Gerald, was up early to attend the BNI’s weekly breakfast meeting in Red House Cymru last Friday. Business Network International (BNI) is a global organisation that promotes co-operation between small businesses by referring established clients to other members.
BNI Heads of the Valleys is a leading business referral group in the Heads of the Valleys, and an integral part of the BNI community in South Wales. The organisation has over 12,000 members in the UK and Ireland, passing nearly 661,000 referrals worth over £421 million every year.
Gerald spoke to members about the upcoming challenges facing the small and medium sized firms in the Heads of the Valleys.
“I’m really pleased to have attended this morning’s meeting.” Gerald said. “It’s always good to speak to local businesses, which are the engine of growth in our economy, to see how they’re doing. I’m keen to know the issues that their facing as well as their successes.
“Merthyr Tydfil, Rhymney and the Heads of the Valleys as a whole have a proud history of leading British business. Through groups like the BNI we can see local businesses working together to maintain the strong business community in the Heads of the Valleys and I’m keen for local businesses to know that as their representative in Westminster, that they can pick up the phone and call me any time with any issues they face.”