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Pam Bader OBE, Chief Executive of MOLLY MAID UK Ltd, was awarded the highest accolade possible at the fourth annual EWIF (Encouraging Women into Franchising) Awards, sponsored by NatWest in London earlier this month. Pam was presented with the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Women in Franchising’ Award, which recognizes her achievements in the Franchising Industry spanning more than 25 years.

The public were asked to vote, unlike the other awards which were judged by an independent panel, for a lady who has made an outstanding contribution to franchising over the years. Pam was unanimously chosen to receive the award for her network of female franchisees; for being the first woman elected to the board of the
BFA (British Franchise Association) and subsequently, becoming the first and only female Chair. Her contributions to Franchising have been recognized by the industry and as such, Pam, is an excellent ambassador, mentor and inspiration to women looking for franchising opportunities.

Pam Bader OBE on receiving her Award, says:

“I am thrilled to have been chosen for this Award and am truly touched that my hard work over the years in encouraging and nurturing women into business is proving of value. I am a great believer in giving women the
chance to run their own businesses and there is nothing more rewarding for me, than seeing a woman flourish from what she deems to be a ‘housewife’ into a successful business owner and thus, being in total control of her own destiny. All our thanks to the EWIF and NatWest for their efforts in helping to promote Women in Franchising.”

Pam remains totally committed to the Franchising cause, particularly for MOLLY MAID, where she has been an instrumental part of building the business from a standing start to a successful £15 million turnover over the course of almost 30 years.


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Notes to editors:

MOLLY MAID is one of the world’s largest professional domestic cleaning services, carrying out 1.8 million home cleans every year worldwide. Initially founded in Canada in 1979, MOLLY MAID currently trades in Canada, USA, Japan,Portugal, and theUK.

MOLLY MAID offers a 100 per cent guaranteed, flexible and affordable domestic cleaning service. Staff are fully insured, work in teams of two and arrive in MOLLY MAID branded cars, bringing with them all the necessary cleaning equipment and supplies.

MOLLY MAID came to the UK in 1984 and has grown from a standing start to 70 Franchise Owners nationwide and a current annual turnover of over £15 million in 2012.