elementas to deliver Government-backed peer networks initiative in Lancashire 

elementas has been appointed by Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, to help Lancashire’s businesses overcome challenges, build a trusted network and improve their performance through a funded programme of targeted knowledge sharing. 

Peer Networks, which has just been launched is a national programme for SME leaders that want to work with likeminded business leaders to address key challenges and reach their goals. 

It will run from September 2021 to March 2022 and follows a successful pilot programme which ended in March this year and supported more than 320 Lancashire businesses. 

It will create a range of diverse peer-to-peer networking cohorts of 8-11 businesses in a range of sectors across Lancashire. Peer Networks is delivered through a series of high impact group sessions, with each cohort led by an expert facilitator. 

Andrew Leeming, programme manager, Boost, said: “Our Peer Networks pilot, which took place last year, helped more than 320 Lancashire business leaders at a critical time in the county’s recovery from coronavirus. “We’re proud to announce that Peer Networks will be returning so that we can support a whole new group of business owners and managers to work together to address key issues, support each other and develop their business. “elementas is one of the 17 expert organisations we have chosen to help us deliver this exciting programme.” 

More about the programme.

Lou Booth, elementas owner founder said: “The elementas cohort will focus on Resilience and Wellness; front of mind for us all, as we navigate our business pandemic journey. The sessions are designed to help the group explore what Wellness and Resilience means to them personally and in business. With new tools and understanding participants, will be better equipped to talk wellness together and with their staff and colleagues. Participants will be able to recognise stress, anxiety and burnout earlier. This means they can lead better and keep doing what they love doing and be enterprising and creative to thrive and flourish. Resilience and wellness II builds on the success of the first cohort and I’m ever so excited to bring more fabulous Lancashire businesses together to do their magic! ”

The programme includes interactive action learning, small groups, flexible topic selection and one to one coaching. Let previous participants tell you more and check out their videos on this link Wellness and Resilience Peer Network:

“Please do this … The support is fantastic …” 

Sharon Samlesbury Hall Director

I joined Lou’s previous group and thoroughly enjoyed the programme. This mainly was down to Lou’s enthusiasm and professionalism throughout. Everyone who has attended has stayed in touch which, in this busy life, speaks volumes for the value we all gained. Mick (MD Sancus Solutions Ltd)

“I attended this programme recently and had massively supportive experience both personally and professionally. I can highly recommend it to all “

Carl Bell Managing Director The Whitaker Organisation Community Interest Company, Museum, Art Gallery and Cultural Hub.

“I was involved in one of Lou’s groups and I have to say that it was an absolute pleasure and joy to have met so many talented and wonderful people, all on their own journeys and all able to offer wisdom, support and mentoring. Lou is a delight to work with and an experienced mentor and life coach. Her knowledge on wellness and resilience was insightful and creative. I only wish I could take part again! If you’ve not been involved, sign up now! 😊 “

Nicola Murray Head of Operations / Deputy Director at Sue Ryder


“I can personally recommend Lou Booth and the Peer Networks scheme. I’m very happy to speak to anyone who is interested and would like an informal chat about my experience – which is all very positive and has opened many new doors for me.”

Dawn Vickers MD, now Project Manager at DanceSyndrome

The Resilience and Wellness is a fully funded project.

It is available to any small or medium sized business that has: 

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

Ideally, participants should also have: 

  • The potential to scale up 
  • The ability or potential to export 

There are still places available if you wish to part of a journey to grow and transform join our Resilience and Wellness Cohort (starting late October 2021) . Get in touch with to find out more Lou Booth 07715814833 (phone or WhatsApp) or email Lou@elementas.co.uk.

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