News (November 2018)

Month-long Placements wanted for Erasmus Students

Month-long Placements wanted for Erasmus Students

Posted on 28th November 2018

Dear Sir, Dear Miss, We are a team of teachers from the north of France, at Jacquard High School in Caudry (“lycée Jacquard” if you want to make a web research) and we have built an Erasmus project because we want our students to improve their mobility and their professional experience abroad. With the team of teachers, we prepare our students for a professional diploma, the equivalent of the B-Tech and they have training periods to do during... read more

On The Spot Celebrates 10 Years

On The Spot Celebrates 10 Years

Posted on 28th November 2018

Many happy returns to Sussex-based tax accountants! Key messages : Local accountancy business survives 10 years through the economic recession – and thrives A look back, as well as forward, from an accountant’s point of view Technology in accountancy Brexit may mean economic turmoil, but the well-run and adaptable businesses can make it through Sussex-based tax experts On The Spot Accountants (OTS) are celebrating many happy tax returns for... read more

BH Cricket Club Win Award

BH Cricket Club Win Award

Posted on 28th November 2018

My thanks to the Mid Sussex Times for this report on the Awards success of BHBPA Member Burgess Hill Cricket Club … Burgess Hill Cricket Club topped off a remarkable 2018 year by winning the prestigious Active Sussex Club of the Year award at the awards evening held at the Grand Hotel in Brighton last Friday. Having been shortlisted from an original 260 clubs nominated, Burgess Hill saw off competition from Lancing Football Club and 5 Ways Netball... read more

Sustainable Business Partnership Events

Sustainable Business Partnership Events

Posted on 28th November 2018

Business Networking Breakfast, Brighton Tuesday 18th December This event will be held in partnership with Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership. Hear from our expert speakers on the theme of ‘sustainable construction,’ and network with others over pastries and coffee. Book your place today.   Energy Saving Workshop, Horsham Thursday 31st January 2019 This interactive workshop will be held in partnership with Horsham District Council... read more

Network Rail News Update

Network Rail News Update

Posted on 28th November 2018

Dear Stakeholder, While this message may not impact or interest all of you, we felt it prudent to update you on further upcoming engineering works which we will now run in parallel with our existing communications campaign to maximise reach to passengers and stakeholders. As part of Network Rail’s ongoing investment in the railway on the south coast, our engineers are working to replace old signalling systems on the line between Lewes and Seaford... read more

Pure Storm Digital Offer

Pure Storm Digital Offer

Posted on 28th November 2018

20% OFF – Pure Storm Digital Services Festive Offer Get prepared for 2019 the right way by taking advantage of Pure Storm’s festive offer. From 1st December until the end of January we are applying a 20% discount to any project, for members of the Burgess Hill Business Parks Association. This will be provided on all services, including: Web design & refresh Full company rebrands Web Support services Social Media Management IT Support &... read more

The Big Give Challenge

The Big Give Challenge

Posted on 22nd November 2018

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018 is fast approaching, and this year our aim is to raise an amazing £50,000 for the hospice! How does it work? We are hoping to raise £25,000 in online donations through the Big Give website between midday on Tuesday 27th November and midday on Tuesday 4th December. If we reach our target, this amount will be doubled to £50,000 through the Big Give Christmas Challenge. When can I donate? The Big Give Christmas... read more

Aneela Appears on top Asian TV Channel

Aneela Appears on top Asian TV Channel

Posted on 21st November 2018

Aneela appears on world’s top Asian TV channel   Aneela Rose of Rose Media Group based in the Victoria Business Park was interviewed by Zee TV UK last week – the world’s most viewed South Asian TV network, to share insight into how she became the AWPC World Powerlifting Champion in her age and weight class this year, whilst also growing her agency. She shared her failures and learnings which she hopes would inspire others to take on... read more

