Autumn Budget 2021 – Cheers From Your Town?

The headlines will presumably be mostly about the alcohol duty changes, so here are our highlights of what you and your business should be aware of: Today’s Budget – Main effects on small businesses and owners As always, please let us know if anything isn’t clear. Thank you. Paula Tomlinson BFP FCA CTA Founder and Director

Emergency First Aid at Work course spaces available!

Katie at Andersson First Aid Training is running her next Emergency First Aid at Work bookable course on Wednesday 17th November in The Balcombe Club and there are still spaces available! The one day course costs £75.00 to attend and you will go away with a three year qualification which satisfies the requirements of the HSE. The course covers resuscitation, …

Homes England seeks expressions of interest for exciting new development opportunity in Burgess Hill

Homes England seeks expressions of interest for exciting new development opportunity in Burgess Hill The Northern Arc is a multi-million pound Homes England flagship development in Burgess Hill. It will deliver approximately 3,500 new homes along with three new schools, neighbourhood centres, parks and open spaces and significant investment in supporting infrastructure. Currently, Homes England’s first developer partner Countryside Properties …

Networking at Haywards Heath College – 18th November

Join our networking meeting, with drinks kindly hosted by Haywards Heath College on Thursday 18th November, where there will be plenty of time to network with fellow business owners and make new contacts. HHBA look forward to welcoming members back to its events in order to build those vital relationships between local businesses. Book your ticket here Paul Rolfe is …

Join Mims Davies MP for a Business Bounce Back Breakfast – 10th November

HHBA members are invited to join Mims Davies MP for Mid Sussex for a “Bounce Back Business” Breakfast This will be the chance for local businesses in Mid Sussex to network, discuss the challenges they have faced during the pandemic and the adaptations they have made to thrive. With guest speakers: Angela Gill Managing Director at Bio Products Jaime Wallden …

Gilva Tisshaw shortlisted for prestigious Resolution Award

Local family lawyer, Gilva Tisshaw from Tisshaws Family Law Solicitors, Haywards Heath, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Resolution Award. The Award celebrates the achievements of family justice professionals who have supported families and children during a global pandemic. Gilva is nominated in the Resilience category, for going above and beyond to support staff and clients through the challenges of …

Free mental health training for West Sussex SMEs

Information from West Sussex County Council You may know that West Sussex County Council’s Public Health team are working with Grassroots Suicide Prevention to offer free mental health and suicide prevention training for Small to Medium-sized businesses in West Sussex. National charity Grassroots work with organisations across the UK to deliver life-saving training in suicide prevention, mental health and self-harm. …

Let go of your past

Living in the past keeps you from enjoying the present. Dwelling on negativity and entertaining negative thoughts will not do you any good and it certainly will not help you to achieve your goals. Replaying past events over and over again in your mind is nothing more than a tremendous waste of your valuable time and energy. Engaging in this …

Working from home just…isn’t working? Introducing…Freshmill!

The last year has introduced a shift in how, when and where we work; a form of ‘’hybrid working’’ is emerging; where employees are given greater flexibility and autonomy to fit their work around the rest of their lives… Freshmill aims to champion the hybrid way for the local community. We’ve found many businesses are now using third party workspaces with …

Cyber Resilience Centre for the South East

We have been asked to share the following with our members. The Cyber Resilience Centres is a new project commissioned by the Home Office to enable small medium businesses access to affordable cyber security services.  There are centres covering every region of the UK all offering the same services.  Membership is free of charge to small business owners, charities and …