Meeting update: 15 August

A warm welcome to our visitors, guest and subs including Steve Evans from Genesis Advisory, Derrick Brown from Mercury Protection Services, Janet Raeburn, Louise Bennett from TB Electrics, Terry Bennett from TB Electrics and Angela Highton from Home Cooked Dining.

Education slot

The Education slot was delivered by Ross Jones of Home Financial. Ross talked about maximising your membership. He used BNI U to get the information for this ed slot but he also talked about what a great resource it is for members. Ross distributed a sheet containing 18 ways in which you can evaluate the value of your membership. If anyone wants another copy of the information sheet, please speak to Ross.

Notable Networker

The Notable Networker award for August goes to James Wilkinson due to his contribution, visitors, TYFTB and referrals generated.

New member

This week we welcomed a new member, Stacey Whitney from MosaIc Digital Media. Stacey was invited to attend the group by Sharon Charteress who can be seen welcoming Stacey to the chapter alongside our President Russ Brown.

The Carl Telfer Cup

The winner of the Carl Telfer Cup this week was Russ Brown from X-press Legal Services.

10 minutes: Mike Snape from Bennett Brooks

The 10 minutes this week was delivered by Mike Snape of Bennett Brooks Accountants, Mike heads up the small business team. Mike has been practicing for 29 years, starting his training in 1990.

Bennett Brooks are a general practice accountants but they specialise in the charity and voluntary sector, solicitors, contractors, start-up businesses, locum practitioners and dentists.

They work to build long-term relationships with their clients and fully understand their requirements.

Small business team services include:

  • Annual accounts preparation for sole traders, partnerships, limited companies and charities
  • Preparation of personal tax returns, partnership tax returns and corporation tax computations
  • VAT returns
  • Making Tax Digital advice, cloud accounting implementation and bookkeeping
  • Company secretarial
  • Mortgage certificates and other references
  • Business planning
  • General advice

Figures

Invoiced business in the last 7 days: £5833
Referrals given to members: 16
1-2-1 business meetings: 2
Visitors to meeting: 3
Testimonials to members: 2

Meeting update: 18 July 2019

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.

Read moreMeeting update: 18 July 2019

Meeting update: 11 July

A warm welcome to our subs, guests and visitors including Joyce Pemberton from Tender Writing Services, 

Rachel Lamb from Suddenstrike Pest Control, Jon Waldron from WFH Design Partnership Interior Design, Joyce Pemberton from Tender Writing Services, Paul Williams from Acorn Electrical and Lauren Gratton from Bennett Brooks.

Read moreMeeting update: 11 July

Meeting update: 4 July

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.

Read moreMeeting update: 4 July

Meeting update: 27 June

A warm welcome to our visitors, subs and guests this week: Jill Shields from Blain Boland, karen Roberts from KR Administrative Support, Ash Noor from Firstpage, Joyce Pemberton from Tender Writing Services, Jo Hawkins from Telecom Solu7ions, Sam McWilliams from Genesis Advisory Services and Paul Williams from Acorn Electrical Supplies.

Read moreMeeting update: 27 June

Meeting update: 13 June 2019

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.

Read moreMeeting update: 13 June 2019

Meeting Update: 25 April

A warm welcome to Shak Anwar from E-comm Garage who subbed for one of our members this week.

The education slot

The education slot this week is by Julie Antonelli from Travel Counsellors who talked about maximising your BNI membership.

  • Arrive early and do some extra networking
  • Turn up every week
  • Invite your own guests, especially when you are speaking
  • Pay attention to other members 60 seconds
  • Sell to your member sphere
  • Always follow up on referrals
  • Use 1-2-1 with maximum effect, prepare for the meeting
  • Make the most of your 10 minutes, prepare and educate
  • Be positive

Notable Networker

Notable networker award for April 2019 goes to Steve Butler from Telecom Solutions. 

10 minute speaker: Pete Bruder

10 minute speaker this week was Pete Bruder from Energy Jungle. They focus on energy broking and monitoring service.

  • Commercial energy procurement
  • Domestic energy
  • Energy monitoring

They have a domestic platform where you can input your data and it will tell you how much you can save etc. Similar to the large comparison sites.

All bills should tell you when your contract ends, out of contract rates are approx 30% higher than regular rates.

Pete is looking for introductions to shops, offices, multi-site businesses, farms, schools, warehouses and industrial premises.

Simon Raeburn from Simon Raeburn Photography won the door prize from Pete Bruder.

Figures for the last 7 days

Our members help 18 1-2-1 meetings.

They passed 18 referrals to each other.

A total of £3671 was invoiced in the last 7 days.

Meeting Update: 7 March 2019

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.

Read moreMeeting Update: 7 March 2019

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: 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: 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: 6 September 2018

A big thank you to our sub this week:

Thank you to Angela Highton from Home cooked dining for subbing this week.

A warm welcome to our guests this week Joanne Johnson from Travel Counsellors and Su Turner from Insight to Impact Consulting. Paul Williams from Acorn electrical supplies.

 

Congratulations to Peter Bruder from Energy Jungle for becoming our latest member.

 

The education slot

Ed Slot was delivered by Ellen O’Donnell and was all about Hot or Not.

How hot is your referral?

1 – gave someone your name

2 – gave someone your business card

3 – Gave someone your card and a recommendation

4 – You have arranged a meeting with the contact and your member

5 – You have arranged a meeting for the contact, the member and yourself

10 minute speaker: Steve Butler from Telecom Solu7ions

Steve talked about Horizon, a complete hosted communication system which allows you to manage your calls effectively.  It allows to you keep your old numbers, but also add new ones. Call forwarding feature enabled. Administrator interface can be managed internally or externally.

Can be used for conference calls, hold and pick up by another phones, group calls, etc. Enhances flexible working for the modern company that may not always be office based with the ability to manage mobile and landlines.

www.7ts.co.uk for more info.

Our figures for this week:

TYFTB: £5720
1-2-1: 23
Referrals: 20
Visitors: 2

 

Notable networker for September is Liam White from Capstone Financial Management, external referrals and the quality of 1-2-1s

60 second cup was won this week by Dale Sherlock from Fleetprices.

 

Read moreMeeting update: 6 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