Peer Networks

Peer Networks
Rachel Hughes
Rachel Hughes
South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority

Peer Networks is a peer-to-peer networking programme for SMEs across England that is now available to businesses within South Yorkshire.

The programme will create diverse cohort groups of individuals in business 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, facilitators will 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.

Who is it for?

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 located within South Yorkshire that has:

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

And ideally has the potential to scale up or export or is exporting already.

The Programme

Peer Networks is delivered through a series of virtual high impact group sessions, with a trained facilitator.

The programme includes:

  • Action oriented learning
  • Trained facilitators
  • Small groups
  • Flexible topic selection
  • One to one coaching


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 wish to register your interest in the programme and receive further details once applications for places are open, please submit your details to our Gateway team on: 03330 00 00 39, or email

Eligibility requirements

Operated for 1+ years, at least five employees, turnover of at least £100,000, aspiration to improve

Rachel Hughes
Rachel Hughes
South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority

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