Member Testimonials

Here's what our Members say about BNI

BNI New Zealand's goal is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive and professional word-of-mouth referral program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.

Check out the member testimonials below to see how we are doing.

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“BNI is a key foundation to my business cycle”

“As a Member of BNI for over 13 years I have to say I love the support and so appreciate the huge boost my Chapter makes to my Income and Turnover. It is a weekly routine and a key foundation to my business cycle. Thanks to BNI I cannot recommend it strongly enough.”

Steve Fejos
Lowe and Co. Wellington | BNI Capital Connections


 

“I could go on and on about how much I love BNI but the best thing to do is to experience it yourself”

“I credit BNI with a great deal of my success in business and personal growth. I have made wonderful, life-long friends who have a business mind-set. I have gained so much knowledge from various professionals, which in turn, makes my expertise so much more valuable to my clients. We are so lucky here in New Zealand to have an excellent Leadership Team at the top, nurturing all the chapters (groups) to ensure we are functioning well. BNI meets weekly and encourages high attendance - something that sets BNI apart from other networking clubs. This pillar ensures we are all dedicated to growing each others’ businesses. There is also ample opportunity to step up into leadership positions. This gives you greater respect and visibility within the Chapter itself and incredible people-management skills at the same time. I could go on and on about how much I love BNI but the best thing to do is to experience it yourself. I highly recommend you reach out to BNI New Zealand so they can connect you.”

Rosie Adison
The Get Go | BNI CBD


 

Lynley Weeber

“Not only has it been good for gaining new clients it has been educational in that you learn so much from others”

“BNI is fantastic! I've been a member of BNI for a number of years and the majority of my client base has come from BNI referrals! Not only has it been good for gaining new clients it has been educational in that you learn so much from others. You have a support group to assist you in business. Some of my closest friends have come from BNI. If you are in business and have not been along to visit a BNI group then please do as you will not be disappointed.”

Lynley Weeber
AON Insurance Brokers | BNI Avenues


 

“You have the opportunity to build deep and meaningful relationships with members and build a referral network based on trust”

“There is a reason BNI is the most successful networking organisation globally; it has a proven system that works and it has been a critical part of my marketing mix for many years. BNI provides an exclusive network dedicated to helping grow your business, and this is not just the chapter (group) that you belong to but the wider BNI network as well. You have the opportunity to build deep and meaningful relationships with members and build a referral network based on trust. BNI provides many other benefits such as Professional Development, you have the opportunity to access BNI library of exclusive training programs and opportunities to sharpen your presentation and business skills.”

Dean Delaney
Platinum Recruitment | (Member of BNI Larnach)


 

“I'd estimate that 70-80% of my revenue is related to contacts and/or referrals either direct or indirect that I have made through my time as a BNI member”

"I joined BNI New Zealand 12 years ago and I am still an active member. Starting your own business presents lots of opportunities but also the potential for many pitfalls. But belonging to a professional networking organisation has allowed me to surround myself with people who I can depend of for advice and support when needed. Ongoing training provided by BNI HQ is often thought provoking and cause for self reflection and the supportive atmosphere of meetings keeps me coming back. It's great to be able to give back to new members, and build trust. I'd estimate that 70-80% of my revenue is related to contacts and/or referrals either direct or indirect that I have made through my time as a BNI member. I'd recommend BNI to anyone in business, particularly those in small to medium businesses and business owners.”

Jeremy Rogers
JeRo Internet Engineering Ltd | BNI Oceanside


 

“BNI has been an incredible vehicle to grow locally and expand globally”

“For me and my business, BNI has been an incredible vehicle to grow locally and expand globally. The longevity, growth and success record shows me it is a proven system. The 'Givers Gain' philosophy resonates with my belief system, and I love that. I don't hesitate to recommend anyone in business to visit a BNI chapter. I find referral marketing today more relevant than ever, at the end of the day you do business with people you trust. BNI is a great venue to develop long term trusting relationships with referrals partners. Check it out!”

Jorge Aristizabal
AG Health and Wellness | BNI CBD


 

“Work generated from my membership over the years has far exceeded the cost of being part of the BNI Howick Chapter”

“Almost 22 years ago I attended a breakfast meeting in Howick because my then marketing manager said it was a new thing and could generate some business for me. He was referring to the BNI Howick Chapter but all I heard was there is a free breakfast and so was very happy to go along. The meeting contained about 15 people, each business owners and keen to help each other grow their businesses. When the President asked me if I was interested in joining, I said a resounding ‘Yes’ and have enjoyed my time with the Chapter ever since. People have come and gone over the years, but our Chapter has maintained the vibrancy I felt at that very first meeting. Support from current and past members remains very strong not only for myself but for the other members too. Of course, the free breakfast was a 1 off offer but the work generated from my membership over the years has far exceeded the cost of being part of the BNI Howick Chapter and I expect to be a member for many more years to come!”

Kris Hockley
Haigh Lyon Lawyers | BNI Howick


 

“BNI is the only network group that you should join”

“BNI has been a great help with my business and also my personal development, I have tried other groups but BNI was the only one that was focused on business. I have increased my network and once every week I am with like-minded business people who are all about networking, building relationships and growing business. Also being a member of BNI you have access to their Business Builder which has hundreds of hours of course material that will continue your personal growth. So if you are serious about growing your business, BNI is the only network group that you should join. Don’t just take my word for it, come along as a visitor in your area and find out for yourself.”

Glenn Owens
The Print Room Kapiti | BNI Director Consultant


 

 

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