By 2020 BNI Merseyside will represent almost 1000 local businesses and our aim is to help their groups generate over £1m of invoiced business from referrals.
We will be the number one region across Europe, with our primary focus targeted at helping members make more money from referrals. Our goal is to help members build a better business through the skills and support provided by BNI.
We will have the finest team of people who follow the ‘Givers Gain’ philosophy. It must be in their blood to work with us and understand that our members are paramount to this organisation.
We DO BNI because it allows us to provide visibility for our companies and in turn, visibility as business leaders in our field.
We DO BNI because of the satisfaction generated when our members win business, gain confidence and grow their organisation.
We DO BNI because it’s a perfect place to practice the art of helping others and in return, we win too.
How will we make this vision happen?
We are currently one of the top regions in the world, generating over £23m last year, as well as winning several best performance awards for our members.
We cannot achieve the 2020 Vision alone, we will have the right people with us along the way – creating a quality team to work with us.
The Referral Institute will be launched in the second quarter of 2015, providing the world’s finest referral marketing coaching and masterminding, which will give us the edge in true referral marketing.
Below you will see our team - we know that when you attract quality, you produce great results.
Do you feel you can contribute to the Vision? We are looking for more driven business people to join the team.
To become a BNI Member and join us in our Vision, please visit one of our groups.
Our team below are currently working with successful BNI Groups.
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Terry Hamill Executive Director & Founder of BNI Merseyside
John Porter - Managing Area Director
Kath Parkes - Managing Area Director
Geoff Jones - Area Director Consultant
Andy Davis - Director Consultant
John Byrne - Director Consultant
Joanne Finnerty - Launch Ambassador
Troy Midwood - Launch Ambassador
Diane Cannon - Launch Ambassador
Les Perry - Launch Ambassador
Paddy Mulligan - Launch Ambassador
Paul Furlong - Launch Ambassador
The philosophy of this organisation is built upon the idea of "Givers Gain®": By giving business to others, you will get business in return. This is predicated on the age-old idea of "What goes around, comes around."
The mission of BNI is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive, and professional "word-of-mouth" program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.
Belonging to BNI is like having dozens of sales people working for you...
...because all of them carry several copies of your business cards around with them. When they meet someone who could use your products or services, they take out your card and recommend you.* It's as simple as that! It's simple because it's based on a proven concept by BNI Founder, Dr. Ivan Misner, called "Givers Gain®." If I give you business you'll give me business and we'll both benefit as a result.
Last year alone, members of BNI passed 6.6 million referrals...
...which generated over $8.6 billion dollars' (U.S.) worth of business for its members! BNI is a business and professional networking organization that allows only one person per professional classification or specialty to join a chapter. £424m across the UK & Ireland in 2014.
Would you like to increase your business by 20%, 30%, 50% or as much as 100%?
You can see results like this! Many have. Some participants have added as many as 50 new clients in the first 2 years!!! Successful businesses depend on word-of-mouth. Word-of-mouth advertising is the best advertising there is.
BNI provides a structured and supportive system of giving and receiving business.
It does so by providing an environment in which you develop personal relationships with dozens of other qualified business professionals. By establishing this "formal" relationship with other people, you will have the opportunity to substantially increase your business.
(*) Note, some professions, specifically lawyers and certain health care professionals, may not be permitted to seek direct referrals through in-person solicitation through the use of business cards pursuant to their ethical code. Members of BNI that belong to these professions are directed to follow their profession's own ethical guidelines.