Oxfordshire B Corps: Peer to Peer Support
What can I expect from the peer to peer Group?
This group will bring together individuals working across Oxfordshire who are interested in taking their first steps on the journey to becoming a B Corporation. The facilitated sessions will enable participants to share their ideas and challenges in a confidential setting. The sessions will focus on knowledge-sharing, problem-solving and exploring new connections and collaborations.
The content of the sessions will ultimately be determined by the group but could include areas such as:
- Gaining a realistic insight into the B Corp world and journey.
- Learn from the mistakes and challenges faced by locals B Corps during their journey.
- By the end of the process, you will be confident in your businesses processes and you're ability to submit your B Corp impact assessment.
Who is it for?
The agenda is set by the group. The context is supporting peers to develop new ways of working and building knowledge and skills to expand and develop your business or organisation’s impact.
Participating in a peer group can help you gain fresh perspectives, inspire new ideas and change habits of thinking. It can also help you form new contacts, build networks and gain valuable professional and personal support from a team of like-minded peers.
The group is a place to try out new ideas before they are fully formed, and to share your difficulties as well as celebrate successes.
How will the peer group work?
This will be a small group of around 8 - 10 successful applicants.
Spaces are limited in order to maximise the benefit for those participating. Applicants will be required to complete a short questionnaire to help assess suitability and compatibility. You may receive a phone call as part of the application process.
Sessions will enable you to take time to complete B Corp tasks and create your unique priority list.
Dates & Structure
One initial 3 hour session (16th June)
Three 2 hour sessions (30th June to 28th July)
One last 3 hour session (11th August)
This group will begin online via Zoom but may move to face-to-face meetings held at Perch Eco Business Centre if current restrictions are eased and all members of the group are willing to meet face to face. You must be able to attend all 6 sessions.
Wednesday 16th June 3, 2-5 pm
Wednesday 30th June 2, 2-4 pm
Wednesday 14th July 2, 2-4 pm
Wednesday 28th July 2, 2-4 pm
Wednesday 11th August 3, 2-5 pm
Gareth I. Jones - CEO Town Sq.
The coworking disrupter, Gareth is leading a UK coworking movement coming soon to a town near you. Town Square Spaces became a B Corporation in 2019 and Gareth is a huge advocate of the B Corp movement.
Grant Hayward - eScalate Business Support Manager
Lucy Wendon - Community Manager at the Perch Eco Business Centre.
For more information about the eScalate programme, visit www.oxfordshirelep.com/escalate
Please note that this webinar is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is delivered as part of the eScalate programme to help SMEs. By engaging in this programme you are being offered assistance under the De Minimis regulation which allows a company to receive up to but not exceeding €200,000 of public funding (at the applicable exchange rate) of De Minimis aid over a rolling three-tax year fiscal period. This de minimis declaration does not cover undertakings engaged in: the primary production of agricultural goods and fisheries/aquaculture, road freight, services of general economic interest and export related activities and activities favouring domestic over imported goods. Please note, support cannot be given to undertakings (businesses) in difficulty. In order to receive support from this programme, you will be required to complete an application form and other relevant documentation.