Register your interest for the Peer to Peer Networks Programme

Practical no-nonsense support from other local businesses.

Local businesses are encouraged to apply to the next round of the Peer to Peer Networks Programme from the Black Country Growth Hub, funded by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

There's never been a more important time to invest in the future of your business by working with people who know business best. Other business leaders. Join forces to find your strength in 2021 with the Peer Networks Programme.

As you continue to develop and adapt your business to cope with the challenges and effects of Covid-19, a second National lockdown and new trading environments post UK EU Exit; there has never been a more important time to prepare your business for the future. Join like-minded businesses benefiting from free Peer Networks support and work together to find practical solutions to the challenges you're facing and new opportunities.

To be eligible your business must have been trading for over 1 year, have at least 5 employees and have a turnover of at least £100,000.

Keep reading to find out more or click here to apply using a quick application form.

Willenhall based Accura Engineering Ltd (Connexion Technologies) were a previous participant in the programme. Cherie Sharpe, Business Development Director said:

Incredibly valuable time spent with knowledgeable peers, you should make time to join as there was a take-away from each and every session. Fantastic to restore faith in good business people sharing great practices of what is working for them and helping each other through some difficult times. I loved the group, felt welcomed and valued.

Smethwick based company, A&M EDM, also participated in the programme. Melvin Wingfield, Director of the business, said:

I enjoyed the Friday P2P sessions which were always valuable and made me reflect on aspects of our business such as marketing, and why we do what we do. There was always something to learn and it was convenient as an online meeting, we saved time that we would normally have spent travelling to and from the meeting venue.


How you and your business can benefit from FREE Peer Networks support:

  • Recover from the business impact of Covid-19
  • Build lasting relationships and opportunities with other small business leaders
  • Adapt to post Brexit trading including identifying opportunities
  • Make your business more resilient and Build Back Better for 2021

Learn from your peers:

Find solutions to the real issues your business is facing by working with other local business leaders facing similar challenges.

All it takes is your time:

The programme is fully funded so there is no cost to join Peer Networks, other than a few hours of your time each month. You can join virtual sessions from the comfort of your home or office.

Varied delivery, real results:

Networking takes place virtually in structured, small-group sessions, led by professional facilitators to make sure you see real results in return for the investment of your time. You will also benefit from 1:1 mentoring, coaching and advice from trained professionals.


Peer Networks brings together business leaders working collaboratively to find solutions to common problems and new opportunities. You will not be placed in a group with any direct or indirect competitors, so you can share your expertise and benefit from others.


If you'd like to know more, please click the banner below to visit the Peer to Peer Networks page or alternatively contact the Black Country LEP Growth Hub business support team at 0333 070 5805 or email