News (May 2019)

More Fundraising at Bio

More Fundraising at Bio

Posted on 30th May 2019

Eco-Friendly Manufacturers Bake for Charity with Colourful Incentive   MD Angela Gill, HR Manager Sara Gibb and Sales Administrator Morwenna Bunt from Burgess Hill based Bio-Productions have swelled the ranks of the Colour Obstacle Rush event in Brighton, in support of their designated charity St Peter & St James Hospice.   The Colour Obstacle Rush is an exhilarating event which takes place at Brighton Racecourse on 22 June 2019.  It combines... read more

Academy Rated ‘Good’

Academy Rated ‘Good’

Posted on 30th May 2019

The Burgess Hill Academy, one of 15  Sussex schools that make up the University of Brighton Academies Trust, has received a Good rating from the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted).   Ofsted noted: ‘The principal, Jon Francies, has worked tirelessly to create an ambitious culture, characterised by raised expectations, improved standards and strong pastoral care. His compelling vision of a school at the heart of the community is shared... read more

A Midsummer Stroll

A Midsummer Stroll

Posted on 30th May 2019

Midsummer Stroll – 23rd June 2019 from 9am There’s no better way to spend a summer’s day… Enjoy a 2, 7 or 10 mile sponsored walk through the Grade II* listed English Heritage parkland of Borde Hill and beyond, taking in sweeping views of the stunning Sussex Countryside as you raise money to help local families. Add a pinwheel to our field of remembrance to honour someone special and make memories with your loved ones at our post walk picnic... read more

Charity Summer Ball

Charity Summer Ball

Posted on 29th May 2019

I would like to publicise the charity summer ball a friend and I are organising in aid of the small charity for which I am Chair of the Trustees – The Loiyangalani Trust. We started nearly 10 years ago as a small group in Mid Sussex, fundraising to support a large primary school in a very poor part of northern Kenya and sponsoring some bright children through secondary and vocational education. We are volunteers, so all the money we raise goes... read more

Incoterms Seminar

Incoterms Seminar

Posted on 29th May 2019

Incoterms® 2010 – Half day seminar Thursday 06 June 2019 – The King’s Centre, Burgess Hill 1330 – 1630 The Incoterms® Rules apportion the costs and risks in international trade transactions between seller and buyer All parties involved in international trade in any capacity should clearly understand The Incoterms® Rules to maximise legal certainty in transactions. This half day seminar will consider the general features... read more

What’s on at The Oak Barn

What’s on at The Oak Barn

Posted on 29th May 2019

Come and Join us at the Oak Barn Bar and Restaurant National Fish & Chip Day Friday 7th -Saturday 8th June Serving food 12-3pm & 6-9pm After the popularity of last year, join us for the nation’s favourite Friday night take away with a range of specials celebrating the great fish and chip dinner. Fish and Chip Menu..   Fathers Day Sunday 16th June Serving food 12-7pm The quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.... read more

Sussex Young Musician Final

Sussex Young Musician Final

Posted on 29th May 2019

For the last 4 years Coro Nuovo have created and run the Sussex Young Musician bursary (worth £1,000).  This competition is open to young musicians aged 18-26 with a Sussex connection and who are studying music at a Conservatoire.  Every year the competition is tougher with higher quality applicants and most competitors this year are major prize-winning musicians. All have performed at major venues, Wigmore Hall, Liverpool Cathedral, Royal Festival... read more

Reclaim Refunds with Better Cloud

Reclaim Refunds with Better Cloud

Posted on 29th May 2019

GET YOUR SERVICE PROVIDER REFUNDS BACK TO YOU   Service Provider overcharging from the likes of BT, Virgin Media, O2 and Vodafone happens, and it is much more common than you may think. And some claims can go back for years, regardless of whether you are still using them. And it is completely free to take a look.   BetterCloud Services are leading a successful charge to get as many Service Provider errors rectified and refunded to their... read more

Play Days

Play Days

Posted on 24th May 2019

I am writing just to share with you information on a series of upcoming events, called Play Days, within the District to which we are seeking support from local businesses.  The Plays Days are free outdoor, community focused events which offer a range of activities for families (https://www.midsussex.gov.uk/about-us/press-releases-and-publications/children-turn-out-in-record-numbers-for-play-days/).   The Council would be interested in getting... read more

Young Guy Needs a Manufacturer

Young Guy Needs a Manufacturer

Posted on 22nd May 2019

Vivens is doing an MSc in International Human Resources at the University of Greenwich.   He has a work permit for the UK and therefore works with us at Cullen Scholefield  2 days a week. He needs to do a dissertation for his MSc,  he has been an HR Manager in the second largest manufacturing company in Rwanda. This influenced his choice of dissertation topic. He wants to investigate how the changing approaches to flexible working could be adapted... read more

