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Part funded, international initiative that will be delivered online in Various Countries through the SMEs network and their respective Growth Hubs. The programme’s longer-term aims are focused on reducing the productivity gap by helping business leaders find practical solutions to strategic and operational challenges. seeking to improve the resilience of SMEs, their capability to adapt their business models to the “new normal” and position themselves for future success, driving longer-term productivity gains. 

Aim of the programme & Benefits

Facilitated peer meetings based on action learning principles

The programme will see the creation of a series of Peer Networks, with each group consisting of 8-12 owners or senior managers from the SME business community participating in each network. Led by an experienced facilitator, these Peer Networks will meet monthly as part of delivering 36 hours of action learning through 2-3-hour peer group and one-to-one coaching sessions.

learning from others

Participants benefit from the collective experience of others in their Peer Network. They gain practical insight into how others have approached challenges and opportunities, understanding what worked well and what was not as effective.

perspective shifts

The structure and format of the facilitated group sessions ensures that participants will consider their challenges and opportunities through a wider variety of lenses, as they explain their situation and are questioned by the group.


Participants feel far more accountability to a group of their peers than to one consultant, coach, or advisor alone. Being accountable for detailed outcomes in the context of the actions they bring back to the peer group in the next session is a particularly strong motivator. In this programme the process is also assisted by one-to-one support to aid reflection and the implementation of actions.

Building relationships

The confidential sharing and exploration of real business challenges is far stronger than that created in standard networking scenarios. These connections endure and promote informal mentoring and support between businesses outside of group sessions.

more action

Interactions lead to follow-on conversations outside the disciplined environment of the facilitated group sessions. Suggestions and offers of help from peers inevitably drive further connection and often action based on inspiration from a peer.


The strong relationships formed between peers, through the facilitated sharing and consideration of each other’s business challenges, often continue to be valuable long after the formal interventions have completed.

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what it takes to join

eligibility criteria

Eligibility The Peer Networks programme is targeted at companies which meet the criteria of the UK SME definition.

Decisions will be made on a business-by-business basis but will align with the following criteria set by the programme.

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meeting agenda

8:45 - 9:00

group catch-up

9:00 - 10:20

Discussion of good, bad & mad*

10:20 - 10:30

Comfort break

10:30 - 12:00

TAG development workbook session

12:00 - 12:30

Create your goals & plans

Good, Mad, Bad, analysis allows peer group participants to assess their opportunities, challenges and what the next steps for their business at time of completion. Categorising actions by urgency and importance allows the beginnings of a plan which also works as a reflective tool to look back at in months to come. Our existing peer group members love this element of the morning as they share thoughts, plans, issues and ideas with like-minded individuals.

how to make it a success

Programme Outline

The programme provides an exciting opportunity to develop the individual skills of business owners and leaders and more broadly advance productivity in the SME community. 

Each Peer Network will be underpinned by an Action Learning methodology which is designed to enable participants to unlock benefit from – and the collective thinking power and experience of – a peer group. 

This is not formal management or skills training, but personal development focused with the help of a facilitator.


Attend every session, completing the full 36 hours of action learning. Commit to receive a minimum of 3.5 hours of additional one-to-one support focused on your problem or actions arising from your group discussions


Respect the ground rules adopted by the group, and take note of the requirement for confidentiality


Contribute within the action learning framework outlined by the facilitator. Speak openly, honestly and be prepared to be challenged


Focus exclusively on the sessions whilst they are in progress and refrain from undertaking work or checking emails in the background


Engage with the reflective nature of the action learning methodology completing the review notes after each session


Contribute within the action learning framework outlined by the facilitator. Speak openly, honestly and be prepared to be challenged


Complete all participant surveys as directed by your group facilitator or other programme representative



Should they arise, flag conflicts of interest to the facilitator


Take the action agreed during the session and share the learning with the group at the following session

expert support

facilitator's role

➡️Agreeing with participants how to maximise opportunities within their existing business

➡️Encouraging participants to express and discuss their ideas, concerns and understanding of the business situation facing them

➡️Helping participants to review their progress and identify realistic and practical options to realise their goals

➡️Helping participants to reflect on and learn from things that did not turn out as expected

➡️Signposting participants to other sources of information, advice or further support when appropriate

➡️Encouraging participants to take responsibility for their own decisions, plans and actions

➡️Encouraging participants to work together to agree both group and personal objectives

➡️Facilitating group discussions within the cohort and dealing with group dynamics and conflict

You ask, we answer

Frequently asked questions – if you have more questions, don’t hesitate to contact us directly and one of our team members will assist you.

The 4 Alpha Strategies and Fast Growth Workshops and Masterminds are listed below.

1. Create your inspiring company direction and culture for you and your people 

2. Develop your WOW products and services 

3. Create your innovative delivery systems 

4. Engage your people in growing your business 

Each peer group meeting will be followed by a one-to-one coaching call with your group facilitator. Throughout this programme you will be intitled to 8 hours of one-to-one coaching. Our one-to-one coaching sessions will use the TGROWTH coaching methodology.

Theme: General topic for block sessions – if a BIG ISSUE.

Goal: Specific to this session in 1 sentence

Reality: What is happening? What is NOT happening?

Options: What could you do to achieve this goal? What else? 20 Options minimum.

Will: Which option/s are you willing to take action on? On a scale of 1 to 10 how committed are you to that option? Agree action – By when? (specific). First action needs to be within next week to be effective.

Tactics: select the methods and strategies (or partners) needed to make it happen

Habits: identify what existing or new habits need to be formed to sustain it going forward.

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