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FAQsWhat is BNI?
BNI is a group of business people that meet up and network every week. The main objective is to help each other in their businesses by looking out for opportunities for fellow members.

How is BNI different to other networking groups?
BNI is based on an ethos of givers gain. The commitment of contribution from each of it’s members to the group is the very thing that ensures that BNI is successful for each of it’s members businesses.

How can I find out more information about BNI?
Read around this website, most of the information you require is here. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing.The best way to find out more information is to come along to a meeting so why not request an invite. You can give our Chapter Director a call if you would like to learn more.  You can reach John Halliwell on 020 8399 0408.

How can I join BNI?
It’s quite simple to join BNI, the first step is to request an invite and come along to see if it’s right for you. Non members are allowed to attend two meetings. After which the process is simple as long as there is no competitor for your industry and you and BNI both agree that it is a good relationship, simply complete the forms to join.

I’m thinking about joining, do I have to have a referral every week?
This is a common question from people thinking about joining as it’s pressure to contribute to the group every week. However there is no need to feel over pressured as everyone was once a new member and everyone has to learn how to contribute. There is training available to help people get the most out of  BNI and if you come along why not chat to the existing members and you will be surprised how easy it can become to make BNI work for you.

Do I have to attend BNI every week?
BNI is based around each members commitment to each other and regular attending makes BNI a success. If a member cannot attend then you can arrange a substitute to cover, this way the continuity of the business is continued. If you have any questions about this then request an invite and come along to find out more.

Can my competitors join BNI?
No, only one business per category is allowed in BNI to ensure maximum benefit for it’s members. If you are considering in joining have a look at the members page to see if there is a business within your category or request an invite and come along to the meeting to discuss this further.