McDonald’s Ambassador Wins Award

With the NatWest Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) Awards 2016 behind us, we’re taking a closer look at our winners and why they won their awards. This year, Anne Wainwright from McDonald’s won the Franchisee of the Year Award category sponsored by McDonald’s.

Anne operates four McDonald’s restaurants in West Yorkshire, including one in Wakefield and three in Leeds and takes her role as Brand Ambassador for McDonald’s very seriously. Anne is a strong advocate of lifetime learning and offers apprenticeships as well as Maths and English qualifications to each of my 400 employees. In addition, throughout 2015, Anne serviced over 1.8 million customers and saw growth of 7.88%.

“I am constantly working to ensure my business succeeds and grows for my own personal achievement and to provide more opportunities for the people who work for me. Winning awards gives you the recognition that your efforts are being recognised and spur you on even further and harder,” explains Anne.

“I was delighted to win award as I have been involved in EWIF for a number of years and I am passionate about inspiring women into both business and franchising. It’s lovely to receive individual recognition but it’s also testament to the work of my team and the networks I am part of,” adds Anne.

“I’d like to think my award win was down to demonstrating that I have seen sustained success and growth in my business through relentless drive on developing my teams and being focused on the needs of my customers. Alongside this, I believe the focus on I place on supporting and encouraging other women in business through my work with EWIF, National Black Women’s Network and the work I do as a mentor for West Yorkshire Enterprise Network supported my nomination. I was thrilled to win and be recognised by my peers,” concludes Anne.

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 winners of the 2016 EWIF Awards.