Updates, opportunities, and events from the University of Brighton

Here are some of this month’s highlights for our regional businesses and beyond – including some of the ways we can provide skills and innovation support. If you would like to know about how the University of Brighton could work with your business, talk to us – contact the team at . Read the full newsletter here >> https://mailer.brighton.ac.uk/l/1BF/businessnewsletterapril2023 Local employers bring opportunities directly to …

The Sixth Sense

“Claire seems to know exactly what guests need before they’ve even asked for it, which is great. She’s very intuitive and that’s why I trust Love Luxury Events to deliver on every event that I need help with, making it professional and a big success” (Sandra Clement – Little Norlington Barn) They say that being intuitive, being able to have a …

From Hollywood to Sussex – A-lister Actor lends support to Travel Buddy service aimed to reduce social isolation.

Award-winning Hollywood actor Jason Flemyng has lent his support to Community Transport Sussex’s ‘Travel Buddy’ service that is proving such a huge hit in West Sussex. A new animation about the service, which matches volunteers who have similar interests with those who may face barriers when accessing public transport or need support to get out and about, has been given …

Want to feel confident so you could help someone in an emergency situation?

My next bookable Emergency First Aid at Work course is taking place on Monday 22nd May in Haywards Heath and has spaces available! If you would like to learn or refresh your knowledge on basic first aid and go away with an accredited qualification valid for three years and confidence you could help colleagues, family or friends in a first …

Have you moved your business accounting to the Cloud, but didn’t move your backup?

Have you moved your business accounting to the Cloud, but didn’t move your backup?   If your client data is compromised, hacked, a victim of ransomware or human error, what would you do? Could you afford the financial loss? Could you afford the hit on your reputation?      Many businesses believe their data is protected by accounting software’s automatically.   Unfortunately, this …

New opening hours – Oathall Vets

As from 1st May 2023 we have a few changes to our opening hours. Monday to Friday –  8am to 7pm  Saturday  –  8.30am to 1pm *Our out of hours service will be available after these times We are proud to still offer our onsite emergency service which cover out of hours, weekends and bank holidays – every day of …

Watch our latest testimonial video and see what our members say….

Our monthly networking meetings can help you develop relationships, make new contacts, as well as giving you a chance to promote your business to prospective customers.These are a great, informal way to meet like-minded business people who live and work in our wider community. Hear what HHBA member Richard Strange, from Bennett Christmas Insurance has to say.  

Electric Car Charger Installation – Do Your Best for the Planet in 2023!

In this modern world, electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular. Not only do they help to cut down on dangerous emissions, but their quiet operation means that our towns and cities are becoming a little bit more peaceful! Electric car charger installation is ramping up across the world! One of the main things that concern EV drivers, however, is having …

The importance of communication in customer service – 5 Listening Techniques

If sales are the heartbeat of a business, then customer service is the rhythm of the heartbeat that keeps sales coursing through the business. Communication is really important if you want to offer excellent customer service. But what is communication? Today I will be exploring 5 listening techniques designed to help you to provide excellent customer service. Communication According to …

Reserved for HHBA – Networking 27th April

Build your connections and grow your network We are delighted to announce that coming to the HHBA events programme is again ‘Reserved for HHBA’.We have booked a table at The Hop Sun Pub on Triangle Road in Haywards Heath, once a month. Book your ticket here It’s a table reserved just for HHBA members between 5-6pm on the last Thursday …

Are you interested in sponsoring the newsletter?

Members are invited to sponsor the weekly newsletter featuring their logo (or chosen image) at either the top or bottom of our newsletter, which is then linked to their website, it’s an excellent place to be found by actively engaged members of the local business community. This is only £60 per month and all sponsors are also listed on the …

Looking for holiday ideas?

