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Bridging the gap in business education for women

Bloom and Grow

A 12-month business growth and sustainability programme

Welcome to Bloom and Grow! We have seen a significant rise in women setting up their own businesses in the UK. Running your own business is fantastic – it helps you to live a flexible life, fitting work commitments around busy personal lives whilst boosting the local economy. But for many women, juggling the various roles that we have make growing a business a real struggle.

There is clear evidence that businesses that use a business coach and have support structures in place, have significantly higher growth success. As a single mum and business owner, Jane could not find a coach that really understood her needs and that resulted in the creation of The Growing Club.

*NEW*  Join Bloom & Grow Online in October 2020  *NEW*

Can’t get to Lancaster?… No problem! This Autumn we will be running our popular growth programme as a 6 month online course. All the benefits, without the travel! And even better, there will be a launch offer price of £240, saving your travel time and £155!

To apply for a place on the online Bloom & Grow course, please fill in the Bloom and Grow Application Form below.

So, you may be wondering if the programme is for you…

Have you been running a small business, or a not-for-profit organisation, for at least 12 months?

Would you like to grow your business with a supportive group of peers?

If the answer is yes, then Bloom and Grow is most definitely for you!

Being a sole trader I found it hard to make unemotional decisions, but working alongside likeminded people, I feel I am in control of my destiny and business growth.


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Key details of this exciting programme:

  • 12-month programme (6-month online programme)
  • Fees are only £395 and can be paid in full or in 4 monthly instalments of £85 (or £240 in full for the online course)
  • The course is highly subsidised (full cost would have been £1,200)
  • Supportive network of 10 women, all running their own businesses
  • Monthly facilitated meetings – each month, you will be set goals and tasks to keep you on track with your business
  • Fantastic guest speakers
  • Accountability partners – being held accountable by your peers is extremely motivating!
  • Action learning with tasks so it is always relevant to your business
  • Peer support
  • 1:1 coaching session
  • Systematic process of growth
  • Emotional support
  • Confidence building
  • Confidential space
  • Social media shout-outs
  • 12 month workbook (in person course only)

Our next courses

The growth programme is run in 3 locations over the North West; Lancaster, Preston and Cumbria. New courses start every six months in Spring and Autumn.

katie birks, nicola garrett, growing club trainer, bloom and grow

Women & Enterprise Hub, Lancaster

Trained by Katie Birks & Nicola Garrett

jane binnion, judith loughlin, growing club trainer, bloom and grow

Central Preston TBC, Preston

Trained by Judith Loughlin

jennie edmondson, growing club trainer, cumbria, kendal

Castle St. Community Centre, Kendal, Cumbria

Trained by Jennie Edmondson

"I have found the Growing Club to be of great help and support. Jane is a brilliant tutor and mentor and is passionate about helping women to succeed in business. She is supportive and funny and the monthly sessions are informative and enjoyable. It is confidential and the support is excellent from Jane and everyone in the group. It has exceeded my expectations and really helped me to achieve my goals."
- Janet Butler -

Application Process

The Bloom and Grow programme is highly subsidised and attracts a lot of interest. The application process is via completion of a short application form, an arranged phone call and completed with a deposit with contract.

The programme is facilitated by Jane Binnion and a team of business owners who have themselves gone through the programme and loved it so much they trained to deliver it!

To find out more about this fantastic programme, please apply and your programme trainer will be in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you.

If you have any problems completing the application form, please contact us directly:

  • 07892 712417
  • The Women & Enterprise Hub, 6-0-5, Alston House, White Cross, Lancaster, LA1 4XQ