Stourport BNI breaks million pound business milestone

Local businesses from across the Wyre Forest have over the past 12 months benefitted from £1.1 million pounds worth of business generated through their local professional network of BNI Wyre Forest. Rosanne Howes of Logs West Midlands, and BNI Wyre Forest Chapter Director, said: “Working together we have generated over £1 million pounds worth of trade in the last 12-months which is a phenomenal achievement and equates to an additional £42,250 worth of business referrals each for every BNI Wyre Forest member!” 35 members meet weekly at the Stourport Manor Hotel and are actively looking for more local businesses to join them, and who want a share of the business available through their local BNI network which has been running since 2010. Local MD of Stourport based Rotary Printers, Mrs Teri Baron, added: “As a founder member, and as part of the Leadership Team along with Rosanne and Gill Woolridge of The HR Dept, it’s fantastic to be part of the growth of BNI Wyre Forest which has generated and delivered such a terrific amount of business within the local economy. We will continue to build solid professional relationships which then lead to increasing success for every member. “BNI Wyre Forest is now ranked amongst the top 10 most successful BNI groups nationally, which is quite an accolade considering there’s now a BNI network practically in every town across the country!” Joining the meeting local MP, Mark Garnier gave a brief summary of the economic situation and public finances. He talked about how the work of the government is absolutely geared towards helping small, medium and micro sized businesses to perform well, which would ultimately result in more jobs. He also focused on the importance of the Wyre Forest having an MP who understood business, as at the end of the day this is how you get jobs, and ultimately prosperity. MP Mark Garnier commented: “It was a pleasure to meet a group of Wyre Forest businesses, some of whom I already knew, but many I was meeting for the first time. “It is a true testament to the rising success of businesses in Wyre Forest that BNI has seen a significant increase in membership over the past year. This is a group of local businesses that are in good shape and good heart and for me this sets a benchmark to aim for all businesses.”