Razzamataz Theatre Schools Franchise

Shelley Fitzgibbon, the Principal of Razzamataz Wokingham and Woodley

22nd November 2012

Shelley Fitzgibbon has been the Principal of Razzamataz Wokingham since September 2012 and Woodley since 2011.

Shelley Fitzgibbon, age 35, lives in Berkshire. Shelley has been the Principal of Razzamataz Wokingham since Sep 2012 and Woodley since 2011.

Razzamataz - Shelley FitzgibbonQ. How did you hear about Razzamataz?

My mum is a franchise director and she saw Razz at a franchise exhibition

Q. What’s your background?

Ex performer in Musicals, Plays and TV manager for stagecoach fitness instructor.

Q. Have you always wanted to be an entrepreneur?

I never even dreamed of it! Or running my own business!

Q. How did you finance your business?

Razz had a termly loan repayment scheme which I took out over 3 years. This is almost paid back and my schools have been so successful I have hardly even noticed it coming out

Q. What are the best things about being a Razzamataz Principal?

Putting on my own shows working from home and seeing children develop their skills

Q. What are the most difficult aspects of running your own business?

For me the accounts and finance side have been really challenging but now I can afford for someone to do it for me!

Q. What advice can you offer other people going into business?

Be prepared for it to take a lot of hard work but the rewards do come if you are patient

Q. What’s a typical day like?

There isn’t ever a typical day which is why I love it so much!

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Razzamataz Theatre Schools Franchise Case Studies

Long Term Career Option with a Razzamataz Theatre Schools Franchise
9th January 2018
Many people have have found a rewarding long term career through franchising with Razzamataz Theatre Schools.

Razzamataz Theatre Schools Provides Careers for Retired Performers
2nd January 2018
Razzamataz Theatre Schools franchise, with almost 50 schools throughout the UK, has many retired performers as Principals.

Business Success Through Buying a Razzamataz Re-sale Franchise
16th November 2017
Nick Furlong and Gemma Hextall bought Razzamataz Sutton Coldfield in June 2015.

Jessica Chandler Smith Opened Razzamataz Brentwood in September 2017
23rd October 2017
Jessica Chandler Smith has seen her Razzamataz franchise in Brentwood achieve huge success in just a few short weeks.

Former Student Turns Entrepreneur
25th September 2017
Lauren Kirkbride joined Razzamataz Theatre Schools as a student and now runs her own franchise.

Razzamataz Franchise Expands With New Recruits
11th September 2017
The new Principals at Razzamataz are all set for their September openings after completing a week long extensive training session.

Razzamataz Theatre Schools Franchise Provides Longevity
14th July 2017
Shanley Booth launched Razzamataz Derby in 2007 and has renewed her franchise agreement for a further five years.

Career Change Leads Debbi Ledwith To Become Razzamataz Theatre School Owner
2nd May 2017
Debbi Ledwith, Principal of Razzamataz Newbury, launched her school to allow her to spend more time with her three children.

Razzamataz Theatre Schools Franchise

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BFA Membership Status
UK Years Established
5 years
Current UK Coverage
Franchisee Support Staff
Personal Investment Req.
Total Startup Cost
Home-based business location Home-based business location
Business to consumer services Business to consumer services
Franchisee operates individually Franchisee operates individually

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