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 young, aspiring business leaders, aged between 18-30, in either the Tourism, Leisure & Hospitality sector or the Professional Services sector. We are proud to be supporting the Peer Networks programme 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 young leaders to develop skills, resilience, implement practical solutions and develop a trusted support network of peers.
If you would like further information or to discuss a candidate for the Peer Networks, please get in touch with Sean Rose, here at the Chamber, for more information:
Email: [email protected]
Call: 07379 452161
The Programme is aimed at individuals aged 18–30, who work in the following sectors across Coventry & Warwickshire:
- Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure
- Professional Services Sector
Young Aspiring leaders across these sectors will join a group of like minded individuals accessing a variety of interactive online sessions, including:
- Leading and Managing Change
- Driving performance and productivity
- Managing Stress and Building resilience
- Having difficult conversations remotely
- Effective Team working at a distance
The Peer Networks Programme will be delivered across six three 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.
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 November 2020 and March 2021
- One to one Coaching
- Trained facilitators
- Small groups
- Flexible topic selection
Cohort 1 - Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure
- 18th November 2020
- 2nd December 2020
- 14th January 2021
- 27th January 2021
- 23rd February 2021
- 11th March 2021
Cohort 2 - Professional Services
- 19th November 2020
- 3rd December 2020
- 20th January 2021
- 3rd February 2021
- 25th February 2021
- 11th March 2021 (1:30pm - 4:30pm)
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.
If you are a young, aspiring business leader this is a great way to demonstrate your appetite for growth and learning and showing your motivation for success. This will really set you ahead in your career development.
If you’re a business owner/manager, this is a great way to support and nurture promising employees, helping them to realise and achieve their full potential. Whilst also developing their skills to help grow your Business
To be eligible to join the Peer Networks programme, the young person must work in a business in Coventry or Warwickshire which has:
- Operated for at least one year
- Has at least 5 employees and a maximum of 250 employees (SME businesses)
- A turnover of at least £100,000
- An aspiration to improve