Flexible Working at Cullen Scholefield

Flexible Working at Cullen Scholefield

Posted on 22nd May 2019

Local Consultancy Leads the Way for Flexible Working   Flexibility at Work   Haywards Heath People Consultancy, Cullen Scholefield, will celebrate 33 years in business this October. Accredited with the Gold Investors in People Award three times in 2010, 2013 and 2016, Cullen Scholefield is known for playing the long game; relationships with clients and suppliers last for decades and this extends to relationships with employees too. As a... read more

BHBiz Helps Hospice

BHBiz Helps Hospice

Posted on 22nd May 2019

As well as having a terrific evening of fun at BHBiz two weeks ago, the audience managed to raise more than £1500 for St Peter & St James Hospice through various methods. Wendy and Neil came to the event with guests of the hospice and set about selling raffle tickets in the early part of the evening. They had just about sold out by the time it came to draw out the numbers of the 15 winning tickets.  The prizes had been donated by generous local... read more

Travail Runs for Hospice

Travail Runs for Hospice

Posted on 22nd May 2019

On Saturday 22nd June, four of the girls here at Travail Employment Group (Sarah, Lauren, Elle and Phoebe) are running in the Colour Obstacle Rush : https://www.colorobstaclerush.co.uk/ and we are doing so to raise funds for St Peter and St James Hospice in Wivelsfield Green.   St Peter and St James Hospice are a fantastic charity who are close to our hearts. They provide an expert and compassionate hospice care to adults living in Haywards Heath,... read more

FR supports Food Bank

FR supports Food Bank

Posted on 22nd May 2019

Every Friday for the past 6 months, the employees at First Recruitment Services Haywards Heath branch, have been partaking in a ‘Dress Down Friday.’ The proceeds raised by this were then donated to their chosen charity, The Trussell Trust Foodbank. The Trussell Trust Foodbank provides emergency food and advice to those who are living below the poverty line in the UK. Their aim is to provide a minimum of three days nutritionally balanced emergency... read more

Have Fun and Become Compliant

Have Fun and Become Compliant

Posted on 21st May 2019

Learn while you have fun and become compliant   Sutton Winson Insurance Brokers & Risk Managers are running a 4 day IOSH Managing Safely course covering the Health & Safety management and environmental basics in a high impact interactive package, involving animated media, board games, quizzes and DVDs.   This is a genuinely different approach to Health & Safety learning and is aimed at directors, managers or supervisors in any sector.... read more

Sussex Chamber Survey

Sussex Chamber Survey

Posted on 21st May 2019

Help shape the future direction of Sussex Chamber   The Sussex Chamber network is undertaking its largest ever consultation and needs your participation to ensure we better serve our vibrant community of businesses with the best possible resources, events and support in the years ahead.   The network sits at the heart of the Sussex business community, helping businesses of every size and sector compete locally, nationally and internationally.... read more

Take Control of Energy Use

Take Control of Energy Use

Posted on 21st May 2019

The Sustainable Business Partnership CIC is currently delivering the Utilise Plus programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Utilise Plus helps small and medium sized enterprises to reduce their costs and Greenhouse Gas emissions by saving energy. So far, Utilise Plus has helped SMEs make a huge combined, annual saving of 697 tonnes of Greenhouse Gas emissions with energy bills decreasing, on average, by 27%.   Utilise... read more

Camilla Comes to Ridgeview

Camilla Comes to Ridgeview

Posted on 17th May 2019

Ridgeview were delighted to welcome the Duchess of Cornwall for a tour of their Estate, whilst on her Royal visit to the county of East Sussex, especially to celebrate their recent success of being crowned ‘Best International Winemaker’ in the International Wine & Spirit Competition.   The Duchess of Cornwall, President of Wines of Great Britain since 2011, has a close connection to wine beginning through her father, Major Bruce Shand,... read more

New Partner for Kingston Smith

New Partner for Kingston Smith

Posted on 16th May 2019

Kingston Smith Gatwick Lunch Club to partner with Rockinghorse Children’s Charity 16 May 2019 Kingston Smith is delighted to announce that Rockinghorse is joining their Gatwick Lunch Club as a partner. The partnership will not only enable the Club to expand to a wider audience but also raise the charity’s profile in Gatwick and the wider area. David Montgomery, partner at Kingston Smith, said: “We are excited to be partnering with Rockinghorse... read more

Just Brilliant!

Just Brilliant!

