Case Study – A recent experience as an Interim Sales Director

Since early April I have been working with Company X…as an Interim Sales Director. This was a new service offering to my business and has been greatly received. This role is still ongoing and has entailed 2 days a week of my time over a 6-month period. To date I have fulfilled 5 months of the project and here are …

Did you know you can sponsor our website and newsletter?

HHBA offers our members the exclusive opportunity to sponsor our website Homepage or Newsletter. For a whole month, you can get your logo and company details central on our homepage! With over a thousand visitors regularly per month it’s an excellent place to be found by actively engaged members of the local business community! Having a featured spot on our …

Win a ‘Business Buddy Up’ Personal Brand Shoot’

I’m running a competition around the launch of my new ‘business buddy’ shoot offer! For November and December I am offering you the chance to ‘business buddy’ up and share a personal brand shoot! With it being a difficult year for many,  I know some of you have wanted a shoot but haven’t had the cash to invest right now. …

MSDC grant applications to open 30th October

Mid Sussex District Council will award £300,000 in grants to local businesses, community groups and voluntary organisations affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic has created a challenging environment for local businesses, community groups and voluntary organisations. Many were not able to benefit from national Government grants and need additional support to help them adapt to the changing environment …

Job vacancy, start-up support and business funding

Our workshop and 1-2-1 sessions over the next fortnight focus on supporting pre-start and early-stage businesses to ensure that they make the strongest possible launch. We’re also offering support for those of you who are applying for an Invest4 business grant and are providing confidential 1-2-1 sessions to businesses seeking finance. We’re running two start-up programmes: our How to Start …

Networking in conjunction with Mims Davies 6th Nov 12-1pm

HHBA invites you to our Networking event on Friday 6th November in conjunction with our local MP Mims Davies. Register for our networking Hear from Mims Davies on the latest business news with regards to covid-19. We’re encouraging all our members to get involved as this is your chance to have your say. Hear from our chair and MSDC on …

Specsavers Haywards Heath keeps customer safety front of mind

Specsavers Haywards Heath know from calls to the South Road store that some customers are still nervous to return to their daily lives in the ‘new normal’ – including getting an eye test, even if it is overdue. So the team have taken a number of extra precautions to keep customers and staff safe at what is still a challenging …

GDB ‘Ask the Expert’ – Seize the net zero opportunity

HHBA members are invited to join our friends at GDB for ‘Ask the Expert’ – Seize the net zero opportunity Join Anya Ledwith of Eshcon Ltd and Zoe Osmond of University of Brighton, in this “Ask The Expert” session. Learn how you can access support and funding to develop & commercialise green products and services which will delight growing numbers of …

WEBINAR: Directors’ duties in the spotlight

All too often Directors find themselves facing civil or even criminal penalties for breaching their statutory duties, even when they believe they have done nothing wrong. And now, as government measures to protect businesses in the wake of the pandemic unfold, the spotlight on Directors is only likely to intensify. Join Dr Roger Barker, IoD Director of Policy and Corporate …

How to get paid on time and successfully chase unpaid debts webinar

Are you struggling with overdue invoices and having trouble obtaining payment from stubborn debtors? If so, this webinar will be beneficial for you. The webinar will take place on Wednesday 18th November at 4pm which we welcome you to join for free.  It will last approximately 40 minutes and we will also discuss and answer all your questions that may be submitted both beforehand …

New Funding Available for Local Businesses

The first of these are the Covid-19 Recovery Grants for local businesses, community groups and voluntary organisations, a link to the press release issued this week can be found here.  Mid Sussex District Council grants of £1,000 to £5,000 will be available to help local businesses and organisations through the Covid-19 crisis. Applications will be considered for costs and/or projects …

£50 voucher offer from Creative Spark Services

Creative Spark Services Limited specialise in all aspects of lighting, sound, video and power in entertainment environments. From weddings & events, to general maintenance and testing, and even upgrades and new installations Creative Spark have the skills, knowledge and experience to support you through your project.        We would like to offer a £50 voucher* to any HHBA Member …

EXCLUSIVE HHBA MEMBER OFFER – WEB HOSTING NOW ONLY £60 FOR A YEAR!

