Vice President: Carl Firmstone Tel: 01773 549233 Send Message
Secretary / Treasurer: Sean Kinsella Tel: 01159 737600 Send Message
Chapter Director Consultant: Jason Smith Tel: 01158752701 Send Message
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About our BNI Chapter
Friday Morning Networking in Derby and Nottingham
Who we are
BNI Parkside are a dynamic, committed group of business people based in the Nottingham and Derby area who know how to refer business to each other. We walk on 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
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, then feel free to come along.
Where we meet
BNI Parkside meet on Friday lunchtime from 10:00 until noon at the Novotel Hotel, next to Junction 25 of the M1 between Nottingham and Derby so we're easy to find! You can contact Karen Sheldon, 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 biggest referral organisation in the world but what is a referral?
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. We don't deal in "leads" and we certainly don't pass "cold calls", someone has a need for your service and would like to find out more.
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 and 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 Carl Firmstone, our chapter's vice-president, who will be able to help.
In particular, we are looking for a commercial or domestic cleaner, a PR company, a photographer 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.
Are you an office supplies company?
Every week, members of the group are looking to pass referrals to office supplies companies for stationery, printer ink and other items we all need as businesses on a regular basis - we just have nobody to pass these referrals too. If you are an office supplies company, please don't miss out on a real chance for more business