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 – 2:30pm

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!

2023 Entries Close: 5pm 17th January 2023








The 2023 award categories are

  • New Woman Franchisor of the Year 2023 sponsored by Daisy First Aid
  • Woman Franchisor of the Year 2023 sponsored by Novuna Business Finance
  • New Woman Franchisee of the Year 2023 sponsored by Moneypenny
  • Woman Franchisee of the Year 2023 sponsored by Atlas Mapping
  • Woman Franchise Employee of the Year 2023 sponsored by Boddy Matthews
  • Young Woman in Franchising of the Year 2023 (Under 30 years) sponsored by McDonald’s
  • Service Provider of the Year 2023 (Male or female) sponsored by NatWest
  • Inspirational Woman in Franchising 2023 sponsored by Platinum Wave
  • Ambassador of the Year 2023 (Male or female) sponsored by Little Movers
  • Overall Women in Franchising 2023 (Chosen from the female winners of the above 9 categories) sponsored by the bfa

Why enter the EWiF Awards?


Entering the awards allows you the time to reflect on your year, and take stock of all you’ve achieved.


Winning an award is an endorsement for your business, and is a great way of differentiating your company from your competitors, amplifying the reputation and awareness of your brand.


Spread the good news – everyone loves a success story and winning an award is a great publicity hook for social media and publications.  


Awards also recognise the hard work and achievements of your team which can be a great boost to morale, giving you all a reason to celebrate and will hopefully inspire you and your colleagues to keep up the great work!

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

2022 Winners

2021 winners


With thanks to our 2023 Award Sponsors


With thanks to our 2023 Awards Media Partner