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HHDBA CONFERENCE 2014

HHDBA ConferencePlanning is already underway for the first HHDBA conference, which is scheduled for Friday March 7th 2014 between 9am and 1pm at Clair Hall in Haywards Heath.

The conference will focus on the themes of People, Money, Operations and Marketing with two Keynote presentations.

We are looking for speakers and sponsors for the event.

If you’d like to be a speaker them please submit a presentation title, an abstract of 500 words and a 300 word biography here.

If you’d like to be a sponsor then please apply here.

https://www.hhdba.com


BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT FOR CHARITY – 24TH JANUARY 2014

KangaroosNext January Olympic medallist Pete Waterfield will be key speaker at a business to business networking dinner in Haywards Heath with funds raised going to a local charity.

The event to be held on 24th January, is in aid of Kangaroos  a charity for young disabled people to kick start their 20th birthday celebrations. It will be the first of twenty events to mark their anniversary as they hope to raise £20,000 over the year.

Kangaroos, based in Haywards Heath, is a well known local charity which offers leisure, recreational and educational opportunities for children and young adults with learning disabilities in the local area.

Hosted at The Birch Hotel, local business owners and staff will have the opportunity to meet each other and create business links whilst supporting a local charity.

Download the Kangaroos: The first 20 years!!

https://www.kangaroos.org.uk


NETWORK NOVEMBER – TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

Business Evolution EventHHDBA members TimelessTime and Tim Rylatt ActionCOACH along with two other like-minded businesses will take you on a business evolution journey.  We will be sharing information, tips, and tricks designed to help you determine the next steps for your business. 

We’ll cover strategic and tactical marketing, sales, finance and people management.  By the end of the morning you will be able to determine the next steps in your firm’s business future.  You will also receive a special delegate offer from each speaker.

The seminar will be held at the East Sussex National on 22nd November 2013.  This morning event includes presentations and the opportunity to network with other businesses based in the South East.

For more details and to register visit http://www.timelesstime.co.uk/events/business-evolution or email [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you there.


ENERGY EFFICIENT BREAKFAST

Sustainable Business PartnershipLED Lighting, Building Heat Loss, G4S Case Study

Tuesday 5th November, 08:00 to 10:00 Civic Hall, The Boulevard, Crawley.

Join the Sustainable Business Partnership in Crawley for the next of our popular Sustainable Business Breakfast learning and networking events. For businesses of all sectors. Delegates include manufacturers, councils, retailers, renewables installers…

LED Lighting: The Green Light Company UK

An update on the latest energy efficient lighting solutions, looking at quality, light output, costs and typical payback periods. Plus the variables that need to be considered when planning an effective lighting upgrade, such as aesthetics, the availability of natural light, circuit design and building user tendencies.

Case Study: G4S

Find out how G4S have reduced energy and water consumption and minimised waste at their premises in Manor Royal. With Facilities Controller Kelly Bateman, winner of the 2012 Gatwick Diamond Green Champion Award.

Building Heat Loss: G&S Energy

Discover how a thermal camera can be used to identify heat loss from a building through such as insulation defects, air leakages and thermal bridging and the areas where businesses can mostly commonly make low-cost fabric improvements to reduce energy wastage and costs.

Networking

There will be time before and after the presentations to meet other delegates over fresh coffee, bacon butties, fruit and croissants. Plus an opportunity to introduce yourself and your business in our round the table session.

Book your place today

Contact us on: [email protected] or 01444 477501. £20 per head or £30 for two, why not invite a colleague or client?

Full details at: www.sustainablebusiness.org.uk/news/crawley-breakfast


HHDBA MEMBERS COLLABORATE WITH OFFICE MOVE

Hillier AssociatesTwo HHDBA members have been working together on an important office move for Glencourt Associates, who are long-established local executive recruitment specialists in the retail fitout market.

