Women’s franchising event held in Nottingham

As an indication of the continual growth of the franchise sector across the East Midlands, particularly for women, Fraser Brown Solicitors hosted its 4th regional Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) event this week at its offices in Friar Lane in Nottingham.

During the meeting, guests had the opportunity to hear from guest speaker, Rachana Pancholi, the Subway Development Agent who provided her top tips for growing a successful franchise business.

Head of franchising at Fraser Brown, Fiona Boswell, is the EWIF Midlands regional chair as part of the national EWIF organisation.

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Fiona said: “I am pleased that EWIF, which focuses primarily on supporting women who are looking for a route into the franchise industry, was able to host another successful meeting.

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“EWIF Midlands has been set up to support the local region and is continuing to go from strength to strength, which is evident from the great turnout we had at this week’s meeting.

“We welcomed a broad spectrum of attendees to the meeting from businesses considering franchising and businesses that are established in the industry and franchisees.

“Our guest speaker, Rachana Pancholi, was able to provide a detailed insight into the growth of  her Subway franchise business and provided attendees with valuable advice on how to achieve success in franchising.”

EWIF’s 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. It is a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers, providing advice and guidance to anyone looking at trying to break into the franchise industry.

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The next EWIF Midlands event will be held on 20th September in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce, at the Park Inn by Radisson in Nottingham, and runs from 11:45am until 2pm. Fiona Boswell from Fraser Brown Solicitors will be speaking as well as Jo Stone, co-owner of Puddle Ducks, the winners of the EWIF Woman Franchisor of the Year Award.

For more information and to register your attendance please email events@emc-dnl.co.uk

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