What is the EGBA

By working together within a professional organisation, East Grinstead businesses can ensure that they have a voice and that it will be heard.

The EGBA is a non-profit making association whose Honorary Chairman is Mims Davies, our constituency MP.

It is managed by an elected Executive Committee consisting of three or more members and is run by four appointed officers:

Chair: Grahame Russell
Business Manager: Lisa Thompson
Treasurer: Janice Fearn

As the business scene evolves, our businesses are all faced with new and exciting challenges, many of which will bring great opportunities provided they are seized upon.

The aim of the EGBA is to support and represent all trading, service and commercial enterprises within the greater East Grinstead area.

We are in fact a Networking Association which works closely with Local Government to represent our members’ views and where possible, resolve problems.

In today’s world we all need to do some thinking “outside the box” and one way of stimulating this is by talking to others.

We seek to facilitate information and communication flow through our monthly BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENTS held on a member’s premises and of course our regular NEWSLETTER.

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EGBA Constitution February 2017.

Networking Events

Meet other businesses through our monthly Buzz Meetings held at a member’s premises or our informal Drink & Meet gatherings.

Membership benefits

There are plenty of benefits available to members with at least two networking events per month, plus many great local offers.

Join The EGBA

Membership of the EGBA is open to representatives of trading and commercial entities operating within the greater East Grinstead area.



Although the EGBA seeks to represent the interests of local businesses it is not a lobbying organization – it is much more.