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.
"“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! ” "
"If Carlsberg did networking they would do it the BHBPA way. Each event is packed with great ideas, thought provoking presentations and fun. As a small business we feel supported and part of the community. We have built friendships and business relationships and there is always plenty of advice on hand to benefit us all so don’t hesitate to join whatever the nature of your business. "
"The BHBPA is a fantastic hub for our business community to get together and catch up, discuss important local issues and connect new and interesting enterprises."
"As MP for Mid Sussex I believe passionately in the importance of a vibrant local business community in order to create and sustain fantastic opportunities that enable people to meet their responsibilities, prosper and fulfil their potential. I am committed to collaborating with BHBPA and others to be an effective collective voice for Burgess Hill."