New Anglia Peer

Network programme

Grow and develop your organisation for future success with our Peer to Peer programme.

What is the New Anglia Peer Network programme?

Peer Networks is a national peer-to-peer networking programme for SME leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation for future success.

The New Anglia Peer Network programme is delivered through our Growth Hub and will support up to 250 eligible businesses free of charge.

We create diverse cohort groups of individuals to collaboratively work through common business issues. Through interactive action learning, we enable you to discuss your own challenges, gain and reflect on valuable feedback and implement practical solutions to overcome them.

Up to 18 hours of free networking support is provided through the programme as well as up to 3.5 hours of one-to-one support matched to specific needs to your business to help build on your learning experience.

From finance and HR to sales, marketing and more, our expert business consultants give you the flexibility to create a trusted support network that works for you. We can help you to build and strengthen your business, improve its overall performance and give you the ability to trade in the ‘new normal’.

Who is it for?

Our Peer Network programme is designed for business leaders who want to grow and develop their organisation for future success.

The programme is available to any SME business that has:

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

SMEs that do not meet this criteria due to Covid-19, but did meet the criteria during the 12 months prior to March 2020 are also eligible.

What can I expect on the programme?

Our Peer Network programme is delivered through a series of virtual high impact group sessions, with a trained business consultant.

The programme includes:

  • Action-oriented learning
  • Guidance from our experienced business consultants
  • Small groups
  • Flexible topic selection
  • One to one support

The programme enables you to make connections that go far beyond networking.

What are the benefits?

By completing the programme you will:

  • 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

How do I get started?

Build a strong, trusted network of connections to help your business grow and develop further with the New Anglia Peer Network programme. Fill out our enquiry form below and a member of our team will be in touch to get you started.

Meet our experienced
Business Consultants

Tom Yeung

Director of Fiscale
MBA qualified business consultant

Introducing Tom

Tom is a highly experienced MBA qualified business consultant with a proven track record for accelerating business growth and building cohesive teams, where the responsibility for growth is shared.

Working with business leaders to develop strategies and establish processes that maximise efficiencies, transfer knowledge and skills to individuals and look to instil a “proactive, committed, self-managing” work culture.

Since setting up Success Management 12 years ago, he has worked with over 40 businesses, added over £40m to their turnover, £19m to the profits and in all instances, none of his client’s needs to be involved in the day-to-day management of their business.

Sam Lindley

Business Coach
Mastermind Facilitator

Introducing Sam

Known as the mother of everything Mastermind because of her joy of bringing talented business owners together for growth and development. 

Sam’s interest in business started some 20 years ago in the mortgage industry and grew to owning her own coaching practice in 2010. 

The last 10 years have proven to Sam that entrepreneurs are unique and only another entrepreneur will truly understand your passion for business.  Therefore peer groups such as Masterminds tick all the boxes.

Holding individuals accountable, when their business has plateaued, so they push through to the next level.

Lucy Sekers

Business Transformer
Associate Lecturer

Introducing Lucy

An accomplished and versatile professional with a broad range of transferable skills developed through business, management and arts roles. Possesses a sound working knowledge and understanding of the accountancy sector and skilled at developing client relationships.

Additionally organised and conscientious, with strong problem solving, interpersonal and communication capabilities as well as a demonstrated passion for learning new skills.

Associate Lecturer – Accounting, Finance & Banking, Manchester Metropolitan University

David Adlington

Experienced leader
Business consultant & coach

Introducing David

With a background as an Electronics Engineer, working on advanced military communications and later on telecommunications, in a variety of design, engineering management and leadership roles. David has worked throughout the whole product lifecycle – concept, design, product development, manufacturing – and in product marketing working with customers in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.

Experienced in managing multi-disciplinary product development teams at multiple UK locations and oversees, as well as delivering strategic change of technology research facilities and processes.

Extensive engagement with local government, education institutions and business agencies.

Since 2018, David has been providing consulting, coaching and project-based assignments where he can pass on his experience about business, leadership, innovation, change, people, and getting things done.

Graham Broughton

Owner at Graham Broughton Consulting Ltd

Introducing Graham

Graham has extensive experience in marketing, starting as a marketing graduate in Unilever Plc before becoming Marketing Manager for Panasonic. 

He worked as Marketing Director at a Prudential subsidiary. Undertook an MOB, retained and sold the company five years later. 

His last role, before founding Graham Broughton Consulting was as Marketing Director (Europe and Japan) and then Vice President Global Marketing for Bell +Howell Corp where he was based in the US 

Graham is also business mentor for the Essex Innovation Programme (part of Invest Essex) and a judge for the Innovation Fellowship scheme for the 8 universities of East Midlands, managed by the University of Nottingham as well as a Non-Executive Director and investor in a technology company.

Graham has supported a wide range of companies, both small and large, to expand through successful bids for funding and marketing concepts.

Sarah Brockwell

Director at SarahBee MarketingLtd.

Introducing Sarah

With over 25 years’ experience of starting-up and running two businesses and a career in marketing and PR, Sarah owns a multi-award winning PR and marketing agency. She has so far supported over 1,000 entrepreneurs to develop and grow their businesses. Sarah is a member of the American Marketing Association and Marketing Leadership Council and was media trained by the BBC and the Press Association. Sarah founded SarahBee Marketing Ltd in 2010 on a budget of just £250.

Sarah’s experience includes strategic and tactical marcomms, public relations (media training, crisis management, public speaking, corporate social responsibility and PR stunts), Market-led business strategies (market research and training).

She holds expertise in publicity management, design support, Introductions to business intermediaries and national media/journalists, sales promotions and digital marketing.

The power of Peer Networks

Watch the videos below to hear from business owners who have already benefitted from our Peer Network Programme.

Meet our Peer Network Programme Coordinators

 

Sky Craig

Peer Network Programme Coordinator

sky.craig@newanglia.co.uk

Introducing Sky

After graduating in Psychology, Sky went on to work within the events industry, starting in hospitality and learning the ropes of running functions, weddings and parties.

Following this, Sky moved on to work as an International Event Coordinator, using the skills she had acquired in her previous role to organise large corporate meetings across the globe.

Sky joined the Growth Hub in October 2020 as a Peer Network Programme Coordinator. With a genuine passion for bringing projects to life, learning new skills and meeting new people, she looks forward to developing her expertise further within the role and help our business community thrive during these challenging times.

Hayley Dawson

Peer Network Programme Coordinator

hayley.dawson@newanglia.co.uk

Introducing Hayley

Hayley has a strong background in administration and business support services, having held an administrative supervisor role at a specialist automotive relocation company, dealing with the administration of taking cars to large automotive events and auctions all over Europe.

Her positive and personable attitude supports her attention to detail and organisation, as well as building relationships with key customers and contacts. Her work in the events industry has provided her with experience in multi-tasking and hitting multiple deadlines.

Hayley joined the Growth Hub in October 2020 and is looking forward to applying these skills to her new role as Peer Network Programme Coordinator.

Grace Harrison

Peer Network Programme Coordinator

grace.harrison@newanglia.co.uk

Introducing Grace

Grace has recently relocated from London, where she spent four years working as an Events Manager in the Hospitality Industry. She has gained valuable experience in networking, sales, event planning and marketing and is excited to bring these skills to her new role, supporting local businesses across Norfolk and Suffolk.

She joined the Growth Hub in October 2020 and will be part of the team coordinating the new Peer to Peer Network Programme.