How peer assist helps me and my firm

The Peer Networks program brings entrepreneurs together to discuss business issues

There has never been a more important time to invest in the future of your business by working with people who know the business best. Other business leaders.

Peer Networks bring executives together to find solutions to common problems and develop opportunities together.

Whether a SMB business is facing challenges related to product development, human resources, technology, finance, navigating through the third national lockdown or the UK's exit from the EU, peer support can enable business owners to address those issues all in one Sharing environment that often leads to Effective solutions that reflect valuable feedback from colleagues.

This is what business owners are saying about peer networks:

Aspen peer networks in Oxfordshire is almost in the middle of the meetings.

One business owner said, "What I found interesting is how people have been doing over the past nine months, and how creative and resilient the people have been."

This was confirmed by another participant who said, “What I have found for my personal development is that it has helped me listen to the entire problem instead of jumping to a solution as was usually my leadership style.

"This learning and a longer process of really analyzing a problem help me as a manager and in my own decisions."

Lauren Bailey-Rhodes, Operations Manager at Transform Lives Company, a Liverpool-based social company specializing in employment and wellbeing, joined Peer Networks to grow their business.

She said, “I chose to join because it seemed the best for me and TLC now, because our biggest challenge is to speak up and grow our business in the corporate sector.

“When I spoke to our host, Phil, I knew this was going to be a really good experience. The first session was great with a good mix of people who will bring so many different things into the group and are already starting to help each other. "

Paul Wakefield, Owner of Freedom Book Publishing The Buckinghamshire based company is calling on companies to get involved after recently enrolling.

He said, "I didn't know what to expect, but I was really impressed. There are a fantastic group of people I work with. The sign up process was easy.

"I have been able to learn about my company, get feedback on my company, learn from other people, and help and support others." I highly recommend Peer Networks – it was fantastic and 100 percent free. "

Joe Campbell is the director of Culture City, a high-end Merseyside film production and music management company.

He said, “I chose Peer Networks because I thought it would be a really good opportunity to talk to other companies about the problems we encountered, how we overcame them, what is next for our company and how we can work together with other people in the future.

"It was also interesting to learn about the issues other people encountered during the lockdown and it was great to share stories and ways we overcame those issues too."

“One of the great things that happened after our first session is that I spoke to one of the companies. It emerges from this conversation that we will work with the company and we would never have known about it if it hadn't been for peer networks. "

Find out more

Peer Networks, a free program running across England, is designed to create a trustworthy, high performing support network for SMEs where they can work together to build resilience, strengthen their business and improve overall performance.

Peer Networks is supported by the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and provided on site by the Network of Growth Hubs and supported by the respective Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).

Peer Networks is open to small and medium-sized businesses in England.

You can fill out the inquiry form in less than 3 minutes, with the program open to new attendees through January 31, and sessions running through March 31, 2021.

To make an inquiry, visit

further reading

Your Guide to Peer Networking

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