News (January 2019)

Jaffer is New Director

Jaffer is New Director

Posted on 31st January 2019

Jaffer began working life in the agriculture industry before branching out to be a management consultant. He became a UK director of Burson Marsteller working with clients who were dealing with market positioning in advertising campaigns. He left the corporate world in 1989 and took the bold step of setting up as an independent management consultant specialising in company culture. In the late 90s he became fascinated by potential of internet, and... read more

Support for Growing Businesses

Support for Growing Businesses

Posted on 31st January 2019

High Level Support for Growing Businesses Based in the Coast to Capital Area Just a quick email to let you know that we have launched a second round of the Coast to Capital Escalator programme which means that applications have re-opened and will close again on Friday 22nd February. Link to info on Coast to Capital website 24 January 2019 Due to high demand from businesses applying to its innovative Growth Hub Escalator Programme, Coast to Capital... read more

New Clients for Media Group

New Clients for Media Group

Posted on 30th January 2019

Burgess Hill-based PR and digital marketing agency Rose Media Group (RMG) has won four new briefs in as many months, spanning manufacturing, food, leisure and public sector.   Leisure and tourism park owners Vectis Ventures who own Blackgang Chine and Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight has appointed Rose Media Group as their PR partner to fully plan and manage media relations and influence outreach to promote ten high profile events on the island... read more

Developments on A2300

Developments on A2300

Posted on 30th January 2019

You will have seen, no doubt, that since they started quite recently things are moving quickly on the new developments along the south side of the A2300 between Burgess Hill and the A23. Notwithstanding the inevitable queues of traffic forming due to building works and temporary traffic lights, the huge DPD warehousing facility has gone up very quickly and there will soon be other buildings emerging too. At Steering Group on Tuesday this week, Mark... read more

Aneela Breaks British Records

Aneela Breaks British Records

Posted on 30th January 2019

Last Saturday, local power lifter Aneela Rose competed for the 2019 Alan Collins Cup at Britannia Grand Burstin Hotel, Marine Parade,  Folkestone  in Kent. Here is a report on her performance:- Aneela Rose of Rose Media Group took part in the ABPU British Powerlifting Qualifier last weekend and ecstatically reports that she broke 3 British records in the Masters 56kg body weight class! She broke the first record in squat where she attempted a third... read more

National Careers Event

National Careers Event

Posted on 29th January 2019

I am writing to extend a personal invitation for your business to represent your industry sector at the cities National Careers Event on March 5th at the American Express Community Stadium from 10am – 6pm.   Coast to Capital, Brighton and Hove Council, Albion in the Community, American Express and Laing O’Rourke have come together to create this event and we are extremely proud to offer you this opportunity to be a part of National Careers Week... read more

MSDC Open 4 Business 2019

MSDC Open 4 Business 2019

Posted on 28th January 2019

Open4Business Expo returns with new theme and venue for 2019 MSDC event will be held at Harlands Road College site, Harlands Road, RH16 1LT, Haywards Heath on 14th March, focusing on Skills and Apprenticeships   Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC) announces the return of its free business expo event Open 4 Business on 14th March from 11.30-4.00pm in Haywards Heath.  This year the event will focus on ‘Skills and Apprenticeships’, reflecting... read more

Scissor Sisters on the Move

Scissor Sisters on the Move

Posted on 25th January 2019

I thought I would just give you a little up date on Scissor Sisters Interiors.  This week we have opened a new shop in Burgess Hill!  We have moved in with the ladies at The Mercantile Adventurers on the corner of Cyprus Road. There are several business in the building including a coffee shop, hairdressers, upholsterer, gifts, painted furniture and jewellery so it really is a treasure trove.  This is a great move for us and means that we are now... read more

Tax Seminar

Tax Seminar

Posted on 23rd January 2019

Taxing Times   Now is the best time of the year to get your finances in order, recommend tax and wealth management experts MHA Carpenter Box ahead of upcoming seminar.   With the end of the financial year looming, now is the ideal time to review both business and personal finances to make plans for the year ahead. The volatility of the financial markets as a consequence of the uncertainty around Brexit has made it even more difficult to plan for... read more

