THE BIKE RIDE IS GO!

The Greater Haywards Bike RideSpring has just arrived in time for the third HHDBA-led Bike Ride on Sunday 21st April.  Lots of members are riding, more are registering and marshalling so a big thank you to all of you!

But, don’t forget, everyone else is welcome to come and cheer the event on from 8.00am in the Broadway.  Hopes are high that the rider numbers will exceed 1,000 and the target to purchase defibrillators for the whole Town can be met.

 

STRICTLY COME GARDENING 27TH APRIL

Strictly Come GardeningDon’t miss Strictly Come Gardening on 27th April in the Orchards. The Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex, and the High Sheriff, will open the event, which is full of ideas for enjoying everything about gardening. An expert panel, led by BBC Sussex’s Jean Griffin, will be dispensing gardening tips, the Strictly Schools Challenge painting competition will be judged, there will be displays by Mid Sussex’s famous gardens, stalls from nurseries and plant societies and a flower arranging master class.  In the afternoon there will also be entertainment from local schools and choirs as well as food and drink from The Paella Fella and our own Grape & Grain!  It’s on from 10.00 am until 3.30pm and it’s FREE!

GET RUNNING IN THE SUSSEX LIVING MID SUSSEX MARATHON

Sussex Living Marathon WeekendMay 5th to the 7th is the Mid Sussex Marathon Weekend; runs take place in East Grinstead on 5th, in Haywards Heath on 6th May and in Burgess Hill on 7th May, the three races adding up to the Marathon distance.  Sussex Living is the sponsor and full details can be found at www.midsussexmarathonweekend.co.uk

 

 

HAYWARDS HEATH TOWN MEETING 29th APRIL

Haywards HeathMembers are invited to attend this meeting which takes place at 7.30pm at the Town Hall.  The Agenda includes presentations from Chris Burchell, Managing Director of Southern Rail, John Robinson of Solum Regeneration and the Leader of Haywards Heath Town Council, Tim Farmer.  There will also be a presentation on the new arrangements under which the Town Council is taking over ‘first fix’ powers for local highways.  All speakers will take questions.  Tea and Coffee will be available from 7pm.

EGBA RETURN ‘US VERSUS THEM’ QUIZ

East Grinstead Business AssociationRound Three of the inter association Quiz contest takes place on Tuesday 4th June at the Rose & Crown in East Grinstead at 7.30 pm.  HHDBA teams won both the opening rounds and so, if honour is to be safeguarded at all costs, we need your (very clever) brains to make it three in a row! Further details will follow shortly.

MILLIONTH POLICY MILESTONE

1stcentral 1 Millionth PolicyJust four and a half years after its launch, 1st Central recently celebrated its millionth policy sale with balloons and cakes for all employees.  Andy James, CEO of Haywards Heath based First Central Insurance Management commented, “It’s a fantastic reminder to us of what we’ve achieved as a business in such a short space of time. It’s a huge milestone which could not have been achieved without our employees and, of course, our customers”.

1st Central’s millionth customer, Amy Biggs from Peterborough, was rewarded with a year’s free car insurance and was absolutely delighted.

www.1stcentral.co.uk.

CALLING RENEWABLES, ENERGY EFFICIENCY & RETROFIT COMPANIES

RE:Start LocalAre you keen to sell to large public and private sector organisations? Do you struggle however to make the right contacts or are you daunted by policy requirements? RE:Start Local can help!

It’s a free programme of seminars, one-to-one support and meet-the-buyer events to help your business better compete for sizable contracts. The first event is a Tendering Masterclass, a morning seminar where you’ll have the chance to meet and quiz a member of a council procurement team and find out what makes a winning bid.

Events are being held in Brighton, Crawley and Hastings. RE:Start Local is led by the Institute for Sustainability and part funded by the ERDF. Events are being delivered in Sussex by the Sustainable Business Partnership. For full details please phone 07807 588887 or visit: www.sustainablebusiness.org.uk/restart-local

SUSSEX AGENCY IS ALL SMILES

Emily, Kim and Rachael from Woodhouse CommunicationsWoodhouse Communications, the Haywards Heath-based PR and events agency, has three reasons to celebrate the first three months of 2013; its 15th anniversary, a hugely successful 15th annual Rail Business Awards and smart new premises.

So to mark their success, they are offering discounts on a range of services over the rest of 2013. The first offer is for cut-price news release writing and distribution, the second will be on newsletters and there will be more will follow.

The company has just re-located to smart new offices near Haywards Heath railway station.

www.woodhousecommunications.co.uk

THE APRIL ISSUE OF SUSSEX LIVING MAGAZINE IS HERE!

Sussex Living MagazineSpring is on its way, we’re told. And while you’re waiting for the sun to shine, why not find some springtime inspiration in Sussex Living magazine? You can read the whole issue online here.

The April issue is out now, available at many local shops and businesses in and around Haywards Heath including; The Orchards, Baldwins, Archies Sandwich Bar, Grape and Grain, Sarah Lacey, Action for Deafness, Antares, Franklands Village Stores, Clair Hall and many more. We also have two new pick-up points in the area; Old Mill Farm in Bolney and The Hare and Hounds in Cowfold, we truly value all these businesses for supporting the magazine.

www.sussexliving.com

ACTION MEDICAL RESEARCH CHARITY GOLF DAY

Action MedicalResearchAction Medical Research provides research funding into medical science to the benefit of babies, children and young people. With mentor Peter James, the author of the Roy Grace crime novels, they arrange an annual Charity Golf Day this year on Wednesday 11 September 2013.at Haywards Heath.

They would particularly like to invite local business to join this event, raising money for a very worthwhile cause. The event costs £250 for a team of four and includes coffee and bacon roll on arrival and running buffet following the golf round; there is over £1,000 in prizes to be won, with a maximum of 32 teams taking part.

They also require ‘Hole’ sponsors (£200-£300) and a main sponsor for the day. For further information please ring Peter Milton on 01444-482927.

www.action.org.uk