Nenagh businesses put their heads together to help each other succeed

Some of the members of Nenagh BNI who meet in the Abbey Court every Thursday morning
A new business networking group is hoping to bring a boost to the local economy in Nenagh and surrounding towns. The group of diverse business people are part of Business Network International and hope to help each other through mutual business co-operation.

A new business networking group is hoping to bring a boost to the local economy in Nenagh and surrounding towns. The group of diverse business people are part of Business Network International and hope to help each other through mutual business co-operation.

What started as just four people meeting every Thursday in Business Innovation Centre Nenagh on Stafford Street in August, has now grown to 14 businesses meeting in the Abbey Court Hotel from 7am until 8.30am to thrash out ideas and develop contacts.

The businesses range from the financial sector and quality assurance to building, retail and IT and is not confined to Nenagh alone, with one member travelling from Roscrea for the 7am breakfast get-togethers.

BNI operates on the principle of word-of-mouth and sharing contacts. Among its mottos is: “If I give you business, you’ll want to give me business”.

“We are all here to help each other,” said Tim Shelly who operates Talk Financial in Nenagh. “We bounce ideas off each other and hopefully will bring business to each other and the town.”

He pointed out that in one area in the Midlands where BNI operates, the local group was now generating over E1m in turnover.

BNI operates in around 60 locations throughout Ireland and for a chapter to be fully formed, it needs 20 members. However, with just 14 in Nenagh, the local group is inviting business people throughout North Tipperary to come along and see what it has to offer. Anybody who would like to attend can contact Tim Shelly on 087-6764415 or Lorraine Keeshan at Nenagh Business Innovation Centre on 067-63000.