Burgess Hill Means Business event - Friday May 9

Burgess Hill Means Business  - this year is at Kings Church, Victoria Business Park
Burgess Hill Means Business - this year is at Kings Church, Victoria Business Park

Burgess Hill Business Parks Association will present the sixth Burgess Hill Means Business at The King’s Centre on the town’s Victoria Business Park on May 9.

Since its inception in 2009, the event has gone from strength to strength, although this year in a much larger venue focused on the industrial hub of the town.

More than 70 exhibitors will be showcasing their businesses and these include employers large and small from Mid Sussex and beyond.

New for 2014 are a series free drop-in business clinics with topics ranging from HR (by The Employer’s Friend) to PR (from Lea Graham Associates) and law (courtesy of MayoWynneBaxter) to accountancy (with On The Spot Tax) and insurance (by Sutton Winson), suited to both major employers and smaller enterprises.

In addition to business-related issues, Sussex Osteopathy will be providing free posture checks and ergonomic advice for employees, as well as a foot health clinic for those whose work requires them to be on their feet all day. There will be advice on exercise, healthy eating, and blood pressure checks from Mid Sussex Wellbeing, while ABC Worksafe covers all aspects of health and safety. They too will have an informal clinic for one-to-one consultations.

Burgess Hill Means Business is gaining momentum each year with a record number of exhibitors this year, and a year-on-year growth of over 15 per cent.

The exhibitors include many of the town’s largest employers including Icon Live – as well as Autowise, Consort Frozen Foods, HPC, Brighton & Hove Albion FC, Tracmaster, Prizmatic Solutions and Lizzie’s Food Factory.

BHBPA Coordinator, Peter Liddell, said: “We are building on the success of the past five years and hope more business people from in and outside the area will come along to support our initiative. The additional space provides a fantastic opportunity for local organisations to network and transact business. Local commerce is convenient, but it also helps the local economy and, importantly, it builds a sense of community.

“At the same time, visitors can take advantage of a wellbeing check and a positive ambience is guaranteed which is highly conducive for networking. We hope this will generate a high volume of business conducted on the day,” he added.

Key figures from Burgess Hill’s twin town of Schmallenberg - in the picturesque German Sauerland district - will also present their famous luxury Falke brand featuring the eye-catching hosiery and bodywear, include the iconic Burlington trademark. This is the second time Falke has exhibited at Burgess Hill Means Business indicating cross channel co-operation is alive and well.

Production of a business card secures free entry and all professionals are welcome to attend.

BHMB is open from 9.30am – 3.30pm and there is ample free parking on site.