Join forces with other local business leaders and find your strength in 2021 with Peer Networks. 

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Learn. Share. Grow. Get practical no nonsense support from other local businesses 

There's never been a more important time to invest in the future of your business by working with people who know business best. Other business leaders. Join forces to find your strength in 2021 with Peer Networks. Complete the Enquiry Form in less than three minutes and your local Growth Hub will contact you to let you know more and explain the next steps. 

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How you and your business can benefit from Peer Networks support 

Learn from your peers: Find solutions to the real issues your business is facing by working with other local business leaders facing similar challenges. 
All it takes is your time: Peer Networks is a completely free programme, all it takes is a few hours of your time each month. You can join virtual sessions from the comfort of your home or office. 
Varied delivery, real results: Activities take place in structured, small-group sessions, led by a skilled professional facilitator to make sure you see real results in return for the investment of your time. You will also benefit from access to 1:1 mentoring, coaching or advice depending on the support you need. 
Non-competitive: Peer Networks brings together business leaders working collaboratively to find solutions to common problems. You will not be placed in a group with any competitors, so you can share your expertise and benefit from others. 

What our business leaders say 

Kirsti Grayson, Director of Go Velo, a Lancashire-based Bikeability provider: 
"Already I've learnt so much about the issues other people are facing and I've gained confidence in knowing that despite my business being smaller and structured differently to others I still had experiences I could share to help others improve. I came away feeling very supported. It's really making me focus on my business and motivated me considerably." 
Chris Kane, co-founder of Dorset-based Greendale Construction: 
"2020 has been a challenging time for all businesses especially SMEs as the ongoing pandemic continues to cause uncertainty. Peer Networks is interesting and engaging, with a great mix of business owners taking part. I came with an open mind and wanted to help myself and others address some of the business challenges we are facing. I want to learn from my peers, understand their challenges, speak about our own and see how we can learn from each other and help each other. After the first session I called my business partner and told him that he should sign up to Peer Networks also." 
Aspen Peer Network 
Chris Kane, Co-founder Greendale Construction 
Paul Wakefield, Business Owner, Freedom Book Publishing 
Dr Sarah Underwood, Professor in entrepreneurial practice at Leeds University Business School and Networks facilitator 
Michelle Ovens MBE, Founder, Small Business Britain 
Roger Marsh, Chair of NP11 and Vice-Chair of LEP Network 

How it works 

Our professional facilitators will support you and your group of fellow business leaders as you work together to problem solve and share ideas. All topics discussed in the sessions are selected by the individuals in the group, as you work together to create tangible solutions in a collaborative, non-competitive environment. 
Participants receive 1:1 support matched to your specific needs to help you build on your learning experience. 

Who is this programme for? 

Peer Networks is open to any small to medium size business in England. There are some eligibility criteria that your local Growth Hub will discuss with you following you submitting the Enquiry Form. This is to ensure that you are placed into a peer group which matches you to like-minded peers with similar challenges and opportunities to get the most from the programme. 

What Next 

Complete the Find out More information. Your local Growth Hub will then contact you to give you further information about the programme, answer any questions you might have and guide you through the next steps to starting Peer Networks. 
With the increased challenges facing businesses, including from COVID-19 and EU Transition, there's never been a more important time to prepare your business for the future. Join like-minded businesses benefiting from Peer Networks support and work together to find practical solutions to the challenges you're facing. 
Sign up to Peer Networks today. 
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