News (November 2019)

Christmas Drinks at the Woolpack

Christmas Drinks at the Woolpack

Posted on 20th November 2019

CHRISTMAS drinks at woolpack You are invited to come along to The Woolpack Inn between 5pm and 7pm on Tuesday, 3rd December for drinks, snacks, a couple of speeches and of course some networking. You will find yourself in excellent company, as is usual at BHBPA events. There is plenty of parking at the pub, but you might carshare, walk or get a lift if you wish to enjoy a festive drink. There is no charge for members for attending this event, which... read more

Top Award for Local EAs

Top Award for Local EAs

Posted on 19th November 2019

Top Award for local Executive Assistants   Emily Darnell and Esther Dawson, both Executive Assistants to the CEO’s of two successful Sussex businesses, respectively PVL UK in Burgess Hill and Ridgeview Wine Estate on Ditchling Common, picked-up a prestigious award at the Manchester PA Awards on 6th November.  They have been recognised with the Best External PA Network award for their work in setting-up and developing the Sussex PA Network.   The... read more

Position at Merlin Workwear

Position at Merlin Workwear

Posted on 19th November 2019

Embroidery Machine Operator, Excellent opportunity for a practical individual to join our team, the role is ideal for an individual looking for excellent working conditions with the opportunity to work with a small friendly team. Full training will be given and basic operation of our embroidery machines can be learnt in a matter of days. The ideal candidate will be someone who can demonstrate a practical disposition, ability to learn new skills quickly... read more

Fellowship Achievement

Fellowship Achievement

Posted on 19th November 2019

Kelvin passes 19 exams to reach Fellowship status   Kelvin Riches, a Chartered Financial Planner at Sussex-based MHA Carpenter Box Wealth Management (CBWM), has reached the top qualification of his profession by passing 19 exams to attain Fellowship of the Personal Finance Society, the professional body’s highest level of accreditation.   CBWM has a team of experienced financial advisers who provide an integrated financial and tax advice service,... read more

Rainbow Laces at Amex

Rainbow Laces at Amex

Posted on 19th November 2019

Because football is a game for everyone, we will be supporting Stonewall’s Rainbow laces campaign in our Premier League match at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on 8th December. The game against Wolves will see a host of activities take place to recognise the significant place the LGBT community has in our sport. Rose Read, head of people and culture at the club said, “We are pleased to be a part of the wider football communities’ efforts to... read more

Cullen Scholefield Celebrates 33 years

Cullen Scholefield Celebrates 33 years

Posted on 19th November 2019

Unique Haywards Health Consultancy is 33 Years Young   Cullen Scholefield, a People Consultancy based in Haywards Heath has been busy celebrating its 33rd anniversary last week and started off proceedings with a special gathering at The Talbot in Cuckfield.   Clients and friends joined the team to celebrate the special occasion.  In fact this was a double celebration, as Cullen Scholefield recently received the prestigious We Invest in People,... read more

Burgess Hill CC

Burgess Hill CC

Posted on 19th November 2019

To All Our Members Despite Winter approaching there are still some BHCC news items we would like to bring to your attention. We will be hosting a Christmas Quiz in the St John’s Pavilion on Saturday 14th December starting at 7.30 pm. Our resident quiz master, Paul Elphick will again be hosting the quiz. There will be free mince pies and mulled wine with, according to our Bar Manager, some special Christmas discounts available at the bar. Please... read more

Toy Appeal

Toy Appeal

Posted on 14th November 2019

Travail & the Toy Appeal The Toy Appeal, organised by More Radio, is now live and your local drop off points are the main Tesco’s store on Jane Murray Way and Travail Employment Group in the town centre.   As many of you will know, here at Travail we have been committed to charitable projects this year and we’re now appealing to you all for your support once again for this worthwhile cause, which provides a gift to a child less fortunate... read more

Box Shortlisted for Excellence Award

Box Shortlisted for Excellence Award

Posted on 13th November 2019

MHA Carpenter Box shortlisted in Sussex Business Awards   Sussex-based chartered accountancy firm MHA Carpenter Box has recently been shortlisted as a finalist in two categories of the Sussex Business Awards, the most sought-after accolade by organisations of all sizes across the region.   The firm has been shortlisted for the CSR Excellence Award, which celebrates business excellence and innovation in CSR across a broad range of disciplines.... read more

Job at MSVA

Job at MSVA

Posted on 13th November 2019

Mid Sussex Voluntary Action is recruiting for a MANAGER to lead a team based in Burgess Hill providing support services to Mid Sussex voluntary and community organisations. 15 hours per week Salary £11,854 (full time £29,636 pro rata) For an application pack please contact recruitment@msva.org.uk Closing date: Monday 16th December 2019 Interviews will be held Tuesday 14th January 2020 ... read more

Remembrance at Ockenden Manor

Remembrance at Ockenden Manor

Posted on 12th November 2019

Over 40 members and friends turned up for the event at Ockenden Manor on Monday this week. It was Remembrance Day and, fittingly, the Coordinator spoke about World War One and the very short life of Wilfred Owen. He then read the famous poem ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ .The Chair Susan Fleet followed with more poetry ‘In Flanders Field’ and spoke of Vera Lynn and World War Two. There followed two presentations. The first was by... read more

