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. UK Business Mentoring Mid Sussex Golf Club Cole Francis Solicitors Treehoppers Forest Kindergarten Ltd Our HR People Creation …

Growth Hub Update

West Sussex County Council now officially hosts the West Sussex Growth Hub, a government-backed business support service offering FREE business support. The team can help you review your business, identify barriers to your growth and direct you to solutions from the very wide range of support available including finance advice, support programmes or specialists. So, if you’re based in West …

General Election 2024 – What actions might you take before 4th July?

One week into the election campaign and tax is already proving to be a large part of the debate. This is likely to lead to misinformation or simple misunderstandings as to how the tax system works. In the meantime, is there anything you might want to consider doing before 4th July or at least soon afterwards? This morning, Labour has …

Latest updates and events from BIPC Sussex

Have you ever attended a business show? If not, you’re missing out on a fantastic opportunity to grow your network and business knowledge. Join us at the Brighton & Hove Business Show on Thursday 13 June at the Amex Stadium. Did you know you can now book a BIPC room online? Whether it’s a small meeting pod to meet a …

Government updates

We have been sent the following Government updates, please read the full details below. This will be the last Govt update, as Parliament dissolves tonight at 11:59pm. HMRC email updates, videos and webinars for company directors Page summary: Learn more about your responsibilities as a company director. Change made: Recorded webinar links for Research and Development for tax purposes and …

Reserved for HHBA at The Lockhart Tavern 30th May

It’s a table reserved just for HHBA members between 5-6pm on the last Thursday of the month. It’s a really relaxed and informal drink with no speakers or presentations. Just a drink after work if it fits with your diary. Book Your Ticket Here Register your attendance on Eventbrite in the usual way. A couple of HHBA committee members will be …

Women in Innovation Award 2024/25 – funding competition

Recently announced the Women in Innovation Award 2024/25, is a funding competition from Innovate UK. The competition offers women in SMEs the chance to win a grant of £75,000 and bespoke business support to develop their innovative idea, solving a range of pressing societal, environmental and economic challenges. See link for further info: Competition overview – Women in Innovation Award …

Create Growth Fund Competition 3

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing approximately £3 million in innovation projects in the creative sector. This funding is from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) Create Growth Programme and has a regional focus across 12 regions. The aim of this competition is to provide a package of targeted support to high-growth creative businesses …

Networking 4th June – Don’t miss out book your ticket now!

Haywards Heath Business Association invite you to join our networking event on Tuesday 4th June. There will be plenty of time to network with fellow business owners and make new contacts in order to build those vital relationships and collaborations between local businesses. We are delighted to announce that the University of Brighton, Help to Grow Management team will be …

New Business Support for West Sussex

Business support is now available via the new Growth Hub at West Sussex County Council. Following the government’s decision to transfer the functions of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) the previous functions of the regional LEP Coast to Capital have transferred to West Sussex County Council (WSCC). Both the Careers Hub and Growth Hub functions are now housed at WSCC. The Careers Hub …

New online training course for small businesses launched

Essentials is the latest addition to the government’s Help to Grow campaign: a one-stop shop for SMEs. The course is suited for leaders of newer or smaller SMEs, or those who are looking to explore the principles of business growth and management. Business leaders can access the course through the Help to Grow website.  

June 2024 Events from BIPC Sussex

This month, we are pleased to introduce our new BIPC Sussex Expert, Alessandro Calzolari. Alessandro is a consultant specialising in Marketing and Consumer Psychology, offering a series of five workshops aimed at providing participants with the tools and insights necessary to thrive in today’s competitive landscape. Alessandro will be delivering one workshop each month, with the first session on 24 …

MSDC Business Bulletin Spring 2024

New partnerships and support for our local economy. It has been a busy start to 2024, with lots to update on as we welcome in Spring and the warmer and hopefully drier weather. This issue includes important news about the visitor economy with exciting opportunities and emerging partnerships for Sussex. The Council is keen to raise the profile of Mid …

Let’s Go! Net Zero – West Sussex Sustainable Business Showcase

Date and location: Tue, 25 Jun 2024 11:00 – 14:00, Aldingbourne Country Centre, Blackmill Lane, Westergate, PO18 0JP Booking link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/west-sussex-sustainable-business-showcase-tickets-881854158527?aff=oddtdtcreator Summary Join Let’s Go! Net Zero at the stunning Aldingbourne Country Centre on 25 June for a celebration of sustainable business and to hear how it’s done. This event is for any West Sussex business that is interested in …

MSVA E-Bulletin May 2024

Read the latest E-Bulletin from Mid Sussex Voluntary Action, including details on Volunteers week June 3rd- 9th – http://MSVA E-Bulletin, 16 May 2024 (mailchi.mp) Highlights Include MSVA UPDATES & NEWS MSVA FORUMS FUNDING VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES LOCAL EVENTS JOB OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYEE LAW & STAFF WELLBEING UPDATES TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES RESOURCES & INFORMATION

Government Weekly updates

We have been sent the following Government updates, please read the full details below. HMRC email updates, videos and webinars for employing people Learn more about getting started as an employer or running a small business including registration, payroll, tax returns, tax bills and payments. Change made: Live webinar links for submitting forms P11D and P11D(b) online, employee travel, travel …

Is your business being asked to obtain Cyber Essentials Certification?

As cybercrime rockets, and looks set to continue its unprecedented upward trajectory, an increasing number of insurance companies are asking clients to be Cyber Essentials Certified as a mandatory requirement. Larger companies are also increasingly demanding that their smaller suppliers demonstrate a commitment to cybersecurity by completing the Cyber Essentials Certification, in a bid to protect their supply chain. Obtaining …

Has your business been asked to complete it’s Cyber Essentials Certification?

Larger businesses must now demonstrate their commitment to cybersecurity throughout their supply chains. Many now require their smaller suppliers complete the Cyber Essentials Certification—an initiative developed by the UK Government. If you’ve been asked to complete this certification, you might not know what’s involved or where to start. At Sussex Tech Support, we’ve demonstrated our true commitment to Cyber Security …

Meet the Experts:How to De-stress for Work Success and make Retirement an Encore worth celebrating!

HHBA invite you to join us for our breakfast networking meeting on 19th June at Lindfield Golf Club on How to De-stress for Work Success and make Retirement an Encore worth celebrating! Book Your Ticket Here In this session, Sam Rehan from SamRehan.com will demonstrate how to de-stress and access peak performance with fun and relaxation and Sarah Harrison from Futurum Group will explore how to …

HHBA Survey results and winner

Thank you to all of you who entered our survey. We really appreciate all the feedback and insight you provided us with. It really helps us understand what our local business community needs.  The winner of the annual Membership goes to Michael Stratford from Community Transport Sussex. We look forward to continuing to support the valuable work that Community Transport …

Iconic Digital Free SEO Webinar – The Future of Search Engine Optimisation

Do you want quality traffic to your website? As experienced players (or marketers) will tell you, initial moves in SEO make all the difference to a company’s online performance, brand recognition and overall reach. With more companies tapping into SEO than ever before, we’re hosting a complimentary webinar so you can begin improving your strategies when it comes to using …