Peer Networks is a national peer-to-peer networking programme for SME leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation for future success.

UPDATE – Our Peer Networks programme will be returning soon. We are now accepting expressions of interest for our 2021/2022 Peer Networks programme and invite Oxfordshire businesses to get in touch.

To express your interest in the programme, please complete our business support tool: 

Complete our business support tool

About Peer Networks

165 businesses just like yours will benefit from fully funded support to develop their potential for future growth and productivity. They will connect with each other and form business networks that they will rely on for years to come.

The Peer Networks programme is bringing together diverse cohorts of business leaders so you can discuss your business challenges with your peers. Delivered through a series of high impact group sessions, you will gain and reflect on valuable feedback from your peers and identify practical solutions to overcome your business challenges. You will then choose which coach, mentor or business advisor to work with to further explore solutions to your challenge. This is a great opportunity to create an expert virtual team to help you and your business to succeed.

The programme includes:

  • Interactive action learning
  • Trained facilitators
  • Small groups
  • Flexible topic selection
  • One to one coaching


The programme is available to any SME business (trading in Oxfordshire) that has:

  • Operated for at least a year
  • Ideally 5+ employees (or full-time associates if in the Creative industry sector*), although there are a limited number of places for businesses with 2 - 4 staff
  • A turnover of at least £100,000
  • An aspiration to improve

*Creative industry sector includes advertising and marketing, architecture, crafts, design, fashion, film, TV, Radio and photography, music, performing and visual arts, publishing, Computer games and computer programming, museums, galleries and libraries.

By engaging with the Peer Networks programme, businesses 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


Peer Networks vlog

Peer Networks - Cohort feedback

For more information on our Peer Networks programme get in touch with the OxLEP Business team today.