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.
"“We have been members of BHBPA from its inception, and seen the organisation steadily grow and expand into the dynamic entity it is today, bringing positive benefits to all its members.""
"As the local hospice for the area, it’s great that we receive so much support from the BHBPA. Last year the members raised an amazing £2150 through activities such as Bake Off and the BHBiz Awards. Each well planned members meeting enables good networking opportunities and speakers that are relevant to the present climate and local issues. We are proud to be members of BHBPA."
"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."
"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."