Winner of the EWIF Ambassador 2020 Award

Oct, 2020|

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!

The EWIF winners of the 2020 Awards

Oct, 2020|

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!

EWIF Awards 2020 fun part

Oct, 2020|

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.

EWIF Awards 2020

Oct, 2020|

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.

EWIF Awards (virtual)

Oct, 2020|

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.

Who’s Who Legal Franchise 2020

Jun, 2020|

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.

EWIF Meeting

Jun, 2020|

As South Chair of the franchise industry networking group Encouraging Women Into Franchising (EWIF), Kate Matthews of Boddy Matthews was delighted to host the online meeting for franchisors, franchisees, consultants, bankers and lawyers and industry suppliers. Putting the Ambassadors for EWIF in touch with each other during the COVID 19 period of Government restrictions proved a success. The Meeting enjoyed a lively debate exchanging views and anecdotes on the impact of the Coronavirus on the franchise community, franchise work, franchise services and general physical wellbeing.

The Bell Inn Godstone soft opening

Feb, 2020|

Helen Boddy and Kate Matthews were treated to a relaxing lunch at the Bell Inn Godstone before its relaunch on 29 February 2020 following an extensive makeover. Helen, Kate and their partners enjoyed a truly scrumptious lunch in great surroundings. The pub has been beautifully refurbished and the staff were very excited to show what they could do. The perfect way to round off the week!

Launch of the International Forum of Senior Executive Advisers

Feb, 2020|

Helen Boddy and Kate Matthews were delighted to attend the launch of the International Forum of Senior Executive Advisers and its inaugural event at the iconic historical venue in the Gladstone Library of the Liberal Club. The Boddy Matthews team enjoyed plenary and breakout sessions with their international colleagues exchanging views on risk management , legal and wealth planning, wellbeing and resilience, reputational perspectives and more. With greater business mobility, strategic planning for the workforce is essential in the modern world.

Encouraging Women Into Franchising (EWIF) for the South Region

Jan, 2020|

The first Meeting of the New Year 2020 for Encouraging Women Into Franchising (EWIF) for the South Region was chaired by EWIF South Chair Kate Matthews of Boddy Matthews Solicitors at the offices of Stevens & Bolton in Guildford. With lively discussions on actions for the year 2020 in the franchise industry and Awards ahead, the Region hopes to see the EWIF profile and brand continue to grow stronger. With thanks to the two guest speakers, EWIF South explored some of the challenges in the franchise industry and how the Ambassadors for women can really make a difference.

Boddy Matthews Solicitors Annual Professional Lunch

Jan, 2020|

The Boddy Matthews Solicitors Annual professional lunch took place again at Cote in Reigate. Helen Boddy and Kate Mathews enjoyed toasting the New Year 2020 with fellow professionals and wishing all a successful and prosperous year ahead.

Winter Wonderland

Dec, 2019|

The Boddy Matthews team had a lovely evening out for the festive season at Winter Wonderland. After cocktails at a rooftop bar we went on to enjoy amazing performance by Cirque Beserk in which acrobats and aerialists performed gravity defying feats in the MegaDome. We also explored the beautifully crafted world of snow and ice sculptures in the Magic Kingdom which told the story of a Christmas Carol.  This journey through the spectacular ice and snow sculptures was very festive, if not a little chilly at -10°C!

Christmas Outing

Dec, 2019|

Some of the Boddy Mathews team enjoyed the joint Reigate Offices Christmas outing starting with cocktails at Urban 9, followed by authentic tapas at Carmona’s Tapas Bar restaurant with a few festive colleagues finishing the night at the nightclub….

Reigate Business Guild Christmas Fayre

Nov, 2019|

Boddy Matthews Solicitor supporter Jerry Clarke delighted with his prizes at the Reigate Business Guild tombola at the Christmas Fayre, Reigate High Street. The £300 of Employment Law Advice had already been won by another lucky contestant!

Employment Lawyers Association Annual Employment Law Lecture – Grand Connaught Rooms

Nov, 2019|

ELA’s annual lecture this year celebrated The First 100 Years of Women in Law – and the Second – with an eminent panel including Dame Janet Gaymer DBE QC (Hon), Harini Iyengar, barrister at 11KBW and Linden Thomas, President of Birmingham Law Society amongst others. There were some very amusing anecdotes of yesteryear, while looking forward to see how the workplace needs to change for everyone over the next 100 years to allow gender equality to be fully realised. Even in 2019 you see articles with titles such as “Can you be a mother and a senior law firm partner?” and women are underrepresented at partner and QC level. Boddy Matthews partners Helen and Kate broke the glass ceiling some time ago having been senior equity partners throughout the 21st century!

No 5 Barristers Chambers Annual Employment Seminar 2019

Nov, 2019|

Helen Boddy very much enjoyed the action packed agenda of this full day seminar in Chancery Lane, which provided a workshop based around the key topic of worker status and also focused on thorny practical issues around calculating pensions loss, unfair dismissal, the scope of legal privilege, tips for investigations and defining PCPs.

Coast to Capital – Local Industrial Strategy – Big Debate -Arora Hotel Gatwick Crawley

Nov, 2019|

Partner Helen Boddy participated in this debate in relation to a Consultation on the economic profile of the area, which is the biggest piece of research undertaken to date into the economy and the area’s potential. The ensuing analysis will inform the local industrial strategy to be negotiated with government early next year and, when published, will prioritise intervention and investment in the local area.

British Franchise Association event

Nov, 2019|

The British Franchise Association hosted an inspirational event Empowering Women in business in Oxford. Kate Matthews represented Boddy Matthews as one of the delegates benefitting from insight into the incredible personal journeys shared by guest speakers Grace Harding of Ocean Basket franchise and Sara Winckless the former Olympic Games Medallist in rowing.  Penny Haslam was the award winning motivational speaker and former BBC presenter who engaged the audience with her thoughts on banishing imposter syndrome for women and how to be the best you can be to succeed.

Early Christmas Celebrations

Nov, 2019|

Boddy Matthews Solicitors hosted clients at a very special and unique exhibition: Hogarth: Place and Progress at Sir John Soane’s Museum. The exhibition united all of Hogarth’s surviving painted series for the first time and demonstrated how Hogarth married the idea of progress with the moral geography of London. One highlight here was ‘Humours of an Election’ which given the timing was very apt! With the museum being lit by candlelight and an accompanying gin and tonic a great cultural evening was had by all.

November Meeting of EWIF

Nov, 2019|

Kate Matthews hosted a successful November Meeting of EWIF (Encouraging Women Into Franchising) in her role as South Chair. MetroBank Orpington kindly hosted the event for EWIF with Franchisors, Franchisees and affiliate consultants, bankers and lawyers all attending. Guest speakers presented financial overview for 2020 and software choices for franchising and how to keep passwords and systems secure with IT ever developing.