setting the benchmark in business networking


A little about us

Bamboo is regarded as one of the most successful BNI Chapters in Australia. Our success means that we continue to attract high calibre business owners and key decision makers who have reputable circles of influence. These professionals share our vision of developing sustainable and rewarding business relationships in a stimulating & supportive environment, resulting in qualified referrals for all members.

The meaning behind the name Bamboo

Resilience. Strength. Life

Every BNI Chapter has a name. Ours is ‘Bamboo’ – based on the Chinese Guanxi principle.

‘Guanxi’ refers to interpersonal connections (networks). Like its counterpart, Bamboo has initially spread beneath the surface (propagated by our core member base) and now established the results are evident through the rapid growth of shoots (referral generation) which are abundant, enduring and resilient.


Enjoy exciting rewards of membership

We pride ourselves in creating new business for our members. Since 2013, our activity and referrals have generated more than $12 million. Because of our status we continue to attract a high level of professionals, business owners and decision makers who have premium services and products to promote. We are fortunate to be able to select the ‘best of the best’ which is why we have a waiting list of great applicants keen to join Bamboo for popular categories.

With such a high calibre of members led by an experienced leadership team, membership in Bamboo is a proven way to enhance personal development and become a confident public speaker in every situation – social and professional.

We also love to mix pleasure and business by getting together at regular social events throughout the year.


Membership of this successful BNI chapter is a
proven way to generate new business!



Categories we would like to have join our chapter: 

  • Commercial Real Estate Agent

  • Business Broker

  • Content Writer

  • Stockbroker

  • Handyman/Painting Business

  • Podiatrist/Medical Practitioner

  • Migration Agent

  • Landscaper Gardening Business

If you are one of the above and would like to join, please use the below "Join our Chapter" button.


Our Members


Shannon Del Valle


Stevie Nicolao


Paul Blake


Michael Grace


Anthony Nixon


Phillip Power


Shannon Davies


Thomas Murrell


Noel Smilee Alesna


Michael Papadopoff


Lavisha Bhatia


Nick Del Carlo


John Davidson



Shannon Del Valle

Shannon has over 15 years’ experience working in financial and legal services.

Shannon has extensive experience in all areas of residential, commercial and business Conveyancing. Shannon works with clients on large subdivisions, off the plan strata developments and complex commercial transactions.

Shannon has worked on some of Perth’s largest commercial property transactions and on behalf of developers on residential, commercial and built strata projects, where at times she was exposed to the complex issues that can arise.

Shannon’s experience allows her to understanding each client’s individual needs.

Shannon is passionate about ensuring she offers her clients practical solutions and a first class service. It is because of this that clients repeatedly use Shannon for all their property transactions.


Michael Papadopoff

Michael’s focus as the Director of ‘All About You’ Financial Solutions is to make the loan process easy for all our customers. This has involved building a team of Finance Professionals focused on listening to every individual customer’s needs and finding them the right loan to suit.

Michael’s extensive banking and broking background, along with his formal qualification of a Bachelor of Business (Edith Cowan University), enables him to oversee every loan and ensure the right financial solution is offered with outstanding professionalism and integrity. In addition to this, Michael and his team will assist with document signings and most importantly, ongoing support after settlement.

This optimum service means that Michael and his team of Finance Brokers will not only find the customer the right loan to satisfy their needs, but also to thoroughly check and explain all documentation, and follow through to timely, hassle free settlement.  

Nick del Carlo

is one of the Directors and owners of RDC Constructions.

RDC Constructions is a dynamic, energetic company expanding rapidly within the Commercial and Residential construction and Property Development  sectors. We know that our fresh approach will deliver a finished product which will satisfy your requirements on time, every time.

A  family business started in 2004, we have been designing & building homes, multi-unit developments and commercial properties to meet the needs of our clients. We offer a wide range of services from straight home construction to entire built strata developments, complete with turnkey finishes right down to landscaping & floor coverings.


Paul Blake

is a director Vision Financial Strategies and a member of the Association of Financial Advisers.

Paul offers a full financial planning service to clients of all ages and walks of life. He has been in the financial services industry since 2006 and offers a range of insurance, investment, superannuation and retirement strategies. He is passionate about ensuring each individual’s ‘financial health’ remains in check, by assisting them to achieve their personal, financial, and lifestyle goals.

