Member News

Here at EWIF we value our members and we think that it is important that they get the recognition they deserve for their achievements. This is why we are offering our members the opportunity to share their franchising news with the rest of the franchising industry via the EWIF website.

If your brand has featured in the news, whether it be an online article or a column in your local newspaper, we want to know!

But that’s not all…

We are looking for exceptional stories from franchisees on their business success, whether this be overcoming challenges, a quirky route into franchising or an interesting backstory.

Franchisors; we want to hear from you too. Tell us about your franchise. If you were the founder, tell us how you have grown the business and your ups and downs along the way.

Your news doesn’t have to be pages of writing. We are looking for between 200-400 words in a word document along with any images you would like featured.

All news pieces will be published to the EWIF member news page on our website and may feature in our monthly newsletter. We will also promote member news on social media using the hashtag #WomenInFranchising

 

Razzamataz: Work life week: getting the balance right

Work life week: getting the balance right  This year, National Work-Life Week 2017 will take place on the 2nd to 6th October and gives the opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on well-being and creating a good work-life balance. As the stresses of...

PetStay: The Five Star Franchise!

PetStay, The Alternative to Kennels have announced that they have won the 5* Franchisee Satisfaction Award run by Smith & Henderson. Carole Davy, Managing Director and PetStay founder said “We are incredibly proud to have won this prestigious award and to be...

Business Doctors: Paul Shaw New Franchisee

  Business Doctors has recruited its fourth franchisee for Greater London. Former lastminute.com and Time Out director Paul Shaw has bought the exclusive territory of Hounslow and Richmond. Business Doctors partner in a highly practical way with SMEs, working...

Premier Sport: OBE Visit to Premier school

On Friday 7th July Sally Gunnell OBE visited Pakefield Primary School, Norfolk, to deliver an inspiring whole school assembly and classroom visits to help support Premier’s health and wellbeing programme. Pakefield Primary school have become Premier’s flagship school,...

PetStay: Launch of New Website

PetStay have launched its NEW sparkling website this month. Managing Director Carole Davy says, “After many months of meetings, creativity and ideas flying about we are happy to announce the launch of our new website. We wanted to make sure we designed it with...

The Detective Project Welcomes New Franchisees

Bristol-based business, The Detective Project, has awarded three new franchisees.  The Detective Project runs CSI-themed children’s parties, school workshops and corporate away days. Participants can learn about fingerprints, DNA, chromatography and use real forensic...

Coconut Creatives Workshops Sponsored by NatWest

Coconut Creatives and NatWest are proud to announce that NatWest will be sponsoring the Coconut Franchisor Marketing Workshops for 2017. As the workshops enter their 7th year, Coconut Creatives is extremely pleased to have such a respected name from the franchise...

Razzamataz: Finding the fun in performing

When school is out for summer, children rightly want to have fun. After the stress of SATs, end of term tests and GCSEs, students are looking for a chance to unwind and enjoy themselves. For parents, especially those that are working, trying to find fun and reasonably...

Razzamataz: Sheffield student gives back to the NHS

For most young people, being diagnosed with a life-long, debilitating condition would cause a bit of a downward spiral but not so for Ellie Channer, age 16 from Sheffield. Ellie was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) on April 15th 2016 and although it has had many...

Razzamataz: How to succeed in business

Many people reach a stage in their life when they feel that the old routine is no longer working for them. However, few people have the confidence to make changes and find a new career or even branch out to running their own business. Debbi Ledwith, age 49, from...

Dance your way to a holiday in the sun with Diversity

Calling all budding young dancers. You could win a holiday to one of the fantastic Eurocamp parcs in France if you think you have the moves to impress a group of the UK’s most talented street dancers. The winner of Britain’s Got Talent, Diversity, will be judging...

Razzamataz: Rock Challenge and Razzamataz team up

Kicking off in March, Razzamataz Theatre Schools is proud to be sponsoring Rock Challenge in various venues across the UK. Rock Challenge is a series of performing arts events which promotes healthy life choices for thousands of young people who take part in local...

The Franchising Centre Powers Up Training Division

The Franchising Centre is delighted to announce that Laura Harvey-Smith has joined their training division, The Franchise Training Centre. This marks an exciting new drive in their “Training for profit” philosophy. Laura explained “Training is an investment by a...

