Networking in Brentwood

Please register your details and somebody from BNI Essex will contact you about the networking group.

BNI is a business networking organisation that meets regularly and offers the opportunity for its members to exchange ideas , contacts and business referrals. Founded in 1985, BNI is one of the largest international business referral organisations in the World.

Why should you apply to join our new chapter?

There are many reasons but the main ones are:

  1. Gaining referral business is the most cost effective form of marketing.
  2. Gaining a network of like minded business owners means you are never alone. There are at least 20 members ready to offer help and advice in every area if you need it.
  3. Once you are a member of our chapter, your competition cannot join the same group giving you effectively a captive audience in the room, but more importantly the members will refer you to their contacts too.
Why should I register my interest now?
Relaunching a new chapter is exciting as you can be there from the start meeting once a month until we have 20 members ready to go!

This means you pay your membership fee only at that point and instantly have a network of 20 or more like minded business people to receive referrals of business from.

We will be aiming to launch our chapter in Brentwood by December 2017 by holding monthly meetings until we have 20 members then we will be having weekly meetings. If you want more business and this is of interest to you, please do register your interest by clicking here and completing your details. A member of our team will be in touch with more information and to answer any questions you may have.

BNI as an organisation has members who enjoy returns on their yearly membership fee of many, many times (some up to 5000%….. yes.. 5000%) and the average value of a seat to a member is around £30,000 per year. In terms of networking, it is the most successful in the World.

Register your interest today. There is no cost to register your interest and there is a vetting process to ensure the group we launch has the very best chance of thriving.

To register your interest, please complete the form below, or email

How It Works?

Firstly you may want to understand what BNI is. BNI stands for Business Networking International and was set up in 1985 by Dr Ivan Misner as a way for local businesses to get together once a week to swap ideas, support, advice and business referrals.

So there is no conflict within groups (known as chapters), only one business from each business category is allowed to join any one BNI chapter.

For instance, if you are the IT company in a chapter, then you quickly become the go to firm for your BNI colleagues for anything related to IT. If you are the plumber or the gardener, you quickly become the go to person for your given trade or skill. However, this increase in your customer base is not limited to your BNI colleagues, it also often means their family members, friends, friends of friends, business associates and customers.

Also, you may find a particular synergy with other members in the group. For example, a printer, a marketing consultant, a photopgrapher and a web design company may all find regular work for eachother due to the synergy between their businesses. A letting agent, a solicitor and a cleaning company may also find such a synergy.

Small business networking in the structured way offered by BNI membership is an extremely efficient way of building a customer / client base…. with help from your BNI marketing team.

The main ethos of BNI is “givers gain”. This means if you give someone else some business, they will naturally want to give you business in return. This basic trait of human nature helps to build bonds and long term friendships within each and every BNI group… as well as the obvious financial rewards that come from an increase in business.

BNI members meet once a week. Once a member of BNI you lock out your competitors from your BNI group for as long as you remain a member.

What Do We Do?

The structure of these meetings has been honed over many years and is now distilled into the most efficient networking meeting there is. The agenda for each meeting is as follows:

  • Everyone arrives, networking, greetings, coffee!
  • Meeting commences.
  • Networking Education – learn how to network effectively.
  • Members and visitors take 60 seconds each to present their businesses.
  • 10 minute presentation by a member to showcase their business.
  • Notices, Announcements.
  • Meeting close, networking.
Categories Wanted

If you represent one of the following categories inparticular, please complete the form below (a long way below) to register your initial interest.  There is a vetting procedure to ensure you are a good fit for our new group and our group is a good fit for you.


