"I joined a BNI chapter when I just started trading and I found being a member of a group invaluable in terms of advice from more experienced business people and assistance when I needed it. I was concerned initially where I would find work to refer to the members but I needn't have worried. I fast became the go to person for any service within my circle of friends, family and business associates. It is also true that givers do gain! Being a member for around 10 years, my business benefited with over £500,000 in new business over that time. For a modest investment of money and more importantly time, it is still the best decision I have made in my business!"
Peter Slegg - Be Smart Media Ltd - Websites / PPC / Online Marketing
"Having been a member for over 15 years, BNI has continually produced the results that we require. Not only that I have found a vast number of contacts that have helped my business in many other ways with many of the members becoming friends and people that I would not hesitate to recommend. I hope to be a member for many years to come."
Allistair Hunter - Direct Solutions - Print and Direct Mail
"Blowers and Mowers joined BNI as a brand new company around 18 months ago. We are a garden maintenance/landscaping company based in Colchester, also covering the surrounding areas. Throughout this time, I have learnt a massive amount about business and how having a wealth of knowledge around you from all different sectors can rapidly accelerate the growth of your business and it's future prospects. With regards to the work shared within the room, BNI has generated over £35,000 worth of work for my company. All this aside, I have made some great friends and my own personal development has improved greatly."
Alex Cox - Blowers and Mowers - Garden and Fencing Services
"BNI has helped me develop my business, but just as crucially it has helped me develop as a businessperson. Having joined just months after launching my commercial photography business, I immediately began to appreciate the added value of BNI networking: confidence presenting to a roomful of peers, sound business advice and support from experienced colleagues, new ideas from education slots and training sessions - these are just a few of the elements that ensure I keep my appointment with the BNI team every week."
Adrian Multon - Adrian Multon Photography - Commercial Photographer
"I've been a member of BNI for nearly six years. Members of my own BNI Chapter and other Chapters have built into a reliable source of fresh work for us, a return of many times the annual costs we spend as members. In addition, we get repeat business from a number of clients first introduced to us via BNI. A "Win-Win" choice for us."
Les Long - Eye Survey - Chartered Surveyors
"I have been a member of Colchester Castle BNI since 1999 and can honestly say my business would not be as great as it is today without BNI. Many of the clients I have been referred to since 1999 are still with me and they have also referred more business on to me. Being a very sad accountant I review the “cost benefit analysis” of my BNI subscription and each year I rejoin."
Peter Disney - Wood and Disney Accountants - Chartered Accountants
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