Business in Haywards Heath
With a population of over 27,000 (nearer 40,00 if you include Cuckfield and Lindfield) and sitting on the busy Brighton Main Line around 13 miles from Brighton, 37 from one of the major financial capitals in the world and 15 from the UK's second busiest airports, Haywards Heath has the reputation of a commuter town that has excellent business opportunities locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
According to Companies House, there are around 2,500 active companies based in Haywards Heath as at December 2013, covering a wide range of activities.
Number of active companies based in Haywards Heath registered with Companies House
|Main Standard Industrial Classification||Number of companies|
|Professional, scientific and technical activities||436|
|Information and communication||249|
|Administrative and support service activities||225|
|Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles||181|
|Real estate activities||105|
|Financial and insurance activities||93|
|Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies||87|
|Other service activities||87|
|Activities of households as employers; undifferentiated goods- and services-producing activities of households for own use||77|
|Accommodation and food service activities||56|
|Arts, entertainment and recreation||53|
|Transportation and storage||48|
|Human health and social work activities||47|
|Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities||6|
|Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply||2|
|Public administration and defence; compulsory social security||1|
Source: Companies House, December 2013
There are a number of business networking and support groups that meet in the town, in addition to other local and national business organisations that cover Haywards Heath.