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Stroud Businesswomen’s Network meets twice a month.

There are two styles of meeting, our informal Coffee Catch Up – open to all Members and Friends offering a chance to catch up over coffee (!) and our main Members’ Networking Meeting where we regularly welcome inspirational speakers.

Both meetings are held on Thursday mornings. Joining details and other information are emailed in advance.

Our speakers are from across Gloucestershire and represent a wide range of interests including from the worlds of business, entertainment or charities and community organisations.

We also offer business skills training from top trainers, heavily subsidised for Members. And, in ‘normal’ times, we organise social events, including a summer spectacular and Christmas lunch.


SBN meeting schedule for 2021

 

* Earlier in the month due to School Holidays
** Summer gathering with cake!

Download your copy PDF with 2021 dates here

Upcoming Events

    • 12 Aug 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • The Curio Lounge 9-11 King St, Stroud GL5 3BX

    Informal Catch Up for all our Members and Friends!

    Both Friends of SBN and Members are welcome to join us for networking, support, social and business chat.

    We run our informal networking meeting at The Curio Lounge in Stroud usually on the second Thursday of the month.  Please note we are usually upstairs!  It is open to members and non-members to attend and all you need to do is turn up and pay for your drinks. 

    It is a great introduction to going on to attend our main meeting at The Lodge at Minchinhampton, for networking on a more intimate basis or you if find that you cannot make our main meeting.

    Spread the word about our meetings; and bring along friends too.  You do not have to be a member to join in at the Curio Meeting.   We also off a free taster for the main meeting at the Lodge for Member's guests and friends, no booking required, simply sign in on arrival

    Come along between 9-11am to the Curio Lounge  9-11 King St, Stroud GL5 3BX (near Merrywalks).


    • 26 Aug 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

    SBN Informal Meeting

    Non-members who would like a free introductory meeting to try us out please read the detail below.

    Meeting Hosted by our Chair Beth Whittaker

    Visitors/Guests are invited:

    If you are a Friend of SBN perhaps you would like to try out a free introductory meeting at one of our Main meetings  to see how we work with a view to joining.  Drop us an email beforehand to enquiries@stroudbusinesswomen.org.uk  or join us on the day.  We always do a quick round the room introductions where you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business.   


        • 09 Sep 2021
        • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
        • The Curio Lounge 9-11 King St, Stroud GL5 3BX

        Informal Catch Up for all our Members and Friends!

        This is a face to face meeting subject to Covid lockdown rules.  

        Both Friends of SBN and Members are welcome to join us for networking, support, social and business chat.

        We run our informal networking meeting at The Curio Lounge in Stroud usually on the second Thursday of the month.  Please note we are usually upstairs!  It is open to members and non-members to attend and all you need to do is turn up and pay for your drinks. 

        It is a great introduction to going on to attend our main meeting at The Lodge at Minchinhampton, for networking on a more intimate basis or you if find that you cannot make our main meeting.

        Spread the word about our meetings; and bring along friends too.  You do not have to be a member to join in at the Curio Meeting.   We also off a free taster for the main meeting at the Lodge for Member's guests and friends, no booking required, simply sign in on arrival

        Come along between 9-11am to the Curio Lounge  9-11 King St, Stroud GL5 3BX (near Merrywalks).


        • 30 Sep 2021
        • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
        • The Old Lodge, Cirencester Road, Minchinhampton Common, Stroud GL6 9AQ

        SBN Meeting with Speaker

        Speaker Sabrina Pace-Humphreys

        Motivational Speaker, ultrarunner and inov-8 ambassador Sabrina Pace-Humphreys is a key part of the Black Trail Runners community. 

        Through speaking, workshops and seminars her mission is to help 1 million people who experience symptoms of anxiety to channel mental energy for positive gain.

        Non-members who would like a free introductory meeting to try us out please read the detail below.

        Meeting Hosted by our Chair Beth Whittaker

        • 8.45am Open for sign In
        • 9.30am Start meeting
        • Introductions
        • 10 am Speaker see details above
        • 10.30am Networking
        • 11am Close

        Visitors/Guests are invited:

        If you are a Friend of SBN perhaps you would like to try out a free introductory meeting at one of our Main meetings  to see how we work with a view to joining.  Drop us an email beforehand to enquiries@stroudbusinesswomen.org.uk  or join us on the day.  We always do a quick round the room introductions where you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business.   


          • 14 Oct 2021
          • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
          • The Curio Lounge 9-11 King St, Stroud GL5 3BX

          Informal Catch Up for all our Members and Friends!

          Both Friends of SBN and Members are welcome to join us for networking, support, social and business chat.

          We run our informal networking meeting at The Curio Lounge in Stroud usually on the second Thursday of the month.  Please note we are usually upstairs!  It is open to members and non-members to attend and all you need to do is turn up and pay for your drinks. 

