sussex and Gatwick-based chartered accountants MHA Carpenter Box and Worthing-based solicitors Bennett Griffin are joining the charity Guild Care in Worthing to hold an event to help you plan for later life.   With planning comes the peace of mind... read more

Ellie Wins BHBPA Trophy

Ellie Wins BHBPA Trophy

Posted on 26th September 2018

The Burgess Hill Academy in association with Burgess Hill Business Parks were proud to present their Work Experience Student of the Year Award during their Post 16 Information Evening on 20th September.   Over 100 Year 10 students were placed in companies within Sussex and the surrounding area, some even travelled up to London.  In order to qualify for the award, students needed to have an outstanding report from their employer.  They were... read more

Free Paper From Action Press

Free Paper From Action Press

Posted on 20th September 2018

Action Press has been having a change round and have discovered some paper languishing in the far corners of our print room that we have no use for so thought that local schools might like to take it off our hands FOC. As you can see there are plenty of colours available including metallic finishes.  I’m sure the students will be able to make use of it in their craft classes. Please ask any schools that are interested to call me on 01444 236 204... read more

Job at NAVH on Victoria Business Park

Job at NAVH on Victoria Business Park

Posted on 19th September 2018

We are looking for an Accounts Administrator to join our small team which is resonsible for maintaining the sales and purchase ledgers, bank reconciliation, credit control, invoicing and dealing with day-to-day accounts queries from our overseas suppliers and customers and fulfilling other admin tasks. Ideally you will have a working knowledge of Sage, Excel and basic bookkeeping experience. The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines is essential. WWe... read more

Bennett Christmas Shortlisted

Bennett Christmas Shortlisted

Posted on 19th September 2018

Bennett Christmas Insurance Brokers Shortlisted For Award The team at local insurance brokers, Bennett Christmas, have just announced their shortlisting for Broker Network’s ‘Independent Broker of the Year’ Award. Broking Director David Christmas says … “We’re really pleased at being recognised, as we continue to deliver a friendly, professional service and make our customers’ insurance dealings easy for them.” Their new website... read more

Martyn Carr Coaching

Martyn Carr Coaching

Posted on 19th September 2018

We all need a coach sometimes… I got into coaching back in 2006 after someone encouraged me to read ‘Coaching for Performance’ by Sir John Whitmore. ‘Wow’ I thought, ‘this is the missing piece in my leadership skillset’, and so persuaded was I by Whitmore that later that year I signed up to an MSc course in Coaching & Development. If you want to be a more effective leader, coaching is an incredibly useful skill. Virtually everyone... read more

Sussex Lose T20 Final

Sussex Lose T20 Final

Posted on 19th September 2018

Sussex met Worcestershire in the Vitality Blast Final after comfortably beating Somerset in the semi-final. Sussex set Somerset 203 to win but Luke Wright’s men bowled well to restrict them to 168. During his innings Luke Wright and David Wiese set up a daunting target for Somerset to chase in what was a brutal assault at times. Click HERE to read the Semi-Final match report. It wasn’t to be for the Sussex Sharks in the Vitality Blast... read more

New Guy at Sutton Winson

New Guy at Sutton Winson

Posted on 19th September 2018

Welshman takes Leadership Role at Twickenham   Sutton Winson, your local Insurance Broker & Risk Manager, offers a warm welcome to Gareth Roberts who has joined as a Director with responsibility for Commercial Sales & Development and managing the Commercial teams in their two offices.   MD, David Thomson, commented – “As a Chartered Insurance Broker with more than 30 years industry experience, gained at Commercial Union, independent... read more

New Trainees at Carpenter Box

New Trainees at Carpenter Box

Posted on 17th September 2018

‘Platinum’ Accountancy Firm recruits 11 new trainees over the last 12 months MHA Carpenter Box has appointed 11 new trainees over the past year to join their Audit and Business Services teams in both their Worthing and Gatwick offices. They will be joining either the firm’s Platinum Accredited programme on the road to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification or studying for the Institute of Chartered Accountants... read more

Free Tax Seminar

Free Tax Seminar

Posted on 13th September 2018

Are you one of the 84% who need to change the way you submit your VAT returns? Making Tax Digital is set to come into force in April 2019. This means that you will no longer be able to submit your VAT return through the HMRC website using the 9 box form. It will become a legal requirement to submit your VAT return through approved software. If you would like to know more, or if like many, hadn’t heard of the changes and want to know how it... read more

Great Reception at Porsche

Great Reception at Porsche

Posted on 13th September 2018

Our latest event took place on Wednesday this week, when 36 members and friends turned up at Porsche Mid Sussex and had a very enjoyable time. After a drink on arrival, we went into the main showroom to listen to Andrew Crabb, the General Manager.  He spoke for 15 minutes about the history of the company, the state of the business and the costs and value of owning a Porsche. The company began trading in Burgess Hill in 2003, after a spell under another... read more

The Oak Barn for Christmas Functions

The Oak Barn for Christmas Functions

Posted on 12th September 2018

The Perfect Festive Season Venue Christmas only comes round once a year, so why not make this year special at The Oak Barn Restaurant & Bar? With our roaring log fire and plentiful decorations, you’ll be feeling festive in no time at all. Whether you are looking for a large business function or a smaller family meal, we serve three course traditional Christmas meals at lunch and dinner for parties of all sizes and ages. Call us now on 01444... read more

