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Peer Networks

About Peer Networks

Peer Networks is a national peer-to-peer networking programme, funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) aimed at supporting SME businesses to grow and develop.

Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce is delivering a Peer Networks programme specifically designed to support business & industry leaders.

Our two cohorts for 2021/22 Cohorts will commence in September 2021 and are aimed at:

  • Cohort 1: Professional Services Sector only
  • Cohort 2: Mixed Business Sectors

We are proud to be supporting the Peer Networks programme by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, in partnership with CWLEP Growth Hub.

The aim is to encourage participants to collaborate, work through common business issues and strengthen business performance. Whilst also supporting our leaders to develop skills, resilience, implement practical solutions and develop a trusted support network of peers.

Click here to complete a Participant Expression of Interest Form

If you would like further information or to discuss a candidate for the Peer Networks, please get in touch with Anamika Jain, here at the Chamber, for more information:

Email: [email protected]

Call: 07766 366051

Who is it for?

The Programme is aimed at business & industry leaders, who work in the following sectors across Coventry & Warwickshire:

  • Professional Services Sector only
  • Mixed Business Sectors

Leaders acoss these sectors will join a group of like minded individuals accessing a variety of interactive online sessions, facilitated by Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber Training.

How does it work?

The Peer Networks Programme will be delivered across nine two hour sessions, all delivered online; it will be highly interactive.

The programme is based on action learning; led by participants themselves, individuals will be able to explore a challenge, solve a problem or discuss ways to capitalise on an opportunity. In a safe and trusted environment participants will be able to share ideas with peers as well as receive practical advice from a trained facilitator, thereby improving communication skills, critical thinking and problem solving techniques.

The Programme

Peer Networks is delivered through a series of high impact group sessions, led by a trained facilitator. 
The programme includes:

Interactive online sessions delivered between September 2021 and March 2022

  • One to one Coaching
  • Trained facilitators
  • Small groups
  • Flexible topic selection
Programme Delivery Dates
Cohort 1 - Professional Services Sector only

All sessions will take place 9.30am - 11.30am on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 15 September 2021
  • Thursday 7 October 2021
  • Friday 22 October 2021
  • Monday 15 November 2021
  • Thursday 02 December 2021
  • Thursday 06 December 2021
  • Thursday 06 January 2022
  • Monday 24 January 2022
  • Friday 18 February 2022
Cohort 2 - Mixed Business Sectors

All sessions will take place 9.30am - 11.30am on the following dates:

  • Thursday 9 September 2021
  • Tuesday 28 September 2021
  • Thursday 14 October 2021
  • Friday 5 November 2021
  • Thursday 25 November 2021
  • Tuesday 14 December 2021
  • Thursday 13 January 2022
  • Thursday 10 February 2022
  • Thursday 24 February 2022
The Benefits

Peer Networks enables connections, and fosters relations that go far beyond networking. By completing Peer Networks, participants will gain new insights, work through challenges, recognise and also act on opportunities. Participants will gain improved leadership skills, build resilience, helping to improve your productivity, thereby supporting business development and growth.

Why sign up?
Evidence shows that coming together with fellow business & industry leaders, sharing challenges and opportunities, and taking time to work through common business issues together, can improve productivity and enable business growth.
Participating in a Peer Networks programme can support leaders to implement practical solutions all within a trusted support network of peers.
Eligibility Criteria
You must be a business & industry leader (CEO/Director level) based in Coventry or Warwickshire in a company which:
  • Has operated for at least one year
  • Has a turnover of at least £100,000
  • Is an SME which employs at least 5 staff up to 250 staff
Get in touch!
If you would like further information or to discuss a candidate for the Peer Networks, please get in touch with Anamika Jain, here at the Chamber, for more information:

Email: [email protected]

Call: 07766 366051

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