Quarterly Economic Survey 2020 Q1 is now live

BHBPA is an affiliate member of the Sussex Chamber of Commerce. This is your chance to drive change in collaboration with the Chamber… The QES carried out by the British Chambers (BCC) is the largest independent business survey in the UK and a significant economic indicator. We are asking all Sussex businesses to complete the survey.  QES […]

MSDC Business Bulletin – Spring 2021

Welcome to our new look Business Bulletin The effect of the Covid-19 pandemic has been felt by all of us, personally and professionally, bringing with it new ways of living, working, learning and collaborating, some of which undoubtedly will remain with us in the years to come.  The pandemic had a significant impact on the work of the Council, […]

Close Business Skills Gaps FOC with Chichester Uni.

University of Chichester Dear Martyn, I thought BHBPA members would be interested to know about a new range of short courses (all completely free) that have been recently launched to help businesses fill a range of skills gaps. The courses are led by the Innovation South Virtual Campus and are hosted online to provide safe tuition. They teach […]

Meet our new Chairperson

“Hello, I am Mark Jackson and I’m honoured to have been elected as chairman of the Burgess Hill Business Park Association board of directors at the AGM last month and I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself plus share my thoughts on how the BHBPA can best help our membership as well as […]

Cybercrime is growing in both intelligence and quantity!

The Government recently reported a 26% increase of cybercrime in 2020 compared to last year, which is most likely due to Cyber criminals taking advantage of the growing vulnerability of businesses as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Sadly, criminals see opportunity for profit during these uncertain times, ambushing businesses with scams, malicious malware, phishing […]

Brexit Transition Materials for Small Businesses

From HM Government: The transition period has ended and new rules are here. Act now to keep your business moving. The transition period has ended and the UK has left the EU customs union and single market. Following the signing of the UK – EU Free Trade Agreement, there are new rules for businesses which […]

MSDC Grants as at early Jan 2021

Additional Restriction Discretionary Grant  – Available for All Businesses operating from home or from a rateable or non-rateable property, where income has been significantly reduced due to the current pandemic can obtain assistance with ongoing business expenditure. Business expenditure can include rent, insurances, business loans, utilities and vehicle cost. We will include an allowance for […]

Useful links for Exporters

Thanks to our colleagues at HPC for sharing a list of links that they have found helpful as they have grappled with the challenges of importing and exporting post the end of the transition period. Check ‘How to Export Goods’ (CHEG) online tool – Businesses that export goods out of the UK should visit the Check […]