Three new franchisees join WIBN (Women In Business Network)
Women’s networking franchise WIBN (Women In Business Network) which we became a part owner of in April 2022, has recently recruited three new franchisees, two of whom were already members of their local WIBN networking groups.
New WIBN franchisees
Dorothy Greig, Helen Clarke and Sharon Carter will open their new businesses in the coming weeks in their local areas.
Founded in 2006, WIBN offers networking meetings both online and in person, to female business owners. It now has 10 franchisees in the network.
WIBN Milton Keynes
New franchisee Dorothy Greig was a member of the Milton Keynes WIBN group that closed during Covid. She missed the meetings and the support she received from her fellow members so much as she built up her Tropic skincare business, that when the business came up for sale, she bought it. Subsequently, Dorothy’s husband’s job has been relocated to Manchester meaning a family move; undeterred, Dorothy will not only return to Milton Keynes to continue to run her meetings but will also launch a brand-new group in Manchester. Dorothy is also in her second year of Law School.
Dorothy said: “I’m very excited to get my group up and running and I look forward to welcoming some fantastic women, to helping support them and watching them grow, not just in business but all round.”
Helen Clarke was a member of her local WIBN group in Preston, Lancashire; she accredits the group with helping her to grow her successful digital marketing company, which she still runs alongside her other businesses. When the Preston WIBN group closed during Covid, rather than miss her meetings, Helen travelled a 100-mile round-trip to her next nearest group, in Chester. When her local Preston territory was offered for sale, Helen jumped at the chance to buy it. She will be offering groups in Preston, Blackburn and the Ribble Valley in due course.
Helen said: “Empowering and supporting women to develop and grow into the very best versions of themselves is something I am really passionate about. I am excited to bring together passionate businesswomen across Lancashire.”
WIBN Wisbeach and Holbeach
Sharon Carter initially saw an advert on Facebook to buy an existing WIBN territory in Cambridgeshire, but her location wasn’t quite right, so she bought one closer to home instead. Her meetings will cover Wisbeach, Holbeach, and soon, Peterborough.
Sharon already owns a successful estate agency and had been thinking about starting up a similar women-only networking group. After a chat with franchise manager Angel Scott-Bottoms, she realised that WIBN had already built the exact networking group she was planning to open, so bought her local territory rather than, as she put it, ‘reinventing the wheel’.
Sharon said: “I am incredibly excited to start WIBN groups in my local area. To be able to support women in business in an environment which is safe, nurturing, encouraging and dynamic, sprinkled with some humour, is an honour and a privilege.”
New franchisees bring 'value' to the brand
Franchise consultant at WIBN Angel Scott-Bottoms who oversees their joining said: “It is so exciting to welcome these three new ladies to the network. They each bring so much value with them and I know they are going to be a huge asset to the brand. Having previously only met them over zoom, it was great to be able to do their induction training day in person at the Chipping Norton offices of Thomas Cleaning, another member of Taylor Made Franchising. I’m really excited for them to officially launch their businesses and to supporting them as they grow.”
ENDS SEPTEMBER 2022
About Taylor Made Franchising
If you would like to know more about owning a WIBN franchise please contact Angel Scott-Bottoms at firstname.lastname@example.org or, for any of our other franchise opportunities, please contact Alan McClean at email@example.com or ring 07450 940 312.