Meeting Update: 7th February

Education Slot: First Impressions

Within a few seconds of meting you people will make first impression, this is based on how you dress, what you say and your body language. Consider what you would like people to think about you and what you do to enforce these.

Positive Things to Do:
Smile, firm handshake, be curious, offer support, listen, pride in appearance, eye contact and connect online If you are shy ask some open questions.

10 Minute Presentation:
Ian Griffiths from Alvis Printing

The10 minute presentation was given by Ian Griffiths from Alvis Printing Services in Altrincham.

The offer traditional, litho, digital and wide format printing.  Ian talked about some of their best customers and the bespoke jobs that they do on their behalf. These range from banners, stickers for product labels, brochures, folders and invitations.

60 Second Cup

Nicola Palmer from the Happy Cleaning Company won the trophy this week, congratulations.

Our figures:

In the last 7 days our members have completed the following:


Referrals: 17
1-2-1: 23
TYFTB: 4903

Meeting Update: 24 January 2019

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.

Read moreMeeting Update: 24 January 2019

Meeting Update: 17 January 2019

Welcome

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.

Read moreMeeting Update: 17 January 2019

Meeting Update: 10 January 2019

Welcome

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.


Education Slot

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.


Notable Networker

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

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

Referrals: 10
1-2-1s: 13
Visitors: 3
Testimonials: 1
TYFTB: £9737

Meeting update: 6 December 2018

A warm welcome to our visitors:

Andy Haywood from Fleetprices

David Griffiths from Invested Time

Holly Smith from Capstone

Melissa Williams for JTRS

Sonia Burden from Careeresat

The Education Slot

The Ed Slot was delivered by Steve Butler and was on the subject of 1-2-1s.

Steve distributed a 1-2-1 sheet as asked members to complete the sheet and pass to another member who you will have a 1-2-1 with in the next week. See our Facebook page for a copy of the sheet.

Notable Networker

The Notable Networker for December is Mark Whylie for great referrals internally and externally and for his excellent time keeping.

New Members

This week we were delighted to welcome several new members to our networking group: Catherine Pearson from Smart PA, Julie Antonelli from Travel Counsellors and Nicola Palmer from The Happy Cleaning Company

Renewing members

We were also delighted to have the following members renewing: Dan Pala from Liberonet, Janet Munnelly from Heath Insurance, Rebecca Nanagle from Fireseed Films and Russ Brown from Xpress Legal, Ross Jones from Home Financial and Sharon Charteress from Mood Design Solutions.

60 Second Trophy

The 60 second trophy was awarded to Ian Griffiths from Alvis Printing.

Our figures this week:

121 meetings: 19

Referrals: 16

Visitors: 2

TYFTB: £6828

Training: 3 people attended

Meeting update: 15 November 2018

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.

Notable Networker:

Frank Keefe from The Gasworks Cheshire is this months Notable Networker.

New Members:

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

TYFTB: £2965

Referrals: 19

Training: 4 people attending training in the last 7 days

Meeting update: 1 November 2018

Welcome and thank you for visiting to all of our subs, guests and visitors:

Catherine Pearson from Smart PA
Chris Atherton from Miltec Digital Ltd
Craig Stevenson from Active Internet
Paul Ellis from Euro Digital Systems
Steve Seymour from Gluhub

The education slot

Ed slot by Rebekah Nangle from Fireseed Films on how to invite visitors successfully
– Talk about them
– Use open questions: What, why, how, when and where
– Be positive

Notable Networker award

The award for November goes to Frank Keeffe from The Gasworks Cheshire.

The 60 second cup

The cup was won by Ross Jones this week.

The 10 minutes – update on the chapter charter

Member expectations

  • 1 referral per month – 21 members achieved this
  • 2 x 1-2-1 per member per month – 18 members achieved this
  • 3 visitors per year – 5 members on track to achieve this
  • 3 testimonials per year – 10 members on track for this
  • 1 training event per year – 2 people on track for this

As a chapter we will deliver 1 post meeting training session per quarter and 1 tailored mentoring session per quarter and 2 social events per year

Looking to get 30 members by April 2019, already 27 members. Looking to grow the chapter turnover to £750000.

In October we had 8 visitors and 2 applications.

Our figures this week

Referrals: 8

1-2-1 meetings: 15

Visitors: 5

Invoiced Business: £4378

Testimonials: 1

Meeting update: 27 September 2018

10 minute speaker: The incoming leadership team

The 10 minutes this week was delivered by Sue Richards, John McKenzie and Ric Webster

Following on from last weeks member survey, the members of BNI Mere have requested the following:

Chapter charter and growth

  • The minimum requirements of members, and the team will help you to achieve the results, 1 referral per member per month, 2 x 1-2-1s per member per month, 3 visitors per member per year, 3 testimonials per member per year, 1 training per member per year
  • The chapter will provide 1 x post meeting training per quarter, 1 x tailored mentoring per quarter and 2 x chapter social events per year for members to assist with achieving the above goals
  • The majority of members want the chapter to grow by numbers and TYFTB. The aim is to get 30 members by April 19, and for the TYFTB to go to £750k by April 19. There are no clear target for October 19. That is a 15% increase in referral value.
  • Targeted vacancies: recruitment agency, estate agent, architect, joiner, HR,
  • Visitor experience – we will no longer distinguish between sub, visitor, etc. All will be greeted at the desk and asked to sign in. They will be made a drink and introduced to members for open networking.
  • Slides for any presentation must be supplied the night before, if they are not supplied you will need to find an alternative independence source to show them.
  • There will be no more ‘nothing from me this week’, you will need to talk about what you are working on.
  • Any other business, will be pre-notified and appropriate – the leadership team will deal with issues as will the membership committee, if you have topics outside this then please speak to John for advice.

