Summer BBQ at HH College 9th June

Join our free summer BBQ which is kindly being hosted by the Chichester College Group and The Business Hothouse on Thursday 9th June from 5pm. There will be plenty of time to network with fellow business owners and make new contacts in order to build those vital relationships between local businesses. Book Your Tickets Here Gareth Sear from The Business Hothouse will highlight the free business …

The Micro Business Grant Scheme has returned for 2022

The Micro Business Grant Scheme has returned for 2022. Building on the success of previous years, funding has been secured for business grants that aim to support small local businesses in their growth and development. This year Mid Sussex District Council has £71,000 available. Grants of up to £2,000 are available for businesses with a project idea that will contribute …

Helping employees with the cost of living

As you’re aware, the cost of living continues to be a concern for many people and this includes employees. Apart from increasing their salaries, what affordable initiatives can you take to help alleviate your employees’ cost of living increases? Salary Sacrifice For Pension Contributions 👏 It might surprise you to learn that instead of increasing salaries, one technique is to decrease …

The hidden business cost of not maintaining your website

It’s typical to look at what your business is achieving, but not quite so commonplace to look at what you aren’t getting – what you are missing out on. If you’ve recently launched a new website, you’ll likely have seen good new gains from it – ranking more highly in the search engines, more traffic to the site and more …

Business Funding Post Government Supported Loans

Business Funding Post Government Supported Loans The last 2 years has been extremely difficult for all businesses. Uncertainty about the future and managing the company finances were unsurprisingly among some of the biggest concerns for small to medium enterprises. To help counter some of the financial issues, the government introduced The Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme (‘CBILS’) and The Bounce Back …

Cycle the Dalmatian Coast

Cycling is a great way to see a destination and explore the local sites whilst working up an appetite to enjoy the local food and produce.  Croatia is a superb spot and this brilliant trip will leave you with lots of wonderful memories. Why book this trip? Explore the beautiful Dalmatian coast by bike from Split to Dubrovnik. Visit medieval …

Hybrid Working – Tips For Employers

Hybrid Working – Tips For Employers The term “hybrid working” captures a lifestyle where people are working from the office some days of the week or month and at home or elsewhere,  the rest of the week or month. It also includes the other end of the spectrum where people work 100% remotely. Read our latest Blog: https://www.associate-planet.com/blogs.shtml

Gatwick Business Update

I thought you might be interested in follow up on Gatwick Airport’s current operations & plans for 2022. Once again, I recently attended the quarterly meeting of GATCOM, the Gatwick Consultative Committee, as an observer and am happy to attach a Gatwick Business Update.  Highlights include: 1: Numerous new & returning routes are building passenger numbers (additional information on increased connections …

LSIP – Digital Sector Deep Dive

As you may know as part of our continuing work on the Local Skills improvement Plan and associated Future Skills Sussex Improvement Framework, we’re commencing Deep Dives into our Key Sectors and have recently launched a Digital Sector Deep Dive and we need your help. As part of the project, we want to gather the view of Digital businesses in …

West Sussex Transport Plan 2022-2036 adoption

On 1 April 2022, the County Council adopted the West Sussex Transport Plan 2022-2036 (WSTP).  The WSTP updates the County Council’s approach to strategic issues and sets out a new vision, objectives and priorities.  The WSTP will guide the County Council’s approach to the improvement and maintenance of the transport network in West Sussex. The final version of the WSTP …

Raffle Prizes needed for the HHBA Summer Prize Draw

Sam Norgate and Sue Llewellyn are collaborating on a joint fundraising effort for Kangaroos and are organising an HHBA Summer Prize Draw which will run until it is drawn on Wednesday 31st August at Ridgeview Wine Estate at the HHBA wine tasting and vineyard tour. The kind of items that we are looking for are a luxury hamper, restaurant or …

An afternoon on the Bluebell Railway

We had a superb event last week with the Bluebell Railway what gorgeous scenery and a splendid way to spend an afternnoon networking. The turnout of members from Haywards Heath Business Association, East Grinstead Business Association and Burgess Hill Business Parks Association was fabulous, thank you all for making this a truely engaging event. Huge thanks to Jon and Ruth for hosting our networking …

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE MODERN WORKPLACE

What is the difference between FTTP and SOGEA? What is copper and what is Fibre? FTTC (TTB) vs FTTC G.Fast? Relax…We can help demystify what broadband service you need for your business. Read all about IT …https://lnkd.in/efaSxHns

Need help with your Social Media?

We understand that creating content, scheduling it, and connecting with your target audience is time consuming and … but we are here to help you with that! At SIPL we know the value of a great social media presence. We can help you grow your social media platforms, engage with your target audience and increase public awareness of your business …

EFT: A quick and proven way to Emotional Freedom

I gained a skill several years ago when (on a whim) I went on a 3-day EFT Course. EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique and it involves tapping near acupressure points of your own body,  in order to release blocks, anxiety, fears or trauma. I continue each year to set personal goals and like to develop my range of skills. …

Opportunity to pitch a new business innovation idea

Have you been sitting on a new business innovation idea for a while and looking for some input to progress this? HHBA have excitedly joined up with the team at Research and Innovation in Sussex Excellence {RISE] to give you a unique opportunity to pitch your ideas to your friendly peers at our first innovation pitching event on 22nd June. Gain …

Two Fire Safety Training courses now at Haywards Heath Fire Station

New – West Sussex Fire & Rescue is now running commercial training courses at Haywards Heath Fire station. On 13/07/22 and 16/08/22 WSFRS will train Fire Wardens how to prevent and tackle fires. An intensive 3 hour course with a fire extinguisher practical included. Contact for more details

Update on import controls on EU goods

The Government has announced (28‌‌‌ April‌‌‌ 2022) a new approach to import controls to help ease the cost of living pressures, confirming that the remaining import controls on EU goods will no longer be introduced this year. Instead, traders will continue to move their goods from the EU to Great Britain as they do now. The Government will now review …

Diamond Magazine Edition 14 – May & June 2022

Our friends at Gatwick Diamond are pleased to let you know that they have just published the May/June edition of Diamond Magazine. https://www.gatwickdiamondbusiness.com/storage/downloads/diamond_magazine_edition_14-1651824324.pdf

HHTC Queens Jubilee Celebrations.

Haywards Heath Town Council are busy preparing for the Queens Jubilee celebrations. Thursday 2nd June – Victoria Park Piper – 9-9.30pm Lighting of the Beacon – 9.45pm Fireworks – 10pm Sunday 5th June – Victoria Park – 12-4pm Picnic in the Park (Bring your own) Afternoon Teas, cakes and refreshments available to purchase Stage performances all day 12.00 – 1.00pm …

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Animation from West Sussex Library Service

Watch West Sussex Library Service’s new animation about all the things local businesses can access through the library. The library service has a number of business databases and other information that new start-ups and small businesses in West Sussex may find useful. Are you looking for free information to narrow down your target market or find your ideal demographic? Your …

HHBA Summer Events Programme 2022

The HHBA popular networking activities are a corner stone of the association, allowing local businesses to share connections and friendships in order to foster a vibrant, diverse and resilient economy across the region. The networking meetings are a great way to meet like-minded businesspeople informally and generate new ideas that support the regional economy. The HHBA currently has 150 members, and …

The Cloud Consultancy

The Cloud Consultancy provide a comprehensive, boutique IT service to Small and Medium sized businesses (SMB’s), sole traders and start-ups, provisioning and supporting their core IT business services. The Cloud Consultancy is driven by Jamie Shaw. Jamie has worked in the world of IT for over 35 years in a variety of technology based roles at companies that include The …