Peer Networks for SMEs

If you have any questions at all or would like to register your interest, please contact 07885 975 222.

Spark by Bruntwood Works has been awarded two more Peer Networks cohorts led with the support of Elevate. But what is Peer Networks?

Peer Networks is a national peer-to-peer networking programme for SME leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation for future success. Delivered locally by GC Business Growth Hub in partnership with Elevate, Bruntwood Works and other delivery partners, the programme creates diverse cohort groups of individuals to collaboratively work through common business issues. Through interactive action learning, we enable you to discuss your own challenges, gain and reflect on valuable feedback and implement practical solutions to overcome them. From finance and HR to sales, marketing and more, our expert facilitators give you the flexibility to create a trusted support network that works for you, helping you to build and strengthen your business and improve its overall performance.

Peer Networks is delivered through a series of high impact group sessions, with each cohort led by a trained facilitator.

The programme includes:

  • Interactive action learning
  • Trained facilitators
  • Small groups
  • Flexible topic selection
  • One to one coaching

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 that has:

  • Operated for at least one year
  • At least five employees
  • A turnover of at least £100,000
  • An aspiration to improve

Businesses that seek external advice or undertake formal training are more likely to improve their overall performance, but many prefer to take advice from trusted sources, such as their peers, when presented with external challenges and opportunities. 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.

If you have any questions at all or would like to register your interest, please contact 07885 975 222.


Mimi Rostron – The Insights People

“After joining a growing business as the sole HR professional, I was asked if I would be interested in joining the peer networking programme. I jumped at the opportunity. Being able to meet people from different businesses and get their advice and tap into their knowledge and experience really helped in making that transition from a large organisation with a large team to a small business, where there are two of us in the department. The advice my peers provided me was great and I really enjoyed being able to talk through different scenarios and bounce ideas off each other. I looked forward to these sessions as it allowed me that time to build my network and share experiences with others in similar situations to myself.”

Taylor Rogers – Williamson Croft

“I found Peer Networks extremely valuable, there were a number of ideas & scenarios I wanted an honest second opinion on and that was provided at Peer Networks. I also enjoyed being able to share our own experiences with the other business leaders and help them where possible. The sessions were facilitated very well by Katie, I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to give it a go, especially in the recent climate it was a nice change to other online formats I’ve tried.”

Jake Ansbro – Gooey

“Peer networks has been excellent for me personally and for my business Gooey! There have been numerous introductions made, we’ve received grant funding we wouldn’t have known about, I’ve expanded my professional network and we are now utilising some more niche advice services through the business growth hub, thanks to peer network.

I enjoyed catching up with a friendly group of peers every week, and having the opportunity to talk openly about the issues you face day to day is weirdly calming. It’s also great to offer help and advice others and you realise you’re in the same boat as others.

Katie was a joy to work with and went above and beyond to provide value outside of the contact time week to week. I’d recommend anybody to join these sessions with an open mind and give them a go.”

If you have any questions at all or would like to register your interest, please contact 07885 975 222.