Birketts named ‘Corporate Law Firm of the Year’

Birketts has been named ‘Corporate Law Firm of the Year’ at the Insider Media Central & East Dealmakers Awards 2016. During the last year, Birketts’ Corporate Services Division has advised on a number of notable transactions, including Palletforce on its £30m sale...

Peterborough gains new TaxAssist Accountants shop

Eight years on from setting up a specialist tax and accountancy services for the small business community in Peterborough, Wahid Rehman is expanding by opening a new shop on Lincoln Road. Wahid joined TaxAssist Accountants in 2009 and in response to growing demand...

TaxAssist Accountants unveils new look app

    Clients can access their accounts at the swipe of a finger whenever they want  TaxAssist Accountants has made managing the accounts of its small business clients even easier by introducing a new look app for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. As...

Business Doctors: First Irish Franchise Launch

  Business Doctors has launched its first Irish franchise in Dublin. The consultancy business came to Ireland earlier this year when serial entrepreneur John Nelligan bought the master franchise for the North and the Republic. With plans to launch 20 territories...

Razzamataz: Helping children find their role

Finding your place in life is one of the most exciting yet challenging milestones for children. We now know that the key to successfully transitioning into adulthood is often through boosting youngsters’ confidence. Performing arts is an ideal environment where...

Business Doctors: Regional Directors Press Release

American Victor Kiam liked the shaver so much he bought the company. Closer to home, a group of Business Doctors franchisees have taken inspiration from the Remington entrepreneur and done the same. The Business Doctors ‘gang of six’ were no longer content...

Domestic Angels: Interview with owner Samantha Acton

Original article is from The Franchise Specicialist and can be found here. Interview with Domestic Angels Owner Samantha Acton Domestic Angels was founded in 2002, what made you initially start the business and what do you attribute the growth of the company to? I had...

Jabberjacks: A Change of Hands

  Jabberjacks are delighted to announce that their longest running franchise now has a new owner and it is the companies longest serving Party Leader! Franchise owner Sue Wright, has been running Jabberjacks Wilmslow, Macclesfield and Knutsford for nearly 14...

Razzamataz New Hashtag Inspires Students

Once upon a time, a # was just another symbol but along came social media and turned this little mark into a world wide sensation. Hashtags are a powerful tool to help engage with an audience and to increase brand awareness. A keyword or phrase is used with a hashtag...

2016 Franchise Conference and Supplier Showcase

The 2016 Franchise Conference and Supplier Showcase took place recently at the National Conference Centre near Birmingham and, as normal, it was an action-packed day. Not only was there the usual exhibition of specialist franchise suppliers and a strong line-up of...

Franchising: A Long-term Career Option

People from all different walks of life can find themselves in franchising and for some who really embrace the concept, it can lead to an exciting career that leads to many wonderful opportunities. Charlotte Young, the Principal of Razzamataz West Cumbria first became...

Scamps & Champs Welcome Another Pet Lover

Scamps & Champs Welcome Another Pet Lover! Scamps & Champs have just welcomed a brand new franchisee to their network. Alison will be operating her franchise in Macclesfield and is looking forward to getting started on 1st October! Alison has spent her whole...

Puddle Ducks Sponsor ‘The Big Push’ for Charity

Award winning franchise company Puddle Ducks which specialises in providing swimming lessons for babies and children up to the age of 10 across the UK, has announced their sponsorship of the National Childbirth Trust’s (NCT) charity event, The Big Push. The Big Push...

Farrah Rose Flies the Flag in Las Vegas

Farrah Rose of The Franchising Centre had her expertise in international franchising recognised recently when she was chosen to speak at the Microsoft retail conference in Las Vegas. The Retail Realm Partner and User Conference draws partners and users of Microsoft’s...

InXpress paves the way for charity participation

Rebecca Robyns, one of the owners of InXpress Hull, has recently been able to fulfil her lifelong ambition and set up her own charity, EYE See Me. Alongside running her own business, Rebecca is able to pursue her passion for photography and use it for a great cause....

