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.
"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."
"Regular, well organised events, excellent updates and information by email along with a warm welcome from the Chair and Coordinator are just some of the positives at BHBPA."
"“I can’t speak highly enough of the BHBPA. As a small local business we feel very much part of a community and thoroughly enjoy the annual exhibition and meetings throughout the year. Over the years we have built fantastic working relationships with many BHBPA members and every meeting and event offers us opportunities to work with more. This is networking at its best! ” "
"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."