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In the week when it snowed at the end of April, BNI Cookson had a huge 6 visitors, we welcomed in new member Julie from Forever Living and a member from an Irish chapter joined in the meeting. Our members passed a huge 58 referrals between each other and £24,572 in the Thank You for...
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Welcoming Our Newest Member

In the week when it snowed at the end of April, BNI Cookson had a huge 6 visitors, we welcomed in new member Julie from Forever Living and a member from an Irish chapter joined in the meeting. Our members passed a huge 58 referrals between each other and £24,572 in the Thank You for...
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Member Focus: Paper Voice

We had an amazing feature presentation from Steve of Paper Voice this week, Steve is our Web Designer, he showed us some of his recent web builds and we were blown away. Get in touch with Steve via the Paper Voice Facebook page or at www.papervoice.co.uk, call him on 07515 86 4411 or email him...
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Still Climbing Strong

Brilliant meeting again this morning with 46 referrals being passed between our members, nearly £8,000 in the Thank You For the Business Box and a glowing testimonial from Steve of Paper Voice to Edith of Clean4u. We had a really interesting and fun feature presentation about web design from Steve of Paper Voice with an...
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We’re Growing Again!

Wow, what an amazing week we’ve had, 65 referrals passed between our members, a lovely testimonial from Anne of Not Just Travel to Edith of Clean4u. We welcomed Anthony of NeatGarden into the chapter and thanked each other for £19,398 worth of business being passed among each other. We also had a brilliant feature presentation...
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New Leadership Team and New Members

First day back after the Easter break and the first day under the new Leadership Team of Chris (Xtraordinary Photography), Joanne (Howe Consultancy) and Dave (Approved Mortgage Solutions Limited) and we got off to a cracking start!!! Starting with a phenomenal 57 referrals passed between our members, a new member joining the chapter in Chris...
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BNI Cookson Reach £1,000,000

What an amazing year at BNI Cookson with 1828 referrals passed between our members, 53 visitors, 907 1-2-1’s, 84 testimonials and an incredible £1,002,728 in the Thank You for the Business Box! There may not be a meeting today, but it looks like we’ve turned Good Friday into a Great Friday. Thank you to all...
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End of an Era

Well today was the last day for the current leadership team of of BNI Cookson and they went out with a bang and all of South Tyneside must have heard it! Not only did we have a brilliant first ever feature presentation from Sandy and Garner of The Creative Seed Carnival, our members passed 30...
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BNI Northumbria Awards 2016

What a fantastic night at the BNI Northumbria Awards Dinner, well done to Joanne of Howe Consultancy and Gavin of PGS Law for their big wins and a big thank you to all of our members and Craig Moore for organising the whole event.
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Over £500k in the TYFTB

We had another great meeting this morning with a huge £24k in the Thank You for the Business Box and 43 referrals passed between our members. A riveting feature presentation from Anne of Not Just Travel Newcastle and a visitor in the room. The running total for the last 6 months just over £500k in...
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Thanks for the £38,000

Well done Dave from Approved Mortgage Solutions Limited for being the Notable Networker for March, well deserved too! Today we had a interesting feature presentation from Martene of FT Plastering, 33 referrals passed between our members, a glowing testimonial from Peter of Brack Office Solutions to Lee of Premier Property. Not only that but over...
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So long and thanks for all the fish!

Bon Voyage to a long standing member who sadly has changed his industry but good news for him as he moves into his dream job. We will all miss Neil from New Mill Properties as nobody else can reach the projector! Neil you will be seriously missed from all the members of BNI Cookson, good...
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Getting Closer to that £1Million

Another fantastic week at BNI Cookson with a huge 42 referrals passed between our members. A great feature presentation from Edith of Clean4U, an amazing £11,767 in the Thank You for the Business box and all of this in front of a visitor who applied to join the chapter. If you’d like to get more...
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#LoveYourBusiness

What a great meeting this morning for the ?#?LoveYourBusiness? day at BNI Cookson, a fantastic feature presentation from Andrew of KP Simpson, Certified Accountants, another appearance from the magical Ryan Phelps. Not only that but 47 referrals passed between our members and over £8,000 in the thank you for the business box! It’s enough to...
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30 in the Room!

