Create a trusted support network

National programme funded by Central Government

About Peer Networks

Peer Networks is a national peer-to-peer networking programme for SME leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation for future success.

This programme has been curated to allow businesses and business owners to share and gain knowledge and help from expert facilitators.

The programme has been delivered locally by Worcestershire Business Central during the first quarter of 2021, where we created diverse cohort groups of individuals who were able to collaboratively work through common business issues. Through interactive action learning, cohorts were able to discuss their own challenges, gain and reflect on valuable feedback and implement practical solutions to overcome them.

From finance and HR to sales, marketing and more, the expert facilitators give businesses the flexibility to create a trusted support network that works for them, helping them to build and strengthen the business and improve its overall performance.

More information on the benefits, eligibility criteria and delivery of the programme can be found below.

We are now looking for businesses to register their interest for future cohorts of the Peer Networks programme, to do so please get in touch with the team by emailing with the subject line “Peer Networks Interest”.


Businesses that seek external advice or undertake formal training are more likely to improve their overall performance, but many prefer to take advice from trusted sources, such as their peers, when presented with external challenges and opportunities.

Peer Networks enables you to  make connections that go far beyond networking.

By completing Peer Networks, you will:


Overcome business challenges and recognise and act on new opportunities


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


Improve your long-term personal and business performance

Who is the programme for?

Peer Networks is designed for business leaders who want to grow and develop their organisation for future success.

The programme is available to any SME business that has:

Operated for at least one year

At least five employees

A turnover of at least £100,000

An aspiration to improve


Ideally, participants should also have:

The potential to scale up

The ability or potential to export

The Programme

Peer Networks is delivered through a series of high impact group sessions, with each cohort led by a trained facilitator. Also to add in areas that will be covered to include best use of technology in the COVID world to present the business in the best way digitally and also look at new business development opportunities at home and abroad.

The programme includes:


Interactive action learning


Trained facilitators


Small groups


Flexible topic selection


One to one coaching

Registeration now closed

Registration for the current Peer Network cohorts has now closed. If you are interested in any future Peer to Peer Network opportunities, then please email with ‘Peer to Peer Network’ in the title, and a member of the team will be in touch

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