The Steering Group meets about once a quarter in order to discuss BHBPA matters and support the Directors and Coordinator in steering the Association to ensure that it continues to stay relevant and progress.
The current members of the Steering Committee are:
Nick Broom, Managing Director and founder of PVL and Preview
Alec Burgess, Partner at Keymer Haslam & Co, and BHBPA’s Financial Controller
Martyn Carr, BHBPA Coordinator
Steve Cridland, CEO of Burgess Hill Town Council
Esther Dawson, Executive Assistant at Ridgeview Wine Estate
Susan Fleet, MD of Lea Graham Associates. Chair and director of the BHBPA
Jon Francies, Headteacher of The Burgess Hill Academy
Angela Gill, Managing Director at BIO Productions
James Groves, Partner and CEO at Clifford Dann
Stephen Hillier, Councillor with Mid Sussex District Council
Jaffer Lokhandvala, MD of E-mpower.IT and director of BHBPA
Bruce Millington, Account Executive at Sutton Winson Insurance Brokers
Paul Noble, Owner of Paul Noble Photographic, and official photographer of the BHBPA
Tony Parris, Burgess Hill Radio
Lauren Pool, Senior Consultant at Travail Employment Group
David Shore, MD of Time 24 and director of BHBPA
Steve Willis, of Steve Willis Training and the representative of Sheddingdean.
"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."
"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."
"“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 have belonged to this group since I started my own business, Lea Graham Associates, in 1986. The association has been through several incarnations since then, but its most recent one, BHBPA, is by far the best.
It’s much more than just a networking group, although it is supremely good at that too. BHBPA is inclusive and friendly and acts like a mutual-support society. The events are stimulating, worthwhile and often great fun and I believe most members share this opinion.”"