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Success for Sheffield networking group

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    Members of a Sheffield based networking group have passed over a quarter of a million pounds worth of business between them in the last 6 months.

    BNI-Fusion-networking-group-sheffieldThe Fusion group of BNI currently has 24 members, and the growth and success of their group has even prompted them to move to a new venue. The group now meet on Wednesday mornings at the Kenwood Hall, a Victorian style Sheffield hotel, for a weekly breakfast meeting of networking and referral passing.

    John Parkin of Equate Mortgages, the group’s mortgage advisor, is taking over the position of Chapter Director from April.  John says, “I’m really pleased to have the privilege of running the group. Our group is effectively a business itself where every member or shareholder is looking for business for each other. You can see from the figures that it really works!”

    BNI is the most successful business referral organisation in the world and as an organisation they pass £304 million worth of business per year in the UK and Ireland alone. The Fusion group of BNI are topping the charts in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire as the most successful group in the region.

    BNI meetings provide a structured business environment for local business owners to network, learn new marketing skills and develop relationships. “Word of mouth is the most cost effective way to get new business,” says John. “We’ve passed almost £300,000 of business between us in the last few months, and we’re looking to increase that.”

    BNI member and director of Seven Creative web agency Clair Day said, “We’re incredibly proud of the amount of business we’ve passed between our members. And as our group continues to grow, the figures are set to rise. The success of my business is a testament to the power of word of mouth marketing and the commitment of the members.”

    As the flagship group for South Yorkshire, John is confident about the future growth and success of Fusion.  “If you would like more business, come down and meet us and see what we do” says John. “We’re always looking for quality businesses to pass work to!”

    The Fusion Group of BNI meet at The Kenwood Hall Hotel at 7am every Wednesday morning. The Kenwood Hall Hotel is located on Kenwood Road, Sheffield, NS7 1NQ.






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      Festive networking event at 3SL Dental

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        Networking event at 3SL Dental Sheffield

        Networking event at 3SL Dental Sheffield

        Put this date in your diary now!

        3SL Dental in Sheffield is hosting a festive evening of informal networking with free mince pies and mulled wine.

        The evening takes place on Wednesday 12th December from 5.30pm and is free to attend. If you leave your car at Q-Park you’ll receive 2 hours of free parking courtesy of 3SL.

        3SL Dental is located on Norfolk Row between the top of Fargate and Norfolk Street (the Crucible).

        The evening will be a great opportunity to network and socialise. And as it is late night shopping, you could even finish your Christmas shopping on your way home!

        Get in touch for more information or visit the 3SL Dental website

        Directions to 3SL Dental

        Q-Park to 3SL Dental - either through the Winter Gardens or past the Town hall

        Q-Park to 3SL Dental – either through the Winter Gardens or past the Town hall

        3SL Dental is halfway along Norfolk Row which is the pedestrian path running parallel to Surrey Street that joins the top of Fargate with Norfolk Street and the Crucible. The address is:

        3SL Dental,
        18 Norfolk Row,
        S1 2PA

        Q-Park is the multi-storey car park on Arundel gate that some people have remarked looks similar to a ‘cheese grater’. Pick up your voucher on the evening to receive your free 2 hour parking voucher which can be used in the automatic payment machines. The address is:

        Q Park,
        Turner Street,
        S2 4AA,

        To get to 3SL from Q-Park, simply head either towards the Town Hall or through the Winter Gardens.

        3SL Dental, Norfolk Row, Sheffield

        3SL Dental, Norfolk Row, Sheffield

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          next Network Hub networking event date announced

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            The Network hub is my favourite of the regular networking events around Sheffield and the date and venue for the forthcoming eighth outing has just been announced.

            Here’s what Rich Smith has to say:

            The Network Hub is back for its eighth outing! And this time we’re returning to one of our most popular venues…

            La Foret Wine Bar, Leopold Square, Sheffield S1 2JG on Thursday 6th September 2012 from 6pm till close.

            This is your invitation to come and meet your next customer at the most relaxed business social in the region.

            It’s still free and our regular attendance has been from 60 guests upwards!

            Bring your business cards, flyers, colleagues and enthusiasm – no pressure, just a desire to socialise with the added bonus of making good, solid business contacts.

            Never mind the recession – this one just keeps growing.

            Simply turn up! Take a look at our discussion group on LinkedIn and find out what everyone’s been talking about!

            For more information, contact Rich Smith or Mark Wagstaffe

            If you’re not familiar with Leopold Square, it’s not from from Barker’s Pool and the City Hall in Sheffield (map below)

            Network Hub 8 - 6th September, Leopold Square, Sheffield

            Network Hub 8 – 6th September, Leopold Square, Sheffield

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              Written by Chris

              August 17th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

              Posted in Networking