Here at EWIF, we focus our time and energy on supporting women who are looking for a route into the franchising industry. Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower and one way we do this is by hosting an Annual Awards Ceremony celebrating the achievements of women across the franchising industry.

We celebrate women right across the UK, from every sector and from businesses of all ages and all sizes. Has your vision grown a successful business? Your leadership inspired others? Or has your innovative approach brought change to your sector? Enter one of our eight awards and demonstrate why you are one of the best women in franchising.

The awards are free to enter and open to all UK businesses involved in franchising, you do not need to be an EWIF member. The winners for the 2019 awards will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony in central London on Wednesday 1st May 2019 at RBS Building, 280 Bishopsgate, London.

Entering the Awards:

Award entries are now closed for 2019 but will re open in January next year for the 2020 awards.

This year’s award categories are:

  • New Woman Franchisor of the Year 2019 sponsored by Daisy First Aid
  • Woman Franchisor of the Year 2019 sponsored by Hitachi Capital Franchise Finance
  • New Woman Franchisee of the Year 2019 sponsored by NatWest 
  • Woman Franchisee of the Year 2019 sponsored by McDonald’s Restaurants 
  • Woman Franchise Employee of the Year 2019 sponsored by What Franchise
  • Young Woman in Franchising of the Year 2019 (Under 30) sponsored by Darwin Gray
  • Service Provider of the Year 2019 sponsored by The International Franchise Show
  • Inspirational Woman in Franchising 2019 sponsored by Little Voices
  • Overall Woman in Franchising 2019 sponsored by Astonish Email (the winner of this category will be chosen from the winners of the other 8 categories). 

Book tickets for the 2019 award ceremony.

Come and support women in franchising and hear from inspirational women across our industry. Attendance is open to anyone involved in franchising!

The EWIF Awards 2019 Finalists have been announced…

New Woman Franchisor of the Year 2019 sponsored by Daisy First Aid

  • Melanie Buck, Little Movers UK
  • Victoria Berquez, Painted Peppermint
  • Christina Taylor-Chisholm, Popolo Ceramico

Woman Franchisor of the Year 2019 sponsored by Hitachi Capital Franchise Finance

  • Kristine Monaghan, Mess Around Ltd
  • Angela Sterling, Lingotot
  • Terry Mullen, Revive! UK
  • Lucy Campbell, Right at Home
  • Jo Stone & Tracy Townend, Puddle Ducks Franchising Ltd

New Woman Franchisee of the Year 2019 sponsored by NatWest

  • Sarah Johnson, It’seeze
  • Lisa Forder, Dog First Aid
  • Bianca Summers, Tiny Toes Ballet 

Woman Franchisee of the Year 2019 sponsored by McDonald’s Restaurants

  • Hannah Drury, Caremark
  • Lynne Elliott, Home Instead Senior Care
  • Amy Patel-Popat, Right at Home
  • Charlotte Foxley, diddi dance
  • Karen Myres, Right at Home

Woman Franchise Employee of the Year 2019 sponsored by What Franchise

  • Charlotte Young, Razzamataz
  • Amy Cross-Webber, Spoton.net
  • Luna AbuRmeileh, Transworld Business Advisors
  • Helen Garland, Right at Home

 Young Woman in Franchising of the Year 2019 (Under 30) sponsored by Darwin Gray

  • Charlie Day, Sounds Right Phonics
  • Hannah Drury, Caremark
  • Emily Norman, diddi dance

Service Provider of the Year 2019 sponsored by The International Franchise Show

  • Kieran James, Paykeeper
  • Siobhan Williams, Darwin Gray LLP
  • Suzie McCafferty, Platinum Wave Franchising

Inspirational Woman in Franchising 2019 sponsored by Little Voices

  • Denise Gosney, Razzamataz
  • Jo Stone, Puddle Ducks Franchising Ltd
  • Anne-Marie Martin, diddi dance

Congratulations to all of our finalists and to everyone that entered, the standard was incredible! We look forward to seeing you all Wednesday 1st May for the #EWIFAwards19. 

EWIF Awards 2019 Key Note Speaker:

Penny Power OBE

 

Penny Power has a glossy image. Widely regarded as the pioneer behind LinkedIn, she is the founder of three successful businesses, is happily married, has raised three children, enjoys holidays and travel, and has an OBE under her belt… all looks so good. The reality is that there is a lot of pain, challenges, adversity and loss of self-worth in her business and life journey.

In November 2017, Penny realised she had hit a stumbling block. The constant demand and pressure had become too much. She realised she needed to press the pause button and reassess her business mind to decide if she wanted to be as ambitious as she has always been. So, Penny decided to take some time off to discover more about herself and the parts of her personality which had always seemed to make business a tough world for her. 

As a result of Penny’s personal discoveries, she feels she could have enjoyed a far more joyful business journey and sees many similarities in the lives of others. Penny now feels more whole than ever before, and in her speaking, she passionately shares her journey and the discoveries she made. 

Click here to read more about Penny and what she will be bringing to this year’s EWIF Awards. 

Award Judging Process:
  • EWIF Senior Management do first round judging based on the judging criteria listed on the entry form and come up with a shortlist in each category
  • The shortlist is then judged by the EWIF Regional Chairs
  • The Award Sponsor judges the shortlist in their category
  • All the scores from the EWIF Senior management, EWIF Regional Chairs and Sponsors are added together to give the winner in each category
  • Where an entry is from the same company as a member of the judging panel, that judge cannot judge that category.

 

With thanks to our 2019 Award Sponsors