Ambassador News

Here at EWiF we value our ambassadors and we think that it is important that they get the recognition they deserve for their achievements. This is why we are offering our ambassadors the opportunity to share their franchising news with the rest of the franchising industry via the EWiF website.

If your brand has featured in the news, whether it be an online article or a column in your local newspaper, we want to know!

But that’s not all…

We are looking for exceptional stories from franchisees on their business success, whether this be overcoming challenges, a quirky route into franchising or an interesting backstory.

Franchisors; we want to hear from you too. Tell us about your franchise. If you were the founder, tell us how you have grown the business and your ups and downs along the way.

Your news doesn’t have to be pages of writing. We are looking for between 200-400 words in a word document along with any images you would like featured. Email them to info@ewif.org. 

All news pieces will be published to the EWIF member news page on our website and may feature in our monthly newsletter. We will also promote member news on social media using the hashtag #WomenInFranchising

 

A decade of successful franchising

A decade of successful franchising

Huge congratulations to Helen Bell, franchisee of Razzamataz Sheffield, who is celebrating her tenth anniversary. Helen has been part of the Razzamataz network for many years, starting as a teacher during her second year of university. Fast forward 14 years and Helen...

How to run a business when you are a new parent

How to run a business when you are a new parent

Across the UK, new parents are juggling the demands of a new-born with the realisation that their work life is going to look very different now that a child has come along. More and more new parents are rejecting traditional forms of employment and opting for an...

InXpress supports the empowering of women in business

InXpress supports the empowering of women in business

InXpress are committed to finding ways to give back, and over the summer, they’re on a mission. To raise money for Mentors International before the next InXpress Women’s Conference. InXpress franchisees love to be able to give back to others through their flourishing...

Franchise new business reaches awards final

Franchise new business reaches awards final

A franchise theatre school in Leighton Buzzard is delighted to be announced as a finalist for the SME Luton & Bedfordshire Business Awards in the category Best New Business. Razzamataz Leighton Buzzard is part of a multi-award-winning, Dragons’ Den backed...

How to change your life and take back control

How to change your life and take back control

Like many parents, Debbi Ledwith was so busy bringing up her three children and working as a teacher in a secondary school, that she never stopped to think about what it was that she really wanted to do. It was only in 2014 when she separated from her husband, that...

Children wanted for the West End stage

Children wanted for the West End stage

With live theatre back and better than ever before, a theatre school franchise is offering its students and franchisees an incredible opportunity in the heart of theatreland. Razzamataz Theatre Schools has partnered with The Shaftesbury Theatre, home to smash hit show...

Supporting the next generation of performers

Supporting the next generation of performers

One theatre school franchise believes in going above and beyond for students, even when they are no longer customers. For the last seven years, Razzamataz Theatre Schools has been offering scholarships to students who are continuing their performing arts training at...

Meet founding member of the All Stars Academy

Meet founding member of the All Stars Academy

Meet founding member of the All Stars Academy “With Razzamataz, you get out what you put in. Working in other roles, this is not always the case, which can be frustrating.” Profile: James Pennell and Esmé Tutill took over Razzamataz Newcastle in November 2020,...

The Cat Butler® awards a new franchise in Oxford

The Cat Butler® awards a new franchise in Oxford

Premium cat care franchise the Cat Butler, has awarded a new franchise in Oxford. Following redundancy from the customer services training department at British Gas in Oxford, Mark Mentiply (41), has been awarded the Oxford territory of premium cat care franchise, The...

School’s out for summer

School’s out for summer

After an uncertain few years of overseas travel, airport chaos and cancelled flights, families are looking to make this summer special. Help is at hand for busy parents with the announcement that the network of Dragons’ Den backed performing arts schools are bringing...

Meet our franchisee: Rebecca Scott

Meet our franchisee: Rebecca Scott

“If you are buying into a brand, it must align with your own beliefs and there should be plenty of opportunities that you can tap into to help build your business.” Profile: Rebecca Scott, age 25, lives in Durham and is shortly to become the new franchisee of...

