We welcome representatives of businesses and organisations operating in, or wishing to do business within the greater Haywards Heath area.
Now more than ever local businesses of all sizes are seeing the value in joining one of the most engaged business associations in the South East. If you’re thinking about joining, why not come along to one of our events to see for yourself just how worthwhile our meetings are. Our member base is growing every month and there are plenty of businesses looking to connect with you and your company!
With hundreds of views per month to the HHBA, having a space on our member’s directory may just land you that new client you’ve been looking for. Access to our exclusive directory is included with your yearly membership – so why not fill out an application and join one of the fastest-growing business associations in Sussex
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FREE TASTER! Attend one of our networking events free of charge and ask our members what they get out of joining the HHBA.
Whether you want to share ideas, learn, influence, or simply wind down with a chat and a drink together with your peers, the HHBA offers you plenty of opportunities throughout the year.
As a business owner in Haywards Heath I wanted to ensure that I was networking with like-minded business owners not only to promote my business but to collaborate, share and support each other. The HHBA is a great place to come once a month for a catch-up and their other events offer a chance to dig deeper into specific areas such as marketing, managing staff or GDPR. I really love the fact that each month there is an opportunity for a member to share their expertise with other members and have found these events very informative and useful. Great people, supportive and collaborative.
I have been a member of HHBA for some years now. As a small business owner it offers me networking, collaboration opportunities and a chance to learn from others be it formally through an Ask the Expert session or just chewing the fat with a fellow member over a glass of something. Definitely worth the membership fee.
Having been involved with HHDBA as it then was, I was in right from the start and on the steering group that gave life to what is now HHBA. There is much of interest available on the website but what I value most is the personal contact as well as the information gained at the evening networking drinks and other events held throughout the year, I particularly enjoyed the breakfast meetings. I would encourage any business in the area to join HHBA as it is a great opportunity to meet new people and learn about their businesses which of course can have benefits for everyone.
I have been a member of the HHBA for over a year now and have found it to be a great introduction to the Haywards Heath business community and a support to my new business. The team and all the members made me feel very welcome on joining and when I attended my first HHBA event lots of other members came over to introduce themselves and make me feel comfortable which was greatly appreciated when walking into a room where I knew absolutely no one! I’ve never seen anyone standing on their own at the events and the HHBA committee and the members have ensured that there is a very inclusive atmosphere. The weekly newsletter is the perfect size and format to find out what is going on with other members, business news and events in the local area and ensures that we are all kept “in the know”. HHBA’s business directory is a great resource when looking for local services and there is added reassurance of the testimonials on there from other members. 2020 calendar includes a number of panel discussions across a range of topics which is invaluable to business owners and a great opportunity to have a fresh look at the different areas of our business’ and ensure we are up to date on all the things we are ultimately responsible for, something which is always difficult to do when running the business day to day. In short: I believe the HHBA is a great organisation to join for business owners in the local area. There is a huge amount of support both in terms of networking and information to help you in running and growing your business. Highly recommended!!
I’ve only attended a couple of HHBA events so far but have been struck by the energy of the group and how easy it’s been to meet people. You don’t need to be a ‘professional’ networker to get a lot out of it.
I met HBAA Chair Clare by chance just before this Christmas and she immediately helped me to potentially spread the word about Tickerage Wines by putting me in contact with a local hotel. I was so impressed by her pro-active approach that I am now one of your new members and enjoyed my inaugural’s New Year Networking event. I look forward to getting to know members this year and hopefully see you at our proposed Vineyard and Winery Summer HHBA event!
Graysons at Wakehurst joined the HHBA at the beginning of 2019 and have made some fantastic new connections through the association. We were lucky enough to showcase Wakehurst to it’s members in September at a lovely sunny afternoon tea on the lawns. Since joining we have found a local printing company who has been great at supplying us with marketing material and business cards. We have also made connections with a wedding celebrant who we are now recommending to our wedding couples. The events that the HHBA put on are always very well organised by Sue and well attended. The team at HHBA are great at introducing us to new contacts to help with our business. We look forward to continuing our membership in 2020 and meeting new people.
Since joining the HHBA a few years ago, I can only describe our experience as positive: HHBA are a proactive organisation and host several varied events throughout the year, suitable for all types of businesses including networking and social events. The former allow us to network with like-minded businesses and the latter are fun events which also serve as an excellent networking platform. This is apart from numerous training events. Membership has also helped to raise our profile in the region and through the various events given us access to clients and those that refer work. In short membership is a good investment and one we would recommend.
I have been a member of HHBA for just over a year. It is a very proactive, enlightening and friendly group. The monthly evening networking events are just getting better and better. As a sole worker, it also creates the opportunity for me to get out and mix with local businesses face to face...rather than just being tied to the office! Thank you for that!
The HHBA is an informal and thriving business networking group in Haywards Heath. From the moment I joined the group I was made to feel welcome and introductions were made to help start the networking off positively. I have made some great connections and experienced some fantastic workshops which have really helped my business to grow.