Boddy Matthews fully participated in the virtual EWIF Awards ceremony on Thursday evening as sponsors of the EWIF Woman Franchise Employee of the Year 2021. Heartfelt congratulations to Elaine Hamilton of Caremark who won this award for her amazing achievements as employee of the Sutton Franchise. We are very proud to be able to recognise Elaine’s work as sponsors for this employee in franchising, which complements our employment specialism at Boddy Matthews. Well done Elaine!
Boddy Matthews Solicitors are particularly delighted to announce that Kate Matthews of the firm is a finalist for two highly sought after industry awards of the year 2021, celebrated by Encouraging Women Into Franchising- the EWIF Awards 2021. Kate is shortlisted as a finalist in the categories of EWIF Service Provider of the Year 2021 sponsored by FranScape and shortlisted as a finalist for the EWIF Ambassador of the Year 2021 sponsored by What Franchise. Boddy Matthews would like to congratulate Kate and all the 2021 EWIF Award Finalists and wish them the best of luck at the upcoming March 2021 Awards.
Boddy Matthews Solicitors are privileged to again be a sponsor for the prestigious Encouraging Women Into Franchising Awards 2021. This year Boddy Matthews Solicitors are the sponsor in a subject matter close to their heart being the employment and the services women offer. We are proud to sponsor the EWIF Woman Franchise Employee of the Year 2021 award. Good luck to all the amazing finalists shortlisted. For information on how to celebrate with us at the online Awards Ceremony on 11 March 2021, please visit the EWIF website!
Kate Matthews of Boddy Matthews Solicitors chaired yet another successful online meeting for the EWIF South group and was joined by Olivia Canessa Davies of the firm. This was the first EWIF Meeting of 2021 and it was lovely to catch up with familiar faces whilst getting to know a number of new franchise guests. Two bankers specialising in franchising gave insightful talks into the current financial climate and franchisor and franchisee support. It was motivational and uplifting to learn of the emotional and commercial support attendees were giving to each other through this difficult time which is what makes the franchise community so special.
Kate found the NatWest Future Fit economic webinar forum to be highly motivational and inspirational. With excellent speakers leaders in their field providing the economic prognosis in light of all factors affecting businesses, including the innovative founder of Cobra beer, Lord Karan Bilimoria, the event was a fantastic start to 2021.
Boddy Matthews joined the other local businesses on Reigate High Street for some festive bell ringing! Kate and Olivia rang a bell on behalf of Boddy Matthews, joining Santa Clause who appeared at the top of the Old Town Hall. The event was a wonderful way to support the local community and spread the Christmas cheer.
Online meetings are now the norm during 2020 and lockdowns and there was no exception for the EWIF South meeting for November 2020 which took place over Zoom. Kate Matthews of Boddy Matthews Solicitors chaired the meeting. Despite not being able to get together in person, the meeting was a great success. The wide range of attendees included franchisors, franchisees, franchise consultants, legal advisors and bankers specialising in franchising. All participants offered helpful insights into their own business experiences of the pandemic and provided useful advice for others. We look forward to the next meeting in the New Year 2021!
Boddy Matthews Solicitors will host the online EWIF South Region meeting as part of their ongoing pro bono and Corporate Social Responsibility activities to encourage, inspire and educate women into the franchise sector. As active Chair of the South Region and Ambassador for EWIF, Kate Matthews invites all those interested to participate and support this not for profit organisation.
As part of its ongoing training programme online, the BFA held another training seminar for prospective franchisees entering the franchise industry. Kate Matthews specialising in franchise advice of Boddy Matthews Solicitors and a BFA Qualified Franchise Professional provided a stimulating talk on the legal aspects of entering into a Franchise and the likely contractual framework to expect. The BFA Annual Conference 2020 will be online this year on 30 November to 1 December 2020 and should prove an enlightening interactive experience for all attendees.
Kate Matthews participated in the online BFA seminar training to prospective franchise owners with other fellow professionals in the franchise industry. Kate, a BFA Qualified Franchise Professional and a founding partner specialising in franchise advice at Boddy Matthews Solicitors, provided a training seminar on the key aspects and legalities of becoming a franchise owner. The online seminar discussion was well received.