FIREWALK – WEDNESDAY 4TH NOVEMBER AT THE FARMERS PUB, SCAYNES HILL

CAN YOU TAKE THE HEAT!  Join us on Wednesday 4th November at The Farmers Pub, Scaynes Hill, Haywards Heath for our sponsored FIREWALK. This challenge is a really hot one. Walking across 20 foot of 800 degree burning coals is no mean feat! Training beforehand which is inspirational and fun and an experience you will never forget. £25 Registration fee …

Mid Sussex Business Expo 3rd September 10-3pm

On the 3rd September, the Mid Sussex Business Expo was set to roll into Ardingly for its third expo of the year, but due to issues beyond our control with the Covid situation, Network Xpress has decided to go fully into online and virtual events for the remainder of 2020 creating new hybrid events for online and offline coverage, and …

Outplacement Services

Ever heard the saying ‘two heads are better than one’? Well, the same holds true in business – and we think three heads are better than two! And we know that collaboration is often the key to success. So, I am excited to announce that, due to the ongoing, challenging CV19 job market and the demand for outplacement services over …

Boost your business with TrustMark today

Want to maximise on government funding? Want to make sure that your business is ready to help customers across the UK improve the energy efficiency of their homes? Millions of pounds of government cash will be made available through the Green Home Grants for home owners from next month, so make sure your business is ready to hit the ground …

Write an Effective Business Plan & Raise Finance

Our free workshops this month focus on helping you to write a business plan that will provide a sound basis on which to build your early-stage business or business idea. It covers all the key components of writing a plan plus lots of expert advice to ensure that your plan is also fit for funding. We’re running 1-2-1 confidential Raising Finance sessions through our …

FREE BUSINESS CARDS TO ALL MEMBERS

All HHBA members can benefit from their membership by claiming their FREE top quality business cards from Printing Company of the Year and fellow HHBA member, Sussex Print. The cards are a full colour print on 450gsm board, matt laminated both sides.  All you need to do is pay for the delivery cost (£12.50) and the cards are FREE!  Email …

The Business Hothouse Grant Fund

Our grant fund application process is open The Business Hothouse support program; we wanted you to be among the first to know that you can now apply for government grand funding. To request a grant fund application form please contact Further details here >> https://www.chi.ac.uk/business-services/business-hothouse/invest4-grant-funding/invest4-grant-funding-faqs

Networking in conjunction with Coast to Capital 25th August – Sign up now!

Connect with other local businesses  Join fellow HHBA members for our next zoom networking event in conjunction with Coast to Capital on Tuesday 25th August from 6pm. Register for our networking here >> Hear from our Chair Clare Jones on the latest updates. Introduce yourself and your business and make new connections. Listen to Richard from Coast to Capital with …

Bennett Oakley Solicitors

At Bennett Oakley Solicitors we understand that marital and relationship breakdown can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety for the individuals involved and has an impact on any child as well. You will receive relatable, straight forward advice that will allow you to navigate the next steps, to draw a line under things once and for all and ultimately to move …

SUSSEX PRINT WINS REGIONAL AWARD

Sussex Print is delighted to be awarded Printing Company of the Year by CorporateLiveWire Prestige Awards. CorporateLivewire Prestige Awards celebrates enterprises that have thrived in their highly competitive community during the past 12 months. The judging team look for businesses that provide a personal approach towards their customers, maintaining a high level of service and experience. The judges said “When …

Eight reasons to Shop Local this week to help the high street bounce back

The UK Government is running a #ShopLocal week this week, as part of its #EnjoySummerSafely campaign. The week aims to celebrate the British high street – encouraging customers to come back to their safe local shops, supporting the local economy and local jobs. Shoppers are being urged to hit the high street and support their local businesses during Shop Local …

Webinars from BEIS

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business support webinars As part of the UK government’s commitment to supporting businesses and self-employed through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, HMRC have developed new webinars on the following topics. Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and flexible furloughing webinar – available on Wednesday 12 August 2:15-3:15, Thursday 13 August 09:45-10:45 and Friday 14 August 2:15 – 3:15. …

Message from Director of Public Health West Sussex

Anna Raleigh, Director of Public Health West Sussex has prepared two letters that provide important COVID-19 Advice and Guidance for the tourism, leisure and hospitality sectors. DPH_Advice_TourismLeisure_FINAL Letter to hospitality Letter to hospitality  

Zoom security tips from ABCOM

ABCOM have successfully been awarded this week accreditation to the UK Cyber Essentials + scheme. This is the UK Government’s fastest growing information security standard, proven to prevent over 80% of cyber attacks by implementing better security controls. Cyber threats continue to grow and become more frequent, with 43% of businesses reporting a breach or attack in the last 12 …

The Business HotHouse

Our support over the next two weeks focuses on helping you to find funding for your business or business idea. We’ve received lots of questions from you regarding our Invest4 Grant Fund and have set up a new FAQs page which we hope will to help you to assess your eligibility. Read the full details here >> https://mailchi.mp/19515440cee4/does-your-business-qualify-for-an-invest4-grant?e=cd231808b3

Grantfinder News Alert: Government Announces £20m COVID Recovery Fund for England’s Small Firms

This scheme will distribute £20 million of new government funding to help England’s smaller businesses recover from the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding will be allocated to Growth Hubs within each Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), with a minimum of £250,000 for all LEP areas. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) will be awarded grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 …

Keep West Sussex Safe campaign

I would like to share with you the COVID-19 community communications toolkit that can be used to spread the word about the recently launched ‘Keep West Sussex Safe’ campaign. The campaign aims to encourage residents, businesses and communities to stay alert and follow government guidelines to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus in West Sussex and therefore reduce the need …

South Downs Small Grant Scheme – Launched

Our grants scheme recognises the need for organisations to be able to deliver crucial pieces of work during this difficult time, particularly small grants to cover adaptation, innovation and to revisit business plans and strategies in light of Covid-19 impacts and opportunities. The South Downs is a loved and valued place to live and visit and the quality of the …

GDB – August Diamond Rough Cut

Our friends at Gatwick Diamond Business are delighted to share their second edition of Diamond Rough Cut Though times remain very difficult for many businesses, it is good to see so much activity going on across the business community. Please follow the link for Diamond Rough Cut – August Edition I hope you find their all-digital Diamond Rough Cut an interesting …

Reporting an Outbreak

COVID-19 EARLY OUTBREAK INFORMATION Materials to communicate the COVID-19 Early Outbreak Management Information. Please note these assets are cleared for use in England only. Full details can be found here >> https://coronavirusresources.phe.gov.uk/reporting-an-outbreak/overview/ This campaign communicates advice on how to respond to an outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) to individuals that own, manage or are responsible for a specific business or organisation within …

Understanding high street resilience

This week we’re asking for help from you and your local networks in response to the Task Force Business Resilience Survey. Last week we opened the Task Force newsletter with optimism about the direction of travel for the high street recovery following COVID-19. These past seven days show the complexity of that discussion, which varies from region to region and …

Re-opening our brasserie in Haywards Heath

We are delighted to be re-opening our Haywards Heath Brasserie on Monday 3rd August and we are looking forward to welcoming you soon! Our brasserie will be opening from 12 noon until 9pm, accommodating groups of up to six people. We have adapted our layout and seating arrangements to allow for social distancing, in accordance with government guidelines. For more …