Build your business with free peer support

Peer Networks logoLocal businesses are being encouraged to apply for the next round of the Peer to Peer Networks Programme.

This government-funded programme from the Black Country Growth Hub supports business leaders to work together and collaborate to find practical solutions to the difficulties they face, and to identify new opportunities.

There has never been a more important time for businesses in the Black Country to help each other build back better and stronger after the recent challenges of Covid-19, lockdown and Brexit.

The programme is fully funded and can be conducted entirely online, so the only cost is a few hours of time every month. This includes structured small-group sessions, as well as coaching, advice and one-to-one mentoring. In return, you’ll build lasting relationships within the local business community, and make your businesses more resilient and ready to face future challenges.

To be eligible, your business must have been trading for over a year, have at least five employees and have a turnover of at least £100,000. Businesses won’t be paired with direct or indirect competitors, so information can be shared freely without fear.

To find out more, and to register your interest, visit the Black Country Growth Hub website. You can also contact the Black Country LEP Growth Hub business support team on 0333 070 5805, or email

For more information about the help and support available from Think Sandwell, visit our Business Services pages.