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Organic to Host BNI Business Growth Programmes

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Organic to Host BNI Business Growth Programmes
l-r Chris Knight, Mike Holman and Chris Ridehalgh at Organic Insurance

Blackburn-based Organic Insurance is set to host training programmes to help BNI members from across Lancashire to gain more business by referral.

Organic, which recently moved into new premises on Blackburn’s Cathedral Square, is already a member of six BNI chapters in Lancashire and has passed referrals in excess of £200k to other businesses in the last two years.

Established over 30 years, BNI is the world’s largest referral marketing organisation, with over 200,000 members in over 70 countries worldwide.  It works by organising weekly networking meetings for groups of businesses.

Groups, known as chapters, use their combined network of contacts to find business opportunities and referrals for one another, to a specific brief that members outline at every meeting.

Asentiv is a sister company of BNI and provides business growth training with courses on referral marketing, business development, personal development, leadership, networking and public speaking.

Company directors Chris Ridehalgh and Chis Knight will be joining the Asentiv programme as well as hosting it.

Mike Holman, Executive Director for BNI Lancashire, said: “We are immensely pleased that Organic Insurance has agreed to host our Asentiv training courses for all of Lancashire at their fantastic new premises on Cathedral Square in Blackburn.

“Organic is already a prime example of how companies can grow through BNI and we are very proud to have been part of their growth journey.”

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Andrew Mann
After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, on 24 November 2016, I became the inaugural editor of Business Lancashire. Business Lancashire is a good news, Lancashire focused, business website and daily newsletter. It is a partnership between The Samuel James Group and the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Lancashire.