Hillier Associates have been working with Glencourt in finding suitable premises and negotiating comprehensive terms, while South East Business Systems have managed and implemented the move of Glencourt’s IT & Telecoms to the new address ready for the office opening in October.South East Business Systems

You see, there are sound businesses in Haywards Heath that can provide all of the solutions for you!

http://hillier-associates.co.uk/

http://www.e-sebs.co.uk/


THE PHYSIO THERAPY CENTRE IS HOLDING A THERAPIES TASTER AFTERNOON AT HAYWARDS HEATH GOLF CLUB

Physio Therpy CentreAS MEMBERS OF HHBDA YOU ARE WARMLY INVITED TO A THERAPIES TASTER AFTERNOON ON THURSDAY 5TH DECEMBER 14.00 – 17.00 AT HAYWARDS HEATH GOLF CLUB (MAIN BAR/RESTAURANT)

For the opportunity to talk to the therapists about any niggles, aches, pains, or to experience for yourself some of our therapies, to pick up a discount voucher or to buy a voucher for a Christmas gift, please come along.

What we will be offering –

  • Physiotherapy
  • Pilates
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropody/Podiatry
  • Massage – Sports, Soothing therapeutic, Indian Head massage
  • Alexander Technique
  • Counselling/CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) – Information leaflets only available
  • Hypnotherapy / NLP (Neural Linguistic Programming) – Information leaflets only available
  • Bowen Technique

Visit our website www.therapy-centre.com for full details on the complete range of therapies we offer.

Join us! ‘Like’ our facebook page. Email – [email protected]


EXTECH MOVES OFFICES, WE ARE EXPANDING!

ExtechThe past 18 months have been extremely busy for us all at Extech from winning awards, completing a number of acquisitions, to sponsoring a Division One football club.

We are extremely proud of the growth we have achieved during very challenging economic times, however this expansion has led us to move to 4500 sq-ft of prime office space in Haywards Heath, but this could not have been achieved without the support from our dedicated team and our loyal clients.

Extech officeFor this, we would like to say a big thank you! We look forward to settling into our new home along with continued growth and longevity within this vibrant business community.

If you would like to pop in for a coffee please give us a call on 01444 443200.

www.extech.co.uk

 


KAREN SKYDIVES FOR CHESTNUT TREE HOUSE

GillianBy the time you receive this newsletter, Karen of KalliKids will have jumped out of a plane with her sister Ann. Karen and Ann jumped in memory of their sister Gillian who was born Spina Bifida and who died at the age of 13.

kallikidsThe sisters raised money too for Chestnut Tree House who do an amazing amount of work for very sick children, helping many families cope with illness and bereavement. If you’d like to show your appreciation you can add to the donations at: http://www.justgiving.com/Sisters-jump-together


GET THE GOOGLE INSIDE VIEW

360 biz photosEnhance your Google listing with a Google Street View virtual tour of INSIDE your business … and SAVE MONEY!

Did you know that Google Street View is available for the INSIDE of your business? This virtual tour allows you to show off your premises by giving people the opportunity to ‘walk’ around your showroom, restaurant, shop, gym, office etc etc when it suits them – 24×7.

The tours are on Google and show up in Google Maps and Google Search results making more likely that someone clicks on your page as opposed to your competition! What’s more it can also be embedded on your website and social media for great stickiness! Even better is that HHDBA member Hamish McDonald is a Google Trusted Photographer and is offering a 15% discount to all HHDBA members until the end of December. The costs depend on the size of the premises but are one off.

Have a look at www.360bizphotos.co.uk and give Hamish a call – don’t forget to mention the HHDBA 15% discount!


ARTEMIS LAUNCHES NEW E-LEARNING COURSES

ArtemisHaywards Heath-based Artemis Internet Marketing is proud to announce the launch of its brand new video based e-learning courses for SEO and social media.

Internet marketing is all about getting your business noticed online by the way people find you when they conduct a search, and we are experts when it comes to helping your website climb the rankings and getting you the results you want. Our e-learning course allows you to learn more about SEO and social media by working through the video-based modules at your own pace, you then take tests at the end of each module which if you get a minimum of 70% across the board you are then awarded a certificate you can download.

More and more businesses we speak to are becoming aware of the fact they really must get a better grasp of online marketing as it forms such a crucial part of any companies marketing activities.

