Hello and welcome to the EWIF North West page.


Rebecca Young

I am delighted to be chairing the North West for EWIF.  EWIF is a wonderful community in which women are supported in the development and expansion of their business, knowledge and experiences are shared, and achievements celebrated.  I hope to build upon the already fantastic work by previous chairs to offer informative seminars driven by members’ business needs, access to information and the sharing of experiences at the regular regional meetings.  As North West Chair, my aim is to continue to assist in raising the profile of EWIF, its members and the fantastic work of the organisation.” Rebecca Young.

Rebecca Young and Alexandra Wood are lawyers within the Commercial Advisory team, providing specialised legal services at BLM, combined with a common sense approach.  Rebecca is a Senior Associate in the Commercial Litigation team, and will be supported by Alexandra Wood, a Senior Associate in the Business Advisory team in building the presence of the North West Region for EWIF.  BLM’s Commercial Advisory team has a longstanding history of providing services to the franchise sector in a move to BLM last Autumn (2017), as part of a strategic move to diversify into additional areas of law whilst complementing the core insurance offering.  Primarily based out of Manchester and London but offering national support as well as access to an international network, BLM’s Commercial Advisory team provides a broad spectrum of franchising expertise, from non contentious commercial advisory on franchise agreements to advising upon leases for premises, to litigation, media and reputation management.

The next two North West meetings will be

    • 27 June 2018
    • 14 November 2018

Next North West Regional Meeting

Date: Wednesday 27th June 2018

Venue: BLM offices, King’s House, 42 King Street West, Manchester M3 2NU

Timing: We are aiming for a 10am start, with the meeting likely to finish around 1.30pm to 2pm.

There is still time to join us on 27 June 2018 at our next North West Regional meeting.  I am delighted to confirm the line-up includes:

Fiona Gunnion of Smart Works.  Fiona is joining us to talk about what Smart Work does, and how we can get more involved as part of the 10 year celebrations for EWIF during EWIF week.   If you do have any clothing to donate, and wish to bring along to the meeting, that would be fantastic also.

Lisa Raynes of Pride Road, a finalist in the category of New Woman Franchisor, will be joining us for our Spotlight segment, alongside Susannah Sloman of Gymboree Play & Music UK.  Gymboree Play & Music UK also had a finalist in the Young Woman in Franchising category, Stephanie Gross, this year.

I look forward to seeing you all there!



Photos of our EWIF North West Regional Meetings