News (June 2019)

Business MOT Seminar

Business MOT Seminar

Posted on 27th June 2019

Blackman Terry and Wellesley Wealth Advisory team up for Business MOT Seminar Network with businesses from across Mid Sussex while gaining valuable insight into ways to enhance the value of your business. This is a free event from 8.00 am to 10.00 am on Tuesday 9th July at Roffey Park Institute near Horsham. A light breakfast will be provided with the opportunity for networking with local businesses before and after the seminar. The speakers are experts... read more

Apprentices at Rewards

Apprentices at Rewards

Posted on 26th June 2019

The AppJobs team at Rewards Training are currently working with a number of enthusiastic individuals, who are eagerly seeking Apprenticeships within Business Administration, Customer Service, and Hospitality. These candidates have been ‘pre-screened’ by our experienced team and are ready for the challenge! They all have one thing in common – a desire to secure a full time role in their chosen industry and the opportunity to work towards an industry... read more

Bio Does Colour Rush

Bio Does Colour Rush

Posted on 26th June 2019

Green Manufacturer Adds Kaleidoscope of Colours to its Charity Credentials     MD Angela Gill, HR Manager Sara Gibb and Sales Administrator Morwenna Bunt from Burgess Hill based Bio-Productions took part in the Colour Obstacle Rush event in Brighton last Saturday 22 June at Brighton Racecourse.   The fundraising trio gave their multicoloured all in support of their designated charity St Peter & St James Hospice. While the event is not marketed... read more

Sussex Chamber Courses Coming

Sussex Chamber Courses Coming

Posted on 26th June 2019

Training helps improve employee knowledge, skills, attitude and social behavior to help enhance overall business performance. Having the right business skills is critical to achieving success. Our training programme is practical, business focused and designed to benefit your organisation. Please see below some of our future courses which are available for bookings. All scheduled courses are held at The King’s Church, 33 – 35 Victoria Rd,... read more

Travail in Colour Run Fun

Travail in Colour Run Fun

Posted on 25th June 2019

The team at Travail Employment gladly and madly put heart and soul in to the Colour Obstacle Rush Run in Brighton on Saturday 22nd June!  The sun shone over Brighton racecourse where hundreds of teams took part, raising funds for chosen charities, ours being St Peter and St James Hospice, who provide support to so many in the mid Sussex area.  We’re proud to confirm that we’ve raised over £1500 to date, exceeding our original goal of £800! A... read more

The Skills Which Come from Parenting

The Skills Which Come from Parenting

Posted on 20th June 2019

THE MIGHTY SKILLS BORN OF PARENTING   Being a parent is a demanding job, and, even though those being managed (or managing you) may be small, their needs are huge, and their terms are firm.   At Flexibility Matters, we meet many parents who, after being out of the workplace for a while, feel they no longer have the skills that an employer is interested in. We see things very differently. We know that employers are actively seeking many of... read more

Return of 6th Form Provision to Mid Sussex

Return of 6th Form Provision to Mid Sussex

Posted on 20th June 2019

There is good news to be told this week about the return of some 6th Form provision to Haywards Heath. I attended a meeting of stakeholders at MSDC on Tuesday and saw lots of evidence suggesting very positive outcomes for 16-18 education in the local area. The buildings off Harlands Road were once the site of a thriving Haywards Heath 6th Form College, which then became a part of Crawley College until 2017. Financial problems and a very large debt... read more

New Business Space on Victoria Business Park

New Business Space on Victoria Business Park

Posted on 20th June 2019

CENTREPOINT, BURGESS HILL – PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED !   Planning permission has just been granted for CentrePoint at Burgess Hill –  a brand new 50,200 sqft (4,665 sqm) detached high bay industrial, warehouse or logistics building.   Strategically located on the A23 corridor between London and Brighton, CentrePoint forms part of the well-known Victoria Business Park, a high quality employment area within the Gatwick Diamond. The... read more

Ridgeview Delights

Ridgeview Delights

Posted on 19th June 2019

On Tuesday this week we held our ‘annual’ event at Ridgeview Wine Estate. The weather was rather inclement, unfortunately, and indeed it was raining steadily when I arrive at 4.15. However, undaunted by such minor difficulties, we all contrived to enjoy a splendid couple of hours looking, listening, learning and then imbibing small amounts of delicious sparkling wine. No doubt partly because of the threat of rain, a number of people failed... read more