Paul is a keen Dockers supporter and when he is not at the football he is either spending time with wife and family, walking his 2 Great Danes, or taking his GTS Monaro for a spin.

Michael Grace

is a Director at PRG Property Investments and provides support and services to all their clients, Alliance Partners, Financial Advisers, Mortgage Brokers and Accountants alike.  To help service their partners they have set up a Development Team to provide access to Newsletters, Property Reports and Feature Articles specific to their groups, company or business.


Shannon Davies

Shannon is a partner at Perth Property Lawyers, which is a division of his broader Stork Davies Legal Advisors practice.

He has established a reputation as a trusted advisor for those who need help to navigate the legal complexities of modern business.

Shannon practises in front-end commercial law, with a particular focus on commercial real estate transactions. He has substantial experience in acquisitions and divestments (both real estate and business), foreign investment, real estate developments, commercial leasing, State property taxes, loan arrangements, securities, and other general property and commercial matters.

Tom Murrell

Thomas Murrell MBA is an award winning broadcaster, international business speaker and media consultant. 

His company, 8M Media & Communications, provides solutions to media and communication issues for Top 500 companies, Government agencies and leading Universities. BRW Magazine described him as "committed to using creativity as a competitive edge".


John Davidson

is the franchise store owner of Helloworld Travel Claremont Quarter and has been established for over 7 years. Collectively, our staff have over 45 years retail travel experience.

We specialise in travel to Italy, France, South-East Asia, USA, Canada & South America and provide the following niche services to our customers: • Air • Car Hire • Rail holidays • Packages and Tailored Packages • Cruising Both Ocean and River • Travel Insurance • Corporate Travel • Group Travel • Luggage • Foreign Exchange • Cash Passport • Information Events • Expo • Coach Tours Insight/Trafalgar/Globus/Cosmos • 24/7 Emergency Service were we say yes when the computer says no! • Escorted Tours • Meet and Greet Perth Airport


Phillip Power

Phil is a Chartered Accountant based in South Perth. As the director and founder of Forward Focus Chartered Accountants, Phil is a leading thinker in small business and with his hands on approach he has worked with some great small businesses nurturing growth, increasing cash flow and improving profits.

While compliance accounting is important, it is just the beginning and that is why the team at Forward Focus offer a range of services to suit everyday business needs. With over 25 years of experience in business advisory, Phil looks beyond the traditional methods of accounting to provide clients with proactive, efficient and forward thinking advice so that they can achieve their personal and business goals

Anthony Nixon

is the franchise store owner of Kwik Kopy Perth CBD.

At Kwik Kopy we have been serving the Australian small and medium business community for over 30 years, with a network of more than 100 Print & Design Centres located across Australia. 

We appreciate that every business is different, from reliable business printing, creative graphic design or innovative online solutions, we can help you achieve your current and future business goals.

Noel Smilee Alesna

Smile Plumbing and Gas is a family owned business. We will greet you at your door with a smile, great service and an affordable pricing on your jobs.  

We have a can do attitude and there is no job too great or too small for our experienced team. All our work comes with quality guarantee’s.

On choosing Smile Plumbing and Gas for assistance, call and you can rely on us for lightning response, quality assured workmanship & working plumbing every time. 

Dinesh Bhatia

Dinesh is a proactive & solutions driven professional working with small to medium sized businesses focusing on business improvement advice and support with practical, hands-on implementation with extensive experience in mining, oil & gas services and power generation industries in Australia (+11 years) and the GCC (+10 years).

With his wealth of big business experience and entrepreneurial mind, he has the ability to work across sectors, identifying areas of potential opportunities, improve internal controls and sharing best practice to help businesses grow and achieve their goals.

Malcolm Henderson

Malcolm is the CEO of Meredith Lawyers, a small law firm thats gaining a big reputation.

Meredith Lawyers practises predominantly Family Law and can assist clients going through the legal turmoil of a matrimonial or de facto separation, with fixed fees for certain matters to ensure peace of mind. Meredith Lawyers can assist you and members of your network with children’s matters, financial matters, divorce, finalising agreements between parties (including drafting Binding Financial Agreements, Family Court Consent Orders and prenuptial agreements) and niche or complex areas of family Law (including grandparent matters and matters concerning Violence Restraining Orders and family violence). If you or someone you know needs any Family Law assistance, send them through to Meredith Lawyers.