News (August 2019)

BHBPA Bake Off

BHBPA Bake Off

Posted on 29th August 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

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Posted on 29th August 2019

St John the Evangelist, Lower Church Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 9AA Saturday 21st September at 2pm, we will be holding a Cello Recital and Cream Tea – Advance Tickets only (so we can cater for the cream tea) Tuesday 1st October at 11am, a local artist – will be launching a picture of the Church in the Spire Cafe – come in and meet the artist. Kind regards, Amelia Georgiou Parish Administrator 01444 230499, stjohnsbh.admin@icloud.com   September... read more

PA Event at Marina

PA Event at Marina

Posted on 28th August 2019

The Sussex PA Network are pleased to announce that Maarten Hoffmann, CEO from the Platinum Group will be our guest speaker at Malmaison at Brighton Marina on Tuesday 15th October.  Our free to attend event runs from 5.30pm to 7.30pm with plenty of free parking at Brighton Marina.   We will also be running a competition during the evening for one of our attendees to win an English Sparkling Wine trip for two aboard the Brighton i360, courtesy... read more

Pitts Raises15K for Diabetes Research

Pitts Raises15K for Diabetes Research

Posted on 21st August 2019

Pitts Presentation Director’s determination to help fight Diabetes type 1   Pitts Finance Director Rachel Cowling and her husband put on an annual music concert ‘Sing for a Cure’ that fundraises exclusively for The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), a charity committed to eradicating Type 1 diabetes. Since 2015 Sing for a Cure created by Rachel and her husband Matt, has raised over £15,000 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation... read more

Letter re ‘Jump In’ Parking issues

Letter re ‘Jump In’ Parking issues

Posted on 21st August 2019

Good afternoon Councillor,   I am writing on behalf of Consort Frozen Foods.   We are a well established company in Burgess Hill (32 years) occupying a unit on Consort Way, Victoria Business Park, Burgess Hill.   About a year or so ago, a unit became vacant on Jubilee Road due to the demise of the Icon company. This unit has subsequently been occupied by a company called Jump In, a soft play centre for children. Although the play centre... read more

New Growth Funding Grants

New Growth Funding Grants

Posted on 21st August 2019

Coast to Capital Growth Grants Funding Offer £3.5m of funding is now available to apply for over a 2 year period to fund capital grant projects of between £40k and £170k. This is a match-funded grant with the split of funding usually being 40% grant funding and the remaining 60% funded by the applicant. This means that the minimum project value is £100k – with £60k in funding coming directly from the grant applicant. What are Growth Grants... read more

IEP in FT Adviser

IEP in FT Adviser

Posted on 21st August 2019

This week we are very proud to have featured in a Mystery Shopper Hove article in the FT Adviser. The article compares interactions between a mystery shopper and other local Independent Financial Advisers in the Brighton & Hove area. The shopper was trying to buy a one bed property worth £250,000. They mentioned having a deposit worth £40,000 saved up and a salary of £45,000. The shopper said they already own a place in Belgium. They were trying... read more

Clean Growth Workshop

Clean Growth Workshop

Posted on 19th August 2019

24Sep Clean Growth Innovation – Two Day Workshop – Day 1 Tuesday 24th September and Wednesday 23rd October 2019 This free two-day workshop delivered in conjunction with Green Growth Platform, will give you an insight into what the opportunities are in your business, and how to implement them. Clean Growth Innovation is the development of any new and improved product, process, business model or service that reduces your impact on the... read more

Bio Supports Care Home

Bio Supports Care Home

Posted on 14th August 2019

Burgess Hill-Based Business Bio-Productions Shared Some Puppy Love with Forest View Care Home   The environmentally-friendly cleaning products manufacturer leant a helping hand at the care home’s annual summer fete, which raises funds for residents and day centre users.   Bio-Productions donated raffle prizes, baked cakes and provided six cleaning kits, which were specially customised for the event. The team were joined at the event... read more

Skills Masterclasses Make Progress

Skills Masterclasses Make Progress

Posted on 14th August 2019

METALL Skills Masterclass makes progress   At the latest METALL Masterclass meeting delegates looked at the complex skills issue facing many manufacturing, engineering and tech businesses in the Coastal West Sussex area. The event took place at the Worthing College conference centre in conjunction with the Coastal West Sussex partnership and was facilitated by Richard Freeman of ‘always possible’ consultancy.   One in five UK jobs is based... read more

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"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 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)

"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."

Steve Mooney
(Steven Mooney Machinery)