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 during 14 of the most turbulent years the monarchy has endured, Jennie was at the heart of events that made headlines around the world: from the fairy-tale marriages to the adultery, the divorces and the deaths.
She’s known to young and old for her exploits in the jungle of ITV’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here when she was buried in a coffin full of rats and had to eat a variety of live insects.
Since then she has become a presenter on two of the BBC’s most popular shows: Cash in the Attic, and Rip Off Britain. She also presented the highly successful BBC2 series Great British Menu.
Other projects include: Royals at War, Masterchef, Too Many Cooks, Stars in the Fast Cars, The Big Call and Jennie’s own personal account of her time as a royal correspondent in a three-part documentary series for Channel Five, Jennie Bond’s Royals.
She began her career in journalism after graduating from Warwick University in 1972. She worked on local papers as a reporter for five years before joining BBC Radio News. During the next few years she gained a thorough grounding in radio news, editing the main bulletins. She also worked as a producer on current affairs shows, including the very popular Woman’s Hour, and in light entertainment, with Noel Edmonds.
Our special Awards Night will be held at the American Express Community Stadium on May 10th 2019 and will be another glittering evening with opportunities for exceptional networking too. It will include a Ridgeview drinks reception, red carpet arrival, three-course dinner with coffee, complimentary on-site parking, professional MC, entertainment and the presentation of the 12 BHBiz Awards.
"“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.”"
"“Sutton Winson have been members of the BHBPA for around 7 years. We have found it a great way to keep in touch with Burgess Hill businesses and to meet with likeminded people. It’s not just another “networking” group, as it tackles the real issues and gets things done”"
"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 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."