Accountants and business advisors Beever and Struthers are playing a key role in a pioneering Government programme to help Greater Manchester small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to grow and succeed.

The Manchester-based firm is the only accountancy firm in Greater Manchester to be a delivery partner of Peer Networks, a national peer-to-peer networking programme provided and fully funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Delivered locally by GC Business Growth Hub in partnership with Beever and Struthers and fellow delivery partners, the Peer Networks programme runs from 1st December to March 2021.

Designed for ambitious SME owners wanting to expand their business by tackling challenges, the free to attend initiative offers a total of 18 hours of interactive group learning via six online sessions and additional one-to-one coaching, all provided by trained facilitators and tailored to an SME’s specific needs.

Key issues to be addressed include leadership and management, financial planning, marketing, human resources, increasing sales, attracting and retaining staff, restructuring and addressing the effects of Covid-19.

By completing Peer Networks, the Government believes that SME leaders can overcome personal and business challenges, identify and act upon opportunities and build a trusted network of connections to support their business.

To join Peer Networks, SMEs in Greater Manchester must have been trading for at least one year, employ a minimum of five staff, have a turnover of at least £100,000 and aspire to improve their performance.

Mark Bradley, partner specialising in SMEs at Beever and Struthers and contact partner for Peer Networks, said: “As the only accountancy firm to be a delivery partner of Peer Networks in Greater Manchester, we’re proving our commitment to help our valued SME clients to grow and realise their true potential.

“Alongside our expert guidance as business advisors, we believe Peer Networks will prove to be an invaluable and dynamic tool for ambitious business owners determined to emerge bigger and better from the economic downturn caused by Covid-19.”

For more information or to apply for Peer Networks, please visit:

https://www.peernetworks.co.uk/enquire