Our Support and Events

Our Female Founders Business Brunchin' Event in partnership with Barclays Eagle Lab, December 2019. 
Photo credit: Victoria Dawe Photography

'Highly practical, informative and motivating' – that’s how Thrive members describe our events.

Come along and access the practical support you need to grow your business. You won't find any mention of 'side hustles', 'girls in business' or shady ‘earn from home’ schemes.

Our mission is to bring together female founders and women in business the knowledge, connections and resilience they need to grow a healthy, small business - whatever their growth ambitions.

Our popular events and business support initiatives are informed by our experience as business support practitioners, business owners and entrepreneurship educators.

Thrive Meetups

Our Thrive Meetups take place on the last Wednesday of the month, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, on Zoom.

At our next Thrive Meetup, on Wednesday, 25 November, Sandra Murphy, your local Business Doctor and Coach, will deliver a practical workshop on 'How to Find Your Purpose and Stand Out from the Crowd'.

In this workshop, you'll identify and reflect on:
- Your purpose;
- Your business goals and readiness for 2021;
- Your competitive edge and how you differentiate from your competition.

After Sandra's talk, you will have the opportunity to network with other female founders and women in business, and participate in two peer support sessions during which you will discuss your business goals and explore potential solutions to each other's business challenges.

This session will be facilitated by Sandra Murphy. Sandra has extensive experience of working with businesses of all sizes to develop strategies and plans to grow and thrive, through good times and bad, aligned to detailed action plans to ensure excellence in execution.

Tickets will include a free, one-to-one follow-up consultation with Sandra to talk through, confidentially, any business challenges you are currently facing or expect to face in 2021.

Tickets from £10 | Buy your ticket

Thrive Huddles *New*

Our online Thrive Huddles are action learning sets for small groups of female founders and women in business (maximum six people). During two hours, six female founders work in small groups known as 'sets'. At each action learning set, two Thrive members confidentially share their business challenges. Expertly facilitated by Clare Griffiths, Founder of Thrive, the other group members identify practical solutions for the two women who are sharing their challenges. At the following action learning set, those two founders share their progress with the rest of the set, so that everyone in the group has as an opportunity to learn from their experience. This process is repeated on a monthly basis over a three-month period, until every member of the set has had the opportunity to work on their business challenges. (N.B. All Thrive members attending a Thrive Huddle must sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement).

Huddle attendees must commit to attending three Thrive Huddles. Over the course of three months, all group members have the opportunity to discuss their challenges in depth, share their progress and learn from each other. A Thrive Huddle is more than an accountability group - it is a confidential space for Thrive members to share their experiences, learn together and, as a result, make improvements to their businesses.

After the three-month period, the group members can choose to continue in that group, swap to another group, or withdraw from the action learning set initiative.

Tickets at £30 | To register your interest, get in touch

How to Make Your Business Work for You

Build a sustainable business that supports your life goals. Instead of working longer and harder, learn how your business can work for you!

‘How to Make Your Business Work for You’ is part of the ‘Healthy Business’ Workshop Series - a new series of workshops brought to you by Thrive and sponsored by Hatch.

In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to build a sustainable business that supports your life goals. Instead of finding ways to work longer and harder, you’ll discover how to create assets that work for you instead.

Here’s what we’ll cover:
- Aligning your business with your personal financial goals;
- Using automation to improve profitability;
- Diversifying your income with digital products. 

Through short talks, discussions, and group work, you’ll realise the true potential of your business.

By the end of the session, you’ll have:
- A clearer sense of your financial goals;
- Practical insights on streamlining your business:
- A wealth of ideas for diversifying and increasing your income.

​Subsidised tickets priced at £10 | Find out more

1-2-1 Business Clarity Sessions

Delivered by Clare Griffiths, Founder of Thrive, during a 90-minute session, you have the opportunity to discuss and create an actionable strategy which relates either to your purpose, mission, business model and/or marketing plan. Our 1-2-1 Business Clarity Sessions will give you the clarity and direction you need to take action and propel your business forward. During your session, we can discuss how your business is performing in relation to your current goals. Alternatively, you can use the session to brainstorm potential areas for innovating within your business.

You are welcome to book a one-off session or a series of sessions.

Tickets at £90 | Book a session

To keep up-to-date with our news and events, sign up to our monthly Thrive e-bulletin.