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

Educational Slot – Finding the Ideal Sub

Some chapters mistakenly believe that having a short list of willing members and ex-members from other chapters is a good way to solve the ‘Substitute Problem’ In reality, while it undoubtedly appears easier for members if they don’t have to ‘find’ a substitute for themselves, in the long run they, and everybody else in the chapter, gets less business.

The Ideal Sub

  • Someone who could join BNI – a person who could become a really good client for a number of your members and could benefit from BNI themselves.
  • Your best client – they could become a great customer for other members and give you a GREAT testimonial.
  • Your supplier/service providers – this gives the opportunity to see how the member can help them with their network.
  • Your business partner/member of staff – helps the group to know more about the members’ business and educates their staff members about how to help find referrals for the group.
  • A relative or a friend – as long as they are over 18, experiencing it first hand they will perhaps appreciate why you would want to get up so early in a morning!

So you see, finding the ideal sub is important.  In your absence…send a good substitute to give a good referral!


Wine Tasting Evening

Warrington Youth Club will be holding a Wine Tasting Evening on Wednesday, 22nd November at Corks Out in Chester.  The evening starts at 7.00 pm and finishes at 9.00 pm.

Ticket are £20 per person and includes :-

  • Entry to the event
  • Glass of Prosecco on arrival
  • A variety of nibbles
  • A £10 gift card for the wine sampling dispensers in the Corks Out shop.

Why not make an afternoon of it?  Have a mooch around the Christmas Markets in Chester before you come along and sample the wine.

For tickets, please contact Lyndsay Darlison by e-mailing or by mobile 07415 230600


Visiting a BNI Meeting for the First Time?

If you are visiting a BNI meeting for the first time, here are some simple tips to follow to make sure you make the most of attending the meeting.

  1. Make sure you bring lots of business cards!  BNI meetings can have up to 50 people and all they will want is your card!
  2. Once all of the members have given their 60 second presentations, it will be your chance to do one too on your own business.   Think about including your name and business name (sounds obvious but not everyone remembers)!  Tell them what you do, perhaps tell a story on how you recently helped a client rather than listing all your products/services.  Tell them who would be a great referral for you, who do you want to do more business with, who would help you move your business forwards?
  3. Finally, don’t be nervous about doing your 60 seconds, we have all been there!   Just give it a go, nobody in the room will know what your were intending to say.

Most importantly, relax and enjoy the meeting!



Gift Ideas at Lymm Osteopathic Practice

The festive season will soon be upon us and I am sure like us, many of you will already be looking for some inspiration when it comes to gift ideas for your nearest and dearest.

Lymm Osteopathic Practice have organised a small Christmas Fayre to be held at the surgery in Lymm on Saturday, 7th October.  Our doors will be open from 10 am until 4 pm.

We have a wide selection of stalls for you to see, possibly sample some of the goods or simple browse at your leisure.

  • Phoenix Charity Cards
  • Buddha Beauty Products & Soya Candles
  • Simply Cocoa Handmade Chocolates
  • Bethany’s Relishes and Jams
  • Dry Nose Dog T-Lights
  • Bridgette’s Brollies
  • Jute Fun Carrier Bags
  • All proceeds from the day will go to Christies ‘s Hospital

Enjoy a a lovely warm glass on Mulled Wine and some shortbread whilst you have a leisurely browse around.  We look forward to seeing you on the 7th.

Should you require further information, please call Lymm Osteopathic Practice on 01925 752264.

What Can You Say in 60 Seconds?

One of the most important parts of every BNI meeting is the “BNI 60 Second Slot”   Each member takes this opportunity to educate everyone in the room.   Who you are, what you do, why you are so good at it, who you are looking to be referred to and anything else that would help your fellow members get you them all important referrals.

We’ve all heard of the “Elevator Pitch” but few of us have never been trained on how to prepare one!  60 seconds is certainly not enough time to make a speech but it is often all you have to get your message across.

If you feel nervous about giving a 60 second presentation, don’t worry…you are not alone!   Everybody you meet at your meeting has been in your position and some are still just as nervous.

Here are a few tips that will help :-

  • Prepare your 60 seconds in advance
  • Sounds obvious, but make sure you include your name & business name, not everybody remembers when they first meet you.
  • What do you do?  A great way to tell the room what you do, perhaps how you have helped a client.  This is potentially a little more engaging than simply listing all your products/services.
  • Who would be a good referral for you?  Who do you want to do more business with?  Who can help you move your business forward? It’s OK to name them – you never know somebody in that room may know them or know somebody who knows them.    Remember the power of BNI isn’t in the people you meet at the meeting, it’s who they may know!

