New group to help business

A Forest Hall businessman is helping businesses come together.

Chris Pattinson, who runs Tyneside Security, has teamed up with Morgan Stephenson, from Gateshead’s HT Media, have set up the newest chapter of Business Network International (BNI).

The pair are looking for businesses of all shapes and sizes to come along to see what BNI can offer them and to hear how a good referral network can build up their business.

Chris said: “BNI is a great organisation based on getting to know and trust people within your chapter so that it becomes second nature to refer business to each other.

“It’s helped us to grow our businesses by getting regular referrals and the knowledge that we have a reliable and trustworthy bank of trades people, professionals and consultants that we can call upon when we and our contacts need them.”

BNI Northumbria executive director, Craig Moore, said: “We have created the perfect local business environment in Northumbria to help our members exchange highly profitable business referrals and share great new ideas to build better businesses.”