EWIF Blog

EWIF Partner Package

As part of our growth campaign next year, we’d like to offer our members the chance to become an official EWIF Partner in 2018. Help us build a stronger future for EWIF for the next ten years! In 2018, EWIF is #10YearsStrong. Over the last decade, we’ve... read more

EWIF Partner Package

As part of our growth campaign next year, we’d like to offer our members the chance to become an official EWIF Partner in 2018. Help us build a stronger future for EWIF for the next ten years! In 2018, EWIF is #10YearsStrong. Over the last decade, we’ve... read more

I am so fed-up of working for someone else!

Love your job? Hate your job? It’s just a job? Create the perfect role for who you want to be this time next year! Pay attention, ladies – 2018 could well be your year! Ahhh… a New Year. The crisp freshness of a new page, waiting for you to discover and write your... read more

Ladies: Welcome to working for free…!

In 1970 the Equal Pay Act was passed, and then, men and women earned equal salaries… Right? Wrong. It may have been over 47 years since the Equal Pay Act was passed, but the gender pay gap is still a pressing issue in today’s society. On average, women across the UK... read more

November Blog

Happy November everyone! We’re hoping to keep spirits high, despite the cold, rainy, typically British weather… If your anything like us, you’ll be sat in the office wondering how on earth we’re already in November and even more; how we’re almost at the end of another... read more

Calling All Business Women

#EWIFRecommends: At the end of October, we asked for your recommended books to empower women in business. These are our top 7 from your lists, which we think you need to add to your reading, or Christmas list. Perfect for self-improvement for the woman who wants to... read more

Women in Franchising Special Feature

In last month’s, What Franchise magazine, influential women across the franchising industry received the recognition they deserve in a special “Women in Franchising” feature. What Franchise profiled some of the most influential and inspirational women who are having... read more

October Blog

  It’s finally October which can only mean one thing… Autumn is truly here. With the days getting shorter, sometimes going into work on a cold rainy morning can seem like an impossible task… However, for those of you involved in franchising, you’ll know that... read more

September News

  With Summer now coming to an end, a lot of you may be feeling the back-to-work blues! It’s been a quiet Summer for us here at EWIF, however, that has given us plenty of time to work on our plans for our 2017 National Conference. 2018 will be the... read more

Results Lead to Success Either Way!

Success is built on the shoulder of our failures! Oh my days it’s #ALevelresults day!! How did you do?! Did you get what you wanted? Have you worked out what your next step is going to be? Uni may be a great option for some of you, but there are others of you who... read more

Local franchise exhibitions offer for EWIF members

Calling all franchisors… Brand new franchise exhibitions available for you to showcase your brand! PLUS receive exclusive exhibitor discounts as a member of EWIF EWIF have partnered with Franchise Now and the AFA (Approved Franchise Association) to bring you... read more

Celebrating Successes

Every year, people from across the industry come together to celebrate the best of women’s achievements in the franchising industry by supporting us at our NatWest Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) Awards. The quality and quantity of award entries we received... read more

Back to School – Facing an Empty Nest

Being on holiday, is for many of us, an ideal time to switch off from work, wind down and take stock of where we’re at. You know those moments when the kids have finally gone to sleep and you’re sitting watching the sunset with your glass of something cold reflecting... read more

August News

This time of year, is when things start to really calm down for the franchising industry. While the industry seems quiet and everyone is enjoying the holidays we’re still working hard behind the scenes planning our 2017 National Conference and our next round of... read more

July News

Hello All, we’re here again to give you your monthly dose of EWIF news & events. I’m sure after our short spell of great weather last month, you’re all fully aware that the Summer months are upon us! Whilst many of you are jetting off to somewhere sunny to escape... read more

Enterprising Women Business Lunch: Member Opportunity

Here at EWIF, we love bringing exclusive offers to our members, and that is exactly what we are here to do. The East Midlands Chamber are hosting an Enterprising Women Business Lunch for women in franchising and EWIF members are invited. This lunch is the perfect... read more

June News

Hi All! We’re back again with your monthly blog news. Whilst some of you may be like me, struggling to comprehend the idea we are already in June, the rest of you will be fully aware the Summer countdown is officially on! We’re almost hitting the halfway mark for... read more

May News

Hello, welcome to the EWIF news for the month of May. We’ve been extra busy here, in what has been an incredibly hectic month! But all our hard work has paid off as yesterday we held the 7th Annual NatWest EWIF Awards ceremony to great success. We’d like to thank to... read more

EWIF Signs Up 100th Member!

Inspiring women into franchise is at the heart of Encouraging Women into Franchise (EWIF), so to know EWIF have just signed up their 100th member is a worthy acclamation! Over the last decade, EWIF have steadily grown their network with women who have been empowered... read more

April News

Hello! Spring has finally arrived and we’re already enjoying the sun and lighter evenings here at EWIF! We’ve had yet another busy month at EWIF preparing for the fast approaching NatWest EWIF Awards 2017, speaking of which – the EWIF Awards 2017 finalists have... read more

EWIF Award finalists announced!

