Business support group celebrates a £700k year

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A group of Lancaster and Morecambe businesses is celebrating after generating more than £700,000 for one another in the last year.

BNI Morecambe is part of the world’s biggest referral organisation, Business Network International, and meets for breakfast every week at Lancaster & Morecambe College.

Established more than 30 years ago, BNI now has more than 185,000 members in more than 70 countries worldwide.

It works by organising weekly networking meetings for groups of businesses who work to find business opportunities for one another. Each group, or chapter, follows proven networking processes to ensure the maximum amount of business is generated for members.

Each group, or chapter, follows proven networking processes to ensure the maximum amount of business is generated for members.

Chapter president Victoria Green, of Lancaster-based V Move Estate Agents, said: “BNI Morecambe is one of three groups currently operating in the Lancaster and Morecambe area.

“Each one is at different stages of growth, but we’re aiming for them all to become two million pound chapters, which is quite common for a group with 40 members or more. We’re really proud to have achieved £700,000 in referrals in the last year.

“I think the secret to success with BNI is getting the right people in the group. We’re very lucky to have a fantastic set of people already, and we always welcome visitors to come along to see if it’s something that could work for them too.

“The more good people there are in a group, the better it works for everyone, so our doors are always open.”