The shows can go on!

The shows can go on!

With theatres back open, the students of Razzamataz Theatre Schools are performing in shows throughout the UK. With more than 22 years’ experience in the theatre school industry, the Dragons’ Den back franchise has seen some exceptional perks for children (and their...

Meet founding member of the All Stars Academy

Meet founding member of the All Stars Academy

“Razzamataz is about providing performing arts training for young people to develop their confidence, health, and fitness. I want to be a positive influence in their life and that is my driver on why I want to be successful.” Profile: Matty Aitchison-Rayson took over...

Investing in the health of the next generation

Investing in the health of the next generation

The effects of school closures and lockdowns have been widely spoken about in terms of children’s health and development. In a recent interview, Chief Medical Officer Sir Chris Whitty describes potential for substantial impact on children’s health with mental welfare...

Wacky hair challenge to support charity

Wacky hair challenge to support charity

A UK-wide theatre school franchise is challenging their students to pull off a wacky new hairstyle to raise money for various charities. Not only has lots of money been raised but children have flexed their creative juices by creating some memorable new looks....

Meet our franchisee: Amber Gibney

Meet our franchisee: Amber Gibney

“Through the training process, I know that I can turn my passion for performing arts into a profitable business.” Profile: Amber Gibney, age 24, is the youngest franchisee in the network and is looking forward to launching Razzamataz Stockton-on-Tees, where she grew...

Meet our franchisee: Amber Jones

Meet our franchisee: Amber Jones

“Becoming a Razzamataz franchisee is incredible. I would say to others, do it, you don’t know what you are missing out on.”     Profile: Amber Jones, age 27, is the franchisee of Razzamataz Bournemouth, a new school within the network. Having attended performing...

Meet our franchisee: Amber Jones

Meet our franchisee: Amber Jones

“Becoming a Razzamataz franchisee is incredible. I would say to others, do it, you don’t know what you are missing out on.”  Profile: Amber Jones, age 27, is the franchisee of Razzamataz Bournemouth, a new school within the network. Having attended performing arts...

Introducing Bridgewater Home Care Halton

Introducing Bridgewater Home Care Halton

After the successful launch of their franchise model in 2021, Bridgewater Home Care are celebrating the launch of their first independently owned office in their franchise network. Bridgewater Home Care, a high quality provider of non-medical care and support for...

Meet our franchisee: Samantha Wingfield

Meet our franchisee: Samantha Wingfield

“This role allows me to live the life I want. I’m never tied down and can work to my own schedule.” Profile: Samantha Wingfield is the franchisee of Razzamataz Leighton Buzzard which she launched in September 2021. After just one term, which is 12 weeks, Samantha...

Franchisee feedback

Franchisee feedback

“There is always room for growth. I doubt I will ever become stagnant.” Razzamataz franchisee. Razzamataz Theatre Schools are delighted to announce the excellent feedback from their own franchisees at the end of a challenging few years. Despite the huge difficulties...

Meet our franchisee: Victoria Cooper Jones

Meet our franchisee: Victoria Cooper Jones

“The fact that I was investing in a franchise was very reassuring and I understood that if you worked within the guidelines then you would be successful.” Profile: Victoria Cooper Jones has been the Principal of Razzamataz Queens Park since 2017 and took over the...

Meet our franchisee: Andrea White

Meet our franchisee: Andrea White

“I needed a kickstart. I knew how slowly it takes to build an independent school, so I looked at the franchise route and Razzamataz was the most appealing.” Profile: Andrea White has been the Principal of Razzamataz Bognor since 2014 and has just opened Razzamataz...

Taking franchising to the next level

Taking franchising to the next level

Rewarding franchisee growth has been part of the ethos of a Dragons’ Den backed theatre school since it first started franchising. Now in its twenty second year, the multi-award-winning franchisor has announced the launch of another huge opportunity to support...

