Franchisee Hilary Coates a finalist at the 2015 EWIF Awards

Wagging Tails franchisee Hilary Coates has been announced as a finalist for New Franchisee of the Year at the National 2015 EWIF (Encouraging Women in to Franchising) Awards. Hilary, who runs Swindon based dog boarding business Wagging Tails, is one of three finalists for the Award and is up against franchisees from national fast food chain McDonalds and bookkeepers Rosemary Bookkeeping.

Wagging Tails Swindon franchisee Hilary Coates with her beagle, Bandit

Wagging Tails Swindon Franchisee Hilary Coates with her beagle, Bandit

Hilary, who launched her Wagging Tails franchise in April 2014, is no stranger to Awards have recently been listed as a finalist in three different categories at the ​Wiltshire Business Awards and last year was a finalist at the national 2014 Pet Industry Federation Awards for Pet Service Business of the Year.

Hilary’s service has received huge demand with a many owners in the area using Wagging Tails for their dog’s holiday. Mike, a dog owner from Swindon who has used the service commented,

“We can’t speak highly enough of the excellent service received from Hilary and the care given to Monty by Steve and Teresa. They made him very welcome in their home and we genuinely believe his holiday was every bit as good as ours”.

Hilary attributes the success of the business to the focus she places on the welfare and individual needs of each dog placed in Wagging Tails care.

“We spend a lot of time finding out about each dog who stays with us to ensure they have the most enjoyable holiday possible. Our aim is to ensure that our owners can go away and enjoy their break knowing that their dog is having a great holiday too and remove the stress often associated with leaving your dog behind in a kennel.

To be nominated for an award for doing something that is so rewarding is fantastic and to be in the company of a globally recognised brand like McDonalds is incredible. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!!!”

The 2015 Award winners will be announced at the EWIF Awards Ceremony which takes place on Tuesday 12th May at the RBS Building, London.

Go here to find out more about Hilary’s Swindon dog boarding business.

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