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ISSUE 8: June 2010

BUSINESS NEWS

Beat The People Management Maze
Get people management know-how at this asb law workshop. Can you handle a disciplinary hearing? How do you manage grievances? What should you do if sick leave is becoming a bit too frequent? And how do you get the best out of your team?
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Loan Ranger
Mid Sussex District Council has accessed a major database of grants and loans available to businesses.  A wide range of assistance is potentially available to businesses in all sectors, sizes...  Read more

Get a Graduate
As we all know graduates are finding jobs hard to come by and the Government is supporting a number of schemes to help them get a start. One scheme is run by the University of Chichester. 
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Fire!
You know you're responsible! A businesses fire risk assessment is a legal requirement. Basic training course available via the HHDBA.
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Wise Up 4 Work
West Sussex Education Business Partnership (EBP) has launched WiseUp4Work (WU4W) an interactive website to bring together schools and businesses.
Businesses will ‘own’ their page on the website on which they can tell schools and learners about their company... Read more

MEMBERS BRIEFINGS

PRISM'S TRAIN TO GAIN OFFER
HHDBA members could get financial or marketing training via the “Train to Gain” scheme paid for under a Prism initiative.  “Train to Gain” is a government training grant, for leaders of companies with 5-250 employees. Read more

CULLEN SCHOLEFIELD FAST TRACK NEW HR QUALIFICATIONS
Cullen Scholefield has launched the most comprehensive and flexible programme to achieve the latest professional qualifications for Human Resource (HR) and Learning & Development (LD) people, set by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).  The new programme, the first in the South East, is designed for professionals at the start of their career... Read more

GOD BLESS THE PRINCE OF WALES
Eco architects, Ecotecture, were VIP guests when HRH the Prince of Wales recently opened the latest phase of the Organic Research Centre (ORC), for which they had masterminded the design. The ORC, located near Newbury in Berkshire, is the UK's leading organisation for the research, development and advisory work in organic farming.
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Prince Charles, Kevin Serle, RGD General Builders, and Jo Saady, Ecotecture

 

VERY IMPORTANT PACKAGES: ALED JONES CONCERT - Saturday 10th July
It’s Magic will be offering exclusive VIP Hospitality packages for Aled Jones’ Concert on Saturday 10th July, Victoria Park, Haywards Heath.  Enjoy this annual event amongst friends, family or business associates with a sumptuous meal... Read more

MAGIC WEEKEND
Friday 9th July - That'll be the Day
Saturday 10th July - Aled Jones & Faryl Smith

It’s a weekend of top class entertainment with music for all tastes for an all-signing, all-dancing and all action packed weekend, topped with a fabulous firework finale. Read more

Magic Entertainment in Victoria Park, Haywards Heath

HHDBA EVENTS

29th June: 6.00 pm
Grape and Gruyere at the Grape and Grain, in the Broadway.

Where food meets booze match your Bishops Finger with brie or shiraz with Serrano.  It will be a testing and tasting time! Book now; 15 for members and 20 for non-members.

14th July:  Members Meeting venue to be announced.

OTHER NEWS

PARKING

A new draft parking strategy is shortly to be released by MSDC for consultation.  HHDBA is very much part of the process, joining with the Business Associations of Burgess Hill and East Grinstead to underline the umbilical cord between parking and business in the three towns.  Ian Goodridge is leading for us and if you have any views on the future parking strategy, do let him know at orchards.ian@zen.co.uk.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

HHDBA has been taking a leading part in working with the Council as they prepare an economic development action plan.  Members will receive a brief on this separately.

THE FUTURE OF HAYWARDS HEATH

As members will recall, we consulted you about headline priorities for business in Haywards Heath. We have now joined with the Town Council MSDC and other organisations in Haywards Heath to take part in a
consultation meeting to see how we can reach a consensus on the way forward in the post-Thornfield era.

HAYWARDS HEATH TOWN DAY

The HHDBA Town Centre Group has been working closely with the Town Council to set up Town Day on 11th September. The event will be bigger and better than ever before and will include an Eco-Fair. More details soon.

MORE MEMBER NEWS

SET YOUR ALARM TO SLEEP WALK

Calling all ladies! It’s time to Sleep Walk!  Come and join St Peter & St James Hospice for their 2010 Sleep Walk on Saturday 17th July - A girl’s night out with a difference!
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PRISM GETS TWO INTO ONE

Prism Creative has recently launched a new ‘two-in-one’ e-commerce website for its client, Infinium Technologies, which has two distinct divisions – one needing to communicate to the commercial and the other to the consumer market. Read more

 

REEVES+NEYLAN: MERGER AND NEW PARTNER

Reeves+Neylan LLP, has merged with FW Stephens, the City based financial consulting group, will be merging their practices with effect from 1 June 2010. The combined firm will have a fee income of 20 million, 43 partners and 330 staff, becoming one of the top 25 Accountancy practices in the UK. Read more
 


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