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

The next  growth  programme will start on March 27th


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?

  • The Sowing Club. Part 2.We will be running  funded,  start up courses for socially disadvantaged women in Lancaster and Morecambe who have been through the Sowing Club and would like to start a business.
  • Mentoring Training – We are recruiting a group of mentors to work with the start-up group and support them for 3 years. 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 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