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It can be lonely leading a business. You don't always have someone to bounce ideas off and debate a new path forward. Or share the excitement of a hard-fought win.
Peer support is proven to enhance a business leader’s confidence more than 33%, and for the last two years GBSLEP Growth Hub has been leading peer groups for business leaders and directors interested in really learning and growing in a group setting.
"Peer Groups has helped us have a more objective perspective on our business. Listening to the other participants we were struck by the commonality of the challenges facing different SMEs. The unexpected bonus for me was the support I felt from the group."
- Colette King, Platform Three
"What was useful was being able to compare some shared frustrations but also some really positive stories and inspirational interaction. What sat behind it was expert 1:1 business coaching which changed my thinking and was very beneficial."
- Chris Gregory, Heartflood Ltd
"Peer Groups helped me take time out from the day-to-day running of our business and focus on my leadership skills and capabilities. My peer group had a good mix of knowledge and experience from a variety of sectors which became a trusted source of advice."
- Paul Griffiths, Aspire Sports
Peer-to-Peer support is not simply networking with peers but rather a structured, trusted intervention with a small cohort of businesses with similar growth trajectories where issues, challenges, concerns, opportunities – and even financials – are shared, ideas exchanged, and guidance sought from a trusted group.
Are you ready to find a group of people you can share ideas with, learn from and debate the best way forward for your business? If so, then a peer group might be for you.
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 groups enable you to make connections that go far beyond networking.
By joining a peer group you will:
"The Peer Groups programme has been a fabulous resource in which to share challenges and come up with solutions with like-minded people.
We all had the same goal, in that we want to help progress and support as many young people as possible and by discussing our similar challenges, we have been able to have several "'light bulb' moments and implement solutions together."
Kara Tuckey, Head of Operations at Aspiration Training Ltd.
Please complete your information below to apply or express your interest. A member of the Growth Hub will be in touch to discuss the programme further (and can offer additional or alternative support as appropriate).
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