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.
"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."
"“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”"
"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."
"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."