Every meeting our members benefit from a structured networking event, which includes education slots on general networking or business issues, as well as presentations from all of our members. So as well as some stellar networking, our members are always learning and developing their skills.
We’re all here because we want to do business, and that we definitely do! Our members share an average of £40k confirmed, invoiced business around the room every single week.
Our chapter members aren’t just business associates – we’re friends and colleagues. We hold regular social events as a chapter, get together outside of regular meetings and even fundraise as a group, all of which strengthens the bonds of trust and reliability within the room.
Through our Power Teams, our members work together to provide the best services for their clients. We work as a team to generate business for others in the room, and even help each other deliver services.
At BNI Reading Central, we’re more than just a networking group. Our dedicated leadership team run the chapter like a business, which means we are always setting ourselves goals and measuring how well we’re doing. As a flagship chapter we are the biggest, most successful chapter in Berkshire and Wiltshire, and that is in part thanks to the amazing efforts of all our members.
Each week referrals are shared using a referral slip, which helps us keep track of how many introductions and jobs are being given out, and by who. We also thank other members for any invoiced business as a result of those referrals, which we record on a humble ‘thank you for the business card’. These all get counted during the meeting, so our members can leave with the thrill of knowing just how much business BNI has generated that week.
Business passed in £
We also keep a running total of the amount of business shared by our members. At Reading Central we are always readjusting our targets, as we keep hitting them so quickly! We recently achieved our latest goal of passing over £2 million worth of business within 12 months, and we don’t plan to stop there!
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