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.
Boddy Matthews Solicitors heartily congratulate the first ever male winner of the EWIF AMBASSADOR 2020 AWARD category which they were delighted to sponsor. As chair of the EWIF South Region, Kate Matthews is particularly proud to say well done to fellow regional chair Kieran James of Stryde as the winner and to further congratulate Ruth Brown of Home Instead Senior Care and Suzie McCafferty of Platinum Wave as the worthy runner up finalists in the category. What an amazing achievement!
Congratulations to all the Finalists and especially the Winners for each category of the EWIF AWARDS held remotely on 21 October 2020. As true Ambassadors for the franchise industry and the embodiment of the values and ethos of what Encouraging Women Into Franchising (EWIF) represents, a BIG WELL DONE TO YOU ALL!
Kate Matthews and Olivia Canessa Davies of Boddy Matthews Solicitors very much enjoyed the EWIF 2020 Awards ceremony held remotely but with no less success. The photo booth provided a fun outlet for an excellent event celebrating the roles and differences each person has made to the franchise industry in their respective ways. The key note speakers were awesome, as Jenni Dunman, Brandie Deignan and Pip Wilkins all shared their contributions to franchising and inspiring women with their visions for the future of business and franchising.
Boddy Matthews Solicitors were proud to be part of the successful EWIF 2020 Awards celebrating the tremendous achievements in the franchising industry. As sponsors of the new category of EWIF Ambassador of the Year, the recognition of the work carried out by EWIF Ambassadors is something Boddy Matthews Solicitors hold dear. As longstanding active EWIF Ambassadors themselves they strongly support EWIF and its mission and our own Kate Matthews continues to chair the EWIF South Region.
Boddy Matthews Solicitors are delighted to sponsor the first virtual EWIF NatWest Awards 2020 in the new category of Ambassador of the Year. Whilst all Members of EWIF (Encouraging Women into Franchising) are Ambassadors of EWIF, this category touches at the heart of what business leaders can offer to each other. Kate Matthews is an active Ambassador of EWIF as South Chair of EWIF and promotes the franchising industry. The attached booklet shows the strength and depth of the business support offered and given by EWIF even more so during these challenging times.
Boddy Matthews Solicitors are delighted that Kate Matthews has been recognised by Who’s Who Legal Franchise 2020 as one of the country’s Leading Franchise Business Lawyers. Kate has been nominated by her peers and clients as a global leader in franchising. We congratulate her and her selected peers also nominated in England for 2020.