Over 50 registered – Networking with Muddy Stilettos 8th February

Join us for our HHBA & Muddy Stilettos networking on Thursday 8th February where there will be plenty of time to network with fellow Sussex business owners and make new contacts in order to build those vital relationships and collaborations between local businesses. Hosted at the stunning corporate and wedding venue Greentrees Estate in Balcombe, this will give you the chance to explore and …

No more hashtags! Read on to find out why.

2024: The Year the Hashtag Dies! At Branding Box, we think that 2024 will see a notable decrease in the use of hashtags across multiple platforms, including Instagram. Once a staple of social media engagement, hashtags are now often seen cluttering posts, leading to what some users call ‘hashtag fatigue.’ Read our Blog to find out more

HHBA Membership

Welcome to our new members at Haywards Heath Business Association

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. Plumpton Racecourse Ltd Gracenote Financial Planning Bespoke Law Services UK Limited Myla Health Greentrees Estate Percurra Haywards Heath …

New member – Plumpton Racecourse

Situated at the foot of the South Downs in East Sussex, Plumpton Racecourse is a hidden gem in the world of horse racing. We have hosted racing at Plumpton since 1884 and through the years we have welcomed countless horse racing legends – both of human and equine form – including arguably the greatest jump jockey of the modern era …

New member – Sue Salamon – Gracenote Financial Planning

Hello there! I’m Sue, a Financial Planner living in the lovely community of Balcombe. To me, financial well-being is more than just reaching goals; it’s about connecting your financial decisions with what truly matters in life. I take a holistic approach to financial planning, assisting clients in uncovering their unique goals and priorities to create tailored solutions that help them …

New Member – PerCurra Haywards Heath

PerCurra Haywards Heath is a care at home company serving the Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Crowborough and Tunbridge Wells areas. A range of support services are available to adults who find it difficult to live independently in their own home. These include companionship, shopping, housework and chaperoning to appointments. This help can be for a few hours a week or …

Relationship Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who recycled their tree with us via JustHelping! A team of 22 volunteers joined us, from local gardeners to keen businesses and our own retail team, to collect around 800 real Christmas trees 😲🎄 Landscaping company idverde has also been hard at work chipping all the trees, to be used sustainably in local projects. Together, your donations …

Don’t Get Hooked: How Phishing Simulations Boosts Cybersecurity Awareness and Resilience

Cybersecurity is one of the most important things for any business to consider in 2024. Attackers will always find new ways to target and threaten organisations, particularly when it comes to phishing. In this article, Extech Cloud explores ways to utilise phishing simulations to raise cybersecurity awareness and provide advice on best practice to protect your organisation. Benefits of Phishing …

Grow Digital West Sussex

Free Business Support to Boost Your Digital Toolkit It would be wonderful to dwell on success, but series three awaits. With new venues, inspiring speakers, and the usual delicious food on the menu, it’s time to fill the workshops with motivated local business owners. If that sounds like you, this is where you’ll find us.  23rd January, Mid Sussex:    …

Mid Sussex District Scouts – Treasurer role

Mid Sussex District Scouts are looking for a volunteer to take on the Treasurer role. The role requires recording financial data and reporting information from that data to interested parties. The reports are usually a summary of income and expenses of different elements within the organisation. The bookkeeping is currently done using Xero software and some assistance can be given using …

Carbon Literacy Update – January 2024

The green agenda is no longer a niche concern – it’s mainstream – and those not addressing sustainability are increasingly facing commercial consequences. Businesses are recognising this risk and waking up to the opportunity. But can rushing to realise this cause more harm than good? In the face of this ‘green rush’, scrutinising and evaluating your green claims and sustainability …

Let’s Go! Net Zero Event

The event will focus on sustainability in the manufacturing industry, with the opportunity to take a tour of the Adelphi manufacturing site to see how they’ve integrated sustainability into their business, including their innovative heating and cooling systems, water management, and onsite renewable energy generation. You’ll also hear from a panel of experienced West Sussex manufacturing businesses about how they’re …

Google & Yahoo Require Email Setup Policy for February 2024. Are you Ready?

Google has announced ( Email sender guidelines ) that starting February 2024, Gmail will require email authentication to be in place when sending messages to Gmail accounts. Yahoo is also rolling out similar requirements. The company announced that it will require strong email authentication to be in place by early 2024 to help stem the flow of malicious messages and …

February 2024 Events from BIPC Sussex

2024 at BIPC Sussex has started with a bang! The centre is packed with entrepreneurs working hard on their businesses/ business ideas, refreshed by the holidays. Our business events & 121s are booking up as people start the year how they mean to go on – sticking to those new year’s resolutions and increasing their business & intellectual property knowledge & confidence.   …

New member introduction from Sarah Hall

Hi – I’m Sarah; I live in Haywards Heath and have been working as a wedding and funeral celebrant for almost two years now. In the world of weddings, it sometimes still amazes me just how much people are prepared to pay for their ‘big day’, but I tend to work with couples who aren’t going for the country-house hotel, …

Networking with Muddy Stilettos 8th February

Join us for our HHBA & Muddy Stilettos networking on Thursday 8th February where there will be plenty of time to network with fellow Sussex business owners and make new contacts in order to build those vital relationships and collaborations between local businesses. Hosted at the stunning corporate and wedding venue Greentrees Estate in Balcombe, this will give you the chance to explore and …

Help parents in the workplace to thrive

Just because you’re not the size of a large corporate, doesn’t mean the support you provide to the parents in the workplace needs to be any less impactful.  Research shows that parents in the workplace are: more loyal more productive empathetic great multi-taskers resilient with better time management This is on top of the expertise and skills they have to …

Are you interested in learning about First Aid for Mental Health?

Are you interested in joining a First Aid for Mental Health course? My next course is taking place on Monday 5th February from 9:30-1pm online. On the course we talk about: What mental health is How to reduce stigma around mental health conditions How to start a conversation with someone you are worried about The signs and symptoms of 6 mental health conditions …

Workplace Health by Mid Sussex Wellbeing

Our Workplace Health is a funded service, providing a free resource for local businesses & organisations to support employee’s/ volunteer’s wellbeing. Research has found that businesses who support employee/volunteer wellbeing see improved engagement, retention, and productivity. We deliver support at your workplace, from advisors trained in lifestyle and behaviour change. We offer: Wellbeing talks – 45/60min talks on Teams or …

Latest updates and events from BIPC Sussex

We’re excited to announce that this month is full of networking buzz – our January relaxed coffee morning guests are Joyfully Different, a non-profit business support community and learning hub for neurodivergent, business owners, leaders, and future founders who provide a space for neurodivergent entrepreneurs.   January also brings our bi-monthly connected networking for black and minority ethnic entrepreneurs, encouraging people …