“Empowering Communities Through Inclusive Entrepreneurship” – Activ Franchise Celebrates International Women’s Day 2024

“Empowering Communities Through Inclusive Entrepreneurship” – Activ Franchise Celebrates International Women’s Day 2024


On International Women’s Day, activ Franchise proudly acknowledges the incredible impact of women entrepreneurs who are not only driving their businesses forward but also creating positive change within their communities. As a staunch advocate for inclusivity and empowerment across a UK-wide franchise network, activ Franchise shines a spotlight on three exceptional female clients whose dedication and passion serve as inspiration to all.


As a female led business, and with a team which includes some remarkable women, activ Franchise believes wholeheartedly that women can achieve anything they set their minds to.


Lorraine Senior: Championing Inclusive Reflexology for Special Needs


Lorraine Senior emerges as a trailblazer in the field of reflexology, spearheading initiatives to support individuals with special needs through her ground-breaking Functional Reflexology Framework (FRT). With a vision to integrate a qualified reflexologist into every school globally, supported by FRT, Lorraine’s work transcends borders, reaching special schools in Zambia and profoundly impacting countless lives.


Nominated by Lisa Smith, activ Franchisee in North Essex, who speaks highly of Lorraine’s unwavering dedication, stating, “Lorraine’s passion is infectious, and her tireless efforts are truly inspiring. It’s an honour to have her as a client.”


Connect with Lorraine: https://www.functionalreflextherapy.co.uk/ 


Amy Ferguson: Fostering Inclusive Education and Support for Families


Amy Ferguson’s journey from educator to entrepreneur epitomises resilience and determination. Over nearly 15 years, Amy has been at the forefront of day nurseries in South Wales, providing essential support to families amidst economic challenges. 


As the chair of the Cardiff and Vale Nursery Committee, Amy advocates tirelessly for quality education and childcare, ensuring every child receives the care they deserve.

Recommended by Tom Marley from activ’s head office team, who commends Amy’s dedication, saying, “Amy’s commitment to her nurseries and the families they serve is remarkable. She’s a true advocate for parents and children in need.”


Connect with Amy: https://www.funfoundations.wales/


Kathy Griffiths: Promoting Inclusive Mental Wellness and Support


Kathy Griffiths embodies compassion and commitment in her mission to promote mental wellness. Through the Blackwood Wellbeing Centre in South and Mid Wales, Kathy provides a safe space for individuals seeking professional support. 


Her unwavering advocacy for mental health, even in challenging times, has touched numerous lives, offering hope and healing to those in need.


Endorsed by Mark Cooke, also from activ’s head office team, who underscores the importance of Kathy’s work, stating, “Kathy’s centre has been a lifeline for many, providing support and guidance to those struggling with mental health challenges.”


Connect with Kathy: https://www.blackwoodwellbeingcentre.com/ 


As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let us honour the remarkable achievements of these extraordinary female entrepreneurs. Today, we celebrate the strength, resilience, and unwavering determination of women worldwide, leading the way toward a brighter future.