          It is a great introduction to going on to attend our main meeting at The Lodge at Minchinhampton, for networking on a more intimate basis or you if find that you cannot make our main meeting.

          Spread the word about our meetings; and bring along friends too.  You do not have to be a member to join in at the Curio Meeting.   We also off a free taster for the main meeting at the Lodge for Member's guests and friends, no booking required, simply sign in on arrival

          Come along between 9-11am to the Curio Lounge  9-11 King St, Stroud GL5 3BX (near Merrywalks).


          • 21 Oct 2021
          • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
          • The Old Lodge, Minchinhampton, Stroud GL6 9AQ

          SBN Meeting with speaker Emma Hall from Silver Spot Ceramics.

          Emma Hall is a Stroud-based crafter who decided to accept her maker’s essence when she turned 30 after giving too much of herself to pursuits that never gave her a chance to express her creativity. 

          Now she has almost 40k followers on Instagram after quitting her day job in March 2020 (what timing!) to open her own small ceramics business called Silver Spot Ceramics. She creates all her pottery at home in a little studio, making unique objects with bright colours.

          Emma knits, crochets, sews, quilts, embroiders, sculpts polymer clay and 3D prints. She has channelled all of her creativity, patience and love into her ceramics. 

          With an impressive and growing following on Instagram, Emma will share her experience of growing an online business. She will also speak about her passion for creativity, work-life balance, being her own boss and life's wisdom.

          Non-members who would like a free introductory meeting to try us out please read the detail below.

          Meeting Hosted by our Chair Beth Whittaker

          • 8.45am Open for sign In
          • 9.30am Start meeting
          • Introductions
          • Speaker see details above
          • 11am Close

          Visitors/Guests are invited:

          If you are a Friend of SBN perhaps you would like to try out a free introductory meeting at one of our Main meetings  to see how we work with a view to joining.  Drop us an email beforehand to enquiries@stroudbusinesswomen.org.uk  or join us on the day.  We always do a quick round the room introductions where you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business.  


            • 11 Nov 2021
            • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
            • The Curio Lounge 9-11 King St, Stroud GL5 3BX

            Informal Catch Up for all our Members and Friends!

            Both Friends of SBN and Members are welcome to join us for networking, support, social and business chat.

            We run our informal networking meeting at The Curio Lounge in Stroud usually on the second Thursday of the month.  Please note we are usually upstairs!  It is open to members and non-members to attend and all you need to do is turn up and pay for your drinks. 

            It is a great introduction to going on to attend our main meeting at The Lodge at Minchinhampton, for networking on a more intimate basis or you if find that you cannot make our main meeting.

            Spread the word about our meetings; and bring along friends too.  You do not have to be a member to join in at the Curio Meeting.   We also off a free taster for the main meeting at the Lodge for Member's guests and friends, no booking required, simply sign in on arrival

            Come along between 9-11am to the Curio Lounge  9-11 King St, Stroud GL5 3BX (near Merrywalks).


            • 25 Nov 2021
            • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
            • The Old Lodge, Minchinhampton, Stroud GL6 9AQ

            Full Meeting detailsTBA

            Non-members who would like a free introductory meeting to try us out please read the detail below.

            Meeting Hosted by our Chair Beth Whittaker

            • 8.45am Open for sign In
            • 9.30am Start meeting
            • Introductions
            • Speaker see details above
            • 11am Close

            Visitors/Guests are invited:

            If you are a Friend of SBN perhaps you would like to try out a free introductory meeting at one of our Main meetings  to see how we work with a view to joining.  Drop us an email beforehand to enquiries@stroudbusinesswomen.org.uk  or join us on the day.  We always do a quick round the room introductions where you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business.  

            We look forward to seeing you soon.

              • 09 Dec 2021
              • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
              • The Curio Lounge 9-11 King St, Stroud GL5 3BX

              Informal Catch Up for all our Members and Friends!

              Both Friends of SBN and Members are welcome to join us for networking, support, social and business chat.

              We run our informal networking meeting at The Curio Lounge in Stroud usually on the second Thursday of the month.  Please note we are usually upstairs!  It is open to members and non-members to attend and all you need to do is turn up and pay for your drinks. 

              It is a great introduction to going on to attend our main meeting at The Lodge at Minchinhampton, for networking on a more intimate basis or you if find that you cannot make our main meeting.

              Spread the word about our meetings; and bring along friends too.  You do not have to be a member to join in at the Curio Meeting.   We also off a free taster for the main meeting at the Lodge for Member's guests and friends, no booking required, simply sign in on arrival

              Come along between 9-11am to the Curio Lounge  9-11 King St, Stroud GL5 3BX (near Merrywalks).


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