Hailsham Forward Partnership was born out of the Mary Portas Vision for revitalising Town Centres. Hailsham Forward CIC is a Town Team Partner, is supported by the Government, and has received £10,000 funding to undertake projects to improve the business community in Hailsham.
The Partnership is made up of many local people and organisations including the local Chamber of Commerce, Federation of Small Businesses, Local Councils, Hailsham Youth Council and Hailsham's MP.
Director and Chairman – Cllr Nick Collinson – Wealden District Council and owner of Chapter 12 Wine Bar
Director and Treasurer – Cllr Chriss Triandafyllou – Hailsham Town Council
Director – Cllr Gavin Blake-Coggins – Hailsham Town Council
Director – Jan Townsend – Community Representative
Secretary and Member – Mickey Caira – Deputy Town Clerk & Business Enterprise Manager
Member – Peter Willson- Chairman of Hailsham and District Chamber of Commerce
Member – Clive Soper – Federation of Small Businesses
Member – Cllr Chris Jackets – Hellingly Parish Council
Member – Phil Matthews – Principal Hailsham Community College
Member – Paul Gibson – Hailsham News & Talk
Member – Neil Povey – Hailsham FM
Member – Steve Wennington – Hailsham Active
Member – Christian Letschka – Business Enterprise Assistant
Co-opted Member – Cllr Nigel Coltman – Hailsham Town Council