Posted on 13th December 2018
Last Tuesday evening all BHBPA members and friends were invited to the Woolpack Inn for a small, early Christmas celebration, and to network with like-minded people for an hour or two without the normal pressures of work.
During the three hours that I was there, around 35 people popped in to say hello and give good wishes for the festive season. Some were regulars, those we depend upon to support us on most events, but there were others whom we rarely see and it was brilliant of them all to make the effort. Some simply popped in for half an hour, while others made a bit of an evening of it and had a few beers. The atmosphere was simply delightful, as it should be in a pub, easy chatting and no pressure at all. For me it was a perfect setting to get around and talk to as many people as possible, and I know that others found the same. To all those who came, we at the BHBPA say a very big thank you.
Lance and Dee are loyal supporters of the BHBPA, and they enjoy hosting our events. The sausage rolls and quiches they supplied were delicious, as several of us who had more than plenty would testify! I can not thank them enpough for hosting the event. There were folks there who had never been to the pub before, and they were impressed with the efforts made to give it the Christmas festive feel. I trust everyone got home safely, as I did via Estie’s lift and Southern Rail transportation.
"“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! ” "
"I am delighted to have a long-standing relationship with the BHBPA. Since its foundation the Association has gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt that it has brought huge benefits to its members and the business community as a whole through the partnerships it has formed with the local authorities, Sussex Police and local organisations. It is paramount that Burgess Hill businesses have an effective collective voice."
"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. "
""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.""