Established back in 1998 and still boasting some of the original founding members, BNI Holborn is a group of businesses based in and around the Midtown area of London who meet every Tuesday at 6:45am.
The BNI philosophy is “Givers Gain” … If I give you business, you’ll want to give me business.
As a BNI Holborn member, you learn to effectively present your business. Your fellow members get to know your business and you get to know theirs intimately too.
“It’s like having a sales team working for you every day”
The best way to find out how BNI Holborn works and what it has to offer you and your business, is to come along as a visitor to one of our weekly groups of business people. People just like you.
Only one person from each profession is permitted to join a chapter of BNI.
All participants should represent their primary occupation, not a part-time business. Attendance is critical. However, if you cannot attend a meeting, you may send a substitute.
Should none of the categories apply to your business/profession, and you can’t see a current member filling the seat of your profession, please contact us, we would love for you to come along and visit!
BNI Holborn are currently actively looking for the following businesses to join the group to grow and improve our business referral system.
- Quantity Surveyor
- Building Surveyor
- Business Bank Manager
- Relocation Professional
- Wine Expert
- Wedding Planner
- Yoga Instructor
- Domestic Cleaner
- Commercial Property Finder
- Estate Agent
- Beauty Therapist
- Personal Stylist
- Recruitment Consultant
- Structural Engineer
- Hotel or Venue
- Marketing Consultant
- Branding Agency
- Private Dentist
- Make Up Consultants
We meet at:
Sway Kitchen & Bar
61-65 Great Queen Street
CHAPTER SUPPORT TEAM
My role as the president of BNI Holborn is to run an inspiring meeting and ensuring it keeps to time. We need to inspire people at our 90 minute meeting to go forth and find people business. It is an upbeat meeting which members and visitors enjoy. I also liaise with the Membership Committee to ensure that we are addressing.
I like to personally welcome each visitor to make sure they feel welcome before, during and after the meeting. Once visitors have made the decision to join, I hold inductions to ensure that they understand how BNI works and how it can add value to their business and personal development.
I also liaise with the BNI directors and meet with the leadership team once a month to look at ways to support, nurture and grow the group
My role as VP of BNI Holborn is to track the performance of the chapter and give feedback on the chapter’s performance. I want to see improvements across all areas of the business because I then know that people will be making money.
I look out for any conflicts within the group and ensure people are following the guidelines created by BNI that are proven to maximize the amount of business being done between members. I log absences and also follow up any visitors and lead them through the process of joining.
I also chair the monthly membership committee meetings.
My role as the secretary treasurer is to process the paper work for membership payments and standing orders for the lovely breakfast you have each week. I advise the chapter on outstanding fees and help with the process for renewing members.
I also manage the Feature Presentation – an 8 minute speaker slot via allocating dates to my fellow members and introducing the speaker each week.
Ian G., Lee, Mia, Sally
One of the most important duties is screening applications to make sure prospective members will be a good fit for the chapter. It’s the membership committee that helps maintain the classifications to prevent someone who tries to take more than one profession within a chapter. Another duty of the membership committee is evaluating the contributions of members to the chapter. A third is evaluating complaints about members and adjudicates conflicts between members.
VISITOR HOST COORDINATOR
Ian V., Jonathan, Oliver, Sebastiano
The roles of the visitor hosts are to be at the venue for 6:30 am to set up the welcome desk. Once ready, they then welcome all visitors as they arrive followed by introducing them to the president and also helpful contacts within the group.
As the education coordinator, I arrange speakers from the chapter to talk about relevant topics to help enhance the networking skills of the fellow members.
BNI Mentors don’t just strengthen their knowledge of BNI systems and processes by being a BNI Mentor. BNI Mentors have a chance to take a leadership role in their BNI Chapter to also create trust within your group–the key to bigger, better referrals. My job is to coordinate them.
As your “Power Team Co-Ordinator”, it’s my job to help form and run the Power Teams and then co-ordinate the work they do.
As the events coordinator of the group, it is my responsibility to let the group know of any upcoming BNI training events and any BNI Holborn social events. Check out our upcoming events here.