Calling All Members

NOVEMBER AT A GLANCE!  We have three superb events this month!
HHDBA’s November events diary will brighten up your Autumn. Starting with our Networking Drinks on Tuesday 12th November then join in our Professional Services Group on Tuesday 19th November and followed by our AGM and Question Time on Thursday 21st November.  Don’t forget to book your place!

Networking Drinks 12th November 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.

Bring along a friend and introduce them to the HHDBA!

Venue: Idlewild, The Broadway, Haywards Heath.

Professional Services Group 19th November 2013 18.00 – 19.45

Run bi-monthly, by Stephen Hillier and John Berry, the Professional Services Group 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.

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.

HHDBA AGM & Question Time 21st November 2013 18.00 – 20.00

Another year has flown by and it’s the HHDBA Annual General Meeting and the ever popular Question Time, on Thursday 21st November at Haywards Heath Golf Club. Sponsored by NatWest there will be refreshments, food and lots of good company.  More than that, there will also be a unique opportunity to have your say and ask questions of our distinguished panel, which includes:

·         Garry Wall, Leader of Mid Sussex District Council

·         Pete Bradbury, Chairman of the CLC Committee / County Councillor

·         Rosemary French, Executive Director of the Gatwick Diamond

·         Dan Thompson, Managing Director of 1st Central

·         Our mystery panellist – we are still finalising details

With such high profile brains, we’re looking forward to hearing your questions, views and concerns.

So please start planning your questions and let them be as sharp and probing as you like; please send them in advance to Sue at so we can get the ball rolling speedily on the night.

Venue: Haywards Heath Golf Club, High Beech Lane, Haywards Heath, RH16 1SL.

Contact Sue Llewellyn on to let us know if you can come so we can arrange the catering.