Read moreMeeting update: 27 September 2018

Meeting update: 20 September 2018

A big thank you to our sub this week:

Dan Pala from Libreonet, Sonia Burden from Careersat, Paul Williams from Acorn Electrical, Karen Roberts from KR Administration, Dave Skeels from Complete Eco.

10 minute speaker: Teresa Tomlinson from Internal Affairs Painting & Decorating

Internal Affairs offer the following services:

  • Traditional decorating service
  • Specialist papers and wall covering
  • Surface and plaster renovations
  • Problem areas
  • Bespoke murals
  • Removing Artex

They work in a variety of properties including:

  • Private estates
  • New builds
  • Domestic
  • Commercial
  • Landlords/Holiday Rentals

Read moreMeeting update: 20 September 2018

Meeting update: 19th July 2018

A big thank you to our subs this week:

Sam Johnson, Sharples Group, BNI Viking
David Griffiths, VFD Net, BNI Holmes Chapel
Tara Daniels, Talk Direct
Ian Spink, IPS Coaching, BNI Hooton
Sonia Burden, Careersat, BNI Vale Royal
Peter Bruder, Energy Jungle, BNI Alliance

The education slot

A fantastic Ed slot today by John Mckenzie all about the 2 minute testimonial structure.

Read moreMeeting update: 19th July 2018

Meeting update: 12th July 2018

A big thank you to our subs this week:

Angela Highton from Home Cooked Dining.
Hilary Newhall from Allchange.
Steve Marston from Fleet Prices.
Tony Carter from HT Legal.

We also had one visitor, Peter Stephenson from Snowball Alternative Finance.

The education slot

The education slot by Alan Salter and was about door prizes.

If you turn up on the day that you deliver your 10 minutes without a door prize you will be required to pay £10 and you will be given a BNI book from stock. Whoever receives this may not be happy, so please make the effort and ensure you have a prize ready.

10 minute speaker: Sue Richards from Enriched International

Sue spoke to us about her ALOE.

A – Aches and pains

L – Lose weight

O – Omeprazole and acid reflux

E – Energy and strong immune system

Sue is looking to hold some Aloe bars – open spaces where there is lots of footfall to try products, do you know a suitable venue?

Our figures for this week:

Invoiced Business: £7151
1-2-1 meetings: 40
Referrals: 30
Testimonials: 3

Visitors: 1

 

Our notable networker for July is Steve Butler from Telecom Solutions for the external referrals he has given and bringing visitors, well done Steve.

60 second cup winner was Terry Chrystal from Cross Street Garage in Sale.

The door prize winner: Ian Griffiths from Alvis Printing

Meeting update: 5th July 2018

A big thank you to our subs this week:

Peter Bruder from Energy Jungle
Hilary Newall from Allchange Landscape Gardening
Angela Highton from Home Cooked Dining

This week we welcomed 1 visitor, Angela Rawthorn from Claire House Hospice.

The education slot

The education slot by Alan Salter and was about how 1-21 are the most important networking activity as they allow us to spot opportunities for others and yourselves. Offices are a good place to work. He also reminded us about GAINS.

G- goals
A – achievements
I – interests
N – networking
S – skills

 

10 minute speaker: Ross Jones from Select Mortgages

What – fully independent whole of market mortgage advisor – first time purchase, movers, re-mortgages, help to buy, offset mortgages, but to let, self-build, second homes, holiday lets, equity release, commercial finance and bridging loans. No conflict of interest – he will work to get you the best deal.

How – Fully flexible, weekends evenings, phone, workplace. Start to finish, can help with tailored advice, deal with estate agency and handover.

Why – loves problem solving, making the process easy for the customer, who often end up becoming friends.

Ross is looking to work for – businesses, estate agents, letting agents, accountants, IFAS, professional sports club, mortgage reviews, complex or multiple income sources, business owners and self employed, and contractors.

Ross is also looking for businesses who would like him to come in and offer a ‘drop in’ service. Offering employees/staff a free, initial no obligation chat with him about their mortgages. If you know of any suitable businesses, please get in contact with Ross.

Our figures for this week:

1-2-1 Meetings: 48
Referrals given: 30
Invoiced business in the last 7 days: £7583
Visitors: 1

Read moreMeeting update: 5th July 2018

Meeting update 21st July 2018

A big thank you to our subs this week:

Sandra Heap from Ron Law
Natalie Silverstone from Glamour Booth
Ian Spink from IPS Coaching
Pete Bruder from Energy Jungle

A warm welcome to our guest Sam Williams from A Lench building contractors.

Read moreMeeting update 21st July 2018