I have been a member and inolved with Hove Business Association for about 5 years now. I have found HBA to be ‘The Friendly Networking Group’. It is my opportunity to get to talk and meet with other business people in Hove. Running one’s own business can at times seem rather ‘lonely’, because of being so active in my business and not getting out to find out what’s going on in Hove.
By meeting with other members, it has given me the opportunity to gain business, get detailed information about local issues and make business collagues. HBA are THE local Business Group. I have been able to glean all sorts of good business ideas/matters, from legal and accounting to health and safety and heard great business speakers. They are an enthusiastic bunch of people who like to stand by their motto, Live Hove, Love Hove.
We have been members of Hove Business Association since 2002 and have been actively involved with the association ever since.
The association provides a number of opportunities to meet and network with the local business community, and has helped sustain and grow our business in the city.
I would consider membership an extremely valuable part of our marketing and we have been able to develop a number of new clients as a result of our involvement and our contributions to the association.
Business Development Manager Patrick Warner: “Membership of HBA has been very beneficial to me personally and to us as a business. When I first joined the company the events provided a really useful opportunity to network and make some very useful contacts. The political debate was really interesting to me too at both a personal and business level. Our membership of the Association has led to me getting involved in the Hove Business Partnership which is a really useful opportunity for hearing about developments in Hove and across the city and to join in the debate.”
Being a member of Hove Business Association has allowed Excell Design to greatly improve both our known presence and levels of interaction within the local business arena. The monthly breakfasts allow us to meet, identify and sustain relationships already established with other local like-minded businesses and individuals who share our passion for building trade and commerce in Hove. It is a pleasure to be involved with such a pro-active organisation, one that cares for its members, an organisation that really does work for business and the community!