Posted on 11th January 2020
Our first event of the year saw Mims Davies, the newly elected MP for Mid Sussex, join us for breakfast at the Hickstead Hotel on January 7th. BHBPA members attended in good numbers, with every seat taken.
Mims is an experienced MP having first been elected in 2010 in Eastleigh. With long standing family ties to Mid Sussex, she is very familiar with Burgess Hill. As Employment Minister within the Department of Work & Pensions her passion for issues such as equality and greater opportunity for all came across very strongly as she spoke. The recurring comments I heard from members, was how pleased they were to both meet Mims, but also to note qualities like her ‘down-to-earthness’, approachability and desire to support business associations like ours.
We look forward to forging a strong relationship with Mims over the coming months and years. And by the way, Mims is seeking to find a suitable constituency office – if you know of a premises that might suit, ideally in Burgess Hill, let me know and I will pass on the necessary contact details.
Our thanks as always to Kellie Mason, GM at the Hickstead, and her team for hosting us so warmly.
"“Sutton Winson have been members of the BHBPA for around 7 years. We have found it a great way to keep in touch with Burgess Hill businesses and to meet with likeminded people. It’s not just another “networking” group, as it tackles the real issues and gets things done”"
"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 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."
"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.