Accrington networking group BNI Zeus is celebrating after generating over £2 million in business for its members in the last twelve months.
The achievement marks the first time a BNI group in East Lancashire has passed the £2 million mark in a single year.
BNI Zeus, which has 42 members and meets at Oswaldtwistle Mills Business and Conference Centre, Accrington, every Wednesday, passed £2,049,893 of business between its members in 2018 alone.
Last year BNI in East Lancashire was named the top BNI region in the UK. Other East Lancashire chapters BNI Infinity (Blackburn) and BNI Kudos (Burnley) also broke the one million mark in 2018, generating £1,058,222 and £1,167,755 respectively. Other Lancashire chapters to pass over one million include BNI Castle (Lancaster) which passed £1,015,551 and BNI Endeavour (Chorley) which passed £1,481,014.
The total business passed in BNI chapters across Lancashire in 2018 was £8,762,321.
BNI Zeus Chapter President Marc Mcloughlin of Ribchester-based car leasing company KeyFleet said: “We’re really proud to have generated over £2 million of business from our weekly meetings here in Accrington. One of the reasons BNI stands out from other types of networking groups is that we have proven procedures that ensure the early mornings are worth it, and that we really do generate a significant amount of business for each other.
“One of those procedures is Thank You for the Business which is a feature on the BNI app used to track the amount of business generated by each chapter’s members.
“We currently have 42 members in our chapter, but we are aiming to grow even further. The more good businesses we have in the group, the greater amount of business we can generate for each other, so visitors are always welcome to come along and see if it’s for them.”