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Women in Enterprise Hub

Welcome to the Boost Women in Enterprise Hub, showcasing the latest support and groups available to Lancashire women in business, and inspirational female business stories.

Women of Lancashire; let’s grow!

We know you want to grow businesses and build great careers in our beautiful county and yet the recent report commissioned by Boost, Growing Women, Growing Lancashire reveals that only 19% of businesses are led by women and only 20% of directors are women.

Download the Growing Women, Growing Lancashire report here

We want to ensure that Lancashire provides the support you need to grow these numbers. On this page, you’ll find links to women specific support, events and networks, alongside Q&As with successful women in the county who share their own pearls of wisdom.

Here is a place to inspire more women to achieve their dreams and to grow their futures in Lancashire. And this page isn’t just for women. We want men to nominate female role models and also share how they are leading equality and diversity in their workplaces.

Photo collage imagery courtesy of The Growing Club CIC.

Female focused business support

Are you aware of the funded business support programmes available through Boost?

Inspirational Women Q&A

29th July 2022 | Inspirational Women

Inspirational Women Q&A: Coral Horn, Pink Link Ladies

Pink Link Ladies runs a number of networking events and conferences, including the well-known Enterprise Vision Awards (EVAs). Here, its founder and managing director, Coral Horn, shared her inspirational Lancashire woman in business story.

29th June 2022 | Inspirational Women

Inspirational Women Q&A: Jackie Bennett Shaw, Marzipan PR

Marzipan PR is a business communications and copywriting business, working with start-ups, small and large SMEs. Its founder and managing director, Jackie Bennett Shaw, shares her inspirational Lancashire woman in business story.

29th May 2022 | Inspirational Women

Inspirational Women Q&A: Karen Ullah, Daisy Communications

Karen is director of sales and customer retention at Daisy Communications, a UK leading provider of telephony, connectivity, mobile and cloud services. Here she shares her inspirational Lancashire woman in business story.

29th April 2022 | Inspirational Women

Inspirational Women Q&A: Nicola Combe, Morecambe Bay Wills and Estates

Nicola retrained back in 2019 to set up Morecambe Bay Wills and Estates and provides Wills, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Executor services to individual and families. Nicola shares her inspirational Lancashire woman in business story.

29th March 2022 | Inspirational Women

Inspirational Women Q&A: Laura Sandham-Smith, Laura Sandham School of Dance

Laura owns and runs hugely successful dance studios in Lancaster and Preesall. Here she shares her inspirational Lancashire woman in business story.

25th February 2022 | Inspirational Women

Inspirational Women Q&A: Rachel Weinhold, Grow Traffic

Rachel is a director and leader at a specialist search engine optimisation company, working with companies across Lancashire and Yorkshire. Rachel shares her inspirational Lancashire woman in business story.

29th January 2022 | Inspirational Women

Inspirational Women Q&A: Suzy Orr, Unique Ladies Networking UK

Suzy Orr is Chief Unique Lady at female-focused networking group, Unique Ladies. Suzy shares some tips and advice from her inspirational Lancashire woman in business story.

19th January 2022 | Inspirational Women

Inspirational Women Q&A: Tamsin Coxhill, Firespiral Slings

Firespiral Slings is an international manufacturer and retailer of woven wrap baby carriers, luxury blankets, throws and accessories. Owner and director, Tamsin Coxhill, shares her inspirational Lancashire woman in business story.

9th January 2022 | Inspirational Women

Inspirational Women Q&A: Tricia Rawlinson, Whale Tail Cafe

Whale Tail Café is a very popular restaurant, owned and run by Tricia Rawlinson for over 30 years. Tricia shares her inspirational Lancashire woman in business story.

If you would like to speak to one of our experienced advisers about female business support, and other support available through Boost, please call us on 0800 488 0057.

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