Check our some of the comments made by our happy clients

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The concept is a very good one to get local business leaders together to discuss various issues relating to their companies and work lives. At first I was a little sceptical as my fellow peers were from quite different areas. However, I soon realised that most businesses experience the same issues regardless of the fields they are in. There were quite enough issues to discuss and problems to analyse to make it very interesting. Indeed having someone from a different market or with a different responsibility can allow for some great insights and help you think out of the box. Airing your issues in confidence and hearing others was very reassuring.

Paul Gallacher

- Managing Director

Hampton Frames

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The best thing about the Peer Networks experience was listening to the other participants’ issues. We all run disparate businesses but have similar problems and opportunities. The sessions enabled us to cross-fertilise ideas on handling the pressure of limited time while growing. The programme challenged me to shut up and listen. Because of the format, there is no opportunity to talk over people. Instead, I could reflect on what they were saying, what I would do if I were them, and what I could bring back to my businesses.

Tristan Allen

- Founder

Room 44

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The concept of peer-to-peer network is very good. It is something different and gives an opportunity for small business leaders like myself to talk about issues within the business with likeminded people.  Managing small companies is a lonely task and this gives an opportunity to talk to other people.
I personally found it very useful and highly recommend the concept. I have learned a lot from other people’s issues which will come useful to me as well.

Deepak Shah

- Managing Director

B D Technical Polymer Ltd

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I had an issue with identifying the challenges with my business. My first conversation with Sue I had to think long and hard of what my business needed. After this Sue found the help I needed and sent an email with all the information I needed to help my business. I contacted all the companies and I’m now in the process of getting help for my business which is amazing and I’m excited for the progress my business is taking as my business took a huge dive during COVID-19. I’m extremely optimistic for the rest of year.

Lenique Louis

- Small Business Owner

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I would highly recommend anyone serious about developing their business to get involved in a Peer Network Cohort. It’s a commitment that is worthwhile and I have thoroughly enjoyed taking part. Even though each business owner is working in very different industries, business is business and sharing is very powerful. Huge thanks to both Nigel and John and the rest of our Cohort, I am very grateful for being fortunate enough to be a participant and now realise my initial apprehension was unnecessary as this was a true gift.

Nicky Reynolds

- Director

Happy Tiddlers

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I was a little bit concerned whether this would be a positive programme, but I found to my surprise and delight that dealing with like-minded professionals with the same type of issues that I face, was a very rewarding and positive step. I guess it is very good to share and your approach of making the individual think about the issues using collaborative thought was inspiring. I have certainly gained good knowledge from this and particular from the additional work that Nigel provided, and his marketing experience was also gratefully received.

Robert Thomson

- Managing Director

TG Systems

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The sessions forced me to look and think about things I had been putting off. I am addressing these issues now. The one-to-ones were useful. It made me look at my business differently and identify actions that need to be taken.

Sacha Pretot

- Director

Digital Media Marketing Ltd

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I have found the whole process much better than I anticipated at the start. It has been both enjoyable and helpful. The reason I found it particularly helpful is that when you are in a senior position or running a business there is normally no where you can take a problem to find a sounding board. Often, you can’t or don’t want to bring it home. It generally is not appropriate to discuss in the work place as it will involve those people around you. So to have a peer group of experienced, supportive but critical colleagues, directed and lead by a facilitator, has been a great process.

Paul Fegan

- Director

Connect Central

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Following your referral, I have had two 1-1s as well as attending workshops. My adviser is very knowledgeable and skilled. The workshops are helpful too.  I like the way the simple delivery with material which I can apply to my business, and the fact that I can email or call them too as I like to peak to someone.

Shantelle Nicholson

- Founder

BibEasy Bibs

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Despite having worked in the corporate world for over two decades, and having attended no end of management courses, it was clear that I had forgotten some of the simple techniques that can be employed to approach challenges more effectively to active better outcomes. The sessions with Nick not only refreshed my memory, but he was also great at helping me to practically apply them to our situation. I have since shared the output from the sessions with my colleague, and it is helping her in her role too.

Laurence Consibee

- Founder

Wharf Distillery