My name is Jonathan Hamilton and I run my own business part-time as a Utility Warehouse Distributor by helping people to save and make money. I have been making money as a Partner since July 2009. Until 2019 I lived on the outskirts of Ashford, Kent where my three fantastic children still live with their mother. I now live in Windlesham, Surrey with my new partner.
How Utility Warehouse worked for me
When I first became a Partner with Utility Warehouse, I had a busy life with a demanding full time job, a growing family to support and was also an active member of BNI – the breakfast referrals and networking organisation. Despite the various demands on my time, I became a successful Utility Warehouse Partner, largely through the power of leveraging BNI effectively. I have achieved this, partly by fitting in phone calls and appointments in the little nooks and crannies of the day. I found that consistently doing a little activity, every day, adds up to a lot of commission over the course of a year. Utility Warehouse is particularly rewarding because, once you have done the work to sign up the customer, head office take over and look after things from there. The mantra at head office is that Utility Warehouse should be the company that you would recommend to your mum. Utility Warehouse want to be the most trusted utility provider in the UK and are already making great strides towards this goal. All you have to do is get paid for as long as that customer remains with Utility Warehouse. In short: you do the work once and get paid forever!
In my full-time day job I worked as a manager for a growing team of engineers at an international electronics company based in Dover. Prior to that I worked for an electronics company in Lewes, East Sussex, designing public address systems for the London Underground. Going further back, I graduated from Sussex University in 2005 with a first class Masters degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. I was also given the awards for best 3rd and 4th year projects respectively.
After a few years as a member of BNI, I fell in love with BNI more than my day job and expanded my role from member to Ambassador to Director. In 2016 I was given the opportunity to purchase the franchise of Surrey BNI and have been doing that full-time ever since. BNI is demanding on my time but I still find pockets of time to continue as a Utility Warehouse Distributor. Although I am no longer a BNI member, my phone still rings now with spin-off business from referrals I received in 2009!
Hobbies and achievements
Motorcycling has always been important to me since the age of 17 and after being a Utility Warehouse Partner for just 18 months, I was earning enough money to afford a brand new BMW motorbike. I also enjoy hang gliding, snowboarding, skydiving and most other dangerous sports :-). I have recently started Kitesurfing at Camber in Kent – a great sport to get involved in.
I qualified in July 2014 for my free white Utility Warehouse mini, subtly adorned with pink pigs! A goal which had been driving me since the start (no pun intended!). The next goal in my Utility Warehouse business is to help enough other peope to generate a meaningful second income by building my team that I become promoted to Senior Group Leader (SGL). You can find out more about the structure of the Utility Warehouse business opportunity by signing up to receive a free information pack on the top right of this page.
Progression – 2016 and Beyond!
My journey with Utility Warehouse led me to BNI and I was a member of the Dover group for a number of years. Over that time I formed many close friendships and alliances and was able to help as well as benefit greatly from the group. I enjoyed BNI so much that I was fortunate to be offered a position as a BNI director Consultant – supporting other BNI groups in East Kent to succeed even more in BNI. Over time, it became clear that I had fallen in love with BNI, even more than Utility Warehouse and I took my BNI career more seriously. I was very blessed to be awarded highly commended Director Consultant of the year in 2014 at the annual European conference. I was invited back to the BNI conference the following year as one of the speakers which was also a huge honour.
On 1st March 2016 I took over the running of the BNI Surrey franchise and now focus on this as a full time vocation, having left my full time employed position. This is already proving to be a hugely rewarding position. I am still maintaining an active interest in Utility Warehouse, but it is nice to know that when my BNI Surrey commitments take my full focus, I am still being paid an additional income from Utility Warehouse.
I have also found that there are some businesses who are too large to benefit from the energy tariffs that Utility Warehouse provide. To cater for these customers, am now a premier Introduction Agent with Full Power Utilities. Full Power dovetails really well with the Utility Warehouse offering. It’s really easy to work with Full Power – you literally make the introduction between the business decision maker and Full Power and they do the rest – then you get paid at the start of the energy contract.