We are pleased to announce that businesses across the country have grown this year through cooperation and contacts made as a result of networking and referral marketing at Business for Breakfast.
Business for Breakfast, the UK’s leading the referral marketing platform which originated here in Manchester, has grown its member base adding new meetings across the country throughout the year.
Through the cooperation of its members, new partnerships between members have resulted in business growth and new product launches for a wide variety of businesses.
One such company, Premier Tax Solutions, this year partnered with a fellow member to develop new apps to better service clients and for clients to better manage their financial affairs while on the move.
“We are always looking to innovate and find new ways of helping our clients run their financial affairs smartly,” said Vanessa Fuller, co-owner of Premier Tax Solutions. “The app integrates with the popular Xero accountancy software system, it has a receipt management system, which allows users to upload photos of receipts taken on their phones, to the accounts management systems and has a range of useful applications from a GPS system, to track company car mileage, to tax calculators, financial news and a capital gains tax calculator.”
Another success story for the year has been two local companies have joined together after finding how much their businesses complement each other. Cheshire Brick Lettings & Management specialise in the residential letting market whereas Real Simple Estates specialise in sales.
Both were successful in their own field in and around Cheshire, however coming together they found that they were much more competitive against bigger estate agents resulting in growth for both companies.
One business in Salford, Manchester, has also managed to grow through developing a strong network of contacts through its membership at the Bury Property & Construction group, and a new member of our Salford BforB Ladies group.
Gemma Victoria Voaden, at All Survey Ltd, added; “We joined BforB to increase our network and gain business,” and it worked with new contracts flying in across the year.
Gemma added; “From the success we gained at the Bury Property & Construction group we soon realised the benefit and joined our second group which is now creating additional revenue. Through referrals our membership fees have been repaid tenfold.”
A final Business for Breakfast success in 2016 includes GEM and Sixothree who joined forces to combine marketing and business support for clients. Ever since the two companies partnered, they have been fielding enquiries for the both services already collaborating on a number of campaigns.
With experts announcing appositive 2% growth for 2016, however this is expected to drop next year to an estimated 1.2% due to the drag on business investment from increased political and economic uncertainty following the ‘Brexit’ vote. This makes business cooperation even more important – placing more values on building partnerships and referral marketing channels to support business growth.