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

Our 2021/22 Peer Networks programme is now live and we are inviting Oxfordshire businesses to get in touch.

To register your interest, please complete our registration form:

Register your interest in the 2021/22 programme


How did businesses benefit from our first peer networks programme?

Over 150 businesses from across Oxfordshire benefited from a fully-funded support programme, created to develop potential for future growth and productivity.

Throughout the programme, businesses connected with each other and formed business networks that they will rely on for years to come.

The Peer Networks programme brought together diverse cohorts of business leaders so they could discuss business challenges with groups of peers. Delivered through a series of high-impact group sessions, businesses gained valuable feedback from peers and identified practical solutions to overcome future challenges.

Businesses then chose which coach, mentor or business advisor to work with to further explore solutions to their respective challenges and indeed, opportunities.

The programme includes:

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

Hear it from businesses who benefited from Peer Networks 1:

 What would you say to people who are considering joining the programme?

"Do it, don't give it a second thought."

Steve Gee, Managing Director - G-Force Logistics Ltd

"The Peer Networks Programme has been a fantastic opportunity to expand my network and work with other business leaders who were really committed to supporting each other. It has been great to work together and hold each other to account. It has been even better to watch each other grow through the programme. Business leaders really should grab the opportunity to join."

Chantal Orlik, Managing Director - The Motivation Agency

Our second peer networks programme eligibility:

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

  • Operated for at least a year
  • Ideally has five or more employees (or full-time associates if in the creative industry sector*), although there were a limited number of places for businesses with two to four members of staff
  • A turnover of at least £100,000 per annum
  • 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:

  • Overcame business challenges and recognised and acted upon new opportunities
  • Built a trusted network of connections to support their business now and in the future
  • Were able to take the first steps to improve long-term personal and business performance


'New to OxLEP Business' webinar: Why sign-up to our second peer networks programme? (April 2021)

Businesses give their feedback on their experience of peer networks (December 2020)

Details on our first peer networks programme (October 2020)

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