Visitor Mornings

We welcome visitors every Thursday morning, currently we are holding our meetings online using Zoom.  When Covid-19 distancing restrictions are lifted we will return to the Warrington Golf Club. The start time for our meetings is 6:45 am and will finish at 8.15am.

You are welcome to attend, meet many like minded business colleagues and find out how BNI can help grow your business!


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Testimonial for Sam Bridger

“After just one session with Sam I noticed an immediate change in my business and a reduction in my stress levels. As a business owner and an accountant, my time is split between client work and running the company. By implementing a few simple measures, Sam has helped me to take a step back from the day to day detail and look at the business from an outsider’s perspective. This has given me more scope to do some planning and move the business forward.

Everything Sam does is bespoke. There is no forcing you along a path that isn’t appropriate to you or your business. She doesn’t tell you how to run your company, she listens and she guides, allowing you to come to your own conclusions. Above all she doesn’t judge, just gives honest opinions and sound advice.

I’m genuinely looking forward to our next session, and I would not hesitate to recommend Sam and Bridger Consultancy

Mathew Forshaw, Finton Doyle Chartered Accountants (May 2020)

Testimonial for Neil Cummins

I have known Neil for seven years now, and watched how many of my colleagues and friends have been so delighted with his work.

Neil is excellent at listening to your brief and coming up with an idea that is so much better than what you envisaged.

I have now an excellently designed professional suit of stationary, which I’m so pleased with. Also Neil has designed eye-catching posters for my charity events and super personal invitations. All my power point presentations are put together by Neil, which helps to give me extra confidence as a professional.

Thank you so much Neil and I will always highly recommend you.

Suzette Pulman Lymm Osteopathic Practice (April 2020)

Testimonial for Helen Stott, Marketing Doris

All I can say is a very big Thank You to Helen Stott at Marketing Doris.

Helen has looked after my Lymm Osteopathic Practice for Five years.

Which has raised my profile in visibility and marketed such fabulously clean and so effective massages on social media platforms.

The marketing has definitely increased the practice business.

I also value the wonderful marketing ideas Helen comes up with and how valuable her help and support is in guiding all the therapists in my practice.

Everyone should have a Helen Stott and Marketing Doris in their business.

So thank you Helen from the bottom of my heart and I will always highly recommend you.

Suzette Pulman, Lymm Osteopathic Practice (April 2020)

County Insurance – Covid-19 Business Essentials Insurance

The County Group have developed a significantly discounted insurance proposition for Leisure and Retail businesses. They recognise that as Leisure and Retail businesses enter “survival mode” their insurance cover requirements and budget have been radically changed.

The County Group cover provides the basic minimum cover required to enable you to meet your legal insurance requirements and protect your assets against catastrophic loss.

So if you’re looking for insurance, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team who will be happy to discuss your requirements.

Call 01948 665464 or email ryanm@countyins.com

Testimonial for Heather Higgins

“I wanted to say a personal thank you for doing my POA and those of my family.  In your 60 seconds, you always combine humour with knowledge and advice, so I was aware of the need of POAs. With what has happened subsequently, I am so glad we did them when we did.  Coming to our house took all the hassle away. You were caring and considerate at all times and made a tough subject easier to deal with. You put my family at ease with her lovely manner and they are a tough audience. My mum gave you the highest accolade of “Isn’t she a lovely woman!”.  You explained everything carefully and you took the time to ensure we fully understood everything that we had to do and sign.  If anything should happen, life would be awful enough but at least now there will be one less thing to worry about. Thanks Heather Regards Sam Bridger

Valli Opticians – providing telephone consultation

During the Coronavirus Covid-19 lockdown, Valli Opticians are offering a telephone consultation service for anybody who has an urgent eye problem. This could be related to a sudden eye health issue such as loss of vision, sudden change in eye health or loss of glasses or contact lenses required to fulfil every day tasks. For anything of this nature call James on 01925 810884 and he will arrange for an optometrist to speak to you

BNI Focus embracing life online

During the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic and following the UK Government guidelines, the weekly BNI meetings where we meet face to face have had to be suspended. However, BNI were quick to jump into action and they launched BNI Online. On Thursday 26th March, BNI Focus had their first online meeting. Starting and finishing at the usual time and incorporating all the elements of a usual BNI meeting including the Education Slot, 10 minute speaker presentation, 60 seconds from each member and the important contribution section. We are welcoming businesses to visit, contact us to arrange.

No Meeting this week

In line with official advice relating to the Coronovirus Covid-19 and guidance from BNI, our meeting will not take place this week.  However an alternative will be available for next week onwards – information will be provided ASAP.

Why would you want to be a great networker?

17 habits of great Networkers

A good networker builds you a great reputation and that leads to lots of business.
The ethos of BNI is Givers Gain, or in other words ‘what goes around, comes around’.

What do great networkers do?

  1. They prepare for meetings – by thinking about who will be there, and what they can do to help them.
  2. They usually arrive earlier and usually leave later than others, to maximise their networking time.
  3. They don’t spend all their time with just one person; they mingle, and network openly.
  4. They are more concerned with learning about other people than giving out their business cards.
  5. They actively listen out for opportunities to help other people and make a point of introducing people who might have shared interests.
  6.  They prepare by being specific about
    – who they want to be introduced to, or what to listen out for
    – what you should say to those people.
  7. They show respect for their fellow networkers by focusing on what they have to say,
    and not being distracted by their phones.
  8. They give up their time to help without asking anything in return.
  9. They put aside time during the week to follow up meetings and other peoples’ requests and turn leads into qualified referrals. And they seize the moment by doing it sooner, Rather than later.
  10.  They share those requests with their spouse, work colleagues, friends and associates.
  11. They have 1-2-1s, and structure them towards understanding how they can help.
  12. They identify super-contacts (‘power contacts’) and share value with them regularly.
  13. They show a genuine interest in other people, as people
  14. They recognise that they never stop learning.
  15. They regularly make time to develop themselves through reading and training.
  16. They are positive, enthusiastic and fun.
  17. They are authentic, they are consistent, and they listen more than they talk.