Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas

Dear HHBA Community, Looking over my should to take a brief look back at the last year, it started fairly turbulently for most people in business. Yet as I write this, I feel an enormous sense of pride for what we have managed to achieve at the HHBA. As soon as we could, the HHBA came back with physical events …

Digital Ad Experts

HHBA member Cross Origin Ltd  have a new side line that is specifically set up for small businesses.  Do you need professional looking ads that get results? Do you find that managing your advertising campaigns are a bit too confusing? Have you tried Facebook advertising but struggled to get leads? Digital Ad Experts Activities: Facebook advertising creation and management that …

New Member – Payments Sussed

Payments Sussed is your local merchant service advisory services working for businesses across Sussex and further afield. We look to understand your business and make relevant recommendations that can help your business take payments in the most seamless and cost effective way. The way your customers pay is changing and the way you process them is becoming more intelligent all the time. We provide – …

Dealing with failure-Don’t dwell on it. By Gary Morgan

Even the most successful people in the world have experienced failure along their journey to success. However, what differentiates successful people from non-successful people is their unfailing determination to get back up and continue moving forward. Successful people do not allow themselves to stay down on the ground. When they fall, they pick themselves up, dust themselves off and continue …

A festive SEO success story…or is it?

Back in 2018 we wrote what became the most successful article on our own blog: 105 fun facts about Christmas to impress your friends. Over two years more than 100,000 people read the article. How did this happen? Well, we ticked a lot of Google’s boxes: The title tag, url and heading all tell Google what the article is about. …

Networking – How to improve your public speaking 18th January

Join our networking meeting on Tuesday 18th January, where there will be plenty of time to network with fellow business owners and make new contacts in a relaxed atmosphere in The Hayloft at The Talbot in Cuckfield. Book Your Ticket Here HHBA member Verity Eunson-Hickey is a family law solicitor at Tisshaws in Haywards Heath but she has a dark …

HHBA Membership

Welcome to our new members

We are delighted to announce our new members that have recently joined the HHBA business community. Please take a look at our Members Directory or visit their website for more details about their business and how to make contact with them. Innovative Partners https://hhba.co.uk/members-directory/innovative-partners/ Payments Sussed https://hhba.co.uk/members-directory/payments-sussed/   McMillan Wealth Consultants Mansell McTaggart Estate Agents AV Placements Limited Sussex Housing …

Since 1980

South East Business Systems (SEBS) was established in 1980 with the vision of providing affordable IT support and services to SME’s in the South of England from our office in Haywards Heath. Support and service are paramount to our success and we are fully aware that nowadays even the smallest business is network-dependent and that businesses can die in days …

Net Zero Support for Smaller Businesses

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) make up around 90% of global business; and in West Sussex 99.6% of our county’s businesses are SMEs (with fewer than 250 employees). To date, the majority of climate action support initiatives have been aimed exclusively at big business. We are beginning to see this change, with more support emerging and wider recognition that all …

THE HUMAN FIREWALL: 6 STEPS TO DESIGN EFFECTIVE CYBERSECURITY TRAINING USING YOUR STAFF

The cybersecurity threat landscape is constantly evolving, and cyberattacks becoming more common with 4 in 10 businesses reporting having cybersecurity breaches or attacks in the past 12 months. There are many cybersecurity solutions available to strengthen a business’s security posture, including firewalls, endpoint protection and email security. However, for a business to safeguard themselves from a potential attack they must …

How to help your telesales team to negotiate Gary Morgan Coaching

If your sales team are terrified of having the phone put down on them negotiating with a prospect might seem way out of their comfort zone. The thought that their sales call could be met with rejection might be enough to prevent them from picking up the phone in the first place. So, where do you go from here? How …

First Aid courses you might be interested in..