Summer Event at Buxted

Summer Event at Buxted

Posted on 19th June 2019

Welcome to the Business Associations Summer Party at Buxted Park Hotel 21st August Haywards Heath Business Association   Book Your Ticket Here Network with Businesses from Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and East Grinstead Business Associations Are you looking to network with businesses across Mid Sussex then join the Haywards Heath Business Association Summer Party, this will be a joint networking event with EGBA and BHBPA members, set at one of... read more

197th Annual Show

197th Annual Show

Posted on 18th June 2019

The Ditchling Horticultural Society Founded 1822 197th ANNUAL SUMMER SHOW 22nd June 2019 2PM – 4PM DITCHLING VILLAGE HALL FLOWERS & PLANTS, FLORAL ART, CHILDREN’S CLASSES, FRUIT & VEG. MURIEL’S RAFFLE –TEA & CAKE £3 Members & children free Visitors 50p   ... read more

Cleaners Recommended

Cleaners Recommended

Posted on 18th June 2019

Our office cleaners are looking to expand their commercial cleaning services and have asked me if I can point them to B/H companies, hence my email to you.   They have cleaned our offices for some while and provide an excellent service. They each spend 2 hours on Tuesday and Thursday each week, 8 hours total per week   Their hourly rates are good and the quality of service excellent, hoovering, dusting, cleaning, washing-up, windows, PC... read more

Bennett Oakley Pair in Half Marathon

Bennett Oakley Pair in Half Marathon

Posted on 18th June 2019

Louise and Patsy are no ordinary ladies! Their first mission was to become ‘Ultimate Warriors’. Their second bright idea was to enter a half-marathon after only two running sessions together! Crazy you say….absolutely!! Louise and Patsy are colleagues working at BHBPA Member  Bennett Oakley Solicitors. This is their first ever half-marathon and they have decided to make it challenging by entering a trail running event, namely the... read more

Lunch at Jeremy’s

Lunch at Jeremy’s

Posted on 13th June 2019

Join us for our Summer Lunch at Jeremy’s Restaurant in Borde Hill Gardens with guest speaker, Brighton & Hove Albion’s Paul Barber We are delighted to invite you to our summer lunch at Jeremy’s, the award-winning restaurant set in the beautiful grounds of Borde Hill. The lunch will mark the start of our partnership with Rockinghorse Children’s Charity and we hope to welcome new members.   Our guest speaker Paul Barber joined the Board... read more

Ridgeview Party for PAs

Ridgeview Party for PAs

Posted on 13th June 2019

Emily Darnell & Esther Dawson are very proud to announce that the Sussex EA/PA Network will be four years old next month and although they’ve had a quieter period over the last year, they are kick-starting their regular quarterly meetings with a birthday party at Ridgeview Wine Estate on Tuesday 16th July from 5.30pm until 7.30pm.   Ridgeview have had a fantastic 2019 so far, winning the World’s Best Winemaker Award at the International... read more

Feedback from BHBiz19

Feedback from BHBiz19

Posted on 12th June 2019

The organizing committee of BHBiz would like to thank all the sponsors once again for their support for BHBiz 2019 as well as the companies who nominated employees and to everyone who attended on Friday 10th May at the Amex Stadium.  We all had a thoroughly enjoyable evening and are pleased that we received so many positive comments on the night and through our feedback process.   As promised, we wanted to reply to your feedback and let you... read more

Father’s Day at Ockenden Manor

Father’s Day at Ockenden Manor

Posted on 12th June 2019

Any Plans for Father’s Day on June 16th? Sunday Lunch at Ockenden Manor Our fabulous three-course lunch with the finest, locally sourced food is a treat for all on Father’s Day – come and enjoy our beautiful gardens and hotel. ENQUIRE HERE ... read more

Business Masterclass

Business Masterclass

Posted on 12th June 2019

Attend the FSB Business Masterclass: Boost your business with Facebook Hosted by FSB Sussex  Thursday 20 June, 10am-12noon – Holiday Inn Brighton Seafront, Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2JF FSB is teaming up with Facebook to tour the country offering training sessions in Facebook and Instagram to small businesses so you can develop the skills and confidence you need to take your business to the next level. Book your place here.   Cost: £10... read more

