Championing women in Business

The number of women who lead and succeed in the UK franchising industry is very high and continues to increase. Women Working Well is the new initiative by the British Franchise Association, which plans to show the successes of women from a cross-section of business styles, sectors and sizes, both franchised and non-franchised at an event at the ICC, in Birmingham on 12 November.

Looking for inspiration, knowhow, and support? How to turn your passion into a thriving business? Going from a desk at home to trading internationally? Thinking of becoming a franchisee? Practical advice and tips will inspire women thinking about getting into business to learn more from those already there, and help those already in business take the next step forwards. There will also be Q&A opportunities and networking breaks to ensure as much knowledge sharing as possible.

Successful businesswomen run many brands using the franchise model and several of them will be speaking on the day, including Sam Brocklebank, co-founder of Home Instead Senior Care, the UK Franchisor of the Year 2013.

Cathryn Hayes, HSBC's head of franchising, says: “I am delighted to support Women Working Well, which brings together great speakers on a wide range of business issues. The event provides an excellent opportunity to network, as well as great content - making it a 'must attend' event for women across the business world.”