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

Chair

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

Secretary

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

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Gary Smith

Treasurer

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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Paul Boon

Events Co-ordinator

Paul is a director of the brand new locally based hospitality project management company, Boon hospitality solutions.

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Robbie Atwell

Education Co-ordinator

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

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Yann Davies

Mentoring

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

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Michael Mylne

Constitution/ Legal Advisory

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Tom Acott

Larger Businesses Liaison

Tom has over 20 years’ experience in financial services.

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Steve Finch

Non-Member Liaison

Steve has been involved in the travel industry since 1980.

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Richard Long

Recruitment

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

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Katie Morhen

Events Co-ordinator

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

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Mark Elwell

Member Liaison

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

Council & Other Representatives

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

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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

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