The Annual NatWest EWiF Awards winners have been announced! Read on to discover who received a shiny new award, at this year’s online event!
At Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWiF), we focus on supporting women looking for a route into the franchise industry. Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower as many women as possible about franchising.
One of our most inspiring events, is the Annual Awards Ceremony, celebrating the achievements of women in franchising. This year, the NatWest EWiF Award were held online, cand ombined a “mini” conference with the ceremony. So, without further ado, drum roll please as we announce this year’s winners…
New Woman Franchisor of the Year, sponsored by Daisy First Aid
Becky Hoare, Pop Up Play Village Ltd
Becky franchised Pop Up Play Village in February 2018, after only launching in 2017, and now has eight franchisees. In 2019, Becky developed EYFS and KS1 curriculum planning, enabling her to take Pop Up Play Village into schools and nurseries.
Woman Franchisor of the Year, sponsored by Hitachi Capital Franchise Finance
Lucy Campbell, Right at Home UK
Joining Right at Home UK five years ago, Lucy uses her experience and values-based leadership style to drive a culture of trust. In 2019, in recognition of her commitment to RaH, she was promoted to Chief Operating Officer.
New Woman Franchisee of the Year, sponsored by NatWest
Fiona Cochrane, Little Movers
Fiona overcame severe anxiety, to follow her heart and become a franchisee with Little Movers UK. Fiona’s classes are sold out every term. She has a waiting list for Care Homes wanting to host sessions.
Woman Franchisee of the Year, sponsored by McDonald’s Restaurants
Catharine Chalton, Home Instead Senior Care
Catharine was an early adopter of the Home Instead franchise, opening her business at the start of 2007. In 2019, she’d employed 180 staff, achieved their highest turnover, and received an ‘outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Woman Franchise Employee of the Year, sponsored by What Franchise
Louise Evans, Revive!
Louise was employed by Revive! in July 2014 as a bookkeeper. Her dedication to diligence shone through, and Louise was promoted to the Management Team.
Young Woman in Franchising of the Year, sponsored by Darwin Gray
Rachel Fay, Little Learners
At 29, Rachel is the Managing Director and Franchisor of Little Learners. 2019 was a massive year for Little Learners, as they launched as a global brand, into Australia.
Service Provider of the Year, sponsored by The International Franchise Show
Suzie McCafferty, Platinum Wave
Suzie is one of the UK’s most prominent franchise consultants, with Platinum Wave, and has almost 20 years in the industry. She’s also a successful franchisor, with two international brands of her own. She is also starting a new role in 2021 as EWiF Regional Chair for our new Scottish region!
Inspirational Woman in Franchising, sponsored by Platinum Wave
Jenni Dunman, Daisy First Aid
Jenni is the CEO of Daisy First Aid, and recently launched a new success mindset business. In 2019, Jenni’s thriving network has 97 franchises, training around 100,000 parents a year.
Ambassador of the Year, sponsored by Boddy Matthews
Kieran James, Stryde
Kieran runs Stryde, offering accountancy, training and business plan support to the franchise industry. In 2019 he became Regional Chair for the North East. A true EWiF Ambassador Kieran also supported other Regional Chairs, attended 10 EWiF regional events, and the Awards and Conference.
Our Overall Woman in Franchising 2020, presentedby Pip Wilkins, CEO of the bfa, was chosen from amongst all winners. Well done to Louise Evans from Revive!.
Thank you to our finalists, speakers and sponsors, and well done to our winners!