Funding still available – Micro Business Grant Scheme

Calling all HHBA members – The Micro Business Grant Scheme is still open 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 …

Cybersecurity Heath Check

Managed Cyber Security Services Here at SEBS, we offer many products and solutions to support and protect your IT infrastructure and business, giving you peace of mind knowing your business has the ultimate cyber protection. Cybersecurity has long been a topic hanging over business owners heads. Cybercriminals often seek out smaller business as they can often have less protection in …

Hoppy Birthday to Us!

Celebrate with us, Hop Sun Tap style! Well, we couldn’t let our first year go by without a bit of a do, after all, you’re only one once and we’d love to share the occasion with you all. Starting Thursday 28 July through till Saturday 30 July we have loads of fun activities, games, an Instagram competition and Heathen drinks …

The Business Hothouse @ Basepoint Haywards Heath – Grants, Guidance, Growth

An opportunity to gain free, expert advice and guidance for business and start-up owners. We’re hosting our first autumn business hub event at Basepoint Haywards Heath. We’re pleased to have as our guest The Business Hothouse. They offer free, expert advice, and guidance to business and start-up owners in the coast-to-capital area. Their business coaches and management consultants offer free …

Here I go! Warrick Francis

HHBA member Warrick Francis is taking on the challenge at the age of 50+ to make his very first parachute jump. Lots have said I am mad being a plus size and & having a taste for a  pie & pint however I am determined and with your support we can make a difference to a very special local Sussex …

Haywards Heath Fire Station

We recently held a very successful ‘first’ training course at Haywards Heath Fire Station for local businesses on 13/07/22. There is a second opportunity coming up on Tuesday 16/08/22 to attend the three hour intensive course. The course covers all aspects of fire risk assessment, prevention, extinguisher use and evacuation. It is £135 per person for a unique opportunity to …

West Sussex Low Carbon Video Series

The Low Carbon Business in West Sussex YouTube video series aimed at Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) based in West Sussex is now live! Link here: Low Carbon Business in West Sussex – YouTube The video series highlights the importance of the business transition to ‘net zero and beyond’, and could help ensure that ‘no business is left behind’ …

Sustainable Economy Strategy 2022-2025

The launch of ‘Opportunity Mid Sussex’ & MSDC’s newly published Sustainable Economy Strategy. Mid Sussex’s place in the South East Region makes it one of the most exciting and potentially rewarding investment locations in the United Kingdom today. Nestled in the rolling chalk hills of some of England’s most outstanding natural landscapes, Mid Sussex is perfectly positioned on the doorstep …

Northern Runway Project Highway Improvements – Summer 2022 Consultation

You may already have responded to the Revised Highway Plans Consultation from Gatwick Airport.  If not then there is still time as the consultation closes next week on 27/07/2022. The plans show further improvements to the road network (you can see a video of these at https://vimeo.com/719951513) alongside other revisions around car parking, hotels, offices & public transport.  You may …

Exciting Additional Position – Sam Watkins

I’m happy to share that I’m starting an additional position as Group Director at Grafters Super Groups! As if my life were not busy enough I wanted to take my networking and connecting to the next level!! Grafters Super Groups are fortnightly networking groups for specialist suppliers and contractors to the construction & property sector ONLY. All meetings take place via …

Haywards Heath – South Road & Commercial Square Public Engagement

We have published details of possible improvements in Haywards Heath on South Road (East & West) and also Commercial Square near Haywards Heath Railway Station. We are seeking your views on the initial proposals which provide for public realm and other improvements in these areas. Have your say You can find out more about these proposals by visiting https://yourvoice.westsussex.gov.uk/haywards-heath where …

JLN Stoolball Tournament 4th August

The Jonathan Lea Network stoolball event last summer was such a huge success, we are delighted to announce that this year’s plans have been put in place and it is with great pleasure to invite you to join us for the tournament of the summer! For the uninitiated, stoolball is a traditional Sussex sport which is like a combination of …