Well we had 30 people in the room this morning, 28 different business and 2 of our BNI directors who came along to congratulate us on how well the chapter is doing. We passed a huge 51 referrals between our members today, 3 glowing testimonials from Neil of New Mill Properties to Chris of St...
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Welcome The Creative Seed

We’re still growing BNI Cookson added a new member to their ranks this morning with Sandy from The Creative Seed. There were an outstanding 61 referrals passed between our members, two wonderful testimonials from Chris of Xtraordinary Photography Studio- Workshops and Rental to Andrew of KP Simpson, Certified Accountants and Michael of DNA Home Improvements...
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Growing Again

What a great meeting this morning, a fantastic feature presentation from Gavin Teasdale of PGS Law, 22 referrals passed between our members, a testimonial for Malcolm Shovelin of MWS Plumbing and Heating Ltd and a whopping £19,932 in the Thank You for the Business box. Well done to Chris Buckland of St James Place Wealth...
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£400,000 for BNI Cookson

What another fantastic week for the members of BNI Cookson with 23 business referrals passed between our members, 18 1-2-1’s this week, 3 visitors in the room, 2 testimonials for our members and a whopping £15,767 in the Thank You for the Business Box!!! That means that we have thanked for over £400,000 in less...
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Visitor Day June 2015

Thank you to all of our members for our Visitors today, you all put a great effort in. What an excellent meeting it was too with 26 Referrals passed between our members, 4 Visitors in the room, 4 Testimonials and a HUGE £28,934 in the Thank You for the Business box (with special thanks for...
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Visitor Day 26th of June

What an amazing meeting today, with four visitors in the room, 37 business referrals passed between our members, a brilliant testimonial for Websites and print.com? and a HUGE £22,206 in the Thank You for the Business box!!! We also welcomed in our new member Melanie from Diamond Painters. We’re having a Visitors Day next Friday...
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Friday Funtimes at BNI Cookson

Fantastic meeting this morning, a room full of energy, laughter and business! A brilliant testimonial from Howe Consultancy to MWS Plumbing & Heating Ltd, 33 referrals passed between our members, £12,377 in the Thank You for the Business Box and a visitor in Diamond Painting and Decorating. How would you like an additional £700 for...
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Growing Again

Great news from BNI Cookson this week as we grow by another member and welcome Richie Straughan from “R. Straughan Electrical Services” to the chapter. The figures this week are 3 visitors, 34 referrals passed between our members and £11,734 in the Thank You for the Business Box. Would you like this kind of money...
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Over £100k for May!

Few people off ill this week but still a great meeting. We have now surpassed the £100,000 mark in Thank You For The Business for the month of May alone – great effort team! That coupled with 16 referrals, 4 testimonials and another visitor to the chapter. Would you like this kind of business for...
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Anyone Fancy £17 Grand?

Wouldn’t you know it, another amazing week at BNI Cookson with an incredible £17,278 in the Thank you for the Business Box, 29 referrals passed between our members and another visitor to the chapter. Would you like this kind of business for yourself? Get in touch to find out how…   Wouldn’t you know it,...
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Things Keep Getting Better

Another fantastic meeting today with a whopping £10,555 in the Thank You for the Business Box, 32 referrals passed between our members, 2 visitors to the chapter, 1 tip top Testimonial and a brilliant feature presentation by Neil Caldwell from New Mill Properties? Would you like some of this for your business?   Another fantastic...
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We’re Growing!

So what happened at BNI Cookson this morning? …Well we only welcomed in a new member, passed 42 referrals between our members and £5,151!!!! Not a bad start to the weekend! Do you run or own a business or are you involved in a business that you want to help to grow? Business referral networking...
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Time for a Visit?

