News: Julia’s Jumper

Posted on 12th December 2019

For my last official engagement (sounds like a member of the Royal Family), because Ed Sheeran couldn’t make it, I was invited as Coordinator of the BHBPA to go yesterday to the Rose Media Group to adjudicate on their very important Christmas jumper competition.

The staff bevy of beauties were all clad in festive jumpers and what a task it was to judge which was best. After several seconds of serious consideration I chose to give the prestigious prize to Julia for her efforts and for the alliteration available for the newsletter headline later.

How incredibly kind, generous and civilised of them all to keep me there with coffee for almost an hour while we discussed the wider issues of education and socialisation in our schools. I hope I didn’t bore them to death but they were very patient, as you should be with older people!

It was a great pleasure, so thanks, Aneela, for inviting me and for the gifts for my departure. Thanks too for all the support down the years.


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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

"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)

"The BHBPA is an energetic and vocal organisation that connects and empowers and informs the local business community acting as an effective conduit to local authority and other organisations. We are proud to be part of that community and the association."

Nick Broom, Managing Director
(PVL UK Ltd)

"“We have been members of BHBPA from its inception, and seen the organisation steadily grow and expand into the dynamic entity it is today, bringing positive benefits to all its members.""

Peter Hook, Manager
(Computer Systems Engineers)