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Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) launch Peer Networks Programme for SMEs

As businesses adapt to the impacts of COVID-19 and new trading conditions following the UK’s exit from the EU, now more than ever it is vital that businesses have access to support to help them address these and other business challenges. Making your networks aware of this support will enable them to get no-nonsense, practical solutions from the people who understand business best – other business leaders.

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 peoplewho know business best. Other business leaders. Join forces to find your strength in 2021 with PeerNetworks.


  • Recover from the business impact of Covid-19
  • Build lasting relationships and opportunities with other small business leaders
  • Adapt to post Brexit trading including identifying opportunities
  • Make your business more resilient and Build Back Better for 2021

How Peer Networks works

  • Learn from your peers: Find solutions to the real issues your business is facing by working withother local business leaders 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 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.
  • Non-competitive: Peer Networks brings together business leaders working collaboratively to find solutions to common problems. You will not be placed in a group with any direct or indirect competitors, so you can share your expertise and benefit from others.

Why join Peer Networks?
As you continue to develop and adapt your business to cope with the challenges and effects of Covid-19, a second National lock down and new trading environments post UK EU Exit; there has never been a more important time to prepare your business for the future. Join like-minded businesses benefiting from free Peer Networks support and work together to find practical solutions to the challenges you're facing and new opportunities.

Complete the enquiry form in less than three minutes to find out more from your local Growth Hub: