“The Peer Networks programme is an excellent way to take time out of your business to reflect on the priorities for your business and learn from an enthusiastic group of peers.”
Derek Jones, Acuigen

Please note that the Peer Networks programme is now closed for further applications.

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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.


How it works

Learn from your peers:
Find solutions to the real issues your business is facing by working with other local business leaders across Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes facing similar challenges.

All it takes is your time:
The programme is fully funded so there is no cost to join Peer Networks, other than a few hours of your time each month. You can join virtual sessions live on Zoom from the comfort of your home or office.

Varied delivery, real results:
Networking takes place virtually in structured, small-group sessions, led by professional facilitators to make sure you see real results in return for the investment of your time. You will also benefit from 1:1 mentoring, coaching and advice from trained professionals.

Peer Networks brings together business leaders working collaboratively to find solutions to common problems and new opportunities. You will not be placed in a group with any direct or indirect competitors, so you can share your expertise and benefit from others.


  • Recover from the business impact of COVID-19
  • Build lasting relationships and opportunities with other small business leaders
  • Adapt to post EU exit trading including identifying opportunities
  • Make your business more resilient and build back better

Who is this 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 in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes that has:

Ideally, participants should also have:


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