8 Characteristics of a Weak Leader

As a leadership coach, I have come across some truly amazing leaders. Unfortunately, these are few and far between in comparison to the plethora of weak leaders I have come across. This made me think of the factors that contribute to weak leadership, which I have outlined below, so you can learn to avoid such behaviours and become the strongest …

Inclusion in the Work Place

Below is an invite to an event co-hosted by Woodlands Mead and Haywards Heath Job Centre in Burgess Hill on 5 January. Inclusion in the Work Place 050123 The purpose is to provide an introduction and more information regarding diversity and inclusion in the work place and the help and support available. A great opportunity for businesses to come along …

Sussex law firm Bennett Oakley moves to employee ownership

Sussex law firm Bennett Oakley is now owned by its employees, with 100% of the business owned by an Employee Ownership Trust. It joins a growing number of organisations turning their employees into custodians of the business for future generations. Bennett Oakley, which has offices in Brighton, Burgess Hill, Hassocks and London, is the first law firm in Sussex to …

Join Chichester College Group’s Skills Advisory Panels!

Chichester College Group is looking for experts to join its Skills Advisory Panels. The panels play a key role in ensuring that the Group is meeting the local and regional skills needs. The group will meet online three times a year online and will support us by: validating our curriculum offer and identify new course opportunities reviewing and challenging market …

Spurious email

We would just like to advise all members that we are aware of a spurious email being circulated this week. May I also point out that HHBA never sells its members data and that the directory is free and available for all to see.  

Be a Christmas Star this year ! Rockinghorse Children’s Charity

Today we have launched our Christmas appeal – to bring Christmas to children in hospitals all over Sussex. This Christmas we are asking our supporters to be a Rockinghorse Christmas Star – and help to bring Christmas to children and their families in hospital. Rockinghorse Be A Christmas Star On 15 December we will be lighting up the Royal Alexandra …

Invest4 Grant Fund

The Invest4 Grant Fund will re-open on 1st December 2022 for the submission of applications and business grants of up to £20,000 will be awarded. You can request an application form from the Grant Fund Manager at . All applications will be assessed on a first-come-first-served basis. The application process is quick and straightforward, but please note that any application received which is judged …

Autumn Statement 2022 – Frozen! Temperatures, Allowances & Growth

From any perspective it wasn’t a good Budget, but particularly for small businesses, there is only more tax cost on top of increasing energy and interest costs. To help make sense of the changes affecting you and your business, please see our summary here: Autumn Budget 2022 – Frozen! We’re well placed to help you get through this, pro-actively advising …

Perennial 2023 Grubby Gardeners Calendar, Proposal, Training and Charity Support.

I have been asked to help promote the 2023 Perennial Charity Grubby Gardeners Calendar and where possible help raise awareness to the wider community of the charity Perennial and the valuable work they do for all those who work in Horticulture. As an active fundraiser and supporter of the Horticultural charity, Perennial, I along with others, decided insanely last year …

The way VAT returns are filed has changed / P87s

Existing VAT online account can no longer be used to submit quarterly or monthly VAT returns. The only way to file these VAT returns is through Making Tax Digital (MTD) compatible software. Read the full details here >> https://hmrc.imicampaign.uk/seeemailinfull/EmailServlet?campaignkw=notrack&tid=CC03_1669214125663741021&signature=C0EDBC6BF56F83030D13C67E6F53A186   ‌‌‌From 21‌‌‌ ‌‌December 2022 claim forms for Income Tax relief for employment expenses, known as P87s, must include the following additional …

Dame Vera Lynn children’s Charity Launch Christmas Appeal

Giving Tuesday (29th November) is a global awareness day created in 2012 to encourage people to do good.  This global movement inspires millions to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity. Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity are using this specific day to launch their Christmas Appeal, one in which they ask the community to give towards their Home Play (or Outreach sessions) …

