Jane Masih, head of franchising at Owen White Solicitors was given an award for her ‘Outstanding Contribution to Women in Franchising’ at the 2014 NatWest EWIF Awards this week. EWIF stands for ‘Encouraging Women into Franchising’. Winners are voted for by their peers through nominations.
Owen White solicitors, under the guidance of senior partner Anton Bates, were involved in the establishment of the bfa (British Franchise Association) in the late 1970’s.
Jane, has been head of Owen White Solicitor’s franchising team since 2002; she was elected to the board of the bfa in 2011 as the legal affiliate board member and re-elected in 2013. She currently serves on the Finance and General Purposes committee; she was also a founding member of EWIF and is still an active member to this day.
Commenting on her award Jane said,
“I am delighted and honoured to receive this award especially from an organisation whose objectives I support wholeheartedly.”
Co chair of EWIF Louise Harris said,
“Jane has been involved in franchising for 28 years, helping franchisors to develop their networks, drafting franchise agreements and master licenses, acting in the sale and purchase of franchise businesses and advising franchisees on the acquisition of franchises. Jane is one of the most experienced and trusted names in franchising. When not addressing audiences at exhibitions or writing articles in magazines, she is generous in her time offering advice and counsel to potential EWIF members through our free 30 minute mentoring service, for all these reasons we are delighted to be able to publically thank her for her commitment to the UK franchising industry today.”