Case Studies

Hear from our women how The Growing Club has supported their journey in business.

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Case Study: Zoe Blundell

Sand Arts and Crafts is a creative arts and crafts business located in Morecambe, I offer a variety of workshops and events for children and adults, including sand art, build-a-bear,

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Case Study: Laura Feinberg

I’m a Sustainability Writer.
I write thoughtful and values-based marketing copy for businesses to draw out and highlight themes relating to health and wellbeing, and the environment.

If there are no

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Case Study: Amy Gunawan

My business is Amy Gunawan Basketmaker, soon to be Amy’s Willow Weaving. I make baskets and woven decorative pieces from willow. I also run workshops teaching basketry and woven crafts

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Case Study: Jackie Bennett Shaw

Jackie Bennett Shaw owns and runs a public relations consultancy in Lancaster called Marzipan PR, and has done since 2017.

Jackie took part in our project, where local, established women in

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Rachel Gristwood
Lancashire women in business

Case Study: Rachel Gristwood

Rachel Gristwood provides proofreading services, searching out spelling mistakes, grammar that needs to be improved, along with punctuation and formatting errors.

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Case Study: Paula Eales

Paula Eales is plus-sized clothes designer and maker, based in Lancaster, Lancashire. She has taken part in the Roots and Shoots business training course with The Growing Club and also

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Case Study: Kelly Akister

Kelly Akister is a qualified teacher, specialising in advanced early years education. She’s been running her own business – Reading Fairy Lancaster – for over a year now.

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Hayley Cooper

Case Study: Hayley Cooper

A case study on Hayley Cooper, who runs her own lettings and property management company, managing a portfolio of properties in and around Lancaster and Morecambe. Hayley is on the

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Case Study: Laura Blakeley

Laura is a flower farmer in Lancaster and does floristry as well. She came across Jane and The Growing Club through the Market Trading team at Lancaster Charter Market.

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Case Study: Nikki Cookson

Nikki Cookson is the owner of Woodcroft Crafts. She shares her story about how her business started, and how The Growing Club CIC has helped her gain confidence with her

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