HHBA feature in the Mid Sussex Times

Read about our latest event in the Mid Sussex Times or see the article below. https://www.midsussextimes.co.uk/business/success-for-haywards-heath-business-associations-latest-networking-event-3464178 Haywards Heath Business Association to host opportunity driven networking event  The latest networking event on Thursday 18th November saw the Mid-Sussex based organisation welcome over 50 attendees from local businesses, with many boasting a wide global clientele. To meet its objective of identifying opportunities …

Christmas Party 9th December

Here at HHBA we’re starting the festivities early! Our Christmas drinks on December 9th is sure to put you in the spirit with the unmissable opportunity to network with fellow business owners and make new contacts in a relaxed atmosphere at Savannah Cafe Bar in Haywards Heath. Book Your Ticket Here Courtsey of Savannah’s there will be scrumptious mince pies …

Is the customer cycle killing your business? Gary Morgan Coaching

In my role as a Sales and Leadership Coach I work with all types of businesses. It does not matter whether they are large or small, sole traders or corporates, they all have one thing in common: the customer cycle. New, existing, and lost customers Every business hopefully gains new customers, has existing customers, and unfortunately loses customers. Lost customers …

First Aid for Mental Health course next week – last places available!

Just wanted to do a last call for any HHBA members who are interested in booking on my next FAA Level 2 First Aid for Mental Health distance learning course online on Tuesday 30th November at 9am. This course is half a day of engaging and interactive zoom discussion finishing at 12:30pm plus some additional own learning and a professional …

Cyber Security Awareness Workshop Programme

Cyber Security Awareness Workshop Programme With so much techno-babble being spoken, it is often difficult to understand what the so-called experts are talking about.  Much of this impenetrable language is made-up of acronyms. There are hundreds – here are some of the important ones Cyber Acronyms   ACD                 Active Cyber Defence ACL                  Active Control List AD                    …

Government News and Updates

We have recieved the following Government updates from Mims Davie’s office, please read the full details below. Changes to how you make Customs Declarations>> https://hmrc.imicampaign.uk/seeemailinfull/EmailServlet?campaignkw=notrack&tid=CC03_1637246517422773461&signature=042F2FB14949B271C73F0596327F9765 Agent Update 90 >> https://hmrc.imicampaign.uk/seeemailinfull/EmailServlet?campaignkw=notrack&tid=CC03_1637249692388022331&signature=DA948AC41B0E1D2C24D88DC59007909E Keep your clients goods moving in or out of the EU>> https://hmrc.imicampaign.uk/seeemailinfull/EmailServlet?campaignkw=notrack&tid=CC03_1637322553771030811&signature=0B059E0C1CE1C9A16EB61C0963A1BF26 Reminder to declare coronavirus grants and payments on Company Tax returns>>https://hmrc.imicampaign.uk/seeemailinfull/EmailServlet?campaignkw=notrack&tid=CC03_1637775056716327691&signature=68D0EB71A947E6CDB8CA1D629DBE6E2A

Homes England seeks expressions of interest 30th November

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 …

Tisshaws Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

Tisshaws Corporate Social Responsibility Policy With the pledges of COP26 still fresh in our minds, we thought this was a good time to remind ourselves of our own commitment to make a positive impact both in our business practices and on our environment. While any Corporate Social Responsibility policy must be a work in progress, refined and reviewed as necessary, …

The 2021 Guide to Hybrid Working Cybersecurity eBook

After months of working from home, restrictions have now eased, and many businesses have implemented a hybrid work model whereby employees work both in the office and remotely. This comes as no surprise as a recent survey found that 47% of employees would be likely to look for another job if their employer failed to offer flexible working arrangements. Hybrid …

Business Advancement Session 26th November

On Friday 26 November, Growth by Design along with three other local businesses are hosting an event for business owners who want to advance their business. Taking place at The Birch Hotel, 8.30am – 1pm, the event offers business owners the opportunity to gain valuable insight and practical recommendations on everything from marketing strategy through to business strategy, HR and …

How to make your website faster

Slow website speeds is a bugbear for many businesses. As well as giving a poor user experience, it will also count against you when Google assesses your website’s “page experience” and your resulting ranking position. But what causes websites to be slow? It can be one or several of the following factors… Huge image file sizes This is the most …