Carpenter Box Strengthen Team

Carpenter Box Strengthen Team

Posted on 21st November 2018

New Appointments Strengthen Leadership Team at MHA Carpenter Box   Rapidly growing Worthing and Gatwick-based chartered accountants, tax and business advisers, MHA Carpenter Box, has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of two new Partners.   Peter Reading, who joined the firm in 2001 as a 21-year-old trainee, is now Partner in the firm’s Assurance and Advisory Group. His particular focus is on regulated audit work and compliance... read more

Ridgeview – Simply the Best

Ridgeview – Simply the Best

Posted on 21st November 2018

Ridgeview Crowned World’s Best Winemaker   Ridgeview are delighted to have been awarded the coveted trophy of Winemaker of the Year in the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018.  This is the first time in the IWSC’s 49-year history that this has been presented to an English producer.  The IWSC attracts entries from over 90 countries and is seen as a benchmark for quality with over 400 global experts assisting with... read more

Call for Members

Call for Members

Posted on 15th November 2018

Call for Members Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership is recruiting Senior Business Leaders to become members of the newly formed Skills 360˚ Board. The purpose of the Skills 360˚ Board is to provide direction and strategic support for the delivery of our ambitious Strategic Economic Plan, Gatwick 360˚, specifically the actions within Priority 4: Create Skills for the Future, where we seek to boost the productivity of our economy by giving... read more

Vega to Leave Burgess Hill

Vega to Leave Burgess Hill

Posted on 15th November 2018

Some disappointing news was confirmed to me last week – that Vega Controls are leaving Burgess Hill in the near future and moving to a new UK base in Maresfield. As mentioned in a previous edition, the reason for their departure is the fact that they are unable to find a suitable place to purchase in the Burgess Hill area. Vega, a large German company with headquarters in the Black Forest in the town of Schiltach in SW Germany, has a turnover... read more

Seminar – Exporting, Understanding The Paperwork

Seminar – Exporting, Understanding The Paperwork

Posted on 15th November 2018

Exporting – Understanding The Paperwork – The King’s Centre – Burgess Hill – Monday 26 November 2018 0930 – 1630 Export Documentation problems will often lead to delays in getting goods to customers, increased costs and charges, and a breakdown of goodwill between seller and buyer. Changes to regulations and requirements often pass unnoticed or are misunderstood. HM Revenue and Customs require exporters to demonstrate... read more

Energy and Carbon Reporting

Energy and Carbon Reporting

Posted on 15th November 2018

Get ready for Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR)   From April 2019, large businesses will have to include carbon & energy information in their Annual Report.   The following information needs to be included: – Greenhouse gas emissions – Scope 1 & 2 emissions arising from energy use in buildings & transport, including electricity, gas, vehicles & refrigerants. – Energy consumption data. – Details... read more

Curry at Mustard Seed Cafe

Curry at Mustard Seed Cafe

Posted on 14th November 2018

The Mustard Seed Community Cafe, situated in the Hall of St Edward’s Church, Royal George  is planning  a fund raising event on Saturday Nov 24th, It will be an Indian Curry Evening, with food cooked and served by the volunteers of the Cafe.   It will commence at 7.00p.m. and tickets are available from the Mustard Seed, Tickets need to be purchased in advance as numbers for this event are limited.   All proceeds will be part of the... read more

Best of Times at Ockenden Manor

Best of Times at Ockenden Manor

Posted on 14th November 2018

Earlier this week we held our Members event at Ockenden Manor. I believe this is the eleventh time we have held an event at this fabulous hotel and the hospitality has always been first class, as indeed it was on Monday this week. We thank the management and staff at the hotel for their generosity, patience and their wonderful service in hosting this event for us. People began to arrive as early as 3.30, with Jaffer first off the blocks.  I had been... read more

