Visitor Mornings

Our next Guest day is Thursday 28th January 2016, but if you can’t wait that long contact us to arrange a visit

The start time for all dates 6:45 am at the Lymm Hotel and a full breakfast is provided. A wide range of visitors are expected and YOU are welcome to attend to meet many like minded business colleagues and to find out how BNI can help grow your business. Providing your business / profession is not in competition with any of the existing members you will be given the opportunity to speak for 60 seconds about your own business.

Contact us to confirm your place.


Be Part of the Crowd

Author:Helen

Testimonial for Will Howell

Will has been a member of our networking group for some time now but fairly recently changed his category to all things IT (apart from printers!).

In this capacity I recently asked him to see if he could recover some data from a disc that appeared to have been wiped clean in error.

Although this was a very minor job, will made exhaustive efforts to recover the data, and ultimately come up with a solution. Nothing was too much trouble for him.

I am also personally aware of Will helping other people on the same basis, as well as looking after his long term clients diligently, professionally and at extremely professional rates.

I would not hesitate in recommending Will to an individual or small business who wants all their IT needs looking after without having to worry about technicalities or cost.”

Tim Jordan, FDR Law
September 2019

Testimonial for Sam Bridger of Bridger Consultancy

“I was originally introduced to Sam Bridger at my first meeting at BNI Focus. We hit it off immediately as we each talked about our businesses and I confided in Sam that I had been struggling to grow my business in a way that felt right with me and it was evident that Sam actually listened to my challenges as she made a few suggestions that were specific to my needs, not some off-the-shelf advice that I had been privy to previously.

I knew that joining Sam’s Business Mastermind group was a great step to explore my own issues with her genuine coaching nature but in reality, this group has given me so much more. From that very first session online 3 months ago, we were all welcomed in a safe, non-judgemental environment and Sam showed us that although our businesses differed on the outside, there were a great deal of similarities in the challenges that we were each facing. This meant we all learnt something each session and each had ideas to take away and work on; whether we were starting out, looking to change direction or just looking at new ways of exponential growth.

Sam guided us expertly to find our own solutions to whatever was holding us back and prompted us to think of the issues in a different way, often by bringing insights in from each other too as an open, collaborative process. For myself specifically, Sam helped me get some clarity on specific admin issues and self-limiting beliefs, proving that I was more than capable when I attacked them in a different way after seeing it through fresh eyes and I have grown tremendously in these areas.

It has been a true pleasure to work with Sam in her Mastermind group and occasional 121 sessions and I highly recommend business owners of all sizes to working with Sam, as she has a way of bringing out the best in you and your business in ways you never thought possible.

Thank you again Sam x”

Hayley Hilton, Hands on Heart Canine Massage 

Highlights of our meeting – 23rd August 2019

This week we swapped our usual meeting day from Thursday to Friday. Occasionally this does happen when the Hallmark Hotel has large conferences booked – we do (usually) know in advance so that members can plan their week.

With 15 visitors joining us today (many for the first time) it was extra vibrant!! In other highlights:

  • Neil Cummins delivered the 10-minute special presentation – next week Hayley Hilton will be our presenter
  • Keith Hadaway (BNI divisional manager) showed us how to find referrals for members based on their 60 second presentations in this week’s education slot – it pays to be specific!
  • James Brooksbank – Constructys was celebrated for a fourth week for being our Networker of the Month of August.
  • Our reigning 60 second winner was Rob Higgins, he invited members to deliver their 60 seconds presentation and made the judgement of the ‘best’ one this week which he deemed to be Alex Dale.

If you would like to attend our meeting as a visitor or if you are a member of another BNI chapter and would like to come along to meet our members then please do get in touch to arrange a visit to our chapter – contact@bni-focus.co.uk

Testimonial for Helena Raleigh – Travel Counsellor

“A very big thank you to Helena for arranging my two city centre holiday in Portugal.  It’s so fabulous to be looked after and all the stress and finding the right location being sorted out to your personal needs.  Fast tracking at Manchester Airport was amazing so no standing in a queue for an hour.  The hotels were spot on too.  They were right in the centre of Porto and Lisbon so everywhere was so easy to find and and walk to.  So a very big thank you from the bottom of my heart in creating a fantastic relaxing holiday!  I will always recommend you” Suzette Pulman, Lymm Osteopathic Practice.

Highlights of our meeting – 26th July 2019

This week we swapped our usual meeting day from Thursday to Friday.

Sometimes that happens when the Hallmark Hotel has large conferences booked – we do (usually) know in advance so that members can plan their week.

