The Peer Networks programme has now closed and has been replaced by Help to Grow: Management 

Over the last two years, Dorset LEP has worked with local delivery partners, Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Evolve Members, to deliver one of the Government’s flagship business support programmes.  

Introduced in in 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the programme was designed to help small businesses seek fully-funded advice and support through managed peer groups.  

During that time, we delivered one of the most successful programmes across England, helping more than 300 senior decision makers and business leaders across Dorset access this valuable package of support at a critical time.  

The government has since replaced the Peer Networks programme with a new heavily subsidised leadership and management programme called Help to Grow: Management