Chat with us, powered by LiveChat
Register your Interest

Do you want FREE, practical, no nonsense support from other local BUSINESSES?

There’s never been a more important time to prepare your business for the future. Join likeminded businesses and work together to find practical solutions to the challenges you’re all facing.

Through Peer Networks, your business could get up to 9 hours of FREE specialist support from a panel of local businesses and professional advisors to suit the needs of your business, as identified in the group sessions.

The programme is fully-funded through Tees Valley Business, including the one-to-one support.

One-to-one support could include, but is not limited to:

  • Finance advice
  • HR
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Adjusting to social distancing
  • Digital (including adoption and implementation of technology, cyber security)
  • EU transition planning
  • Net zero advice

Our expert facilitators will give you the flexibility to identify what you require to overcome barriers to growth.


Businesses that seek external advice or undertake formal training are more likely to improve their overall performance, but many prefer to take advice from trusted sources, such as their peers, when presented with external challenges and opportunities.

The fully funded Peer Networks enables you to make connections that go far beyond networking.

By completing Peer Networks, you will:

  • Get up to 9hrs of FREE specialist support specific to your growth needs.
  • Overcome business challenges and recognise and act on new opportunities
  • Build a trusted network of connections to support you now and in the future
  • Improve your long-term personal and business performance

From finance and HR to sales and marketing and more, expert facilitators will give you the flexibility to create a trusted support network, helping to build and strengthen your business and improve its overall performance.


Peer Networks is designed for business owners and leaders in Tees Valley who want to grow and develop their organisation for future success. This course is fully funded and there are no costs to the business.

The programme is available to any SME business that:

  • Is trading in the Tees Valley area
  • Has operated for at least one year
  • Has at least five employees*
  • Has a turnover of at least £100,000
  • Has an aspiration to improve

*TVCA will also consider expressions of interest from organisations with two or more employees but we have a limited number of these spaces and all other eligibility rules apply.

The programme

Peer Networks is delivered through a series of virtual high impact group sessions, with a trained facilitator.

The programme includes:

  • Action oriented learning
  • Trained facilitators
  • Small groups
  • Flexible topic selection
  • One to one coaching
Build your Peer Network today

By completing and submitting this form you are agreeing to your data being shared with Tees Valley Business and the Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). You are also agreeing to receive email communications from Tees Valley Business, although you may unsubscribe at any time. For full details of how we process your data, please read our Privacy Policy.

For more details of how BEIS process your data, please read their Privacy Policy.

Can we help your business?

Register your interest here