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Welcome To Thrive Collective

  • Are you a woman who runs her own business and who loves meeting other like-minded ambitious women? 
  • Do you enjoy getting out of your regular environment to expand your network and your business?  
  • Do you miss conversations 'around the watercooler' and know that a problem shared is a problem solved? It can be isolating running your own business. We get it 
  • Are you looking at investing your time to increase your knowledge and confidence in key areas in business at regular events? 
  • Are you looking for relaxed networking events that says no to stuffiness and have 'lock out policies'?

// UPDATE //


A huge thank you to everyone who has thrived with me over the past 3 years.

Last few events taking place in June. Check them out 👇


Take Your Pick How You Thrive

We host monthly in-person networking events in Essex and Hertfordshire and regular events in London. We also provide monthly online networking events so, wherever you’re based in the UK, there’s a Thrive Meet Up that’s right for you.

Upcoming Events

If you’re ready to grow your business and find your tribe, come and join us at a Thrive event. Whether it’s online or at one of our in-person events, we’d love to see you and support you on your business journey. We're a UK wide group and every woman is welcome.

All our events are Member Only, however we realise you'll want to try us out. Come and join us at an event as a visitor before deciding if Thrive is right for you.

Bishop's Stortford Meet Up

Meeting monthly at Work From Here in Bishop's Stortford. We get started at 10am and finish at 12pm. Free co-working also included.

Chelmsford Meet Up

Meeting monthly at ACanteen in Chelmsford. We get started at 10am and finish at 12pm.

Online Meet Up

Meeting online every month. We get started at 10am and finishing at 11.30am.

The Future Of Thrive

Thrive Collective will be closing its doors on the 1st of July. I've had a blast these past 3 years. But it's time to grow, evolve and make way for the new.

I've come to realise where I can have greatest impact is with smaller groups and over a longer period of time. And so, I'm bringing back The Huddle.

In Bishop's Stortford, Chelmsford and Online.

Huddles start from September 2022. Fancy it?



Hi, I'm Sam

As a female business owner I knew what I was looking for when it came to finding a place to network, to meet like minded women in business, a space to learn to grow and of course to Thrive. But I couldn't find what I was looking for. I wanted to mingle, I needed flexibility and I wanted to attend a group where every woman was welcome. I couldn't find anything locally - so that's why I started Thrive Collective!  

I believe in Community over Competition and creating opportunities to empower women. Thrive Collective host monthly groups for women in business, wherever they be on their journey to connect, collaborate, learn and Thrive together. We are all here to support each other to build each other up and be a helping hand whenever it’s needed.  

I look forward to meeting you at one of the Thrive Collective events in the future.




What Can I Expect From In Person Events?

Running your own business can be tough, there’s a lot to learn and it can present unexpected challenges. We get it. We’ve all been there. That’s why we offer female business owners the chance to connect and collaborate in a relaxed and supportive environment in which no one is excluded. As Thrive members, we learn from and inspire each other. We are not a lockout group so, whatever you do in your business, you’ll always be welcome at Thrive Collective.

Whether we're online or in person, this is a general idea of what you can expect from a Thrive Collective Meet Up

Each month, our two hours (or 1.5 when online), will be packed with introductions, ideas and inspiration to help enrich your business. 

Arrival Welcome drink and time for casual networking or half an hour. We'll start by every one around the room sharing who they are and their business name (There are no 60 seconds introductions but it's nice to know who's there). Time to mingle and chat with your fellow women in business. 

30 minutes Guest Speaker. Take a seat and prepare to receive all kinds of help in your business.

Followed by Watercooler moment. Remember those days at work? You'd chat at the watercooler and ask for help and be given ideas from your colleagues? Well let's create those watercooler moments. We'll have two requests from ladies in the room who need help in their business.

Final half hour Casual networking.

What Others Say


Kate Male Branding

For me, it's the community and support from the other members. We're a group focused on building each other up. I feel I'm in a tribe of women that just get it and we can laugh and cry along the way.


Donna Duke Photography

Being a business owner is hard work and even with everything set up and working brilliantly that next step of networking is key to developing your brand and spreading the word about what you do. You are one person- imagine having loads of incredible business women also helping to share what you do because they believe in what you offer. That's what networking can do.


Boxer Creative

Being a Member of Thrive is a great way to grow your business through brand awareness, promotion, and meeting other like-minded people that can support you and help with any worries or concerns you may have.