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Peer Networks

Join together with like-minded business owners in a peer group to further cement your business recovery from COVID19, and plan for future success.

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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.

Managed locally by SEMLEP’s Growth Hub, the mentoring sessions for 2020-2021 have been designed and delivered by experts from the world-leading Cranfield School of Management, with partners for 2021-2022 to be confirmed shortly.

Business owners from across Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire will collaboratively work through common business issues.

You will attend six group sessions with fellow owner-managers, and three individual mentoring sessions, developing an action plan to prepare your business for the post-Covid, post-Brexit world through interactive action learning:


The programme

The Peer Networks programme includes:

All cohorts have now been filled for the 2020-2021 financial year, but further spaces will be available for 2021-2022.

You can register your interest in the Peer Networks programme by filling in the enquiry form. A representative of SEMLEP’s Growth Hub will then be in touch to discuss further details about your eligibility, the cohorts and start dates.

Places on the Peer Networks programme are limited so fill in the enquiry form today to guarantee your place in the 2021-2022 set of cohorts.


Who is the programme for?

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

SEMLEP Growth Hub’s Peer Networks programme is available to any SME business in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes that has:

Ideally, participants should also have:


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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


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