Don’t forget that you’ve still got until March 14 to get your entries in for the 2016 NatWest EWIF (Encouraging Women into Franchising) awards! EWIF want to help you celebrate your successes and achievements over the last year and entry is completely free. This year’s theme is ‘Making it Happen’ and EWIF are inviting franchisees, franchisors, franchise employees and franchise service providers to enter and be part of this special day.
Previous winners have found that winning an EWIF award gives their business a little more recognition and credibility within their rightful industries and sectors. For the first time this year, EWIF have opened up the awards to men too! Men are now welcome to enter the Service Provider of the Year Award to recognise their contribution to encouraging more women into franchising and for their services in the industry.
PLUS, EWIF is proud to announce that Caprice will be the guest speaker at the awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 24.
Caprice is an American businesswoman, model, actress and television personality. In 2006 Caprice invested her own money to start up her own business, By Caprice Lingerie. She fully finances, designs, models and markets this hugely successful line which now sells to retailers and department stores all over the world. On the day Caprice will not only be praising all the achievements of the finalists but will also give an insight into her amazing life as both a supermodel and highly successful business woman.
EWIF’s primary focus is to support women who are looking for a route into the franchise industry. Their 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. They are a not-for-profit organisations run entirely by volunteers, providing advice and guidance to anyone looking at trying to break into the franchise industry.
Entries for this year’s awards close at 5pm on Monday, March 14 with the award ceremony taking place on Tuesday, May 24. You can find out all about the awards and download an entry form by going to the EWIF website.
You can also apply for free tickets to the Award Ceremony on the EWIF website. If you’re unable to attend, the day will be reported on in real-time via Twitter (@EWIF1) using the #EWIFAwards16 hashtag, so make sure you tune in!