Once you’ve completed the courses you can make a much more informed decision when you choose to work with an SEO company or it will give you the fundamentals required to begin managing your own SEO in house.

We have been working hard over the past few months to perfect the full package, and we are really excited to be able to share this with you. We have worked with many businesses in Haywards Heath and across the UK in various industries, and are proud to have just taken on our 50th monthly retained client.

We would like to offer fellow HHDBA members a £50 discount on our e-learning courses, and if you would like a preview of the course, visit our website for a free demo of the first module of each course. The full courses cover everything from link building, local search and on-site SEO in the SEO package and Facebook, Twitter and blogging in the social media module.

For more information on our online courses, please visit http://www.artemisinternetmarketing.com/seo-training or get in touch with Mike Knivett by emailing [email protected] or calling 01444 645018 to discuss any other aspects of online marketing.


RUN SANTA, RUN SANTA, RUN, RUN, RUN

Santa in the ParkFor the fourth year in succession, the Mid Sussex Branch of the British Heart Foundation will be holding “Santa in the Park” – a 3 mile Sponsored Fun Run/Jog, or 1 mile Walk round the boundaries of Victoria Park, Haywards Heath.

All entrants receive a FREE Santa Suit, and everybody gets dressed up as Santa Claus, to help get the Festive Season off to a flying start. There are Prizes for the “Best Decorated” Santa, and everybody gets a medal for participating.

British Heart Foundation“Obviously the aim of the exercise is to raise as much money as possible for the BHF” says Event Organiser John Higgins, ” but it’s a really fun morning, and everybody always seems to have a great time”. Mid Downs Radio will be there playing festive music,and Standean Catering will be on site providing refreshments.

The entry fee is £12.50 for adults, and £7.50 for children under 16, and children under 10 are free. The course is fully tarmacadamed, and suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

” Its a great opportunity for HHBDA Members to support the British Heart Foundation by entering Teams into this event, and all Teams are welcome to publicise their Companies by placing Banners round the Park, or adding the name of their Company onto their Santa Suit ” says John Higgins. “We welcome every bit of support we can get, and everybody will be very welcome”.

Register online by going to www.bhf.org.uk/santainthepark2013 for the full information pack and sponsorship forms.


CLAIR PARKRUN INITIATIVE

Clair ParkrunJohn Rix is involved with the Clair parkrun initiative which you will have read about in the local press and Mid Sussex Matters. He says:

“Pete Bradbury, through the WSCC CLC, was able to give us significant funding and we also received generous donations from Freedom Leisure, HHTC and others.

Parkrun require a minimum of £5,000 to be raised in order to purchase the necessary equipment (computer, timers , barcode scanner and much more) and the two local running clubs, Haywards Heath Harriers and Burgess Hill Runners, made up the shortfall.

We held the first Clair parkrun on July 20th and this Saturday will be our thirteenth. There are over 300 Parkruns across the world, of which 224 are in the UK. They take place every Saturday at 09:00, are 5 km in length and each runner receives a time along with an age-graded performance score.

The link http://www.parkrun.org.uk/clair/results/eventhistory/ takes you into our bit of the parkrun website and gives some of the facts and figures for our first 12 events.

An analysis of the results shows that well over half those who take part are not affiliated to a running club; they are running for health and fitness benefits and checking their improvement – or not – each week.”

Tuesday 12th November 2013 – Networking Drinks 17:45 – 19:30

Venue: Idlewild, The Broadway, Haywards Heath.

Cost: Free


Tuesday 19th November 2013 – HHDBA Action Learning 18.00 – 19.45

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 [email protected]  to book or to find out more call Stephen Hillier on 0783 020 0722.


Thursday 21st November 2013 – HHDBA AGM & Question Time 18:00 – 20:00

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

Cost: Free

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


NEW MEMBERSWelcome to our new members

Please welcome our newest members:

Hamish McDonald – 360 Business Photos
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Liz Barnes – Envoca
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Paul Harper-Smith – Lock Assist
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Nick Parker & James Powell – RiverPeak Wealth
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OTHER NEWS

WINTER WEATHER

Winter Weather in Haywards Heath

Don’t get caught out by bad weather in Haywards Heath. Check the Town Council website form important information about weather conditions, rail and road closures.

http://www.haywardsheath.gov.uk/


HOLLIE SAYS FAREWELL

Hollie Dunster

This month we say farewell, but not goodbye, to our Internship Co-ordinator, Cullen Scholefield’s Hollie Dunster.

