Flexible Working – The Future Of Work

There has been, over the past year, a cultural shift in the world of work. The Covid era has seen office workers adapt to working from home and cultivate a new mindset. Is this the future of office work? There are bonuses for working in an office too and we can only predict that, in the forthcoming years, the new …

Guidance to help you grow

Increasing your business knowledge – including your knowledge of finance and funding – will help you to start up a new business or to sustain and grow your current one. Over the next two weeks we’re offering free intensive programs to grow your knowledge in each of these four key business areas: Start-up and early-stage business progression Leading your business successfully out …

Bluebell Digital Director Barney Durrant was interviewed on Radio Reverb

Bluebell Digital Director Barney Durrant was interviewed on Radio Reverb for the latest Brighton Business Show hosted by Lisa Moore. Head to the link to listen to Sussex University and the FSB first or go to 36 mins to hear his advice on getting the best from digital marketing for small businesses. https://www.mixcloud.com/lisa-moore11/brighton-business-show-january-2021/

In 2021 are you getting the right remote working support from your IT provider?

Efficient and reliable IT support and telecoms can make or break a business’ productivity; but it’s even more important now that so many employees are working remotely around the country. Before the pandemic, workers in an office environment could lean on colleagues for troubleshooting support if they were having IT trouble or ask a member of the tech department to …

Remote Work Practices Likely to Continue

Remote Work Practices Likely to Continue It now seems highly likely that remote work practices brought about by the corona virus crisis will continue to flourish. Umpteen surveys confirm that this trend towards remote working is here to stay and that firms are already gearing up to address how to manage this style of working in the future. It is …

Mid Sussex District Council Grants Webinar – Presentation and Recording

The Council Leader Jonathan Ash-Edwards and I hope that if you attended the webinar you found it useful. If you were unable to attend here is a recording of the webinar below and a copy of the presentation slides.  Grants Webinar 20 Jan 2021 KS (002) Please note further information on the business grants is available at our Council website …

MSVA Online Volunteer Matchmaking Event

Come and meet local voluntary groups and charities looking for volunteers – Tuesday 26th January 2021, 12-1.30pm To book, email   Alternatively, go to our website and search our current opportunities Volunteering Opportunities across Mid Sussex (msva.org.uk) Also we have helped support the setting up of a new voluntary group called Computers For Kids which was initiated by Colin Hill …

Master Class – How to Plan for Abundance

Join my master class PLANNING FOR ABUNDANCE; a compassion based approach. Who is this for? Are your beliefs, money mindset and time management  an obstacle to boosting your business? Have you still not got clarity for this year’s goals? If the answer is yes, my master class will help you plan for abundance in 2021 Week 1 – Goal Setting …

MSDC Business Grants – What you could be entitled to!

The MSDC Revenues Team wants to help your business by giving you grants you are entitled to. They are extremely helpful, understanding and knowledgeable about what you could be entitled to, and will do everything in their capacity to help you. All you need to do is get in touch. Email  to find out what grant your business could be entitled to. …

Introduction to Olympass Security Solutions

Using the latest technology, Olympass provide Electronic Life Safety systems including Fire Detection, Intruder Alarms, Access Control, CCTV to organisations that have responsibility for the safety and security of people and property with solutions to meet their individual and specific needs. Our team are qualified, certified and audited by the SSAIB to meet the standards necessary for working with the …

HMRC’s Talking Points Webinars

HMRC’s regular Talking Points provide information, guidance and tips to help you to understand tax issues. We have more Talking Points webinars coming up. There are a limited number of spaces, so save your place now. Off-payroll working rules from April 2021: This webinar gives an update on changes to the off-payroll working rules (IR35) from April 2021 for: the public sector …

Achieve more in the “pure” Cloud!