Manufacturing Survey

Manufacturing Survey

Posted on 12th September 2018

MHA Manufacturing and Engineering Survey now open!   Take part in the MHA Manufacturing and Engineering Survey and have your voice heard   The seventh annual MHA Manufacturing and Engineering Survey has just been launched by Worthing and Gatwick-based chartered accountants, tax and business advisers MHA Carpenter Box, together with sector colleagues from its national association MHA. The survey is supported by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, the... read more

Recruiting at TS Professional

Recruiting at TS Professional

Posted on 12th September 2018

We currently have the following vacancies for employment. Please email to recruitment@tsprofessional.co.uk with an accompanying hand written resume. Postal applications will also be considered. Because we are a small but busy company please do not telephone to speak about these vacancies. PART-TIME ACCOUNTANCY / ADMINISTRATOR – £10 per hour Job Summary Our long-term accountancy employee is leaving for personal reasons after a very long and... read more

Healthwatch West Sussex

Healthwatch West Sussex

Posted on 12th September 2018

Have you heard of Healthwatch, the Consumer Watchdog for health and social care?  Healthwatch West Sussex is an independent service available to businesses and their employees providing advice and guidance on all aspects of local health and social care issues County-wide.   Mid Sussex District Council is supporting HealthWatch West Sussex by contacting local business to build awareness of their activities across the District.  To explain more about... read more

Sussex PA Network

Sussex PA Network

Posted on 11th September 2018

The Mid Sussex PA/EA Networking Group has rebranded to the Sussex PA Network to reflect the fact that we cover a larger area than just Mid Sussex! We also have a fabulous new website http://www.sussexpanetwork.co.uk/ where you can find out more details about the Network and our events.   We will be holding our next event on Thursday 20th September at Burgess Hill Town Council Chambers. The aim of the group is to meet with other like-minded professionals,... read more

Emergency First Aid Course

Emergency First Aid Course

Posted on 6th September 2018

  The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work qualification is designed for individuals who wish to act as an emergency first aider in their workplace. Upon successful completion of this qualification, candidates will be equipped with the essential skills needed to give safe, prompt and effective first aid in emergency situations. ​ What’s more, as a regulated qualification, employers can book this course for their employees and... read more

Bio Helps with Animal Recuperation

Bio Helps with Animal Recuperation

Posted on 6th September 2018

Bio-Productions make a splash with doggy paddle pool   Cleaning chemicals company Bio-Productions are proving that every dog has its day, by helping cute canine Bella get fighting fit.   Until recently, the nine-year-old Whippet/Staffordshire terrier cross was having mobility issues due to injuries sustained to her back and legs. Now, her owner Eric Martyr says his dog is bounding and barking like a six-month-old pup.   The remarkable... read more

Video Gaming Event

Video Gaming Event

Posted on 6th September 2018

Press Start 2 Join and Burgess Hill Radio bring a day of video gaming at the radio studio in Burgess Hill on September 8th. They will put on another one on October 6th.   We will have for you to play a selection of retro and new consoles running arcade game classics, retro favourites, modern classics and also our Virtual Reality games.   We will have tournaments, one player challenges and a trophy or two will be up for grabs   Admission is £2.50... read more

Race for Life Hike

Race for Life Hike

Posted on 6th September 2018

Walking for lives   An HR manager from Sompting has raised over £1100 for Cancer Research UK having completed a Race For Life Hike across the South Downs.   Sara Gibb, 55, entered the mammoth 26-mile event back in January and began training in earnest. Just four months later though and she was having a hip replacement at the world-renowned Horder Centre near Crowborough, but that wouldn’t deter the plucky woman from taking part. The walk... read more

Health & Safety Course

Health & Safety Course

Posted on 6th September 2018

Learn while you have fun and become compliant   Sutton Winson Insurance Brokers & Risk Managers are running a 4 day IOSH Managing Safely course covering the Health & Safety management and environmental basics in a high impact interactive package, involving animated media, board games, quizzes and DVDs.   This is a genuinely different approach to Health & Safety learning and is aimed at directors, managers or supervisors in any sector.... read more

Jobs Fair

Jobs Fair

Posted on 6th September 2018

Mid Sussex Jobcentre will be running a jobs fair on Tuesday 9 October.from 9.30 till 12.30   We’ll have a stand there too, and will be talking about the Burgess Hill Growth Programme and the newly adopted Economic Development Strategy (EDS). So that may be of interest to those who weren’t able to attend our launch event on 21 June?   Please any of your members may be interested in attending. The event takes place on a a drop-in basis... read more

Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers

Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers

Posted on 6th September 2018

Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers 2018 21st November 2018 The Arora Hotel, Crawley   As a Supplier at Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers 2018, you will have the opportunity to meet with Buyers that have money to spend on products and services.   If you haven’t already registered, and would like to attend as a supplier, please complete your profile here.   Once sufficient matches with the registered Buyers have been found, your place will... read more

Sussex Chamber Members Only Event

Sussex Chamber Members Only Event

Posted on 4th September 2018

Tuesday 18th September 8am – 11am Are you a Sussex Chamber of Commerce member? Check out this exclusive event just for you. Maximise your membership is a great way to get to know us and your fellow members better. A great networking opportunity and to catch up with all the latest goings on here. If you want to ensure you are getting the most from your membership then call Jack or Sam on 01444 259 259 to secure your space This event is ideal... read more

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"“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)

""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)

"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."

Steve Mooney
(Steven Mooney Machinery)

"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)