Busylizzy Family Club, who won the bfa’s Emerging Franchisor award in 2016, are today celebrating having awarded a record three new franchise territories, since the beginning of 2018!
The latest territories to join the successful operation are:
- Epsom and Leatherhead
The franchise, founded by leisure industry professional Julie Clabby and solicitor Sarah Batterbury in 2011, now has a total of 17 franchise owners operating across 20 territories.
Busylizzy franchise owners are predominantly professional women, sometimes members themselves, who have chosen not to return to work after their child was born, but to purchase a Busylizzy franchise and run the business from home, fitting it around their often young families.
Commenting on the success, co founder Julie said, “I am overwhelmed with the success we’ve had recently; my inbox is constantly full and my phone never stops ringing; it appears we really have tapped into a significant need for women not only for outstanding exercise and kid’s classes but also for a sustainable, ethical business they can fit around their families. Sarah and I both know exactly what it is like to juggle work and family and we’ve been able to bring all our experience to the fore in creating our franchise model. We operate a ‘family first’ policy in the company, encouraging franchise owners to be ‘unavailable’ after 2.30pm to ensure they get the right ‘work/life’ balance.”
Discussing the support offered to franchise owners Julie said, “In 2018 you can’t afford to be less than on the mark with your digital presence. All our franchise owners and customers are smart-phone using mums so we need to provide them with eye-catching marketing material and easy to use technology to help their businesses thrive. We work tirelessly to develop new campaigns, new initiatives and social media posts for our franchise owners to benefit from.”