Former Student’s Final Tour Gig

Former Student’s Final Tour Gig

Posted on 12th November 2019

Roy Stannard welcomes his former student, recording star Rob Halligan to charity gig in Burgess Hill   Rob Halligan Live!   Saturday 30th November 2019 7.30pm   St Edward the Confessor Church Royal George Rd/West St Burgess Hill RH15 9TD   Former teacher Roy Stannard is delighted to welcome his student Rob Halligan to Burgess Hill for the last gig in his current tour on the 30th November. Roy was Rob’s teacher at Worthing High School in... read more

Blueprint for Flexible Working

Blueprint for Flexible Working

Posted on 11th November 2019

HOW TO MAKE YOUR BUSINESS ATTRACTIVE TO 9 OUT OF 10 WORKERS IN THE UK!   A series of round table discussions held throughout the year, involving prominent senior representatives of over 25 Sussex, Surrey and South London based businesses*, has resulted in a blueprint in successful implementation of flexible working. Initiated by Emma Cleary, www.flexibilitymatters.co.uk – a collection of crucial real life insights from varying sized and industry... read more

Rubbish Helps Air Ambulance

Rubbish Helps Air Ambulance

Posted on 11th November 2019

Bio-Productions Helping to Raise Funds from Rubbish for Air Ambulance   Ever the eco-warrior, green manufacturers Bio-Productions, based on the Victoria estate in Burgess Hill, are encouraging their entire staff to collect their empty crisp packets to be recycled on behalf of the Air Ambulance Kent, Surrey and Sussex (AAKSS).   You might be forgiven for thinking that empty crisp packets are worthless trash fit for the bin, but for the Air Ambulance... read more

Improving Your Cyber Security

Improving Your Cyber Security

Posted on 11th November 2019

Organisations large and small continue to debate how to improve their cyber security awareness. Some firms, through their GDPR compliance, are making good progress, but few organisations seem able or willing to grapple with the number one cause of cyber crime; human error. Whilst many firms say they understand the risks, few take the threat seriously enough. At the same time firms cannot decide what to do, often because of the impenetrable language... read more

Remembrance Day 2019

Remembrance Day 2019

Posted on 7th November 2019

a time to remember Wordsworth tells us that ‘poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings’. That helps to explain the poetry which came from The First World War. The Soldier, by Rupert Brooke If I should die, think only this of me: That there’s some corner of a foreign field That is forever England. There shall be In that rich earth a richer dust concealed; A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware, Gave, once, her flowers... read more

Recycle your paper

Recycle your paper

Posted on 7th November 2019

We are all conscious of the environment and what is happening with our waste and you’ll have noticed that the same concerns are now being run throughout our businesses. Did you know it takes 70% less energy to recycle paper than it does to make it new from raw materials so we must stop throwing it away with the general waste. Since January Shredded Neat, who are your innovative paper and cardboard environmental recycler located on Ditchling Common,... read more

Bio Bakes for Charity

Bio Bakes for Charity

Posted on 6th November 2019

Urinal Cakes Take On New Meaning for Bio-Productions   The team at Bio-Productions went all out with their entries to The BHBPA (Burgess Hill Business Park Association) Awesome Autumn Battle of the Bakes today, which took place at The King’s Church, Burgess Hill raising £310 for its chosen charity. Eight members of the company joined in with the October baking completion across all three categories. As well as individual entries, this innovative,... read more

Tax Planning Tips from Paula

Tax Planning Tips from Paula

Posted on 6th November 2019

It was going to be Boris’ first Budget today with, we hoped, a few sweeteners or at least the promise of a few. As we’ll only know on Friday 13th December what party or coalition will deliver the next Budget, what can you still rely on when trying to be tax efficient? As I see it, these are the enduring themes: Innovation is a good thing Green incentives will continue Pension saving will still be encouraged (until your pension is ‘big’). Timing... read more

Improving Business Efficiency

Improving Business Efficiency

Posted on 6th November 2019

Future Fit – Improving business efficiencies workshop – Wednesday 20th November, 8:00-12:30. This event is being brought to you in conjunction with Locate East Sussex & Wealden District Council. It’s safe to say that every company wants to run their business as efficiently as possible. Whether you’ve been faced with the task of improving a company’s overall efficiency, or if you just want to see where you can improve, this event... read more

Travellers About

Travellers About

Posted on 6th November 2019

We had a visit last Saturday morning from travellers,  who drove into our yard and were confronted by my staff as they tried to remove scrap metal. Unfortunately, in the heat of the moment nobody took a note of vehicle registration. Please alert BHBPA members to be aware Blue colour Transit van (not pick-up). Regards Dave Connaway BSc Managing Director, Cirrus Laser Ltd. ... read more

Judges Choose Urinal Cake

Judges Choose Urinal Cake

Posted on 4th November 2019

Burgess Hill Business Bakes for Charity   Burgess Hill Business Parks are known for their diverse range of products and services on home ground as well as exported globally, but what they aren’t known for is baking. However, in light of today’s baking challenge, all of that might be about to change.   Today, the day after The Great British Bake Off winner was crowned, The King’s Centre, Burgess Hill, played host to The BHBPA Awesome... read more

Gemma Joins Travail

Gemma Joins Travail

Posted on 4th November 2019

PASSING ON THE RECRUITMENT BATON   A Burgess Hill recruitment specialist has welcomed a new pair of hands to oversee co-ordination between clients and candidates. Travail Employment Group is delighted to have secured the services of Gemma Craig who lives nearby in mid Sussex and has recruitment consultancy experience.   A nationwide franchise, Travail is the French word for ‘work’. Judi Arditi formed the Burgess Hill operation, with her... read more

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