What's On?

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.

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Workshops and Events​

Discover and book upcoming skills workshops and Growing Club events online.

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Weekly Drop-In

Schedule a 30 minute 1-2-1 with Jane Binnion at our weekly drop-in session.

Skills Workshops

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

Slow Fashion Lancaster - The Art of Individuality

Slow Fashion Show

Annual Event, Lancaster

An afternoon of workshops and market place, with an evening catwalk showcasing local seamstresses, makers and designers.

If you would like to host a stall, run a workshop or submit your designs for the next catwalk, please look here or email: corkerryl[@]outlook.com. Organised by Gabriella Bavone of Artisan Bazaar.

(New 2020 date tbc).

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FSB Networking

Quarterly Networking, Lancaster

Meet with like-minded business owners from across Lancashire & Cumbria Women in Business Group, established to support women who work within a business, run their own business or are considering setting up a business at some point in the future. You can find out more about the FSB here.

Next online networking is Sep/Oct 2020.

angels den, lancaster

Angel's Den

Annual Event, Lancaster

You’ve watched Dragon's Den on TV. Now come and see… Angel's Den! The entrepreneurs are coming to the end of their Start Up training and are ready to launch their business with the support of an Angel. Join us for an exciting evening of entertainment, a fine buffet and the opportunity to network in great company. (New 2020 date tbc).

Weekly Drop In

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 want to know more about how we might be able to help you, you can book a 30 minute 1-2-1 below, to speak with Jane. Alternatively, if you're looking for specialist finance or branding 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 last Thursday of the month we have a General IT support session with Vicky and Becky from Lancaster City Council. Drop-in to get some IT support!

Supported by funding from The Galbraith Trust.

"The ladies I have met through the drop in and meet ups are amazing, so encouraging and supportive and it's great to be able to speak to others who are facing or have faced the same struggles or troubles along their journey. I'm very early on in my journey to success and I'm grateful to have Jane and The Growing Club to turn to."

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