Supporting Success

With the EWIF Awards behind us, we want to shine the spotlight on each of our award winners and sponsors. This year, Darwin Gray Solicitors sponsored the New Woman Franchisor of the Year award won by Jenni Dunman from Daisy First Aid.

“We were delighted to sponsor the New Woman Franchisor of the Year Award at this year’s EWIF awards. As a firm, we are full supporters of EWIF’s encouragement of women into franchising. Our own involvement in franchising goes beyond simply providing legal advice, we regularly speak at events in relation to franchising as not only a method of business expansion but also as an alternative career choice,” explains Anna Shearer, Marketing Manager at Darwin Gray.

Jenni Dunman was recognised for her dedication to both her own business and her franchisees’ businesses. Jenni has seen fantastic growth throughout 2015, growing her franchise from just two franchisees to 25!

As advisors to many business owners looking to franchise their business and franchisees, Darwin Gray are supportive of the EWIF cause and are well-qualified to judge success in the industry.

“Our franchising team offers expert advice in all areas of franchise law and practice, working alongside our commercial property, employment & HR and commercial dispute resolution teams to provide a well-rounded service. Examples of the services we offer include establishing new franchise networks, preparing master license agreements, reviewing franchise agreements, dealing with franchise re-sales and handling with intellectual property issues. We also deal with franchising disputes,” adds Anna.

Having met numerous aspiring business owners, Darwin Gray saw a spark in Jenni for commitment and dedication to supporting women who are looking to run flexible businesses that will fit around their family lives.

“We meet many entrepreneurs who wish to establish new businesses as franchises or convert an existing business into a franchise network. Many of the business people we meet are women so it is with great pleasure that we are involved with these awards,” concludes Anna.

EWIF’s primary focus is to support women who are looking for a route into the franchise industry. Our remit is threefold; to encourage women to consider buying a franchise, to encourage business women to franchise their existing operations and to help franchisors attract more women to their networks. We are a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers, providing advice and guidance to anyone looking at trying to break into the franchise industry.

Click here to find out more about the 2016 EWIF Awards.