Launch of national Teacher Training Academy

Launch of national Teacher Training Academy

A multi-award-winning franchise theatre school network has announced the next stage of their development with the launch of a national Teacher Training Academy. Razzamataz Theatre Schools has been supporting, nurturing, and progressing the careers of students, staff,...

Meet our franchisee: Michael French

Meet our franchisee: Michael French

“I looked in the mirror and thought, what am I going to do with the rest of my life.” Profile: Michael French, franchisee Razzamataz Barnet, which opened in April 2012. Michael has just signed on for a further five years. In the beginning: “I trained as a singer,...

How to help your child build confidence and succeed

How to help your child build confidence and succeed

The last few years have been challenging but there’s no better time than now to help your child build back confidence and learn new life skills. Razzamataz Theatre Schools is a national network of schools; teaching excellence in performing arts training and helping...

MagiKats New Tuition Centre Opening in Peterborough

MagiKats New Tuition Centre Opening in Peterborough

MagiKats are delighted to announce a new centre to open in Peterborough. The MagiKats Peterborough North centre will be run by experienced teacher Catherine Gourlay. Catherine already plans to open a second centre in Peterborough South in the near future, and has...

Join a Franchise With 4 Income Streams

Join a Franchise With 4 Income Streams

Your Domestic Angels franchise will give you not just 1, but 4 income streams. Some would call this 4 businesses in 1, we call it sensible diversification so that your business is resilient in the face of economics and pandemics. All 4 services are within the...

What experience do you need to run a theatre school?

What experience do you need to run a theatre school?

The benefits of running your own theatre school are clear: making a significant difference to young people’s lives, creative freedom, the flexible hours, a profitable business and it’s fun to name just a few. But what if you don’t have a professional background in the...

Razzamataz Case Studies

Razzamataz Case Studies

Flexible careers for new mums - Debbie Meet multiple franchise owner with Razzamataz Theatre Schools Debbie Mitchell, who is the Principal of Razzamataz Carlisle and Razzamataz Dumfries. About Razzamataz Prior to the pandemic, we ran performing arts classes on a...

MagiKats’ Response to COVID – 19

MagiKats’ Response to COVID – 19

Obviously, the coronavirus is at the top of everyone’s mind at the moment, and small businesses in particular are worried. With that in mind, we thought it would be helpful to explain the role of a franchise when it comes to a situation like this and how important it...

FranScape supports COVID impacted Franchisors

FranScape supports COVID impacted Franchisors

FranScape gives new clients up to 50% off with fees only due when Clients go live FranScape is a Franchise Management Solution built by Franchisors for Franchisors. The team behind FranScape know a thing or two about building a multi award winning Franchise brand. The...

Friends for Pets double celebration

Friends for Pets double celebration

After small beginnings in the Cheddar Valley in 2008, dog walking and pet care company, Friends for Pets is celebrating after being named as one of the UK’s top franchise opportunities for the first time in 2020. From hundreds of entries across every sector, Friends...

BUYING INTO A FRANCHISE: TIPS FROM OUR FRANCHISEES

BUYING INTO A FRANCHISE: TIPS FROM OUR FRANCHISEES

Are you considering buying a franchise but are slightly trepidatious about exactly how they work and what you can get out of them? That’s not surprising. There are some differences in the way franchises work to other businesses. But it doesn’t have to be scary or...

WHY CHOOSE A HOME-BASED FRANCHISE?

WHY CHOOSE A HOME-BASED FRANCHISE?

For many people, owning your own business, becoming your own boss, and working from home are all dreams that seem too far out of reach. These ambitions are often spoken about, but realistically never achieved due to the financial strain and pressure of starting a...

The benefits of buying an existing franchise

The benefits of buying an existing franchise

“We knew we could build a vibrant theatre school with lots of students but the speed in which it has happened has really surprised us,” says Nick. “Being part of an established franchise with all the power of the brand that is behind us has really propelled our...

