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 and fund raising.
ABCOM IT services donated a server computer to record the broadcast output, which is required by law. It has RAID capability to provide constant backup. RAID means 2 disk drives are ‘mirrored’ so it can withstand one drive going wrong without losing the recorded data, so a replacement drive can go in place.
ABCOM Director Trevor Henry said; “It was an honour to meet the Mayor and the radio team as they connected to the community. Radio plays a significant role for community development and communication and we’re thrilled to be a part of this, by supporting them with a vital piece of equipment.”
BHCR broadcast to central and south Mid Sussex and keep listeners up to date with both national and local news and events.
As a local business we believe in supporting our local charities, organisations and groups and will continue to help these vital community initiatives where we can.
"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. "
"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."
""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.""
"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. "