So what’s on…? 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, networking and more.
We offer monthly stand-alone business skills workshops. Open to all women.
The workshops are small group workshops, with a maximum of 8 women, so you all get good attention.
Visit our events page for a more detailed overview of each workshop and to book via Eventbrite.
Growing Club Events
Weekly Drop In and Coaching Sessions
The Growing Club holds weekly drop-in sessions every Thursday between 12.30 and 14:00. The drop-in is open to all women for general support, so do come and say hello.
We offer support, advice and guidance - or just a brew while browsing our selection of business books in the hub library. Every Thursday volunteers are there to help with general support and put the kettle on.
If you're looking for specific support, or some business coaching, you can book a free, funded 1 hr 1-2-1 coaching session with Rebecca Batstone below. Alternatively, if you're looking for specialist finance or admin support, our specialists are available each month.
Ask the Accountant
Every first Thursday of the month is 'Ask the Accountant' with Christine Harwood of Account Matters. Drop-in to get some financial advice or support.
Ask about IT support
Every Tuesday between 12 and 2pm we have a general IT support session with Alex Dickson. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a 30 min slot and get some IT help!
Book a 1-2-1 Coaching Session
Meet Rebecca Batstone MBA
Rebecca originally trained as a pharmacist, qualifying in 1995.
After having her son she set up her own branch of the Women in Business Association, running a number of women’s networking events across the East Midlands, supporting women at all stages of their business journey from start-ups to well established businesses. This was the role, which really sparked her interest in coaching and she started informally coaching a number of women in her groups, and found that she was quite good at it!
After moving back to Scotland in 2012 she joined Scottish Enterprise and further developed both her business and coaching skills, supporting a range of businesses mostly in the life and chemical industries sector. She also broadened her international horizons becoming the team lead for everything to do with EU engagement, spending a lot of time in Brussels. In 2018 she cemented her long-standing interest in coaching by training as a Personal and Business coach with one of the leading coach training organisations in the UK.
Her coaching style is supportive, facilitative and friendly supporting individuals to reach their true potential and will gently and respectfully push clients beyond their comfort zone to achieve positive, lasting results.
Supported by funding from The Galbraith Trust.