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Business peer network set up to support SMEs

Owners, senior managers, and directors of SME businesses in the digital, creative and tech sectors have the opportunity to join an online business network to aid their pandemic recovery and boost growth.  

Peer Networks unites groups of up to 11 business leaders to address their challenges, devise solutions, and share their expertise and experience in structured sessions. The programme also provides access to one-to-one mentoring.

Funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the programme is being delivered  by GC Business Growth Hub, part of The Growth Company. More than 300 SMEs in Greater Manchester have already taken part in the interactive initiative.

The groups selected for each network are specifically chosen to ensure business leaders are well matched and coming together in a non-competitive environment. All topics discussed in the sessions are selected by the individuals in the group.

Dawn Duggan, Head of People, Skills & Talent at GC Business Growth Hub, said: “At such a challenging time for SMEs, being able to dedicate a few hours each month to speak openly about your challenges and opportunities with similar businesses is priceless."


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