Future Events

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

I won three awards in 2023 too so I can now call myself an award winning connector of people . Look forward to connecting you! 


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


September 25th/26th

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 six of these and each one has been equally fabulous for the delegates.

Read Anna Bell’s  experience of Phenomenal Women here:


Tell Your Story in a Photo

23 APRIL 2024 11-14.30 Abbeywood Estate

Jane is a professional photographer turned tutor, with an all-consuming love for photography and a passion for helping others to love it too! She is a firm believer that photography doesn’t have to be all jargon and can teach you everything you need to know, in language that you’ll understand and with tricks to help you remember and use time and again. On this workshop Jane will show you not just how to get the most from your smartphone, but also how to go beyond snapshots and create images that connect emotionally and tell a story. As well as a ‘classroom’ session there’ll be ample opportunity to practise your new skills in the stunning gardens of abbeywood .

See Jane’s website and www.loveyourlens.co.uk 

This event includes brunch, refreshments and of course the chance to make new connections.


15 May 2024

Artists of Sue France

Castle Park Arts Centre Frodsham

This is an exhibition put together by Samantha Robson and Louise Barson to celebrate some of the artists who joined “Sue France Creative Connecting in Cheshire “, a business networking group. Some have not met yet but came together during Covid within the group to support each other.
The actual exhibition runs15th May till 22nd June 2024, Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am till 4pm
Artists include
Sam Robson
Louise Barson
Kate Hughes
Maggie Hollinshead
Bernice Tackley
Cathy Mulhern

Sue is holding a coffee morning for 30 people on this day to thank the artists and we would love you to join us and enjoy a private viewing 


19 June 2024

Hope Street Hotel

Speakeasy Liverpool

Katie Webster and Sue France bring you SpeakEasy 2024!
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 seven 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 now and taking the stage.
This pair have 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 seven 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. We will email you details of this after you have booked on.
Applications will be reviewed, and eight lucky people can take to the stage . And if you are chosen , Catherine Sandland 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 three star speakers, our lucky 7 chosen speakers, and an abundance of networking opportunities throughout the day. Take time out of your business to work on it rather than in.

Our incredible Key Note Speakers are:

Emma Elston MBE


Kristina Castellina

Our Headline Speaker is Gillian Ashcroft

Our Headline Sponsor is the Founder of Build 4 U Developments Sukhi Kaur

And our 8 chosen 10 minute speakers are

Jo Jo Bailey, Ann Girling, Cheryl White, Alex Dodshon Farah Idris, Natalie Ford, Maira Sheikh,Bernadette Willems


Miss Independence

10th September 2024

Join Network She and Creative Connecting in Cheshire for a vibrant, inspiring and empowering lunch fuelled with fun, love & laughter. Meet six Independent Women from across the decades who will give you a snapshot of what life and business is like for them at their stage in life and on their exciting Independent Business journey. Tickets include a fabulous two course lunch and coffee in the newly refurbished function suite at The White House, Rhuallt. Limited Trade Stand, Table Sponsorship and Goody Bag Give away opportunities are available please email ruth@networkshe.co.uk for details. Book your tickets today – we look forward to seeing you there!

KTS Women in Business Summer Event 2024

11 July 2024

Following the success of their collaborative KTS Women in Business events which have run since March 2020, Sue, Tricia and Kirsty will once again unite to deliver an event for Women in Business in the Cheshire and surrounding region. Women in business will be offered an event that is fun and supportive and which promises connections and learning. Great opportunities for networking both informally in the room and over the lunch. You will experience a real field-to-fork experience. Set in a barn overlooking the field, you can sit back, relax and enjoy a 3 course tasting menu. A non-alcoholic welcome drink will also be available on arrival with a licensed bar is available for further drink purchases. PROGRAMME AGENDA (subject to adjustment): 10.30 – Arrival drinks and open networking 11.30 – Welcome and introductions from the event hosts and sponsors 11.45 – The Farm to Fork tasting experience by Groobarbs 12.00 – 14.30 – Lunch and Speaker programme (tbc) 14.30 – Raffle drawn followed by networking, and stalls 15.00 – Close There will be limited artisan stalls for you to browse

6 September 2024

11.00 to 13.00

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 September. This time we are featuring Lucy Norris from Second Hand Style. 

8 October 2024

My Last Literary Lunch

Larkspur Lodge Knutsford

I am retiring in 2024 and one of the final events will be my Last Literary Lunch .
Started 12 years ago with 35 ladies listening to a workshop on how to self publish, It has now grown into so much more.
Of course those ladies returned the following year with their books and so it began.
Our Speakers this year are Sophie Milliken MBE, Milly Johnson , Donna Ashworth, Estelle Maher and Sian-Elin Flint-Freel.

Proud to announce our headline sponsor is Quilter Cheviot, www.quiltercheviot.com 


November 19th Netfest Peckforton Castle The handover

Time to meet the Other Networks in Cheshire and say goodbye to mine

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,