We’re thrilled to announce we’ve won another award!

You may have recently heard that we were shortlisted as a finalist for ‘Edge Partner of the Year’ in the Vuzion Cloud Awards 2021. We’re thrilled to announce that we won! The virtual awards, which took place on Thursday 25th March via Microsoft Teams, celebrated Vuzion Partners, and their innovative work within the IT industry. The night was a fantastic …

How much money do you need for the rest of your life?

HHBA invites you to join fellow members for our networking meeting on Wednesday 14th April from 5pm. We are pleased to announce that our guest speaker will be James Mallinson from Servo Private Wealth who will present on ‘How much money do you need for the rest of your life? Register for our session Research shows the majority of people have no …

Restart Grants – available from the 6th April 2021

If your business is based in Mid Sussex district and is needing help with a restart grant these will be available to apply for at Mid Sussex DC by the normal online claim form from Tuesday 6th April 2021. There is up to £6,000 for non essential retail and up to £18,000 per property available for leisure, hospitality and personal …

LEADING BEST PRACTICE IN HYBRID AND FLEXIBLE WORKING POST COVID-19

Keynote speaker Marisa Williams, from PwC, and six flexible working experts share their practical approaches on how to embed a now crucial, post-pandemic smart working culture.    A fourth Flexible Working Action Learning Group was hosted by Emma Cleary of Sussex based recruitment agency Flexibility Matters who, for the past 7 years, has been helping businesses build sustainable teams with …

Sussex Chamber of Commerce continues to strengthen its partnerships across the county

The Sussex Chamber of Commerce has, in the last few months, joined forces with Chichester Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Crawley & Gatwick Chamber of Commerce, Haywards Heath Business Association and Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce. Sussex Chamber is the largest business membership organisation in Sussex providing a huge variety of free and discounted services to help drive business …

Mayor’s appeal

Mayor’s appeal for his civic charity as Haywards Heath Town Trio in training for Mayoral Marathon around Haywards Heath The Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Town Clerk from Haywards Heath Town Council will run a Mayoral Marathon around Haywards Heath to raise money for the children’s charity, Time4Children. Steve Trice, Town Clerk of Haywards Heath Town Council, comments on the Mayor’s …

Miri Finch joins The Jonathan Lea Network

We are excited to announce that Miri Finch, an excellent and renowned researcher and copywriter in her field, has joined our consultant team as a Legal Assistant (Non-Solicitor). Miri has been appointed to this role to help our team deal with several cases we’ve been attracting that relate to infringements on people’s civil liberties as a result of the Coronavirus …

Servo Private Wealth

HHBA member and Sussex based, Servo Private Wealth joins forces with Boring Money, in a first of its kind initiative to tackle the financial advice gap. Independent financial advice firm, Servo Private Wealth, has joined an independent panel of carefully selected experts to help tackle the financial advice gap. The initiative is the first of its kind, providing financial advice …

Meet the Experts : Budget focus

Opportunities that lay ahead for SMEs in the Mid Sussex Area. Following the UK’s Budget announcement in March, expert HHBA members within financial services will digest and discuss the implications of the 2021 Budget and the opportunities that lay ahead for SMEs in the Mid Sussex Area. Register for our session We are delighted to announce that our panel of …

Sharing the love – At the Jonathan Lea Network

At the Jonathan Lea Network we are always looking for ways to get involved with and support our local community. Given several of the team have children at local schools and with this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week theme of ‘Express Yourself’, this month we were delighted to be able to provide a wealth of optimistic and enlightening new books to two …

Learn how to develop your own website

Next Thursday, we’re hosting a free one-off-workshop that will show you how to develop a website by yourself, using a range of easy-to-use online tools. We’ll also show you how to commission a website developer to create a website for you without breaking the bank. Book your free place: A Beginners Guide to Developing a Website Through our partner, WSX Enterprise we’re also hosting a free Planning, Managing and …

Have your say on ward boundaries for Mid Sussex District Council

This is the start of a 10-week public consultation inviting proposals for new council wards and ward boundaries for Mid Sussex District Council. We are asking local people and organisations for their help to draw up new ward boundaries across Mid Sussex. The Commission has also announced that it is minded to recommend that the council should have 48 councillors in …

Government News

We have recieved a number of Government updates, please read the full details below. COVID-19 support for you and your clients – latest information >> https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKHMRCED/bulletins/2c76132 Bulk appeal for Late Filing Penalties – COVID-19 >>https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKHMRCED/bulletins/2c7d032 Doing business with the EU? We’re here to help>> https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKHMRCED/bulletins/2c69ac3 Talking Points>> https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKHMRCED/bulletins/2c8d437  

NCSC Cyber Action Plan emphasises SME security

NCSC self-assessment tool launched to help sole traders and micro-businesses tackle their cyber security challenges. The Cyber Action Plan forms part of the government’s wider ‘Cyber Aware’ campaign, and in light of government statistics that show 46% of such organisations fell victim to security breaches or cyber attacks in the past 12 months, up from 31% in the prior year, …

Super Deduction

The new investment incentive that allows businesses to cut their tax bill, by up to 25p for every £1 they invest in ‘new equipment’, starts 1st April 2021. Using finance to acquire new equipment has always been a tax efficient way of acquisition, however with the new ’super-deduction’, your business could reduce its’ corporation tax bill further. If you are …

Cyber Security – PROTECTSME

Why Your Organisation Needs Protection. Small business can suffer the consequences of a cyber security breach in the same way as large multi-national companies. However, it is unlikely they have the same level of technical capability and know-how to prevent, detect and respond to incidents. read more at – https://www.the-bureau.co.uk/uploads/ECSCProtectSMEBrochure2021_Cropped_V_1.pdf

Mid Sussex Times – Haywards Heath Business Association launches packed programme of events

The HHBA is featured in this week’s Mid Sussex Times. Read the full article here>> https://www.midsussextimes.co.uk/business/haywards-heath-business-association-launches-packed-programme-of-events-3169169 Following the recent government roadmap out of lockdown, Haywards Heath Business Association has announced its new events programme for Q3 and Q4 this year. It is packed with educational and networking events that focus on helping Mid Sussex businesses thrive in 2021. HHBA supports and …

Some Cyber Tools to help you stay safe

People across the world are beginning to realize just how vital cybersecurity is. As more people start talking and thinking about cyber risk, that number will keep growing. Due to Corona virus many business IT networks were uprooted and scattered to remote landscape. From the office we decamped and went to work from homes. The security for home broadband and …

2021 Tax Year End Planning – Top Tips

Easter Monday is not only the end of a long bank holiday, it’s also the end of the tax year. Make sure you plan accordingly, so you can improve your nest egg before Easter. 🐤 To help you, please see our top tips here: https://www.onthespottax.co.uk/blog/entry/2021/03/17/2021-tax-year-end-planning-top-tips Check in with me or one of the On The Spot Accountants team on any …

Meet the Experts : Budget focus

Opportunities that lay ahead for SMEs in the Mid Sussex Area. Following the UK’s Budget announcement in March, expert HHBA members within financial services will digest and discuss the implications of the 2021 Budget and the opportunities that lay ahead for SMEs in the Mid Sussex Area. Register for our session We are delighted to announce that our panel of …

The Business Springboard – a FREE webinar for business owners

HHBA members Growth by Design will be running a free webinar starting at 9am on Thursday 25th March, four business experts will be giving a 15 minute presentation each to help business owners have a more successful 2021. There is an input from an award winning business coach, a marketing expert who is a published author, a highly experienced HR …