Welcome to Lakeland Businesswomen’s Network

Join us for a fabulous February meeting on Thursday 25 Feb from 10am! Leadership and management consultant and coach Cressida Allwood will lead this session in the wonderfully luxurious surroundings of the Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel.

Booking essential (we’ve been promised freshly made petits fours!). Free to members, £5 for guests, payable on the door.


We’re delighted to announce an exciting celebratory evening designed to mark LBN’s ten-year anniversary at the Netherwood Hotel on Friday 18 March 2016.

We’ve managed to persuade nationally renowned speaker and multi-award winning entrepreneur Melanie Bryan to join us for the evening to talk about her trials and triumphs over the last few years. Melanie was recently honoured with an OBE for her services to Social Enterprise and Women’s Enterprise in the North West and is National Enterprise Support Champion.

Melanie will share her rollercoaster ride through the world of entrepreneurship, and chart a journey that has steered her to Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street, the House of Lords, the Treasury, and the European Commission!

We can promise an exhilarating evening with a superb three-course dinner (your choice from a menu on the night) plus coffee and the opportunity to hear a truly inspirational speaker. It will also provide a chance to network with professionals from across the region and places are open to all – with keen ticket prices for LBN members and early bird discounts for all who book (and pay) by 25 February.

We want to make the event as affordable as possible. LBN is heavily subsidising the event and ticket costs are as follows:

LBN members £35pp to include a luxury three-course dinner and coffee. Early Bird Price – just £30 if you book and pay by 25 February!

Guests £40pp to include luxury three-course dinner and coffee. Early Bird Price – just £35 if you book and pay by 25 February!

Don’t forget, in addition to an amazing meal in a wonderful setting, you’ll also have the opportunity to hear Melanie speak about her inspirational journey and network with others in a relaxed environment.

Please do join us and help make this event a real celebration of women in business!

Book your place now by completing the order form and we’ll contact you with details of how to pay. Please note that we must receive payment in full before we can confirm your place and that payments are non-refundable (unless for any reason LBN has to cancel the event, in which case, all fees will be refunded in full).

If you’re not an LBN member, you can take advantage of LBN member rates by joining at the same time as booking for the event (£25 for 6 months; £50 for 12 months).

Bookings will close on 10 March.

Do book now as places are limited!





A brilliantly supportive network with women at its heart

LBN is a networking group run by and for businesswomen in the South Lakeland area. We hold regular meetings on the third Thursday of every month – sometimes in collaboration with other likeminded organisations – on a variety of themes and are often able to secure interesting speakers to inspire and inform.


Become a member and enjoy all these benefits

Membership of LBN is available for an annual contribution of just £50 and includes a dedicated member profile page on the LBN website, free entry to our monthly events plus networking and skills development workshops. We are now receiving support from the Cumbria Growth Hub and Rural Women’s Network through a special funding programme that’s enabling us to offer even greater opportunities to our members through training, consultation and development which will help us to build a stronger group with improved links to other networking organisations.


Find out more by attending a meeting as a guest

If you’d like to get a better feel for what we do, why not come along to a couple of events before committing to membership? We usually make a modest charge on the door to cover the cost of refreshments – costs will always be advised in our events programme.


Get involved

To join us, simply choose the Join LBN tab, download the forms, complete and return to enquiries@lbn.org.uk. Please submit a photo for inclusion with your web profile. You can pay by PayPal here or set up a standing order.

Please get in touch if you need any more information.