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The peer-to-peer networking programme is a free national SME business support programme that has been designed for business leaders who want to grow and develop their organisation for future success. The purpose of the programme is to help business leaders find practical solutions to strategic and operational challenges and is also part of the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing EU transition. 

The Peer Network programme is delivered through a series of high impact group sessions led by trained facilitators, you will also have access to one-to-one business experts during the programme.

What is involved


Each participating business owner will receive: 

 18 hours worth of free group strategy sessions which focus on some of the following topics;

  • Finance

  • HR

  • Sales and Marketing

  • Business Model Innovation

  • Change Management

  • Embedding formal management processes and systems

  • Digital (including adoption and implementation of technology, cybersecurity)

  • Use of data to drive value in the business

3.5 hours of free one-to-one sessions with business experts spread over the duration of the programme. 

Benefits of the programme


Peer Networks enables you to make valuable connections that go far beyond networking. You will also be able to;

  • Adapt your business model in order to recognise new opportunities;

  • Reposition your business for future success;

  • Build a trusted network of connections to support you now and in the future;

  • Drive long-term productivity gains that improve your personal and business performance.

Who is the programme for?


The programme is available to any SME that meets the following criteria:

  • Operated for at least one year;

  • At least five permanent employees;

  • A turnover or at least £100,000;

  • An aspiration to improve;

  • The potential to scale up;

  • The ability or potential to export.

Register your interest...


If you meet the programme criteria or have a question about the eligibility requirements, please register your interest below. The programme is due to start in the third quarter of 2021. 


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