Insight Hub

BNI UK & Ireland Insight Hub

On this page you will find a variety of articles, short films and other pieces of content to help you get the most from your BNI membership. We want to bring you useful information that will help you grow your business, develop your skill-set and build stronger relationships with your BNI colleagues.

  BNI Exhibits at the Business Show 2023
We're delighted to exhibit at the event on 22nd & 23rd November 2023Find out more here.
  BNI Boosts Business Networking Opportunities with Record Number of Visitors
BNI has announced that it has broken a new record for the number of unique visitors attending its networking meetingsFind out more here
Register for Global Convention 2023!
We are excited to present the final agenda for BNI® Global Convention 2023! Download the complete four-day event schedule. Act fast! Registration closes on November 3rd. Don't miss out.  

We Will Be At The International Franchise Show 2023

We're thrilled to be exhibiting at the International Franchise Show on 14th & 15th April. Find out more here


Celebrating 25 Years With BNI Ireland

We're delighted to celebrate BNI being in Ireland for 25 years! Find out more here

  Lifelong Learning with Jonathan Hamilton   Feedback  

Maximise Your Networking Efforts

To help you make the most of your networking efforts, we've compiled a list of expert tips to help you build meaningful connections and achieve your career goals.


BNI Shares Why Referrals Are The Most Powerful Way To Grow A Successful Business

BNI Members have generated over $20.6 billion in revenue alone over the last 12 months. Read the press release here.


38 Years With BNI

For 38 years, BNI has been helping Members create a better future for themselves and their communities and has provided a proven system to help its Members grow their businesses even through some difficult economic times.

  Lifelong Learning with Jonathan Hamilton   Feedback    

A Journey of Lifelong Learning - Part 1

Jonathan Hamilton, Executive Director, BNI Surrey, discusses his journey of lifelong learning, and shares his learning highlights. 


Feedback is a Gift

Feedback is vital to developing our businesses and ourselves, but how often do we seek it out or offer it up? Feedback is a gift - time to treat it as such


A Journey of Lifelong Learning Part 2 

Part 2 of Jonathan Hamilton's journey of lifelong learning. Read here. 

  Niri Patel - ED BNI Yorkshire   Present to Make a Difference   Living Proof of Givers Gain  

A Life Long Journey of Learning

This short interview with Niri Patel looks at his journey of lifelong learning. Key to his success and growth. Also, re-watch his Facebook Live session from September 2020


Present to Make a Difference

Your time is valuable, so is your reputation. Don't waste either by delivering dull presentations with no purpose. Here are a few ideas to consider.


Becoming the Top Referrer

As someone who has given over £2m of referrals as a BNI member, we wanted to pick Richard Bould's brain to see what the secret is. He is living proof of Givers Gain!

  Productive Learning   Working From Home   Make Cold Calling Warm  

Making Downtime Work for You

Many professionals are finding themselves with extra downtime - a golden opportunity to develop yourself. Here we share a few ideas to help you make the most of it.


Working from Home

Distractions abound, it's easy for homeworking to descend into a den of poor productivity. Founder of BNI, Dr Ivan Misner, shares his top tips!


Make Cold Calling Warm

No-one likes cold calling and noone likes receiving cold calls. This short film shares a technique that makes cold calling effective. Enjoy!

  Training   SME Support Team Pic   BNI Online  

Training is There to Help You!

When times are tough, developing your skillset is more important than ever before. Here we share some of the ways in which you can access BNI training.


SME Support Resources

It can be hard to track down the various initiatives in place to support small businesses at this time. We have listed some of the main tools and resources here.


Become a BNI Online Pro

Here we share 7 top tips from members and Directors to presenting the best you each week, helping you become a BNI Online Pro!

  Referral Picture     Visitor Experience  

5 Steps to Converting Referrals

Referrals are the lifeblood of many organisations. In this article we look at 5 simple steps to increase the chances of converting referrals.


Get Involved in Friends and Family Week

We are very excited to run Friends and Family Week which will take place across the country. Find out more about what it is and why you should get involved.


Listen to the President

JFK challenged citizens to look at the role they can play. Here we translate this to the visitor experience and what each member can do to make a difference.

  BNI Foundation     Tanni Grey Thompson  

BNI In The Community - £54,000 So Far!

169 chapters across the UK & Ireland have qualified for donations to local charities of their choice via the BNI Foundation. Find out who and how here.


International Networking Week 2021

BNI UK & Ireland is proud to celebrate International Networking Week, 1-6th February 2021. Find out more here


A Critical Friend

Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson discusses the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people and having critical friends who have your best interests at heart. 


Givers Gain Membership Grant 2020

Have you set up your business in 2020 or know someone that has? Find out how you can benefit from BNI and potentially receive a membership grant. Find out more here


Kickstart Scheme

Did you know that there is a cost-effective way to build your team and help the next generation get started in their career? Find out more here.


How To Pitch a Salary

Are you thinking of appointing a new member of staff and are unsure of how to disclose the salary information on your job advert? Find out more here.

  People make a difference        

People Make The Difference

BNI Member Peter Lawrence from Human Capital Department gives some top tips on recruitment. Read the article here.


BNI Meeting Types

BNI UK & Ireland are delighted to offer a range of meeting options to suit your lifestyle. Whether it's online, in person, breakfast time, mid-morning or a lunchtime meet, we have something for everyone! Click here.


25 Years of BNI UK

BNI celebrates 25 years of supporting UK businesses. Read the press release here.


38 Years of Consecutive Growth

For 38 years, BNI has been helping Members create a better future for themselves and their communities and has provided a proven system to help its Members grow their businesses even through some difficult economic time . Read the article here.


People Make The Difference

Ian Walker, a Director of IT and telecoms company, Fifteen Group, is the first Staffordshire BNI member to pass over £2 million in business referrals . Read the article here.


BNI Morecambe Helps to Save Lives

The members of BNI Morecambe wanted to show their appreciation to their local RNLI station and its volunteers. Read the article here.



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