New business group will provide support to entrepreneurial parents

A free monthly support group to help mums and dads who are juggling parenting and running a business is being launched this month at Cirencester Growth Hub.

A Mum and Dad Preneur group was piloted last year at the Growth Hub – a business support centre, located next to the Royal Agricultural University – and is now set to become a monthly fixture, with the first group meeting on Tuesday 22nd January.

The free event is open to all parents who are juggling work with childcare, and runs from 10am- 11.30am, i.e. during school hours and avoiding the school run!

Author and entrepreneur Angela De Souza, who set up the Women’s Business Club, will be talking at the first meeting, about starting a business while bringing up a family, based on a chapter from her book ‘I did it in my pyjamas’.

Yesim Nicholson, Growth Hub Centre manager, said: “The Mum and Dad Preneur meetings are a chance for business people to come along and meet others in a similar position to themselves, to chat and share ideas, frustrations and resources whilst enjoying a cuppa and a pastry.”

The Growth Hub, in the newly-built Alliston Centre next to the RAU, is part of a wider Gloucestershire Growth Hub network. It offers business support to Gloucestershire businesses, providing an environment where they can collaborate, network and exchange ideas. Growing Gloucestershire businesses can tap into a range of fully funded business support services, including one-to-one business support, workshops and events.

Other events in January include a workshop on ‘How to get more done in less time’ on Wednesday 16th January; an ‘Inspire Me’ session from Adam Starkey, who is founder and CEO of Green Gourmet, an award-winning food company based in Gloucestershire on Wednesday 23rd January; and, on Wednesday 30th January, an ‘Introduction to business insurance’.

For more information about Cirencester Growth Hub, visit https://www.thegrowthhub.biz/cirencester-growth-hub, email the team at cirencester@thegrowthhub.biz or call 01285 889890.