New Peer Networks Programme Announced – Building a stronger business future together

26th May 2021

Liverpool City Region’s Peer Networks programme, created by Growth Platform, is for SME leaders that want to stabilise, grow and develop their organisation with the support of like-minded entrepreneurs from across the Liverpool City Region’s business community.

Expressions of Interest for this round of cohorts must be received no later than Wednesday 9 June.

It provides a virtual community* for business leaders to get together to discuss their collective business challenges; think-up solutions to them; and plan long term recovery and growth.

*Although cohorts will start virtually, once restrictions are relaxed in June some cohorts will start meeting face-to-face.


Peer Networks is a peer-to-peer networking programme designed for Liverpool City Region-based SMEs. The programme includes 18 hours of interactive groups sessions which will be delivered fortnightly by trained facilitators, each participating SME can also access a further 3.5 hours of one-to-one support with an expert business adviser scheduled to suit their needs.

Each member will have the opportunity to present an opportunity, challenge, or problem to their group, and engage in collaborative discussion with other members to find practical solutions via the action learning methodology that the programme encourages.


If you’re an SME that meets the following criteria, then you’re eligible to take up a place on the programme:

  • Operated for at least a year
  • Five employees or more
  • A turnover of at least £100,000
  • The aspiration to improve and grow their business
  • The ability / potential to scale up or start exporting (ideal attributes)

“One of the most useful cross sector forums I have ever been involved in.”

Lisa Furlong, Director, Mole Group

“I think we’ve got a fantastic group with such a variety of ideas and points of view. Everyone is so open and supportive.”

Lauren Bailey-Rhodes, Director, Transform Lives Company

“It’s good to know that even in situations where I thought I had no advice to offer, through thoughtful questioning we can bring something to the discussion.”

John Callaghan, Project Manager, Damibu


REGISTER your interest HERE 

26th May 2021