Why we meet

Last year we passed over £1.2million pounds worth of business between our members.

Where we meet

The Park Hotel,
Kilmarnock,
East Ayrshire.

When we meet

Every Friday morning from 7am until 8.30am.

Benefits of the BNI

We’re looking out for new visitors to give business to

Being a part of the BNI Kappa chapter is like having your own team of sales people working for you. Members will be carrying your cards and referring your business to people they meet. Successful businesses depend on ‘word-of-mouth’ marketing as the best form of promotion there is.

BNI provides a structured, supportive, business environment in which local business people get together to network, learn new marketing skills and develop strong personal relationships that lead to trust and the consequent generation of business for each other.

‘Its not net-sit or net-eat its net-work’ – Ivan Misner PhD Founder and CEO of BNI

Compare the value – word of mouth marketing really works!

Most businesses advertise. We would never suggest that you stop your advertising. What we ask is that you “Compare the Value”. The cost of a single insertion of a small display advertisement in a newspaper today can run between £200 and £2,000. Sending out flyers by mail can be equally expensive. The small investment to get into BNI is the most efficient and cost effective way there is to get new business, and is tremendous value!

Business through referrals

As you probably know, it is much better to do business with people who trust you. The referred lead is normally a much better prospect than someone you’ve never met or spoken with before. In general referrals:

  • are easier to close
  • have far fewer complaints
  • bring more loyal customer
  • remain clients longer
  • are more trusting

We also tend to prefer referrals because they bring in customers at little or no cost. Cold calling can waste an enormous amount of time for the few sales it may generates. Advertising, even when targeted to specific markets, can still be relatively inefficient. But a single referral can start a chain reaction of business, as one customer recommends you to others, who then, in turn, tell people they know who could use your products or services.

If you would like to find out more about how you can generate a steady flow of referral business for yourself in our BNI Chapter, come and visit us and judge for yourself!

What our members say

BNI is the most successful business networking referral organisation in the world. What could BNI do for you and your business?

Business networking that really works!
We all know that word of mouth referrals are the best referrals by far and BNI gives me access to a group of local business owners all working together to help each other.

Kevin HandKA Homesales

Joining BNI in 2006 was the single best business decision that I have made since starting out in business in 2002. Currently approximately 40% of our workflow is generated from BNI referrals. In addition having the support of the other members of the group is a great help for any business and the ability to form long term, sustainable relationships with complementary businesses is helping to ensure ASM is a stable business.

Alex MeldrumASM Development

CURRENT BUSINESS VACANCIES

Are you a local Ayrshire business that could handle more customers? Please contact us for more information.
Below are just a few of the categories currently available – if your business type isn’t listed contact us to find out if you could join.

ARCHITECT
LOCKSMITH
BATHROOM SUPPLIER
CHIROPRACTOR
Banker
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