In a nutshell, you can say an awful lot in 60 seconds if you plan and be as specific as you possibly can.




Social Event – October’s Quiz Night

The ever popular Quiz Night is here again organised by The Warrington Youth Club.  This year’s event is being held on Friday, 6th October 2017 at The Lymm Golf Club in Lymm and starts at 7 pm.

Cost of a ticket is £5.00 per person which will book you a place in the quiz and includes a lovely hot chip barm!  You can enter as an individual or gather a team together (maximum number per team is 5 people).  This evening is always a lot of fun so come along and join in!

Please contact Lyndsay Darlison by e-mailing for more information and to book your tickets.


Business Networking – a valuable way to expand your knowledge…

Business Networking is a valuable way to expand your knowledge, learn from the success of others, attain new clients and tell others about your business.  It’s full of like-minded individuals that you can work with or learn from in some way.

You may feel you are too busy to attend these events but networking will generate referrals to increase your business.  The referrals you get through networking are normally of high quality and most of the time are pre-qualified for you and can be a much higher quality than from other forms of marketing.  Once you have followed up on one of these referrals/leads these could potentially turn into a new client.

Business networkers are a motivated group of business owners, lots of opportunities come from networking.  Opportunities like joint ventures, client leads, partnerships the list goes on.    The opportunities you get involved in should align with your business otherwise you may find that you are chasing opportunity after opportunity and getting nowhere.     If you want a successful business, then you need to have a great source of relevant connections in your network that you can call on when you need them – It’s not what you know, it’s who you know!   Networking provides you with a great source of connections and It’s not just about who you are networking with directly.  That person you are connecting with is already connected with other networkers, ask the right questions and let them know who you want to know.

Being visible and getting noticed is a big benefit of networking. Attending regular business and social events will help to get your face known. You are also more likely to get more leads and referrals as you will be the one that pops into their head when they need what you offer.  Surround yourself with like-minded people, positive and uplifting people that can help you grow and thrive as a business owner.  Pushing yourself to talk to people who you have only just met will also increase confidence. Networking is great for this, learn how to make conversations, and make lasting connections with people.

Many friendships form because of networking mostly because we are all like-minded business owners that want to grow your businesses, and enjoy meeting and helping each other regularly, so naturally strong friendships tend to form.

Remember that networking is not a one-off process – it involves building and maintaining contacts and relationships with other people.

Educational Slot – 10 years from now…

Where will you be ten years from now if you keep on going the way you are going?

Many people fail to realise that big success is the result of little successes achieved, often over a very long period of time. Truly successful people are long-term thinkers. They know that they must build upon each achievement and constantly learn new and better ways of doing things. A regular review of your progress is an essential part of goal-setting. A goal is little more than a wish unless it has a timetable for completion. Make sure your plan for your life includes short, medium and long-term goals. Revise your goals as circumstances dictate, check them off when they are completed, and set new and bigger goals for yourself as you grow. Take time to reflect often to make sure you are on the right course for you.

Social Events – Pre-Loved Event – 7th September

The Warrington Youth Club are holding the Pre-Loved Event at Doormouse Tea Rooms in Daresbury  on Thursday, 7th September from 7pm – 9pm.

Due to the popularity of this event, tickets will need to be pre-reserved as only 50 people can attend.  Cost per ticket is £5.00

Included in your ticket price, is a hot or cold drink, a yummy piece of cake and access to all the amazing ‘pre-loved’ clothes and accessories at amazing prices.

Please contact Lyndsay Darlison by e-mailing for more information and to reserve your ticket.

Education Slot: Sick of hearing the word NO?

How many times have you heard the word NO?  Have you been rejected or disappointed time and time again?   Well Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, did. But he took his failures and didn’t just make lemonade–he made the world a better place.  His recipe was rejected 1,009 times before anyone excepted it.  His “secret recipe” was coined “Kentucky Fried Chicken”, and quickly became a hit. Read his amazing story.  

If you find rejection demotivating or setbacks getting you down, keep the story of Colonel Sanders to mind.   Think of those NOs as a practice run, success is just around the corner!