No Stopping the CFO of InXpress

Zoe Kirby, Chief Financial Officer at InXpress, has just qualified as a Chartered Global Management Accountant. Completing 16 exams in 26 months, Zoe worked hard alongside a full-time job and her family life to make sure that she achieved the very best results. The...

The HR Dept sign the Armed Forces Covenant!

The HR Dept provide outsourced HR support to local businesses and their licensees are renowned for providing a local, personal and professional HR service to SMEs. Existing HR professionals can utilise their skillset whilst earning a great income with their license...

Continued Growth for Wagging Tails in 2016

Results for the first six months of 2016 illustrate the continuing popularity of Wagging Tails home dog boarding service as increased bookings led to network turnover rising by 20% year on year in this period. Discussing how she has found working as part of a...

The Benefits of Buying a Re-Sale Franchise

Buying a franchise business is popular with a diverse group of people but for some, the security of buying an existing franchise business is even more appealing. Razzamataz Theatre School is a franchise business that shot to prominence in 2007 after an investment from...

Magazine Group Poised for Expansion in Scotland

Magazine franchise business, Raring2go! were poised for expansion in the Central Belt in the run up to Scottish Franchise Week (16-20th May). Victoria Withy who has successfully run the Aberdeen franchise has been appointed to spearhead development of the franchise in...

diddi dance Win CAA Member of the Year Award

The team behind the much-loved preschool dance classes, diddi dance, has reason to celebrate this year as the fast growing franchise has been honored with a gold accreditation from the Children’s Activities Association. The classes, loved by parents and little ones...

New TaxAssist Shop Opens In Amersham, Bucks

 Mari McLoughlin has officially opened a new TaxAssist Accountants shop on Chalfont Road, Amersham, with a launch party event. The shop was officially opened on Thursday 9th June by the new Mayor of Amersham, Councillor Mark Vivis, who made a short speech and...

HomeXperts Inspired by EWIF Award Win

Sussanne Chambers, Managing Director & Founder of HomeXperts, has been so inspired by her win at the Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) Awards in May, that she has decided to celebrate by giving away a free franchise to an exceptional lady. Susanne is...

Staying Ahead in a Digital Bookkeeping World

How do Rosemary Bookkeeping support franchisees during times of technological change? Just like any business in any sector, Rosemary Bookkeeping have to keep innovating and changing the way they work in order to keep up with changes in technology. While HMRC aim for a...

Franchisors get International Representation!

The Franchising Centre continues to lead the way in guiding franchisors through the process of expanding into new international markets. Farrah Rose, Director of its international franchising division, has just returned from the most recent meeting of their...

Jody Macmillan gains QFP status

TaxAssist Accountants is pleased to advise that it now has a third member of staff who has gained Qualified Franchise Professional status (QFP) with the British Franchise Association. Jody Macmillan, UK Recruitment Manager, who has responsibility for growing the...

TV Debut for JabberJacks!

National franchising business Jabberjacks Franchising Ltd was delighted when it was approached to feature in a CBeebies series called My First. The company based in Quorn, Leicestershire is a children’s education and entertainment franchise which delivers children’s...

Apollo Care- Single mum Suzanne, found her self struggling to find a job to fit around her children, however, with the help of Apollo Care, Suzanne is now successfully running her own business!

My name is Suzanne and I am 33 years old. I am a single mother of 2 children, both under the age of 8 years old. I am also the Director of Apollo Care South Wirral which opened in September 2013. I have over 10 years’ experience in the care industry, gained from many...

Apollo Care- Initially daunted by working in a predominantly masculine environment, Hannah White has overcome her initial trepidation and is building herself a successful business!

Apollo Care have been fully supporting the EWIF cause. They’ve recruited another female franchisee. Hannah White joined Apollo Care in January 2014 and has been building a successful franchise ever since. Initially daunted by working in a predominantly masculine...

Wagging Tails- EWIF’s New Woman Franchisee of the Year 2015 was delighted that the charity event she organised on behalf of Wagging Tails’ chosen charity Hearing Dogs raised in excess of £2500!

Saturday 19th September saw a number of volunteer “casualties” dramatically rescued from a lake in Cirencester by trained Newfoundlands and help dog boarding company Wagging Tails raise money for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. The “Take the...