Female Founders Business Brunchin'

What is Female Founders Business Brunchin’?

Barclays Eagle Labs (Brighton) and Thrive are teaming up again, in December, to host our popular, quarterly brunch event - Female Founders Business Brunchin’!

On the morning of Friday, 1 December, Barclays Ealge Labs (Brighton) and Thrive will host a stimulating morning of talks, networking opportunities and a healthy brunch. 

What’s the theme of December's brunch?

Every brunch has a dedicated theme, and the theme for our upcoming brunch is 'From Passion to Product'.

In between the two talks, you will have the chance to network with other small business owners over a healthy brunch!

And, as a special edition to December’s Brunch, there will be a selection of artists and makers selling their goods - perfect for you to do some early Christmas shopping!

Who is speaking at the brunch?

Our first confirmed speaker is Kathy Caton - the Founder and Managing Director of Brighton Gin.

Launched in 2013, and with a focus on ethical and sustainable production and community engagement since day one, Brighton Gin has won multiple awards including the top-marked Gold - Outstanding Medal at the International Wine & Spirits Competition 2022, the Nordic Spirits Awards Gold Medal, and being named Artisan Gin Distillery of the Year. Every drop of Brighton Gin is distilled beside the seaside and lovingly crafted by the friends and family team. Brighton Gin is now available in 15 countries and counting.   

Kathy has been nominated as Food & Drink Entrepreneur of the Year 2022, and has been shortlisted for the Women of the Year Awards 2022. When not making gin, she can be found broadcasting a weekly radio show on BBC Radio Sussex & BBC Radio Surrey, script-advising on The Archers, and during lockdown she launched the drinks podcast The Sipping Forecast. 

The details of our second speaker will be released soon!

How much are tickets?

Everyone is welcome to attend. Tickets for this event are £17.

25% of our total ticket sales income will be donated to the Network of International Women for Brighton & Hove (NIWBH) - an independent charity which provides a safe space for women of diverse cultures and backgrounds to meet, share experience and knowledge, and support each other.

To learn more about the valuable work of the NIWBH, go to: https://niwbh.org/ 

Thank you to our event partners!

This event has been made possible, thanks to the generous support of Barclays Eagle Labs and Another Way Women’s Foundation.

Barclays Eagle Labs is on a mission to support entrepreneurial growth, through its national network of incubators, industry specialism, growth programmes and events.

Another Way Women’s Foundation is an independent, volunteer-led grant-making charity dedicated to enabling a brighter and fairer future for women and girls through financial support, education, empowerment and advancement. 

Where can I purchase a ticket?

You can purchase your ticket via the Eventbrite platform:


Thrive & Barclays Eagle Labs Brunch (March 2020)
Thrive & Barclays Eagle Labs Brunch (March 2020)