With us you can be the business in Hove
We’ve been supporting Hove’s business people since 1929. As business has changed, so have we, and from just £40 a year, you won’t find better value business support.
You’ll enjoy the many relaxed networking events that we organise. You’ll benefit from the informal support that the members lend each other, and we’ll get your views on business voiced where it counts in the city.
Join HBA, and then join in. Because with us, you can be the business in Hove.
Hove Business Association, Christmas Retail Support Initiative.
On Saturday night, 16 November, as the temperatures plummeted the four of us (Janet, Ed, John + I) spent the night sleeping outside in cardboard boxes raising funds for our charity ‘Off the Fence’.
Can you please sponsor us, we survived the night to help those less fortunate than you and I.
Our JustGiving page is open to donations and we would really appreciate all the support you can give us and those that strive to make life a little easier for those that will be sleeping on our streets this winter.
Please click or paste this link into your browser and make a donation: www.justgiving.com/Keith-
Shop early for Christmas in Hove – and win £1,000! Click here to find out how - Hove Christmas
Shoppers looking for something different in Hove and Portslade should look for the “Christmas Shopping Challenge” posters in the windows of their independent retailers. From the 15th November, retailers are taking part in a nationwide Christmas Shopping Challenge, which is being supported locally by the Hove Business Association. Jill Humphrey, HBA’s chairwoman, says “With over 50 retailers participating, it’s a great opportunity to explore and see the huge choices available locally – and, of course, get the chance to win a £1,000!”
Shoppers can take part in the challenge by picking up a “Christmas Shopping Challenge Tree Map” from participating retailers and other outlets around Hove, such as the Library and Town Hall and certain bus routes. The challenge is then to collect 10 different stamps from the identified retailers (no purchase necessary) and the completed map is then entered into a free Prize Draw.
Jill Humphrey told us “We’ve got a great diversity of independent retailers in Hove and Portslade, but I’m not sure that everyone is aware of it. My message to shoppers this Christmas is – shop early, have fun with the challenge and just go and find all those brilliant independents and discover what’s in store!”
See below for more information…
Independent Christmas Tree Trail – Shopping Challenge
Following on from our successful launch on Tuesday 1st October I am pleased to say that there is a lot of interest and support for the project. There are links to two files below, one that takes you through the presentation we gave on the night and one which is the registration form.
Independent Retailers can sign up to register with the Independent Retailer Month here
The presentation will explain how the scheme will work and there are also Webinars available for you to see how the Christmas Tree Trail can be implemented locally.
Hove Business Association – your Local Activation Partner will support you every step of the way, providing all the marketing materials you need and driving footfall to the area – you just need to engage with your potential customers once they cross your threshold and convert them into a sale, if not immediately, from a positive experience, one in the future!
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate in contacting either Janet Woodjetts our Retail Champion on 07920 004639 email@example.com or Jill Humphrey 07801 295799 firstname.lastname@example.org