Business Gateway Growth Hub launches Peer Networks Programme

Business Gateway Growth Hub launches Peer Networks Programme

A new peer-to-peer networking programme, launched today, will enable local business leaders to collaborate with like-minded individuals to discuss current challenges and grow their organisations for future success.

This programme will be delivered locally by the Business Gateway Growth Hub. 

There will be 14 Peer Networks in the Leicester and Leicestershire region, for businesses in the  Agriculture, Digital and Creative, Fashion and Textile Manufacturing, Food and Drink Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Retail, Tourism and Hospitality sectors, plus two dedicated groups specifically aimed at high-growth businesses. 

The online sessions will give businesses the flexibility to create a trusted support network, helping to build and strengthen business and improve overall performance. The programme will also help companies address the impact of COVID-19 by coming together to work through common issues, and benefit from one-to-one coaching on a range of topics. 

Leaders and senior managers from Leicester and Leicestershire’s SME business community who meet the eligibility criteria, below, are invited to take part: 

• Operated for at least one year

• At least five employees

• A turnover of at least £100,000

• An aspiration to improve business output.

Nine facilitators, who are experts in their respective fields, have been selected to chair the sessions, including Marketing Voice based in Leicester. 

Harmeet Singh, Managing Director, Marketing Voice said:

“We are thrilled to have been selected to facilitate two of the Peer Networking Programmes in Leicestershire. As a digital marketing business we know how important networking is, and understand that by sharing issues and concerns you can gain valuable insight from those who have been in your position before. We are excited about working with local businesses and helping them to grow, with the ultimate goal of driving the economy forward within the local area, which we are very proud to be a part of.” 

Jon Egley, Growth Hub Manager said:

“We are delighted to have launched Peer Networks, which will provide vital sector focused business support to ambitious businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire and further enhance our existing Business Gateway service, offering them sector-focused expertise and a robust platform for the future." 

Eligible businesses can apply to join by emailing Sue.Tilley@llep.org.uk, who will respond to your query. To find out more visit the Business Gateway Growth Hub website.


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