How to get the most from business networking

Before I share how you can get the most from your networking, I think it would be a good idea to clarify what I mean by networking. How I see networking Networking is about building worthwhile relationships with like-minded businesspeople in order to potentially introduce them to your clients or contacts. Networking is first and foremost about helping other people. …

Christmas drinks 8th December

Here at HHBA we’re starting the festivities early! Our Christmas drinks on December 8th is sure to put you in the spirit with the unmissable opportunity to network with fellow business owners and make new contacts in a relaxed atmosphere at Savannah Cafe Bar in Haywards Heath. Book Your Ticket Here Courtsey of Savannah’s there will be scrumptious mince pies …

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. Mediation Resolution Lightning Fibre Ltd Woodlands Meed School Event Childcare Ltd Oathall Veterinary Group Muddy Stilettos Sussex Blue …

UNIVERSITY-LED INNOVATION FOR SMES

During the last quarter, the country mourned the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and her incredible reign. Whilst watching the coverage from her 96 years, 70 on the throne, it made me think of the many significant innovations, inventions and discoveries she must have seen.  Many people might not know that A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh book was first published …

National Older Workers Week – Webinars for Employers

National Older Workers week will take place between 21 and 25 November 2022. As the population ages, organisations will need to consider the policies and procedures that both attract and retain older workers and ensure their organisations are age diverse. Join workingwise and experts for Older Workers week where they will share insights and the latest best practice. Details of …

Join the Kangaroos Coffee Club Today!

It’s official! The Kangaroos Coffee Club has partnered with over 10 Coffee Shops in Mid Sussex, to bring our KCC Members fantastic discounts across the county! The Kangaroos Coffee Club asks for a monthly donation of £10 to help support the lives of people with learning disabilities in Sussex. In return you receive: ☕ – A reusable Coffee Club Travel …

A new digital skills programme has just been launched

A new digital skills programme has launched to connect local businesses with talented jobseekers. Jointly funded by West Sussex County Council and the West Sussex Districts and Boroughs, the programme aims to reduce unfilled digital job vacancies, support upskilling to help local people get digital jobs, and highlight the increasing opportunities that West Sussex offers for those with digital skills. More …

Higher Interest Rates – How Might Businesses Respond?

With the recent interest rate increase, it’s clear we need to get used to a new environment where debt has a more significant cost and cash has a meaningful value. It’s therefore likely to be worth paying attention to this area more than in previous years. Here are eight main things you might want to take a look at: Higher …

Savannah Xmas drinks

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Gatwick Diamond Magazine – Edition 17 – November & December 20

Our friends at Gatwick Diamond are pleased to let you know that they have just published the November and December edition of the Diamond Magazine. This is now available to read and download here   https://www.gatwickdiamondbusiness.com/storage/downloads/novdec_magazine_2022_final-1668004830.pdf  

Newman – Implementing Workplace Technologies for Smoother Running Business Processes.

With the workplace going through a myriad of changes and challenges in the present economic climate many businesses are looking to make cost savings and streamline their operations to ensure not just survival but being able to thrive going forwards. Crowborough-based Newman Business Solutions is a family business founded in February 1980 (almost 43yrs ago). During that time they have …

A new way to convert clients

Do either of the following two scenarios sound familiar to you? You receive an answer phone message from a prospect or former client that is interested in the products or services that you are offering. They leave both their telephone number and an email for you to contact them. You receive an email or a web enquiry form from a …

Support for Travel Buddy scheme

JEREMY QUIN MP FOR HORSHAM (AND RECENTLY APPOINTED PAYMASTER GENERAL AND MINISTER FOR THE CABINET) SUPPORTS NEW TRAVEL BUDDY SCHEME IN HORSHAM TO REDUCE LONELINESS AND SOCIAL ISOLATION The Horsham Travel Buddy scheme supports people with a wide range of issues such as stroke recovery, dementia, and mental health difficulties like depression, anxiety, or even loneliness. The aim is to launch this service across …

Networking 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 …