Calling All Members


HHDBA’s packed September events diary will match your revitalised energy and includes the very popular Action Learning meeting on Tuesday 3rd September our Networking Drinks on Tuesday 10th September and then not one, but THREE more exciting events including Open4Business and Open4Fun on Wednesday 18th September and our Members Welcome Meeting on Wednesday 25th September.  See you soon and don’t forget to book your place!

HHDBA Action Learning 3rd September 2013 18.00 – 19.45

Run bi-monthly, by Stephen Hillier, John Berry and Tracy Humphrey, ACTION LEARNING provides specialist support to any HHDBA members from any business sector.  It is an innovative and proven way of helping each other solve an endless range of business problems and offering “deep” networking, often leading to business being done between group members. 

Working in small groups of 6 to 12 people, in action learning sets, attendees can raise their business problems in confidence, with up to four issues being dealt with at a meeting. At the end of a set, anything up 30 solutions will have been suggested and members are encouraged to feed back later how their businesses have moved forward and profits increased.

We already have one superb question in:

I have been trading as a consultant for 12 years and would like help with a strategy to clarify whom do I serve best, what is my key strength / product and what do I mean to potential customers?  Essentially, like a lot of us, they need to refocus their business and enthusiasm in order to be more successful and fulfilled” 

Do YOU have something you would like some free thinking upon?  How are the year’s objectives going?  If not very well, perhaps the jolt of some bright ideas and enthusiasm will re-ignite the flames of your entrepreneurial spirit?  Or deal with a thorny problem that is blocking your progress or bugging you too much?

Venue: United Services Club, Wivelsfield Road, Haywards Heath.

Cost:  £5 for HHDBA members, £10 for non-members but FREE to first-time guests AND the member who brings them along!

(a light buffet included and very attractive bar prices)

Contact Sue Llewellyn on to book or to find out more call Stephen Hillier on 0783 020 0722. 

Networking Drinks 10th September 2013 17.45 – 19.30

Idlewild in the Broadway is the place to be for the HHDBA ‘Second Tuesday’, our highly successful networking event. Meet in the main bar area, buy a drink, enjoy some free nibbles and network furiously.

Venue: Idlewild, The Broadway, Haywards Heath.

Open4Business 18th September 2013 15.00 – 19.00

Please join us at this unique business event run by Mid Sussex District Council in association with Burgess Hill Business Parks Association, East Grinstead Business Association and Haywards Heath and District Business Association. The event is sponsored by the Federation of Small Businesses and supported by Central Sussex College, who will all be on hand to share information about the services they offer, with particular emphasis on procurement with other Mid Sussex companies. Full details in the attached advert.

Venue: Clair Hall, Haywards Heath, RH16 3DN.

Open4Fun HHDBA Meets Bollywood 18th September 19.00 onwards

Come and taste the exotic and dance the night away at HHDBA’s Bollywood Experience.

The evening will include: A sumptuous three course Indian meal, a Bollywood dance floor show and your opportunity to learn how to dance Bollywood Style with experienced instructors.

Price : £22 for HHDBA members, bring your partners and friends!

Venue: Tarana, Selsfield Road, Turners Hill, RH10 4PP

We will be arranging a mini bus for the evening from Open4Business to our Bollywood event and returning back to the Haywards Heath area, so please advise if you are interested in this.

Contact Sue Llewellyn on  to book your place.

Members Welcome Meeting 25th September 2013 18.00 – 19.30

You are invited to the HHBDA Welcome Meeting that Savannah’s are kindly hosting. Drinks and a light buffet will be served from our new menu from 18.00 – 19.30. Come and see our newly refurbished bar and collect your discount voucher for 25% off our lunch menu between Monday-Friday.

Venue: Savannah Café Bar, The Broadway, Haywards Heath.

Cost:  Free for HHDBA members

Contact Sue Llewellyn on to book or to find out more call Amanda on 01444 458181. 

 2013 Calendar    

Attached is our events calendar for 2013. Also don’t forget to check our website for forthcoming events and our latest news!


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