Parkside BNI
We are especially looking to interview the following market sectors to refer work to: Travel Consultant, Marketing Consultant, Copywriter, Skincare and Make Up, Recruitment & Bookkeeper to our meeting
Meeting Day: Friday, 10:00 AM
Meeting Location:
Cleve Lodge
23 Elm Avenue
Long Eaton
NG10 4LR
Member Count: 49
President: Carl Firmstone
Tel: 01773 549233
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Vice President: Lee Tabreham
Tel: 07508410746
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Secretary / Treasurer: Karey Roberts
Tel: 01283 704104
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Chapter Director Consultant: Jason Smith
Tel: 01158752701
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Chapter Area Director Consultant: Kate Smith
Tel: 0115 8752701
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10 Years, £5,000,000 worth of business
Welcome to BNI Parkside!

Friday Morning Networking in Long Eaton

BNI Parkside are a dynamic, committed group of business people based in the local area who know how to refer business to each other. We work to a philosophy of "Givers Gain®”, by giving business to other's in the group, we will get business in return and it's a philosophy that works

Over the lifetime of the chapter, members have passed referrals worth more than

£ 5,000,000

Would you like a share of the business we are going to continue to generate in the months and years to come?

We welcome visitors to come and meet us, make new contacts and see how it all works. If you're looking to grow your business or just want to make more contacts in the local area, then feel free to come along.

Where we meet

BNI Parkside meet on Friday mornings from 10:00 until noon at Cleve Lodge, around a mile from Junction 25 of the M1 between Nottingham and Derby so we're easy to find! You can contact Carl Firmstone, our chapter's president, for an invite or click here and invite yourself!

What are Referrals?

BNI Parkside is part of Business Networking International, the largest referral organisation in the world so what is a referral and what sets us apart from purely "networking" groups?

​A referral is a genuine opportunity to do business with somebody. Within our group, if you are passed the details of someone who would like to speak to you, it's because they have expressed an interest in talking to you and are expecting your call.

"Permission is the privilege of talking to people who want to hear from you as opposed to yelling at strangers"

Seth Godin

We don't deal in "leads" and we certainly don't pass "cold calls". We know someone who has a need for your service and would like to find out more. Sometimes it's through listening to others about what they are looking for or we listen to each other to find out our business targets and, if we know them, start the conversation.

That is the difference between BNI and other networking organisations, we're looking to pass potential business to each other, not just pass business cards or try and sell to each other.

Who we are looking for

We are looking to meet with individuals who will bring enthusiasm and integrity to our meeting. As we allow just one person per profession to join the group you should take a look at our list of current members, to see if your seat is available. If in doubt, please call Lee Tabreham, our chapter's vice-president, who will be able to help.

In particular, we are looking for a cleaner, a PR company, a copywriter, a personal trainer and an architect to come and meet the group but if you are in any profession not currently represented then you are more than welcome to come and visit.

Come for the meeting -- stay for the referrals!!!