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Visibility… Credibility… Profitability – Andrew Pegg MRICS – Commercial Property Consultant

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This is a BNI mantra as to why there is value in turning up every week. This week’s we are alsked to focus on Credibility in our 60 Seconds. I advised that I am an Assessor of Professional Competence for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and have been...

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3 Reasons to request a free telecoms audit

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Serial silver-tongue winner Keith, (try saying that early in the morning!) gives us a quick update from his company, Pulse. We recently visited a business to complete a free audit of their telecoms and network after they requested assistance with ‘an ongoing technical issue’. What a mess! We found they...

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How to gain business advantage from your commercial property

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  BNI 10 Mins A Pegg 300415 This week I updated the members on some recent projects that I have been involved with. Times are changing in the property market and I showed how with appropriate skill and advice client businesses have gained a business advantage. The examples are outlined...

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everyone’s a winner

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Today’s meeting upped the ante for sticking to the BNI “rules”. As a bit of fun, and to prompt everyone to remember to stick to their allocated 60 seconds, anyone that went over was invited to donate to the “swear” box in aid of a Dementia charity. It’s amazing how...

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referrals are why we’re here

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BNI Clerkenwell is a successful chapter for many reasons, but most importantly, because our members give and receive good quality business referrals. So what is a referral exactly and how do you find them? Carol Hustler, our bid & tender specialist from TEDs Friend, gives us her take on it...

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Now that’s what I call interesting….

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This week’s 10 minute speaker was John Brandler – our resident art dealer. Every week in his 60 seconds, John uses the strapline “Brandler Galleries, Pictures for Pleasure & Profit”  This week, we got cold, hard proof that there really is profit to be made, when he gave us some...

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if there’s a cable, we’re able

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Introducing Leyton Brooks, the chapter’s Electrical and specialist automation contractor! Last Thursday (13th March), much to my dismay, I’missed a 10 minute speaker slot that I’d been really looking forward to. Leyton Brooks is not only our chapter’s expert sparks, he’s also entertaining, informative and full of stories and anecdotes...

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Element 26 joins as new member

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Last week, Nathan Haines from Element 26 became the latest person to join Clerkenwell BNI. In a closely run decision, the chapter’s membership committee had to make an extraordinarily difficult choice between two applications for the video and film production seat. Following his acceptance, Nathan wasted no time in attending...

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Lina’s Hat-trick

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One of the nicest things about blogging for BNI Clerkenwell is being able to dig out the members’ stories about what they’re up to, and how it’s all going. At this week’s meeting, as well as inducting a new member, we have the pleasure of congratulating renewing member Lina Christodoulou of Christo...

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Tangent’s Book

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A very special book to celebrate Today’s Silver Tongue winner was both topical and targetted. Picking up on an international theme, his 60 seconds was well researched and tongue in cheek, as well as reminding us of his products and services. I give you Chandra Sharma, a very worthy winner....

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Banksy Painting finds Wallspace

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BNI WORKS!, John Brandler of Brandler Galleries had a very successful week last week. Here’s what he has to say: “I recently purchased an amazing, early (2000) original oil painting by BANKSY, which is important not only for having been a very early painting by him and used at Glastonbury...

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Technical ability matched with passion and care

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This week’s silver tongue winner impressed us all, with both the thought and care that went into his 60 seconds presentation, and the even more obvious passion and care that went into supporting his client. So, stand-up and take the credit, Julian Fox of TechRelate. Here’s what he had to...

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