Celebrating the growth of young entrepreneurs

Celebrating the growth of young entrepreneurs

Franchising continues to go from strength to strength, contributing £17.2 billion to UK plc and employing 710,000. With a clear route to success, it is proving popular with young entrepreneurs looking to realise their vision with support and training. At Razzamataz...

Franchise theatre school takes on step challenge

Franchise theatre school takes on step challenge

To celebrate twenty years of being amazing, a franchise theatre school is asking all of its students to get involved in a national event for charity, testing their fitness, determination and resolve. On Saturday 21st March, students across the UK will be donning their...

Spring 2020 Termly Meeting

Spring 2020 Termly Meeting

At Domestic Angels, we take care of business figures, objectives, health and targets monthly on a 121 basis with our franchisees leaving our termly gatherings free to focus on the bigger picture, usually connected with individual well-being or a specialist area. This...

Dragons’ Den kids – where are they now?

Dragons’ Den kids – where are they now?

In 2007, four children entered BBC’s Dragons’ Den for the first time to help support a pitch for a theatre school franchise. Now, 13 years later, you won’t believe what those children are up to and how much the theatre school has grown. The children attended one of a...

CLUB HUB AWARDS 2020 – FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

CLUB HUB AWARDS 2020 – FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The Club Hub award finalists for 2020 were announced on 2 March. 90 finalists, across 15 award categories, have been shortlisted from a total of 1019 applications, representing 388 businesses. The standard of applications was very high and represented a diverse range...

Inspire imagination to shape futures

Inspire imagination to shape futures

The place of performing arts in early childhood has been firmly established. Participation creates an enjoyable activity as well as developmental achievements. But most importantly, at the Razzamataz Early Years classes, the focus is on inspiring imaginations to lead...

Yoga brand flexible for growth with new premises

Yoga brand flexible for growth with new premises

The third franchise of Midlands-based Sandstone Yoga & Pilates has opened its doors in Bearwood, Sandwell, following funding from NatWest. Entrepreneur and yoga instructor Lis Sheridan and her partner Kayley Hall have used a £35,000 funding package from NatWest to...

Stepping back in time to Dragons’ Den

Stepping back in time to Dragons’ Den

It’s been more than 13 years since the original jingle stole the hearts of the business leaders in BBCs Dragons’ Den and now we are delighted to reveal a new jingle, reflecting a new decade and celebrating the theatre schools twenty year birthday. Denise...

Scholarship legacy for theatre school students

Scholarship legacy for theatre school students

A theatre school franchise has been working with The Stage newspapers since 2008 to offer a full year’s scholarship to attend one of their schools across the UK. At the Awards event in London, the founder of Razzamataz saw first-hand how scholarships change lives....

Right at Home launch franchise-focused podcast

Right at Home launch franchise-focused podcast

Leading UK homecare company, Right at Home, are excited to announce the launch of their new podcast, Focused on Franchising. Hosted by Right at Home’s Franchise Recruitment Manager, Kate Dilworth, the podcast is aimed at anyone who is thinking about starting their own...

Top 5 Team Building Tips

Top 5 Team Building Tips

Set Key Objectives  Before we hit the ground running, let’s get back to basics. A successful away day or teambuilding day will be achieved by understanding what the key objectives are. Working out the purpose of this day is crucial when preparing the agenda and...

The Detective Project Kids Workshop

The Detective Project Kids Workshop

Arnos Vale, Bristol   February 20, 1pm - 3.30pm  We are training up another team of 8-12 year olds in crime scene investigation! Come and put your sleuthing skills to the test – and pick up some new ones by joining our age appropriate workshop. We will work through an...