Posted on 16th May 2019

  BHBIZ Awards Crowns Host of Winners at Glittering Ceremony   Burgess Hill businesses came together for an awards ceremony with a difference on Friday.   Launched in 2017 as a biennial event, the BHBiz Awards are not about profits and order books – but the people behind them. In this, the second ceremony, BHBiz Awards 2019 recognised the achievements of employees from the top to the bottom of organisations for their contribution to the... read more

Work/Life Balance

Work/Life Balance

Posted on 16th May 2019

VOTE TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR WORK/LIFE BALANCE TODAY                    With the UK’s exit from the EU facing further delays, the uncertainty surrounding the negotiations is affecting the whole country, with many putting their life plans on hold until a decision is made.   At Flexibility Matters, however, we believe there’s no reason to wait to get on with your life. It’s important to continue to go for what you want,... read more

winners

winners

Posted on 16th May 2019

BHBiz 19 –  The Winners Rising Star  –                                        Barnham – Ridgeview Community Champion –                      Steve Willis Training Eco Warrior –                                       Bluelite Graphics Bright Star –                                         Samantha... read more

Aneela Smashes More Records

Aneela Smashes More Records

Posted on 15th May 2019

Aneela British Powerlifting Champion 2019!   Sheer elation to share my news that I smashed the British squat and deadlift records to become the ABPU British Powerlifting Champion 2019, in the Masters 56kg bodyweight class. The three day Championship took place 10th to 12th May at Bodypower, at the NEC in Birmingham; I travelled up on Friday, weighed-in on Saturday and competed on Sunday.   The three disciplines in powerlifting are back squat,... read more

New Partners at Box

New Partners at Box

Posted on 14th May 2019

Three new Partners appointed at MHA Carpenter Box   Sussex-based chartered accountants MHA Carpenter Box has appointed three new Partners to further strengthen its leadership team, including the youngest Partner to be appointed in the firm’s 95-year history.   The practice has enjoyed significant growth over recent years at its offices in Worthing and Gatwick, and the three new appointments bring the total number of Partners to 16, supported... read more

Bio at the Double

Bio at the Double

Posted on 14th May 2019

Bio-Productions Scoop Double-Whammy of Awards   Burgess Hill based, Eco-Friendly Cleaning Chemicals Manufacturer, Bio-Productions rose to the occasion picking up two awards at the prestigious BHBiz Awards 2019.   Ten members of the Bio-Productions team attended the awards ceremony at the Brighton Amex Community Stadium last Friday 10 May.  This glittering event was hosted by popular broadcaster and journalist Jennie Bond, who appears regularly... read more

BHBiz Awards – Glittering Ceremony

BHBiz Awards – Glittering Ceremony

Posted on 14th May 2019

BHBIZ Awards Crowns Host of Winners at Glittering Ceremony   Burgess Hill businesses came together for an awards ceremony with a difference on Friday. The photo gallery is here   Launched in 2017 as a biennial event, the BHBiz Awards are not about profits and order books – but the people behind them. In this, the second ceremony, BHBiz Awards 2019 recognised the achievements of employees from the top to the bottom of organisations for... read more

Fabulous Evening at BHBiz 19

Fabulous Evening at BHBiz 19

Posted on 12th May 2019

It was a glittering evening of fun, laughter and success rewarded at the BHBiz Awards on Friday, where Jennie Bond took centre stage as star speaker and awards presenter. More details and photos to follow …   ... read more

BHBiz Finals Tonight

BHBiz Finals Tonight

Posted on 9th May 2019

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Home Grown Talent – a Networking Lunch

Home Grown Talent – a Networking Lunch

Posted on 9th May 2019

Business Networking Lunch – Home Grown Talent Businesses are increasingly facing workforce challenges. There is a need to align talent and skills to the economic needs, work with local schools, encourage apprenticeships and work experience students and upskilling the current workforce. Our guest speaker for this event will be Paula Aldridge – Community Engagement Manager – Gatwick Airport Gatwick Airport aim to inform, inspire and invest... read more

GB Finals for Aneela This Weekend

GB Finals for Aneela This Weekend

Posted on 8th May 2019

For a few years now, Aneela Rose of Rose Media Group has been lifting heavy weights. When she began she had no idea how far she might take this new sport. It transpired that her determination, natural athleticism and strength led her to achieve more than she had thought possible. She spends lots of time training for the sport and her dedication has led to great success. She is an inspiration for us all. Wish our Aneela luck in the 2019 British Championships... read more

