About the programme

Get practical, no-nonsense support from local business leaders.

Join the fully-funded Peer Networks programme to work with other business leaders in a non-competitive setting, you will participate in regular action learning sessions to discuss opportunities, solutions to common (and not so common) problems and expand your network. There are also 1:1 mentoring opportunities available.

All it takes is a few hours of your time each month. You can join virtual sessions from the comfort of your home or office. To be eligible businesses must have been trading for over 1 year, have at least 5 employees, a turnover of at least £100,000 and not previously taken part in the programme.

Places are limited but fully funded so there's no cost to your business. You will be able to access regular virtual sessions with a group of other Black Country business representatives, to discuss important topics & see what solutions or methods other local companies have put in place.

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To be eligible, businesses must have:

Learn from your peers

Find solutions to the real issues your business is facing by working with other local business leaders facing similar challenges. Discover new opportunities, resources and other useful information.

All it takes is your time

The programme is fully funded so there is no cost to join, other than a few hours of your time each month. You can join virtual sessions from the comfort of your own home or office so that it doesn't disrupt your routine.

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.


Participants will work 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.

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Meet the facilitators

Meet the facilitators

The Peer Networks sessions will be run by experienced facilitators who will keep each session on track and will be able to provide any relevant information such as contact details or updates on related support opportunities from the Black Country LEP Growth Hub and its local and national partners.

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Hear from previous participants:

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.

Find out more

Find out more

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.

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Get in touch

If your business (with at least five employees) is in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall or Wolverhampton would like to take part, please contact our team for further details