Reed Commercial were in attendance yesterday at the Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) 2015 Awards, hosted by Natwest.
EWIF is a not-for-profit organisation primary focused on supporting women who are looking for a route into the franchise industry. Their remit is threefold; to encourage women to consider buying a franchise, to encourage business women to franchise their existing operations and to help franchisors attract more women to their networks.
It was a fantastic event, with 8 awards in total handed out to some very worthy winners.
Andrew Taylor, Head of Leisure, Retail & Franchising at Natwest had this to say:
“We are delighted to continue our support for the EWIF awards and congratulate all the winners on their success. The awards provide a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate the work of women in the UK franchising industry. The professionalism and achievements of all the winners and nominees are inspiring and they are great role models for other women thinking about breaking into the industry”.
The winners were:
New Woman Franchisee of the Year 2015 sponsored by Making Money Magazine:
Hilary Coates – Wagging Tails
Woman Franchise Employer of the Year 2015 sponsored by busibricks Franchise Manager:
Rebecca Duschl – diddi dance
Woman Franchisee of the Year 2015 sponsored by Elite Franchise sponsored by The Franchise Show:
Sally Findlay – Recognition Express
Woman Service Provider of the Year 2015 sponsored by Elite Franchise:
Kate Matthews – Boddy Matthews
New Woman Franchisor of the Year 2015 sponsored by McDonald’s Restaurants Limited:
Jenni Bradford – Professor Poopenshtinken’s Magical Maths
Young Woman in Franchising of the Year 2015 sponsored by No+Vello:
Vicki Mitman – Leathes Prior
Woman Franchisor of the Year 2015 sponsored by Franchise Finance:
Anne-Marie Martin – diddi dance
Outstanding Contribution to Franchising Award 2015 sponsored by NatWest:
Jan Mitman – Drain Doctor
Interested in finding out more about EWIF? Find out more about them on the official EWIF website.Tags: diddi dance, ewif, professor poopenshtinken’s magical maths, recognition-express, wagging tails