She says:

“In my last 2 years at Cullen Scholefield and HHDBA I have learnt an awful lot from Maureen, the committee as well as my colleagues and friends I’ve made along the way.

I am looking forward to sinking my teeth into a new HR role in Burgess Hill and hope to see all the HHDBA members that have made the last 2 years such a great experience at future meetings and events.”

The HHDBA team will miss Hollie but it’s onwards and upwards for this bright young lady!


HHDBA GETS A NEW INTERN

HHDBAHHDBA is excited that Christopher Harris will be our new intern, starting shortly.

Sadly we don’t have a photograph of Christopher yet, but no doubt you’ll all meet him at a Networking event or at our AGM in November.


THE FUTURE OF APPRENTICESHIPS IN ENGLAND

Department for Business Innovation Skills

The Minister for Skills and Enterprise (Matthew Hancock): has published “The Future of Apprenticeships in England: Implementation Plan” and the associated “Guidance for Trailblazers”.

Find out more at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/employers-in-the-driving-seat-for-reformed-apprenticeships


THAT’LL BE THE DAY CHRISTMAS SHOW

It's Magic Events

SUNDAY 8TH DECEMBER, 2013 7.30pm – THE TRIANGLE, BURGESS HILL RH15 8WA

Prepare yourself for a party as the legendary That’ll Be The Day, the nation’s longest running rock ‘n’ roll variety show returns by popular demand with a Brand New Christmas Production on Sunday 8th December 7.30pm at The Triangle, Burgess Hill.

That’ll be the Day Christmas Show

This hugely entertaining rock ‘n’ roll spectacular features a fantastic line up of knock-out hits from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. A fresh and astonishingly versatile programme of music mixed with loads of new zany comedy routines to produce a show with a real feel good party atmosphere. So much so, that many members of the audience will feel they are having a night out with old friends

That’ll Be The Day – Britain’s touring rock ‘n’ roll comedy phenomenon – produces an annual special festive mix of pop hits, saucy comedy and a mini-panto.

Now in its 28th year of touring continuously in the UK and Europe, That’ll Be The Day is living proof that Rock ‘n’ Roll will never die. The show has music covering all eras from the 1950’s right up to Whitney Houston and features a talented cast of multi-instrumentalist/vocalists

Trevor Payne’s That’ll Be The Day Christmas Show is a production that has put down deep roots with its audiences in its 28 year history and most audience members know exactly what they’ve come for – rock and roll Christmas music, a bit of panto and variety show style comedy from a simpler time.

The show opens with a rollback of the years to the late 1950s with a fast tempo medley of rock ‘n’ roll greats including such Christmastime hits as Crying by Roy Orbison and You’re Sixteen by Johnny Burnette, The band keeps the show energized and on pace with various arrangements of former Christmas hits.

This isn’t a tribute act, but it’s full of tributes. The cast are not impressionists, but do fantastic impressions of our best-loved entertainers, and as a bonus; they are first class singers and musicians too.

Despite having been on the road for over 25 years, it is still as fresh as ever and great entertainment.

This pacy show features its multi-talented, five-piece, live band and five fantastic vocalists, complemented by a group of delightful young dancers.

It’s not hard to see why people keep coming back to this show time after time. The audience will be treated to a pick ‘n’ mix of popular music greats and comedy sketches, sprinkled with magical Christmas dust! There is even a Christmas panto. A rousing finale of Christmas hits will have the audience on their feet, topping off a hugely enjoyable evening of entertainment. It’s not subtle, it’s not highbrow, but it is very good fun.

Tickets and booking information

TICKETS: £22

Book your tickets by phoning the It’s Magic Events Ticket Office on 01444 800045 or online www.itsmagic.org.uk