A CHESHIRE events agency is celebrating a phenomenal 400 per cent growth after turning over more than £1 million at Tatton Pop Up Festival.

Saving Grace Events was founded in 2017 by Knutsford mum Rebecca Hartley, who launched the event last summer to boost the entertainment industry during the pandemic.

Cheshire’s first outdoor socially distanced festival created more than 100 jobs and secured much needed employment for more than 80 performers.

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Live music, comedians, tribute bands and family shows entertained crowds by the lake.

The agency said they generated more than £1 million at this unique event, quadrupling their total turnover for the year.

Knutsford Guardian: Rebecca Hartley launched Tatton Pop Up Festival last summerRebecca Hartley launched Tatton Pop Up Festival last summer

The inspirational entrepreneur launched her own business after battling breast cancer.

Rebecca, 44, became an ambassador for Prevent Breast Cancer, the festival’s charity partner, after conquering the disease eight years ago.

“I found the lump by accident when I was 37,” said Rebecca.

“I had gruelling treatment, multiple operations and a double mastectomy.

“I am one of the lucky ones. Seven years on and I am fit and healthy.”

The agency has just moved into new offices in Knutsford town and has set up home at Station Road, welcoming three new members of staff.

“Knutsford is a beautiful town, with a thriving community of varied local businesses,” said Rebecca.

“Not only has it been my home for the last 13 years, but it’s also home to Tatton Park where our most recent project the Pop Up Festival is based.

“We want to contribute to the town, collaborate with other local business and be more involved with the local community.

“Knutsford has been voted one of the best places to live in The Sunday Times multiple times and we want to be a part of what makes it great.“

Myling Moore has joined the team as marketing assistant with Ramina Iruthayanathan and Samantha Bannister as events assistants.

Rebecca Woodhead was appointed events manager in December 2021 to focus on festival operations.

Tickets for the 2022 festival, which runs from June 24 to August 7, went on sale at the beginning of the year.

Bookings worth £100,000 were taken in the first two months.

The events team has a busy year ahead having secured a corporate event in Croatia for long-standing client, Five Guys.

They are also organising The Natalie Kate Moss Trusts’ 10 year anniversary fundraiser and a Platinum Jubilee event for Morris Homes.

To book for Tatton Pop Up Festival 2022 visit tattonparkpopupfestival.co.uk