Rix & Kay – Probate & Estate Management

What is the purpose of Probate? The purpose of probate is to provide the necessary legal documentation, (known as the ‘Grant of Probate’) that is usually required before the next of kin or the person named in the Will can deal with all the assets of the person who has died. The purpose of probate and the Executor The person …

Business Seminar event

Business Seminar – Delivering Efficiency and Effectiveness Speakers on business strategy, marketing, HR, accountancy, brand photography and R&D tax relief A team of local experts have come together to run a business seminar for SMEs, taking place on Friday 9th September 8.30am – 1pm at the East Sussex National Resort. Entertaining, insightful and offering real-world advice which you can take …

Emergency First Aid at Work bookable course in Haywards Heath

Emergency First Aid at Work course – Wednesday 10th August, Haywards Heath Do you want or need to gain a first aid qualification for work? Why not come and join my next course taking place at the Ashenground Centre on Wednesday 10th August? The course runs from 9:30am-4:30pm and costs £75.00 to attend. on completing the course you will receive …

Business Bulletin – Summer 2022

Reducing carbon emissions is a vital step for all businesses, as together we address climate change and seek to build long-term resilience and profitability in the face of climate risk.  While many of the district’s larger businesses are advanced on their sustainability journey, it can be a daunting process for smaller businesses. In support of the urgent need for climate …

Join Mims Davies MP for Mid Sussex for a Local Business Breakfast

This will be a chance for local businesses in Mid Sussex to highlight their company and network with fellow businesses to help build a strong and thriving Mid Sussex. Date & Time: Friday 9th September 8am – 10am The breakfast will be held CAE UK plc. Innovation Drive, Burgess Hill West Sussex, RH15 9TW CAE will be hosting the breakfast free of charge. …

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 …

Last Chance to Book! Networking at The Hop Sun 19th July

Join us for exclusive access and hear the story behind The Hop Sun Tap. Our networking meeting is on Tuesday 19th July from 6pm, enjoy a sensory journey through the beer brewing process, from raw materials through to that first thirst quenching sip of a beer well crafted, and of course, a complimentary tasting will be included. Book your ticket …

UNIVERSITY-LED INNOVATION FOR SMES

As the world is returning to some sort of normality, disruption with supply chains and labour shortages remain. At RISE we are seeing a lot of ‘pivoting’ – this is having the ability to action change – this could be developing a new business model or services or product to adapt to marketplace changes. The good news is, RISE can …

Rix & Kay advises the shareholders of DutySheet Ltd on sale to Access Group

Rix & Kay advises the shareholders of DutySheet Ltd on sale to Access Group The Access Group, one of the leading providers of business management software for small and mid-sized organisations in the UK, Ireland, and Asia Pacific, has announced the acquisition of DutySheet Ltd, trading as Assemble and DutySheet, a leading provider of cloud-based volunteer management software to hundreds …

Welcome to new member Louise Beasley Social

“I’m delighted to join HHBA and I’m really looking forward to getting to know other business owners in the local area. Having started my business just months before the pandemic and lockdowns hit, it’s been a rather more isolated journey than I envisaged so far! So, I  can’t wait to tap into my local community and make some new connections!” …

OUR GUIDE TO EMAIL SECURITY FOR SMBS

OUR GUIDE TO EMAIL SECURITY FOR SMBS Emails are the lifeblood for any business and with that here are some little statistics: In 2021 1) there were 3.9 billion active email users. 2) In the US workers recieve an average of 126 emails each day. 3) Nearly 60 billion junk emails will be sent each day in the next 4 …

Saying no and turning down prospective clients

As an experienced event maker, I am occasionally given a brief that perhaps is not right for me or even one that I can tell will not work for my client. I consider these situations carefully, take some time and a deep breath so that I can be open and honest and say: “I really don’t think the fit is right …

JLN Stoolball Tournament 2022

The Jonathan Lea Network stoolball event last summer was such a huge success, we are delighted to announce that this year’s plans have been put in place and it is with great pleasure to invite you to join us for the tournament of the summer! For the uninitiated, stoolball is a traditional Sussex sport which is like a combination of …