Check out the latest travel blog from Steve Finch at Travel Counsellors for an extended citybreak in Malaga on the Costa del Sol. Spain. As ever, a travel agent that you can talk to. Malaga, Spain Malaga is not just an airport on the Costa del Sol, it is a beautiful compact port city with stunning beaches, rich history, a …

Highlight your business amongst the local business community

𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝗽𝗼𝘁 𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘄𝗲𝗯𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗴𝗲! 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 actively engaged members of the local business community, resulting in more traffic for …

Is your business switching to renewables? Let’s go Solar Together Sussex!

West Sussex businesses are able to apply to help them to invest in renewable energy through a group buying scheme for solar panels, battery storage and EV charge points. The Solar Together scheme helps owner-occupied businesses, commercial landlords (and residents) to switch to clean energy by providing high-quality Solar Photo-Voltaic systems from pre-approved, industry regulated suppliers at competitive prices. The …

BEAUTIFUL SOUTH TOURISM AWARDS 2023 OPEN FOR ENTRY

The 2023/24 Beautiful South Tourism Awards are now open and tourism and hospitality businesses from South East England are invited to enter.  The awards offer businesses the chance to win not only locally, but to progress – for matching categories – to the national VisitEngland awards. The categories include pubs, cafes and restaurants as well as accommodation, spa, wedding and …

Business & Intellectual Property Centre Sussex – free information and events

BIPC Sussex is part of the British Library’s National Network of BIPCs and one of 20 centres currently available across the UK. It acts as a hub for entrepreneurs to network, find free information from business databases and market research reports, and even offers 121 expert advice. Check out what is on offer at the Sussex Regional Centre is BIPC Brighton & Hove which …

Experience West Sussex Visitor Economy Business News May 2023

We hope the recent holiday period was good for business and these longer, lighter days have brought in more visitors and website clicks. With May containing three bank holidays including the once in a lifetime Coronation of King Charles III, we decided to send you our newsletter early. There are so many business opportunities to be snapped up before the …

How to stay motivated

Have you ever started something full of enthusiasm only for it to wane after a short time? If you answered yes to the above, then you are not alone. I have worked with many clients that have developed a habit of starting things full of enthusiasm only to give up within a short space of time. Ways to stay motivated …

Networking 18th April

Join us for our HHBA networking on Tuesday 18th April at Ansty Sports Club where there will be complimentary drinks courtesy of Lightning Fibre. Book your ticket here HHBA member Lightning Fibre is delighted to be sponsoring this networking event and will be sharing the latest update with us. Lightning Fibre is the Alternative Network for The South East, dedicated to delivering …

Acoustic Insulation – The Best 4 Benefits

The modern world of work can sometimes be quite a noisy place. Acoustic insulation is one of the best answers to this problem that currently exists, and here at Sussex Facilities Management, we can help! As professional acoustic insulation installers, we understand the very best way to incorporate sound insulation into your office space, in an attractive and convenient way …

Digital Futures info hub in Haywards Heath

Are you considering a career change? Do you want to find out more about digital skills and job opportunities in our area? Join the Digital Futures West Sussex information hub on Thursday 18th May at The Orchards Shopping Centre in Haywards Heath any time between 10am and 3pm. Jobseekers, those considering a new career path and anyone with an interest in …

Reserved for HHBA – Networking 27th April

Build your connections and grow your network We are delighted to announce that coming to the HHBA events programme is again ‘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. It’s …

Carbon net zero funding and grants

Crown Commercial have collated a list of open Carbon Net Zero (CNZ) grants and funding opportunities from across government into a single place. If you find a funding source that aligns to your needs and you would like to speak with a CCS representative about an agreement, please complete the form below. https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/buy-and-supply/carbon-net-zero/carbon-net-zero-funding-and-grants/

Quiz Night

Please find attached a personal invitation for yourself and some colleagues to our very first Biz Quiz being held at St Peter and St James Hospice. Please join us and other local businesses for some fun and friendly competition on the evening of Thursday 27th April 6pm.  We would love for you to bring up to 6 team members and help …