|After much discussion within our steering committee we have crafted a document that explains our goals and what we represent.|
|BHBPA – our Statement of Purpose|
We exist to champion our members’ needs and interests and promote business in the Mid-Sussex area.
We welcome members from all industries and sectors, accommodating start-ups to SMEs to multi-nationals.
Using our very close liaison with the local town, district and county councils and our MP, we promote interests and lobby for support and improvement across a wide range of topics.
Among our members we promote collective focus to achieve common goals and share best practice. We aim for Burgess Hill and its business parks to become known as a centre of excellence for a sustainable future, with our members and their staff proud to be located in Burgess Hill. We are committed to embedding equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) considerations in all aspects of our work, including policy development and employment practices.
We are also community focussed. Many of the staff that work in our members’ factories, warehouses and offices live locally; we help our members fulfil ESG (Environment and Social Governance) goals, giving back to that local community.
Above all, we enable our members to come together as a friendly and mutually supportive group of businesses, sharing many common goals and celebrating one another’s achievements.
Present members include manufacturing, services, public and charitable organisations, ranging from training and finance to technology and pharmaceutical. Many are long-established in the local community.
We are currently engaging with the significant expansion of the Burgess Hill area (both domestic and commercial), full fibre roll-out, road conditions and parking issues, together with EV charging initiatives. In our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion we shall be setting EDI best practices for our members to adopt.
We are community-minded, primarily in our out-reach to schools and colleges with work placements and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) activities, providing relevant insights into our world of business.
We are a friendly group and this is reflected in our regular networking events. These gatherings attract a very wide range of members, all interested in developing and nurturing worthwhile business friendships and furthering the goals of the association.