Fundraising Event Celebrates £500k Milestone for BNI Vista Group
On the 18th July BNI Vista hosted a fundraising evening for Blackburn Youth Zone at The Avenue Hotel, Brockhall Village, to celebrate passing £500K in business since its launch.
The evening started off with live entertainment and canapes, with visitors flowing in to support the charity and to find out more about the BNI Vista group.
BNI Vista, meets weekly at Brockhall Village and is part of the world’s largest referral marketing organisation.
Established over 30 years ago, BNI has over 240,000 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 referrals for one another, to a specific brief that members outline at every meeting.
Each chapter follows proven procedures and processes to ensure members are able to generate the maximum amount of business for each other.
Blackburn Youth Zone is BNI Vista’s nominated charity and a full time member of the group, which seeks to support it with fundraising efforts throughout the year.
Mel Thomas from Blackburn Youth Zone said:
“ The support from the members of the BNI group is phenomenal, we meet on a weekly basis to support each other and grow each others businesses. The amount of business which is passed between members shows the quality of the referrals, Blackburn Youth Zone is proud to be a member. A big thank you to The Avenue for hosting the event too.”
David Grange from The Avenue said:
“We loved to support local charities who do some much good work and with BNI it means local business’s can also add real value to the local community and help other business’s network and grow and at the Avenue hotel we love to host these and give something back to the local area”