The EWiF Awards offer a unique opportunity to showcase the best women innovators, leaders and pioneers in franchising

Since 2012, we have recognised and celebrated hundreds of franchise executives, departments, and entire organisations for their innovation and inspiring leadership.

Franchising is leading the way in developing a business industry that attracts talented female entrepreneurs and business leaders who are shaping the future – women who push boundaries, set new standards and overcome adversity. The EWiF Awards recognise those achievements, showcasing the successes of the best women (and men) in the franchise industry.

2024 EWiF Awards

Friday 18th October 2024, 10:30 – 3:30pm
The Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds

Following the phenomenal success of the EWiF Awards in 2023, the 2024 award ceremony will once again recognise the achievements of women from all kinds of businesses, large and small, across the whole of the UK.  Our award categories are  designed to celebrate women right across the UK, from every sector and from businesses of all ages and all sizes. We boast a wide range of categories, aimed at supporting and celebrating not only more established brands, but those who are just starting up too. The awards are free to enter and open to all UK businesses involved in franchising, businesses do not need to be an EWiF member to enter.

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 in franchising.


Since 2012, we have recognised and celebrated hundreds of franchise executives, departments, and entire organisations for their innovation and inspiring leadership.


Find out about entering the awards and how it could help towards your business’s success and advance your brand.


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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

2023 winners

2022 Winners


With thanks to our 2024 Award Sponsors