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Solent LEP Peer to Peer Network

We are excited to announce the launch of a national Peer to Peer Network initiative which we will be rolling out and delivering locally with our partners in the coming weeks. 

The Peer to Peer Networks Programme will see the creation of a series of peer networks through our Solent Growth Hub network, with each group consisting of 8-11 owners or managers from the SME business community participating in each network. 

Led by an experienced facilitator, these peer networks will typically meet fortnightly as part of delivering 18 hours of action learning through 2-3-hour sessions.  Individual one-to-one support (coaching, mentoring, or advice) will also be provided either directly by the programme, or from other existing schemes to help to implement and manage change. 

Active involvement in the peer network will enhance the leadership capabilities, knowledge and confidence of business owners and entrepreneurs within a local region. Helping to build regional connectivity and strength within the SME business community.


Further information about the National Programme can be found here


If you are interested in finding out more about the proposed Networks as they progress then please complete the Expression of Interest Form below:



The Peer Networks Programme is funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in response to a commitment made in the 2019 Business Productivity Review. The programme’s longer-term aims are focused on reducing the UK productivity gap by helping business leaders find practical solutions to strategic and operational challenges. It also forms part of the UK Government response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing EU transition, seeking to improve the resilience of SMEs, their capability to adapt their business models to the “new normal” and position themselves for future success,  driving longer-term productivity gains.





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