Peer Networks

A peer-to-peer networking programme for SMEs in Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield.

About Peer Networks

We are creating groups of individuals to work collaboratively through common business issues. Through interactive action learning, we will help with challenges, gain and reflect on valuable feedback and support you to put in place practical solutions.

From finance and HR to sales, marketing and more; our expert facilitators will give you the flexibility to create a trusted support network that works for you.

The programme involves six, weekly sessions of 3 hours with your peer group building towards a business-specific Positioning Plan, followed by an individualised coaching session (1-2-1) for 3.5 hours.

New cohorts will commence on a regular basis.


Peer Networks is for business leaders who want to grow and develop their organisation for future success. The programme is available to any SME business in the Leeds City Region (Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield) that has:

  • Operated for at least one year
  • At least five employees
  • A turnover of at least £100,000
  • An aspiration to improve

Apply now to the Peer Networks programme

If you would like to get involved in this scheme, click the 'apply now' button and complete a short application form. For more information, view the Peer Networks brochure.

The Peer Networks Programme is funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in response to a commitment made in the 2019 Business Productivity Review.  

The programme is delivered by the University of Leeds on behalf of the LEP. For more information or to discuss your application, visit or contact Anne Salisbury, Programme Recruitment Manager at