Cloud or Server? When it comes to making long-term decisions about your IT, especially when a significant investment is involved, it can be challenging to make the jump to a new system. That’s even more evident if your business has been promised the world in the past…and it hasn’t been delivered. A move to the cloud hasn’t got to be …

Boost job opportunities for 16 to 24 year olds

Chichester College Group (CCG) has been approved as a gateway provider for the Government’s new Kickstart Scheme, helping businesses to access funding and create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds. The scheme provides the funding employers need to create new six-month job placements for young people who are on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. Funding …

Networking 20th January 4-5pm

HHBA invites you to join fellow members for our first networking meeting of the year on Wednesday 20th January from 4pm. We are pleased to announce that our guest speaker will be Nisanka Wickramarachchi, who will present on How to Plan for Abundance in 2021. Also if you have a question about grants, our friend Kevin from MSDC will be …

Is your IT down AGAIN? Or slow?

If so, do you have a problem with your IT or is your problem really with your IT provider? Andrew Hookway explains. “From feedback that we have received from within the market place, the majority of IT providers are unsettling their clients by telling them that total cloud solutions are either unsafe or cannot be done,” says Andrew Hookway, Director of Extech …

HHBA’s Simple Guide to Understanding the MSDC COVID19 Business Grant Scheme

The MSDC Revenues Team wants to help your business by giving you grants you are entitled to. They are extremely helpful, understanding and knowledgeable about what you could be entitled to, and will do everything in their capacity to help you. All you need to do is get in touch. The grant scheme is complicated – you don’t need to understand …

Support for your business during lockdown

I know many of you will look back on 2020 as incredibly challenging for UK businesses. And despite the positive news on vaccinations and the signing of a Brexit trade deal, the new national lockdown from the start of 2021 will bring new challenges for lots of businesses. Whatever you’re trying to achieve this year, we’re here to support you: …

Top tips for businesses to survive… and hopefully grow…. in 2021

A series of online workshops aims to give West Sussex small businesses a robust toolkit to survive – and hopefully grow – in 2021. The West Sussex Recover & Rise in 2021 programme is a series of free workshops, supported by West Sussex County Council and run by Creative Bloom, Shake It Up Creative and Rume2. Topics covered include goal …

Your new hospitality partner

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 designing and implementing concepts. Each project brings its own challenges to deliver excellent service and manage the business to commercial success. As experts in the food and beverage field, both commercially …

Specsavers Haywards Heath to remain open throughout national lockdown

Specsavers Haywards Heath will stay open for all eye and hearing needs throughout the current national lockdown. Under current government guidance, people are allowed to leave home to attend medical appointments, including eye and hearing tests, which are considered essential healthcare services. The team at the South Road store are also available to repair and replace glasses that have been …

The Brexit transition period has now ended – actions you need to take now

Changes have now come into effect for businesses that trade goods with Europe or represent businesses who do. Attend our webinars to find out what you need to do now to keep trading with the EU. By registering for our webinars below, or watching our videos on HMRC’s YouTube channel you can familiarise yourself with the new customs processes and what …

New Year Networking – How to Plan for Abundance in 2021?

HHBA invites you to join fellow members for our first networking meeting of the year on Wednesday 20th January from 4pm. We are pleased to announce that our guest speaker will be Nisanka Wickramarachchi, who will present on How to Plan for Abundance in 2021. Book your place here Hear from our chair Clare on the latest updates Listen to …

First Recruitment Member to Member Offer

First Recruitment Services Share with First Recruitment Services a new permanent vacancy and/or a new temporary booking before 31st January 2021 and we will give you… £350 off the final perm invoice value for any candidate who starts before the end of March 2021 5 hours free for any temporary bookings of 35 hours or above. www.firstrecruitment.co.uk First Recruitment Services …

2020 Achievements – The Jonathan Lea Network

What a strange year! 2020 was not without its challenges, but overall it was a positive period of growth for our business. We still achieved the majority of our objectives, including retaining our key clients, winning many new ones and developing and growing the team. Below I list a few of our main achievements. Moved office At the start of …