Business Team Building for Kangaroos Charity

Samantha Norgate, Business, Community and Events coordinator from Local disability charity Kangaroos is  excited to announce their next big fundraiser of the year and is seeking local businesses to take part in a fun football challenge. In collaboration with local businesses, Kangaroos are organising an exciting 24 Hour Football Charity event on 23rd-24th June at the K2 Centre in Crawley …

Tiger’s on the Hunt

The Tiger’s Pen Pounces on Brighton University On the 11th of January 2022, The Tiger’s Pen – part of the Sussex Business Show – hosted a unique event at the University of Brighton. Organised by Sonny Cutting, founder of the Sussex Business Show and Dr Adam Jones of Brighton University, the Tiger’s Pen was an opportunity for aspiring student entrepreneurs …

Calling Visitor Economy, Hospitality & Leisure businesses in West Sussex

Join Experience West Sussex for a ‘Funding and Grants’ advice webinar Thursday 3rd February 1200 to 1300 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/experience-west-sussex-funding-webinar-tickets-251137096817 Organised by Experience West Sussex Partnership – on behalf of all the district and borough councils in West Sussex Join this webinar about accessing financial support for hospitality, leisure,  accommodation businesses and  related supply chain. Join fellow West Sussex visitor economy businesses …

Tisshaws shortlisted for prestigious Business Continuity Award

We’re delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the prestigious LexisNexis Business Continuity Award 2022. The award recognises our continued outstanding levels of service to our clients, staff and community in the face of the global pandemic.  Our Ethos of Care First established by Gilva Tisshaw in 2012, Tisshaws Family Law Solicitors was always founded on a philosophy of …

Help to Grow: Digital has launched

Visit the Help to Grow: Digital  website https://www.learn-to-grow-your-business.service.gov.uk/ to access free and impartial support to: ·        Discover how going digital can help grow and streamline your business ·        Find the right software for your business goals ·        Learn how to successfully adopt new software You can also get access to a discount – worth up to £5,000 – for up to 50% towards …

Sebs IT Professional business IT support solutions

Professional business IT support solutions. When your staff gets interrupted by an IT issue, productivity plummets. They want (and deserve) a fast and reliable resource to resolve their technical issues, no matter the size of their problem. We provide your staff with unlimited direct access to our team of IT experts as part of our Managed IT solution. Visit our …

‘Trust’ key to creating great places to work

Mutual trust between business leaders and their people is key to creating great places to work when considering new hybrid workplace models, according to a new report commissioned by Kent and Sussex based law firm, Rix & Kay. The report entitled, ‘Making a hybrid workplace a great workplace’ considers a range of leading research conducted by the likes of Chartered …

Sebs IT supporting you

All businesses need IT and systems support. We offer services to suit businesses of all shapes and sizes, from big corporations to smaller start-ups. Drop us a message today to see how we can help you: 01444416641

Complimentary corporate events planning guide

Over the festive period I had some time to reflect about how the playing field for organising corporate events looks different now compared to 2019, when I first issued the ‘Five Tips for Corporate Event Planning Success Guide’. From venue specifications to government guidelines, there are new things to take into consideration if you are looking to plan and deliver …

Upcoming First Aid and First Aid for Mental Health courses

Over the next few months I have some great courses available for individuals to book on to. I know so many local businesses are too small to host their own private first aid course so these bookable courses can be a great way to get 1 or 2 employees trained with vital first aid skills. Emergency First Aid at Work …

5 Active listening techniques that increase sales conversions- Gary Morgan Coaching

With all the modern technology that business leaders and sales teams have at their disposal for communicating with prospects and existing clients, it seems that many sales professionals have forgotten how to communicate clearly. In todays blog I’m going to give you 5 active listening techniques that will make a huge difference to you and your team when implemented. In …

Grants and COVID Business Rates Relief

The Guidance on the new Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant, the additional ARG Grant and the COVID Additional Relief Fund have all been published and all these are now live to claim for at https://midsussex.grantapproval.co.uk. Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant The grant eligibility is largely the same as previous grants to hospitality and leisure businesses. The key features are: Businesses …

