Visitors · You are Welcome

Visitors are always welcome and are actively encouraged. All we ask is a nominal £12 fee towards the meeting room hire and your breakfast and that you bring plenty of business cards to hand out.

We do ask that you get in touch with us to let us know that you'd like to pay us a visit.

That way we all know to expect you and can also let the kitchen staff know for catering purposes

The Meeting Agenda

We tend not to be too formal but with that many people in a room together, we find it's best to have a structured agenda to keep us on track!

This agenda has been developed by BNI and its members and is proven to maximise business passed around the room if we stick to it.

If you are planning to visit us, you may want to know in advance what to expect and, more importantly, what opportunities you will have to promote your business.

Download a PDF of our agenda

What to Expect and What to Bring

We meet every Friday morning at The Hunters Lodge Hotel in Crewe.

Meetings start at 7:00am and finish at 08:30am so that they don't cut into regular business hours.

Make sure that you bring the following with you to get the most out of the meeting:

  • £12 for the meeting fee (covers the room hire and breakfast)
  • At least 50 business cards as you'll be asked to pass them around to all of the attendees
  • A 60 second precis of who you are, what you do, what you are looking for and how we can help
  • Yourself

Find out more about the 90-minute meeting.


Why do we do it?

The main question our members get asked is why they do it? The truth is there are any number of good reasons to come to the BNI. These are just a few:

  • It's a great way to launch a business - If you are just starting up or are new to the area it's the ideal way to generate an instant network of great business contacts and they are all ready to help you get off the ground.
  • It can help to sustain and grow existing businesses - let's face it, who amongst us wouldn't rather have more business and more money, or even just a better quality of business? The contacts you make at the South Cheshire BNI can help you do just that
  • You can learn new skills - many members find that the training and experience that comes with membership is just as useful outside the meetings. BNI can help to to craft a better sales presentation, cope with public speaking, learn how to make the most of contacts and gain more confidence generally.
  • You could make new friends - we're a friendly bunch and we always welcome new faces. There's no hard sell, we let the meetings speak for themselves. Of course you won't know unless you come and meet us ...
  • And, of course, there's always the breakfast!

Recent Visitor Statistics

  • We had 88 visitors in 2015 and they picked up 44 business referrals
    (50% of 2015 visitors got business)
  • We had 116 visitors in 2014 and they picked up 95 business referrals
    (81% of 2014 visitors got business)
  • We had 149 visitors in 2013 and they picked up 65 business referrals
    (45% of 2013 visitors got business)
  • We had 179 visitors in 2012 and they picked up 148 business referrals
    (82% of 2012 visitors got business)

Would you like a piece of this? - just get in touch to find out how.

A few testimonials to BNI

“When I started my business I was new to the area. BNI gave me all the contacts I needed as well as friendly support. I owe my current success to the BNI”
“I work from home, which can make it harder to network. BNI helps with business and it's nice to get out and make some friends in similar situations”

Read more individual testimonials on our members pages

What's the difference between a networking group and a referral network?

Simple... One usually involves lots of coffee and chatting, the other helps grow your business with genuine business introductions


Contact Information

Our Next Meetings

  • Friday, 21 May 2021
  • Friday, 28 May 2021
  • Friday, 4 June 2021
  • Friday, 11 June 2021
  • Friday, 18 June 2021
  • Friday, 25 June 2021
  • Friday, 2 July 2021

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