Posted on 12th December 2018
Here at MSVA we always do an office Secret Santa. This year it was suggested that we do something charitable with our £5.00 that we usually put into Secret Santa rather than buying a present. We decided on a local charity that supports homeless people as this is very much on our hearts at this time of year. Along with our colleagues from Sussex Oakleaf, we have also been supporting the King’s Church Hamper Project which will provide people who have fallen on hard times with some Christmas extras.
MSVA can help businesses who want to support a local charity with fundraising or in a practical way – gardening or decorating. Many of our member groups are small grassroots charities who would really benefit from the help and support of a local business. If you want to start 2019 by doing something in the community give MSVA a call and we will point you in the right direction.
"“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.”"
"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. "
"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. "
"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."