This is the only programme in the UK to focus exclusively on the issues faced by women-owned businesses – as well as the barriers to growth that confront all SMEs – the Enterprising Women Growth Programme equips ambitious female entrepreneurs with the confidence, expertise and skills to realise their business’ full commercial potential.

If you have a business in Durham, and want to build up your contacts and meet like-minded women. Then Enterprising Women Durham is the club for you!

With over 18 years experience as owner of successful companies, Nancy is looking forward to building a dynamic local club of Durham businesswomen who want to build their relationships, learn from each other, and share knowledge, inspiration and motivation!


There will come a point in many people's life when a better work life balance becomes a priority. You may be a parent, approaching retirement, recovering from an illness, caring for a sick or elderly relative or wanting to pursue further education or another interest.


When the going gets tough, new data suggests that it’s mostly female business owners who feel the urge to ‘get going’. Women, it appears are leading a new start-up generation.

We have been very busy bees, working constant to update our website so that it looks and feels better to use:

The Counting Women In coalition has today published Sex and Power 2014: Who Runs Britain? The report examines the presence, or lack thereof, of women in powerful positions in politics and other spheres of public life in the UK today.

Plans for our Enterprising Women Business Academy are coming together nicely and we’ll be launching with the first courses officially next month. 

We are keen that the training support from the Academy’s approved providers reaches all of our members and supporters across the country. We are currently on the look out for training venues – preferably ones that are free of charge in order to keep costs as affordable as possible.

On 24th July the Enterprising Women held a one-day conference as part of the International Festival for Business in Liverpool. This jointly hosted event with Liverpool Club host Karen Bellion, was a wonderful day with packed with a variety of speakers, panel sessions, a book launch and even a harpist!

If you’re an Enterprising Women member that hasn’t completed your online profile then this is a message for you. We will soon be launching new online business cards on the website, which is a perfect way to promote your business to other Enterprising Women website visitors.

Your profile can include your name, a summary of your business, your contact details, website and logo or photo. 

We’d love your support in completing a quick 15-minute survey about what you see as your key ‘barriers to growth’. 

To thank you for your time, everyone that completes the survey will go in a draw to win £1,000 for a charity of her choice, kindly donated by Barclays.

The closing date for completion is Sunday 13th September


Get in Touch

0800 012 1365

Enterprising Women Founder –

Head of Enterprising Women –

Local Business Clubs/Member support –

Enterprising Women,
Unit C,
Brookmount Court,
Kirkwood Road