BNI Cheshire East. Referral marketing that works for your business.

In our region alone members have invoiced over £67,000,000 since January 2019, thanks to business opportunities they created for each other.

Our members are business professionals who help each other grow their businesses through their commitment to our principal core value, Givers Gain®.

Each week, in thousands of communities across the globe, members meet with other trusted business leaders to build and nurture lasting relationships and pass qualified business referrals. Membership in BNI® offers access to business training, peer learning and opportunities to network and do business with hundreds of thousands of BNI® members around the world.

If you’d like to find out how referral marketing can benefit your business, then visit a local chapter meeting and see for yourself what it’s like.

Each chapter has a personality of its own, and finding where you fit best will help you to get connected to the right people.

The lifetime value of a referred customer is 25% higher than that of other customers

Why Join BNI?

Our members enjoy unparalleled business growth.

BNI provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment for the development and exchange of quality business referrals.

Benefits of BNI

There are countless benefits to joining BNI.

  • Increase Business Prospects: You’ll substantially increase your business through referrals.
  • Professional Development: You’ll have access to our exclusive training programs and opportunities to sharpen your presentation and business skills.
  • Great Networking Opportunities: Your participation in up to 52 networking meetings per year will increase your exposure to many other business professionals in your community.
  • Exclusive Member Resources: You’ll have access to a range of tools and educational materials on networking, public speaking and business best-practices.

What To Expect

To help you get the most out of your first BNI meeting, here are some things to know before you go:

  • Be Prepared: Visit a chapter prepared to talk about your business. Members are interested in getting to know how connections with visitors can be mutually beneficial. Also, don’t forget to bring your business cards.
  • Meetings: As a visitor, you can attend a chapter meeting twice. Remember to use this time to get know the chapter personality, and its members, not to promote your business. Meetings are high energy and run according to a structured agenda. They last around 90 minutes with time for additional networking before and after each meeting. Arrive around 15 minutes early so you don’t miss out on any opportunities for networking, and be sure to sign in as a visitor.
  • You’re the Expert: Only one person from each professional speciality is allowed to join a chapter of BNI, eliminating the possibility of competition among our members. When you join a chapter, you are the sole representative of your field and can develop relationships with others in the chapter as their go-to person for your services.
  • Respect Your Craft: The businesses our members represent are their full-time occupations, ensuring they are able to position themselves as resources and experts in their field.

What our members say

BNI Cheshire East are very proud of the impact made to our members businesses. Below are just a few of our success stories.

Since December 2022 we have received a steady increase in referrals and paid our membership and two-year renewal in just the first 6 months.

As a new member I also benefitted from the mentoring programme

Why BNI? BNI Cheshire East | Business Networking

Mark Stanton

Business Consultant
I received a golden goose referral – “here is a company I think you could both mutually benefit from an introduction”. This ended up being the financial saviour of our business.

From that one introduction we have completed over £100k of work.

Why BNI? BNI Cheshire East | Business Networking

Richard Shepherd

Utility & Transmission Survey Solutions Ltd
The charity joined BNI Warrington over five years ago now which in itself speaks volume, my expectations were high and the chapter did not disappoint.

BNI certainly helps the charity to grow locally in both awareness and support.

Why BNI? BNI Cheshire East | Business Networking

Helen Higginson

Warrington and Halton Teaching NHS Hospitals Charity