The national Peer Networks programme, designed to help SMEs to grow and position themselves for future success, is set to be delivered locally by Hertfordshire Growth Hub, powered by Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Peer Networks brings together diverse cohorts of SME leaders who, with the guidance of experienced facilitators, collaborate to find solutions to existing barriers to growth. The programme challenges participants to take onboard new perspectives and find ways to improve their business performance and resilience, ultimately helping tackle the UK’s productivity issue.

Under the programme, Hertfordshire Growth Hub will provide each participant with 18 hours of support through a series of high impact group sessions, and at least 3.5 hours of one-to-one support to discuss their business needs, from finance and HR to sales and marketing.

Active involvement in the programme will enable participants to build their leadership capabilities, knowledge and confidence, and strengthen their ties with the local business community.

The Peer Networks programme is now open to all Hertfordshire SMEs that have been operating for at least one year, with a minimum of five employees and a minimum turnover of £100,000.

To express your interest in joining this scheme register or login on the Hertfordshire Growth Hub website (www.hertsgrowthhub.com) and ensure you have completed your business diagnostic. Following this, please visit the Marketplace, select ‘Funded Support’ then select the ‘Peer Networks’ listing.