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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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      BNI Notable Networker badge awarded to Clair Day of Seven Creative web design

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        Our very own Clair Day of Seven Creative web design Sheffield has been awarded the Notable Networker blue badge in recognition of her achievements in the BNI group ‘Flyers’.

        Clair was awarded the badge by BNI Director Consultant Nick Sievewright for her contribution to the Sheffield based BNI group. She is the Chapter Director of Sheffield ‘Flyers’ and joint 5th in the traffic light league table for the whole of the Yorkshire region. This position in the league table is an achievement in itself as it reflects Clair’s attendance, punctuality, visitors brought, and amount of testimonials and referrals given.

        The Notable Networker blue badge is a great achievement for Clair and the ‘Flyers’ group. Understandably Clair is over the moon. “I’m very proud of my blue badge” says Clair.

        “I don’t like doing things by halves,” she continues. “Getting referrals, bringing visitors; I put everything into it because that’s the best way to get the most out of BNI.”

        BNI Director Consultant Nick Sievewright says, “I presented Clair Day of Seven Creative with a Blue BNI Badge in recognition of her outstanding contribution to her group BNI Flyers. The success of Sheffield ‘Flyers’ is a testament to Clair’s commitment and hard work. She lives up to every expectation that BNI has of its members.”

        BNI groups comprise local business people with only one representative from each trade or profession in a group. These groups meet on a regular basis and the members pass business to each other.

        Networking requires commitment and the most successful BNI groups are made up of people who are committed to helping one another through networking. And Clair’s blue badge recognises just that; her commitment to her group.

        Sheffield ‘Flyers’ meetings are held at Beauchief Golf Course on Abbey Lane, Sheffield at 7am on a Tuesday morning.  If you are a small business and can handle more work, get in touch with Clair, and she’ll happily invite you as a visitor. To add your name to the guest list, please call Seven Creative on 0114 383 0711.

        Picture courtesy of Rachel Sinclair Photography.

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          Written by Chris

          June 20th, 2012 at 1:08 pm