KTS Women in Business Autumn 2022


Lunch, Networking, Speakers, Stalls & Resources
Price: From £36 or 4 Colony Credits
£45.00 (or 5 Colony Credits)


September 23, 2022 - 10:00 am


September 23, 2022 - 3:30 pm


Cottons Hotel & Spa, Manchester Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0SU   View map

KTS Women in Business Autumn Event 2022

Sue, Tricia and Kirsty are once again collaborating as KTS to unite Women in Business in the region

Following the success of their collaborative KTS Women in Business events 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 informal and round table.

Whatever your business whether a business owner or employed the speaker programme is aimed at arming you with knowledge and to raise awareness.

PROGRAMME AGENDA (subject to adjustment):

08.00 – Doors open for stall holders, organisers and speakers only

10.15 – Doors open to attendees – welcome drink, browse stalls & open networking

11.00 – Call to seats

11.15 – Welcome and introductions from the event hosts & sponsors

11.35 – Karen Sankey

12.00-13.30 – Lunch and hosted round table networking

13.40 – Dr. Michele Harvie

14.10 – Joann Mackreth and Lorraine Antypova

14.30 – Raffle

14.40 – Christine Ditchfield

14.55 – Thanks and close of programme

15.00 – Final open networking and stalls remain open

15.30 – Event close


Dr Michelle Harvie – our headline speaker

Harvie is an award-winning research dietician. For the last 22 years she has specialised in optimum diet and exercise strategies for weight loss and preventing breast cancer and its recurrence. Her findings have been published in many major scientific journals. Dr Harvie is the author of the best-selling book The 2-Day Diet

She was awarded the British Dietetic Association Rose Simmond’s Award for best published dietetic research in 2005, Manchester City Council’s 2007 International Women’s Day Award for Women in Science, and the National Association for the Study of Obesity Best Practice Award for best published obesity research in 2010.

Karen Sankey

Karen Sankey worked as an NHS doctor for over thirty years and after hitting a low morale and job satisfaction point in 2016 made the decision to do something different and support individuals in a more meaningful way. She focuses on what makes us as humans truly well and fulfilled, and to support and provide tools for individuals to flourish and thrive.

Joann Mackreth and Lorraine Antypova

“Joann, a former English Teacher, now seeks to inform and strengthen the financial wellbeing of women as a Financial Planner by navigating life events which have an inevitable impact but are not always spoken about, such as becoming a mother and menopause. She is joined by her colleague Lorraine, an Investment Manager, who provides insight into female traits which can inhibit financial wellbeing.”

Christine Ditchfield

With her bubbly personality Christine built a very successful business pre covid and then hit a low last year when she had to make the decision to close her business. After going through a very dark time she picked herself up and moved on.

* Our speaker program is subject to potential alteration due to Covid or other late availability issues beyond our control that may require us to replace a speaker or allow them to join by video link. We confirm that a minimum of 3 speakers will be at the event in person.


There are opportunities available for those wishing to sponsor the event and receive additional promotional content. If you are interested, please email tricia.cheshirebe@gmail.com to book.


Earlybird – £36 (till 31/7/22)

Standard – £45 (from 1/8/22 to 19/9/22)

Last minute – £50 (from 20/9/22 to 21/3/22)

Table of 8 or 10 – please email tricia.cheshirebe@gmail.com to be invoiced

Ticket includes:
  • Single attendance for the specific event you select. Ticket is non-transferable to subsequent events.
  • Lunch
  • Multiple Speakers
  • Open and table-based networking
  • Stalls
  • Access to the delegate list
  • Event resources, speaker slides and offers where these are shared.


There are opportunities available for those wishing to host a table and have marketing materials in the room for £60 including your ticket. If you are interested, please email tricia.cheshirebe@gmail.com to book.


There are opportunities available for those wishing to take a stall for £30 excluding your ticket. If you are interested, please email tricia.cheshirebe@gmail.com to book.


If you have any food allergies, please ensure that you have added these during the booking process.


Our chosen charity for this event will be Prevent Breast Cancer

Please have cash or a payment card to hand if you’d like to buy a ticket. Tickets are £5.

If you are in a position to donate a raffle prize of products or services, please bring with you and let us know on arrival.


Refunds will not be possible within 7 days of the event once orders have been placed with the venue.

Should you need to cancel your place, we will issue a refund if we are able to find a find a replacement attendee to take your place.

This event will run in-person. In the event of having to cancel or postpone the in-person event due to Covid or other logistical changes, we would endeavour to run an alternative online event. Attendees would be contacted and given the option to cancel for a full refund, to carry forward their ticket to the rescheduled event or to attend online with a credit for the reduced event content and applicable price difference.

Pre-booking only

Ladies only please. No sector or geographical restrictions. No limit per company


KTS Women in Business is a collaborative project between three of the most renowned networking event organisers in the North West, who have been referred to in the regional press and by attendees as the ‘Queens of Networking’, the ‘Three Amigo’s’ and the ‘Backbone of Networking’ in Cheshire and Manchester.

Kirsty James, Tricia Peters and Sue France (KTS) each run their own networking groups comprising over 30 years of experience organising business and networking events. Between them, they have helped hundreds of people to connect and grow their businesses and they are responsible for thousands of pounds worth of business in the region. They do this by facilitating the right introductions and also by providing events, workshops and seminars to increase the knowledge of their attendees.

Although each of the ladies has their own unique brand and their individual style of bringing people together, their core message is the same. They know that, although social media is a fantastic tool for business development, nothing beats direct communication via events and building up a business relationship gradually.