Social Send off for HBA Vice-Chair Janet Bebb

by | May 17, 2022 | News

Social media expert Janet Bebb has stepped down as vice-chair of Honley Business Association (HBA).

Janet was instrumental in helping to establish our village website, and while her company Social Progress continues to oversee, HBA is now on the lookout for a new vice-chair to join the team.

Chair of Honley Business Association, Sylvia Sellen, said: “Janet’s wealth of knowledge and experience helped make our idea of an online community hub for Honley become a reality.

“We are very fortunate to have the support of many great people in Honley and Janet’s expertise has been no exception.”

We’re Stronger Together

For Janet, it has always been about people and how she could help and support them.

“Like my dad before me, I have always been community spirited,” she said. “Not just locally but globally too, in that all our tea and coffee is Fairtrade.

“For me, HBA is about people coming together for a common cause, supporting the local economy, local businesses and the local community.

“Together we have forged great relationships with some wonderful local businesses. That mutual understanding allows us to help and support one another.”

One of Janet’s proudest moments was taking ownership of the What’s Happening Around Honley Facebook page and the Honley Community Facebook group. She and her So-Pro team helped to optimise the online platforms to attract the many thousands of followers we see today.

New Opportunities in Honley

Janet, who has been on the committee for seven years, sees the vice-chair vacancy as a great opportunity for someone to utilise and develop personal skills, while supporting the wider local community.

“The dedicated HBA team give their time freely,” she said. “There is a real passion in Honley for people to help each other out and with that comes a great support network.”

How You Can Help

HBA is on the lookout for more people to join the committee and to bring fresh ideas to the board.

As well as the vice-chair vacancy, after many years of dedicated and tireless support for HBA, Chair Sylvia Sellen, Secretary June McLean and Treasurer Philip Lofthouse are all looking to take a step back as they approach retirement. They would welcome a friendly chat with anyone who may be interested in the roles.

June said: “The varied positions offer a wealth of opportunity for someone to help make a real difference in Honley.

“You don’t even need to be a member or business owner to get involved, but you do need to be able to commit to an average of 1-2 hours each week.”

If you think you can help Honley continue to be a great place to work, live and visit, then please do get in touch to find out more. Together, we make Honley stronger and a great place to be.