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Welsh Lawyer Shortlisted for Service Provider of the Year


Siobhan Williams, an Associate at Cardiff commercial law firm Darwin Gray, has been shortlisted for Service Provider of the Year in the UK-wide Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF) awards 2019.

EWIF is a not-for-profit organisation focused on supporting women in the franchising industry across its six UK regions. Darwin Gray’s Managing Partner, Stephen Thompson is EWIF’s South West & Wales Regional Chair, facilitating quarterly members’ meetings across Cardiff and Bristol.

The EWIF awards 2019 will take place on 1 May in London, where finalists and members from across the UK will celebrate incredible achievements from women in the franchising industry. Awards categories include Young Woman in Franchising of the Year and Inspirational Woman in Franchising.

Siobhan said:

“I am delighted to be a finalist for EWIF’s Service Provider of the Year 2019.  EWIF is a fantastic support network, and is really delivering on its mission to encourage more women into the franchising sector.  Franchising is becoming an increasingly popular option for business growth.  Over the last 12 months I have acted for a number of franchise clients, ranging from exciting new franchise business opportunities, to helping established franchisees to realise the value of their business.”

Managing Partner at Darwin Gray, Stephen said:

“It is fantastic for Siobhan to be shortlisted in this year’s EWIF awards. Darwin Gray has been a proud sponsor of these awards for a number of years and it is great to see one of our own recognised in this way. We are looking forward to celebrating the well-deserved finalists and winners next month in London.”

For a full list of the 2019 EWIF Awards finalists, visit


Darwin Gray is a commercial law firm based in Cardiff. We are proud of our reputation for using a practical and solution-focused approach when helping our clients.

We have a strong team ethic, putting approachability, consistency and quality at the heart of everything we do. Your business will always be at the forefront of our minds, whilst ensuring you also receive excellent value for money.

We specialise in a number of commercial areas, including:
– Commercial Property
– Franchising
– Corporate and Commercial
– Employment and HR
– Intellectual Property
– Social Housing
– Data and Data Protection
– Dispute Resolution
– Insolvency
– Construction

Our work reflects our values; we are genuinely friendly people who are approachable and accessible to our clients. The Darwin Gray approach is thorough and careful, but we are also known for reacting quickly when it matters and providing creative solutions to whatever challenge our clients are facing, drawing on our rich and varied experience.

We endeavour to prevent problems as well as solve them, and would love to get to know you and your business.


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