About Us

The Real Business Club (TRBC) was set up in 2009 by three business women, Dawn Edwards, Kate Lole and Isabel King, all based in the Thames Valley, to fulfil the need for high quality business advice from real people running real businesses.  The Thames Valley was, and still is, experiencing redundancies of highly skilled executives and managers  who, with the right support, could launch and grow a successful business.

At TRBC the goal has always been to provide the appropriate level of advice in the most accessible format to anyone wishing to explore and start in business.  This has meant that an innovative and inspiring range of services have been developed over time to accommodate the wide range of people coming to our events and training sessions.

Where possible we also work in a collaborative way with other local businesses, organizations, educational establishments, charities, local authorities, support groups, housing authorities and individuals to provide the practical and supportive environment for our clients.  If you wish to know more please do contact us.

From one club in Wokingham the TRBC has / is offering in a variety of other areas such as West Berkshire, Swindon, Reading and Hounslow. TRBC also goes into businesses of all sizes and local authorities to provide bespoke training on “starting up in business” (eg for companies making people redundant).  It has also developed a project model to work in neighbourhoods deemed “hard to reach” or “deprived” to raise awareness of starting in business and support individuals to do this through workshops and mentoring.

Our specialisms are Tax and Finance, Strategy and Innovation, Branding and Marketing.  These are combined with experienced training skills.

Please do take a moment to explore our website and see if we are currently in an area near you!