Business owners helping each other to drive growth with Peer Networks
Cheshire and Warrington Growth Hub are now recruiting for their latest Peer Networks groups due to start in November, with funded places allocated on a first come first served basis.
Peer Networks is government-backed, fully-funded opportunity that brings together business owners from a range of sectors and specialisms from Cheshire and Warrington.
The business owners drive each facilitated session, choosing topics important to them to focus on – this could be recruitment, EU transition, leadership or Net Zero. Group members then mentor each other to find solutions and positive outcomes to their individual challenges.
Helen Tonks, co-founder of Alsager firm Hydraulics Online took part in Peer Networks earlier this year. Helen said: “Peer Networks was a great opportunity to connect with a group of diverse, but ultimately like-minded, local business owners and leaders, who I would never otherwise have crossed paths with so we could talk and share ideas in a really safe and supportive environment.”
“I found it hugely rewarding to be part of the process of helping somebody to have a lightbulb moment where they could finally see the proverbial wood for the trees and a way through a problem that had often, quite literally, been keeping them awake at night. Best of all, we have stayed in touch as a cohort and have continued to act as sounding boards for one another.”
Peer Networks offers businesses 18 hours of support working in these small virtual groups as well as an additional three and a half hours of one-on-one support. The programme is open to businesses with five employees or more who have a turnover above £100,000 and have been trading for over one year.
E-mail email@example.com to find out more or call programme lead Mark Shepherd on 07494 869282.