NatWest EWIF Awards 2017

Every year EWIF hold an annual award ceremony designed to bring together the best women in the industry to celebrate their successes. This year’s awards took place in central London on Tuesday 16th May at the NatWest Auditorium.

Melody Hossaini CEO InspirEngage International Female Social Entrepreneurs Speaker

Melody Hossaini


EWIF Awards 2017 Keynote Speaker:

We were very honoured to have the fantastic Melody Hossaini as our keynote speaker for this year’s awards ceremony!

Having worked on peace-implementation with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, been trained by Vice-president Al Gore on climate change at Cambridge and made history being the first social entrepreneur to appear on BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’ – Melody has a really interesting story to tell! Click here to find out more about the 2017 keynote speaker!


Words from Clive Sawyer, CEO of EWIF:

“Every year the NatWest EWIF awards get bigger and bigger and I can’t believe we’ve just finished our seventh Awards! EWIF membership is growing year-on-year, and each year sees record numbers of entries. This demonstrates how women are coming forward to shout about their achievements. For me, this means the EWIF cause is working it’s magic! I look forward to the awards every year and I’m always sad when it’s over. It’s lovely to see so many from within the franchise industry joining together to celebrate the winners’ and finalists’ achievements.”

To find out more about why we host our annual award ceremony click here to read our short blog on what the awards are all about.


Missed the 2017 Awards? Why not book your FREE ticket for next year?

Come and support women in franchising and hear from inspirational women across our industry. Tickets to the 2018 Awards Ceremony are FREE and attendance is open to anyone involved in franchising!

To book your ticket please complete the below form. If you are booking for more than one person please enter the name, company and email address of each person attending in the comments box.


Congratulations to the 2017 Award Winners!…

Rachel Fay, Little Learners. New Woman Franchisor of the Year 2017.

Claire Slorach, TONI&GUY. Woman Franchisee of the Year 2017 and Overall Woman in Franchising 2017.

Tracy Cooke, Magical Maths. New Woman Franchisee of the Year 2017.

Emily Norman, diddi dance. Young Woman in Franchising 2017.

Sarah Mayhew, Magical Maths. Woman Franchise Employee of the Year 2017.

Vicki Mitman, Birketts LLP. Service Provider of the Year 2017.

Jo Stone & Tracy Townsend, Puddleducks. Woman Franchisor of the Year 2017.

Fiona Williams, Bluebird Care. Inspirational Woman in Franchising 2017.

Thank you to our 2017 award sponsors

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