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.

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Meeting Update: 17 January 2019


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


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

And the winner is… BNI Mere!!!

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.

Read moreAnd the winner is… BNI Mere!!!

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