100% LOCAL Business Referral Group in Hull
Run for the members, Not for profit – All surplus funds donated to LOCAL charities
The Business Community Co-operative (BCC) are a group of local business people whose members work together as a marketing co-operative. We actively help each other with new leads, opportunities, business support and mentoring.
The group exists solely for the benefit of its members and local good causes, we are not managed by any outside agency, nor do we have any affiliation with any other group or networking organisation. We are autonomous and self-regulating.
The group operates on a non-profit basis – ALL surplus finance generated by the group is donated to charity. Nobody receives any payment for running the group. So far we have given away in excess of £20,000 to local good causes.
We meet regularly on Thursday mornings at The Village Hotel: Henry Boot Way, Priory Way, Hull HU4 7DY – Meetings start promptly at 7AM
Our structured meeting format allows us to pass business leads, give testimonials and generally support each other’s businesses. Each week we have an education feature and/or a ten minute spotlight presentation on an individual members’ business. This is followed by face to face and one to one networking. The meeting finishes at 08:15 followed by breakfast – which is included in the meeting fee.
From January 2017 Meeting fees for members and visitors are £13 per meeting – there are no other membership dues.
Surplus funds are donated to local charity organisations.
As a founder member I’ve received many referrals and had plenty of business from the group over the years. in particular, I received a single referral that produced more than £27k of business as the chain of contacts it produced developed and multiplied!Steve Elliott
Last week i received an 'ideal referral' the company was just the right size, they are expanding and they need my copywriting skills to help them move forward - an excellent referral and a great piece of business for me. Thank you BCC!Jo Watson-Davies
Visitors pay our normal meeting fee which is £13.00. This fee includes an all you can eat breakfast following the meeting. Please fill in the form to reserve your place – we need this information to help us with catering arrangements on the day.
- Visitors may attend two meetings before having the opportunity to join the group – subject to their category being open.
- Visitors or substitutes must not do or say anything that competes with an existing members trade category.
- Please check the Members Directory to see if your Trade Category has already been taken. Click Here.
Fill in the form opposite and come along to the meeting of your choice…
We do everything we can to make visitors welcome: All you need to do is turn up, bring a smile and your meeting fee – and enjoy a great networking experience!
Despite being a member for just a few months, I've had a fair number of good sized jobs from the group. I have easily covered the cost of my membership for the next two or three yearsPhil Ward
Business to Business
Despite the early start, the great atmosphere and energised nature of the meetings kick-starts my Thursdays – I leave feeling upbeat and ready for the business day ahead.Nicola Pettit
Although I’ve had plenty of business from group members, it’s not all about them; it’s about their own networks and the people they know outside the group. Friends, family, business contacts, they all get channelled to me via my BCC membership, helping me to grow my business significantly.Amanda McConnell
A Typical Meeting [Start Time 7AM]
Members each take turns around the room to stand and pitch their business for 60 seconds
A networking education slot delivered by the group education officer or nominated member
An opportunity for one member to speak for ten minutes about themselves and their business
Face 2 Face
‘one to one’ networking in two five minute sessions
Referrals and Leads
Members pass on leads and business opportunities they have found for fellow group members
The BCC CardBox App
The BCC CardBox App installs quickly onto any mobile phone or tablet. It contains the trade categories and contact details of all current members of the group which are kept up to date by the group committee. You can also use the APP to share a members details with someone – simply find the contact info for that member and use the share button to pass them along to someone else by text, email or messenger. You can also share the complete app with others by using the share button whilst in Category View.
To get your copy
Send a text message to 07950 232926 with the word APP in the message body – you will receive a message back containing a link – click the link and follow the directions to install the APP on your device. App creation by www.thriftysites.co.uk