WHAT IS THE HHBA?
The Power of Community – Building your Business Connections. Watch our latest video and see why it is so important to be part of your local business community.
Attend our networking meeting where you can meet some of our members and talk to them regarding the benefits of joining. Membership starts from £10 a month.
Our member’s directory receives hundreds of hits per month. What better way to be found by great local businesses than by positioning yourself as a member of our active business community!
Simply Business Finance is an FCA approved independent commercial finance brokerage helping all sorts of businesses source the most suitable finance facility for their needs.
There are four main categories covering;
Asset Finance / Unsecured and Secured Commercial Loans / Invoice Finance /
Property Finance, which consists of commercial mortgages, bridging loans and development funding.
Our approach is as straightforward and clear. We take the time to understand the individual requirements of our clients and source the right type of finance for their business.
I joined HHBA in late 2019 and it has been an invaluable additional to my business life. Initially it was the opportunity to attend meetings in order to network with likeminded local businesspeople – sharing ideas and supporting each other. Then during the 2020 pandemic providing members with support and advice, informing members about all the latest Government financial Covid-19 support and organising ‘Zoom’ networking meetings. Included in these on-line sessions are the ‘Meet The Expert’ forums, covering all aspects of business – and I had the pleasure of joint-presenting the meeting on business growth, with very positive feedback. Through HHBA I have been kept updated about local matters, particularly through Council members who are also members of HHBA. Finally, the opportunity to promote my business on the HHBA website, newsletters and social media is hugely beneficial – and all for a membership fee that starts at only £10 per month. I would recommend joining HHBA to any local business entrepreneur who wants to develop and grow their business.
I have been a member of HHBA for just over a year. It is a very proactive, enlightening and friendly group. The monthly evening networking events are just getting better and better. As a sole worker, it also creates the opportunity for me to get out and mix with local businesses face to face...rather than just being tied to the office! Thank you for that!
Since joining the HHBA a few years ago, I can only describe our experience as positive: HHBA are a proactive organisation and host several varied events throughout the year, suitable for all types of businesses including networking and social events. The former allow us to network with like-minded businesses and the latter are fun events which also serve as an excellent networking platform. This is apart from numerous training events. Membership has also helped to raise our profile in the region and through the various events given us access to clients and those that refer work. In short membership is a good investment and one we would recommend.
I just wanted to drop you a brief line to say a huge thank you to you (and the committee) for all your hard work during 2020. Despite being a new member and never actually having met any of you in person, you’ve all made me feel welcome and part of the local business community. I am also a member of other organisations and I can honestly say what you’ve been doing, how you’ve been doing it, and the sheer quality of content, events, attendees and everything else, has been head and shoulders above the rest during this tough period. Really looking forward to sharing a glass of wine and a hug/cry/laugh about this year in person when we can meet up.
I have been involved with the Haywards Heath Business Association since being elected as MP for Mid Sussex in 2019. They are a professional organisation that supports its members to grow their business and local jobs, developing relationships between businesses, and to provide direct links to local Councils and their MP, which the HHBA has strong engagements and a good working relationship with. HHBA is a fantastic positive group, who will help shape our recovery and help Mid Sussex to thrive.
I met HBAA Chair Clare by chance just before this Christmas and she immediately helped me to potentially spread the word about Tickerage Wines by putting me in contact with a local hotel. I was so impressed by her pro-active approach that I am now one of your new members and enjoyed my inaugural’s New Year Networking event. I look forward to getting to know members this year and hopefully see you at our proposed Vineyard and Winery Summer HHBA event!
I joined HHBA to meet new businesses and contacts in a relaxed environment. The HHBA has a diverse range of friendly members who I like to do business with.
As a member of the HHBA this has been such a go to resource for me, particularly over the past year. It has been the most challenging in the life of my events business and there have been some dark days, however, there has always been the amazing encouragement of my community within the HHBA. I have been so impressed with the level of support and communication within the association from virtual events, telephone calls from committee members checking that I am ok to support with governmental grants and advice. I strongly recommend any local business to join this community there is so much available and all on your doorstep. It has been my lifeline during the pandemic, and I look forward to many successful years with the association moving forward.
I’ve only attended a couple of HHBA events so far but have been struck by the energy of the group and how easy it’s been to meet people. You don’t need to be a ‘professional’ networker to get a lot out of it.
Chichester College Group is proud to be part of the HHBA – a vibrant and exciting business networking community. It is a fantastic forum to network with like-minded business leaders; building new relationships and partnerships.