How to Succeed in a Difficult Economy – complimentary spaces

Five presentations from inspiring local experts covering business strategy, marketing, IT, accountancy and photography and how all of these can help your business succeed when the macro-environment is tough and turbulent! You will learn: Strategies to help your business succeed in the current economic climate How and why you should adapt your marketing strategy and tactics Brand photography to keep …

Finding Balance in Life

Can you find balance in your life? Some say you can, while others say there is no such thing if you want to be highly successful. Many of the most high-profile successful people indeed have anything but balanced lives. But, many of them are also miserable, too.  You can attain a high level of success and enjoy all the aspects …

New member – Event Childcare

We are Event Childcare and we are your one stop childcare solution for any event & occasion. We will come to your home, wedding venue, corporate event or seminar with a whole variety of activities and crafts to keep the little VIP’s completely occupied, giving you the time and freedom to spend time with your guests, knowing the children are safe and …

West Sussex launches digital skills campaign

A new programme has been launched to inspire jobseekers and people at all stages of their careers to discover the range of digital roles available in West Sussex and to connect local businesses with local talent. West Sussex County Council and the West Sussex Districts and Boroughs are jointly funding the programme which will be led by local strategic consultancy …

Kevin Stewart

Dear Kevin, As you approach your retirement and are therefore completing your term as a COVID-19 Programme Board member I am writing this letter to thank you for your service. Thank you for working closely with BEIS and being an active and valued board member. We value the time, talent, and expertise you have contributed to the programme, during your …

FREECOURSES – Worth £1,400

The Business Hothouse are delivering a range of free two-day intensive programmes in Horsham, Billingshurst, Crawley and Chichester. These programmes are delivered by business experts and have been designed for small business and micro business owners. Each programme is worth over £1,400 and lunch & refreshments are usually provided. You can choose from: How to Lead Your Business to Success …

How can you support Kangaroos this November?

We’ve got 3 fantastic fundraisers coming up! Quiz at the Snowdrop Inn Wednesday 9th November, 7:30pm Join the Snowdrop in kickstarting their brand new quiz night! Teams of up to 6 people Entry fee – £2 Proceeds to Kangaroos Raffle prize draw Reserve your table Kangaroos Bop! Saturday 19th November, 7:30pm Head down to the new Francisco Lounge in Haywards …

Simple Solutions to Designing Your Own Unique Celebration

The joy of working with a variety of clients allows us at Love Luxury Events to experience designing and managing some exclusive and unique events over the course of a year. But it need not be a stressful experience if you have a methodical and practical approach. “Oh, it feels so daunting” we hear you cry, but the easiest thing …

The Perfect Storm for UK Businesses

The first six months of 2022 saw many businesses bounce back from the pandemic, however, the combination of high inflation, spiralling energy costs, and a European war are now providing the perfect storm for UK businesses as they emerge from a challenging previous two years of trading. it A recent business survey conducted by the ONS suggests that a quarter of …

Sponsorship Opportunities

I wish to highlight to you our sponsorship opportunities, we have the featured member spot on our website homepage which is £50 per month. Every day for a whole month, you can get your logo and company details central on our homepage with links back to your website. With hundreds of visitors it’s an excellent place to be found by …

Networking DVLCC 10th November

Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity are delighted to be hosting the Haywards Heath Business Association networking event on Thursday 10th November from 6pm. Book your ticket here Join us at our centre in Cuckfield where you can enjoy drinks and nibbles whilst speaking to our amazing service team, ask questions around corporate support and network with other members of the …

OCTOBER 2022 How can you reduce ‘hidden’ IT costs for your business?

