A business referral organisation is encouraging Alnwick’s business community to work together by networking and keeping it local.
Members of the newly-formed Alnwick Chapter of BNI (Business Network International) meet over breakfast every Tuesday at The White Swan, in the town, to generate business for themselves and each other.
Already the network has grown and members are benefiting from meeting new people, finding out about each other’s business and passing on work from third-party contacts.
BNI was founded in the 1980s and the organisation has grown to more than 6,850 chapters with 139,971 members worldwide passing 6.9 million referrals worth 2.8 billion euros.
BNI Knight’s Chapter director, Susie McDonald from Eglingham, who runs her own business consultancy, Calibrate Business, said that BNI really does work.
The Knight’s Chapter is currently looking to expand its membership and has vacancies for a number of professions including a builder, web designer and a solicitor.
Members represent a diverse range of occupations including a graphic designer, an electrician and an accountant.
The Knight’s Chapter is holding a complimentary open networking evening on January 29 at the White Swan, from 5.30pm.
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