News (July 2019)

PVL Supports Open House

PVL Supports Open House

Posted on 23rd July 2019

PVL continues its support for Crawley Open House, a local charity which helps people suffering the effects of homelessness, unemployment, loneliness and discrimination. The charity has recently appealed for clothing and food items to support their work and PVL were delighted to welcome Ian Wilkins, Fundraising and Relationships Manager, to its offices in Victoria Way on Friday to handover their donation.   This follows the recent Run Gatwick... read more

MHA Carpenter Box Shortlisted

MHA Carpenter Box Shortlisted

Posted on 23rd July 2019

Further Prestigious Award Recognition for MHA Carpenter Box   In recent months, Sussex-based chartered accountancy firm MHA Carpenter Box has reached the finals of the Tolley’s Taxation Awards and has also been shortlisted in four categories of the Accounting Excellence Awards. Now they have been shortlisted for two more awards in the British Accountancy Awards, one of the most prestigious accolades in the accounting industry.   The annual... read more

Councillors Visit Bio

Councillors Visit Bio

Posted on 18th July 2019

Top Tier Team Get Up Close and Personal with Workings of Green Manufacturer Burgess Hill Town Mayor, Cllr Roger Cartwright, Leader Cllr Robert Egglestone and Deputy Leader Cllr Joe Foster paid a visit to Burgess Hill based manufacturer of environmentally-friendly cleaning products, Bio-Productions, on Thursday (18 July). Accompanied by the company’s Managing Director, Angela Gill, the special visitors were given a tour of the company’s HQ on the... read more

Golf Offer

Golf Offer

Posted on 18th July 2019

As an organiser of a golf day you’ll probably start by booking plenty of entertainment, trying to make your event more desirable. This can add pressure to fill spaces and as a result you might be cautious on how much you spend for the big day. So rather than charge you upfront, we’ve developed our product to make it risk free for you. We can remove our product rate and then charge each attendee of your golf day a small fee if they wish to participate.... read more

Hassocks Outdoor Theatre Opens

Hassocks Outdoor Theatre Opens

Posted on 18th July 2019

It has been a long journey! It started with a Year 11 trip to watch ‘Romeo & Juliet’ at the Brighton Open Air Theatre a few years ago and I returned to school inspired to create something similar here at Downlands.  The vision to create a performance and social space for the students at Downlands was born.  We were delighted to officially open HOPS this week! Many thanks to everyone who has made our vision a reality.  We would especially... read more

Platinum Business Features Burgess Hill

Platinum Business Features Burgess Hill

Posted on 18th July 2019

You may remember that a couple of years ago now Platinum Business Magazine included a feature in it on Burgess Hill, which spread over about 8 pages of the magazine.  They are going to do another spread on the town, including the Business Parks, in October.  You can find a template here of spaces and costs of advertising. Please have a look at it and decide whether you wish to use this medium to advertise your business. If you do, please get in... read more

Confident Communication Skills Course

Confident Communication Skills Course

Posted on 17th July 2019

Confident & Effective Communication Skills – July Delegates are given tools and techniques for dealing assertively and constructively with difficult behaviours in the workplace, leading to more positive outcomes. All in all it’s a course few can afford to miss if they value building better, more productive relationships in work and life. SUBJECTS COVERED, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INCLUDE: Understanding the barriers to effective communication The... read more

New Youth Club

New Youth Club

Posted on 17th July 2019

E.L.I.D.O Group Youth Club   We are aiming to open a Friday evening Youth Club in September at Park Centre for young people aged 11 – 14 Years.   We urgently need volunteers aged 18+ to assist us from 6.30 – 9.30pm to help set up, help with activities and help clear up afterwards.   You do not have to help every week but it would be very useful if we had a bank of volunteers that we could call on.  Any time you could offer... read more

Lucky Dips needed

Lucky Dips needed

Posted on 17th July 2019

CT Sussex are attending the Wivelsfield Village Day at the Wivelsfield Village Hall Green on Sat 20th July. We are running a Lucky Dip activity from the bus –   We are  need of enough shredded paper to fill a dustbin size container. Could you put a request out please for us, to see if any of our business colleagues want to also contribute small branded items suitable for a lucky dip (some free business advertising) we would be happy to include... read more

