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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.

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Some of the HBA Executive members take a walk!
Clive and Jill get a helping hand
Take a dull and overcast Sunday morning, throw in the chance of a bracing squall or two, and add a force six westerly just for good measure – and you can see how a five mile stroll gets a tad tiring. But we did it – HBA Chair, Jill Humphrey, Vice Chair, Ed Carr, and fellow HBA member and staunch supporter Clive Bonny (not forgetting Binky, his dog), all completed the task in aid of the Defib Fund. And after all their efforts – all you need to do is visit the “Just Giving” page, and – just give!

The Sussex Heart Charity are going to match whatever you give.
We can’t thank Terry Ayers, the Chief Executive Officer at Sussex Heart Charity enough – he has generously offered to match EVERY PENNY that we can raise! We reckon that we can raise at least £1,500 – with Terry’s matching donation, that’s three machines. Learn more about The Sussex Heart Charity here:

So now it’s over to you…
Thank you so much for donating whatever you can afford – your generosity is very much appreciated, in particular by every individual whose life is saved by a machine that you helped to buy.
Go to our Just Giving page straightaway to donate now:

***Please note there is no Drop-in Drinks in August, the next event will be 3 September***

Our next Business Breakfast is kindly sponsored by Bungard Funeral Directors – Brighton & Hove’s oldest independent family funeral directors.

Next breakfast Thursday 11th September 2014

James Wright of Streamline Taxis is our guest speaker for September 11th breakfast. He will be talking about the taxi service that started in Hove, on the 1st October 1936. Private hire companies were forming, where the customer could call for a taxi and it would arrive at your address, unlike the traditional Hackney carriages that could only be hailed on the street.

Streamline did two things by forming an association of drivers.

1: They rented phones, which were placed in locked boxes on the cab ranks, if you were part of that group you were given a key, and could take a customer call.

2: By forming a group, or association they had purchasing power and could buy cars at a discount and on hire purchase.

This concept worked so well that Streamline spread throughout England as Far as Blackpool in the north, and Bristol in the west.

Come along to our breakfast to find out more historical facts about this business and maybe some snippets about Hove and it’s fares over the years?!

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