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With the increased challenges facing businesses and new opportunities on the horizon in the Tees Valley, there has never been a more important time to prepare your business for the future. 

Through Peer Networks you can join fully-funded, structured group sessions with other local business leaders to work through your common business issues, find practical solutions to the challenges you’re facing, and explore new opportunities.


Tell us which Peer Network you’d be interested in joining!
Upcoming groups will focus on;
  • Net Zero – starting 8th November.
  • Exporters – New or Experienced
  • Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism
  • Charities & Social Enterprise
  • Business Strategy
  • Procurement & New Suppliers
  • Female Leadership


Here’s what Andrew Pearce, Director of On Track Learning, had to say about his Peer Networks experience…



How does Peer Networks work?
 1. Get matched with a trusted network of likeminded business leaders

We will work with you to understand where your business is now and what areas you want to explore. We will then match you with a trusted group of other local business leaders who have identified similar interests to you. You will not be placed in a group with any industry competitors, so you can benefit from fresh insights and gain new perspectives.

2. Learn from your peers through high impact group sessions

 A professional facilitator will support your group in regular structured sessions to work through your common problems, challenges and opportunities. Through interactive action learning you can discuss your challenges, get valuable feedback from your peers, and work to find practical solutions to help you build and strengthen your business, as well as your personal performance.

3. Plus, access free specialist 1-2-1 advice and support

You can also access up to three and a half hours of FREE specialist mentoring, coaching or advice, matched to your specific needs to help you build on your learning experience from the group sessions.



Peer Networks is fully-funded for any SME business trading in the Tees Valley area that has operated for at least one year, has at least five employees, and has a turnover over £100,000 (based on pre-pandemic figures).

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If you would like to receive further information please complete the form and data and marketing consent sections below to join our database. 

Please note, hours of support will count towards your public sector support allowance under STS rules.

    I want to hear from Tees Valley Business about business support available through the Peer Networks Programme.


    You have given Tees Valley Business your contact details (name, address, email address, telephone number and business information) because you are interested in the Peer Networks Programme. Tees Valley Business will use your contact details to keep in touch about the programme.  We will not be using your personal data for any other marketing purposes or to send you general information about Tees Valley Business, Tees Valley Combined Authority or the Tees Valley Mayor.


    We will check the data you entered appears accurate and we will then contact you with relevant information about opportunities through the Peer Networks Programme.  We may pass your contact details and preferences to the wider partners that make up the Peer Networks Programme.  This information will only be shared for the purpose of letting you know about opportunities or in providing training and/or skills support through the Peer Networks programme. The partners are:

    These partners have the systems in place to properly protect the data we send them. You can find their individual privacy policies at the links given above. But all data shared as a result of your registration will only be processed as set out in this notice.


    We will keep the database for up to 12 months, at which time we may contact you to confirm whether or not you want us to continue to hold your contact details and send you information about the programme.  This is set out in our Data Retention Policy.


    You can ask us to stop contacting you about the Peer Networks Programme or ask us to delete your contact details from our database at any time. Simply email us at and we will delete your data within one week.

    We also include an unsubscribe link at the bottom of our e-marketing emails – you can use that link to opt out of receiving further email marketing about the Peer Networks Programme.


    Tees Valley Business takes data protection very seriously. Further information about how we collect, hold and delete data and information about your data rights and how to make a complaint can be found in our privacy notice at:



    Peer Networks is a national initiative that will be delivered locally in England through the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) network and their respective Growth Hubs. 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.

    Can we help your business?

    Register your interest here