Peer Ngage

A new online peer networking and leadership development programme for business leaders and senior managers.

Effective leadership can transform a business. Discover our new online peer networking and leadership development programme for business leaders and senior managers. 

Buckinghamshire Business First is pleased to announce the launch of our new Peer Ngage online programme which is an exciting opportunity to invest in your own development and secure a support network of peers from other companies.

Build a supportive network of people in a similar position to you with whom you can learn, discuss challenges and benefit from collective experience.

What can you expect?

Inspiration and support from thought-provoking speakers and fellow business leaders to help your business grow.

Get involved to:

  • Secure a network of experienced and trusted support
  • Explore fresh ideas and 'the art of the possible’
  • Get expert, facilitated support to implement your learnings and take action
  • See a measurable increase in organisational performance

In a closed and confidential group of fellow leaders from non-conflicting businesses, you will:

  • Collaborate and build your network with local business leaders
  • Gain access to inspirational speaker sessions delivered online
  • Get facilitated support in a friendly, professional and confidential environment to tackle challenges and grasp opportunities to grow and scale
  • Meet with a member of the Buckinghamshire Business First team to embed learning and actions from your sessions
  • Become a Partner Member of Buckinghamshire Business First, attend face-to-face networking events and raise the profile of your business within the community

How does the programme work?

You will be matched into a cohort of your peers and supported through the programme by a member of the Buckinghamshire Business First team with knowledge and experience in creating collaborations and accelerating business growth.

During the first session, you will get to know the members of your group, identify your expectations of the programme and collaborate on challenges and opportunities with your peers.   

During the following sessions, you will be joined by an expert speaker on the themes of Customers and Sales; Finances; People and Skills; Products and Services; Markets; and Operations. Speakers will be confirmed with you in advance of the sessions.

Your time commitment

Sessions last 2.5 hours and online take place online between 10am-12.30pm. You will also receive 2 hours of 121 support.

Payment information

The cost to join the Peer Ngage programme is £600 + VAT if paying annually, and £660 + VAT if paying monthly over 12 months. 

Pay Annually 

A one-off payment of £600 + VAT will be taken online* and your business account will be upgraded to a Partner Member for the duration of your involvement in the programme.  

Pay Monthly by Direct Debit 

You can spread the cost over 12 months in equal instalments of £55 + VAT. We will ask you to complete a direct debit mandate on GoCardless. 

*If for any reason you would like to set up an alternative arrangement, please contact the team at

How to join Peer Ngage

Secure your place in our Summer 2023 cohort of this exciting new programme by completing this quick expression of interest form >

For more details, email or call us on 01494 927130.

Frequently asked questions

Below are the most commonly asked questions. Click on a question to expand. 

If your business has already invested in Partner Membership of Buckinghamshire Business First, one member of your team can become part of the Peer Ngage programme at a cost of £250, to be paid in full before commencing the programme. There is no option to pay this £250 monthly. Should you decide to cancel your Partner membership, the full cost of the programme will be payable as the discounted place would no longer be included with your package. For more information on this option, email

Yes. Depending on the format of the groups, we can accommodate more than one member of a business. The cost of participation for each additional member of the same business will be £500 + VAT.

By joining the Peer Ngage programme, you are committing your time and engagement to the group and your own self-development. Dates are published at the start of the programme to enable forward planning. No refunds will be given for non-attendance and no substitution of team members will be allowed in order to join the collaboration sessions. Members of your team may be invited to attend speaker sessions in your absence, in agreement with your fellow group members. 

We request a cancellation notice period of 3 months to withdraw from the Peer Ngage programme. If paying monthly, you may cancel your direct debit agreement after the 3-month notice period. If you paid upfront, we would refund you 1/12 of the total amount for each of the remaining months. If you wish to retain your Partner Membership, we will set up a new payment plan. Please email for more details.