Posted on 12th February 2019
Earlier this week the latest BHBPA event took place at the Birch Hotel in Haywards Heath. On a cold but bright morning around thirty members and friends turned up to hear a presentation on cyber crime and to do some sharp early day networking with like minded people.
Breakfast, including much needed teas and coffees, was generously supplied by the staff of the hotel, and for a full 40 minutes the buzz of networking was to be heard in the Sussex Room. At around 8.45 David Christmas spoke on the subject of cyber crime, giving us details of online scams, details of methods of avoiding becoming a victim and how insurance policies may be of help before it happens.
After the presentation there followed a lively question session in which many ideas were exchanged. As a result of the session those who were there would certainly have benefited from the knowledge gained.
It was very interesting, as ever, for me to meet a couple of new members, who included Victoria Thomson from the HR Department, recent new member Sam Norgate and potential new member Niki Smyth from Cuckfield Golf Centre. I hope they were all made to feel welcome by the members present.
Our thanks as ever go to the staff and management of the Birch Hotel for hosting the event. Many thanks, too, to David Christmas for coming along to deliver an interesting presentation.
"“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”"
"Regular, well organised events, excellent updates and information by email along with a warm welcome from the Chair and Coordinator are just some of the positives at BHBPA."
"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 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! ” "