Just over a year ago, I joined BNI@10 in Staffordshire. The other week, I renewed my membership. Why?
BNI is an organisation in which businesses meet every week. It’s like a club where we support each other through referral marketing. It’s been particularly useful to my business of Scartoons in that it has boosted my turnover by over 25%. But it’s not just financial reasons: BNI is also a support network. The group is there for each other – I have had so much help and advice since I joined, and this has really helped me, especially when times got tough!
So who are these wonderful people in my BNI Chapter?
Here are a few (caricatured) faces:
Gavin Evans is a highly qualified chef and caterer.
Martin Williamson – the Business Doctor. Martin goes the extra mile to support SMEs achieve their goals.
Lyndsey and her team of Occupational Health experts are really the gold-standard in OH.
Need an airport transfer? Or looking for a taxi service you can trust? JMS TopGear is run by John Scarlett. https://www.facebook.com/jmstopgeartraveljohn/
I chose Mercer Jones Insurance for their excellent service, and the fact that they were prepared to hunt around to find me the policy that suited my needs (for a good price). There’s no good getting a one-size-fits-all policy for most businesses, and Mercer Jones tailor cover to make sure you don’t pay for what you don’t need. And Steve’s a really nice guy too!
Watch out for upcoming blog posts to see who else is in the group. Even better, we welcome businesses who want to visit and find out more. Contact me if you want to visit the group and help your business grow!