Graduate Degree Show in HH

Graduate Degree Show in HH

Posted on 16th July 2019

Art and Business Make for Perfect Bedfellows   Cullen Scholefield is delighted to be sponsoring the Art Academy London Graduate Degree Show 2019, which is presented by Tim French MBE and It’s Magic.   The Graduate Degree Show 2019 runs from Thursday, 25th July 2019 to Saturday, 27th July 2019 at The Baptist Church, Sussex Road, Haywards Heath.  Entry is by donation. Thomas Golunski, a local portrait artist who has recently completed his degree... read more

Temps for Summer

Temps for Summer

Posted on 11th July 2019

‘Bubbly’ & Temporary Candidates for Summer! It’s that time of year again where staff holidays are all anyone can think about! While you’re probably excited to soon be jetting off towards some well-earned down-time, there’s always the worry of coming back to a mountain of things to be actioned or followed up. There’s also the dread of those being left behind this time of year who suddenly have to become multitasking wizards and may... read more

Probate Explained

Probate Explained

Posted on 10th July 2019

Probate fee changes – what they will mean for you and when!   In the past year, there have been many mentions on probate fees increasing and how these will affect the bereaved. But with the rise due to have taken place back in April, and still not have been passed by Parliament, when can you expect to see the changes implemented?   Due to Brexit taking up a lot of Parliament’s time, the fees amendments having been put on hold until later... read more

Summer Party at Buxted

Summer Party at Buxted

Posted on 10th July 2019

Network with Businesses from Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and East Grinstead Business Associations. If you 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 Sussex’s finest country hotels, Buxted Park! With a ticket, not only are you granted a cream tea, but also, and more importantly, unfettered... read more

BHBPA Baking Battle

BHBPA Baking Battle

Posted on 10th July 2019

Whisks at the Ready for … THE BHBPA AWESOME AUTUMN BATTLE OF THE BAKES In support of St Peter & St James Hospice   Wednesday 30 October, 12 noon at The King’s Centre Home Coffee House, Victoria Road.   Without doubt the nation has fallen in love with The Great British Bake Off.  As a result baking has risen in popularity and sparked a plethora of local bake off competitions in its wake.   We know our business community includes... read more

FootGolf at Hospice

FootGolf at Hospice

Posted on 10th July 2019

Dear Friends of the Hospice,   In May we held our Footgolf tournament, which was really successful, and not only raised almost £1,000, but was enjoyed by all who participated. All the teams who took part wanted, in fact demanded, that we put another one on the Autumn!   Because of this, we are holding another Footgolf Tournament on Thursday 5 September, again at Mid Sussex Golf Club, starting at 5.00pm, and we wanted to let you know in... read more

Diesel Theft

Diesel Theft

Posted on 10th July 2019

Just when you think such things are of a bygone time, the thieves show their hand again by coming onto the business parks at dead of night and stealing diesel from trucks. We have to be aware that there are relatively few companies which work 24 hours round the clock, which means that night times and weekends on the business parks are especially convenient times for thieves to do their worst. We are fortunate to have Beacon Services on the Victoria... read more

First Visit to Downlands School

First Visit to Downlands School

Posted on 10th July 2019

Young Engineers Steal the Show BHBPA Members and Friends made a visit to a new venue this week. On Tuesday morning we met for a breakfast event at Downlands Community School at 8am, and an excellent event it turned out to be. Breakfast was very welcome, especially as the bacon rolls and Danish pastries were delicious and for me coffee is a must at that time of day.  A huge amount of networking was evident in the time before we sat down for presentations,... read more

Ridgeview One of  World’s Best

Ridgeview One of World’s Best

Posted on 10th July 2019

Ridgeview was crowned one of the best vineyards in the world, when it was placed number 36 at the announcement ceremony of the World’s Best Vineyards Top 50 at the Banqueting House on Whitehall.   The World’s Best Vineyards Academy is the mechanism used to create The World’s Best Vineyards list.  The Academy comprises nearly 500 leading wine aficionados, sommeliers, and luxury travel correspondents from across the globe.  Each has been selected... read more