Advertising Agency

Aerial Photographer

Air Conditioning Installer

Alarm Installer

Answering Service



Art Gallery


Asbestos Removal Service

Audio Visual Equipment Hire

Awnings Supplier


Bathroom Designer

Beauty Consultant

Beauty Products Distributor

Beauty Salon

Bid and Tender Manager


Blinds and Curtains Store


Branding Consultant



Building Materials Supplier

Building Products Supplier

Building Surveyor

Business Advisor

Business Banking Manager

Business Consultant

Business Franchise Consultant

Business Training Service


Cabinet Maker

Car Body Shop

Car Detailer

Car Mechanic

Car Parts and Accessories Supplier

Car Sales Showroom

Car Servicing Garage


Carpet Cleaning Service

Cash Flow Consultant


Catering Equipment Supplier


Chartered Surveyor





Civil Engineering Company

Cleaning Products Supplier

Cleaning Service

Clothing Supplier

Commercial Banking Service

Commercial Insurance Broker

Commercial Property Agent

Commercial Property Surveyor

Commodity Investments Broker

Computer Networks Installer

Computer Repair Centre

Computer Software Developer

Computer Software Sales

Computer Training Provider


Construction Products Supplier

Construction Project Manager


Counselling Service


Craniosacral Osteopath

Credit Card Service

Custom Clothing Company

Damp Proofer

Dance teacher

Data Cabling Installer

Debt Collector

Debt Management Agency

Demolition Service


Detective Agency

Disc Jockey

Dog Groomer

Driving Instructor

Dry Cleaner


Email Marketing Service

Energy Assessor

Energy Consultant

Engraving Service

Entertainment Agency

Equipment Financing Lender

Equity Release Advisor

Estate Agent

Estate Planner

Event Planner

Executive Coach

Fire Equipment Supplier

Fire Protection Systems Installer

Fire Safety Training Provider

Fitness Trainer

Flooring Contractor


Food and Drinks Products Supplier

Foreign Exchange

Formal Wear Hire Company

Funeral Planning Service

Furniture Restoration Service

Furniture Shop

Garage Door Installer


Gas Engineer

General Contractor

General Insurance Broker

Glass Company

Golf Pro

Graphic Designer

Hair Stylist


Health and Safety Consultant

Health and Wellness Products Distributor

Health and Wellness Provider

Health Club

Health Insurance Broker

Health Spa

Home Furnishings Store

Home Staging Company


Hot Tub Supplier


House Clearance Service

Human Resources Consultant



Image Consultant

Information Technology Consultant

Insolvency Practitioner

Insulation Service

Insurance Claims Advisor

Interior Designer

Internet Marketing Consultant

Internet Service Provider




Kitchen Fitter


Language Tutor

Laundry Service

Lawn Care Service

Leadership Development Consultant

Lettings Agent

Life Coach

Lighting Supplier

Limousine Service

Local Magazine or Directory


Loss assessor


Mailing Service

Management Consultant

Market Research Agency

Marketing Consultant

Massage Therapist

Mediation Service

Medical Products Supplier

Mobile Phone Supplier

Mobility Products Supplier

Music Tuitor



Occupational Therapist

Office Equipment Leasing

Office Furnisher

Office Machines Company

Office Products Supplier



Overseas Property Consultant

Painter and Decorator

Paralegal Service

Payroll Service

Personal Assistant

Personal Development Course Provider

Personal Injury Claims Manger

Personal Trainer

Pest Controller




Picture Framing Supplier




Printer Ink Cartridges Supplier

Private Doctor

Professional Organiser

Professional Speaker

Promotional Goods Supplier

Property Developer

Property Investments Consultant

Property Maintenance Service

Property Management Company


Public Relations Agency

Public Speaking Coach


Quantity Surveyor

Radio Station

Real Estate Auctioneer

Recruitment Agency

Relocation Service

Removals Service

Renewable Energy Consultant

Residential Property Surveyor


Roofing and Guttering Service

Sales Training Consultant


Search Engine Optimisation Consultant

Security Guarding Agency

Security Personnel Agency

Security Systems Installer

Shop Fitter

Sign Company

Social Media Marketing Agency

Solar Heating Installer


Sports Instructor

Sports Therapist

Stained Glass Supplier

Steel Fabrication Company



Storage Facility

Structural Engineer


Tax Advisor

Taxi Service

Telecommunications Service

Telecommunications Systems Installer

Telemarketing Service


Timber Merchant

Tour Operator


Travel Agent

Tree Surgeon

Trophie Supplier

Tyre Fitter

Upholstery Service

Utilities Broker

Vehicle Finance Broker

Vehicle Rental Company

Vending Machine Supplier


Video Production Service

Virtual Assistant

Waste Disposal Service

Water Cooler Supplier

Web Hosting Provider

Wedding Planner


Window Cleaning Service

Windows and Doors Supplier

Wine Merchant


If your business does not appear on this list, complete the form anyway and advise us as to what business you are in.  We will then get back to you with more info.

BNI members on average gain in excess of £30k worth of extra referral business per year.


Register Your Interest Today

Our meetings are a great way of meeting local business people, networking and exchanging ideas with other members over breakfast, all before work!

To confirm your interest, either email us at or complete the form below and a member will return to you as soon as possible.

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Categories Wanted

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