Welcome to EWIF!

Welcome to EWIF (Encouraging Women into Franchising). We focus our time and energy on supporting women who are looking for a route into the franchise industry. With regional meetings, an annual awards ceremony, annual conferences and much more taking place for our members, EWIF has become a valuable community and source of information for so many people. Please take a look around and get in touch if you think EWIF could help you. We’re always delighted to welcome new members!

I am delighted that my original concept wherein members of the franchise industry give their time and expertise to women considering franchising has been embraced by so many people from within the franchise industry.

We are a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers, providing advice and guidance to anyone looking at trying to break into the franchise industry. Our remit is threefold; to encourage women to consider buying a franchise, to encourage business women to franchise their existing operations and to help franchisors attract more women to their networks.

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Clive Sawyer CEO of EWIF

Regional Meetings

We hold regular meetings across the country. Click to find out where your nearest meeting is. See you soon!.

National Meetings

EWIF hold an annual National Conference open to EWIF members, supporters and guests. Click here to find out more about our next one.


Every year EWIF hold an annual award ceremony designed to bring together the best women in the industry to celebrate their successes. Click here to see the details of the event!



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