Would you like to organise or join an Emergency First Aid at Work course, First Aid for Mental Health course or even a baby and child first aid course? Katie from Andersson First Aid Training runs fun, engaging and interactive bookable and private first aid courses across Sussex and the South East. The following courses have spaces available for anyone …

Burgess Hill Phase 1E Employment Land

Please see below the presentation from the recent Homes England event with key details in regards to the land to be developed at Phase 1E Northern Arc, Burgess Hill. Phase 1E Employment Land Presentation to Local Businesses Following the recent meeting hosted by Homes England also below is a Proforma for completion to register your interest in the employment site …

Government News and Updates

We have recieved the following Government updates, please read the full details below. NTE 2021/14: updates to the export control regime>> https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/notice-to-exporters-202114-updates-to-the-export-control-regime Important information for employers>>https://hmrc.imicampaign.uk/seeemailinfull/EmailServlet?campaignkw=notrack&tid=CC04_1638981099453159471&signature=4C8196AB6E8BD605C7CD5A54EFFA5DDE Keep your clients goods moving in or out of the EU>>https://hmrc.imicampaign.uk/seeemailinfull/EmailServlet?campaignkw=notrack&tid=CC04_1638531545281215121&signature=D966F82DE77B2C8995E7647E9B5DDB1B Changes to border controls>> https://hmrc.imicampaign.uk/seeemailinfull/EmailServlet?campaignkw=notrack&tid=CC03_1638458729190052491&signature=B73C8D0E56F1F7659CF7D8846CB34F17

Be visible & promote your business online so potential clients can find you!

Access to our exclusive directory is included with your membership. It’s your chance to tell our visitors about your business and let them know how they can get in touch with you, whilst also improving your company’s own Search Engine Rankings. Search for innovative businesses, share why you are the best in your field and engage with businesses just like yourself. …

Freshmill coworking space

With the demand for flexible working increasing; a local coworking space can provide a great way to maintain collaboration between teams, enhance the mental wellbeing for remote workers and drive productivity by working in a professional environment. All our coworking is designed with flexibility and comfort in mind. We are delighted to be back offering our Flexi-Pass! We have missed …

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. 35 guests already registered. Book Your Ticket Here Courtsey of Savannah’s there will …

Deditcated IT Solutons for businesses

Here at SEBS we believe that all businesses need access to excellent IT Solutions, whether you have an IT department or not. We use standards-driven methods and we’re proactive when it comes to looking after your IT. Call us today to discuss more: 01444 416641

Rix & Kay’s Corporate Team awarded ‘Best Deal’ prize

Rix & Kay’s Corporate Team have been highly praised for their work on advising the shareholders of Construct on a majority share sale to Melbourne-based Online Education Services (OES). The team picked up the award at the Kent Corporate Finance Alliance (KCFA) Deal of the Year Awards that were held on 23 November 2021. The KCFA awards aim to recognise …

Tisshaws strengthen their cyber-security credentials

Tisshaws Family Law Solicitors are delighted to announce they have gained Cyber Essentials certification, a government-backed scheme designed to help protect companies against the threat of cyber-attack. As family solicitors, the protection and confidentiality of clients’ personal data is fundamental to our relationship with clients, both as a matter of law and ethics. As such, we comply with both UK …

Accelerated Digitisation

Accelerated Digitisation Spending months in self-isolation and home working forced many brokers, insurers, financial advisers and law firms to learn new skills; some frivolous but also other useful business skills to take back to ‘the office’. Our almost total dependence on online media during the coronavirus crisis has seen a big take-up of all things digital. This shift has opened …

How to get the best from your business networking by Gary Morgan

Before I share how you can get the most from your networking, I think it would be a good idea to clarify what I mean by networking.   How I see networking Networking is about building worthwhile relationships with like minded business people in order to potentially introduce them to your clients or contacts. Networking is first and foremost about …

Sports Massage clinic

Mid Sussex Osteopaths have a new Sports Massage clinic at the Dolphin Leisure Centre. Their Massage Therapists have appointments available through the week including evenings. Sports Massage isn’t just for sporty types. Yes, it’s great for treating and preventing injuries but deep soft tissue massage can help with a whole range of issues caused by muscles including back and shoulder …

Barns – a different venue option for corporate events

Think of a beautiful barn in rolling countryside and you often think of it as a wedding venue. However, barns offer so much more to those who seek them out. These historic buildings are a snapshot of a bygone era, yet can be transformed into fantastic corporate event settings. As an event maker, part of my role for each client …