Sleaford-area businesswoman in running for national award

A Sleaford-area businesswoman has been named as a finalist in a national award scheme for the franchising industry.
Award finalist Julie Taylor, of Leadenham's Franchise Resales.Award finalist Julie Taylor, of Leadenham's Franchise Resales.
Award finalist Julie Taylor, of Leadenham's Franchise Resales.

Julie Taylor, a director of Leadenham-based Franchise Resales and its sister company The Runo Group, is vying for the title of Ambassador of the Year in this year’s EWiF (Encouraging Women into Franchising) Awards.

The event, held annually by the EWiF, celebrates the achievements of women in the franchising sector.

Julie was nominated for an award by colleague and marketing manager Teri Wright, who wanted to spotlight her work in promoting branded businesses, as well as the way in which she has developed Franchise Resales by appointing more women to its team.

The company, which was established in 2007, helps others sell and buy franchised businesses and has clients countrywide.

Teri said: “Once the industry was heavily dominated by male franchisees, but we have seen growing interest from women keen to take the franchise route into business ownership.

“Julie is fantastic at raising awareness of the benefits.

“Franchise Resales is seeing good growth and Julie has brought extra ‘balance’ to the business in recent months, with the appointment of more females, creating a superb mix of dedicated staff keen to help all potential clients.”

Julie, of Wellingore, has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry.

She said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be a finalist in the Ambassador category.

“I understand this year’s awards have attracted a lot of entries. I’m sure I’m up against some stiff competition – I’ll just have to contain my excitement until the winners are announced!”

The winner will be announced at a virtual ceremony on March 11.

EWiF is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers, providing advice and guidance to women looking for a route into the franchising industry.