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The winning brands of the NatWest EWIF Awards 2019

The winning brands of the NatWest EWIF Awards 2019

Behind every succesful franchisee and franchisor is a great brand. We take a look at the winning brands of the NatWest EWIF awards 2019

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Popolo Ceramico

Christina Taylor-Chisholm, winner of New Woman Franchisor of the Year 2019, is the franchisor of Popolo Ceramico - a business specialising in capturing children’s handprints and footprints in paint, clay and plaster. Christina won as a result of being an innovative and hardworking franchisor.


Sarah Johnson, winner of New Woman Franchisee of the Year 2019, is an It’seeze franchisee, a franchise specialising in responsive web design and development. Sarah won this award because she and her team achieved a new goal of 100 sales in September 2018 - something no one had come close to achieving in the previous 10 years since It’seeze became a franchise.

Puddle Ducks Franchising Ltd

Jo Stone & Tracy Townend winners of Woman Franchisor of the Year 2019 are franchisors of Puddle Ducks, delivering nurturing, fun swimming classes to babies and children from 0 to 10 years across the UK. Puddle Ducks offer simple steps to a lifetime love of swimming. Jo and Tracy won this award as a result of their hard work and innovation within their business. They also won the Overall Woman in Franchising award, adding yet more credibility to their brand.

diddi dance

diddi dance managed to collect two wins at the awards this year; Charlotte Foxley, winner of Woman Franchisee of the Year 2019, is a diddi dance franchisee and Anne-Marie Martin, winner of Inspirational Woman of the Year 2019, is diddi dance’s founder and franchisor. diddi dance classes are designed for toddlers to enhance their coordination and rhythm. Charlotte won this award due to going above and beyond her role within the business and Anne-Marie won due to her dedication to her franchisees through training and inspirational motivation.

Right at Home UK

Helen Garland won Woman Franchise Employee of the Year 2019 for Right at Home UK. Right at Home UK offers a management franchise opportunity delivering person-centred home care services. The brand is built around quality, with a focus on delivering the kind of consistent care and support that you would want for your family members. Helen won this award as she leads by example, undertaking regular personal development.


Hannah Drury, winner of Young Woman in Franchising of the Year 2019, is the Operations Director of Caremark Sutton. Caremark is an established and highly regarded home care provider, offering home care, personal support, home help and companionship services. She won this award through implementing initiatives for her franchisees, helping them to connect better with both customers and the local community.

Platinum Wave Franchising

Suzie McCafferty, winner of Service Provider of the Year 2019, is the CEO of Platinum Wave Franchising. Suzie won this award having worked with 25 brands on everything from franchising their business and improving franchisee performance, to recruiting great franchisees and even international expansion.

Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) is dedicated to supporting women who are looking for a route into the franchising industry. Their mission is to educate, inspire and empower women, and one way they do this is by hosting an annual conference. This year’s conference takes place on Thursday 19th September and offers you a chance to network with other women across the franchising industry, so you can share ideas, and gain expert knowledge. To find out more visit #EWIFConf19

EWIF would like to thank the 2019 Award entrants, guests, hosts and sponsors. If you were unsuccessful this year – why not give it a go in 2020?! You never know, it might just be your year…

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