Pure Storm Digital Services are offering dedicated web hosting service to all NEW clients for just £60 for a whole year. We even manage the switch over from your old hosting provider – meaning no hassle for you! And as if that wasn’t all, we’re also offering our optional monthly updates and maintenance package to any new sign up, at …

The Job Support Scheme (JSS)

The Job Support Scheme (JSS) Deriving from the Government’s Winter Economy Plan, the Job Support Scheme (JSS), which will replace the CJRS, will begin on 1 November 2020. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) comes to an end on 31 October 2020. In a statement released on 24 September 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled new measures intended to support employers …

Council to launch £300,000 grant support for the local community and businesses

Mid Sussex District Council will award £300,000 in grants to local businesses, community groups and voluntary organisations affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The new Covid-19 Recovery Grant Fund was formally approved at a meeting of the Council’s Cabinet Grants Panel on Monday 19 October. The coronavirus pandemic has created a challenging environment for local businesses, community groups and voluntary organisations. …

Test and Trace support payments available in Mid Sussex

A Test and Trace support payment of £500 is now available in Mid Sussex to provide financial support to those on low incomes when they are required to self-isolate. There is a legal duty to self-isolate if asked to do so by NHS Trace and Trace. This could be necessary due to having tested positive for COVID19 or being in …

How to make a successful sales call

Does making a sales call feel you with dread? If it does you are not alone. I have helped hundreds of business owners to overcome their fear of making sales calls. Below are just 4 of the many ways I help them to go from dreading making a sales call to actually getting excited about making them because they feel …

Free Business Valuation

In these uncertain times, maybe you would like to know the value of your business or have a friend who would like to know the value of theirs. You don’t need to be looking to sell, you just looking to add some certainty to your personal circumstance. I am very happy to offer members and their friends and family and …

Guides, Reports and Whitepapers

Guides, Reports and White Papers We publish on our Website a section entitled ‘Guides, Reports and White Papers’, covering all manner of subjects we hope will interest you. There are guides on Web design and cyber security; reports on the state of selected markets and their trends; guides and White Papers on regulatory compliance; useful reports on social media and …

Webinar: The new flexible world: lessons & actions from the COVID-19 crisis for the future of flexibility

Join our next Action Learning Group on November 13th hosted by David Blackburn, Chief People Officer of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. https://www.flexibilitymatters.co.uk/events-and-trainings/november-13th-10-1pm-action-learning-group-at-the-fscs/ Speakers David Blackburn Chief People Officer the FSCS Jessica Hornsby Business Psychologist from Thales Jane Galloway the NHS with a directive to promote Flexible working, Dagmar Albers of Pfizer, UK Lead on Diversity and Inclusion Dr Robert Coles of the Roffey Park Institute …

Update from Coast to Capital LEP – Skills Strategy and Action Plan

The Skills Strategy and Action Plan was developed in response to the affect Covid-19 has had on our region, and details how we will work with our Skills 360 Board and partners to support skills for economic recovery, as well as our medium to longer term priorities. Alongside the Skills Strategy and Action Plan we have also produced a Skills …

Why and how to protect intellectual property rights in the UK?

Why and how to protect intellectual property rights in the UK? Introduction UK intellectual property (IP) law encompasses several different forms and types of IP such as copyright, trade marks, patents, design rights and trade secrets. IP is defined as any intangible creative work and, therefore, for legal purposes is considered an asset. It is important to protect your IP …

We’re Hiring!

WE ARE HIRING! ⚡ We are seeking to expand our team with a Sales Manager. Are you looking to further grow your career in sales? Do you enjoy meeting new people, have B2B Sales Experience and can work remotely? If this is you, send us your CV by clicking the link below: https://qoo.ly/38pd7b #digitalmarketing #sales #salesmanager #jobs#jobvacancy

Starting or growing a business in a recession

Should you start a new business or invest in growing your current one in an uncertain economic climate? There are plenty of enormously successful businesses that have emerged from recessions and our support over the coming fortnight aims to help you to start and grow using our free, expert knowledge. Our Facebook Live session with our in-house business expert, Paul …

Your rights: Unfair and constructive dismissal

Your rights: Unfair and constructive dismissal As the dust of the first and hopefully last wave of COVID-19 begins to settle and furlough schemes come to end, the damage to the job market is evidently palpable. The disparity between those looking for jobs and jobs available has been well documented. As more employees face redundancies and dismissal, knowing what rights …