Calling All Members

Spring into April with the HHDBA!

Starting with our expert seminar Scenario planning for the 21st century on Wednesday 8th April then join us for our popular Networking drinks on Tuesday 14th April and followed by our workshop on Practical networking skills to make new contacts on Thursday 16th April and finally our Members meeting : Election of Officers on Tuesday 28th April when we will elect the officers and committee for 2015-16.Don’t forget to book your tickets online at!

Expert seminar: Nick Price, Of things Immaterial: Scenario planning for the 21st century 8th April 2015 18.00 – 20.00

Expert Seminar

Radical change through technology has moved from the slow moving backstage to the fast moving front of house. What place does strategic planning processes like scenario planning have for a business today?

In a 90 minute session futurist Nick Price will show scenario planning can be used not only as a tool for long-term planning but for business transformation. Moving from a traditional business to a digitally enhanced one is challenging for any organisation. Thinking terms of possible futures gives breathing room to consider new ways of working. Attendees would take away a framework to thinking about the future of their business.

Session includes

Introduction to Futures thinking, Scenario planning primer, futures for the new millennium of business and exercise.

Nick Price is an experienced, qualified futurist who works with small, medium and large fortune 500 companies to look into their future. Nick has a background in banking, technology and design. He has lived and worked across the globe including senior roles in Philips Design (part of Royal Philips Electronics) in the Netherlands and Microsoft in their head office in Redmond USA. Nick is also member of several futurist networks including Association of Professional Futurists, World Futures Society. As well as his consulting work Nick is also a futures and strategy advisor to Brighton Chamber of Commerce board.

Venue: Cafe Rouge, 33 The Broadway, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 3AS.

Cost: £14 Members, £19 Non-Members. This includes a meal and drink. Download the menu HERE.

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Networking Drinks 14th April 2015 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, 65 The Broadway, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 3AS.

Cost: Free

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How to..skills: Tim Rylatt, ActionCoach: Practical networking skills to make new contacts 16th April 2015 07.30 – 08.45

More business starts with more contacts… here’s how to really connect

Session Summary:

With the growth of social media and online marketing, is there still a place and a value to meeting new contacts in person?

In this fun and insightful 75 minute workshop, global award winning business coach Tim Rylatt will show why real connection happens faster and more effectively in person, and how your first impression can lead to a lifetime of ongoing business benefit. Covering interesting questions including:

  • Why do so many people who could be great networkers fear a roomful of strangers?
  • How can you progress from the unknown entity to the strongest referral in the room?
  • What are the three vital elements of successful networking?

The session includes examples of effective and ineffective networking, as well as key influencing statements to create early rapport.


Attendees are guaranteed to walk away with stronger confidence for meeting new people, and strategic knowledge of how to grow trusting business relationships rapidly

Speaker Background:

Tim is a highly experienced business coach, who has helped many hundreds of businesses improve their systems, team, profits and differentiation during the past decade. Having been part of the ActionCOACH business coaching organisation for 6 years he has been trained directly by Brad Sugars, Brian Tracy, Ivan Misner, Michael Gerber, Michael Heppell and many other very well-known business leaders. He is a multi-award winner and a published author on the topic of sales and marketing. In an earlier life Tim was a front line Police Officer for 10 years, and has worked both here in England and in the Channel Islands.

Venue: Orange Square, 52-54 The Broadway, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 3AL.

Cost: £12 Members, £17 Non-Members. This includes a drink and a full English breakfast.

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Members Meeting : Election of Officers 28th April 2015 18.00- 20.00

This is a very important meeting and we hope as many members as possible will attend. The main business is to elect the officers and committee for 2015/16. Chair Maureen Scholefield is always keen to hear from any volunteers for a committee place, or to be a member of one of our task groups – Connect to recruit members; Communicate to promote the Association, Develop to plan our programmes and Grow to consider the best ways of sharing knowledge to grow your business.

The meeting is also an opportunity to hear what the HHDBA has planned and to have your say on its future development.

Venue: The Birch Hotel, Lewes Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 7SF.

Cost: Free to all members – Includes a buffet and soft drinks.

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2015 Calendar and Business Directory

Please download the 2015 calendar from HERE and our business directory from HERE. Also don’t forget to check our website for forthcoming events and our latest news!