Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the HHDBA! January Events 2014

Calling All Members

Here’s to a very Merry Christmas to you all and a truly great 2014 ahead!

Before we all disappear for the holiday, we thought you’d like to put a few dates in your diary. Our first Networking Drinks  of the New Year is on Tuesday 7th January then join in our Professional Services Group on Tuesday 14th January and followed by our expert seminar on Marketing Theory & Practice on Thursday 23rd January.  Don’t forget to book your ticket online at!

Please note all events for 2014 will require you booking online at!

Networking Drinks 7th January 2014 17.45 – 19.30 

Idlewild in the Broadway is the place to be for the HHDBA 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.

(Please note for January only networking is on the first Tuesday)

Professional Services Group 14th January 2014 18.00 – 20.00

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 New 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)

To book click HERE or to find out more call Stephen Hillier on 0783 020 0722. 

Marketing Theory & Practice: Make things people want or make people want things? 23rd January 2014 18.00 – 20.00

This evening presentation by experienced marketer and HHDBA member Neil Tomlinson is broadly based around a provocative challenge to the theory versus the practise in respect of the traditional marketing perspective of ‘how to do things’.

Marketing is defined as the management process responsible for identifying and satisfying customer needs profitably. Neil presents a light hearted interactive challenge to the theory versus practise of marketing to customers, and prospective customers, using some well known and perhaps less well known examples from both product and services marketing. All are welcome and learning is the objective. As Neil says, “there is no single template, so come with an open mind”.

Venue: Café Rouge, The Broadway, Haywards Heath.

Cost:  £12 for HHDBA members, £17 for non-members. This includes a meal and drink.

To book click HERE.

2014 Calendar and Business Directory

Attached is our Business Directory and events calendar for 2014. Also don’t forget to check our website for forthcoming events and our latest news!

Merry Christmas from Haywards Heath Town Council

This year Haywards Heath Town Mayor and Haywards Heath Town Council have decided rather than sending out Christmas Cards they will put the money towards a good cause. Therefore they are making a donation to the Mayor’s chosen charities; Kleinwort Centre and Teenage Cancer Trust.

Merry Christmas everyone.

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