The 2021 NatWest EWiF Award Finalists have been announced

When it comes to celebrating women within the franchising sector, what could be better than an illustrious awards ceremony to recognise all those achievements? Although we can’t do it in person this year, there’s nothing to stop us from honouring the woman who have overcome the challenges of the past year and achieved great things for their respective franchise business through adversity – especially as the NatWest EWiF Awards will take place three days after International Women’s Day.

Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWiF) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to helping women looking a supportive route into business ownership. We passionately believe franchising offers this – and more! So, every year we host an Awards Ceremony to shout about women’s achievements across franchising 

Our finalists are…

So, whether you entered, nominated someone, or know someone who did, you’ll want to know who our NatWest EWiF award finalists are. Entries were outstanding, leaving the judges with difficult decisions to make. However… drum roll please:

New Woman Franchisor of the Year 2021 sponsored by Daisy First Aid

  • Maddy Alexander Grout - MyVIP Card
  • Deborah Salsbury - The Reading Doctor Ltd
  • Gill Stewart - WALX
  • Claire Harris - Pets 2 Places

Woman Franchisor of the Year 2021 sponsored by Hitachi Capital Franchise Finance

  • Julie Wagstaff - ActionCOACH 
  • Anna Neville - Kidslingo
  • Lucy Campbell - Right at Home UK
  • Claire O'Connor - babyballet

New Woman Franchisee of the Year 2021 sponsored by NatWest

  • Beth Winter - Rhythm Time
  • Gemma Green - It'seeze
  • Kristy Roff & Suzanne Cox - Get Ahead VA
  • Vicky Elder - Rainbow International

Woman Franchisee of the Year 2021 sponsored by Darwin Gray

  • Deborah Dudley - PACK & SEND UK
  • Hannah Drury - Caremark
  • Sam Wright - Right at Home UK
  • Victoria Rowley - Puddle Ducks

Woman Franchise Employee of the Year 2021 sponsored by Boddy Matthews

  • Leigh-Anne Peiterse - Pink Spaghetti
  • Heather Keep - Right at Home UK
  • Susie Long - Right at Home UK
  • Sharon Hayman - Rainbow International
  • Ali Beckman - Puddle Ducks
  • Elaine Hamilton - Caremark

Young Woman in Franchising of the Year 2021 (Under 30 years) sponsored by McDonald’s Restaurants

  • Holly Feltham - Just Cuts
  • Hannah Drury - Caremark
  • Terri Collier - Swimtime
  • Chloe Rioux – Kidslingo

Service Provider of the Year 2021 (Male or female) sponsored by FranScape 

  • Nigel Apperley - Trustist
  • Kate Matthews - Boddy Matthews
  • Suzie McCafferty - Platinum Wave Franchising

Inspirational Woman in Franchising 2021 sponsored by Platinum Wave

  • Fiona Simpson - ARTventurers
  • Zoe Kirby - InXpress
  • Anna Neville - Kidslingo
  • Claire O'Connor - babyballet

Ambassador of the Year 2021 (Male or female) sponsored by What Franchise

  • Kate Matthews - Boddy Matthews
  • Suzie McCafferty - Platinum Wave Franchising
  • Julie Taylor - Franchise Resales

On the Night…

The Awards are online on the evening of Thursday 11th March. On the night, we’ll also be announcing the winner of a special award: Most Innovative Leadership Throughout the Pandemic sponsored by Coconut Creatives. We created this award to acknowledge the challenges faced by the franchise industry, due to the pandemic.

Congratulations to all finalists!

See you on 11th March; or start celebrating online NOW using #EWiFAwards21