About Us

The HHBA is an alliance of local businesses at the heart of the Mid Sussex community. It exists to facilitate the growth of its members, identifying opportunities, answering questions and solving problems through active communication and collaboration.

The association is run by a part-time Business Manager and a committee of volunteers each giving as much time and expertise as they can.

Clare Jones Chair

Clare Jones


Clare is the HHBA Chair which involves steering the association in which ever direction the membership demands.


Mark Elwell

Vice Chair

Mark is a director of Summit Environmental Limited: an environmental consultancy specialising in helping you with hazardous materials.

Caroline Buchan

Caroline Buchan


Caroline Buchan is Secretary to the HHBA Committee and works as a Corporate Commercial Barrister.

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Gary Smith


Gary works as a Director for Simply Business Finance and is the treasurer for the HHBA.

Sue Llewellyn

Sue Llewellyn

Business Manager

Sue Llewellyn is the HHBA Business Manager and started working with the association in 2011.

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Katie Morhen

PR/Events Co-ordinator

Katie is the founder and director of 52eight3, a Sussex based marketing and communications agency to SMEs

Tony Pearson

Tony Pearson


Tony Pearson is a director of the Association and is also a Chartered Surveyor.


Yann Davies


Yann Davies is the Managing Director of local technology company ABCOM IT Solutions.


Richard Long


Richard runs a boutique Technology and IT business, Associate Planet Ltd. Working in Sussex and the surrounding counties.


Tom Acott

Larger Businesses Liaison

Tom has over 20 years’ experience in financial services.

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Steve Finch


Steve has been involved in the travel industry since 1980.


Robbie Atwell

Education Co-ordinator

Robbie is an Assistant Headteacher at Warden Park Academy with 15 years experience in teaching.

Council & Other Representatives

Our Committee meetings are also attended by representatives of Haywards Heath Town Council
and Mid Sussex District Council.


Kevin Stewart

Business Unit Leader Revenues and Benefits at Mid Sussex District Council.  FIRRV, MAAT, MCMI, CIPFA Affil.

Steven Trice

Steven Trice

Haywards Heath Town Council Town Clerk

Stephen Hillier

Stephen Hillier

Mid Sussex District Council Cabinet Member For Economic Growth

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Karen Tyrrell

Growth Relationship Manager – Coast to Capital Growth Hub