Best business networkers

A group of small business owners who hold weekly breakfast meetings in Stockton have been rated the best networkers in the country.

"My own confidence has increased no end"

A group of entrepreneurs have been rated the most successful business networkers in the country.

The small business owners meet for breakfast once a week. Last year their meetings generated six million pounds of business.

One of the group, Linda Fisher, started a small cleaning company two years ago.

Her business quadrupled after she joined the BNI group in Stockton.

"Business networking quadrupled my business and gave me confidence"

Linda Fisher at the BNI meeting
Linda Fisher joined the BNI group in Stockton in 2012 Credit: ITV

Linda Fisher set up a cleaning company on Teesside in 2011 but did not join the Stockton BNI networking group until last year. She said her business had quadrupled since she started going to the weekly breakfast meetings. The group has been rated the best in the country.

"My confidence has increased no end. Having to stand up and do 60 seconds in front of 45 business people every week at 6:30am is quite daunting - but it does teach you to be more confident, resilient and better prepared."

Linda Fisher, My House Cleaner

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