Celebrating the achievements of women across the franchising industry.




Each year we attract over one hundred entries that exemplify the talent, dedication and innovation of individuals and teams across all aspects of franchising.

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 awards and demonstrate why you are one of the best women / business 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.

2023 EWiF Award Ceremony:

Date: Tuesday 16th May 2023, 10:30am – 3:00pm

Venue: NatWest Conference Centre, 280 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4AA
(What3words location: Fork.birds.bank)

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

This year’s award finalists are:


New Woman Franchisor of the Year 2023 sponsored by Daisy First Aid

  • Holly Stepien – Bloom Toddler Classes Limited
  • Jenna Wilson and Fay Smith – Little Dreams
  • Karen Gibb – Mind Marvels

Woman Franchisor of the Year 2023 sponsored by Novuna Business Finance

  • Angela Stirling – Lingotot
  • Jenni Dunman – Daisy First Aid
  • Lucy Campbell – Right at Home UK

New Woman Franchisee of the Year 2023 sponsored by Moneypenny

  • Emily Kerrison – Kidslingo
  • Sarah Maguire – Raison Home
  • Shafali Shown-Keen – McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd

Woman Franchisee of the Year 2023 sponsored by Atlas Mapping

  • Ally Phillips – Pink Spaghetti
  • Amy Patel Popat – Right at Home UK
  • Ellie Cawdell – Puddle Ducks
  • Jessie Lilley – babyballet

Woman Franchise Employee of the Year 2023 sponsored by Boddy Matthews

  • Alex Bunn – Revive! Auto Innovations (UK) Limited
  • Bella Hallam – Visiting Angels
  • Heather Wehrle – Right at Home UK
  • Katie Morris – Petpals

Young Woman in Franchising of the Year 2023 (Under 30 years) sponsored by McDonald’s Restaurants

  • Asha Marie Richardson – Razzamataz Theatre Schools
  • Eloise Prosser – GoodOaks Homecare
  • Holly Stepien – Bloom Toddler Classes Limited

Service Provider of the Year 2023 (Male or female) sponsored by NatWest

  • Desirie Lea – Morris & Co Chartered Accountants
  • Jen Chapman-Boffin – CB Cinder Ltd
  • Nigel Apperley – Trustist
  • Suzie McCafferty – Platinum Wave Franchising

Inspirational Woman in Franchising 2023 sponsored by Platinum Wave

  • Angela Stirling – Lingotot
  • Hannah MacKechnie – Radfield Home Care
  • Jenni Dunman – Daisy First Aid

Ambassador of the Year 2023 (Male or female) sponsored by Little Movers

  • Kate Matthews – Boddy Matthews
  • Ruth Brown – Home Instead
  • Suzie McCafferty – Platinum Wave Franchising

The impact winning these awards has had on my business is already clear to see. It has been heartwarming to receive such wonderful feedback and messages of congratulations since we announced the award wins on social media. As well as the PR, it has also given the team and franchise network a wonderful boost.

Claire O’Connor, babyballet – Inspirational Woman of the Year 2021

Winning this award gives potential clients and staff confidence that we are a great company to work for and to receive a service from, enabling us to continue to grow our business faster, perhaps, than we would have without it.

Hannah Drury, Caremark – Young Woman in Franchising of the Year 2021

EWiF’s work and these awards, in particular, provide an incredibly important platform for women in franchising. Not only do they champion women’s inspiring achievements and business success, but they also provide a valuable opportunity to show what it takes to succeed in the franchise sector.

Jess Pritchard, Moneypenny – Sponsor of the New Woman Franchisee of the Year Award 2022

Winning this award will help us stand out to potential Franchise Owners and elevate our brand even further, and it will hopefully attract even more women to join the Right at Home family.

Lucy Campbell, Right at Home UK – Woman Franchisor of the Year 2020, 2021 & 2022

EWiF Awards 2023 Speakers:

Lucy Campbell, Chief Executive Officer
Right at Home UK

With a wealth of knowledge and experience in franchising and senior level business management, Lucy joined Right at Home from the social enterprise Franchising Works where she had been the Chief Executive. Having begun her time at Right at Home as a Senior Business Support Manager where she supported Franchise Owners to progress and develop their businesses, Lucy quickly progressed to Director of Operations, then COO, before being promoted to CEO at the start of 2022.

Lucy has a strong track record for developing an extensive portfolio of businesses successfully from pre-start through to scale-up and her leadership has been pivotal in securing Right at Home two of the most prestigious accolades in franchising: the WorkBuzz Best Management Franchise Award and the coveted Franchisor of the Year Gold Award.

Alongside her role as CEO, Lucy is a Vice Chair for the Homecare Association. Lucy is also an award-winning franchisor, having won the prestigious national EWiF Franchisor of the Year award three years in a row in 2020, 2021 and 2022 and Leaders in Care’s Executive of the Year 2022.

2022 Winners

2021 winners


With thanks to our 2023 Award Sponsors


With thanks to our 2023 Awards Media Partner


With thanks to our 2023 Awards Reception Sponsors

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