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Peer Networks Programme

Peer Networks powered by York and North Yorkshire growth hub in partnership with the University of York

Ambitious businesses in York and North Yorkshire have the opportunity to come together and work collaboratively as part of our new Peer Networks programme.

Peer Networks is a national peer-to-peer networking programme for SME leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation for future success.

Supported locally by the York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub, the programme will be delivered in partnership with University of York. Their team of experienced facilitators will deliver a series of high impact online group sessions.

The programme will create diverse groups of business leaders and senior managers from SMEs across York and North Yorkshire, who can collaboratively work through their business challenges and opportunities, gain and reflect on valuable feedback and implement practical solutions to overcome them.

What does the programme involve?

Peer Networks is delivered through a series of high impact group sessions.

The programme includes:

  • interactive action learning
  • small groups
  • flexible topic selection
  • one-to-one coaching

Is the programme right for me?

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, however preference will be given to those that have:

  • operated for at least one year
  • at least five employees
  • a turnover of at least £100,000.

Ideally, you should also have:

  • the potential to scale up
  • the ability/potential to export or are already exporting

What are the benefits?

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

How do I apply?

Eligible businesses can apply to join our Peer Network programme by completing the short expression of interest form here.

The programme is funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in response to a commitment made in the 2019 Business Productivity Review (BPR) and there is no cost to the business/individual participating.

Limited places are available and registration is open until Monday 26th October 2020.

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