Welcome to new member Sam Rehan

A big, warm hello is extended by Sam Rehan, a corporate trainer with 23 years’ experience. As a wellness professional, Sam’s focus lies in delivering wellness group workshops, talks, and lunch & learns. Known as The Well-being Motivator, she has collaborated with various industry sectors such as legal, financial, education and many more. She works to improve the well-being of …

Business & IP Centre (BIPC Local)

It’s been 6 months since we officially launched the Business & IP Centre (BIPC Local at Crawley Library) Since then we have been busy hosting :- networking coffee mornings 1:1 specialist business support sessions 1:1 expert clinics Expanding our list of business experts Answering business enquiries Working with our BIPC colleagues in Sussex We have helped over 300 customers either …

ELECTRIC COMMUNITY CAR CLUB

ANOTHER FIRST AS SUSSEX ELECTRIC COMMUNITY CAR CLUB LAUNCHES IN HENFIELD SUPPORTED BY LOVED ACTORS JAMES BOLAM, SUE JAMESON, AND YVONNE EDGELL Community Transport Sussex (CT Sussex) has launched its innovative Electric Community Car Club in the idyllic village of Henfield. This fantastic project will provide disabled people with access to shared transport and enable residents to access affordable hire cars, …

A small Business Guide to Electric Vehicle Charging Points

I just wanted to share with you all ‘A small business guide to EV charging points’ this was recently commissioned by the SDNP. The guide can be downloaded from our Opportunity Mid Sussex website, on the resources page linked here: Resources (opportunitymidsussex.co.uk) under the resources section or click here https://www.opportunitymidsussex.co.uk/media/attachments/2023/05/25/a-small-business-guide—ev-charging.pdf This is a helpful step by step guide introducing small businesses …

Let’s Go! Net Zero

I am very happy to be able to share the launch of the next stage of the low carbon support for businesses now called Let’s Go! Net Zero. Let’s Go! Net Zero is a new initiative aiming to inspire and motivate West Sussex Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) and business sectors to embrace relevant and meaningful steps towards sustainability …

Free spaces for HHBA members – Help to Grow: Management course

The Help to Grow: Management course delivered by the University of Brighton is delivering a course near your area in September. Hosted partially online and in Crawley we are excited to announce we have a limited number of free spaces available for the course. Help to Grow is a government-funded course for SMEs, offering a 12-week program with online and …

HHBA at the Hop Sun Taproom 29th June

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 a really relaxed and informal drink with no …

Tisshaws retain Law Society’s Gold Standard Mark of Quality for the 11th consecutive year

We are delighted to announce that Tisshaws has retained Lexcel accreditation for the 11th year running. Lexcel is the Law Society’s gold standard mark of quality awarded to legal practices for providing exceptionally high levels client care and practice management. Only 16% of English and Welsh solicitors achieve this. “I am so proud of my hard-working team,” said Gilva Tisshaw. “They …

Digital Futures West Sussex Roadshow in Crawley Thursday 29th June

HHBA member Barney Durrant is an Ambassador for the Digital Futures West Sussex programme this year. The programme is supported by West Sussex County Council and all the Borough Councils across West Sussex, including Crawley Council and Mid Sussex County Council. The aim is to promote digital and tech careers in West Sussex, both engaging with digitally-enabled local businesses and job seekers and career …

What is Cyber Essentials and is it adequate defence for your business today?

Any business can fall victim to a cyberattack. Two of the main causes are outdated antivirus and not applying changes to update operating systems, or ‘patching’. Almost 60% of data breaches are caused by software that isn’t patched. The government-backed Cyber Essentials Certification scheme aims to educate organisations and businesses on the risks and dangers of the modern, virtual world. …

Oathall Veterinary Group in Haywards Heath given accolade at BestUKVets Awards 2023

Last Wednesday, at a memorable Gala Awards Ceremony, the winners of the BestUKVets Awards 2023 were announced with Oathall Vets being named Best UK Vets in West Sussex and Best Top 25 UK Vets.  In front of an audience of over 150 veterinary professionals in London, Oathall Vets scooped the accolade having gathered outstanding feedback from pet owner clients. The …

Do you have an interest in graphic design?

At a recent Digital Futures West Sussex event,  Bill Strohacker of Strohacker Design School, highlighted the increased demand for Graphic Designers. Demand for skills means increased opportunities and exciting possibilities for those looking to begin or develop their digital careers. Wherever you’re at on your digital journey, Digital Futures West Sussex could help you find the information you need to …

New Date – 6 Steps to Great Business Results 12th July

Attention fellow business owners and leaders in Mid Sussex! Are you struggling for time, frustrated with restricted growth or simply in need of a business boost? Then here at ActionCOACH Mid Sussex we have the perfect Event for you at the South of England Showground on the 12th July, The event is FREE and will provide a priceless opportunity to …

Networking at The Brighton Harbour Hotel & Spa 11th July

We invite you for a complimentary drink, networking and tour of the Brighton Harbour Hotel & Spa on Tuesday 11th July. Book Your Ticket Here This is an ideal opportunity for you to introduce yourself, your business and make new connections. Meet new members that you may not have seen before as well as see some familiar faces. Located on Brighton Seafront, …

What is Digital Futures West Sussex

What is Digital Futures West Sussex?! If you’ve been seeing and hearing things about this groundbreaking project but aren’t sure how to get involved or what’s in it for your business, then these 30-minute drop-ins are for you. We’ll talk you through the aims and impact so far and help you find the best way to be a part of …

Last couple of spaces – Breakfast networking 27th June

EVENT DETAILS HHBA invite you to join us for our breakfast meeting on 27th June at Lindfield Golf Club. Does it feel like you do lots of marketing activity but don’t get much business return from it? Your marketing choices can feel overwhelming. From websites, paid advertising, emails, networking, direct mail, social, blogs, newsletters, printed brochures, exhibitions and many more. …

Free Cyber security assessment for your business

Unfortunately, small businesses and solo traders often face challenges when it comes to implementing robust cybersecurity measures due to budget constraints and limited knowledge. As cyber threats continue to rise and pose a significant risk to these entities, it becomes imperative to address this issue. To support small businesses and solo traders in managing their cyber risks effectively, we are …

New Biomanufacturing Fund

The OLS has just launched the Biomanufacturing Fund (BMF) to support life science companies investing in manufacturing projects in the UK. The BMF will provide up to £38 million in capital grants to incentivise investment in the manufacture of vaccines and biotherapeutics, to improve the UK’s health resilience for future pandemics. The BMF follows on from the £60m Life Sciences Innovative Manufacturing Fund (LSIMF) and will be …

Breakfast meeting on 27th June – How and where to invest your marketing budget

HHBA invite you to join us for our breakfast meeting on 27th June at Lindfield Golf Club. Does it feel like you do lots of marketing activity but don’t get much business return from it? Your marketing choices can feel overwhelming. From websites, paid advertising, emails, networking, direct mail, social, blogs, newsletters, printed brochures, exhibitions and many more. But do …