Happy birthday Razzamataz

Happy birthday Razzamataz

A day and night of joyful celebration was the perfect way to welcome Razzamataz Theatre Schools to its twentieth year in business. The franchise theatre school celebrated turning 20 with a glitzy and glamourous birthday party surrounded by Principals, teachers and...

Winners in the Elite Franchise Top 100 Franchises

Winners in the Elite Franchise Top 100 Franchises

Domestic Angels has begun this decade with a brand-new milestone with its debut entry into the Elite Franchise Top 100 franchise businesses for 2020. The home-based business has never been ‘ranked’ before as it was too young however, given that there are more than 900...

Happy culture creates longevity

Happy culture creates longevity

With twenty years of business behind them, much of the success of the Dragons’ Den backed theatre school franchise is creating a happy culture among franchisees and also staff. A study conducted by Columbia University revealed that organisations with a higher company...

Principal returns to first love as theatre school owner

Principal returns to first love as theatre school owner

Michaela Crumpton is the Principal of Razzamataz Bristol South, having taken the leap from the school’s singing teacher to taking over the business. Background I have been through a range of jobs, for many years working in retail after being told by the school careers...

New Year…New Start? Reinvent Yourself


New Year…New Start? Reinvent Yourself


...and join an award winning foot care franchise.   'Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.' Whether you are looking to reinvent yourself or you are looking for a better quality of life, we are giving you the opportunity to make 2020 a new...

Capturing memories and shaping futures

Capturing memories and shaping futures

Being part of a national theatre school franchise, the people working within it acknowledge it is a privilege to be part of the lives of children and their families. Principals of schools across the UK get the opportunity to help shape the future and leave a lasting...

Making memories and inspiring futures

Making memories and inspiring futures

Being part of a national theatre school franchise, the people working within it acknowledge it is a privilege to be part of the lives of children and their families. Principals of schools across the UK get the opportunity to help shape the future and leave a lasting...

How to turn your passion into your business

How to turn your passion into your business

Victoria Cooper-Jones has had two very successful careers before joining Razzamataz Theatre Schools and opening Razzamataz Queens Park and Razzamataz Belsize Park. From ballet dancer to interior designer, Victoria has found a new passion as she inspires the next...

Longevity in a theatre school franchise

Longevity in a theatre school franchise

As a theatre school franchise prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary, we mark the achievements of some of the first franchisees who came on board during the very early days. Razzamataz Theatre Schools achieved national recognition in 2007 after an appearance on...

Award success for Right at Home offices

Award success for Right at Home offices

Right at Home business owners have collected an array of regional awards in November, for their care, their teams and their business. Ben Selby saw Right at Home South Cheshire named ‘Care Employer of the Year’ at the North West Care Awards; whilst Joe Guishard at...

National photoshoot for young performing students

National photoshoot for young performing students

Lights, camera, action. Students who attend a national theatre school franchise have been given the exciting opportunity to attend a professional photoshoot with esteemed performing arts newspaper, The Stage. The Stage is a weekly newspaper for the performing arts and...

A Christmas gift of confidence for new parents

A Christmas gift of confidence for new parents

This holiday season consider ditching the plastic toys or the high-tech gadgets and give an ‘experience’ gift that could have a huge impact on someone’s life. It’s no surprise that having a baby changes everything and it can take a while for parents to get to grips...

How to run a theatre school with no experience

How to run a theatre school with no experience

Mum of two Georgia Davies had been running her own businesses for 22 years. After more than a year of speaking to Razzamataz, she decided to take the plunge and open her own theatre school franchise and has never looked back. Background I had run a number of...

Building a theatre arts business

Building a theatre arts business

Deborah Laws is the Principal of Razzamataz Plymouth and combines 11 successful years of Razzamataz with running her own dance school, being a mum and a commitment to her own CPD. Background I am a dance studio owner, an ISTD examiner and a tutor for the ISTD teaching...

Change in circumstance created change in career

Change in circumstance created change in career

Andrea White has the theatre arts running through her veins. But even someone with her vast experience has found that joining a successful theatre school franchise has made all the difference to her business. Here we find out about her Razzamataz journey and why she...

