A warm welcome to our guests, visitors and subs this week including Adam Green from PTT UK Telecommunications, Andrew Dickinson from Reality Kitchens, Angela Highton from Home Cooked Dining , Carol Hickson from Crescent Therapy Health & Wellbeing, Caroline Evans from Mercury Protection Services, David Webb from Mid Cheshire Clinical Hypnotherapy Health & Wellbeing, (Mrs) Jamie Forster from Akeso Counselling Health & Wellbeing, Janet Raeburn, Judith Todd from Homestyle4u Interior Designer, Karl Donovan from Kutchenhaus, Keith Hadaway from Utility Warehouse, Martin Webb from Elliot James Properties, Paul Critchley from Home Financial, Pierre Simmons from STS UK and Wendy Telfer from Tropic Skincare.
A warm welcome to guests, visitors and subs including Amanda Partington from Coaching Hub Sports, Bob Gordon from Acorn Computer Recycling, Dan Asprey from CineRobota Video Production, Karen Barratt from Heath Insurance, Mark Lancaster from Cycle Retreats, Mark Whylie from Copperleaf Group, Paul Williams from Acorn Electrical Electrical, Stacey Whitney from Mosaic Digital Media, Richard Wilding from ITglu and Steve Woodrow from Mustang Digital.
A warm welcome to our subs, guests and visitors including Angela Highton from Home Cooked Dining, Frank Keeffe from The Gasworks Cheshire, Jamie Barr from Seven52 Web Design, Joyce Pemberton from Tender Writing Services, Lauren Gratton from Bennett Brooks, Louise Bennett from TB Electrics Ltd and Paul Williams from Acorn Electrical Supplies.
A warm welcome to all of our subs, visitors and guests this week: Charlotte Yates from Capstone Financial, Jill Shields from Blain Boland & Co. Solicitors, Sam McWilliams from Genesis Advisory Service, Liam Seaton from the Happy Cleaning Company and Sue Richards from Forever Living.
A warm welcome to our guests, visitors and sub this week Angela Highton from Home Cooked Dining, Dre Travis from BTB Fitness, Jill Shields from Blain Boland, Jo Hawkins from Telecom Solu7ions and Karen Barratt from Heath Insurance.
Education slot: Emma Stanton
The education slot today was by Emma Stanton and was all about inviting visitors.
There are several ways to invite people.
A warm welcome to our subs, visitors and guest this week Matt Rhodes from Capstone Financial Management, Shak Anwar from Ecomm Garage, Pamela Cunliffe from Your Sub Contractors Ltd and Joyce Pemberton from Tender Writing Services.
The Education slot
Education Slot this week was by Simon Raeburn and was all about networking is more than shaking hands and passing around business cards. It’s about building your social capital. It’s a bout cultivating relationships with other business professionals.
A master networker does:
10. Works their network
The education slot this week was by Sharon Charteress and was all about inviting visitors. It’s not easy for everyone but there are lots of places that you can find potential visitors.
A warm welcome to our guests, visitors and subs this week including Lauren Gratton from Bennett brooks, David Antonelli from Antonelli Brothers Ltd, Angela Highton from Home Cooked Dining, Massimo D’Ulisse from Think Better Limited, Anne Netri from Netri Cosmetic Surgery and Terri Broughton from Cartridge People.
A warm welcome to our subs, guests and visitors, Mike Stevenson from Utility Warehouse and Sophie Way from Hamer Way Architecture.
A warm welcome to our guests, visitors and subs this morning Chris Maddocks from Zero Dry Time, Holly Smith from Capstone Financial Management, Justin Lambert from Magnus Architecture, Luke Dawson from Home Financial, Jon Waldron from WFH Design and BNI Wilmslow and Matt Ford from MF Security.
Notabale Networker for May
60 second cup
The 60 second cup winner this week went to Suzanne Hughes from HT Legal for her 4 minute introduction.
10 minute speaker: Jon Waldron
The 10 minute speaker this week is Jon Waldron from BNI Cheshire East. He started by thanking the leadership team, who are working really hard behind the scenes to make the chapter work.
One of the ways in making the chapter work better for everyone is to Invite more visitors. A. Visitor does not need to join the chapter. 30% of business passed is with non visitors.
FROGS – where to find visitors
– Other groups
If you struggle what to say – try something along these lines:
I am part of a network and we are really trying to grown our contacts. There is no requirement to join but your business may benefit from becoming a member.
On Linkedin click the find nearby and it will create a list. Ask to connect and then keep in contact with them. Invite them to come over to a meeting.
This week our members have held 18 1-2-1 meetings with each other. This has generated 22 referrals from within the group. We had one visitor to our meeting this week. And our members invoiced £13,173 from referrals passed within our group in the last 7 days.
A warm welcome to our guest Joyce Pemberton from Tender Writing Services and BNI Wilmslow.
The education slot this week was by Ric Webster and was about Geese!
Welcome to our visitors Sue Tanner and Tracey Carr from HSFE Ltd, Louis Wainwright from Tecmark, Dave Skeels from Complete Eco and Donna Rogerson from Totally Tropic Skincare.
Pete Bruder talked to us about inviting visitors and the way that you invite them will often will often determine how receptive people are to visiting.
A warm welcome to our visitors ands subs Lauren Gratton from Bennett Brooks, Mitchell Riley from Heath insurance, Trevor Fudger from Help for Heros, Trenton Duffie and Nichola Friel from Body Stress Release.
