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Peer Networks:  Registration now open for January cohorts
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Peer Networks: Registration now open for January cohorts

Peer Networks is a peer-to-peer networking programme for SMEs delivered by Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, on behalf of the Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Growth Hub and the Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

We create diverse cohort groups of individuals to collaboratively work through common business issues. The Peer Network address issues such as the current business challenges brought about by COVID-19, the Transition Period and environmental legislation. It will also include ongoing issues ranging from growth strategies and HR to change management and innovation succession planning.

The aim is to improve the region’s business landscape and drive economic prosperity.

Eight cohorts have already successfully launched, with excellent and positive feedback from participants encouraging businesses across Staffordshire to get involved.

We plan to launch the final cohorts in early January, therefore you will need to register your interest as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss out.

How will this benefit you?

– Networking opportunities:
You can talk to other business leaders in the Staffordshire region about the issues affecting your business.
– Free support:
You can access professional business mentors, advisors, and leaders in your group and across the programme.
– A voice:
You have the opportunity to set the agenda to discuss and analyse specific problems you may be encountering.

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
– Ideally has the potential to scale up or export or is exporting already

Please note, this is a fully funded programme with no financial commit from you or your business. All we ask of you is to commit a minimum of 21.5 hours.