EWIF are extremely proud to announce the finalists for this year’s NatWest EWIF awards. The entries were outstanding this year and the judges have had to make tough choices but there are a few who stood out from the rest…   New Woman Franchisor of the Year... read more

EWIF Awards 2017 Entries are now CLOSED

It’s official; the entries for this year’s NatWest EWIF Awards are now closed! Thank you to all of you who have entered this year, we’ve received a huge number of entries over the previous months – and this is already shaping up to be the best EWIF Awards yet.... read more

International Women’s Day is coming up!

An important event on the yearly calendar is coming up next week. That’s right, International Women’s Day is taking place next week. ‘IWD’ is intended to act as a vehicle for change, putting forward ideas as a mass movement to promote gender... read more

February News

Hello, we’re already into February! We hit the New Year in full swing here at EWIF. January was a busy month with the first three EWIF Regional Meetings of the calendar year. Thank you to all those that came to the meetings – it was nice to see you all! Our first EWIF... read more

Bring-A-Buddy Campaign

Hello! We have a brand new and exciting campaign to announce here at EWIF, it’s our Bring-A-Buddy to work campaign. What is it? Well, in an effort to get more people to join our organisation, we’ll be running a scheme where we encourage our members to bring a ‘buddy’... read more

January News

2017 is here! We hope you had a fantastic Christmas and an even better New Year! We’ve got plenty to look forward to this year here at EWIF! We shall be making appearances at many events across the year including a variety of BFA events and the usual Franchise Centre... read more

December News

We’ve finally reached that wonderful time of year, the festive period! As the year draws to a close, we find ourselves indulging in the festivities with eating great food and exploring the odd Christmas market and looking forward to what next year brings! 2016 has... read more

Introducing… The EWIF Special Offers page!

Hello! At our EWIF National Conference in September, we received a number of requests for our members to make special offers available to those who visit the EWIF website, or just exclusively to other EWIF members. We thought this was a great idea and we’re excited to... read more

November News

As the days become cooler, and the dark comes earlier – it means that we’re approaching the end of year here at EWIF! What a year it has been at that! Over the past month or so we’ve been wrapping up with everything and reflecting on the year as a whole. Our main... read more

September News

Whilst you may all be feeling the summer blues after returning to work, here at EWIF we are determined to provide you with the perfect pick-me-up. September has now arrived and with it comes an incredible line up of events across the franchising industry. This month... read more

Spotlight on our EWIF Award Winners: HomeXperts

HomeXperts Awarded for Franchise Growth The NatWest Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) Awards are now over and we’re shining the spotlight on each of our winners. Sussanne Chambers won the Woman Franchisor of the Year Award sponsored by Franchise Finance at... read more

Spotlight on our EWIF Award Sponsors: What Franchise

Hard Work and Dedication Bring Success The NatWest Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) Awards are now over and we’re shining the spotlight on each of our sponsors to show our appreciation for their involvement this year. This year, What Franchise sponsored the... read more

Success in the Midlands

This month we held our first Midlands Regional Meeting and it was a huge success! Fiona Boswell from Fraser Brown Solicitors hosted the meeting and was thrilled with the number of people who attended. The first Midlands guest speaker was Pam Featherstone from... read more

Spotlight on our EWIF Award Sponsors: NatWest

A Splash of Success With our 6th Annual NatWest Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) Awards over, we’re shining the spotlight on each of award sponsors to thank them for their contribution to the EWIF cause. This year, NatWest were not only our headline sponsors,... read more

Spotlight on our EWIF Award Sponsors: Caremark

Breaking Records with Caremark  Now that the NatWest Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) Awards are over, we’re putting the spotlight on each of our award sponsors as we thank them for their hard work and commitment to the EWIF cause. This year, Caremark... read more

Spotlight on our EWIF Award Winners: Magical Maths

Magical Maths Wins More Awards At our 2016 NatWest EWIF Awards, Claire Roberts was the recipient of our Young Woman in Franchising of the Year Award 2016 sponsored by Caremark Ltd. Claire was nominated by Colin Bradford, franchisor of Magical Maths. Our Young Woman in... read more

July News!

