About BNI

What is BNI?

BNI is the most successful business networking referral organisation in the world. We have over 13,000 members in the UK and Ireland alone, passing nearly 680,000 referrals worth over £409 million every year! It is quite literally the best way to build a better business.

BNI allows only one representative from each trade or profession to join any BNI group. This means you can lock out your competition, ensuring you receive 100% of all new business. Working together, BNI members achieve incredible results, growing their business in ways they could never accomplish alone.

How BNI Works

BNI’s philosophy is Givers Gain®, which is simply this:

“If I give you business, you’ll want to give me business”.

We teach our members how to attract and win more new business through word of mouth using our unique Referral Marketing System – a proven method for generating a continuous flow of reliable, quality new business just for you. It sounds complicated but it isn’t and more importantly it works like a dream.

BNI is like having your own unpaid marketing team working for you, because your fellow members give out your cards and refer your business to people they meet. Why do they do this? Because they know you are doing exactly the same for them. Even in this digital age, we all know that “People buy People”, which is why BNI’s Word-of-Mouth Marketing is so successful for many different trades and professions.

“Today 91% of our clients come through BNI” Steve Feeney, Essential Marketeer, Birmingham, England

BNI provides a structured, supportive, business environment for local business people to network, learn valuable new skills and develop strong personal relationships. The resulting trust is the key that unlocks the door to a wealth of new business because once you have established that trust, your fellow BNI members will have the confidence to give you referrals.