Our BNI Director Dave Skeels joined us in the meeting today and as usual provided us with news from the region and helpful hints on how we can individually and collectively grow. In other highlights:

  1. Alex Dale returned to his post as Chapter President, and announced he had won an award with Vitality (more news to follow on this)
  2. Sam Bridger gave us some tips on how to improve the Visitors Experience in this week’s education slot
  3. Sam Bridger – Bridger Consultancy was celebrated for a fourth week for being our Networker of the Month of July.
  4. Our reigning 60 second winner was Hayley Hilton, she invited members to deliver their 60 seconds presentation and made the judgement of the ‘best’ one this week – Helen Stott.
  5. We congratulated Daniel Dunn on his recent business merger, and sadly said our goodbyes to our longest serving member as the changes mean he will be out of area and unable to attend.

If you would like to attend our meeting as a visitor or if you are a member of another BNI chapter and would like to come along to meet our members then please do get in touch to arrange a visit to our chapter – contact@bni-focus.co.uk

Highlights of a meeting – 17th July 2019

On World Emoji Day we can sum up our meeting at the Hallmark Hotel with a ? a ? and a ?

Thank you to our many visitors today and in other highlights:

  1. Helen Stott of Marketing Doris steering the BNI Focus ship once again whilst President Alex Dale was away
  2. Helena Raleigh provided us with tips on how to deliver an effective 10-minute presentation in this week’s education slot
  3. Sam Bridger – Bridger Consultancy was celebrated for a third week for being our Networker of the Month of July.
  4. Our reigning 60 second winner was Daniel Dunn but he passed the mantel to Cainan Cornelius in his absence, he also took the extra 30 seconds and elected Hayley Hilton as the new winner.
  5. Will Howell was our 10-minute speaker today and he told us about CTA Systems and the level of IT support they can offer clients. This week’s door prize was won by Cainan Cornelius.


One of our visitors described the meeting in three words Banter, Business & Breakfast. If you’d like to experience this for yourself, then get in touch to arrange a visit to our chapter – contact@bni-focus.co.uk

Alex Dale and Sam Bridger BNI Focus Grappenhall Warrington Cheshire

Highlights of a meeting – 4th July

Happy Fourth of July from BNI Focus Grappenhall Warrington!

This morning’s meeting brought many highlights including:

  1. Our President Alex Dale was back at the helm
  2. Cainan Cornelius told of us of the Importance of a 1-2-1 in the education slot
  3. Sam Bridger Bridger – Consultancy was crowned the Networker of the Month of July for being consistency a great networker and top of the chapter leader board!
  4. Last week’s 60 second winner was Tim Jordan’s sub Michelle, but as Tim was back with us this week he had the honour of using the extra 30 seconds and for asking the members to take their turn to deliver their weekly infomercial. He also chose this week’s winner – Daniel Dunn of St James Place Wealth Management.
  5. Mathew Forshaw was our 10-minute speaker today and he told us about Finton Doyle and how they were able to provide practical support to a client. This week’s door prize was won by Tim Jordan of FDR LawIf all this sounds like your kind of thing and you would like to be part of a vibrant, hardworking, profitable and quite frankly a fun networking team – then get in touch to arrange a visit to our chapter – contact@bni-focus.co.uk

Testimonial for Sam Bridger

“So, before starting the gushing about the level of professionalism and quality Samantha brings to the table, firstly I just want you to know how this testimonial came about and how key Samantha was to it.

I had an idea for running a small training course for people similar to me who have some severe social anxiety about carrying out things in the name of BNI.  A lot of training provided by BNI, though fantastic, does seem to miss out on these kinds of individuals and I felt they would benefit from a smaller group.

I mentioned this within the chapter, with a knowing wink to wanting to get Samantha’s input and guidance in coming up with something truly dynamic. Samantha came up to me and so we began the process of identifying a course.

Part of the job was to rein me in. I get carried away with ideas and lose priorities when thinking of other ideas. Samantha over the last few weeks has managed to work with me to come up with a framework to the, for lack of a better word, syllabus.

The next part of the job was making sure that I felt that this was something I wanted to take part in and help organise. I tend to take on a lot of things which sometimes I don’t feel quite up for doing. This is where Samantha helped me again in making sure I understand the reasons for proceeding with the course.

This is only a small part of what Samantha does and I feel lucky that she has been able to provide me with time to finesse and refine the course and I look forward to running it with her and hopefully helping other people out in BNI.

Samantha is intelligent, knowledgeable and keen to know more about you and how she can help you with your business and also your personal life. Above all this, she is an Evertonian and therefore supporting the correct team in Merseyside.

If you are at a crucial part of your business, or you need a guiding hand in reaching new markets and solving new challenges, you would be hard pressed to find someone more knowledgeable and able to help you keep moving forward.

Thank you Sam”

James Brooksbank