WBC Business Blog – November 2020

 

We are very excited here at Worcestershire Business Central to be preparing the Peer to Peer learning programme for local businesses. 

 

This is a national initiative that will be delivered locally in England through the LEP networks and their Growth Hubs.  It also forms part of the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing EU transition, seeking to improve the resilience of SMEs, their capability to adapt their business models to the “new normal” and position themselves for future success,  driving longer-term productivity gains.

The programme will see the creation of a series of Peer Networks (cohorts) through the Growth Hub network here in Worcestershire, with each group consisting of 8-11 owners or managers from the SME business community participating in each network. 

Led by an experienced facilitator, these Peer Networks will typically meet fortnightly as part of delivering 18 hours of action learning through 2-3-hour sessions.  Individual one-to-one support (coaching, mentoring, or advice) will also be provided either directly by the programme, or from other existing schemes to help to implement and manage change. 

Active involvement in the Peer Network will enhance the leadership capabilities, knowledge and confidence of business owners and entrepreneurs within a local region.  It will help build local connectivity and strength within the SME business community within Worcestershire, which is what we are all striving for.

We will be launching the details of each programme shortly, so please do have a look at our website to learn more and register your interest https://www.business-central.co.uk/peer-networks/

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