Future Events

I have had lots of  fabulous events in 2023
These included a balance of large and small events. There were workshops,coffee mornings and lunches and of course my famous Literary Lunch.
I also supported various charities especially my charity Gift of A Wedding and Deborah Dixon’s charity in memory of her son Aaron for CRY. I also raised money for CAFT and Prevent Breast Cancer through events . There are already some exciting things planned for 2024 so take a look.

Choose an event to suit you


The people who attend my events go for many different reasons.

Some are entrepreneurs who are already successful in business and others are just at the start of their business experience.

You will meet a mix of young people raring to go and retired people who want to give something back by advising start ups . Both groups also want to enjoy socialising , going to different places and learning new skills.

We are as different as the way we sit on chairs and connection is key.

Join us and see what you think.

Email me to find out more

Photos by Ali Ford . The second one is Sarah Kekus www.thehealtharchitect.co.uk


The Courthouse

Tuesday 14 November 2023

Susie, Steph and Cathy won one of my connecting challenges and this is their prize , Come and meet them at The Courthouse

Festive Lunch 5 Dec 2023 at Nunsmere

My last event of the year and its small and sparkly.  I wanted 6 tables of 10 and 6 sparkly sponsors

And this is what we have:

Thank you to Carol Ann Reid

Katie Webster

Susie Sprigg

Sarah White

Cheshire Skin & Laser Clinic

Perfect Getaways

Teana Lynne – The Naughty Badger

Our speaker is Celia Gaze from the Wellbeing Farm and our two spotlights are from Alison Blackler and Emma Semper Hopkins

2 course brunch and winter pymms , tea and coffee.

And of course some sparkly surprises

Raffle for Gift of A Wedding and Brothers in Arms CRY

SPEAKEASY 29 November 2023 10am – 5pm

Katie Webster and Sue France bring you SpeakEasy 2023!

A day designed to offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to listen and be heard. It’s time to take action and up the anti.

Immerse yourself for this one day in a room filled with fellow entrepreneurs and industry experts. You will be networking with other business owners, making new connections and, for eight lucky ticket holders, the chance to take to the stage and SpeakEasy!

Katie and Sue have taken to the stage nationally at various events to deliver talks. They have spoken openly about the hurdles they had to overcome to become comfortable with public speaking. Neither of them has any qualms about picking up a mic and taking the stage.

This pair has done everything from podcasts to talks, hosting, to guest speaking.

One of the biggest hurdles can be finding the opportunity to speak publicly.
How do you find a platform to tell your story and an audience who would benefit from what you have to share with them?
SpeakEasy has been purposely designed to give eight lucky ticket holders that platform an opportunity to take to the stage!

After purchasing your ticket, you can submit your application to be a guest speaker at the event.

Applications will be reviewed, and eight lucky people can take to the stage . And if you are chosen Catherine Sandland and Ashley Costello from Phenomenal Woman will be there to allay your fears and encourage you .

Don’t fret if public speaking is your worst nightmare. You don’t have to speak at SpeakEasy. You can attend as a guest without the risk of being called on stage! As an entrepreneur, you will benefit from being in a room filled with other entrepreneurs and SME owners. There will be talks from our star speakers, our lucky 8 chosen speakers, and an abundance of networking opportunities throughout the day. Take time out of your business to work on it rather than in it! And if you can, stay the night at the Brooklyn and join our after party!

Our Star Speakers are the amazing and fabulous Nicky Pattinson and Holly Moore and Leona Burton . How lucky are we! 


January19th, No One London Road 


I love the dynamics of my small events where everyone relaxes and connects easily. The event I held in September at No 47 in the city centre was such a success that I knew these more intimate events are much needed. So this is another one for only 25 people. It’s in Alderley Edge at a fabulous new co-working space and includes refreshments, a show round and a speaker. And of course lots of connecting  

February 16th 2024 10.30 to 2.30

Emma Semper Hopkins agreed to hold 4 coffee mornings a year for me at her beautiful converted chapel at Scholars Green where she normally runs her upholstery workshops .
Emma is Cheshire Creative Connecting Champion no 1 and she runs these events in her own way with my backing. Please support her.
These sell out immediately so don’t miss the chance to grab one of the 20 spaces for February


Kate Hughes will be joining us from ‘Outside the Lines Art Workshops’ sharing her story and running a fun creative experience. A morning of creativity, connection, coffee, cake and chatter from Emma’s beautiful chapel in Scholar Green. Cheshire

March 2024

Catherine Sandland – Phenomenal Woman Workshop

“Sue France is a white witch…she looks so calm and collected and yet she is very very good at getting her own way and making things happen!
So, I can’t quite believe I am posting this because I was fully intending to enjoy a bit of downtime and peace and quiet after the business of the two-day workshop last week which was just so powerful and inspirational.
However, I happen to surround myself with rather wonderful colleagues (Ashley Costello and Sue France) and also some fabulous clients who have persuaded me to run the workshop again.It’s not the first time attendees have said that the workshop has been great and that they’d recommend it to others but it is the first time I have been ganged up on and ‘told’ to set a date and run another.”

Catherine wrote those words after the first workshop in November 2021, Now we have completed four of these and each one has been equally fabulous for the delegates.

Read Annabels experiece of Phenomenal Women here:


The power of Sue’s Connecting Cheshire group is phenomenal. Two of her members shared their experience of a fully funded Business Growth Programme run by Manchester Met University, so I signed myself up! Such a fantastic opportunity that I wouldn’t have known about without Sue!
Sarah White

Sarah White Photography,