Although the EGBA seeks to represent the interests of local businesses it is not a lobbying organization – it is much more.
EGBA provides businesses with the opportunity to network informally and also is a forum for learning more about the town both from other members and from town and district councillors
Joining the East Grinstead Business Association allowed me to meet other local companies,when I was starting my digital marketing consultancy, Bluebell Digital. Since then, I have helped members with social media, PPC, SEO, training and creating Web content and I value the sense of community generated by the organisation.
Being a member of the East Grinstead Business Association has proved to be a real benefit to our business. Being a small local business ourselves, we have found that our web design services have proved to be very 'in-demand' from other local businesses.
We are long standing members of the EGBA, which has benefited our business in learning what is happening in the town, networking, visiting other member’s premises and regularly meeting with local councillors.
The Caravan and Motorhome Club is East Grinstead’s largest private sector employer so the attractiveness of the town and the viability of its businesses are very important for our staff members and their families – whether they live here or simply use local services and businesses during their working week. It makes perfect sense to be part of that community through the EGBA and to have a stronger voice where it matters.