Regional networking group wins award

A local networking group, BNI Mere, was awarded the ‘Chapter of the Year’ and ‘Largest Net Growth’, award, fighting off fierce competition from twenty other regional BNI groups.

BNI Mere Awards (002)

The group meets every Thursday at High Legh Park Golf Club. Meetings start at 10:30am and finish at midday.

It costs £15 to attend a meeting and this covers refreshments, room hire and a light lunch.

Currently, BNI Mere comprises twenty-seven members who have passed over £530,000 of new business over the last year.

Its growth plans include reaching 30 members and passing £750,000 by April 2019.

Sharon Charteress, a long-standing member of BNI Mere said, “We are delighted that our hard work has been recognised. We actively look for new members who will benefit from joining our group. The whole group works as a fantastic support network and this assists members in growing their own businesses in an effective and efficient way.”

David Williams, co-executive director for BNI in Cheshire and North Wales said: “The chapter has enjoyed continued and sustained growth over the last twelve months by delivering both a great visitor and member experience.

This award recognises an outstanding chapter, whose members work together and take responsibility for the success of their chapter. The chapter embraces the seven core values of BNI which are; Givers Gain, Building Relationships, Lifelong Learning, Traditions + Innovation, Positive Attitude, Accountability and Recognition.”

Dave Skeels, BNI area director, who supports BNI Mere, said: “The team at BNI Mere are a tight knit, integrated group. They take ‘Know, Like and Trust’ to the next level.

A fantastic mix of professionals from across the business community that concentrate on supporting each other, be that through new business, moral support or technical service. All this happens every week without fail, at the same time as having a light-hearted approach and a lot of fun. I am proud to be associated with BNI Mere, a dynamic business group comprising of genuine individuals whom any business owner should seek out and meet.”

BNI Mere is looking for new members. Visitors are always welcome to attend the meetings. Go to or call Sharon on 07980 497026.

Photograph: Courtesy of Simon Raeburn Photography

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