BNI Spirit of Business BNI

Visitors Information

What to expect as a Visitor to a BNI Spirit of Business Meeting

Our sole purpose is to generate more business for our members. If you want more business, come and meet our lively, energized, highly motivated and very professional group at BNI Spirit of Business.

We meet at 7 o’clock every Thursday morning at the Woolston Manor Golf & Country Club. You’ll be greeted by one of the Visitor Host team who will make sure you get the best out of your visit and provide you with a strong cup of coffee (or fresh orange juice) to help clear the cobwebs.

BNI provides a structured, supportive, business environment in which local business people can get together to network and learn valuable new marketing skills. This helps to develop strong personal relationships that lead to trust and the consequent generation of good business for each other.

We regularly pass thousands of pounds worth of business within the group. Our philosophy at BNI is based on: “givers gain”    –    If I give you business, then you’ll want to give me business.

There is a nominal £10 meeting fee which includes a full sit down breakfast.

Our typical meeting agenda is as follows:

1.   6.45 – 7.15am Open Networking
2.   Welcome Visitors and Members and introduce the Leadership Team 
3.   Purpose and Overview of BNI
4.   Networking Education
5.   Announce Network Leaders
6.   Pass Business Cards
7.   Welcome New and Renewing Members to the Organisation
8.   Members introduce themselves and give a 60 second presentation
9.   Welcome Visitors to BNI and provide opportunity for 60 second presentation
10.   Membership Co-ordinators report
11.   Membership Committee Report (monthly)
12.   Secretary/Treasurer introduces 10 minute speaker
13.   Speaker to give 10 minute presentation on their business
14.   Referrals – the opportunity to give business to our colleagues
15.   Secretary/Treasurer’s Report
16.   Announcements and Reminders
17.   Door Prize
18.   8.30 am close meeting