22 September Peer-to-Peer Programme: Pro-Development

22 Sep 2023

The Growth Hub are launching a new fully-funded Peer-to-Peer programme for businesses located in North Yorkshire which will begin from September 2023, including a cohort facilitated by Pro-Development.

Are you ready to find a group of people you can share ideas with, learn from and debate the best way forward for your business? If so, then a peer group might be for you.

Peer-to-Peer support is not simply networking with peers but rather a structured, trusted intervention with a small cohort of businesses with similar growth trajectories where issues, challenges, concerns, opportunities – and even financials – are shared, ideas exchanged, and guidance sought from a trusted group. It can be lonely leading a business. You don’t always have someone to bounce ideas off and debate a new path forward. Or share the excitement of a hard-fought win.

Peer support is proven to enhance a business leader’s confidence more than 33%, and Pro-Development have been running action learning and peer groups for business leaders and directors interested in really learning and growing in a group setting. Their expert facilitators 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.

How will my business benefit?

Peer groups enable you to make connections that go far beyond networking. By joining a peer group you will:

  • Find a safe and supportive environment to explore and overcome challenges and recognise and act on new opportunities
  • Build a trusted network of connections to support you now and in the future
  • Have time to focus on business growth and strategy rather than just operational day to day and improve your long-term personal and business performance
  • Focus on people and team aspects of the business to improve engagement and increase productivity and explore leadership skills needed to improve retention

About the Peer-to-Peer Programme

This peer-to-peer programme is fully funded by the York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.  All you need to commit is your time to the sessions.  It is important that you attend them all to create maximum benefit.  Your business must be in the North Yorkshire Council area.

The programme consists of the following:-

  • 6 x half day sessions running from September 2023 to March 2024, both face to face and online as agreed to suit the cohort.
  • 3 x 1.5 hour mentoring sessions. These will be 1:1 sessions to fit in with your schedule and enable you to explore challenges bespoke to just you

Starting in September 2023, the first sessions are planned for:

  • Friday 22nd September 1-4pm
  • Thursday 26th October 1-6pm


Please complete the form below to provide us with your details, and we will then be in touch to discuss your place on the programme.

About the Provider

Pro-Development was founded to deliver bespoke people, learning and development solutions which drive value and achieve the right outcomes for your business. With over 80 years combined experience in the learning and development profession, they have a passion for delivering solutions that make a difference to both individuals and your business.

Further Details

Places are limited, so please register your interest early to avoid disappointment.

If you are interested in participating, please fill in the form on this page and we will be in contact with you. If you would like to know more, please contact joseph.midgley@ynygrowthhub.com

This programme is delivered in partnership between the York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub & Pro-Development.

This project is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

This support offer is currently only available to businesses located in North Yorkshire Council, and therefore is not open to businesses located in City of York Council area.

Places are limited, and we may not be able guarantee any individual business support through more than one of the funded programmes we’re currently offering. Please contact us if you have any queries.

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