News: Welcome Martyn Carr

Posted on 4th December 2019

Please welcome Martyn Carr


On behalf of the BHBPA board of directors, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Martyn Carr who will take over the duties of Peter Liddell with effect from the beginning of January.


David, Jaffer and I all feel Martyn brings a blend of business experience and interests that will be ideal to meet the evolving needs of our association, while respecting the significant strides we have already taken.


Martyn’s CV is both deep and wide having held roles in Procurement, IT, Credit, Business Operations, Product Development, Supplier Management, Compliance and Consulting. He has worked with major brands including American Express, Legal & General, Thomas Cook, Sainsburys and EMI as well with not-for-profit organisations like the Royal College of GPs.


In recent times Martyn has been providing executive coaching services, mainly to SME businesses, having completed a Master’s degree several years ago, although he will now be putting this aspect of his work to one side as he focuses on BHBPA.


Martyn lives locally in Burgess Hill and recently became the proud grandfather to two beautiful granddaughters.


I am confident all members will find Martyn’s style to be collaborative and that he’ll be keen to support members as we work on issues of common interest across the BHBPA.


Please join me in welcoming Martyn and helping him to feel at home quickly.


Susan Fleet, Chair


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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)

"As MP for Mid Sussex I believe passionately in the importance of a vibrant local business community in order to create and sustain fantastic opportunities that enable people to meet their responsibilities, prosper and fulfil their potential. I am committed to collaborating with BHBPA and others to be an effective collective voice for Burgess Hill."

Mims Davies MP, Member of Parliament for Mid Sussex

"The BHBPA is a fantastic hub for our business community to get together and catch up, discuss important local issues and connect new and interesting enterprises."

Oliver Lashley , Director
(Pure Storm Digital Services )

"As the local hospice for the area, it’s great that we receive so much support from the BHBPA. Last year the members raised an amazing £2150 through activities such as Bake Off and the BHBiz Awards. Each well planned members meeting enables good networking opportunities and speakers that are relevant to the present climate and local issues. We are proud to be members of BHBPA."

Wendy Agate, Community Fund Raising Manager
(St Peter & St James Hospice)