Hello and welcome to 

EWIF North East.


I’m Kieran James, managing director of Stryde, an award winning accounting firm specialising in the franchise sector. We provide financial clarity through business plans, financial training, consultancy on franchise wide financial software and the full breadth of accountancy services (from bookkeeping to finance director).

Networking can be nerve racking to the most confident and even once the nerves are managed they can often build only superficial relationships. I love EWIF for the closeness of relationships it builds between those who attend and the opportunity to share best practice, gain insights or simply sense check you’re making the right decisions.

The North East is relatively quiet as far as franchising events go, so I’ll continue to create an environment for those in the area to connect, build close relationships and support those looking to become franchisors, franchisees or encourage more women into their network. I look forward to seeing you at our regional meet ups.


2021 Meeting Dates

Date: Tuesday 26th October 2021


Timing: 11am – 1pm

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Photos of our EWIF North East Regional Meetings