World’s biggest referral organisation announced as Blackpool Expo partner

Business Network International has been announced as an official partner of Blackpool Expo - with Blackpool-based networking expert Chris Curtis leading the partnership.

Blackpool Expo will be held at Village Urban Resort, Blackpool, on Wednesday, 21 September, from 9.30-3.30pm, and offers the opportunity for local businesses to get thousands of pounds worth of free business advice as top professionals offer insights on a range of topics.

Chris Curtis has been a member of Blackpool networking group BNI Tower for more than five years, and has recently launched a new group in St Annes. Chris will be offering advice on building successful business relationships and offering delegates the opportunity to put their learning into practice on the day with facilitated networking sessions.

Chris says: “BNI networking is one of the great untold success stories of local business. With £20 million in business acquired by referral through its chapters last year in Lancashire alone, the numbers tell their own story.

“Established over 30 years ago, BNI now has over 200,000 members in over 70 countries worldwide. It works by organising weekly networking meetings for groups of businesses, who use their own network of contacts to find business opportunities for one another. Each group, or chapter, follows proven networking processes to ensure the maximum amount of business is generated for members. “I’m looking forward to partnering with Blackpool Expo to explain to local businesses how following proven processes provides the greatest return on your time, when it comes to growing a business through networking."