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.

Tony Pearson

Tony Pearson

Vice Chair

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

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.


Ollie Lashley

Marketing Co-ordinator

Ollie runs the local digital agency Pure Storm Digital Services offering marketing solutions and more.


Robbie Atwell

Education Co-ordinator

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


Yann Davies


Yann Davies is the Managing Director of local technology company ABCOM IT Solutions. His role for the HHBA committee is mentor for new members.

He is also a Trustee of local charity Community Transport Sussex .


Michael Mylne

Constitution/ Legal Advisory


Tom Acott

Larger Businesses Liaison

Tom has over 20 years’ experience in financial services.

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

Karen Tyrrell 2

Karen Tyrrell

Growth Relationship Manager – Coast to Capital Growth Hub