MHA Carpenter Box Coming Home

MHA Carpenter Box Coming Home

Posted on 9th July 2019

MHA Carpenter Box Coming Home to Brighton…after 95 Years!   Leading Sussex-based chartered accountants MHA Carpenter Box is going back to the future, re-establishing an office in Brighton which originally saw the partnership come together in 1923/24.   That was the year that Robert Carpenter, who practised from Midland Bank Chambers in Brighton, went into partnership with Harold Box to form Carpenter Box and Co. Fast forward 95 years and the... read more

Small Workspace Wanted

Small Workspace Wanted

Posted on 4th July 2019

Studio Lau Photography are currently looking for a new workspace. They require a small space where they can control the light in order to take photographs and run the office side of their business. They are looking for an affordable low-cost option as they are also starting an additional business so need to keep overheads low for the next 12 months. Currently based in Hurstpierpoint so ideally looking for space in and around this area but open to... read more

Phone System For Sale

Phone System For Sale

Posted on 4th July 2019

Here’s something which might benefit your office and might be worth investigating further … For Sale LG-Nortel ipLDK (LDG-20) Digital key telephone system complete with 4 x LDP-7016D/7024D telephones. Any sensible offers to Graham at Lea Graham – 01444 235475  or graham@electricbody.eu ... read more

Bluelite in Wacky Rally

Bluelite in Wacky Rally

Posted on 4th July 2019

Hello Peter I trust you are well and enjoying this glorious weather.   Bluelite is participating in the Wacky Rally Barmy to Barcelona 2019.  The object is to buy an old banger for under £ 300 and drive it across 9 countries gaining points for challenges as you go.  I think it is something like the Top Gear challenges.  http://www.wackyrally.co.uk/barmy-barcelona-2019   The route is 1500 miles, through one of the Alps highest passes,... read more

New Chair Visits Charity

New Chair Visits Charity

Posted on 3rd July 2019

Major Bike Ride Sponsor Visits Chosen Charity to See Valuable Services First Hand   Sussex IFA, Mike Oliver, principal of Mike Oliver Associates in Haywards Heath, took up the mantle of new chairman for the Greater Haywards Heath Bike Ride earlier this year.  In his newly appointed role he recently visited the Bike Ride’s chosen charity, the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity (DVLCC). The Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity (DVLCC) supports under... read more

Aspire Needs Trustees

Aspire Needs Trustees

Posted on 3rd July 2019

Aspire Sussex Ltd is the charity which has been running adult and community education in and beyond West Sussex since 2012.   We wish to appoint new Trustees and would be particularly interested in applications from individuals with a Legal, Marketing or Finance background.  As a Trustee you will be responsible as part of the Board for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity.  Board and sub-committee meetings are usually... read more

Thanks from SPSJ Hospice

Thanks from SPSJ Hospice

Posted on 2nd July 2019

THANK YOU St Peter & St James Hospice would like to say a huge thank you to the amazing teams from Travail Employment Group, Bio Productions and Macfarlane Packaging who took part in the Colour Obstacle Rush on 22nd June to help provide vital funds for the hospice. In all, they have raised over £4000! If you’re looking for a new way to support local families, we’ve still got places available in our Brighton Bungee Jump event or London to... read more

Thanks from Travail Team

Thanks from Travail Team

Posted on 2nd July 2019

Hello!   Just a quick thank you message from us at Travail Employment Group…   We 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... read more

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""BHBPA is a really well organised and run group, great for networking and benefitting from knowledgeable local speakers with real business insight. Peter brings enthusiasm and humour which helps drive the association forward. I am glad to be part of it.""

Dave Farmer, German Translator
(Dave Farmer & Co)

"“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)

"Since joining BHBPA we have found it to be a dynamic and vibrant members’ organisation, with excellent, regular and informative meetings.

Peter Liddell does a first class job in ensuring that members’ interests are aired and addressed.
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Mark O'Shea, Partner
(Rawlison Butler)