Hello and welcome to the

EWIF South-West & Wales page.

 

Stephen Thompson, Darwin Gray

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.

 

 

 

2019 Meeting Dates

Date: Thursday 5th September

Location: The EngineShed, Station Approach, Bristol BS1 6QH

Time: 

9.30am – Registration
10.00am – Meeting start
12.00pm – Close

Date: Friday 22nd November

Location: The EngineShed, Station Approach, Bristol BS1 6QH

Time: 

9.30am – Registration
10.00am – Meeting start
12.00pm – Close

The EngineShed is immediately next to the Temple Meads train station

Further details of next meeting:

Join us for our last regional meeting of 2019!

We are delighted to be joined by Jo Middleton of the successful franchise Dog First Aid. Jo recently won the “Best Franchise Support” award at the inaugural AFA Awards, and will be talking to us about how to set up your franchisees for success.

We will also have our usual round-table discussions if anyone has any burning questions or issues they’d like to discuss, plus some great networking.

The time will be the usual 9.30am arrival for 10am start – and we’ll finish around 12/12.30

Non-members are welcome to come along to their first meeting for free and find out more about franchising & our friendly group.  

We hope to see you there!
Siobhan

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Photos of our EWIF South-West Regional Meetings