NEXT MEET UP: Tuesday February 27th 7-9pm

Join us for an exciting gathering of women entrepreneurs at The Douglas Fir in SE20 8DL.

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Maddy Shine (queer blue-haired business coach from Anerley) and Pip Hounslow (lilac-haired Shopify web designer mum from Norwood) are proud to be collaborating with Gipsy Hill Brewery to launch a brand new event for 2024 – our monthly Women Entrepreneur Meetups at the Douglas Fir pub on Anerley Road SE20 8DL.

The Douglas fir – our fabulous cosy pub venue!

As women who run our own businesses, we work on our own, often in a studio or from our kitchen tables and let’s face it, that can be a very solitary place to be. We have massive expectations on ourselves, but who do we turn to for support and solutions? 

You could be a woman who is an artist, run your own shop, or you could make stuff, or you’re a freelancer, a coach, or run your own business in another way, you’re very welcome to join us.

Whether you’re a seasoned business owner or just starting out, this meetup offers a supportive environment to share ideas, gain insights, and forge new collaborations. 

We’ll have the cosy Douglas Fir pub in Anerley exclusively to ourselves AND you’ll get the first drink included in your ticket. 

All women who identify as women/non-binary welcome.

Tickets are limited with just 20 spaces available and cost £15 with your first drink FREE (beer/wine/soft drink options).

NEXT MEET UP: Tuesday 27th February 7-9pm



We have tried our hardest to answer all your questions but if you have anything not covered below please pop an email to

What happens if I book my ticket but can’t make it?

Whilst we can’t offer refunds due to the nature of the event, we can transfer your ticket to a future event, once, if you can’t attend. Please contact us a minimum of 7 days before your scheduled event to make the change – any changes made after the cut off cannot be amended or transferred.

If we have a waiting list are more than happy to pass the ticket on so please email us even if you are past the cut off time.

Is the venue fully accessible?

There is a small step up from the pavement to the pub area, and the seating area is on one level. The toilet however is not suitable for wheelchair users and there is a step down to the toilet.

If I can’t make 30th January, what can I do?

We have also booked 27th Feb and 26th March so head to this ticket page to book your spot! We intend to host this event monthly with exciting plans to expand into workshops as we grow. Jump onto our waiting list to be the first to know about all the good stuff!

What’s included in my ticket? What can I expect from the event?

The event runs from 7-9pm and we encourage you to get there at 7pm. Maddy and Pip will be there to welcome you and give you name sticker to add your name and pronouns. Help yourself to your first drink from the bar (alcohol free options are available) as it’s included in your ticket. You can sit where you like at any one of the tables and we will hand out conversation starters to find solutions to common challenges, and get to know other small biz owners so you don’t have to do any of the usual often painstaking small talk. We won’t have any formal presentations, and we will actively join in the chats. 

Will we have the opportunity to pitch our businesses?

Whilst other networking events invite everyone stand up and do a one minute presentation, this won’t be a thing we do. We will provide conversation starters to each table, and encourage you to mix as you wish. Please do let us know if you have additional needs when it comes to mixing. We will do our best to accommodate.

Is food available?

There are crisps and snacks available behind the bar and Yard Sale pizza delivers. 

Is the event recorded in any way?

We will be taking photos and recording for social media. If you do not wish to be involved, please do let Maddy or Pip know. 

Is parking available?

There is very limited parking in the surrounding rounds so the easiest way to get there is to get public transport: 249, 358, 157, 432 buses or Crystal Palace or Anerley train stations. 

Will you be there the whole time?

Yes! Maddy and Pip will be there to greet you, give you a name sticker for your name and pronouns and have a chat. We will join in the mixing, as we want to socialise too!

Are there alcohol free options available?

Yes, there are non alcoholic beer and soft drinks available. Your first drink is included in your ticket. The rest is up to you to purchase.

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