Gatwick Consultation re Master Plan

Gatwick Consultation re Master Plan

Posted on 8th November 2018

Dear Peter   You will be aware that Gatwick Airport Ltd has recently launched a new Draft Master Plan to support growth of the Airport across the next 5 years and then rolling out to 15 years.   The Draft Plan sets out three growth scenarios and includes detail on how it will address infrastructure, the economy, the environment and the passenger experience.   The three scenarios are: Utilising the single runway, growing through use... read more

Healthwatch Listening Tour 2018

Healthwatch Listening Tour 2018

Posted on 7th November 2018

Healthwatch Burgess Hill Engagement and Listening Tour 2018 Healthwatch West Sussex want to make local health and social care services better for people that use them. To do that, we talk to people, listen to what you tell us and share this anonymously with those who make decisions about our health and care services. You might have seen us out and about in Burgess Hill, finding out how local health and care services work for people and how they could... read more

What Type of Business Coach?

What Type of Business Coach?

Posted on 7th November 2018

What type of business coach do you want? If you’re a business owner who thinks you want to work with a business coach, it might be useful to first decide whether what you need is a coach or a consultant. In other words, if you feel you need someone else’s subject matter expertise to diagnose what your business’ needs are, someone who’ll then prescribe what they think is the best solution as well as perhaps going on to implement their solution... read more

Armistice – an End to the Great War

Armistice – an End to the Great War

Posted on 7th November 2018

The Armistice – An End to The Great War On Sunday 11th November, in two days’ time, it will be exactly 100 years since the end of the Great War in 1918.  In fact, 11am on Sunday will be the exact time that hostilities on the Western Front were due to cease and all weapons of war were to be laid down. After four long years of dreadful conflict, people in Britain were aching for an end to it and a return to peacetime. The day began with disappointment... read more

Blackman Terry Seminar

Blackman Terry Seminar

Posted on 6th November 2018

This seminar is free to attend and open to any business owners.   For anyone wanting to understand the value of their business, wanting to buy or sell a business or for helping to strengthen their business for the future. Free seminar presented by one of our Chartered Accountants, a local Solicitor and local Business Coach. Held at the beautiful Ockenden Manor in Cuckfield.  Monday 10th December 2018 09:30am – 11:30am   The seminar will... read more

Mike Oliver Sponsors Cyclo-Cross

Mike Oliver Sponsors Cyclo-Cross

Posted on 6th November 2018

Mike Oliver Associates races in to sponsor Cyclo-Cross National Trophy   Sussex IFA Mike Oliver Associates and affiliated company Oliver Standing Construction Limited have been named as official sponsors for this month’s HSBC UK Cyclo-Cross National Trophy Round 3.   The firms, which have a long history of supporting local sporting events, will lend their support to this challenging event, which is being hosted by Crawley Wheelers at the South... read more

Vote for BHCC – Club of the Year

Vote for BHCC – Club of the Year

Posted on 5th November 2018

Burgess Hill Cricket Club have the chance to finish the year with another award to go with their League winner’s trophy having learnt that they’ve been shortlisted for ‘Club Of The Year’ in the Active Sussex Awards. The club have worked very hard on and off the field to improve their facilities and to grow their numbers. They provide opportunities for well over 200 young people to learn and play the game through various coaching initiatives... read more

Abcom Assists BH Radio Launch

Abcom Assists BH Radio Launch

Posted on 1st November 2018

ABCOM joined Burgess Hill Community Radio as they launched their first transmission on our airwaves on Saturday 27th October at precisely 10:38 (see what they did there ?) with a live launch celebrating the new station announcing itself to the local community. We joined the Mayor Councillor Chris Cherry and the team to press the button to switch the transmitter on. The radio station is a not for profit CIC and raises income through advertising, sponsorship... read more

Trustee Week for Charities

Trustee Week for Charities

Posted on 1st November 2018

12th-16th November is Trustees Week   Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They help to make the UK the sixth most giving country in the world.  They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work. Trustees come from all walks of life and have a range of skills including HR, IT, business planning and general life experience. Being a trustee gives you the opportunity... read more

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""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)

"“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)

"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)

"“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)