Andy Knights is Chief Operating Officer of global children’s performing arts franchise, Stagecoach Performing Arts.
“One of the unquestionable benefits of running a franchise, in comparison to attempting to go at it alone, is the abundance of support you get from your franchisor. Any gaps you have in experience or knowledge can be filled with training and all you need to bring is passion and commitment to business. A considerable proportion of our network is made up of former performers or mainstream teachers with no real background of business ownership or management. We utilise their valuable skillset in lesson planning and creativity to diversify our singing, dancing and acting lessons, whilst we fill in any gaps in their knowledge through our comprehensive training programme. It’s a mutually valuable partnership that you just wouldn’t have the benefit of when running an independent performing arts school.”