Peter Dickinson from KUB Ltd is working alongside Community & Business Partners (CBP) with Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, to deliver a national business support programme for Lancashire businesses.

Peer Networks is for SME leaders that want to improve their business resilience and reach their goals by working with likeminded leaders and addressing key challenges.

The fully-funded programme will see the creation of a series of Peer Networks (cohorts), with each group consisting of up to 11 owners or senior managers from SME businesses. CBP will be delivering Peer Networks from November 2021 and the support will be delivered through a series of high impact group and 121 sessions, with each cohort led by an expert facilitator.

CBP’s facilitator is Peter Dickinson, an experienced business coach, mentor and founder of several companies, who has worked with over 500 companies across a wide range of sectors. He draws on his wealth of experience when facilitating group sessions, to ensure every participant gains the maximum benefit.

Peer Networks is available to any small or medium sized business that has:

  • Operated for at least one year
  • At least five employees
  • A turnover of at least £100,000
  • An aspiration to improve

CBP have proven experience, running successful peer groups with our most recent feeding back that over 50% of the participants having generated more business as a direct result of their attendance; We achieved 99% satisfaction rate for the pilot sessions and 100% felt the sessions added value to their overall business and strategy.

They are now seeking expressions of interest to take part in their Peer Network but there are limited so please contact them if you would like your business to take advantage of this opportunity.

You will access:

  • Weekly peer group sessions over Zoom over a 9-week period, just in time to finish the year and plan your 2022 strategy
  • One-to-one support each month
  • Additional support after the peer group sessions have finished
  • Access to a group communication platform specific to your cohort to create your own business community, conversate with specialists, share relevant information and engage with other businesses on your cohort.

Places are limited, so to reserve your place, give Peter a call on 07947 015813.

BOOST is Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub. It is led by the Lancashire LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) and Lancashire County Council and supported by funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Peer Networks is funded by the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in response to a commitment made in the 2019 Business Productivity Review.

Peter Dickinson