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 recruiting for its last groups to start in January and February. Peer Networks will end in March 2022.

Please complete our registration form to apply:

Register your interest in the 2021/22 programme


How have businesses benefit from the peer networks programme?

Over 230 businesses from across Oxfordshire have benefited from this fully-funded support programme, created to develop potential for future growth and productivity.

The Peer Networks programme runs for 9 weeks and meets online with groups of around 10 business leaders who help tackle each other’s challenges by sharing ideas and experience. All the meetings are facilitated to ensure there is active learning and every group member also receives 121 help from business experts of their choice to work with them on specific issues. 

Open and sector specific groups:

There are four specific sector groups launching in January / February and two mixed sectors for those that would prefer to be connected with business leaders from a range of industries:

Food and Drink | Starting Thursday 3rd February (8-10am)

Visitor Economy, Retail and Hospitality | Starting Thursday 3rd February (8-10am)

Manufacturing | Starting Tuesday 1st February (12-2pm)

Research Collaboration | Wednesday 2nd February (5-7pm)

Mixed sector groups | Starting Monday 31st January (12-2pm) and Wednesday 2nd February (12-2pm)


What better way to ensure your ideas and business plans for 2022 get a boost, than by joining a group of your peers to guide and support you.

Businesses must have operated for at least a year, have at least 2 staff and turnover £100k plus. 

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

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


Peer Networks Case Studies from OxLEP Business

'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)

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