The Growing Club CIC


The Growing Club CIC is a not for profit organisation providing  an alternative model business training for  women.

We deliver  pre-start up, start up & business growth training.
Building sustainable businesses for economic growth
and community wellbeing.

And it works!

When women thrive, all of society benefits, and succeeding generations are given a better start in life.

Kofi Annan


The  start up programme is a year long course and will run from the end of  April 2018 (This course is now full)

The next  growth  programme will start on October 9th 2018

The next pre-start up course will run from Autumn 2018


The Women and Enterprise Hub, 6-0-2 Alston House, White Cross, Lancaster LA1

How do I book?


We are of course very  happy to talk to you to see if this is right for  you.

What’s New?


  • Monthly skills workshops start in April 2018 (See Workshops and Drop in)
  • Weekly drop in session start on June 7th, 12.30pm to 2pm.
  • Mentoring Training – We are recruiting a group of mentors to work with the start-up group and support them for 3 years. This is a funded 3 session course starting July 5th 2018. If you would like to know more about being a mentor with us please email
  • We are currently recruiting for a train the trainers course which will start in September 2018. If you would like to deliver The Growing Club curriculum in your area alongside your own business please email (priority will be given to graduates of the programme).

If you would like to sponsor a place on the community course, or if you know someone who would like to join please email


The Growing Club is a Boost Business Lancashire partner and has received support from the FSB and The Big Lottery

bridging the gap in business education for women

Business Growth for Women