With a mission to educate, inspire and empower more women into franchising, EWIF has just announced its 2022 finalists, including two finalist nominations for Bridgewater Home Care!
The annual Awards ceremony celebrates the achievements of women across the franchising industry. Olivia Crawford, Bridgewater Home Care’s Marketing & Franchise Development Manager who joined Bridgewater Home Care in December 2020, has been announced as a Finalist in two categories for the NatWest EWIF Awards:
· Woman Franchise Employee of the Year 2022, sponsored by Boddy Matthews
· Young Woman in Franchising of the Year 2022, sponsored by McDonald’s
Announcing the news, EWIF commented that,
“This year we had record numbers of entries and the standard was the highest in the twelve years of the EWIF Awards, so well done on getting through to the final.”
2022 is looking to be another exciting year for Olivia who, at the age of 26, joined Bridgewater Home Care as Franchise Development Manager with no prior experience of the
home care or franchise sector and has already made a huge impact on the success of the franchise business.
Olivia was thrilled and very honoured to be shortlisted as a finalist for these two awards, commenting,
“Firstly, I would like to congratulate everyone who has been shortlisted for such prestigious awards. Thank you so much to the EWIF for the recognition of what I have achieved to date.”
She then went on to say that,
“After leaving a career in Finance and joining the Home Care sector in 2020, I was so humbled by the strength and teamwork shown by the management team of Bridgewater Home Care and the dedication of the care team in providing continuity of care to our home care clients and delivering a vital care service in our communities. “
Having joined such a dynamic, ambitious franchise in Bridgewater Home Care, Olivia felt inspired to see where she could take the franchise model. Olivia added that,
“Bridgewater Home Care takes pride in being able to give back to the communities that we serve. I developed the idea of adapting the franchise model to create a ‘franchise for franchisees’ where the focus would be on adding value for the franchise owner, providing efficient processes and systems and creating the best resources possible to facilitate a good work-life balance.”
Bridgewater Home Care’s first franchise office has recently opened in the borough of Halton, covering the areas of Runcorn, Widnes and Frodsham and creating around 50 new jobs in the local area whilst providing essential, quality care and support to those who need it in the local community.
The Bridgewater Home Care franchise provides a great opportunity for people to start their own journey in care. With the added support and expertise of a pre-existing, tried and tested business model, franchisees are provided with all the necessary keys to success.
Leading the development of the franchise, Olivia aims to recruit 6 new franchise partners by the end of 2022, and a further 10 in 2023, offering a total of 200 territories available for purchase in the UK.
Bridgewater Home Care now has 2 more Franchise candidates in the process of becoming franchise partners, which will completely fill their franchise pioneer programme already!
A full list of the EWIF finalists is available to view on their website at: https://www.ewif.org/2022-natwest-ewif-awards/.
The winners for the EWIF 2022 Awards will be announced at a prestigious Awards ceremony in central London on Thursday 30th June 2022.