Education Slot: 60 seconds
Education slot was delivered by Simon Raeburn this week and was about the 60 second opportunity. They are like your advert, we all have the same opportunities (time). You need to put something across to make sure people remember you, try telling a story. Make notes before so you don’t have to remember what you want to say. This is your verbal advert for all the other people in the room. Remember whenever possible you should name a contact that you would like to be introduced to.
A warm welcome
A warm welcome to our visitors, subs and guest this week which included James Fox from James Fox Estate Agents and Dave Skeels from Complete Eco and BNI Cheshire East and Joyce Pemberton from Cheshire Bid Solutions.
A warm welcome to our visitors today Ellen O’Donnell from HT Legal, John McKenzie from John McKenzie Hypnotherapy, Phys Way from Hamer Way and Victoria Bennett from Team JB Wellness.
A warm welcome to our visitors this week Alex Daniels and Mike Skucha from SEI Security, Angela Highton from Home Cooked Dining, James Wilkinson from Suddenstrike, Lauren-Lee Day from Mere Golf Resort and Spa, Leon Carroll from Warrington Youth Club, Steve Atherton from Fleet Prices and Jamie Stewart from Bumblebee Digital.
Many thanks to our guests, subs and visitors this week; Angela Highton from Home Cooked Dining, Ian Spink from IPS Coaching, Luke Dawson from Home Financial, Robert Whyatt from Fleet Prices, Sonia Burden from Careersat and Steve Hewitt from Fire Compliance Management Services.
Education Slot – Traffic Lights
All members were given a copy of the latest traffic lights. In groups their performance was discussed based on their results and suggestion given by the group on how they could improve their figures. If any members have any questions please speak to Emma or Sharon.
A warm welcome to our visitors and subs this week: Caroline Barton from Smart PA, Clare Moorhouse from Moorhouse Digital, Ian Spink from IPS Coaching, Kate Dawes from Paxton Access Control, Marc Bott from Centric Lighting and Sonia Burden from Careersat.
The Education Slot this week was all about Chapter vacancies, currently we are looking for members to fill the following roles: mentors, ed-slot coordinator and membership committee.
The Notable Networker for January is Dan Pala from Ixis for the amount of referrals he has given, the amount of 1-2-1’s he has held and his excellent attitude.
Renewing members, Mike Snape from Bennett Brookes and Liam White from Capstone Financial Management
60 Second Cup
The winner of the 60 second cups this week is Matt Bains from Acorn Electrical Services
10 Minute Speaker
The 10 minutes speaker this week was Ross Jones from Home Financial..
Ross helps his clients by offering tailored guidance whether they are first time buyers are seasoned investors. He also specialises in helping people will complex needs, this could be self-employed or business owners. He offers workplace and home visits.
Case study: Help to buy – the first wave of people who used this incentive will find it is coming to maturity. These people now need advice on how to best repay the equity loan and plan for the future.
Ross holds extensive qualifications to complement his years of experience and they include a Foundation degree in financial services, an equity release qualification as well as the standard mortgage qualifications.
Ross is looking for: Business owners and self-employed, other mortgage advisors, estate and letting agents, property developers, work place benefits, home builders, solicitors, barristers, doctors etc.
60 Second Cup
Sue Richards from Enriched International won the door prize this week, well done Sue!
Figures for the last 7 days
A warm welcome to our visitors
Julie Antonelli from Travel Counsellors
Nicholas Blything from Conservative Candidate
Nicola Palmer from The Happy Cleaning Company
Noah Tomlinson from Internal Affairs
Paul Ellis from Euro Digital Systems
Sonia Burden from Careersat
The Education Slot
This week the education slot was delivered by Mark Whylie on the subject of ‘Specific is Terrific’,
In a 15 second exercise, where you are asked to list as many things as you can think of in a second time period. When you are asked to name things that relate to you, on average your list will increase by approximately 30%.
In a 60 seconds, state who you looking for, use an existing reference point when possible, state the problem you can solve and where these people can be found.
Frank Keefe from The Gasworks Cheshire is this months Notable Networker.
This week we welcomed to Dan Pala from Liberonet to the group.
60 second trophy:
The trophy was won by Jason Pestel from JP Sports Therapy
The 10 Minute presentation
The presentation was delivered by Frank Keefe from The Gasworks Cheshire, a plumbing and heating company who work around the Cheshire region.
The specialise in the installation and servicing of gas, LPG, solid fuel and oil heating and hot water systems.
They work on both commercial and residential properties.
They are registered with: Gas Safe, LPG, NCASS, Corgi, Oftec and HETAS
Their typical clients include home and property owners, letting agents, property investors, buildings, catering establishments, mobile catering and boat owners.
Our figures this week
Testimonials: 2 of our members received testimonials
1-2-1 meetings: 23
Training: 4 people attending training in the last 7 days
On Saturday 3rd November 2018, a local networking group, BNI Mere, was awarded the ‘Chapter of the Year’ and ‘Largest Net Growth’, fighting off fierce competition from 20 other regional groups.
The group meet every Thursday morning at High Legh Park Golf Club. Meetings start at 10:30am and finish at midday. Open networking is available before and after the meeting. It costs £15 to attend a meeting and this covers your refreshments, room hire and a light lunch. Currently the group consists of 27 members who’ve passed over £530,000 of business in the last 12 months. Their growth plans include reaching 30 members and passing £750,000 by April 2019.