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 Club, both outstanding in their sporting field, to win the public vote. Only a couple of months ago the club won promotion to Division 2 of the Sussex Cricket League and next year will be playing at the highest level ever in their history.
In recent years the club has worked to significantly improve their facilities and now aim to work with the local Councils to upgrade their Pavilion and cricket outfield. The recognition was a result of significant success in and out of competition, development of participation in the Community, establishing education and community links, being fully inclusive, catering for people from all backgrounds and benefitting the locality in an exceptional way.
A club spokesman said: “We look forward to the 2019 season and continued progress for the club on and off the pitch.”
Read more at: https://www.midsussextimes.co.uk/sport/burgess-hill-cricket-club-win-top-trophy-at-sussex-sports-awards-1-8720491
"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."
"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."
"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. "
"“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.”"