Vicki Mitman announced as EWIF award finalist

Published: 03/04/2017

Birketts is delighted to announce that Vicki Mitman, an Associate Solicitor in Birketts’ Franchising Team, has been shortlisted as a finalist for Encouraging Women Into Franchising’s (EWIF) ‘Service Provider of the Year’ award.

Vicki, who is the Eastern Regional Chair of EWIF, previously won the EWIF ‘Young Woman in Franchising’ award in 2015 and has a particular specialism in franchising, licensing and brand protection. She advises both existing and prospective franchisors in relation to protecting and managing intellectual property, franchise agreements, franchise resales, dispute resolution and the British Franchise Association’s accreditation process and Code of Ethics. Furthermore, Vicki advises franchisees / franchise owners on franchise resales, the franchise agreement and any related documentation.

EWIF is a national organisation dedicated to supporting, educating and mentoring women in the franchise industry. The annual EWIF Awards Ceremony is now in its seventh year and is a great chance to celebrate success stories in the franchise industry. A list of the finalists can be found online.

Ed Savory, Legal Director and Head of Franchising at Birketts, commented: “My congratulations to everyone shortlisted for these prestigious awards. I am delighted that the fantastic work Vicki carries out has been recognised. In addition to the ‘day job’ she does a great deal within the franchise industry and she also holds the bfa’s Qualified Franchise Professional status and was recently elected as bfa Affiliate Forum Chair.” 

This year’s awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday 16 May 2017 (10:30am – 2:30pm) at 250 Bishopsgate, London. Tickets to the Awards Ceremony are free and attendance is open to anyone involved in franchising. 

For more information about Birketts’ Franchising Team, please call Vicki on 01603 756442.

Birketts will be hosting the next EWIF East regional meeting at its Cambridge office on 9 May 2017.

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