Hard Work and Dedication Bring Success

The NatWest Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) Awards are now over and we’re shining the spotlight on each of our sponsors to show our appreciation for their involvement this year. This year, What Franchise sponsored the Franchise Employee of the Year Award won by Kellie Blake from Rosemary Bookkeeping.

“What Franchise were delighted to sponsor the award this year. It’s great to see a Franchisor with such a strong team member at Head Office. Having this in place is great for the franchise network and means that they are more likely to be successful. To have been nominated for the award by her employer shows how valued Kellie is within the team and she should be extremely proud to have her hard work recognised, especially as she narrowly missed out on the same award last year,” explains Richard Davies, International Group Advertisement Manager for What Franchise.

Kellie is the backbone of the Rosemary Bookkeeping Head Office team and has been instrumental in the support of their Franchise Partners and making sure everything runs smoothly on a daily basis. Since joining the franchise in 2012, Kellie’s role has shifted and changed depending on what is needed by both the Franchise Partners and Head Office. 2015 was an especially challenging year but Kellie faced it with dedication, passion and drive.

What Franchise are great supporters of the EWIF cause and are always happy to support women within their own business and in partnership with EWIF.

“It’s great to be associated with an organisation such as EWIF. They offer a support network and advice on routes into business ownership for so many women who can’t find the support anywhere else. It was great to hear that there were so many award entries this year with so many women who wanted to shout about their achievements over the last year. Kellie really stood out due to her sheer determination and willingness to take on anything that’s thrown her way if it means that the support for their franchise network is uninterrupted,” adds Richard.

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 EWIF Award Winners 2016!