Covid business support

Worcester BID are running a Peer to Peer Network starting 25th January for 9 weeks. The weekly support is to provide you and your peers the tools to work together and learn from some of the top experts in the field to adapt and embrace the changes to survive the impact of Covid.

Join forces with other local business leaders and find your strength in 2021 with Peer Networks.

Event Schedule

From finance and HR to sales, marketing and Covid adaptation and embracing change within the High Street, our expert facilitators will give you the flexibility to create a trusted support network that works for you, helping you to build and strengthen your business and improve its overall performance.

Free Support

The support is FREE 18hrs of facilitated learning and FREE 3.5hrs one to one time with the facilitator and that the activity will need to be completed by March 2021

The sessions are weekly and aimed at business owners or senior management. You will each receive 1-2-1 coaching following the sessions with the experts to support and develop your business.


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

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.

By completing Peer Networks, 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


  • Operated for at least one year
  • At least five employees
  • Turnover at least £100,000
  • Aspiration to improve
The Programme

Peer Networks is delivered through a series of high impact group sessions, with each cohort led by a trained facilitator. Also to add in areas that will be covered to include best use of technology in the COVID world to present the business in the best way digitally and also look at new business development opportunities at home and abroad.

The programme includes:

  • Interactive action learning
  • Trained facilitators
  • Small groups
  • Flexible topic selection
  • One to one coaching

We feel this would be a great opportunity for your business especially during this time where we have been forced in to lockdown for a third time. If you would like to sign up please let us know as places are limited.

Sessions will be delivered by:

The Institute of Place Management
(part of Manchester Metropolitan University),

Dr Julie Grail
The BID Foundation

High Street Task Force

Heart of Worcestershire Collage
(delivering courses for accredited bodies including Chartered Institute of Marketing and Chartered Institute in Management)

Bishop Fleming

HR Champions

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