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New Balbriggan Business Group set to generate €1.4 Million Euro worth of Business for local economy.

Local professionals from the business community have banded together to launch their own chapter of BNI, the world’s largest referral marketing network. With a single objective, to actively refer business to each other and boost the local economy.

BNI Ireland welcomes this expansion to their referral marketing network and the upcoming launch of the new North County-based Chapter – Bracken. With over 50 chapters across the country, this latest addition brings its current membership base in Ireland up to over 1000 local business representatives, with the new chapter aiming to generate annually over €1.5 million Euro worth of business within the local economy. Last year the members of BNI Ireland reported income in excess of €45 million in new business! Globally, the 260,000 members of BNI passed over 9.8 million referrals which resulted in more than $13.6 billion in business.

Attracting Businesspeople from North County Dublin and North Leinster. Their regular meetings have seen visitors from Cavan, Monahan and Drogheda. The group was established when several businesspeople from Balbriggan & Skerries sought to join existing chapters in Swords & Drumcondra only to discover their seats were already “locked out”. One of the driving principles of BNI is only one representative per profession is permitted.

A spokesperson for the Balbriggan group told Balbriggan News “As a start-up group, we have a whole load of popular slots open which is an exciting opportunity for anyone seeking to grow their business. We would welcome anyone who is either just interested in BNI or because their slot is filled in other groups, to get in touch and come along as a visitor. Places fill up fast, however, some of the most popular seats are still currently available, we are currently seeking: Builder, IT expert, Office Supplies, Business Coach, Office Furniture, Small format Printer, Travel Agent, Cleaning company, Interior Designer, Massage Therapist, Caterer, Photographer. These are the most popular seats and fill up fast, though we welcome all business people, trades and companies. We also have a position for a Charitable Organisation.” If you are looking to grow your business contact any one of our members today, see current member details below.

BNI, Changing the way the World does Business.

The Balbriggan Chapter of BNI – Bracken is holding a series of information meetings throughout November and would be delighted to welcome guests from all over North County Dublin & North Leinster. You can reach out to any of the listed founder members listed below for an invitation to one of their information meetings during the month of November held in the Bracken Court Hotel Balbriggan.

Thursday, November 7th Thursday, November 14th

Thursday, November 21st Thursday, November 28th

Established over 30 years, BNI® is the world’s leading referral organisation with over 260,000 members in over 72 countries worldwide. It works by organising weekly referral meetings for groups of businesses. Groups, known as chapters, use their combined network of contacts to find business opportunities and referrals for one another, to a specific brief that members outline at every meeting.

This what some of the Founder Members of BNI Balbriggan Chapter have to say about why they got involved.

Donogh McGowan is the Managing Partner with McGowans

Solicitors. He joined BNI to help seek out new business and is already achieving that goal. He would like to see a Printer and more tradespeople join.

Paddy Malone is Print Production Manager with

A wide format printer specialising in exhibition modular display. He joined BNI as the majority of his business comes directly from referral-based networking. Would like to see

a graphic designer, marketing consultant, interior designer,

Printer or app developer join the group.

Niall Keady runs a Digital Marketing and Website Agency Digital Pitch. He joined BNI to network and reach a broader market. Has won Several new projects from being with BNI. Would like to see A Graphic Designer and Business Mentor join.

Shane Mc Guinness is a SafeCheck Business Development Manager at Peninsula Business Services Ireland. He joined BNI To gain new and better business. He would like to see a Cleaning company, Builders and hotelier join the Balbriggan Chapter.

Nick Buckley is a Mortgage broker and financial advisor with

Citywide Financial. He joined BNI To network and grow my business. His goal with BNI is to extend my business network and expand my contacts. He would Like to see a Loss Assessor to join.

Valerie Deasy is Managing Director with Alliance Insurance Brokers She Joined BNI to work on the business instead of in it. She has already developed new business relationships had plenty of qualified referrals which has resulted in sales. Would like To see tradesmen, caterers, cleaning company join.

Declan Whelan is a QFA and Principle with ADW Accountants & Business Advisers. He joined for increased exposure and increased commute understanding of other businesses. He would like to see a Recruitment Agency join.

Siobhan Tuckey is a Partner with DNG Wall Tuckey experts in property valuations, sales, management and lettings.

She joined BNI To develop an intimate group of tight relationships with industry experts in the local area. She would like to see Builders, Property developers, professional landlords and tradesmen join.

Sean Mooney is a registered Building Surveyor with SM Building Consultancy, a multi disciplinary practice dealing with residential and commercial property owners and renters nationwide. He joined this BNI group to engage with local businesses to build relationships and grow his network. He would like to see a Property Manager and Commercial Estate Agent join the group. 

Helen Dunne Health & Beauty Coach / Trainer with doTERRA. Business based In Fingal for 36 years. I joined BNI to grow my Business Nationwide & Worldwide. The support from other entrepreneurs is what I call added value.

Sylvia Abraham owner of Bella Botanica a wedding and event floral design business. Sylvia and her team travel nationwide and elevate the aesthetic of any space by creating amazing floral designs and installations for weddings & events.

Sylvia has chosen to join the Bracken Chapter to further develop strong relationships with those in the corporate event industry and grow her business in this sector. She would love if a PR company or an events company would join.

Please reach out to any of the founder members listed above for an invitation to one of their information meetings during the month of November held in the Bracken Court Hotel Balbriggan.

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