What a cracking meeting this morning at BNI Cookson with 8 visitors, 3 Testimonials, an unbelievable 50 referrals passed between our members and a FANTASMAGASMIC £63,734 in the Thank You for the Business Box!!!! That’s the kind of money you have to create new words for! Would you like a share of that for your...
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How would you like £26,000?

We’ve just had an INCREDIBLE meeting!!! An outstanding 45 referrals were passed between our members as well as 2 testimonials, 2 of our members have signed up for another year with the chapter and over £26,000 in the Thank You for the Business Box!!! Well done to all of our members this week! Would you...
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Six Thousand Thank Yous

What a brilliant meeting again this week at BNI Cookson, with an impressive £6,237 in the Thank You for the business box, 30 referrals passed between our members and a really impressive 10 minute presentation by our Web Designer Monkey Socks Design (Steve Paul Myers) from Paper Voice. This adds to the 725 referrals that...
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New Era for Cookson

Great result from BNI Cookson this week when the new Leadership Team took the reigns of the chapter, lots of awards were given and Steve Myers stole the limelight by rapping his 60 seconds! So with a fantastic 24 referrals passed between our members, an outstanding £8,231 in the Thank You for the Business Box...
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The Times They are a Changing…

The Kings are dead, long live the Kings! …And so we say farewell and thank you to our current Leadership Team Steve, Shaun & Jackie, as they step down after a year on the top table. Thank you for all you have done for the chapter during 2014/15, we have all loved having you on...
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Would You Like £39k?

Another fantastic week at BNI Cookson with a 26 referrals passed between the members, £6,093 in the Thank You for the Business box with the average member’s seat being worth a whopping £19,522 over just 6 months! Would you like the chance to earn your business over £39k? We can show you how!
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Red Nose Day 2015

Comic Relief 2015     Thank you to all the members of BNI Cookson for their donations to Steve Paul Myers fund raising of over £130 for Comic Relief today by drawing ‘Red Nose’ Caricatures of them.   Post by Monkey Socks Design (Steve Paul Myers).
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We’ve Got a New Trophy!!!

We’ve only gone and got a brand new 60 second trophy! after someone who will remain nameless broke the last one. Another tremendous week for BNI Cookson at the Quality Hotel Boldon with a cracking 26 referrals passed between the members, 4 testimonials shared in the room, a very well deserved ’60 Second’ trophy’ awarded...
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BNI Cookson Moves to the Boldon Quality Hotel

We’ve moved to pastures new, but the members are still as good! Wow, another impressive week at BNI Cookson not only have we moved to the Quality Hotel in Boldon but our members passed 24 referrals between them and an amazing £11,049 in the Thank You for the Business Box!!!
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Friday the 13th Visitors Day

What an amazing Visitors Day this morning at BNI Cookson with a fantastic 12 visitors, 36 referrals and a whopping £22,569 in the Thank You for the Business Box. Well done to all of our members and thank you to all of our visitors , hope to see you back with us soon!
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Thank You to all of Our Members for 2014

Have you tried BNI for your business yet? During the course of 2014 the members of BNI Cookson passed over 1,800 referrals which resulted in over £578,000 Thank You for the Business. Thank you to all of our members to their commitment to the chapter and the other members throughout 2014
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BNI Cookson at Christmas Time 2014

Merry Christmas from all of us at BNI Cookson   Post by BNI Cookson.
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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Well done to our Chapter Director Steve Paul Myers for completing his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The rest of the chapter really enjoyed it!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CvVMPchhl8
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Christmas Time at BNI Cookson 2013

Well we’ve had another fantastic year at BNI Cookson and to celebrate we had an amazing festive final meeting of the year. We made a few changes that included the following; An incredible festive educational slot from Shaun Causer Festive 60 Seconds (Won by Steve Myers) Secret Santa Best Dressed Competition (Won by Chris Buckland)...
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Open Visitor Day 13th of September 2013

BNI Cookson is having an open Visitor Day on Friday 13th of September 2013 We welcome all business professionals to come along to our open day on the 13th of September, the meeting begins at 7am until 9am where there will be open networking, as well as breakfast and hot & cold beverages. During the...
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Welcome to BNI Cookson