Twenty years of memories

Twenty years of memories

When Aleasha Wallace was just twelve years-old, little did she know that joining a local theatre school would have life-changing effects. Aleasha was one of the first ever students to attend Razzamataz, now a high-profile theatre school franchise with almost 50...

Stars of hit shows work with theatre school franchise

Stars of hit shows work with theatre school franchise

Today’s musical theatre shows are reaching out to a younger audience and talking to them like never before. Go to any West End or touring show and the audience will be packed with teens and children, desperate to see the show that they have been following on social...

As a supportive opportunity, the evidence is clear

As a supportive opportunity, the evidence is clear

For the seventh consecutive year, quality homecare franchise Right at Home have been awarded Five Star Franchisee Satisfaction status. What does this mean to someone thinking about joining the network? Deciding to leave employment and start your own business is a huge...

Sutton Coldfield man bringing massage to The Midlands

Sutton Coldfield man bringing massage to The Midlands

The threat of redundancy in your forties might fill some people with dread. Not so Sunny Sachdev, who has invested half a million pounds of his redundancy money to realise his dream of running a business. Sunny worked for many years as a business and operations...

How to capture the power of a brand

How to capture the power of a brand

The need to stand out in a crowded market in today’s overwhelming world where we are constantly bombarded with multi-media messages, requires a sophisticated approach to marketing and branding. For Principals that are part of a franchise with years of experience in...

Award success for theatre school franchise

Award success for theatre school franchise

With almost 20 years of successful business behind them, the team at a national theatre school franchise is celebrating a number of high-profile award nominations and accolades. The trust and credibility that comes with awards recognition has encouraged Razzamataz...

Quality delivered at theatre school franchise

Quality delivered at theatre school franchise

Until recently, there has been no formal guidelines to assist parents in choosing how to select an activity for children. That has now changed thanks to the Children's Activities Association (CAA), an industry-led, not-for-profit community interest company founded and...

Franchise theatre school takes to the high seas

Franchise theatre school takes to the high seas

Opportunities for students that attend a Dragons’ Den backed theatre school franchise just keep getting better and better. Principals and Head Office staff have just returned from a visit to the MSC Preziosa in the port of Southampton to announce their latest venture....

PJs for pounds to raise money for charity

PJs for pounds to raise money for charity

Our students have gone on to make names for themselves in hit West End shows such as Hamilton and Matilda as well as TV series and films. In order for them to fulfil their dreams, they needed to go to college or university to continue their performing arts study. To...

Opportunities after Thomas Cook

Opportunities after Thomas Cook

The sad news of Thomas Cook’s demise has been particularly poignant for the Founder and MD of a Dragons’ Den backed theatre school franchise. In light of the news, she wants to reach out to those affected to share her story and offer a new beginning. Former dancer...

Take us back to Disney

Take us back to Disney

The magic of Disney has triumphed again with a franchise theatre school set to return to Disneyland® Paris but this time with well over 1,000 people to celebrate their 20thanniversary. As Razzamataz turns 20 in 2020, the company looks back at one of the biggest...

20 years of being AMAZING

20 years of being AMAZING

In 2020, Razzamataz will celebrate turning 20. From humble beginnings, the franchise theatre school has built a network of inspiring franchisees. As part of our celebration, we speak to some of them about their own journeys and what joining the Dragons’ Denbacked...

Franchise theatre school to host PAW Patrol workshops

Franchise theatre school to host PAW Patrol workshops

Keep the toddlers calm because a Dragons’ Denbacked theatre school franchise has some big news. The network of UK theatre schools has teamed up with a Channel 5 favourite to offer PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure workshop. The workshop is led by Claire...

