Hello and welcome to

EWiF Midlands. 

Fiona Boswell

Fiona Boswell

EWiF Midlands Regional Chair



I’m Fiona Boswell, the EWiF Midlands Regional Chair. I am a Partner at the Nottingham branch of Knights plc,  we have a dedicated multidisciplinary franchise team.  I have been advising businesses in the franchising sector for over 10 years both in private practice and in businesses that franchise on all aspects of owning, running, growing and exiting franchises.  I am a Qualified Franchise Professional, a member of the Association of Franchise Attorneys and enjoy sharing my knowledge as a speaker at franchise events; and in articles in franchise media.

I decided to start the Midlands EWIF region to help business in the region have a local forum to discuss all things franchising.  As a women in franchising with female clients and clients with franchises that encourage female franchisees it is great to be part of an organisation that can support and help their businesses grow.

The Midlands meetings are held at various venues throughout the region and we also host virtual meetings.

If you would like to attend a Midlands meeting please click the link below or if you would like some more information about the Group, please contact me on 0115 9888741 or email me at fiona.boswell@knightsplc.com.

This year, we’re running a Bring-A-Buddy scheme, where we are inviting our ambassadors to invite a ‘buddy’ along to any of the EWiF meetings, to see for themselves what we’re all about. We want to encourage more women into franchising for themselves, one of the best ways we believe we can do this, is by expanding our inspirational army of EWiF Ambassadors. Connect your friends to an industry which could enhance their business, or benefit from their services, plus you could win EWiF Ambassador of the Month if your friend(s) becomes an EWiF member!

So, take a look at your inner circle or network. Who are you connected with, and what could they offer to the wider franchise community? Or, how could franchising inspire them to fulfil their true self? Then, just invite them along to the next meeting in your region. If we all invited just one person, and they, in time, invited someone else, through the power of connection EWiF’s impact could really grow in 2023!

2023 Meeting dates

Date: Thursday 2nd February 2023

Time: 10am – 12:30pm

Venue:The meeting will be held at our Knights Nottingham office. Our address is Embankment House, Electric Avenue, Nottingham NG2 1AS. If you are driving, we have a number of guest parking spaces at the front of our building. If you are travelling by train, Nottingham station is a 30 minute walk from our office. You may prefer to get a bus or taxi from Nottingham station.

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What our attendees say…

“It’s a fabulous way of meeting like-minded people and sharing best practice in the franchising industry” – Jo Stone, Puddle Ducks Franchising

“Helpful and useful” – Bobs Broadbent, Dog Knows

“The event was well organised and very helpful in giving an overview of GDPR” – Kieran James, Paykeeper

“I thought it was really helpful and just a brilliant way to network with other franchisors and franchisees. I was blown away with how honest and helpful other businesses were in sharing ideas and best practice.” – Annette Firth, Phonics Bear


Photos of our EWIF Midlands Regional Meetings