the growing club, north west
the growing club, north west
the growing club, north west
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skill for business, the growing club, lancashire, lancaster, cumbria, preston, women in business,

TOGETHER WE GROW

Skills training and opportunities
for women in the North West

Skills training and opportunities
for women in the North West

Skills training and opportunities
for women in the North West

our story - values
skill for business, the growing club, lancashire, lancaster, cumbria, preston, women in business,

TOGETHER WE GROW

We believe in creating a community of mutual support, accountability and collaboration

We believe in creating a community of mutual support, accountability and collaboration

We believe in creating a community of mutual support, accountability and collaboration

What's On
skill for business, the growing club, lancashire, lancaster, cumbria, preston, women in business,

TOGETHER WE GROW

We provide a fantastic range of skills training and opportunities for women

We provide a fantastic range of skills training and opportunities for women

We provide a fantastic range of skills training and opportunities for women

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

Business Recovery, Resilience and Wellbeing Support

NEW Autumn Courses

Not sure what's right for you? Find out more about our business courses here.

Roots and Shoots Online
for those starting a business.

Bloom and Grow Online
for those wanting to grow their business.

Peer Networks
An action learning programme to support women leading SME’s.

We know people are anxious about their businesses and futures during this time and so to support you, our work is continuing via online tools.

Alongside our usual business support, we are running a selection of Wellbeing events, find out more about these on our Events page. Our online workshops are still running, you can also find updates on Facebook.

The weekly Thursday drop-in is back at The Women & Enterprise Hub. If you’re interested, you can book a free, funded 1-2-1 coaching session with Rebecca Batstone here.

Get in touch via our contact form for support and advice.

Our Courses

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.

mentoring, support, volunteer, small business, women in business

Workshops and Events​

Discover a variety of workshops, events and opportunities for all women.

the growing club, motivation, peer support, business support

Weekly Drop In

For support and advice, weekly drop in sessions run every Thursday, 12:30 - 2pm.

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

… 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…

Rebecca Young
Business training for women

Growing Club Stories: Rebecca Young

Rebecca Young hopes to set up a web design business, with the aim of supporting the work of individuals, small businesses, and non-profit organisations, particularly those in the arts and culture sector.

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Drop-In
Business training for women

Pop-In To Drop-In!

Nicola Combe talks about the weekly face-to-face drop-in support that she hosts for The Growing Club CIC on Thursdays, and how it can benefit you, your business and learning.

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Artwork: “Just a girl who decided to go for it” by Textile Candy

Website Photography by Ginny Koppenhol Photography