Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) held its annual awards ceremony in London. The event was well attended as the organisation continues to grow and enhance its reputation as a positive force for women in business.
EWIF is the organisation dedicated to encouraging women into franchising. Its members come from all areas within the franchising industry and include franchisors, franchisees, banks, consultants, accountants, solicitors, media providers, exhibition organisers, and other associated businesses.
What does “Encourage women into franchising” mean in practical terms? Well, its members offer free advice to women who are considering becoming franchisees, want to franchise their own business or to franchisors that feel they have an underrepresentation of women in their network.
One particularly happy winner of an award was Shirley Hughes of The Franchise Careers Centre who won Woman Service Provider of the Year. A delighted Shirley said: “Having been a finalist last year it is very satisfying to win the award in 2012. EWIF is clearly a positive force within franchising and it is good to see such great support for women entering the business world.”
Pictured, Shirley Hughes receiving her award from the EWIF judging panel.