Bright futures for theatre trained students

Bright futures for theatre trained students

If you think being a parent in today’s world is hard, take a moment to consider what it is like for children. With increased pressure from school, distractions with social media and the normal teenage angst, it is no wonder many young people are feeling lost. In fact,...

The Detective Project – CSI Kids

The Detective Project – CSI Kids

The Detective Project - CSI Kids - Whats On  August 19 2019, 1.00 - 3.30pm, at Arnos Vale, Bristol The Detective Project are training up another team of 8-12 year olds in crime scene investigation! Come and put your sleuthing skills to the test – and pick up some new...

We are jumping hula hoops at Little Voices!

We are jumping hula hoops at Little Voices!

Two days and THREE amazing successes. The Little Voices network is a finalist for ‘Most loved Academic or Creative Activity’ for children and young people Jane Maudsley is a finalist in the Whatson4Kids awards as Industry Champion for the Children’s Activities...

Dragons’ Den winner launches competition for students

Dragons’ Den winner launches competition for students

Dragons’ Den, the BBC television series has created some of most successful British businesses. Now, one of the most memorable contestants to appear in the Den, is giving back and launching their own competition for children and young people to give them a platform...

Career expansion with a franchise

Career expansion with a franchise

Taking your business a step further can be daunting. You may have years of experience running a dance school or drama classes for children but are unsure of how to keep moving forwards. Expansion is not just a worthy goal to have, it is often a necessity for your...

Innovation of the Year 2019

Innovation of the Year 2019

On Friday 7thJune, director of Domestic Angels & Paxan Solutions Samantha Acton, was crowned the winner of the Innovation Award 2019 at the SWiB Awards. The award was given to reflect the innovative determination Sam has demonstrated in evolving and diversifying...

Tiny Tots celebrate turning one

Tiny Tots celebrate turning one

The new franchise offering from a Dragons’ Den backed business has just turned one and proved that performing arts is beneficial to babies and their parents. Razzamataz Early Years franchise was launched with the youngest children in mind and consist of a new offering...

Finalist in Entrepreneur Award Category

Finalist in Entrepreneur Award Category

Samantha Acton, founder of Domestic Angels Franchising and Paxan, is a finalist in the Entrepreneur category of the Successful Women in Business Awards 2019. Fulfilling the criteria of demonstrating entrepreneurial excellence along with 4 other significant finalists,...

Twenty years of being outstanding

Twenty years of being outstanding

At the turn of the millennium, a former performer struck upon an idea to share her passion for her industry. Denise Hutton-Gosney’s life had been changed through her love for dance and she wanted to inspire this purpose in others. Growing up in modest circumstances...

How to get children off-line and having fun

How to get children off-line and having fun

Gaming and social media addiction are relatively new buzz words but ones that send shock waves to many parents. Extreme cases where a 13 year-old who gets heart palpitations every time he stands up because he is unaccustomed to his body moving around and a 14 year-old...

The benefits of buying a re-sale franchise

The benefits of buying a re-sale franchise

Nick Furlong was 22 and his girlfriend Gemma Hextall was just 21 when they bought re-sale franchise Razzamataz Sutton Coldfield in September 2015. They were both in the final year of study at Birmingham School of Acting when the opportunity arose. After a week’s...

Healthy Feet Mobile Clinic welcomes care workers

Healthy Feet Mobile Clinic welcomes care workers

The Guardian newspaper (12/2/2019) published the results of a care worker survey carried out for the charity HFA. …Employers identified the top three reasons for their workers having joined the sector as making a difference to people’s lives (85%), identifying with...

Finalists announced at the EWIF Awards

Finalists announced at the EWIF Awards

With a mission to educate, inspire and empower more women into franchising, EWIF has just announced its 2019 finalists, including two entries from Razzamataz Theatre Schools.  The annual Awards ceremony celebrates the achievements of women across the franchising...

