News (April 2019)

Foot Golf for Charity

Foot Golf for Charity

Posted on 25th April 2019

Last year the Hospice held its annual Footgolf tournament, which was really successful, and not only raised almost £1,000, but was enjoyed by all who participated.   So why not join us at Mid Sussex Golf Club, 5pm on Thursday 16th May for this year’s Fotgolf, where the only goal is to have a good time!  The tournament will be played over nine holes and prizes will be given to the highest scorers!   Tickets are £25 per person, £100... read more

Micro Business Grant Scheme

Micro Business Grant Scheme

Posted on 25th April 2019

What is the Micro Business Grant Scheme? Micro Business Grants are available for small businesses in Mid Sussex: o Up to £2,000 is available on a 50 per cent match-funding basis to support projects which will help businesses grow. o In addition to this, a further grant of £1,500 is also available to help with the cost of employing an apprentice. Eligibility To be eligible for a grant, your business must meet the following criteria: o Your business... read more

Engineering Recruitment

Engineering Recruitment

Posted on 25th April 2019

METALL #10 searches for the Solutions to the Skills Chasm   A recent meeting of the Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Alliance (METALL #10) saw some lively debate between manufacturing businesses, education professionals from FE and HE and local business support organisations as they searched for solutions to the long-standing difficulty of recruiting into the engineering sector nationally.   In the South, the recent MHA Manufacturing... read more

Burgess Hill Youth Celebrates 60 Years

Burgess Hill Youth Celebrates 60 Years

Posted on 24th April 2019

BURGESS HILL YOUTH (Formerly BURGESS HILL BOYS CLUB) Sunday 19th May come join Burgess Hill Youth and help them celebrate 60 years since the club was formed. The event is being held on the Fairfield Recreation Ground between 11am and 3pm on Sunday 19th May. The event is also in memory of the late Paul Myles who is missed by so many people. There will be a BOUNCY CASTLE / STALLS / FOOD &DRINK Lots of Fun & Games, Face Painting, BBQ Memories... read more

Is Your Business Ready for Brexit?

Is Your Business Ready for Brexit?

Posted on 24th April 2019

Is your business ready for Brexit? Are you a customs agent? Or does your company use customs agents and intermediaries to help you trade with the EU? If so, you need to know how to meet customs requirements fast and efficiently after the UK leaves the EU. There will be new processes to follow and new forms to complete. Our training will highlight what you need to know to be able to accurately complete a simple customs declaration. Training courses... read more

BHBiz – The Finalists

BHBiz – The Finalists

Posted on 4th April 2019

After a tense week of waiting for the judges’ decisions, we now have the results of their deliberations and can reveal the names of those individuals and companies who have reached the finals at the Amex Community Stadium on a glittering night on May 10th. Congratulations to those who are named below as finalists, and commiserations to those who were nominated but did not make it further. We are very grateful to you all for supporting our efforts... read more

Summer Cricket Coaching

Summer Cricket Coaching

Posted on 3rd April 2019

Summer Coaching Junior winter nets at Hurst College conclude on Sunday 7th April. Our indoor softball sessions at Burgess Hill Academy continue up until Tuesday 9th April. Following these our outdoor Summer practices commence on Friday 12th April. Full details can be found on our website http://www.burgesshillcc.co.uk/summer-coaching. The timings are as follows; Girls U11, U13 and U16s commence at 4.15 pm and continue through to 5.40 pm, a slightly... read more

Skills and Commercial Space Shortage

Skills and Commercial Space Shortage

Posted on 3rd April 2019

Manufacturers remain Optimistic & Confident despite Brexit uncertainties   SME manufacturers and engineers remain broadly optimistic and confident about future growth, despite the uncertainties around Brexit, rising production costs and skill shortages. These are the findings of the recently published 2018/19 MHA Manufacturing and Engineering Report.   The findings of this year’s survey were gathered by Sussex and Gatwick-based chartered... read more

HSC Becomes Galloways

HSC Becomes Galloways

Posted on 2nd April 2019

We run our firm like a business, just like our clients do, yes we are accountants but we want to be successful, have great careers, enjoy our work and build a great business, and like other businesses there comes a time where it feels right to freshen things up. We recently received investment from Cow Corner, a local investment firm, to help us with the next chapter of our firms long history and we feel now is good time for a refresh. As part of... read more

Business Breakfast in BH

Business Breakfast in BH

Posted on 2nd April 2019

29th May 2019, 08:00 to 11:00, Burgess Hill. Join us in Burgess Hill for a Business Networking Breakfast. These events are a great way to build your energy-saving knowledge by hearing from expert speakers, being inspired by real-life case studies, and networking with others over a pastry and coffee! Hear from expert speakers on how you can get to know and take control of your energy use, including David Greenfield of SOENECS on energy audits, and... read more

Excellent Tour of HPC

Excellent Tour of HPC

Posted on 2nd April 2019

On Wednesday last week BHBPA Members were invited to have a tour of the engineering company HPC, a stalwart manufacturing centre of Burgess Hill for 60 years. I can tell you, and I feels sure others who came will agree, that it was a very worthwhile experience. To hear and see first hand the scale and scope of the products made there and the industry sectors supplied by this company was incredible. We met at 11.15 on a beautiful Spring morning and... read more

Scouts Request for Cupboards

Scouts Request for Cupboards

Posted on 2nd April 2019

This request is for 1st Burgess Hill Scouts in Station Road : The group is having a tidy up of its games and camping equipment. As a result of that a need has arisen for 2 or ideally 3 metal lockable cupboards 5 – 6 feet tall. Pristine appearance is not important as we can paint them up. What is important is that they are lockable as we have some equipment that needs to be kept in a locked cupboard. If any members have, for example, gone paperless... read more

Community Transport Auction

Community Transport Auction

Posted on 2nd April 2019

Fundraising Auctions are currently offering an online fund raising auction for CT Sussex – offering lots of options in the Auction such as weekends away and shows  etc.  Every purchase will generate a percentage charitable donation to CT Sussex. Would you be kind enough to post out this link to your members please –  the auction will run to 30th April 2019. Here’s the link – perhaps you might forward it to our BHBPA members for us please... read more

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"“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

"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. "

Angela Gill, Managing Director
(Bio Productions Ltd)