The Gravesend chapter of Business Network International (BNI) is a well established business referral group meeting each Thursday for a 7am working breakfast at the Gravesend Masonic Hall at 25 Wrotham Road, Kent.
36 proactive business owners meet here weekly to network, known to be a powerful method of making new business contacts and meeting trusted suppliers.
Within the last six months, £617k worth of business has been passed between these members – a record breaking amount for the chapter. Gravesend BNI is also the number one-performing chapter in Kent, meaning a high level of quality business leads is regularly passed.
Business networking in Kent is helping many companies beat the credit crunch; but don’t confuse it with network marketing models. In his blog, Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder and Chairman of BNI, says, “Don’t confuse direct selling with networking. Effective networking is about developing relationships.” BNI is simply like-minded people regularly meeting over breakfast, to do business.
Visit the BNI website at http://www.bnigravesend.co.uk and ask a member for an invitation to visit or join the chapter, or call PJ on 07860 830686.
If you are a Kent-based business owner, why not visit the free Kent Networking Forum on LinkedIn: http://tinyurl.com/kentLinkedIn