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CT Sussex Need Lucky Dip Items

CT Sussex Need Lucky Dip Items

Posted on 16th July 2019

Morning folks   CT Sussex are attending the Wivelsfield Village Day at the Wivelsfield Village Hall Green on Sat 20th July. We are running a Lucky Dip activity from the bus –   We are  need of enough shredded paper to fill a dustbin size container. Could you put a request out please for us, to see if any of our business colleagues want to also contribute small branded items suitable for a lucky dip (some free business advertising) we... read more

Temps for Summer

Temps for Summer

Posted on 11th July 2019

‘Bubbly’ & Temporary Candidates for Summer! It’s that time of year again where staff holidays are all anyone can think about! While you’re probably excited to soon be jetting off towards some well-earned down-time, there’s always the worry of coming back to a mountain of things to be actioned or followed up. There’s also the dread of those being left behind this time of year who suddenly have to become multitasking wizards and may... read more

Probate Explained

Probate Explained

Posted on 10th July 2019

Probate fee changes – what they will mean for you and when!   In the past year, there have been many mentions on probate fees increasing and how these will affect the bereaved. But with the rise due to have taken place back in April, and still not have been passed by Parliament, when can you expect to see the changes implemented?   Due to Brexit taking up a lot of Parliament’s time, the fees amendments having been put on hold until later... read more

Summer Party at Buxted

Summer Party at Buxted

Posted on 10th July 2019

Network with Businesses from Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and East Grinstead Business Associations. If you are you looking to network with businesses across Mid Sussex then join the Haywards Heath Business Association Summer Party, this will be a joint networking event with EGBA and BHBPA members, set at one of Sussex’s finest country hotels, Buxted Park! With a ticket, not only are you granted a cream tea, but also, and more importantly, unfettered... read more

BHBPA Baking Battle

BHBPA Baking Battle

Posted on 10th July 2019

Whisks at the Ready for … THE BHBPA AWESOME AUTUMN BATTLE OF THE BAKES In support of St Peter & St James Hospice   Wednesday 30 October, 12 noon at The King’s Centre Home Coffee House, Victoria Road.   Without doubt the nation has fallen in love with The Great British Bake Off.  As a result baking has risen in popularity and sparked a plethora of local bake off competitions in its wake.   We know our business community includes... read more

FootGolf at Hospice

FootGolf at Hospice

Posted on 10th July 2019

Dear Friends of the Hospice,   In May we held our Footgolf tournament, which was really successful, and not only raised almost £1,000, but was enjoyed by all who participated. All the teams who took part wanted, in fact demanded, that we put another one on the Autumn!   Because of this, we are holding another Footgolf Tournament on Thursday 5 September, again at Mid Sussex Golf Club, starting at 5.00pm, and we wanted to let you know in... read more

Diesel Theft

Diesel Theft

Posted on 10th July 2019

Just when you think such things are of a bygone time, the thieves show their hand again by coming onto the business parks at dead of night and stealing diesel from trucks. We have to be aware that there are relatively few companies which work 24 hours round the clock, which means that night times and weekends on the business parks are especially convenient times for thieves to do their worst. We are fortunate to have Beacon Services on the Victoria... read more

First Visit to Downlands School

First Visit to Downlands School

Posted on 10th July 2019

Young Engineers Steal the Show BHBPA Members and Friends made a visit to a new venue this week. On Tuesday morning we met for a breakfast event at Downlands Community School at 8am, and an excellent event it turned out to be. Breakfast was very welcome, especially as the bacon rolls and Danish pastries were delicious and for me coffee is a must at that time of day.  A huge amount of networking was evident in the time before we sat down for presentations,... read more

Ridgeview One of  World’s Best

Ridgeview One of World’s Best

Posted on 10th July 2019

Ridgeview was crowned one of the best vineyards in the world, when it was placed number 36 at the announcement ceremony of the World’s Best Vineyards Top 50 at the Banqueting House on Whitehall.   The World’s Best Vineyards Academy is the mechanism used to create The World’s Best Vineyards list.  The Academy comprises nearly 500 leading wine aficionados, sommeliers, and luxury travel correspondents from across the globe.  Each has been selected... read more

MHA Carpenter Box Coming Home

MHA Carpenter Box Coming Home

Posted on 9th July 2019

MHA Carpenter Box Coming Home to Brighton…after 95 Years!   Leading Sussex-based chartered accountants MHA Carpenter Box is going back to the future, re-establishing an office in Brighton which originally saw the partnership come together in 1923/24.   That was the year that Robert Carpenter, who practised from Midland Bank Chambers in Brighton, went into partnership with Harold Box to form Carpenter Box and Co. Fast forward 95 years and the... read more

Small Workspace Wanted

Small Workspace Wanted

Posted on 4th July 2019

Studio Lau Photography are currently looking for a new workspace. They require a small space where they can control the light in order to take photographs and run the office side of their business. They are looking for an affordable low-cost option as they are also starting an additional business so need to keep overheads low for the next 12 months. Currently based in Hurstpierpoint so ideally looking for space in and around this area but open to... read more

Phone System For Sale

Phone System For Sale

Posted on 4th July 2019

Here’s something which might benefit your office and might be worth investigating further … For Sale LG-Nortel ipLDK (LDG-20) Digital key telephone system complete with 4 x LDP-7016D/7024D telephones. Any sensible offers to Graham at Lea Graham – 01444 235475  or graham@electricbody.eu ... read more

Bluelite in Wacky Rally

Bluelite in Wacky Rally

Posted on 4th July 2019

Hello Peter I trust you are well and enjoying this glorious weather.   Bluelite is participating in the Wacky Rally Barmy to Barcelona 2019.  The object is to buy an old banger for under £ 300 and drive it across 9 countries gaining points for challenges as you go.  I think it is something like the Top Gear challenges.  http://www.wackyrally.co.uk/barmy-barcelona-2019   The route is 1500 miles, through one of the Alps highest passes,... read more

New Chair Visits Charity

New Chair Visits Charity

Posted on 3rd July 2019

Major Bike Ride Sponsor Visits Chosen Charity to See Valuable Services First Hand   Sussex IFA, Mike Oliver, principal of Mike Oliver Associates in Haywards Heath, took up the mantle of new chairman for the Greater Haywards Heath Bike Ride earlier this year.  In his newly appointed role he recently visited the Bike Ride’s chosen charity, the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity (DVLCC). The Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity (DVLCC) supports under... read more

Aspire Needs Trustees

Aspire Needs Trustees

Posted on 3rd July 2019

Aspire Sussex Ltd is the charity which has been running adult and community education in and beyond West Sussex since 2012.   We wish to appoint new Trustees and would be particularly interested in applications from individuals with a Legal, Marketing or Finance background.  As a Trustee you will be responsible as part of the Board for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity.  Board and sub-committee meetings are usually... read more

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"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."

Steve Mooney
(Steven Mooney Machinery)

"The BHBPA is an energetic and vocal organisation that connects and empowers and informs the local business community acting as an effective conduit to local authority and other organisations. We are proud to be part of that community and the association."

Nick Broom, Managing Director
(PVL UK Ltd)

"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."

The Hon Nicholas Soames MP

"“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)