Are you aware of all the potential costs incurred through your IT operation? In these tough economic times, we all need to be conscious of ways to reduce expenditure and protect our businesses. Here, Andrew Hookway, Managing Director of Extech Cloud, explains how to reduce ‘hidden’ IT costs, and remove some altogether. Eliminate server hardware and management costs If your …

MOVING FROM FEAR TO THE FINISH LINE

Have a look at the image of the rock-climber hanging by one arm – what emotions does that instil in you? Fear or Exhilaration? For many people, it is absolute fear! When it comes to heights, some people tend to lose all sense of appreciation for the beauty and tranquillity of the moment. For others, this is the most exhilarating and freeing …

Important information for employers

The October edition of the Employer Bulletin brings you all the latest HMRC updates and guidance to support employers, payroll professionals and agents. Included in this edition are important updates on: • the reduction in the rate of National Insurance contributions • making PAYE Settlement Agreement payments and using the PSA1 online form • the new starter checklist interactive guidance …

Get Safe Online Week exclusive Podcast

Get Safe Online Week exclusive Podcast As you are aware, this week we are celebrating Get Safe Online Week with a focus on small and medium sized businesses: ‘Cybersecurity is Everybody’s Business’. As part of the initiative, West Sussex Council are thrilled to have been joined by some fascinating guests for a Get Safe Online podcast to support this week’s …

REAL Mini-Budget – Markets Are King

It turns out the markets were king all along! Jeremy Hunt has tried to demonstrate the government takes the markets seriously by reversing a lot of measures announced less than a month ago. Despite many reversals, we can still keep a few things in from last month’s blog on what this means for small businesses: REAL Mini-Budget The corporation tax …

HHBA Testimonial

I have been a member of HHBA for over 3 years now and it is one of the best business decisions I have made. During this time I have met some amazing people, been given the platform to promote my business by speaking at events and sponsoring the newsletter, and most of all I have got new clients. For the …

Local Economy Insight 20th October

MSDC and Haywards Heath College are delighted to be hosting the Haywards Heath Business Association networking event on Thursday 20th October from 5pm. Over 60 guests are already registered. This is your opportunity to speak to the leader of the MSDC, Jonathan Ash Edwards, your local authority and many other support organisations such as RISE, Experience West Sussex, The Business …

Wilmott Dixon Virtual Work Experience Opportunity 7-11 November

We are helping Wilmott Dixon to promote a free Virtual Work Experience opportunity they are offering – just in case you know anyone in your circles that might be interested – open to all age groups. Details below. VWEX – Sussex Council (002) (002) Wilmott Dixon are working on a number of construction projects across the area and are keen …

HORSHAM TRAVEL BUDDY SCHEME LAUNCHED BY LOCAL ACTORS JAMES BOLAM AND SUE JAMESON

CT Sussex, Actors James Bolam and Sue Jameson, Horsham District Council and Age Concern support new service. Community Transport Sussex (CT Sussex) have launched their Travel Buddy scheme for Horsham residents. The scheme successfully matches volunteers with Horsham residents with similar interests, who may face barriers to accessing public transport and need support to get out and about. The service …

Total Sense Media – Amazing HHBA offer

For those members that were unable to attend our fantastic event at Total Sense media below are a few pictures as well as their presentation and amazing offer. TSM Presentation HHBA members offer – book a meeting with Matt, Sarge or Mak by next Friday and they will honour the special offer of £300 off the total price of their …

Recruiting Trustees

St Peter & St James Hospice is recruiting trustees Do you have the skills to support a local charity? Set in the Mid Sussex countryside and founded in 1975, St Peter & St James Hospice provides specialist end of life and palliative care for adults.  Our friendly and professional employees and volunteers provide a range of services, supporting both patients …

The Power of using ‘Open-Ended’ Questions

Are your salespeople underestimating the power of asking ‘open-ended’ questions? Do they sound like they are interrogating potential or existing clients? Many business leaders and sales managers know what they ‘want’ their salespeople to sound like when they are on the phone with a prospective or existing client, but don’t always know ‘how’ to help them. With this in mind, …

Micro Business Grant

Mid Sussex District Council still has grant funding available to support Micro Businesses and Start Ups. The Scheme offers match-funded grants of up to £2,000 to micro businesses (fewer than 10 employees) with a project idea that will contribute towards their growth. In addition to this, a further grant of up to £1,500 is available to support the costs of …