Jennie Bond to Host BHBiz Awards

Jennie Bond to Host BHBiz Awards

Posted on 23rd January 2019

Popular Broadcaster Jennie Bond to Host BHBiz Awards Save the Date in Your Diary – 10 May 2019   Following the enormous success of our first BHBiz Awards and the keenly awaited second in May, we’re delighted to announce the host for the evening, Jennie Bond. Broadcaster and journalist Jennie Bond appears regularly on a wide range of television and radio programmes – from light entertainment to documentaries. As the BBC’s Royal Correspondent... read more

Hickstead Hotel Event

Hickstead Hotel Event

Posted on 23rd January 2019

On Wednesday morning this week we held an event at Hickstead Hotel which turned out to be excellent in a number of ways:- the venue was great, as always; the numbers attending were fantastic (fifty plus); the speaker, Mark Jackson, was very interesting.  It was a great success all round, and many thanks go to Andy, Emma and Holly at the hotel for their hard work in hosting the event. Mark Jackson is the Business Development Manager at HPC, one of... read more

Aneela Going for Gold

Aneela Going for Gold

Posted on 23rd January 2019

Aneela competes in British Powerlifting Qualifier this weekend   Following her world championship success last summer, Aneela (MD of Rose Media Group in the Victoria Business Park) is once again going for gold in the British Powerlifting 2019 Championships, kicking off this weekend with the regional qualifier in Folkestone. Aneela has trained hard these last 4 months to bulk up ready to lift bigger numbers, with the aim of beating the British... read more

Tax Advice from Paula

Tax Advice from Paula

Posted on 21st January 2019

It’s Tax Return Season – 5 reasons to avoid the rush You do it every year. You know it’s coming, like your partner’s birthday or Christmas, yet more often than not, you leave it till the last moment. Probably it’s because it’s one of those tasks which is always looming in the background and you don’t really like doing it. All those receipts, all those invoices. Surely they’ll just go away? Well, they won’t. You ask yourself “Why... read more

Edwards – Hi Tech Manufacturing

Edwards – Hi Tech Manufacturing

Posted on 21st January 2019

The last time I visited Edwards was around 8 years ago, when big changes were in the air and the direction of change was not entirely clear to the workforce. I encountered a vast area of empty floor space, possibly as large as a football pitch, with offices along one side, and the obvious marks of machinery which had recently been moved. That very week in 2011 all the machines which used to produce precisely engineered goods had been stripped out... read more

Become a School Governor

Become a School Governor

Posted on 18th January 2019

Learn new skills! Become a School Governor Would you like to develop skills in strategic thinking, budgeting and engaging with stakeholders? Would you like to be more involved with your local community? We have volunteering opportunities at the Gattons Infant School for School Governors. Governors act like a Board of Directors and are involved in activities such as setting the aims and objectives of the school, monitoring and evaluating school progress... read more

Planning App, last week

Planning App, last week

Posted on 17th January 2019

DM/18/5114 Location:             Burgess Hill Northern Arc Land North And North West Of Burgess Hill Between  Bedelands Nature Reserve In The East And Goddard’s Green Waste Water Treatment Works In The West Desc:                  Outline application for a comprehensive, phased, mixed-use development comprising approximately 3,040 dwellings including 60 units of extra care accommodation (Use Class C3) and six permanent... read more

Defibrillators – Where are they?

Defibrillators – Where are they?

Posted on 17th January 2019

In case of Emergency, where are the Defibrillators on business parks? Edwards have one,            Innovation Dr, Burgess Hill RH15 9TW         0845 921 2223 L-3 Communications have one…          2, Clayton Manor, Victoria Gardens · 01444 480100 CAE  have two    Innovation Drive, York Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9TW    01444 247535 Boustead Intnl Heaters have one, Woodlands Court Albert Dr, Burgess Hill RH15... read more

The 2019 BHBiz Awards Event

The 2019 BHBiz Awards Event

Posted on 17th January 2019

This Awards Event was created by the BHBPA two years ago to celebrate some of those local people and companies who work tirelessly to provide a service for the local and wider community throughout the year.  In some cases they have done so for many years without special reward or recognition.  This is your chance to put that right! These Awards are different from many you may have entered or attended before in that they focus on what really makes... read more

