The Growing Club

The Growing Club – A 12 month business growth programme.


Who is it for?

This growth programme is for women running small businesses, or not for profit organisations who…

*Have been running their current organisation for at least 12 months,

*Have a commitment to growth,

*Value working with their peers in a mutually supportive environment, for the growth of all members.

How it works

We have seen a massive rise in women setting up businesses in the UK, many choosing to use their skills to live a more flexible life post redundancy, or to fit around their domestic responsibilities.

But running a business is NOT the easy option and most start up businesses fail in the first 3 years. This programme is all about  changing those figures and boosting the local economy, by systematically providing the support and training in the  processes that need to be put in place to thrive.

The women who The Growing Club is designed for are often overlooked by business support services, or dismissed as a life style business as they run their business from home fitting around their family (exactly how Jane  started).    Those women  added over £7 billion to the UK economy in 2015!

There is clear evidence that businesses that use a business coach and have support structures in place have significantly higher growth success, but not everyone can afford a coach and not all coaches understand the various roles that women juggle. As a single mum and business owner Jane couldn’t find a coach that really got her and what she wanted to achieve. And that is why we set up The Growing Club.

For  the price of  two months coaching (or a daily coffee shop coffee!) you can have a year of facilitated support, setting targets, being accountable to your peers, plus  guest speakers.

The biggest issue for women in business is confidence and Jane, a successful business trainer, understands that often the greatest learning is when we learn from each other, when we see that we are not the only one to feel that way, or make those mistakes. Sometimes we don’t hear the whole story and compare ourselves to others and consider ourselves lacking. When we all share honestly and support each others’ growth amazing things happen.

What’s it all about?

This is a 12 month commitment where we set monthly goals and tasks with accountability partners – because being held accountable by your peers is an extremely powerful motivator.

We meet monthly for a year as a group of 10 women running their own business. This group becomes your team, your cheer leaders, your accountability partners and more often than not long term friends.

The club involves…
• A 12 month commitment
• Monthly meetings with facilitated input and guest speakers
• Action learning groups
• Peer buddying
This initiative is designed for women committed to growing their business who would like an alternative to traditional coaching.


When and Where? ***

The Women and Enterprise Hub, 6-0-2 Alston House, White Cross,  Quarry Rd, Lancaster LA1 4XQ

The next course starts on Tuesday October 9th.

We meet monthly on a Tuesday morning 9.30am to 12.

How much and how to book ?

The Growing Club is highly subsidised and so for the whole year you pay just £395, which you can even pay in four installments.

Each group has just 10 places and as the course is highly subsidised there is a lot of interest.  So the application process is via an arranged  phone call, a short form and a contract.

You can book your call by emailing

What do you get?

As well as a team around you cheering you on you get…
Monthly facilitated meeting
Guest speakers
Action Learning with Tasks
Peer Support
1-1 Coaching Session
Systematic process of growth
Emotional Support
Confidential Space
Social Media Shout-outs
And a journal!

The programme is founded and facilitated by business trainer Jane Binnion.  Jane was  previously a youth and community worker working largely with women and girls and has now been running her business ethical business training  for 7 years.  Jane is also social media trainer and  author of The Heart of Sales

Any questions? Just drop us an email at


*** We are about to train Growing Club graduates to deliver the programme across the North West . New courses will be added to this page and the Facebook page

bridging the gap in  business education for women 

Business Growth for Women