Invitation to a Taster session for the Profitnet Innovation Programme – University of Brighton

Dear Haywards Heath Business Association Members, We are excited to extend an invitation to you for a unique opportunity offered by the University of Brighton: the Profitnet® peer-to-peer action learning programme. This initiative is dedicated to fostering innovation within your business and something members asked for in our recent member survey. Profitnet® has been described by past participants as akin …

Open to all employers – Menopause Awareness for businesses 8th May 12-1.30pm

Haywards Heath Business Association in partnership with Mid Sussex District Council are delighted to be co-hosting this Menopause Awareness event for businesses. Menopause specialists from Myla Health will be speaking about how menopause might affect you, your colleagues or employees in the workplace. They will discuss simple strategies for supporting employees, raising awareness and creating a workplace culture which is open …

Members offer from extech cloud

Extech Cloud is your local Microsoft Solutions Partner for all your IT needs and for a limited time offering a 30-minute free, no obligation IT review for fellow HHBA members.  We will come to you offering professional advice, decode tech speak, discuss technical development or how we can help each other grow our networks. We will even bring the biscuits!  …

Celebrating 3 Years of Cybility

Running a small business is like navigating a daily obstacle course, and we get it – your budget is tight. However, skimping on cybersecurity can lead to a game-over situation. In 2023, 50% of UK  businesses faced cyber incidents (source: Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2024, DCMS, UK Government). Sure, you might have an IT provider with technical defences in place, …

Careers Fair – SAVE THE DATE

Chailey School will be holding our annual careers fair on Thursday 19th September. Please pop this date into your diary, we really hope to see you there. Please sign up on the form HERE to book your space! We haven’t decided on timings yet – but are likely to be running this from 11am-4pm but final confirmation of timings will be provided …

National Cyber Security Centre Training – are you interested?

Free online training is available from the National Cyber Security Centre which can help educate staff on a range of key areas called Top tips for staff. However if you would like face-to-face on site fraud and cyber Security Awareness Training for your organisation, you can book a presenter for an unlimited audience for up to 2 sessions in 1 …

Chair Update April 2024

Dear HHBA community, I feel enormously proud of our community and that’s because I’ve been reading through some of the feedback we’ve received from the survey that we are currently collating. I’m delighted mostly because we have received so much constructive feedback and great ideas that we want to incorporate into what we are currently doing. So I have to …

The Sussex Business Conference and Awards

The Sussex Business Conference and Awards is taking place at the Hickstead Showground on Thursday 10th October 2024. This brand-new event will combine high profile speakers, B2B exhibitors, networking and local business awards. It’s being organised by media company Total Sense Media and will be extensively promoted across their Sussex brands: More Radio, More Radio Retro, Sussex Living Magazine and …

Reserved for HHBA at The Lockhart Tavern 25th April

We are delighted to announce that ‘Reserved for HHBA’ is continuing to be part the HHBA events programme. We have booked a table at The Lockhart Tavern on The Broadway 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 of the month. It’s a really …

Futureproofing Cyber Security:The 2024 Guide to Improving Security Posture

This week, ABCOM presented for the Haywards Heath Business Association (HHBA) alongside Chris White from South East Resilence Centre. We discussed some of our solutions to ensure business safety for Cybersecurity. In this article and guide, we expand on the various solutions. The current landscape of cyber threats exposes all businesses to risks, regardless of their size, industry, or maturity …

Innovate UK Edge

Innovate UK Business Growth is the new name for Innovate UK EDGE. Helping your business to make step changes towards scale. We empower innovation-driven businesses like yours to grow at pace and achieve their industry- and society-transforming ambitions. Once you engage with us, a dedicated innovation and growth specialist will work closely and efficiently with your leadership team to gain …

May 2024 Events from BIPC Sussex

Have you been caught out in these April showers yet? Whilst the weather switches daily from hail to sun to downpour every time we look out the library windows, we’re working hard in the BIPC to provide a fantastic lineup of events for you all in May, no matter what stage your business is at.   Getting started? Join us …

Last chance to tell us what you think – Our membership survey closes 23rd April

Our membership survey is now live until the 23rd of April. We would love to know your opinion (members and non-members alike); just click the link below to complete the survey. 𝐀𝐬 𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐯𝐞𝐲, 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐚 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫’𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐇𝐁𝐀, 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡 𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐨 …

Lunchtime networking – Menopause Awareness for businesses 8th May 12-1.30pm

Haywards Heath Business Association in partnership with Mid Sussex District Council are delighted to be co-hosting this Menopause Awareness event for businesses. Menopause specialists from Myla Health will be speaking about how menopause might affect you, your colleagues or employees in the workplace. They will discuss simple strategies for supporting employees, raising awareness and creating a workplace culture which is open …

Our membership survey – tell us what you think

Our membership survey is now live until the 23rd of April. We would love to know your opinion (members and non-members alike); just click the link below to complete the survey. 𝐀𝐬 𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐯𝐞𝐲, 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐚 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫’𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐇𝐁𝐀, 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡 𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐨 …

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. City Girl Network Pembroke Financial Services Limited Annabel Alder – Registered Dietitian      

Funding in the UK

Searching for funding for your new or growing business, or research & development? In addition to booking a session with our BIPC funding expert, here’s some sources to explore. GRANTfinder National funding: Funding on Gov.uk Local funding: Brighton & Hove | East Sussex | Horsham

Latest updates and events from BIPC Sussex

Spring has finally sprung and April is finally here with its bright, sunny days. And with the arrival of April there’s Intellectual Property Day on the 26th – this year celebrating sustainability. Intellectual Property (IP) is in our name as it’s a key offering of the BIPC, so be sure to book a 121 IP Clinic with us to discuss how …

Profitnet Re-launching

Profitnet will be looking to recruit 4-5 businesses from HHBA, who are Innovation focussed, whether that be they are looking to grow and develop their business through new product, service or process or business model innovation. It could be with small incremental innovation steps or radical disruptive to their sector innovation. They need to be an SME (no sole traders, …

Last chance to book – Breakfast networking 17th April

Join us for our breakfast networking meeting on 17th April at Lindfield Golf Club and learn more about the importance of securing your online presence in today’s digital age. Businesses are increasingly vulnerable to fraud and cyber threats. We will – 👉Understand the risks associated with fraud and cyber crime 👉Recognize best practice 👉Understand the measures to take in response …

Plumpton Racecourse – The Final Fence Restaurant package

The Final Fence Restaurant package includes a set menu three-course lunch, welcome drink, private table for the day, racecard and table service. This facility is positioned alongside the final fence right at the heart of the action, where you can enjoy stunning views of home straight and is perfect for both small and large parties. Enjoy for only £80 per …