Store Improvement Grants of up to £4,000

As part of a programme of support for our local independent retailers Mid Sussex District Council is currently accepting applications for our Independent Retailers Grant Scheme. This funding is available to support independent retailers (less than 5 stores) in Mid Sussex to make improvements to their premises and / or retail operations. These grants are part of a package of support for independent …

Plan to benefit from 2022 consumer optimism

The end of January looks likely to bring a return to normality and with it, a boost to businesses in the form of increased consumer spending. It a great time to get your business idea off the ground or to grow your existing business’s productivity, product lines or customer base. You’ll already be aware that we offer free business coaching and …

Government News and Updates

We have recieved the following Government updates, please read the full details below. Agent Update 92 has been published>>https://hmrc.imicampaign.uk/seeemailinfull/EmailServlet?campaignkw=notrack&tid=CC04_1642675445921134341&signature=F68A5348D02F34351D4E1964CAA077D6 Update on available vocational test slots on 19 January 2022>>https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKDVSA/bulletins/3068082 Claiming back Statutory Sick Pay due to coronavirus>>https://hmrc.imicampaign.uk/seeemailinfull/EmailServlet?campaignkw=notrack&tid=CC03_1642600949170832251&signature=DD565C9FABF6433B22126131AB87A5A2 Full customs controls: information and support>>https://hmrc.imicampaign.uk/seeemailinfull/EmailServlet?campaignkw=notrack&tid=CC04_1642082553317934121&signature=CBB7C43047375291AB6DF265092F8222 Customs Declaration Service (CDS) for Exports>>https://hmrc.imicampaign.uk/seeemailinfull/EmailServlet?campaignkw=notrack&tid=CC03_1642001542583935601&signature=FF0286C31967FF31D80E0EC5A645A713 Travelling to the EU? Prepare now for the EU posting of …

LSIP Case for Change Survey

Members, on behalf of Sussex Chamber please could you complete the Case for Change survey using the link below. To enable you to complete the survey you will also need to review the Case for Change slide deck, which is also available by following the link. https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/Education%20Skills

Zero Trust

Putting Your Trust in Zero Trust ‘Zero Trust’ authentication is still evolving and developing new strengths by going another step further in authenticating the computer device the user is accessing. The use of bring your own device (BYOD) has been responsible for a lot of cyber and data breaches over the years and so by identifying the machine the user …

Applications open for latest business support grants

MSDC plan to open its discretionary ARG grant claims on Monday 17 January 2022 in line with all other West Sussex District Councils. From Monday you can apply at https://lnkd.in/e4efURm. Please note that limited funding is available for this. Mid Sussex District Council are now LIVE taking claims for the new Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant of up to £6,000 …

Get advice on financial help for your company

Networking & Financial support for local businesses 20th Jan – join our Q & A session! Read about our meeting in this week’s Mid Sussex Times https://www.midsussextimes.co.uk/business/get-advice-on-financial-help-for-your-company-at-this-haywards-heath-business-association-meeting-3526377 Book Your Ticket Here Join fellow Mid Sussex Business Association members for our next zoom networking event in conjunction with Kevin Stewart from Mid Sussex District Council. He will be giving a short presentation …

HHBA featured member for January

Have you seen this month’s featured member, then head to our website homepage and take a look at Summit Environmental? Summit Environmental is a Sussex based consultancy, with offices in Sussex and London and specialise in protection of life, buildings, and the environment. By working with us, we will help you make sense of the regulations, improve the safety performance …

Sussex Cancer Fund

HHBA member Stuart Farrell-Humphrey from Phoenix Media Marketing is raising money for for Sussex Cancer Fund. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/stuart-humphrey2 Story After losing Cliff a good mate of mine last year to cancer, I promised his wife Dawn I’d do something to help raise awareness and funds of the charity that looked after them both in Cliff’s final days. I’ve now teamed up …

GDB Diamond Magazine Jan/Feb 2022 Edition

Our freinds at Gatwick Diamond are pleased to let you know that they have just published the first edition of Diamond Magazine for 2022. Here’s the link to your copy: Edition 12