New group out to help businesses to connect

The four founder members of the new BNI UK group in Morpeth.
The four founder members of the new BNI UK group in Morpeth.

An initiative enabling businesses to create networking links so they can benefit from each other has arrived in Morpeth.

A group has been formed through the referral organisation Business Network International UK (BNI), and weekly information meetings are currently taking place at the Riverside Lodge in High Stanners, each Wednesday from 7am to 8.30am.

Once there are 25 members, it will formally launch as the Davison Chapter of Morpeth – named after the area’s world-famous Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison.

The group is open to all sectors, and the meetings, which started last month, are improving business referrals.

Its founder members include a wealth management independent financial adviser, travel counsellor, personal trainer and business adviser.

The last of those is Linda Lowther, based at Sanderson Arcade. She said: “As I run my own business, I fully appreciate the benefits of networking.

“The aim of setting up this group is to boost the local economy by driving more business between the various trade sectors, professional services and business services in Morpeth.

“We have issued personal invitations, and the others that have come along have heard about what we’re doing and want to find out more.

“Those who attend the meetings will find out why BNI has been successful, what the Davison Chapter will do for the area and, more importantly for them, how it will benefit their business. Members collectively become an extended sales team for each other.”

To book your place at an upcoming meeting, call her on 07436 581676.