Peer Networks

London Business Hub has selected WLB to once again deliver the national Peer Networks programme for SMEs locally. Phase two of the programme will run from September ’21 to February ’22. The programme establishes diverse groups of business leaders from across West London to work collaboratively through business issues and widen professional networks. Each network will use interactive action learning to enable you to discuss your own challenges, gain and reflect on valuable feedback from your peers, and implement practical solutions to overcome problems and challenges.

From finance and HR to sales, marketing and more, expert facilitators will work with you to give you the flexibility to create a trusted support network. helping you to build and strengthen your business and improve its overall performance.

Peer Networks is a free programme delivered through a series of high-impact group sessions, with each cohort led by a trained facilitator.

Programme attributes:

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

Chris Paterson is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) and an Accredited Executive Coach. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Chris spent 17 years working at GSK, in a number of roles in Finance and sales and marketing of increasing seniority. He has been a Finance Director in Czech Republic and Romania and a Business Unit Head in Romania and the UK, leading teams of 50 people and intimately understands how business works and how to get the best out of others. He has also worked with smaller organisations as an auditor, as a coach and as a trustee of 2 charities. He is the founder of a charity and has set up his own micro business giving him an insight into the challenges of entrepreneurship. As a coach and facilitator, Chris has worked with a number of SME clients to grow their businesses. Chris is an experienced coach with over 900 hours of delivery of coaching delivered 1:1, with teams and groups. Chris delivers Leadership and Resilience training for GSK and over 10 different business and leadership courses for the ICAEW. He has facilitated over 100 sessions for groups.

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Peer Networks is designed for business leaders who want to grow and develop their organisation for future success.

The programme is available to any SME that has:

  • Operated for at least one year
  • At least five employees
  • A turnover of at least £100,000
  • An aspiration to improve

By completing Peer Networks, you will be better equipped to:

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

**EXTENDED DEADLINE** Expressions of interest in Peer Networks must be received by COB Wednesday 18 August!

Participation is free, but places are limited… Click below to register your interest though our online form in less than three minutes and one of our facilitators will follow up for an initial discussion. 

Isháun Sahni has over 20 yrs experience in consulting & technology solutions in both smaller start-ups in the Fintech and Regtec space as well as larger institutions in the Financial Services industry.

Prior to setting up his own business 10 years ago in Chiswick, Isháun led Microsoft’s major clients globally overseeing some of the largest Transformation assignments for clients including Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Bank of England & The London Stock Exchange. In 2010, Isháun was awarded “The Microsoft Global Leadership Award” for bringing positive transformation across all partnerships and client programmes. Isháun has been involved in setting-up new ventures, enabling Partners to create further revenue streams by advising and connecting them to relevant, business changing opportunities. He now owns and operates The Alternative Board® (TAB) in West London. TAB helps forward-thinking, ambitious business owners & leaders build extraordinary, incredible businesses through the positively disruptive, confidential, non-compete, gender mix boards coupled with the 121’s holding the leaders accountable to success by meeting both personal and company vision/goals.

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