Post-pandemic, there has been a recognisable change in the way people want to work and live. Many are shunning the traditional 9-5 for a role that allows them more autonomy over their lives. Working from home, choosing their own hours and general flexibility are becoming non-negotiables, which is why the interest in launching a Razzamataz Theatre School franchise has never been stronger.
The Dragons’ Den backed business has four new franchisees coming on board and will be launching in September. Emily Nachshon, franchisee of Razzamataz Medway, Amber Jones, franchisee of Razzamataz Bournemouth, Luke Disley, franchisee of Razzamataz Wimbledon, Rebecca Scott, franchisee of Razzamataz Durham and Amber Gibney, franchisee of Razzamataz Stockton-on-Tees.
They have all completed the intensive week-long training sessions where they have covered every element of running a theatre school from PR and Marketing to staff recruitment and child safety.
“We are delighted to welcome all the new franchisees and continue to expand the Razzamataz network,” says MD and Founder of Razzamataz Denise Hutton-Gosney. “Amber, Emily, Rebecca and Amber have all been teachers at Razzamataz so we are excited to help them progress their careers even further. With our training, support and mentoring, all four are able to run their business to suit their lifestyles because Razzamataz offers a flexible way of working.”
Razzamataz Theatre Schools is a multi-award-winning network and has allowed people from a range of backgrounds the opportunity to run their own theatre school. There’s much more to running a school than first appears, but with more than 22 years of experience, there’s very little that the Head Office has not seen.
“After training, new Principals are always so surprised by just how thorough the sessions are and can feel a little overwhelmed, which is why we ensure each franchisee has a dedicated support manager who checks in with them regularly,” adds Denise. “By being part of an experienced network with a recognised brand name, franchisees can feel reassured that we are going to cover everything that they need to know, which is vital in the children’s activity sector.”
Tips for would-be business owners
1/ “Book a Discovery Den as your first step to understanding more about franchising. It just felt like the sensible option to have a big brand name behind me,” Luke Disley, franchisee of Razzamataz Wimbledon.
2/ “Find a role that is flexible. I work for a few hours while my youngest is at nursery and then I can get back to stuff in the evening when they are in bed. I really want to be able to enjoy the children while they are young and Razzamataz gives you that flexibility,” Emily Nachshon, franchisee of Razzamataz Medway.
3/ “Listen to your gut and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Razzamataz have really helped me transition from teacher to business owner and they encourage us to ask lots of questions,” Amber Jones, franchisee of Razzamataz Bournemouth.
4/ “Think about what you want for your future. Although everything feels daunting in the beginning, I can imagine in six months’ time I can sit back and think why was I worrying. I look at the other franchisees in the Razzamataz network and believe that there’s no reason why I can’t be just as successful,” Amber Gibney, franchisee of Razzamataz Stockton-on-Tees.
5/ “When I first started out at Razzamataz as a teacher, I didn’t realise what a large, established network this was. 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,” Rebecca Scott, franchisee of Razzamataz Durham.
Think you can’t run a business?
Think again. The beauty of a franchise is that regardless of your experience, the Head Office will guide you through every step of the way. This means, Razzamataz has a wide range of franchisees from recent graduates through to those looking to transition out of teaching jobs and parents returning to work. Razzamataz are looking for people passionate about performing arts and the benefits it offers young people and those with the desire to run their own business.
Join our team
We are looking for dynamic partners to own a Razzamataz Theatre School. If you are looking to make a difference in your local community to the lives of young people and you have a passion for performing arts, we would love to hear from you.
Occasionally franchise territories come up for re-sale due to a change in the franchisees’ personal circumstances or simply because they have decided to sell their asset and reap the rewards of their hard work. These re-sale schools very rarely stay on the market for long, so if you are interested, don’t delay in contacting us. Re-sale schools in:
- High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
- Derby, East Midlands
If you would like to find out more about our ambitious growth plans and be part of multi-award winning Razzamataz Theatre Schools network, drop Charlotte a line from our friendly Head Office team to book on to one of our virtual Discovery Dens.
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