BH Academy Networking – Volunteers wanted

BH Academy Networking – Volunteers wanted

Posted on 17th January 2019

Request for volunteers for Speed Networking at The Burgess Hill Academy Once again in order to assist our Year 9 students in choosing their GCSE options, the Academy will be hosting a Speed Networking Event on Thursday 7th March 2019. The event will start with a 30 minute networking breakfast at 8.15am, followed by two one hour sessions 8.50am to 9.50am and 9.50am to 10.50am. Students will be in groups of 3/4 and they will spend 5 minutes asking questions... read more

Local MP Contributes to Brexit Debate

Local MP Contributes to Brexit Debate

Posted on 17th January 2019

Sir Nicholas Soames has made a speech on the Brexit debate, and we thank the Mid Sussex Times for this report on his contribution:- Mid Sussex’s MP has told fellow politicians to stop pointless arguing over Brexit and urged them to back the ‘one compromise proposal on the table’. Tuesday will see the House of Commons given a meaningful vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal with Brussels setting out the process of leaving the European... read more

Free Energy Audits

Free Energy Audits

Posted on 17th January 2019

Fully-funded (FREE!) Energy Audits Apply for an Energy Audit through our ongoing UTILISE PLUS PROGRAMME, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). WHAT IS AN ENERGY AUDIT? An Energy Audit provides you with an impartial, expert assessment of how energy is used at your premises and makes recommendations on how to reduce your energy consumption and save money on your energy bills. A qualified Energy Assessor will review your organisation’s... read more

Thanks to Businesses for Hampers

Thanks to Businesses for Hampers

Posted on 15th January 2019

Good afternoon Peter   Please can you pass on our huge thanks to all the supporting businesses that kindly donated to the Christmas Hamper project.  The delivery of Christmas hampers in 2018 was organised by a multi-agency group comprising Burgess Hill District Lions Club, The King’s Church Mid-Sussex, Burgess Hill Town Council, Burgess Hill Youth, Burgess Hill Community Food Bank and Burgess Hill & District Rotary Club.  On 8 and 9 December,... read more

Happy New Year to all BHBPA Members and Friends

Happy New Year to all BHBPA Members and Friends

Posted on 10th January 2019

We hope that 2019 brings you success, happiness and joy. ... read more

Gatwick Support Letter

Gatwick Support Letter

Posted on 10th January 2019

An open letter from the business community in support of Gatwick Airport’s growth opportunities As a selection of business organisations and individual companies, employing hundreds of thousands of people throughout London, the South East and beyond, we are writing to offer our firm support for the growth opportunities outlined in Gatwick Airport’s latest draft Master Plan. Gatwick is a linchpin of the regional economy and a significant national... read more

Letter to MSDC from BHBPA

Letter to MSDC from BHBPA

Posted on 10th January 2019

Letter to Leader of MSDC from BHBPA with ref to business growth in Burgess Hill Dear Garry At our Steering Group meeting last month, the subject of company growth and expansion cropped up yet again, and this letter is a result of feelings expressed at that meeting. The immediate trigger for this response was the fact that a large German company, Vega Controls, who have been on the Victoria Business Park since 1987, has now decided to relocate to Maresfield,... read more

Tables to go from Edwards

Tables to go from Edwards

Posted on 10th January 2019

Hi Peter Happy New Year. Perhaps you would be kind enough to include this note in next week’s edition of the newsletter. “We have 30 high quality modular desks and pedestals which are less than four years old available following a refurbishment.  If anyone is interested in viewing the furniture please contact Viv Pettman at Edwards Ltd., by e-mail only (viv.pettman@edwardsvacuum.com).” Thank you. Viv Pettman |Reception Administrator | Edwards... read more

Re-energise Your Business

Re-energise Your Business

Posted on 10th January 2019

RE-ENERGISE! – You – Your Team – Your Business GDB Speakers Conference 2019   BHBPA members are invited to attend the 3rd Annual GDB Speakers Conference, at South Lodge Hotel on Thursday 17th January 2019. The event is sponsored by NatWest, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, University of Sussex Business School and Red River Software.   Last year’s event was really well received and this year’s speakers won’t disappoint.... read more

