Peer Network Opportunities for SME Manufacturers in Leicestershire and Lincolnshire | Manufacturing Growth Programme

We have a number of great opportunities for Leicestershire and Lincolnshire Manufacturers – the second round of the Government’s Peer Networks initiative. It’s a Government funded programme for SME leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation for future success.

Participants get the huge benefit of being able to tap into the collective business skills and knowledge of other ambitious business leaders. It’s like having a top quality group of Non-Executive Directors but without any effort or cost.

These sessions follow the first round of highly successful sessions which took place between December and March with an overall satisfaction rating of 95% from participants.

What does it cover?

These sessions will be based on themes and topics that are currently affecting your business on finding realistic and deliverable solutions.

Previous topics discussed included

  • leadership issues such as driving change and creating a great middle management team
  • how to successfully launch new products and find new markets
  • how to create and use really effective management data
  • various challenging people issues
  • dealing with the fallout of Brexit

The fully funded Peer Network sessions will be facilitated by experienced business leaders who fully understand the strains and stresses of running a high growth business. They have owned, grown, run and managed businesses in the past and have also supported many businesses to make improvements.

Your facilitated peer group enables you to consider your own challenges from different perspectives and act on new learnings from the sessions. Business leaders will commit to 6 facilitated network sessions lasting three hours with 10 other participants.

Leaders will also benefit from flexible and bespoke one to one coaching sessions (each participant will get 3.5 hours of one to one).

Benefits of Joining

  • Practical Problem Solving: development of practical and deliverable solutions to real and immediate risks, issues, and problems
  • Fresh Perspectives: insight into how other business leaders operate and how they have approached both challenges and opportunities
  • Lasting Networks: creating relationships with other business owners that will outlast the programme of support
  • Health and well-being: there’s an old saying “a problem shared is a problem halved” and there’s no doubt that anxieties are often reduced through getting other opinions
  • Specific to SME business leaders in your region 
  • Maximum of 11 SMEs per cohort


  • SME (2-249 employees)
  • Trading for 1+ years
  • £100,000+ turnover

To get involved and reserve your place, contact Simon Hall via