Peer Networks Scheme.

Peer Networks Programme is a national programme aiming to help SMEs to overcome their business challenges and build a trusted network between the local businesses. Delivered locally by Boost,  It aims at business leaders that want to develop and grow their organisation in the local area. 

The service is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Local Strategy and is set to deliver interactive action learning, trained facilitators, small groups, flexible topic selection and one to one coaching for the local businesses. The programme will connect 35 groups of 11 business leaders in order to connect and solve common business issues.

Peer Networks will run between September 2021 until March 2020 following a successful pilot programme last year. 

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Successful pilot programme.

Last year’s programme brought a necessary boost to 320 SMEs around the country. It provided  a great opportunity for the organisations to work together, solve common issues and share knowledge as a part of this government funded programme. This followed by many success stories and unexpected twists and turns in certain businesses such as Cronkshaw Farm using goats from her farm to hire on video calls.

Due to the vast success of the programme, the government announced further 26 Peer Network schemes across the country to run between July 2021 and March 2022 including Lancashire. 

Requirements of the Peer Network.

In order to be eligible to participate in the Peer Networks programme, SME must:

  • Operate for at least 1 year
  • Have at least 5 employees
  • Have a turnover of minimum £100.000
  • Have a passion for growing your business

The groups will be focused on the exchange of expertise between the business leaders as well as creating long-lasting relationships between the local businesses in order to help each other grow. 

Companies around Lancashire can register their interest for the programme by calling 0800 488 0057 or visiting the Peer Network page here,

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