Gorey man appointed to BNI's International Board of Advisors
Published 22/09/2015 | 00:00
Dave Howick, a member of the Falcon BNI Chapter in Gorey has been selected as one of just four Irish members to BNI's International Board of Advisors. BNI is the world's largest business referral organisation with over 186,000 members spread over 7,000 chapters in more than 60 countries.
The mission of BNI which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year is to help members increase their business through structured, positive word-of-mouth networking that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with likeminded local business professionals.
Last year alone, BNI Ireland generated over €40 million in new business among its members.
Dave who is a partner with FHM Accountants was appointed to the International Board of Advisors due to his three and a half year history as an enthusiastic member and leader of the Falcon chapter.
He has held many important leadership positions over the years, including Chapter Director, Lead visitor host, mentor co-ordinator and currently membership committee member.
He will now also focus on addressing policy within BNI on an international level focusing on ethics, development and focus on Enterprise.
Speaking of his appointment, Dave said, 'I am privileged to be just one of four Irish BNI members to be appointed to the International Board of Advisors and I look forward to being a part of the continued success of BNI both on a local, national and international level.
'Being a member of BNI has taught me the importance of building strong relationships with other local business people and I thoroughly enjoy building my business with the help of my fellow Falcon BNI members who I meet with every Tuesday morning.
'Since joining in 2012 I have built a better business, including opening a new office thanks to new business through my BNI group and gained one of the strongest support networks which spans all of Ireland. This new appointment means I can now also contribute to the continued success and growth of BNI in to the future.'
Congratulating Dave on his new appointment, Sandra Hart, Executive Director, BNI Ireland South and West said:
'I am delighted to see Dave being chosen for his international role which will see him bring his skills and talents to the table. His dedication to the success of his fellow business colleagues over the past three and a half years has been outstanding.
'I have no doubt that he will excel in this new role while also continuing to contribute so much to his own Falcon networking group.'