News (May 2020)

Burgess Hill’s Local Full Fibre Network update

Burgess Hill’s Local Full Fibre Network update

Posted on 28th May 2020

Mid Sussex District Council in partnership with the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport have identified Burgess Hill as a location to receive government funding in support of the delivery of a full fibre network. The funding will create a “scaffold” duct and fibre access network across Burgess Hill, allowing smaller Internet Service Providers to provide easier connections to individual premises and businesses. This will include... read more

Burgess Hill Place and Connectivity Programme – Public Engagement

Burgess Hill Place and Connectivity Programme – Public Engagement

Posted on 21st May 2020

Mid Sussex District Council and West Sussex County Council are asking for feedback on the Burgess Hill Place and Connectivity Programme. The Place and Connectivity Programme is aimed at creating safe, direct and attractive walking and cycling routes and high-quality public spaces to encourage people to choose to walk, cycle and use public transport. The Programme is part of and is designed to support the planned development and population... read more

Future Fund & Cutting-edge funding

Future Fund & Cutting-edge funding

Posted on 21st May 2020

This page provides links to a couple of schemes designed to support innovation. First, the Future Fund – a Government scheme to issue convertible loans to innovative companies facing difficulties in the Coronavirus outbreak. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/future-fund And second, there’s a £40m boost for cutting-edge start-ups, which is government funding to support the UK’s next generation of innovative businesses. Projects that can benefit... read more

Considerations for businesses returning to work: 14th May 2020

Considerations for businesses returning to work: 14th May 2020

Posted on 14th May 2020

Received with thanks from: Tracy Humphrey, Principal Consultant at BHBPA member THR (Consulting) Ltd Guidance has now been published by the Government on enabling businesses to plan and begin to open. We thought it would be helpful to share some of the critical questions we are being asked about this – although the nature of these questions change on a daily basis! My overriding note of caution for everyone is to keep in mind the requirements... read more

COVID-19: Reopening the workplace

COVID-19: Reopening the workplace

Posted on 14th May 2020

Many workplaces have been closed for several weeks, while others have been operating on a much-reduced scale as the country endures an unprecedented ‘lockdown’ following the outbreak of the COVID-19. However following the UK Government’s announcements on 10th and 11th May, some businesses are starting to plan for safe reopening and welcoming staff back to work. Official guidance has at times been vague, with many employers apprehensive and... read more

Government’s Plan to Rebuild

Government’s Plan to Rebuild

Posted on 12th May 2020

The Government has published it’s COVID-19 recovery strategy. Here’s a link to it: https://www.bhbpa.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/FINAL_6.6637_CO_HMG_C19_Recovery_FINAL_110520_v2_WEB__1_.pdf The document, approximately 50 pages long, includes: A foreword from the PM A summary of the current situation – so-called Phase 1 of the country’s response to the pandemic An overview of the interrelated effects of the crisis on public... read more

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Posted on 12th May 2020

The Government has issued guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. These are what the Government refers to in its Roadmap document as “COVID-19 Secure” guidelines. The government, in consultation with industry, has produced the guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. LINK to the guides. There are 8 guides which cover a range of different... read more

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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)

"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."

Mims Davies MP, Member of Parliament for Mid Sussex

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Judi Arditi, Director
(Travail Employment Group)