Radfield Home Care achieves Living Wage accreditation

Radfield Home Care achieves Living Wage accreditation

Following on from its well established Caring for Carers employee welfare pledge, Radfield Home Care’s network of high-quality care franchises are reaping the rewards of paying their employees the Real Living Wage.  Recognising the impact its employees’ wellbeing has...

Right at Home is nominated for major franchising award

Right at Home is nominated for major franchising award

Leading UK homecare company Right at Homehas been shortlisted for the Leadership & Culture accolade at the bfa HSBC Franchise Awards, to be held at the Vox, Birmingham, on 27th June 2019. Right at Home’s UK operation is owned by CEO Ken Deary. Ken’s career as a...

McDonald’s: Growing Strong

McDonald’s: Growing Strong

McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd, which has 193 franchised restaurants in the UK & Ireland, has been announced as the Gold Award winner in the Franchisor of the Year award category at the prestigious annual bfa HSBC Franchise Awards 2018.  With its long history of...

babyballet Josh goes live on BBC Newcastle!

babyballet Josh goes live on BBC Newcastle!

At babyballet, we strive to give EVERY child the chance to dance, and teaching ballet isn’t just about female teachers and little girls in pink. We have lots of little stars who are boys and we actively encourage all our little ones, both boys and girls, to take part...

Live the life you love #franchisefebruary

Live the life you love #franchisefebruary

Have the best of both worlds! We all dream of doing a job we love. After all, the average person spends the majority of their day working. More than sleep or leisure time – work takes up so many precious hours, so it’s a no brainer to want to make all these hours as...

Phonics Class Works Miracles

Phonics Class Works Miracles

When Fay was recommended by speech therapists to attend Sounds Right Phonics Classes she had no idea that they would end up changing her family's life forever! Fay’s little boy George was referred to an ENT consultant just before his 2nd birthday due to severe speech...

Red carpet treatment for Razzamataz students

Red carpet treatment for Razzamataz students

A UK based theatre school franchise has been selected to help promote a new film and work alongside 20thCentury Fox. Razzamataz were approached to celebrate the launch of the hit movie The Kid Who Would Be Kingstarring Sir Patrick Stewart.  The partnership...

Daily Mail: Britain’s oldest ballerina, 81, is still dancing almost nine decades after first donning a leotard – and has just passed the royal academy of dance’s most advance exam

Daily Mail: Britain’s oldest ballerina, 81, is still dancing almost nine decades after first donning a leotard – and has just passed the royal academy of dance’s most advance exam

Barbara Peters, 81, from West Yorkshire, has received top Grade eight awardBritain’s oldest ballerina started dancing at the age of two  and is now a teacherTook the test the same day her 11-year-old granddaughter passed Grade two test This article was published...

PerCurra launches new branch

PerCurra launches new branch

PerCurra Ltd has announced the launch of its fourth home-care branch; PerCurra Grantham & Newark. The West Bridgford based company has been operating in Nottingham for 10 years and also has branches in Hertfordshire and Essex. PerCurra founder and Managing...

Meet Our Diamond Girls – Leanne and Jessie

Meet Our Diamond Girls – Leanne and Jessie

Leanne Pattison and Jessie Lilley have more reasons than most to celebrate the New Year ... Ten years ago this month (January), the two women became babyballet franchisees and neither have looked back. Now both are celebrating their 10thanniversary in style. The two...

Theo Paphitis Praises Sounds Right Phonics Classes

Theo Paphitis Praises Sounds Right Phonics Classes

  Theo Paphitis has been tweeting about Sounds Right Phonics Classes for Kids. Alex Burnside and Charlie Day, two sisters from Chelmsford, launched Sounds Right Phonics Classes for Kids in 2016. Sounds Right Phonics Classes for Kids offers fun and educational...

Let’s hear it for the boys

Let’s hear it for the boys

The benefits of performing arts have been well documented for children and young people. Improved fitness, confidence and social skills are just some of the reasons why parents encourage youngsters to join a group or theatre school.  Traditionally, performing...