HHBA Networking – Book your tickets now!

We have not one but two superb networking events in October. Total sense media are delighted to be hosting the Haywards Heath Business Association networking event in Burgess Hill on Tuesday 11th October from 6pm. We are looking forward to hosting you at our special network evening where you will have the opportunity to find out more about Total sense …

DIT South East upcoming webinars

DIT are running a series of e-commerce webinars, more details are attached. The webinars will be running on Wednesdays mornings at 10 am from 21st September until Wednesday 26th October. In addition, please also see details of their Internationalisation Fund (IF) webinars here.  The IF webinars focus on co-investment funding for SME’s looking to expand into new overseas markets and …

Hothouse Invest4Grants – Close 3rd October

The Invest4 Grant Fund has been created to help new businesses to start-up, and to help growing businesses to grow more quickly. The fund is open to most business owners and start-up founders who are based in the coast-to-capital area and over 90% of those who apply are given a cash award. Read more here >>https://www.chi.ac.uk/collaborate/business-hothouse/invest4-grant-funding/

Case Study – A recent experience as an Interim Sales Director

In April 2021 I began working with Company X…as an Interim Sales Director. This was a new service offering to my business and has been greatly received. The role entailed 2 days a week of my time over a 6-month period. Here are some key highlights from this alternative working experience. Why was there a need for an Interim Sales …

Mini-Budget. Cash Is King. Long Live The King

At the beginning of the week, we welcomed new King Charles III. At the end of the week, we’re asked to welcome another King: Cash is clearly the new King! Please see our summary here 👉 https://www.onthespottax.co.uk/blog/entry/2022/09/23/mini-budget-cash-is-king Please note that optimal director salaries will be reviewed ready for November’s national insurance reduction. Please let me or the team know if …

Get your website launch right first time

Imagine the scene… After months and months of work and building excitement, you’re finally ready to release your company’s new website out into the wild. You anticipate the congratulatory LinkedIn messages. The feeling of smugness when you look at your competitors’ faltering websites. The all important flood of new customers knocking at your door. The big day comes. Your web …

The current and future cash flow position of your business

Now is the time to consider the current and future cash flow position of your business.  We have a range of financial solutions that can help you to save time, money and manage that all important cashflow.  Visit our website www.simplybusinessfinance.com  email or  call us 01273 961755 to discuss your individual requirements.

Elf Fun

Join us at St Peter & St James Hospice for Elf Fun this Christmas! This Winter we are inviting local nurseries, schools, youth clubs and businesses to support us whilst having their very own festive fun, this is an all inclusive and flexible fundraising event that can be anything you want it to be! This could be an Elf Fun …

Government updates

Mims Davies office have sent the following Government updates, please read the full details below. Cut to the rate of National Insurance contributions (NICs) and cancellation of the April 2023 Health and Social Care Levy Government announces energy bill support for businesses Chancellor announces new Growth Plan  

What do you want to know about the local business economy – Your opportunity to speak to the Leader of MSDC and your local authority

Mid Sussex District Council and Haywards Heath College are delighted to be hosting the Haywards Heath Business Association networking event on Thursday 20th October from 5pm. Book your ticket here Join the Leader of the Council, Cllr Ash-Edwards as guest speaker to hear about the Council’s Sustainable Economy Strategy, meet officers from the Council’s Economy and Sustainability team and learn …

Hoptoberfest is here!

Hoptoberfest is here! Come and join Heathen Brewers and The Hop Sun Tap as we celebrate the best that Germany has to offer. Look forward to games nights, a pub quiz, special food offerings, and of course a now obligatory game of toads. That and ten taps of lager 🍺 Running from the 29th of September to the 2nd of …

A big thank you…….

Samantha Norgate – Fundraising Co-ordinator at Kangaroos  said – A big thank you to HHBA and Ridgeview Wine Estate for a wonderful collaboration and helping to raise  £1,153.62 for our charity. The money raised will go towards funding our Autumn programme for our children and young adults with learning disabilities and additional needs to include trips to Newhaven Fort, Drusillas and …

The Jonathan Lea Network hosted the HHBA Networking Night

We were delighted to have an almost full turnout for the Haywards Heath Business Association (HHBA) Networking Event, hosted at our offices recently. With music from resident DJ, Senior Dispute Resolution Solicitor, Kent Reynolds, the wine was flowing and great conversations were held between local businesses and contacts throughout Mid Sussex. An impromptu auction was held to raise funds for St Peter & St …

Why is Cyber Essentials certification more important than ever for SMBs?

According to government statistics, 39%* of businesses were targeted by a cyberattack in the UK last year. As cyberattacks become increasingly sophisticated, and we head into recessionary times, it is even more important for businesses to secure their IT systems, and reduce the risk of a potentially costly cyberattack. Many business owners don’t realise that whilst most newsworthy cyberattacks target …

Charity Golf Day

Kangaroos are holding our  8th Annual Charity Golf Day at Cottesmore Hotel Golf and Country Club on Fri 7th Oct 2022.  If you are looking to raise the profile of your business, get in touch with me asap – Samantha Norgate We have a range of sponsorship packages available to suit all budgets, from as little as £100 to …

Want to get more of the right kind of leads from your networking?

New member to member offer – Don’t leave the success of your networking to chance – book yourself a free networking strategy and planning session with Growth by Design! By applying marketing strategy and tactics to your networking, you will: Increase your reputation among your networking groups Build more, and better, connections Generate more leads from your ideal-type of clients Generate …

How to Lead Your Business to Success

Two, free six-hour hands-on workshop sessions that combine to give managers or owners of SMEs, the tools to create a strategy for success. This is a free, in-person 12-hour immersive programme that is aimed at anyone who manages or runs a micro, small or medium-sized business. It will introduce you to a range of approaches that will help you to …

6 easy steps for finding your purpose

Are you trying to find your life’s purpose? If so, you are not alone, many people are attempting this every day. So why is it so difficult to recognise what your true purpose is? It really isn’t that difficult to identify your purpose, one easy way to do this is to ask yourself some questions. Let’s take a look at …

RISE Horizons programmes

Our Horizons programme is a series of inspiring and thematic workshops and masterclasses, created to share the latest cutting-edge research and insights around sector-specific challenges and their emerging opportunities. The aim is to help businesses to develop agile and innovative approaches that will enable them to build resilience to national and global challenges. Academics and external experts will be delivering …

Taking England To The World – Tuesday 27th September 2022 – 0930-1700

Taking England To The World – Tuesday 27th September 2022 – 0930-1700  Venue: Worthing Pavilion Atrium Experience West Sussex presents ‘Taking England to the World’ – delivered by VisitEngland – the official tourism experts for travel to England. Looking to attract international visitors? Or better understand your markets? The Taking England to the World programme will help you to get …

Government News and Updates

Mims Davies office have sent the following Government updates, please read the full details below. National Minimum Wage webinar – apprentices and associated risks

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 their profiles on our Members Directory or visit their website for more details about their business and how to make contact with them. Tom Hosking ActionCOACH Brighton Newman Business Solutions Ltd Rockinghorse Children’s Charity Brighton Harbour Hotel & Spa Buchan …

Networking 11th October – Bookings open – Limited tickets available

Totalsensemedia are delighted to be hosting the Haywards Heath Business Association networking event in Burgess Hill on Tuesday 11th October from 6pm. Totalsensemedia is a Multimedia company based in the heart of Sussex, we are a creative, vastly experienced and friendly team who work closely with clients, taking the time to understand their businesses and to provide bespoke advertising campaigns through …