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BNI’s monthly figures for Birmingham have recently been released and they make great reading. With over £21.6 million of new business being passed over the past 12 months.

BNI groups to watch out for in Birmingham & Coventry next month are,

BNI Elite, who meet every Friday morning at Moor Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield and are the top performing Chapter in the Region this month.

BNI Alliance, who meet at the Novotel on Broad Street and have over 30 members helping one another every week

Whilst BNI Sunrise, who meet at Harvey Nicholls restaurant every Thursday morning passed a new record of over £5.1m in new business during the past 12 months.

Congratulations to all of you who have contributed to these impressive results.

BNI and its Birmingham members regularly appear in the media: TV, radio, press, social media, etc. Click here to see some of our media coverage.

Please keep a look out for BNI Birmingham media coverage and send anything you find to so we can share it with other BNI members and on all our websites. Thank you for your help. It is greatly appreciated.

BNI Success Stories

The Beauty of BNI 

From the beginning, BNI has been an integral part of my business and continues to this day. I founded JC Social Media in the summer of 2011 after graduating from university.  I had heard positive things about BNI meetings from my immediate network and joined just three months later! Having attended visitor days, I knew it would not only be a great source of business, but also a way I could support other like-minded business people by passing referrals on to them.

I was a member of BNI Sunrise in Birmingham and now David Glenwright, the head of training services for my company, takes the seat. At BNI Sunrise members work together as a strong business community. We all socialise together, which ensures that we really do know each other and each other’s business. Having a trusted network of suppliers and supporters at my fingertips also proved to be a huge benefit when I published my first book, #Winning at Social Media. I was able to utilise and showcase the skills and expertise of my fellow BNI members, which greatly assisted with the process. Spencer Slater of Voice Showcase proofread and edited the text whilst PHd Design designed the book cover. I then called upon the whole chapter to help me determine which cover would suit the book best and Kingate Press is on hand to produce the physical copies. Throughout the process, I received support from the mentor figures I have in the Chapter, especially within the marketing power team, who were able to guide me through some useful tips when it came to producing my eBook. This is certainly one of the key advantages of being in such a friendly, helpful chapter.

The support I receive from BNI Sunrise is definitely second to none, however, the increase to my business is also a vast benefit. Social media companies were relatively new when I joined and once my fellow members understood my company, quality referrals began coming my way. One of the best referrals I’ve received to date has given me seven ongoing clients! BNI Sunrise now accounts for about 30% of JC Social Media’s total revenue.

It’s great knowing that all your hard work in finding other people great contacts is valued and reciprocated, and I guess that’s the beauty of BNI!

Jodie Cook

Managing Director 

JC Social Media

BNI Sunrise 







Team Work Makes the BNI Dream Work    

I have been member of BNI Sunrise in Birmingham for three years, originally joining in order to expand my business network within the Midlands. My business, TINKER TAYLOR, produces and distributes inspiring videos for the private, public and third sector, with a strong reputation specifically within the Police sector and NHS.

Last year we were approached by the Scottish Police Federation. They were worried about the way Police Officers in Scotland were being perceived, due to bad media coverage across the UK. Working with our client, we designed and produced a high profile campaign called #itswhatwedo. The campaign was made up of three videos and a strategic marketing plan to promote distribution.

The marketing campaign required a number of professionals with a host of various skill sets, which we would look to outsource. For tasks such as this, being part of BNI has been incredibly helpful. Within my group, there are a number of businesses who provide complementary services to us and who sometimes work with the same form of clients.

My team consisted of members from my group who had a vast majority of the expertise I required. Four members from Sunrise assisted me with the distribution of the campaign. I called upon the services of Graphic Designer (Seventy Three design), Social Media experts (JC Social Media), a Google Banner Ad’s expert (MCG Digital Media) and a Printer (Kinggate Press). There were five of us in total, working to bring this campaign to life.  was a huge success, resulting in our videos reaching and influencing over half the Scottish population, as well as 42 countries across the globe.  The videos were shown in Scottish cinemas throughout October to December 2014 and the production won several industry awards.

The support and expertise provided by my fellow BNI members helped me deliver a project, which I would not have dreamed of delivering before I joined. Our unified approach ensured that the job was delivered expertly and efficiently. The opportunity to discuss the project face to face, at each weekly meeting was invaluable, as was the fact that the guys all knew each other allowing them, to discuss ideas and logistics between themselves, without coming back to me for every tiny detail.  A top team and one I am confident I will bring together again very soon on another exciting TINKER TAYLOR mission!

Sam Taylor

Creative Director


BNI Sunrise, Birmingham

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