A New Way to Convert Clients

Do either of the following two scenarios sound familiar to you? You receive an answerphone message from a prospect or former client that is interested in the products or services that you are offering. They leave both their telephone number and an email for you to contact them. You receive an email or a web enquiry form from a prospect …

It’s time to get strategic about your social media

Do you want to be more visible and profit from the time and effort you and your business put into social media? With 80% of the UK’s population now using social media, it is an essential tool and one that allows your business to really stand out and attract more of the clients you love and want to work with. …

Happy to join HHBA

Innovative Partners  are please to welcome Samantha Watkins as the latest addition to the team.  She has been brought onboard to  make the process  of claiming R & D Tax credits simple for you.  Providing  you with a complete end-to-end service, from her base in Haywards Heath. Join others for whom we’ve secured millions of pounds in benefits identifying £3.3 …

Professional Business IT Support Solutions

Do You Need Assistance? Whether you need fully managed IT Support or simply want to complement your internal IT Support team, at SEBS our IT specialists deliver expert and reliable IT Support services around your requirements. We’ve been providing top-class IT support and services throughout Haywards Heath, Crawley, Brighton and the rest of Sussex since 1980 Give us a call …

Innovation workshop for West Sussex-based SMEs

RISE: Fully-funded innovation support for West Sussex-based SMEs The Innovation for new business development workshop will introduce the important questions, strategic challenges and critical issues involved in new business development. This workshop aims to provide solutions for businesses that are interested in a cost-free, low-risk and efficient route to developing a new product or service. Or at taking a fresh look at how they …

The Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner

This week, Sussex Police launched a dedicated Business Crime Team, only the third of its kind in the country. The new unit will help investigate crimes through specialist knowledge, innovative technology and closer co-operation with businesses. Business managers and owners have been saying we need to identify prolific offenders and get them off our high streets to create a safer …

Sussex Chamber of Commerce

LSIP Business Survey Sussex Chamber of Commerce have sent the following survey, it only takes 5 minutes to complete! The deadline to complete the survey is Friday 26th November (2 weeks). Here is the link à https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/C5TP563 The greater reach we have, will help provide a much wider perspective and further insights into the key skills issues in the area. …

Government News and Updates

We have recieved the following Government updates, please read the full details below. Please find below webinars to sign up to for HMRC advice on expenses and benefits >> https://hmrc.imicampaign.uk/seeemailinfull/EmailServlet?campaignkw=notrack&tid=CC04_1636721740671783661&signature=96B54B5BCBE2627FB8481361F1BD9ACA Please see webinar links below for Making Tax Digital and Trade Losses. https://hmrc.imicampaign.uk/seeemailinfull/EmailServlet?campaignkw=notrack&tid=CC03_1636968860007603101&signature=AF8B022FB26CB410A54E097A71A824D7

Flexi-Pass at Freshmill

Dear All, We are delighted to be back offering our Flexi-Pass! We have missed our coworking members over the past 18 months, but we look forward to welcoming you back; along with many new faces that are now a part of Freshmill. Our Flexi-Pass enables you to spread your 60 hours across the month, giving you greater control and flexibility …

The Sussex Business Show: 5th May, 2022

This is just an update to say that we’re on track for a fantastic event next year, 70% of stands have already sold, 100’s of businesses have registered on the website to attend the event. The media pack is in the works, and will be rolled out soon, we’re very excited about next year’s event. The Sussex Business Show: 5th …

Maximise Your Membership – Drop in Session 25th November

Visit our new drop in session and find out how to maximise your membership! We often get new members joining the HHBA who have quite a few questions in order to get themselves up and running and making the most out of their membership. And for existing members who wish to become more involved in the business community and want …

Up to £7500 for West Sussex-based SMEs as part of new RISE project

If you are a small or medium-sized (SME) business, based in West Sussex, then you could be eligible to join an exciting new free support programme called RISE with access to expertise, technology, workshops and events from the Universities of Brighton and Sussex. One of our next in person workshops is on 25th November 2021 titled: RISE Recovery: Innovation for …

Negotiate your way to Sales Success- Gary Morgan Coaching

Do you sometimes feel annoyed when a prospect does not see things the way you do? Here is where good negotiation skills come in handy. Regardless of the product or service you are selling, there will be times you will find negotiation necessary. Learning this critical skill will improve your sales success rates. Tips for negotiating a situation to get …