Google Ads – a cautionary tale

Many local businesses benefit from our Google Ads management services, receiving enquiries which may have otherwise been beyond their reach. But there is a murkier side to Google Ads. Whether through inexperience or unscrupulous intent, Google Ads campaigns can end up costing you a lot of money for very little reward. Here are 3 things you should ask when using …

Telephone selling with Integrity- the launch of my new book

Over the last year, I have worked hard behind the scenes to create what I feel is a valuable resource for sales professionals who extensively use the phone or want to use the phone to sell. I am now pleased to announce that my new book ‘Telephone Selling with Integrity” has now launched and is available to purchase. Why did …

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

The event will be held at Basepoint Haywards Heath : 4pm on Thursday 15th September, and we’d love you to join us. You’re welcome to bring along a guest. 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 …

The Cyber Resilience Centre for the South East reaches a huge milestone!

We are writing to you to share the fantastic news that this week The Cyber Resilience Centre for the South East has reached a huge milestone. We are now working to develop the cyber resilience of over 1,000 businesses in the South East region. The centre is also fast approaching its second birthday, so we are thrilled to be celebrating …

Business Seminar – Delivering Efficiency and Effectiveness

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 …

Member to member offers and discounts – support local businesses

As you may have seen, the HHBA have a section on the website dedicated to member only exclusive offers. This is a fantastic way to spotlight the brilliant products and services your business can provide to other members and we hope as many of you as possible will take advantage of this opportunity. View The Member Offers We are always …

Need to get your Emergency First Aid at Work qualification?

Would you like to gain your Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work qualification? Do you want to feel more confident in a first aid emergency? Do you need a First Aid qualification which satisfies the HSE requirements for work? If you answer yes to any of the above, why not come and join one of my next bookable Emergency …

Pitching a new Business Idea, the HHBA and the RISE Innovation Network

Thinking of a new business idea or venture, then trying to develop it or trying to make it work, are the challenges that we all face. These days there is a lot of help out there to support, develop and encourage your ideas and transform them into an actual product or service. One such organisation is the Research and Innovation …

Burgess Hill Means Business

Back again after popular demand Burgess Hill Means Business – the biggest business expo in Mid Sussex, brought to you by Burgess Hill Business Parks Association (BHBPA). Friday 16th September, from 10.00 to 3.00pm The Kings Centre, Victoria Road, Burgess Hill. Our local MP Mims Davies will be officially opening the show at 10.00am and will spend time meeting with …

Working with a sales coach | How do you know if you need a sales coach?

Working with a sales coach can help you achieve your business goals, increase productivity, overcome challenges to name a few. My clients often comment on how fun and beneficial it is having me as their sales coach. The truth is you can hardly make a rational decision of anything unless you have experienced it. It is only natural that you …

ShopAppy will go ‘live’ in Haywards Heath, Lindfield and Cuckfield this September!

With ShopAppy.com, customers can browse, book, buy, or get a convenient home delivery from numerous local shops and businesses in their area. Shops and businesses who join ShopAppy are given their own “online shop” within their location. It is simple to use for both businesses and shoppers. The platform acts as a digital shop window to influence local footfall, ensuring …

Exceptional ISO 9001 certification audit for Extech Cloud

The Extech Cloud team is delighted to have passed the ISO9001 Quality Management System Audit with flying colours, and zero non-conformities. The auditor was extremely impressed with the Extech Cloud’s Quality Management System (QMS), and continuing compliance. ISO9001 is the world’s most recognised quality management system standard, and was established by the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO). It helps organisations …

What our members Say….

Have a read through and see for yourself what our members are saying. If you know of a business that is interested in joining please invite them as a guest to our next meeting and help us to grow your Association. https://hhba.co.uk/hhba-events/ “ I’ve attended many HHBA events and have been struck by the energy of the group and how easy it’s …

WHY DOES IT MAKES GOOD BUSINESS SENSE TO OUTSOURCE YOUR IT?

WHY DOES IT MAKES GOOD BUSINESS SENSE TO OUTSOURCE YOUR IT? Outsourcing your IT operations can help your business unlock new levels of efficiency whilst also cutting costs. Indeed, 24% of small businesses that outsource their IT cite increased efficiency as their main driver of adoption – according to Capital Counsellor. Why are so many businesses turning to IT outsourcing? …

Freehold land opportunity

Outline planning permission was granted in 2019 for a mixed use development, Brookleigh (formerly known as the Northern Arc) to the north of Burgess Hill, for 3,500 homes together with employment, community, education and public open space. Homes England own the site and development has commenced with the delivery of road infrastructure in the western part of the site, and …

Fully funded sector support for SMEs

It’s widely acknowledged that businesses have been significantly impacted by the pressures and challenges of the pandemic, Brexit and the current financial climate. For businesses, this has meant progressing beyond surviving, being more efficient and leaner, to finding innovative solutions to transform processes, products, technology and services – re-examining every aspect of their business. With this in mind, West Sussex …

Bluebell Digital Supporting YMCA Downslink

On a sunny day in July the YMCA Downslink Challenge saw teams of supporters taking on the 17 and a half mile walk along the Downs Link Pathway (after which the charity is named) from Horsham to Shoreham-by-Sea. Everyone was there to support young people in Sussex and Surrey who are experiencing homelessness and put them back on the path …

Opportunity Mid Sussex & Sustainable Economy Strategy Launch

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 of London’s international gateway, Gatwick Airport, halfway between the UK capital and the …

Coursecheck mark another milestone with another cake

Civil Engineer Thamara Budal is enjoying an unexpected treat this week. She recently attended a training course with SQT Training Ltd and was invited to leave feedback on the course via the Coursecheck portal. Unknown to Thamara, her review became the 250,000th to be submitted, so the Coursecheck team sent her a cake to say thank you. Since 2015, Coursecheck …

Get involved in your business community – Reserved for HHBA 25th August

We are delighted to announce that coming to the HHBA events programme is the new ‘Reserved for HHBA’. We have booked a table at The Hop Sun Pub on Triangle Road in Haywards Heath, once a month. It’s a table reserved just for HHBA members between 5-6pm on the last Thursday of the month. Book Your Ticket Here It’s a …

Rockinghorse Children’s Charity

New HHBA member Rockinghorse Children’s Charity is your local children’s charity, supporting sick and disabled children throughout Sussex since 1967. They provide help both in and out of hospitals, making sure that children get the best possible chance in life. Despite being a small charity, last year they made a difference to 12,000 children, and since their beginnings they have …

Maximise your membership

Maximise your membership and visit our drop in session at Freshmill Serviced Offices! 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 learn more …

Fully funded sector support for SMEs

It’s widely acknowledged that businesses have been significantly impacted by the pressures and challenges of the pandemic, Brexit and the current financial climate. For businesses, this has meant progressing beyond surviving, being more efficient and leaner, to finding innovative solutions to transform processes, products, technology and services – re-examining every aspect of their business. https://rise-innovation.uk/programmes/ With this in mind, West …

Last few spaces – Business Breakfast 9th September with Mims Davies MP

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. …