he Wheel Specialist are extremely pleased to announce that director Ginny Murphy (QFP) won the Woman Franchisor of the Year award at the fourth annual EWIF (Encouraging Women into Franchising) Awards. EWIF was founded in 2008 and is a national non-profit organisation that support women interested in becoming a franchisee or franchising their business. The theme for 2013’s EWIF Awards was ‘Inspiring Women’ and our Managing Director, Ginny Murphy (QFP) certainly lives up to that designation. Since launching the franchise in 2007, The Wheel Specialist has grown to form a network of 18 franchisees with sales in excess of £3.5 million in 2012, an increase of 14% from 2011. The network still continues to grow at a remarkable rate with a further 5 franchise units already signed for start-up this year. Ginny’s philosophy is to provide as much support as possible, in all areas of the business to franchisees, which has resulted in the company’s natural organic growth through referrals and recommendations. Ginny is thrilled to have received this award, commenting “we pride ourselves in always striving to do all we can for the business and all of our franchisees, we work hard and achieve amazing results, I am so pleased that this has been recognised”. Ginny goes on to say “the significant network growth, undeniable success and profitability of the franchise, coupled with the unwavering support offered to all franchisees, is second to none and our continued success speaks for itself”.