Home > News > New Name for National Network…

29 November 2023 | Skills & People

New Name for National Network that Power-ups Scotland’s Productivity

As a nation, Scotland constantly works to improve its productivity levels. As part of that ongoing effort, today heralds the launch of a new look and new name for national business improvement network Productivity Club Scotland.  

As a means of highlighting the tremendous benefits of peer-to-peer learning, and timed to coincide with National Productivity Week, the network will relaunch today as Peer Works. 

Peer power is at the very heart of Productivity Club Scotland’s cross-sector, country-wide offering. Through a regular programme of events, the six regional clubs offer members access to expert guest speakers, and crucially, the opportunity to learn from each other’s experience when it comes to improving business performance.   

With the new brand and an upgraded website, Peer Works aims to attract many more people who want to work better, and smarter. However, the network is about much more than looking good. Peer Works Programme Manager Eleonora Vanello explains that there is huge potential to power up Scotland’s productivity. 

“It’s well known that Scotland’s productivity lags behind that of some of our European neighbours, but our members – over 2,300 of them – share an ambition to run their businesses or organisations more efficiently. With Peer Works we will continue to provide an annual, country-wide programme of events which support members from all sectors to learn from experts, and from each other. What’s more, all our events are free of charge.” 

Peer Works’ ambitions to power up productivity are shared by Small Business, Innovation, Tourism and Trade Minister Richard Lochhead. He said: 

“Scotland’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation aims to improve productivity and increase the competitiveness of Scotland’s businesses, regions and our economy as a whole. Higher productivity boosts household incomes and generates the tax revenues required to invest in our public services and critical national infrastructure. International evidence shows that economies with strong productivity also score highly on the indicators of an economy which works for the people and the planet.” 

“When it comes to improving business efficiency, the real experts are those who have successfully introduced new ways of working. Peer Works provides an environment in which people from different sectors and industries can learn from each other and build a more productive country.” 

For Eleonora Vanello is clear that Peer Works provides a unique place for shared learning.  

“At our regional events we regularly witness the power of peer-to-peer learning. Our members often tell us how useful it is to hear about how others have walked the walk when it comes to running a business more efficiently. Peer Works helps build confidence to learn from peers, supported by specialist expertise and by sharing experiences together we can work to boost Scotland’s productivity.” 

Peer Works free regional events are held in-person and online in six locations across Scotland – Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee Highlands & Islands and South of Scotland – and the network always warmly welcomes new members who want to learn to do business better.