Peer Networks kicks off in February to help businesses innovate

Only 2 spaces left on this popular peer programme 

Calling all Lancashire-based business leaders: got some great ideas, but not sure how to turn them into profitable products or services?  

Join Jane Dalton, founder of Groundswell Innovation, and Paul Aisthorpe, managing director of Scale-Ability for the latest fully funded peer-to-peer networking programme that kicks off on 1 February. It’s a peer-learning group that supports you with the right tools, techniques, and advice to direct your innovative thinking towards scaling up and strengthening your business.      

In collaboration with other local business leaders, there will be six 3-hour facilitated online workshops through February and March on innovation including: 

  • Setting up for innovation 
  • Collaborative problem solving 
  • Exploring consumer trends and wider opportunities 
  • Idea prioritisation 
  • Moving from idea to value proposition  
  • Incremental innovation 

Lead by Jane, the highly engaging and interactive sessions will challenge you to think differently, using innovation strategy to plan, launch and develop new product and service opportunities. Paul brings the strength of his experience as an SME business owner, coach and mentor to your 1-2-1 coaching, empowering you to deliver the impact and results you’re looking for. Together, Paul and Jane will facilitate a collaborative and supportive environment to help you grow and scale your business. 

"In a constantly evolving, unpredictable marketplace where the youngest generations are the buyers of tomorrow, innovation is in demand. Working with such a diverse range of clients over the last 8 years, I have seen the pace of change accelerate beyond expectations. Business owners don't have time to stand still. Understanding the mechanics and different elements of an innovation process will help you innovate efficiently and stay one step ahead of your competition.” – Paul Aisthorpe 

If you’re looking for motivation and the clarity you need to get out of the starter blocks, then look no further. Peer Networks aims to spark the momentum needed to enhance your business performance. 

Contact Scale-Ability using this link to fill out our Expression of Interest Form.  


Groundswell Innovation help people get the right ideas to market, faster and fitter for purpose - new products and services that solve customer problems, profitably.  

Scale-Ability are a team of specialist consultants and coaches who work in partnership with you to implement achievable and sustainable growth strategies. 

Peer Networks are led by Boost, Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, and funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in response to a commitment made in the 2019 Business Productivity Review. 

Profile – Jane Dalton 

Following on from an MBA at Cambridge University, Jane has managed brand strategy and innovation projects for companies with global brand reach for the past 20 years.  In 2008, she set up Groundswell Innovation as an independent agency specialising in the commercialisation of new ideas.  Prior to this she worked as a consultant and senior consultant at The Value Engineers (Cello Group).  Her experience covers strategic planning, value proposition development, qualitative and quantitative market research and brand management.  

Jane is an active member of Lancashire LEP’s Innovation Board.  She sits on the Dean's Council of Lancaster University Management school and is a brand ambassador for Northern Power Women, a not-for-profit campaign working to increase gender diversity in the workplace from the North of England.