Hello and welcome to the EWIF London page.
I’m Anne-Marie Martin and I’m the franchisor of diddi dance. I’ve been involved in franchising for 10 years now and currently have 42 franchisees across the UK within the diddi dance network. I trained as a professional dancer and teacher before launching a preschool dance business in 2003. After its success locally I decided to franchise the concept in 2006.
I’ve been running the London regional meetings now for over a year welcoming many members and non-members to our sessions. This makes for a very diverse and interesting setting where service providers, franchisors, franchisees and those thinking of buying into a franchise network or franchising their own business can gain valuable advice, guidance and best practice tips.
I always aim to run very open and honest meetings in a warm and friendly setting focusing on many different topics from the latest NatWest survey results and franchisees feedback surveys to social media discussions and open forum round tables. We’ve had many guest speakers from all areas of franchising and look forward to many more in the future. Being part of an organisation that is so supportive and encouraging means members can gain vital advice from people who have years of experience.
“Regional Meetings are great way to share your experiences and ideas” – Stephen Leibo, NatWest
Next London Regional Meeting
Date: Thursday 13th September
Venue: Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, London
Timing: 10am – 12pm
To celebrate EWIF’s 10th anniversary we will be trying to obtain seats in the viewing gallery after the meeting, however this is availability dependent.
“Great to share experiences and ideas.” – Stephen Leibo, NatWest
“I find EWIF meetings so helpful and enjoyable. Franchising is a great way to work for yourself and so the more I can do to help other women follow this path, the better.” – Sally Findlay, Recognition Express Mid Surrey
“A great resource for women in franchising.” – Evelyn Mackinnon, Hoop