jennie edmondson, growing club trainer, bloom and grow, cumbria, kendal

Meet Your Trainer: Jennie Edmondson

Tell us a fascinating fact about yourself?

I ran the Everest Marathon!

What inspires you?

People who grow through adversity.

What made you decide to be a trainer for The Growing Club?

I have a burning desire to help women be their best possible selves.  

What are some of the pitfalls for women in business that you’ve experienced?

Some issues I’ve come across personally are: a lack of confidence, a lack of support, dealing with guilt and juggling a family

How can The Growing Club help women to grow their businesses sustainably?

We help by facilitating a space to step outside of your business and look at it objectively. Working ON your business is quite different than working IN it. The Growing Club helps women to get a different perspective to take positive action.

If you could offer one time-saving tip to a woman running her own business, what would it be?

PLAN – Plan your work, work your plan. 

Tell us about your training course in Kendal?

I’m very excited to be bringing The Growing Club to Kendal for the first time. We are going to take a journey together that will push you out of your comfort zone and into a new chapter of business growth and personal development. There will be work, laughter, possibly tears – but always cake!

Anything else?

Aim for consistency not perfection: imperfect action is where growth will happen.

One of my favourite quotes is: “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change” Jim Rohn

Jennie will be facilitating The Growing Club business growth programme in Kendal. She’s holding a taster session on Thursday 14 March 2019, 10.00-11.30hrs, at Castle Street Community Centre in Kendal. You can book a ticket here.

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North West Women in Business: Do you need us?!

The Growing Club is growing once more! From Spring 2019, we’re delighted to be able to offer our business growth training course in additional locations.

Women in business! Are you looking to grow your businesses in a sustainable way, complete with peer-support and a full programme of unique training methods?

If so, you can now access our growth programme in three locations: Preston, Lancaster and Kendal.

The Growing Club is an award-winning, 12-month business growth programme, created especially for women who are running their own small businesses.

Unusually, The Growing Club benefits from being highly subsidised, which means you can access this programme for a reduced cost to yourself – just £395 for a year instead of the full price of £1200.

Benefits of Training with The Growing Club

• A supportive network of 10 women business owners
• Monthly facilitated sessions
• Regular inspiring guest speakers
• Accountability partners
• Action-based learning
• Peer support
• 1:1 coaching session
• Systematic process of growth
• Emotional support
• Confidence building
• Confidential space
• Workbook

Now you can access this unique business growth opportunity in three locations, starting in Spring 2019.

Why not try before you buy? We have created a short taster session in each location, where you can see what we have to offer you and your business, as well as taking part in a seminar on 6 of The Best Ways we Sabotage Ourselves in Business and how The Growing Club programme addresses these issues with real solutions.


Our Preston programme is run by Judith Loughlin and Jane Binnion. Their taster course will be held on Tuesday 5 March 2019, 10.00-12.00hrs, The Larder in Preston. You can book tickets here.


The programme in Lancaster is facilitated by Katie Birks and Nicola Garrett. The taster session is on Wednesday 6 March at 13.30-15.00hrs at The Women and Enterprise Hub, White Cross. Book your ticket here. For more information, call 07892 712417.

South Lakes

The South Lakes growth programme is run by Jennie Edmondson. She’s holding a taster session on Thursday 14 March 2019, 10.00-11.30hrs, at Castle Street Community Centre in Kendal. You can book a ticket here.

Any questions? We’d love to talk to you about The Growing Club and how it can help you grow your business. Drop us an email at or fill in the contact form here and we’ll get back to you.