Engineering Student

Engineering Student

Posted on 12th June 2019

A young man in his second year at university studying mechanical engineering, is trying to further his knowledge in the world of business, ideally related to engineering. His name is James Rayward and he is available immediately until mid August (excluding 11-23 July). He would be appreciative of even a week or two of work shadowing to increase his awareness and understanding of the practical business world.   His CV can be forwarded if required   James... read more

Christmas Launch at Hickstead Hotel

Christmas Launch at Hickstead Hotel

Posted on 12th June 2019

It is the time of year when companies often start thinking about their Christmas Party, and we would love to invite you to get the planning off to a great start by inviting you to our Christmas Launch Event. We would be delighted to welcome you to The Hickstead Hotel on Thursday 27th June from 5pm, for canapes and fizz. It is a fantastic opportunity to find out all about our Christmas offers, with some exclusive deals for members of the BHPBA. Please... read more

Coast to Capital Workshops

Coast to Capital Workshops

Posted on 12th June 2019

Skills and Labour Market Research Project The Skills and Labour Market Research Project is an exciting opportunity for the Coast to Capital area to gain valuable intelligence and build an evidence base report on the current and future demand for and supply of skills within the local area. This research will feed into and support the development of the ‘people’ section of the Coast to Capital Local Industrial Strategy, as well as the work towards... read more

Sunday Indulgence at Ockenden Manor

Sunday Indulgence at Ockenden Manor

Posted on 6th June 2019

The Ultimate Sunday Indulgence The perfect solution for a completely indulgent Sunday.. Arrive at noon for a delicious three course Sunday lunch made using the finest locally sourced ingredients in our award-winning restaurant. When you are ready, make your way down to the spa for an afternoon reclining and relaxing. Be lazy and enjoy the Sunday papers by the fire and then head to bed for a deeply comfortable night’s sleep followed... read more

Support Downlands’ Performance Space

Support Downlands’ Performance Space

Posted on 6th June 2019

Recently signed up BHBPA member Downlands School has been crowdfunding to create HOPS, Hassocks Outdoor Performance Space, which you can see developing in the picture. Looks like a fantastic idea, and they are close to getting the funds, as you will see if you click on the link. Planning permission was granted on 5 February 2019. Downlands Community School would like to develop an open-air theatre on the school site called HOPS (Hassocks Outdoor Performance... read more

Carpenter Box Nominated for Awards

Carpenter Box Nominated for Awards

Posted on 6th June 2019

MHA Carpenter Box shortlisted for four Accounting Excellence Awards!   Sussex-based chartered accountants MHA Carpenter Box have been named as a finalist in no less than four categories of the 2019 accountingWEB Accounting Excellence Awards.   Now in their ninth year, the awards celebrate brilliance and innovation across the British accounting profession, with recognition given to individuals, firms and their supporting technology.   After... read more

Sussex Chamber Survey

Sussex Chamber Survey

Posted on 6th June 2019

The Quarterly Economic Survey carried out by the British Chambers of Commerce is the largest independent business survey in the UK and a significant economic indicator. It is a key source of data about the local economy, the results help influence policy at the Bank of England and central Government. Please play your part to help promote and sustain a strong business community in Sussex. It really does only take 2 minutes and completing this short... read more

Action Takes action to help WI

Action Takes action to help WI

Posted on 5th June 2019

Hi Peter   I thought you’d like to know that we responded to your damsels in distress article… Our sister company, Action Promote, provided Hayley and her lovely ladies at the Cuckfield WI with 100 branded lanyards free of charge. We are always happy to help support charities that offer assistance within our communities where ever we can and as I’m a WI member myself, albeit of a different branch, this one was especially close to my heart. In... read more

Bright Engineering Student Available

Bright Engineering Student Available

Posted on 5th June 2019

I have a grandson who is in his third year (of four)  at Stellenbosch University studying mechanical engineering. He is very clever – so much so that he is able to pay his fees through a bursary. He will be visiting us from November for 2 months and has asked me whether I know of any firm in Burgess Hill that he may be able to spend some time with to see what they do. He does not want to be paid and indeed would not be allowed to be paid as he... read more

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"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

"The BHBPA is an energetic and vocal organisation that connects and empowers and informs the local business community acting as an effective conduit to local authority and other organisations. We are proud to be part of that community and the association."

Nick Broom, Managing Director
(PVL UK Ltd)

"“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.""

Peter Hook, Manager
(Computer Systems Engineers)