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Now, more than ever, business people need to network to stay in business. BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment to exchange quality business referrals. BNI is the largest business networking organisation in the world. We offer members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, genuine business referrals.

Being personally recommended is an endorsement of your work and has a much greater chance of turning into genuine business. If you want a new accountant, you probably wouldn't turn to the your nearest phone book, you'd be more likely to ask someone you know and trust, who they would recommend.

It's simple because it's based on the proven concept of "what goes around, comes around", in BNI we call this "Giver's Gain". If I help you, you'll help me and we will both benefit as a result. Would you like to increase your business by 20%, 30%, 50% or as much as 100%? You can see results like this and many have. Some participants have added as many as 50 new clients in the first 2 years!

That said, whilst people love to get business by recommendation, very few have a system to help make that phone ring more often! That's where BNI comes in.

We have taken this old and most effective form of word-of-mouth marketing and developed a focused and structured way to create regular, genuine, referral opportunities. It means members of BNI have literally dozens of other people looking out for business opportunities on their behalf.

And the result? We track all of the invoiced business that is created by our members. Last year, members in Cheshire and North Wales passed 17,352 referrals worth around £18 million.

BNI UK and Ireland

  • UK – 623,060 referrals worth £451.6 million
  • Ireland – 53,691 referrals worth €53.8 million
  • UK and Ireland combined – 676,751 referrals worth £497m or €582m

BNI Worldwide

In 2016, BNI members worldwide passed over 8.8 million referrals and closed an estimated US$11.17 billion which equates to £9.16 billion

If you'd like more business by recommendation, come along to see a meeting in action?

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