2017 is here! We hope you had a fantastic Christmas and an even better New Year! We’ve got plenty to look forward to this year here at EWIF! We shall be making appearances at many events across the year including a variety of BFA events and the usual Franchise Centre workshops!

One event that we will be attending that we’d like to draw your attention to is the upcoming Mums Enterprise Roadshow event in Brighton on the 23rd February. Mums Enterprise events are exhibitions held exclusively in the interests of working mothers. Whether you are just starting out in business, or well established – Mums Enterprise events are designed to help facilitate the business potential of women across the country. The day will consist of 40 hand-picked exhibitors (including us!), taster workshops, speed networking and a Q&A panel from other mum’s who have been there and done it. The tickets for the event are free, so be sure to come and say hello at the EWIF stand if you attend!

For more information, and to buy tickets – click here.

The EWIF awards are back for another year! The EWIF Awards are an annual award ceremony that celebrates the very best of women in franchising. The awards ceremony this year will take place on the 16th May. NatWest are our lead sponsors of the awards this year, and we will be hosting the ceremony at their prestigious auditorium in central London. The entries for this year’s awards open on the 19th January and close on the 6th March 2017. The finalists will then be announced within the first two weeks of April. Be sure to jot these dates in your diary!

The first EWIF Meeting dates of 2017 have just been announced too! Our EWIF meetings are regular meet-ups held around the U.K to give our members the opportunity to network and meet with experts within the franchise industry in order to expand their knowledge and as well to share their own with other attendees. We hold these meetings in more localised regions in order to make it easier for you to attend, last year we started a Midlands Regional Meeting in yet another step to make our meetings more accessible to members.

The first confirmed dates for the meetings are as follows:

EWIF South Regional Meeting – 19th January
EWIF London Regional Meeting – 26th January
EWIF South West Regional Meeting – 27th January
EWIF Midlands Regional Meeting – 2nd February
EWIF East Regional Meeting – 15th February

Click here  to find out more about our regional meetings.

That’s all for now. Be sure to stay tuned to EWIF for more updates in the future – and we hope you all get off to a wonderful start this year – and once again, Happy New Year!