Hello and welcome to the EWIF South-West & Wales page.
I’m Stephen Thompson, the EWIF South West and Wales Regional Chair.
I am head of the corporate/commercial department at Darwin Gray Solicitors, which includes our franchising team. We are a commercial law firm based in Cardiff.
Our specialist franchising team provides expert advice in all areas of franchise law and practice. When necessary we work alongside other departments in the firm including commercial property, employment/HR and also commercial dispute resolution.
As an affiliate member of the British Franchise Association, I have been advising businesses in the franchising sector for approximately 20 years. In addition to advising on the legal aspects of franchising, my colleagues and I regularly speak at franchising events.
I am pleased to be chairing the newly consolidated EWIF South West and Wales Region, to help grow the presence of EWIF in Wales and build on the excellent work that is being done for franchisors and franchisees across the region. Our meeting dates for 2018 are:
6 September – Bristol
23 November – Bristol
Next South-West Regional Meeting
Date: Thursday 6th September
Location: The Bristol Marriott, 2 Lower Castle Street, Old Market, Bristol BS1 3AD.
Time: 9.30am and 12.00pm
9.30am – Registration
10.00am – Meeting start
12.00pm – Close
We are looking forward to welcoming our speaker from Noisy Little Monkey – ‘THE digital marketing agency in Bristol’. We will hear about their strategic and tactical approaches to social media.