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Peer Networks is a national peer-to-peer networking programme for SME leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation.
About this Event
Businesses that seek external advice or undertake formal training are more likely to improve their overall performance, and many prefer to take advice from trusted sources when presented with external challenges and opportunities.
Peer Networks is tailor-made to meet that demand, providing a cohort of up to 11 SME owners for you to work with to build your businesses together.
Delivered locally by OxLEP Business, we are creating diverse cohort groups of individuals to collaboratively work through common business issues. Through interactive action learning, we will enable you to discuss your own challenges, gain and reflect on valuable feedback and implement practical solutions to overcome them.
Our expert facilitators give you the opportunity to create a trusted support network that works for you, helping you to build and strengthen your business and improve its overall performance.
Peer Networks also provides a 1:1 advice, mentoring and coaching service delivered by experts in sector challenges, executive leadership, sales, marketing, finance, HR and more.
Who is it for?
The webinar is for any SME business leader or owner who may be interested in learning more about the Peer Networks programme. The programme is available to any SME business (trading in Oxfordshire) that has:
• Operated for at least a year
• At least 5 employees
• A turnover of at least £100,000
• An aspiration to improve
What will I learn?
This webinar will explain the Peer Networks programme, the potential benefits for businesses and answer any questions for those who are interested in signing up.
We will also briefly introduce the excellent team of facilitators and one-to-one support experts that has been created to support the businesses joining this programme.
Ant Parsons is the Peer Networks Programme lead for OxLEP. Ant is a business and environmental innovator, who uses his creative leadership to help organisations think differently about problems and opportunities. He works on a broad range of projects across the research, technology, business and impact landscape.
Paula Nickson is the lead Facilitator for the Peer Networks Programme. Paula is a business innovator specialising in using professional coaching and facilitation to unlock the potential in people, businesses and networks. Her work and experience span’s public, corporate, SME and 3rd sector organisations. Paula’s professional coaching expertise (ICF approved certification) equips her to engage broad audiences, involve all members of a group, build trust, and create an environment for open constructive communication. Action Learning is at the core of Paula’s approach, to which she adds a breadth of innovative and impactful workshop techniques built over 15 years of practice.
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