Posted on 26th January 2020
I recently met with Angela Gill and Sara Gibb of BIO Productions at their 72 Victoria Road facility. Angela and the team are stalwarts of the BHBPA and when asked what they like about the Association the key positive qualities are: not being overly intrusive or bombarded with emails, and that being in the BHBPA feels like being in a community rather than ‘typical’ business networking.
When asked what more they’d like to get from the BHBPA experience, the idea of some new connections to potential customers was a nice to have, and in the case of BIO Productions that’s Janitorial Services providers. Another notion was rather our events appealing to say just a general business audience, perhaps more specialist interest groups would appeal to a wider audience.
As with many people on our business parks the big problem area is the road congestion and parking. In particular, as the residential space has encroached deeper into the Victoria Park, having access and the necessary swing space for large lorries to get to the BIO Productions delivery bays is a problem. That said BIO have no plans to leave the estate whatsoever and will continue to be a mainstay of our Association. Indeed, a tour of their facilities and an overview presentation of the business is in the planning for later in the year.
"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."
"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."
"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."
"“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.""