We’d just like to welcome in our latest members to BNI Cookson! Since April this year we’re very happy to say that we have grown with 4 new and very valuable members to the chapter. Shaun Causer from Newlife Cleaning Mick Lincoln from M.M.E. Electrical Contractors Claire Scott from Nu Skin and Hayley Stevenson from...
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10 Minute Presentation from Newlife Cleaning Systems

Aside from the obvious nerves, I was really looking forward to delivering my first 10 minutes for Newlife Cleaning Systems as a new member. For my opening ten minutes I was looking to give some insights into the company, our experience, expertise and how we add value. The time seemed to disappear all too quickly...
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Could your business benefit from a free marketing evaluation?

  At JAM Marketing (UK) Limited – our team of marketing, PR and event management experts will evaluate your current marketing strategy and determine if this is the correct path for you.  Many companies marketing their business by doing ‘what they’ve always done’, which is all well and good if it’s working for you, but...
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Big April Visitor Day 2013

BNI Cookson would like to thank all the visitors, members and guests from yesterday’s Visitor Day, it was a fantastic morning and a great meeting. A big thank you goes to Joanne Howe from Howe Consultancy for bringing us all some delicious cake and congratulations to Andrew Potts for signing up to be a Cookson...
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Visitor Day 26th of April 2013

Do You Want To Grow Your Business? Or do you simply want your business to make more money? Are you based in the Northeast of the UK? Well business networking can allow you to do just that! What is BNI? BNI is a 26 year old business and professional organisation that allows only one person...
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Visitor Day 1st of February 2013

Do You Want To Grow Your Business? Or do you simply want your business to make more money? Are you based in the Northeast of the UK? Well business networking can allow you to do just that! What is BNI? BNI is a 26 year old business and professional organisation that allows only one person...
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Visitor Day 30th of Novemeber 2012

Do You Want To Grow Your Business? Or do you simply want your business to make more money? Are you based in the Northeast of the UK? Well business networking can allow you to do just that! What is BNI? BNI is a 26 year old business and professional organisation that allows only one person...
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WSI Newcastle: Web Management Packages – The Aggressor

WSI Newcastle currently offers 4 Web Management Packages and at the core of every WSI Web Management Solution is the team of specialists who cover the activities below. Drawing from all of the skill sets available your project manager and consultant plan and deliver your solution to achieve your online business goals. Website Design &...
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Visitor Day 3rd August 2012

Do You Want To Grow Your Business? Or do you simply want your business to make more money? Are you based in the Northeast of the UK? Well business networking can allow you to do just that! What is BNI? BNI is a 26 year old business and professional organisation that allows only one person...
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WSI Newcastle: Web Management Packages – The Contender

WSI Newcastle currently offers 4 Web Management Packages and at the core of every WSI Web Management Solution is the team of specialists who cover the activities below. Drawing from all of the skill sets available your project manager and consultant plan and deliver your solution to achieve your online business goals. Website Design &...
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WSI Newcastle: Web Management Packages – The Launch Pad

WSI Newcastle currently offers 4 Web Management Packages and at the core of every WSI Web Management Solution is the team of specialists who cover the activities below. Drawing from all of the skill sets available your project manager and consultant plan and deliver your solution to achieve your online business goals. Website Design & Development...
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BNI Cookson Visitor Day – 1st June 2012

Do You Want To Grow Your Business? Or do you simply want your business to make more money? Are you based in the Northeast of the UK? Well business networking can allow you to do just that! What is BNI? BNI is a 26 year old business and professional organisation that allows only one person...
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BNI Cookson Visitor Day – 25th May 2012

Do You Want To Grow Your Business? Or do you simply want your business to make more money? Are you based in the Northeast of the UK? Well business networking can allow you to do just that! What is BNI? BNI is a 26 year old business and professional organisation that allows only one person...
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BNI Cookson: New Era

The new BNI Cookson promotional video created by Paul Baker and Steve Myers showing all the changes within the BNI Cookson chapter. We think that it is fantastic!
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