News (September 2019)

Tribute to Dame Vera

Tribute to Dame Vera

Posted on 12th September 2019

Kiwi Musician Performs Tribute to Dame Vera Lynn   Popular songs from yesteryear will be performed by professional musician Vicki Lee in support of the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity at Danny House, Hurstpierpoint on Saturday 21 September.   The musical journey through the life and times of Dame Vera Lynn will be performed in the historic Great Hall of Danny House when audience participation will be very much the order of the day.   During... read more

Cyber Security – What You Least Expect Sometimes Happens!

Cyber Security – What You Least Expect Sometimes Happens!

Posted on 11th September 2019

Even with the best security software that IT budgets permit, office networks will be penetrated. One ‘click’ of a rogue email by an employee to infect one or more workstation, allow hackers in, cause a data breach or even a cyber ransom. The Bureau is giving weekly cyber security awareness talks to discuss the real and present threat of cyber crime.The talks are held at The Kings Church in Burgess Hill The Bureau presents the stark reality of... read more

Course – Building Client Relationships

Course – Building Client Relationships

Posted on 11th September 2019

Sussex Chamber of Commerce Course to be held at The King’s Centre, 33-35 Victoria Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9LR  on 19th Sept from 9.30 – 4.30 01444 259259 The course is ideal for people of all levels who are in a position where they need to interact regularly with their clients, whether that is in sales, customer service or at a senior management level where client relationships are often made or lost. AIM To make the process of relationship... read more

Free Solar PV Consultation

Free Solar PV Consultation

Posted on 11th September 2019

Burgess Hill based PDP Services has recently completed another Solar PV install on a commercial roof space. The installation is on the roof of Bluelite Graphics Ltd premises, also in Burgess Hill.   PDP is a leading commercial Solar PV installer, specialising in both small and large solar installations. PDP has been installing solar PV systems on various types of properties for over ten years including warehouses, schools and solar farms.   Bluelite... read more

Smart Grants from Innovate UK

Smart Grants from Innovate UK

Posted on 11th September 2019

Dear Business Associations,   I hope you are all well and have had a good summer break.   We have been made aware of some grant funding being offered under a new scheme being offered by Innovate UK known as “Smart Grants”.   The scheme is very similar to the Micro Business Grant Scheme and invites small businesses with a project idea to apply. Grants of up to £500,000 are available for projects lasting between 6-18 months and up... read more

PSPO for Burgess Hill

PSPO for Burgess Hill

Posted on 11th September 2019

Glen at Aureo sent me details this week of a MSDC consultation concerning anti-social behaviour and specifically an effort to stop boy racers using the business parks as a race track. Community Safety Start Date:     24 July 2019              End Date:       17 September 2019 Consultation Details Mid Sussex District Council is consulting on the introduction of a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) under Section 59-75 of the... read more

Traveller Eviction

Traveller Eviction

Posted on 11th September 2019

I received this information from Steve Cridland, CEO at BHTC this week. He received the news from PC Pete Dummett of Sussex Police. Subject: Travellers eviction today from Gatwick Dear All Gatwick is evicting a group of travellers from airport owned land today. They have about 7 vehicles and at this stage have given no information about their intentions. Please share with any local landowners and other interested persons Pete ... read more

New Name for Kingston Smith

New Name for Kingston Smith

Posted on 11th September 2019

Kingston Smith changes its name to Moore Kingston Smith We are delighted to announce that we have changed our name and will now be known as Moore Kingston Smith. Our new name reflects our membership of the Moore Stephens International Network, one of the world’s major accounting and consulting networks, which has also simultaneously rebranded to become known as Moore. Paul Samrah, Partner in Redhill commented: “Kingston Smith joined the global... read more

Meet the Artist

Meet the Artist

Posted on 5th September 2019

Celebrating the launch of Christmas cards and fine art prints of ‘St John’s at Christmas,’ alongside an exhibition of work by the artist, Melanie Hodge.   Card sales will benefit St John’s Church with a percentage of A2 Fine Art Print sales going to St John’s and the children’s mental health charity YoungMinds.   Originally painted in reverse oils on glass, the original painting will be on display at St John’s throughout October,... read more

Sir Nicholas Soames Loses the Whip

Sir Nicholas Soames Loses the Whip

Posted on 5th September 2019

An emotional Mid Sussex MP said he was ‘truly very said it should end this way’ after almost 37 years in Parliament. This report is from the Mid Sussex Times Sir Nicholas Soames, who represented Crawley from 1983-1997 and then Mid Sussex ever since, lost the Tory whip this week after rebelling against the Government. The motion, which was passed by a majority in the Commons on Tuesday night, and then the subsequent bill debated on Wednesday, seeks... read more

Support Apprentices

Support Apprentices

Posted on 5th September 2019

Support young people in your community   Does your business pay the Apprenticeship Levy? Do you have unspent funds? Any unspent funds go straight back to the Treasury – why not help some local youngsters instead?   Once again this year the number of young people in Burgess Hill hoping to start their careers with an apprenticeship at Steve Willis Training outstrips our government funding allocation. Apprenticeship funding for non-levy payers... read more

VAT Rules Change

VAT Rules Change

Posted on 4th September 2019

VAT Reverse Charge for the Construction Industry I know this sounds straight out of an episode of “Gladiators” from the 1990s BUT, “Businesses, are you ready?” If you operate in the construction sector, the VAT rules change from the 1st October 2019. To counter fraud in the construction sector, ‘reverse charge’ provisions are being introduced for supplies between contractors of construction services liable to VAT at either the standard... read more

Work Experience at RPD

Work Experience at RPD

Posted on 4th September 2019

Do you know a school child with a passion for maths? Work experience at accountancy firm Richard Place Dobson is the perfect opportunity!   Richard Place Dobson (RPD), is one of the leading Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors in the Sussex area and regularly works with local schools to offer pupils work experience at the firm.   RPD has been providing a wide range of services to owner managed businesses, limited companies, sole traders,... read more

New Trainees at Carpenter Box

New Trainees at Carpenter Box

Posted on 4th September 2019

MHA Carpenter Box welcomes highest number ever of new Trainees   Sussex-based chartered accountants, MHA Carpenter Box, has recruited its largest ever intake of new trainees. Over the last year, 13 new trainees have joined the firm which has offices in Brighton, Worthing and Gatwick. Nine of the 13 are enrolled on the firm’s Platinum Accredited training programme on the road to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification.... read more

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(Sutton Winson Ltd)

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Nick Broom, Managing Director
(PVL UK Ltd)

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