Our Locations

Our boards are located at carefully selected venues throughout the UK.

Creating spaces for local business leaders to share knowledge, find innovative solutions, challenge each other and harness the power of their peers.

Meet our growing network of peer2peer Chairs

Simon H-C

  • Dorset & Hampshire
Inspiring co-founder of peer2peer. Successfully running Bournemouth and Southampton franchises of the global DPD Group since 2001. Obsessive passion and incredible business knowledge having worked with some of the most successful brands in the world. Simon understands the support that business leaders really need to overcome challenges and drive growth and he has a contagious zest for helping peer2peer members to thrive in all aspects of their life.

Jade Binsted

  • Basingstoke
Jade is passionate about building strong communities and helping business owners thrive. She's the big thinker behind and the founder of The Ribbons Network, a growing support community for businesses, the crazy creator of Ribbons Fest - the UK’s first business networking festival and she's also the Commercial Director at Ookkee, an outsourced accountancy firm. Jade’s a great listener and her willingness to share her valuable experiences and ahead of the curve insights, is an asset to our members.

John Acton

  • North London & Hertfordshire
Innovative co-founder of peer2peer and Managing Partner (Europe) of the global consultancy Decision Processes International (DPI). Former Executive Vice President of the global DPD Group. John has a natural passion for strategy, innovation and disruption. He has a gift for facilitation and a relentless energy for helping other business owners on their journey to success.

Paul Wallis

  • Southampton & Portsmouth
Founder of family business, Hantec Systems, an ISO management consultancy since 1995. Driven by his expert knowledge of company governance, risk management and strategic growth, Paul has an incredible knowledge of scaling to exit to share with his members alongside a unique passion for business compliance. His pragmatic approach is based on extensive experience building and growing businesses in consultancy, security screening and manufacturing.

Hannah Wallis-Golden

  • Southampton & Portsmouth
An integral part of her family business, Hantec Systems, Hannah co-chairs our Southampton and Portsmouth boards with her father, Paul. A Mental Health First Aider and Motivational Maps Licenced Practitioner, dedicated to improving staff well-being and employee motivation. In the throes of completing a Master of Business Administration, Hannah has a wealth of resources to share with members.

Steve Knowles

  • Sheffield
Chartered Accountant. Business Advisor. Mentor of the Year 2011 by Connect Yorkshire. Shortlisted for Advisor of the Year 2019 at the Yorkshire Accountancy Awards. After successfully running his own practice for 35 years, he’s now Chairman of the practice, allowing Steve to focus on his true passion – mentoring business owners and entrepreneurs.

Peter Woods

  • Northamptonshire & Buckinghamshire
A dynamic and accomplished leader, renowned for executive level engagement, strategic planning and financial expertise. A 30-year career in Financial Services in the City of London. A member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). Peter’s success as a business coach is credited to his structured and persistent approach combined with his knowledge and dedication.

Paul Clarke

  • Basingstoke
An energetic and perpetual entrepreneur with 30 years’ experience to draw upon. Paul is the founder of an outsourced accountancy firm with a business centric approach. As a natural innovator with a logical brain, he’s both bold and curious but always ensures that the solution benefits the business and the people running it. As a business mentor, his wealth of experience and tenacious approach to problem solving is inspiring.

Ian Bishop

  • Bedfordshire & North Hertfordshire
Ian has over 25 years hands-on leadership experience in direct sales, sales training and building the customer experience in both B2B and B2C sectors. Ian’s credibility, knowledge and motivation to lead an inclusive, enlightening – yet challenging board, is obvious as soon as you meet him. Helping members to exceed their potential through the creation of a high performing business culture and strong personal identify are two of his specialisms.

James Gordon

  • Bournemouth & Sandbanks
James’ incredible energy, inquisitive nature and broad skill base makes him a tenacious and inspiring chair. His experience ranges from automotive design, property, and owning a large hotel and spa which was later sold. Hospitality is his passion along with his tech businesses where he educates and innovates. James is committed to community enrichment and takes immense pleasure in helping others succeed and thrive in their journey to success.

Jeremy Old

  • New Forest
Business coach with over twenty-five years’ experience, business author, and qualified psychotherapist. Jeremy has a unique approach to driving results through a blend of team planning, applied psychology and systems thinking. An infectious enthusiasm for helping business owners and entrepreneurs take the stress out of major business transformations, turnarounds and high growth trajectories, or, to transform productivity and profits while still maintaining a health work/life blend.

Neil Armstrong

  • Purbeck
Neil is a focused, experienced and entrepreneurial marketing strategist, business consultant and Publisher. His particular strengths are in business development, lead acquisition, strategic planning, building relationships and revenue creation. With over 30 years at the helm of a number of business support and creative organisations, Neil is a people person, mentor and connector, who cherishes creativity, is passionate about communication, loves growing businesses and is a champion for his clients, colleagues, partners and close network.
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How do boards work?

  • peer2peer identifies and onboards impactful Chairs into our Chair community
  • each Chair hand-picks their own group of up to 15 non-competing leaders to form their peer2peer board
  • every Chair brings their own expertise and experience and has access to our workbooks, Chair community and CPD with peer2peer
  • board members and their Chair meet monthly for a half-day at a fixed location to work on their business and themselves

Why choose a peer2peer board?

  • Ten great heads are better than one
  • It’s no longer lonely at the top
  • Access to exceptional skill-building material and advice
  • Being held to account by your peers will expedite your journey
  • Peer boards are fun, and you deserve to love your flight!

What our members say

There’s a common theme in what our members tell us about their journey and how peer2peer helps them to 'get there':

Clarity - peer2peer helps you to gain clarity on your strategy, your direction, your next move
Accountability - it’s so much easier and effortless when your Chair and peers hold you to account than when you try to do it alone
Knowledge - continuous skill building through workbooks, resources, knowledge sharing, workshops, programs, recommendations
Experience - share experience, gain experience, celebrate experience, benefit from others’ experiences and, most of all, enjoy the experience!

At peer2peer we love an acronym and we’re firm advocates of the fact that you really can have your CAKE and eat it!

Key criteria

  • Confidentiality - every Chair and Board member signs a confidentiality agreement
  • There are no competing members on the same board
  • Every Chair and board member is encouraged to complete a Contribution Compass personality profile