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!
We have over 20 years of experience within the hospitality sector working in a variety of venues, organising events, managing hotels and their staff, delivering services to stadiums and managing event hospitality experiences at some of the worlds biggest public events.
Our team works to provide advice & support to clients dealing with venue mobilisations, product reviews, catering concept curation, event hospitality programmes, customer experience management, internal auditing & operational service standards.
We are a Project Management company providing office Fit Out both locally and across the UK. Over the last three years we have received a warm welcome from Sue and the rest of the team and have benefitted hugely from being part of this dynamic and forward thinking networking organisation. Membership has given us the opportunity to showcase our services through the online Directory and website, and we’ve enjoyed the regular networking events that have allowed us to benefit from member to member discounts for services, as well as generally being able to share ideas and local business knowledge with like-minded individuals. Referrals is key to this organisation and I see weekly evidence of members recommending the services of other members in the local community. Membership has also given us exposure to Local Government representatives as there is a continued collaborative relationship between the local business community and the council. This, combined with access to ‘Meet the Expert’ events (covering all aspects of business critical areas such as finance, legal, sales and marketing) has been a really useful tool for our business when we have needed advise, also an easy way to build up a network of professional expertise locally, which we can ‘dip’ into should the need arise. Membership is very fairly priced and we have found the weekly newsletter both informative and a great way to spotlight the services we can offer on a regular basis. There is a real feel of community within this organisation and members are genuinely keen to help one another grow and succeed. The monthly meetings are informative and welcoming! It is a good start to the day.
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 have been a member of the HHBA for over a year now and have found it to be a great introduction to the Haywards Heath business community and a support to my new business. The team and all the members made me feel very welcome on joining and when I attended my first HHBA event lots of other members came over to introduce themselves and make me feel comfortable which was greatly appreciated when walking into a room where I knew absolutely no one! I’ve never seen anyone standing on their own at the events and the HHBA committee and the members have ensured that there is a very inclusive atmosphere. The weekly newsletter is the perfect size and format to find out what is going on with other members, business news and events in the local area and ensures that we are all kept “in the know”. HHBA’s business directory is a great resource when looking for local services and there is added reassurance of the testimonials on there from other members. 2020 calendar includes a number of panel discussions across a range of topics which is invaluable to business owners and a great opportunity to have a fresh look at the different areas of our business’ and ensure we are up to date on all the things we are ultimately responsible for, something which is always difficult to do when running the business day to day. In short: I believe the HHBA is a great organisation to join for business owners in the local area. There is a huge amount of support both in terms of networking and information to help you in running and growing your business. Highly recommended!!
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’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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.