My Business Wouldn't Have Survived 12 Months Without BNI

Ian Bradley, Bradley Security, Locksmiths, Berkshire


Ian Bradley had never heard of BNI until he was invited to come along to a meeting - now he's an ambassador for the cause...


"When I came out of the army, I'd spent my whole career fixing tanks," says Ian Bradley, a member of the Loddon Twyford chapter of BNI. "And there wasn't a lot of call for that round our way, so I started looking around for a trade I could train in".

Ian turned to the security sector and trained as a locksmith as well as learning other aspects of the security trade, such as safe fitting.

It's a solid trade, but getting new business wasn't easy. Ian had never heard of BNI when he was first invited a long to a meeting, but he was immediately impressed by BNI's ethos of providing support for its members and the trust built up between friends and colleagues which is naturally very important in the security industry.

Very soon, Ian's business was building and he was being referred new clients week after week.

"Looking back, I realise that most of my new customers have come through BNI, either directly or indirectly," says Ian, who is now a BNI Ambassador, helping to spread the word about what BNI can do for businesses all around Berkshire. "I don't know where that business would have come from if it hadn't been for BNI. I don't think I could have survived that first twelve months if I hadn't been invited along to that meeting."

Good referrals for Ian at Bradley Security

Insurance companies: Ian can give a free survey to domestic or commercial properites. It'll cost nothing 99% of the time, but he'll identify security issues if there are any

Solicitors: If you have a client whose home is vacant due to long-term illness or if they are elderly or infirm, Ian can provide peace of mind by making the property secure.

Holidaymakers - Burglars may be watching properties fdor signs that they're vacant over the summer holidays. In particular, certain PVC windows can be opened by a burglar in as little as 45 seconds. Ian can provide peace of mind by checking your windows.

Hotel managers - Ian can fit safes for B&Bs and hotels to give residents extra peace of mind. Four safes will cost as little as £500 including installation.

Contact Ian Bradley
Locksmith, Wokingham

Tel 07837 748199