Why Choose BNI Fortress Fareham?

Fortress Fareham is a business networking group that meets weekly and is part of BNI – the most successful business networking referral organisation in the world. There are over 12,500 BNI members in the UK and Ireland generating business referrals worth more than £497m every year.

BNI Fortress Fareham has more than 30 members and we aim to generate more than £1m worth of business every year. In 2018, dozens of qualified referrals were passed every week resulting in business worth £1.2m. There is only one member per trade, so once you join – you lock out your competition, ensuring you receive 100% of all new business.

Our members represent reputable businesses local to Fareham, Portsmouth, Southampton, and Winchester.

  • ONE OF HAMPSHIRE’S MOST SUCCESSFUL CHAPTERS

    BNI Fortress Fareham consistently performs well and won the ‘Pride of Hampshire’ award in 2017, heralding it as the highest performing BNI Chapter in Hampshire.

  • THOUSANDS OF POUNDS GENERATED EVERY MONTH

    Every week, dozens of referrals are passed within the Chapter. Every member benefits from having more leads and subsequently, more profit. In 2018, Fortress Fareham generated qualified referrals worth £1.2m in confirmed business.

  • FRIENDLY, DYNAMIC AND SUPPORTIVE CHAPTER

    Fortress Fareham’s meetings are lively and members work together to help grow each other’s businesses. Chapter membership is rising and the team are committed to continued success.

  • INCREASE YOUR PROFITS

    Your fellow Chapter members become your unpaid sales team, actively seeking new business for you. Dozens of qualified leads are exchanged between members every week, helping you to grow your business.

  • BE MORE EFFECTIVE

    BNI’s structured, supportive and professional environment is the perfect place to gain practical advice, learn valuable new business skills and achieve best practice.

  • HAVE MORE SUCCESS

    Word of mouth is still the best way to win new business. BNI shows you how to develop relationships built upon trust so others can confidently refer new business to you.

WHEN DO WE MEET?

BNI Fortress Fareham meets every Tuesday morning for business networking and a delicious full English/continental breakfast in The Solent Hotel & Spa in Whiteley (M27 J9). Our meetings start early at 6.45am and finish for approximately 8.45am, so the networking is done and the new leads are ready to be followed-up as soon as you get into your office. Ample free parking is available at the hotel. Only members can attend the meeting unless you have registered to come as a visitor. Visitors pay £15 to cover the cost of their breakfast.

What do our members think?

“BNI accounts for over 50% of my annual income. Being a member is an amazing way to grow your business. It’s like having 30+ sales reps working for you but without the cost of employing them.”

Nigel WilliamsAfford A Print

“You wouldn’t get up at stupid o’clock for BNI if it didn’t work. In my 12 years of membership, I’ve invoiced over £2m of business insurance referrals and have a great support network.”

Tony KnightKnightsure Insurance Brokers

“Not only has BNI increased my personal confidence it’s given me networking skills that have allowed me to positively connect with members who have since become friends, and we help and support each other to grow our businesses.”

Frankie WalkerNot Just Travel

“I’ve been a member of Fortress Fareham for two years and have a strong flow of business and I’ve also made many new contacts. The members are supportive and there’s a wealth of knowledge within this professional and friendly group of people.”

Patrick McSheeEuroffice

“BNI has helped me grow and shape my business. I started with an apprentice and now have four employees and plenty of work. It’s not just the business you bring in, its the people you meet, who have such a wide range of knowledge and ability. There’s always someone you can turn to when you need a service, advice or a helping hand.”

Trebor EvansPremlex Electrical

“I joined Fortress Fareham because I felt it had the right mix of people to really help me with the development of my business and it hasn’t disappointed. After less than six months, I gained over £1,400 in new business and I’ve been able to contribute leads to the group with ease. Everyone is a professional and great at what they do and I enjoy working with them all.”

Steve BieniekPriceSaver

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