Cumbrian family business runs programme to support other Cumbrian firms

Thomas Jardine & Co are a 5th generation family business based at The Guild in Carlisle and are partnering with the Cumbria Local Economic Partnership to deliver the BEIS Peer-to-Peer Networks Programme for leaders of Small and Mid-Sized businesses in Cumbria.

Jacqui Jackson of Thomas Jardine & Co says, “There’s never been a more important time to invest in the future of your business by working with people who know business best – other business leaders!

“I think we would all agree with the change around us has created challenges but has also generated huge opportunities and how we respond to those opportunities is what this is all about, so if you are ready to embrace change join us on this fully funded journey!   

“We’re running the Peer Networks support programme for businesses in Cumbria from September”. 

Some of the ways that Cumbrian businesses could benefit from the programme include:

  • Learning from your peers: Find solutions to the real issues your business is facing by working with other local business leaders facing similar challenges.
  • Varied delivery, real results: Activities take place in structured, small-group sessions, led by a skilled professional facilitator to make sure you see real results in return for the investment of your time. You will also benefit from access to 1:1 mentoring, coaching or advice depending on the support you need.
  • Non-competitive: Peer Networks brings together business leaders working collaboratively to find solutions to common problems. You will not be placed in a group with any competitors, so you can share your expertise and benefit from others.
  • All it takes is your time: Peer Networks is a completely free programme; all it takes is a few hours of your time each month. You can join virtual sessions from the comfort of your home or office.

To find out more or to book your fully funded place, email