Welcome to The Growing Club CIC
The Growing Club CIC is a not-for-profit organisation. We provide a fantastic range of skills training and opportunities for women, using a creative and alternative peer support model.
We start where you are
Online Business Courses
Courses Local to Lancaster
The weekly Thursday drop-in is back at The Women & Enterprise Hub.
If you’re interested in a face-to-face cohort of one of our business courses based in Lancaster, please visit our courses page. New courses starting Autumn 2022.
Get in touch via our contact form for support and advice.
No matter what stage you are at, we are here to help you. We run courses ranging from 8-weeks to 12-months. To find out more about each course, choose one of the options below.
The Growing Club offers a wide range of events and opportunities at the Women and Enterprise Hub. We offer monthly skills workshops, weekly drop-in sessions, events, networking and more.
… read what the members have to say about it!
"Joining the Growing Club has made me focus on what is important in my business in order to create sustainable growth."
"Meeting the team of women in the Growing Club has been such a bonus to me and I don’t feel so alone at all now."
"I love learning about all the aspects of running a business, and having this clear on my mind as I go forward. The buddy system is so valuable too. I appreciate the 1:1 time to discuss progress and share experiences. A fantastic group!"
"I wholeheartedly recommend the Growing Club to any woman who runs a small business, I believe even the most successful of business women would leave the Growing Club even more enriched and empowered than they already are."
"Coming here has changed how I think about my business."
"The Growing Club (GC) is an investment of time and personal commitment both to myself personally and my business and also to the other members of our group."
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On the blog
Bridging the gap in business education for women…
We recently had a new report commissioned, to identify the changing needs of women in the district during Covid 19 pandemic. The findings suggested that women now have a greater need for social connection than previously, along with increased concerns about wellbeing and finances.
Jane Binnion writes on working out & setting our personal boundaries and how to communicate them, using lessons learned from her Rottweiler.