Networking at Ease

Networking at Ease

Posted on 7th May 2019

Please find details about an upcoming networking event by Gatwick Diamond below, if you could circulate this with your members it would be much appreciated:   Networking at Ease lunch at The Hilton Hotel, Gatwick Airport on Friday 24th May 2019 If you are looking for a way to network and build a range of business contacts, whilst enjoying a delicious three course lunch at this central hotel, then this gdb Networking at Ease event is ideal for... read more

Network with Key Employer

Network with Key Employer

Posted on 7th May 2019

I would be grateful if you could all share the following event amongst your business networks, contacts and committees. It’s a great opportunity to network with a key employer in the area – Gatwick Airport. There is a need to align talent and skills to the economic needs, work with local schools and encourage apprenticeships and work experience students as well as upskilling the current workforce. https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/events/chamber-events/business-networking-lunch-home-grown-talent Please... read more

Kingston Smith joins Moore Stephens International

Kingston Smith joins Moore Stephens International

Posted on 7th May 2019

Kingston Smith joins the Moore Stephens International network 1 May 2019 Kingston Smith LLP, the award-winning top 20 UK accounting and business advisory firm with an office in Redhill, has joined Moore Stephens International, one of the world’s leading global accounting and advisory networks, effective from 1 May 2019. With 62 partners and 550 staff, Kingston Smith has built an enviable reputation across multiple sectors for providing trusted advice,... read more

Sponsor Nick

Sponsor Nick

Posted on 2nd May 2019

On Sunday 12 May, Nick Broom from PVL UK will be taking part in the RUN Gatwick Half Marathon to raise money for Crawley Open House. This is a local charity that supports the homeless and disadvantaged, operating a 24-bed hostel, busy day centre, 3 move-on homes and a community outreach team.   Any sponsorship, no matter how small, will be so gratefully received. If you’d like to sponsor Nick and help make a few nights more comfortable for... read more

Sussex Chamber Courses

Sussex Chamber Courses

Posted on 2nd May 2019

CUSTOMS DECLARATION TRAINING   The Chamber of Commerce network has partnered with some of the leading industry experts to launch brand new Customs Declarations Training designed to prepare businesses and trade professionals for the future of trade.   The way we trade with the EU is about to change, introducing the need for forms and processes not previously required. Up-skilled people are the key to continued training success once the... read more

Later Life Recognised at MHA CB

Later Life Recognised at MHA CB

Posted on 2nd May 2019

Later life expertise recognised at MHA Carpenter Box Wealth Management   Gill Lynes, Senior Financial Planning Manager at Sussex-based MHA Carpenter Box Wealth Management, has recently been accredited with full membership of the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA).   To become a full member of SOLLA, applicants have to pass a rigorous accreditation process, which includes obtaining a professional qualification through examination. MHA Carpenter... read more

Welcome Galloways Accounting

Welcome Galloways Accounting

Posted on 1st May 2019

We have been in  the process of rebranding and as part have changed our name from Hilton Sharp & Clarke to Galloways.  Please find attached our certificate of name change registered with companies house.   The changes we have made are :   Our trading name will be changing from Hilton Sharp & Clarke to Galloways; The legal entity with which you engage will be changing its name from Hilton Sharp & Clarke Limited to Galloways... read more

More from Pure Storm Digital

More from Pure Storm Digital

Posted on 1st May 2019

Pure Storm Digital Services are proud to be offering a brand new service for those looking to improve their business’s digital presence and build on their business social media understanding! Our bespoke social media training courses help to solve all your pesky social issues, and can be tailored to fit your skill level, current set up and any future online goals you may have. It serves as a handy and affordable alternative to a full-scale social... read more

Barclays Eagle Lab, Brighton

Barclays Eagle Lab, Brighton

Posted on 1st May 2019

Barclays Eagle Labs are a growing network of incubator, co-working and maker spaces in key locations across the UK. Last year, we brought together the Law Society, 15 major law firms, 2 universities and an events partner in a legal industry first – a commitment to work together to transform the legal industry through innovation and technology. Our dedicated LawTech Lab, based in London’s Notting Hill is now a thriving centre of excellence for... read more

Concert at St Andrew’s

Concert at St Andrew’s

Posted on 1st May 2019

Burgess Hill Symphony Orchestra The BHSO will be performing the Dvorak Cello Concerto, with renowned local soloist Pavlos Carvalho, at its Spring concert next weekend (11 May). The programme will also include Brahms Symphony no 2 and Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture. The concert will be in St Andrew’s Church, Junction Road, starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are available in advance at £12.50 from the Help Point, on the BHSO web site (http://www.bhso.org.uk/box-office/)... read more

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(PVL UK Ltd)

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The Hon Nicholas Soames MP