With the busy awards period over and the Summer months upon us you would think here at EWIF we’d be cooling down for the Summer. Whilst many of our members may be taking a well-deserved break, we are still working hard to make sure you are never short of events to... read more

Spotlight on our EWIF Award Winners: Franchise Finance

Rewarded For Services to Franchising  At our 2016 NatWest EWIF Awards, Donna King was the recipient of our Service Provider of the Year 2016 Award sponsored by The Franchise Show. Donna’s passion for franchising and providing support to women made her a worthy winner... read more

Spotlight on our EWIF Award Sponsors: Darwin Gray

Supporting Success With the EWIF Awards behind us, we want to shine the spotlight on each of our award winners and sponsors. This year, Darwin Gray Solicitors sponsored the New Woman Franchisor of the Year award won by Jenni Dunman from Daisy First Aid. “We were... read more

Spotlight on our EWIF Award Winners: Daisy First Aid

Rewarding Dedication and Success The NatWest Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) Awards 2016 are now over and we’d like to congratulate our winners and help to celebrate their successes further. There were a record number of entries this year and Jenni Dunman... read more

Spotlight on our EWIF Award Winners: McDonald’s

McDonald’s Ambassador Wins Award With the NatWest Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) Awards 2016 behind us, we’re taking a closer look at our winners and why they won their awards. This year, Anne Wainwright from McDonald’s won the Franchisee of the Year Award... read more

Spotlight on our EWIF Award Sponsors: McDonald’s

McDonald’s Support Women in Business With the NatWest Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) Awards behind us, we want to shine the spotlight on each of our award winners and sponsors. This year, McDonald’s sponsored the Franchisee of the Year award won by... read more

Exclusive Gherkin membership offer for EWIF members

The 2016 EWIF Awards Reception was held in London prestigious Gherkin building. 30 St Mary Axe, or The Gherkin as it is popularly known, is one of London’s most well known skyscrapers. Searcy’s is the private member club at the top three floors of the Gherkin and... read more

June News!

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came along to our awards ceremony at the end of May. We had a record number of entries this year and it was great to see so many people from across the industry coming together to celebrate and recognise both... read more

2016 Award Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the NatWest EWIF Award Winners The NatWest Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) Awards took place on 24th May with hundreds of professionals from the franchise industry in attendance. Men and women from across the franchise industry gathered to... read more

EWIF Launches Midlands Regional Meetings

We’re delighted to announce that we are expanding our Regional Meetings into the Midlands. The meetings will be headed up by Fiona Boswell from Fraser Brown Solicitors who has worked in the franchise industry for a number of years supporting women who are looking for... read more

EWIF at Mums Enterprise Roadshow

EWIF has a stand at the June 9th Rickmansworth & 18th in Broxbourne Hertfordshire Mums Enterprise Event. Pam Gordon from The Franchising Centre and Ann-Marie Martin from diddi dance are covering the stands and speaking at 2 workshops- one for would-be franchisees... read more

May News!

The countdown to our awards ceremony is in full swing with less than three weeks to go until the big day! Our awards are designed to bring together the best women in the industry and celebrate their success. Want to join us in celebrating the achievements of women?... read more

Are you a NatWest EWIF Finalist for 2016?

We are pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s NatWest EWIF Awards! These awards are designed to celebrate the achievements of women throughout the franchise industry and help them to come together to recognise each other’s successes. New Franchisor of the... read more

April News!

April is a busy month for us here at EWIF with two upcoming regional meetings and our 2016 NatWest EWIF Awards quickly approaching. The countdown to our 2016 awards ceremony has officially begun with less than 8 weeks to go before the big day! Have you requested your... read more

Award Entries Now Closed!

Our award entries have been open since the 20th January and we’ve received some fantastic entries, however entries have now closed! It’s so fulfilling for us here at EWIF to be able to read all about the amazing achievements of women and we cannot wait to be able to... read more

2016 Award Entries Are Now Open!

Our awards are designed to bring together the best women in the industry and celebrate their successes. The categories for the 2016 NatWest EWIF Awards are: New Woman Franchisor of the Year 2016 sponsored by Darwin Gray LLP New Woman Franchisee of the Year 2016... read more

Sponsor an EWIF Award in 2016

Next year will be our 6th Annual EWIF awards with NatWest as the lead sponsors again. We’re giving you the opportunity to sponsor an award. The EWIF awards are designed to bring together the best women in the industry and celebrate their successes. NatWest have... read more

EWIF Partner with Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015!

There are only 10 days to go until Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2015, which this year will run from Monday 16th to Sunday 22nd November, and plans to make this year as successful as ever are already well underway. Here at EWIF we are delighted to announce that... read more

Exclusive for EWIF Members from Reed Commercial

Reed Commercial is the UK’s fastest growing franchise opportunities and industry website, backed by Reed, the UK’s number one job site. Their mission is simple. They want the world to Love Mondays (you’ve seen the TV ads!) And is there a better way to love... read more

EWIF Awards 2015- The Winners!

Today, the winners of the NatWest Encouraging Women Into Franchising (EWIF) Awards 2015 were announced at the awards ceremony in London. Guests from across the industry attended to see the winners receive their well-deserved awards. “We are delighted to continue our... read more

Finalists Announced for 2015 NatWest EWIF Awards

We are pleased to announce the finalists for the NatWest EWIF Awards 2015. These awards are designed to bring together the best women in the industry and celebrate their successes. The finalists are: New Woman Franchisor of the Year 2015 sponsored by McDonald’s... read more

Older News

News Categories