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Work Ready Webinars

Work Ready Webinars

Posted on 24th September 2020

Dear Martyn We are continuing our Zoom series, which is designed to prepare you to be Work Ready for that all-important role when we find it for you! *** Zoom 13: Staying motivated in a mad world October 1st 10.30  Register here Marlena O’Donnell leads us through the minefield of the constantly shifting COVID world and demonstrates strategies to contain anxiety, keep motivated and persistently take action in our job searching Are you awake... read more

EU Settlement Scheme

EU Settlement Scheme

Posted on 24th September 2020

Message from Citizens Advice: *** I am writing on behalf of Citizens Advice in West Sussex and Mid Sussex District Council to give you some information about the Government’s EU Settlement scheme. https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families With the UK having left the EU and as we approach the end of the transition period, EU and EEA citizens and their family members have to apply to the EU settlement scheme if they want to stay in the... read more

STEP-UP is now open!

STEP-UP is now open!

Posted on 24th September 2020

Headlines – Free fast-track training programme culminating with the opportunity to recruit for a fully-funded 6-week graduate intern, now open. The University of Brighton and the University of Sussex, working in partnership and with funding from the European Social Fund, are pleased to introduce you to an exciting new training and internship programme. STEP-UP is an innovative fast-track training programme for local SMEs that will allow them... read more

Learn more about the Kick Start Scheme – 6/10/20

Learn more about the Kick Start Scheme – 6/10/20

Posted on 24th September 2020

Dear Partner Employers, We would like to invite you to attend a presentation delivered by Gatwick Diamond Jobcentres Partnership Team providing further information on the Government’s Kick Start Scheme. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation or questions can be sent in advance. We have had a large number of employers expressing an interest in the scheme and are currently up-skilling our work coaches to ensure... read more

Stronger, Smarter and Greener

Stronger, Smarter and Greener

Posted on 24th September 2020

At the recent Coast to Capital AGM, Jonathan Sharrock, C2C’s Chief Executive gave an interesting talk about how he sees economic recovery being achieved all summed up in the slogan “Stronger, Smarter and Greener.” In terms of building back stronger it is clear that Jonathan sees Crawley and Gatwick as the main hubs and centre for global growth. In terms of building back smarter, Brighton & Hove in particular building upon the strong knowledge... read more

Green Homes Grant Scheme

Green Homes Grant Scheme

Posted on 17th September 2020

This article is provided by BHBPA member PDP. *** The Government backed “Green Homes Grant scheme”, which was announced in July, will be available in England only and applications for it will open at the end of September. It is a great chance to get work done that will save you money on your heating and help to reduce CO2 emissions. The grant scheme will offer £5,000 vouchers for improvements to your home insulation or for low carbon... read more

Good news re M23

Good news re M23

Posted on 17th September 2020

A message from Kier, the main Contractors on the M23: ** Dear Stakeholders, Customers and Communities, It gives me great pleasure to announce that as of Wednesday 16 September, the M23 is open for traffic with the 70mph national speed limit reinstated and gantry technology in place. We have been on your network for the past two and a half years, and during that time, have undertaken heavy civils work to turn 3 lanes on the M23 into an all lane running,... read more

FAQs: Returning to the Workplace

FAQs: Returning to the Workplace

Posted on 16th September 2020

Our friends at Sherrards Law have kindly shared the attached set of FAQs about “Returning to the Workplace” which members and their staff who are in the process of returning to work after say being furloughed are probably well advised to read. Click here for the FAQs ... read more

Bryony is our PCSO

Bryony is our PCSO

Posted on 10th September 2020

​Bryony Lewin-Playford is the local Sussex Police Community Support Office for Dunstall and Victoria areas of Burgess Hill. Her role is to try and assist with any police queries that BHBPA members may have. While specific crimes still need to be reported either via 101, or 999 in the event of an emergency, (see link below) for all other issues needing Police support please contact Bryony on bryony.lewinplayford@sussex.pnn.police.uk or telephone:... read more

SmartHubs: learn about funding towards  sustainable energy

SmartHubs: learn about funding towards sustainable energy

Posted on 10th September 2020

Join Connected Energy and West Sussex County Council for a free webinar at 11am on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020. Businesses in West Sussex are invited to join a cutting edge £31m project to install clean technologies on their sites: helping save money, generate revenue, and reduce their carbon footprint. Learn about how you can get involved in project SmartHubs, and access transformative systems at a substantial discount via 35% funding from Innovate... read more

Apprenticeship Incentives

Apprenticeship Incentives

Posted on 10th September 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of you may be facing recruitment challenges. In response, the Government has introduced fantastic new incentives for any businesses taking on apprentices and Rewards Training can help with your apprenticeship recruitment, funding and incentive questions. SO, WHAT ARE THE NEW INCENTIVES? When you hire new apprentices between now and 31 January 2021, you can apply for extra funding to give your organisation a boost. For... read more

Restart & Recovery SME Grants

Restart & Recovery SME Grants

Posted on 10th September 2020

Coast to Capital Growth Hub have launched a pre-application information page to help businesses prepare to apply for a Kick-start Tourism or Restart and Recovery SME grant ahead of the scheme opening on Tuesday 15 September at midday. The Kickstart Tourism grant is aimed at businesses within the visitor economy with fewer than 250 employees, while the Restart and Renew SME grant is aimed at all other businesses with fewer than 250 employees. Applicants... read more

X-Bex is Moving

X-Bex is Moving

Posted on 10th September 2020

From 1st of September 2020 XBeX will be operating within the Wheelbase Garage at Victoria Way, Burgess Hill. Wheelbase have acquired the operating assets of XBeX in order that the two businesses can move forward together into the rapidly approaching electric age. Mike Reed, co-owner of XbeX, stated that “the Peugeot/Citroen (PSA) company has expanded recently to include Vauxhall and Fiat vehicles and that as an independent specialist this potential... read more

Virtual Careers Fair 2020

Virtual Careers Fair 2020

Posted on 27th August 2020

Wednesday 4 November 2020, 10am – 4pm The University of Sussex and the University of Brighton are jointly currently accepting bookings for our annual graduate careers fair. The Fair will be an excellent and cost effective opportunity organisations to promote their graduate, vacation, placement and further study opportunities, directly to our highly capable and motivated students and recent graduates. Why come to Virtual Careers Fair 2020? Raise... read more

C2C Growth Hub

C2C Growth Hub

Posted on 27th August 2020

The Coast to Capital Growth Hub provides free and impartial government funded business support in Greater Brighton, West Sussex and East Surrey area which can help your ambitious and innovative business achieve growth. We do this by: challenging, encouraging and enabling strategic change connecting you to experts, investors and funders helping you develop national and international opportunities The Growth Advisers The Growth Advisers can undertake... read more

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Testimonials

"Regular, well organised events, excellent updates and information by email along with a warm welcome from the Chair and Coordinator are just some of the positives at BHBPA."

Mike Oliver, Owner
(Mike Oliver Associates)

"The BHBPA is the most effective and dynamic business organisation I have ever worked with in over 30 years in Local Government. It has a very active and large membership whose points of view are taken seriously by all government structures. Peter Liddell does an excellent job in providing unique and enjoyable networking opportunities where members interact and discuss points of mutual interest. It provides a forum for businesses to discuss common issues, to share experiences and to play a powerful and meaningful role in the Burgess Hill community. The BHBPA provides important and credible support for all its members and ensures that their best interests are represented where necessary. "

Steve Cridland, CEO
(Burgess Hill Town Council)

"“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)

"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)