Sponsorship Opportunities in Motor Racing

Sponsorship Opportunities in Motor Racing

Posted on 10th January 2019

As an update to an article of 2nd November 2018, Motor racing history was made at Brands Hatch Indy Circuit on 3rd/4th November, when John Mickel secured a record-breaking fifth Legends Cars National Championship with MRF Tyres crown – incredibly his fourth consecutive title in the hugely competitive category. Paul Simmons won his third Masters class title. Full details of the race weekend can be found here on Mickel Motorsport’s website. Having... read more

Storage Space Needed

Storage Space Needed

Posted on 9th January 2019

Here at Alexander Rose we have a very full warehouse, so are looking for temporary storage on the estate for a few weeks. Do you know of anyone with spare capacity that might be keen to help us out?? Best regards, Mike Brand | Finance Director Alexander House, 59 Victoria Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9LE  +44(0)1444 480 212 | mike.brand@alexander-rose.co.uk  +44(0)7718 565 883 | ... read more

Welcome to Karen Harris

Welcome to Karen Harris

Posted on 9th January 2019

Firstly everyone thank you for the warm welcome you all gave me at the Woolpack for BHBPA Christmas celebration. Peter has invited me to say a few words about myself. Born in Burgess Hill and having attended Oakmeeds Community School I then left and attended Crawley College. After leaving there I joined Alliance & Leicester at 19 on the counter and then progressed to Mortgage Advisor and Branch Manager at 25 in the Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath... read more

Computers Wanted

Computers Wanted

Posted on 9th January 2019

WANTED: Electronics for a Non Profit Youth Organisation (Sheddingdean RH15) Autorepost #1 We are looking for working computers for a Non Profit Youth Organisation. Currently there are 56 young people having to share only a few computers all of which are aging and or breaking. Any contributions would be greatly appreciated. Posted by connor.p.murphy2003 https://www.ilovefreegle.org/message/54435693?u=3404614&src=digest     ... read more

Support for Growing Businesses

Support for Growing Businesses

Posted on 8th January 2019

High Level Support for Growing Businesses Based in the Coast to Capital Area 11 December 2018 Businesses in the Coast to Capital area that have the potential and ambition to grow, are being invited to apply to Coast to Capital’s innovative Growth Hub Escalator Programme which starts in January 2019. The six-month pilot, is being delivered in partnership with the MDHUB, a business network that supports leaders to develop through personalised groups... read more

Food Hygiene Training

Food Hygiene Training

Posted on 7th January 2019

I have been asked by our communications team to promote a Food Hygiene Training Course which might be of interest to local businesses in Burgess Hill. Please see more details in the flyer attached. If possible, would you include the promotion of this on the BHBPA website? A summary of the details is as followed; The Food Hygiene Training Course is being delivered by a CIEH approved trainer Training will take place on the 20 February at MSDC, Oaklands... read more

Latest Rail News from Orlagh

Latest Rail News from Orlagh

Posted on 3rd January 2019

Dear Stakeholder, Happy New Year – we hope you enjoyed a break over the festive period and have a prosperous 2019 ahead. As the new year begins, engineering work on the Brighton Main Line resumes. This Sunday, 06 January 2019, we will be undertaking a range of work including: • Balcombe Tunnel drainage • Haywards Heath and Keymer Junction tamping • Commission Haywards Heath and Keymer North signalling system You will recall the launch... read more

BHBPA Press Release end of 2018

BHBPA Press Release end of 2018

Posted on 3rd January 2019

Burgess Hill Business Parks Association Basks in the Glory of its Success After another highly successful year, the members of the Burgess Hill Business Parks Association (BHBPA) are giving themselves a well-deserved pat on the back. This forward-thinking, inclusive networking organisation goes from strength to strength and 2018 has certainly lived up to that trend. The Association, launched in June 2004 by local MP the Rt. Hon. Sir Nicholas Soames,... read more

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Steve Mooney
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Judi Arditi, Director
(Travail Employment Group)