BNI Putney – Commercial photography
I have been a BNI member for almost a year at the Putney Riverside group, and really enjoyed my experience within the group; we meet on Tuesdays at Carluccios In Putney, which is one of my favourite spots in London.
Coming from the river the view is incredibly beautiful, and we have our meeting in the restaurant overlooking the Thames and Putney Bridge. The first person you meet when you get inside is our visitor Host Shaun Overy who welcome our visitors and make sure we all sign in. After that Massimo, our fantastic waiter of Carluccios will come and get your order, and he always remembers what drink you get, so make sure you choose the right one!
After the first half hour of networking our chapter director – at the moment is Nigel Davey – get all of us to sit around the table, to start our meeting. At the main table there are also Emma Morley and Roland Wilmans, every six months the people at the main table change to give opportunity to other members to get involved in the BNI activities.
Each member or visitor has 60 seconds to educate the other fellow members about his/her business and what would be the best referral for them for that week. Our group is really friendly and we have much fun during our meetings.
Sandra Levinson is one of my favourite person to listen to as she describes herself as the “Bni favourite scrubber” even though you’ll never see her cleaning an awning! David Wright has his business in Replingham Road like our Neverland Photography so we often bump into each other outside Bni meetings. This also happens with Sarah Oughton who lives in Southfields as well, and we enjoy having our one to ones over a glass of red wine.
Say it all, it was a pleasure to being asked of taking pictures of my beloved group even thought wasn’t that easy portraying everyone in the most natural way… Some of our new members can’t avoid posing in front of the camera, Daniel Cockwell for example:)
Bni is really something that makes a difference, in both business and personal way, it is a commitment and also a great pleasure.