Hello and welcome to the EWIF South page.


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Kate Matthews, Boddy Matthews

As Chair of this regional EWIF group, I extend a warm welcome to all of you interested in attending EWIF meetings whether existing members or friends/ family/ colleagues and contacts who may find EWIF meetings beneficial. As well as offering support and advice, EWIF meetings are also a great way to network and make contacts with others in the franchising industry. We embrace diverse attendance by women and men at our meetings as the franchise industry can only benefit from active participation.

We hold approximately 3 meetings each year at varying locations within the South so why not attend one near you to find out more about EWIF.

I am passionate about the work that EWIF does in promoting franchising particularly to assist women. I believe the franchise industry promotes a unique relationship between those who work within it, whether franchisor, franchisee or service provider. EWIF and its Ambassadors seek to create a deeper and broader understanding of this special relationship which in turn assists those parties achieve their common goals for success. EWIF encourages all to participate in this inclusive industry with great people! I seek to combine the mission of EWIF in my everyday work where our legal firm has over 30 years franchise experience assisting national and international franchisors and franchisees alike. Our members do the same.

The EWIF South quarterly meetings are always successfully interactive with attendees from all areas of the franchising industry sharing their views on topical issues in the industry. Our guest speakers share their own experiences in franchising or other interesting subjects within the franchising industry. They include bankers, franchisors, franchisees, recruitment consultants, franchise consultants, bfa members, marketing and PR services and legal services providers to date.

I Iook forward to seeing you all at our next meeting and to hearing your updates on the action plan for EWIF South.

Best wishes

Kate Matthews

Partner and Co founder of the law firm Boddy Matthews Solicitors

Winner EWIF Woman Service Provider of the Year 2015

Finalist EWIF Service Provider of the Year 2016


South Regional Meetings

Next Regional Meeting: 

Date: Tuesday 18th September

Time: 10.00am-2pm

Venue: Canon’s offices on Cockshot Hill Reigate


Instead of our usual roundtable discussion, do join us for a historical walking tour of Reigate, Surrey. Reigate’s earliest history can be traced back to the Battle of Hastings 1066 when the victorious William the Conqueror awarded the land to one of his principal knights, William de Warenne.

We will meet at Canon’s offices on Cockshot Hill Reigate from 10am and begin walking at 10.30am. The walk will include a stroll through Reigate Priory Park passing the 13th Century Priory itself and on to the ruins of Reigate Castle taking in the historical sites along the way. We will then return to Cannon’s offices for refreshments.

Do come along and bring any friends including your four legged friends to celebrate EWIF’s achievements.

Photos of our EWIF South Regional Meetings