Professional business networking is essential to growing your business. At BNI we provide welcoming, supportive networking in Wallington that will bring real benefits to your business. Our chapters meet weekly and give everyone a chance to present their services to the rest of the group. This means you can get your name out there and your fellow members can get to know you better. From here, members refer each other’s services to others in their personal and professional lives. As you get to know other members, you’ll start to receive referrals from likeminded business owners for customers who are already interested in your business and want to hear from you. We cannot understate the importance of referrals, 98% of businesses say they’re essential for their cashflow but only 3% have a strategy to generate them. Your BNI chapter will make sure you have a steady influx of referrals to grow your business at a manageable rate. We’re always on the lookout for new members and your local chapter would love to have you. All businesses in Wallington, from Woodcote Road to Beddington Park, are welcome. Wherever you’re based and whatever industry you’re in, you can start your BNI journey today.
BNI is the world’s largest international networking group. Founded in 1984 on the principle of ‘giver’s gain’, BNI groups likeminded local business owners to facilitate networking that benefits everyone. Giver’s gain simply means that the more you put into your chapter, the more you’ll get out. Members pass referrals to one another to ensure that everyone benefits, and revenue stays circulating between deserving Wallington businesses. We only allow one business to represent any given service in each of our chapters. When you join your local chapter, you’ll never have to worry about competing for referrals or any other benefit BNI provides. We believe that instead of inciting competition, fostering collaboration is the better way of doing business.
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From initial contact to a final agreement, it can take up to 8 hours to gain a new client. That’s an entire working day just to gain one new customer. Networking with BNI gives you a reliable stream of referrals to connect you with clients who already want your services. That way you can spend your time more productively doing what you do best.
BNI meetings are the perfect place to connect with fellow local business owners who also have experience working in Wallington. You can learn what customers need and how you can reach them from people who are going through the same thing. This insight is invaluable to giving your business the edge it needs to grow and thrive.
Our chapters are adjusted to the needs of our members. To accommodate those with different schedules, we’ve opened chapters with later meeting times. For those who are unable to meet face to face, we have online chapters. This is all part of our commitment to our members to make sure they get the most out of their time with us.
Our process has proven enormously successful in Wallington and all over the world. BNI members generated £15 billion in revenue all thanks to referrals made at meetings. In addition to new business at BNI you’ll build a lifelong network of partners, collaborators, and friends.
BNI Sutton is your closest chapter in Wallington. They are an enthusiastic chapter of highly motivated business owners from Wallington and the surrounding areas. Dynamic and driven, they’ve achieved fantastic results following the ‘giver’s gain’ principle having passed over £1,053,561 in business over the last 12 months. These amazing results are all thanks to the dedication of BNI Sutton’s fantastic members. They operate a huge range of businesses all over the storied suburb of Sutton, spread across industries like, retail, finance, trades, and more. They are a broad network of talented individuals, the perfect group to join if you’re looking to grow your business. Find out more about BNI Sutton and get in touch. They are always keen to have new faces at their meetings and would love to get to know you and your services. BNI Sutton is the network you need to take your business to the next level.on, just to see if you like it. Our chapters are always happy to invite likeminded and enthusiastic business owners to join them.
We have chapters meeting on different days of the week, at different times, and even online. We’re sure we can find you a chapter that’ll suit your needs perfectly.
Meeting fellow business owners from Wallington is an amazing way to grow your business. They will provide a valuable insight into running your own enterprise and can offer all sorts of wisdom. The range of fields represented in your chapter will also mean that you’ll have access to their services which can be invaluable for your own business. Many of our members have found sub-contractors, specialist tradesmen, marketers, and distributors just by putting their hand up at a meeting. Recommendations to your business will be coming from reputable individuals well-known in the Wallington community. There are non-pecuniary benefits as well. Many members are delighted to have a regular group of likeminded people who understand the unique drives, passion, and challenges of running your own business. Having a group to share these experiences with is extremely worthwhile.
BNI members in the UK see fantastic results from their membership. In the first year with us they experience a growth in business of 20% on average. This is all thanks to the environment of mutual benefit built in our chapter meetings. Our members take great care to ensure that everyone has a chance to promote their services and get their name out there. From there, you’ll start receiving referrals for real customers already interested in your business. This means you not only get an influx of enquiries so you can generate revenue, but you won’t have to waste time on other marketing endeavours. This maximises your time spent focusing on your business and delivering amazing services for your customers.
Our core values outline BNI’s approach and clearly display what contributes to our way of doing business. They are a guideline for our members to follow to be successful during their time with BNI. We emphasise collaboration and support to create a mutually beneficial environment in which all members can grow and thrive.
Last year, BNI members in the UK passed £482 million in new business to one another. If you’d like to share that success, all you have to do it sign up. It’s that easy. All that we ask is for potential members to simply attend a meeting nearby and see if it’s a good fit. Many of our members say that was all the encouragement they needed to get them fully invested. Our chapters near Wallington are always open to dynamic local business owners looking to grow with better business networking. You can get in touch with us today and start your BNI journey.
Our members have enjoyed incredible success thanks to our process here at BNI. They’ve been kind enough to share their stories about how BNI has helped their business prosper.
“I started my company having come from a corporate sales background. On day 1, I set up in my dining room and started to dial out to the data that I had acquired. I spent an entire week cold calling but to no avail, I was making between 100 and 150 dials a day and was getting rejection after rejection in return.
To say that I was downbeat and frustrated (and worried) is an understatement. I had left a well-paid job and a successful career and now no-one would talk to me!
I went to my parents’ house on the Saturday and within 1 hour my sister and my parents’ neighbour had recommended BNI to me (I had never heard of business networking before, I didn’t even realise it was a ‘thing’). I went home and searched for my nearest BNI networking group and invited myself to the meeting on the Thursday morning. It was a ‘visitors day’ so the room was packed with 80 other local businesses and it blew me away. People were genuinely interested in my business and after I had stood up and done my 60 seconds presentation (which I was so nervous about) the builder sat next to me passed me his card and said that he would like me to build him a website!
I couldn’t believe it, I’d spent an entire week cold calling with not one person happy to talk to me and I went to this networking meeting with other likeminded local businesses and within 2 hours I had made my first ever sale. That was nearly 10 years ago now and I have not picked up a phone to do a cold call since. Now more than 70% of our revenue comes from BNI, which is a wonderful return for the annual cost. We have grown from just me in the business to 37 of us now, plus I have a wonderful group of BNI friends, amazing suppliers, a great support network, and experts in just about every subject you could wish for.
My friends now come to me asking ‘do you know someone...’ And, do you know what, I always do!
If you’re serious about growing your business, then look at networking – and especially BNI – I cannot think of a better way to do business.”
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Join BNI today and take your business to the next level. Contact [email protected] to learn more about networking in Wallington.