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Road works update

Road works update

Posted on 6th February 2020

Last Thursday when I looked at Network Rail’s update of the same day, it seemed the contra flow by Wivelsfield Station would be removed the next day. Suffice to say, the next day their 31/1 update extended the contra flow through to Friday 7/2. So the lesson to learn is don’t have complete faith in my updates as they’re based on the best information available to me at the time I write it, and clearly subject to change. London Road looks particularly... read more

Quick Survey

Quick Survey

Posted on 5th February 2020

Please complete this Quick Survey form when invited to do so… ... read more

WSCC Consultation re Licensing of Pavement Tables & Chairs

WSCC Consultation re Licensing of Pavement Tables & Chairs

Posted on 30th January 2020

On 28th January I received the letter below from WSCC. If you, or any business acquaintances, licence the use of tables and chairs on the pavement – street traders, cafes and restaurants in the main I presume – please note the contents below: *** 28 January 2020 15:08 Dear Sir or Madam, I am writing to you as I have you recorded as a business stakeholder on my records and if it is appropriate we would welcome your opinion. I do apologise for taking... read more

Open4Business – returns on 26th March

Open4Business – returns on 26th March

Posted on 30th January 2020

Mid Sussex District Council brings back its ‘Open4Business’ event on 26 March 2020 at the Norfolk Pavilion, South of England Showground, Ardingly from 3.00pm to 6:30pm (7.00pm for networking).  Free parking is available at the event alongside a free shuttle bus service provided by Metro Bus. The shuttle bus will run from both Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath train station before, during and after the event. Timings of this service will be shared... read more

BHCC – Indoor Practice & Winter Nets 2020

BHCC – Indoor Practice & Winter Nets 2020

Posted on 30th January 2020

The Club has already started coaching in some of our local primary schools and this programme extends until the end of March with indoor practice for all Adult and Youth members commencing in just a couple of weeks. These are the details for the Adult and Youth 2020 winter nets timetable along with all relevant information which will hopefully answer any questions. U10s and Younger (this seasons age groups), U11 girls For boys who are U10 and... read more

Woodlands Meed Careers & Transition Fair

Woodlands Meed Careers & Transition Fair

Posted on 30th January 2020

Woodlands Meed held its first Careers and Transition Fair on 14th January at The Kings Church in Burgess Hill. The event brought together local employers, day services, transitional services and further education settings with a passion for recognising the potential of people with SEND in the world of work, and the value of giving them an opportunity to make a valued contribution to society. Woodlands Meed is a generic special needs school and college... read more

Sussex Chamber of Commerce Events

Sussex Chamber of Commerce Events

Posted on 30th January 2020

Here’s some information about two upcoming Chamber events. First there’s ‘A New Approach to Procurement’, an event to be held at the Chichester Park Hotel, Chichester on 12th February. Click here. Second, there ‘Improving Your Credit Control Legally’, an event at Bannatynes Hotel, Hastings on 26th February. Click here.      ... read more

Meet Ana Christie – Sussex Chamber of Commerce

Meet Ana Christie – Sussex Chamber of Commerce

Posted on 30th January 2020

I recently met Ana Christie, Chief Executive Officer of the Sussex Chamber of Commerce based in the Victoria Business Centre in Victoria Road. Being one of the 53 accredited chambers across the country, as part of the British Chambers of Commerce, Ana and her team are an important channel for us as a local Business Association to lobby Central Government on ‘big ticket’ business issues. At the moment, the hot topics being focused on by the British... read more

MSCA Business Club Supper – Friday 13th March 2020 7-10pm

MSCA Business Club Supper – Friday 13th March 2020 7-10pm

Posted on 30th January 2020

Mims Davies our newly elected MP for Mid Sussex and Minister for Employment invites you to an evening with Wol Kolade, who is Head of Livingbridge (which owns companies with cutting edge technology to improve businesses), a non-exec director of NHS Improvement and Chair of the Private Equity Industry Association. The topic is ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, and the opportunities for businesses in sectors hitherto unaffected by automation – including... read more

Next Phase of Works Along A2300

Next Phase of Works Along A2300

Posted on 30th January 2020

You may have heard that further work starts soon along the A2300 in terms of clearing further trees and vegetation – all related to site-enabling works. This phase of the work starts on Monday 10th February (weather permitting). None of the trees are subject to Tree Preservation Orders and an ecologist will be at the site, which is between the A23 at Hickstead and the proposed Northern Arc site access roundabout (west of the junction with the... read more

Road Works Update

Road Works Update

Posted on 30th January 2020

Looking at next week’s ‘red dot’ roadworks on One.Network there’s some good news and not such good news. Good news is that Network Rail’s update as of 30/1 says the contra flow by Wivelsfield Station will be removed. As for the rest next week: Ongoing – Gordon Road closure at Leylands Road – UK Power Networks with detour – ends 4/2. Impact minor other than to immediate residents New – Valebridge Road – Virgin Media... read more

Meeting BIO Productions

Meeting BIO Productions

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,... read more

Hub23 News

Hub23 News

Posted on 26th January 2020

With DPD already operating from the first unit completed at Hub 23 on the A2300, Unit 3 is nearing completion on the outside and will be a new distribution centre for BHBPA member Roche. Having consulted with Glenbeigh Developments 2 other units are expected to be under offer soon leaving 4 units, including the smaller units 7 to 13 still available for businesses interested in moving to brand new facilities. I am meeting Stephen Oliver of Vail Williams... read more

Roadworks update

Roadworks update

Posted on 26th January 2020

Well it will be a long time before I predict ‘looking at next week things don’t look too bad’. This has been yet another frustrating week on the roads. Looking at the next couple of weeks, according to the One.Network web site, the ‘red’ dot roadworks are as follows: Ongoing – London Road closed between Marchants Way and Dunstall Avenue – Southern Gas – major impact with diversion in place Ongoing – Leylands Road –... read more

Road works update

Road works update

Posted on 17th January 2020

As expected, Leylands Road continues to operate with contra flow traffic lights installed either side of the Wivelsfield Station bridge, although inconvenient and slow in the rush hour, this route into town is just about coping. Looking at week commencing Monday 20th, compared with recent weeks, things don’t look too bad. According to the One.Network web site, the planned ‘red’ dot roadworks are as follows: Leylands Road – Network... read more

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Nick Broom, Managing Director
(PVL UK Ltd)

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Angela Gill, Managing Director
(Bio Productions Ltd)