Rewarding Dedication and Success

The NatWest Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) Awards 2016 are now over and we’d like to congratulate our winners and help to celebrate their successes further. There were a record number of entries this year and Jenni Dunman from Daisy First Aid stood out from others in the New Women Franchisor of the Year Award category sponsored by Darwin Gray Solicitors.

Jenni started Daisy First Aid in 2014 and signed two franchisees in the same year. In just under two years, Jenni has supported almost 25 other business women to run and enjoy their own businesses. All whilst enjoying a perfect work-life balance! Her business was designed with this in mind and Jenni now helps her franchisees to enjoy the same lifestyle rewards and benefits of being a business owner.

Jenni was given her award for her dedication to her own business whilst also supporting other women in the same position. Jenni’s business embodies the EWIF cause and she was more than worthy of winning the award.

“The whole ethos behind Daisy First Aid is to provide mums with a career and business that is meaningful and emotionally and financially rewarding. Franchisees have full flexibility and they work the hours that suit them. Many of our franchisees found they were unsupported and treated differently after starting a family. I will happily take on any woman who feels this way and show them that they are worthy and capable of success,” explains Jenni.

Although Jenni works hard on a daily basis to run her own business whilst maintaining her family life and supporting a network of franchisees, she continues to push forward with her business and forgets to look back on all she’s achieved! Part of the EWIF awards aim is to provide these business owners with a chance to reflect on their achievements and have them recognised by the franchise industry as a whole.

“I can hand on heart say that it was a fantastic surprise to win the award for New Woman Franchisor. When you run a business you rarely have time to sit back and look at what you’ve achieved because you’re too busy moving forwards. I’m absolutely delighted that our hard work has been recognised and I’m extremely proud of the success of every Daisy First Aid franchisee,” she adds.

“Winning the award has been fantastic at raising our profile and I hope to take on a record number of new franchisees this year to help train thousands more parents in first aid for their children. I am looking forward to being more involved with EWIF in the future and taking part in it’s fantastic services.”

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!