News (January 2019)

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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""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.""

Dave Farmer, German Translator
(Dave Farmer & Co)

"“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! ” "

Judi Arditi, Director
(Travail Employment Group)

"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. "

Steve Cridland, CEO
(Burgess Hill Town Council)

"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 Hon Nicholas Soames MP