Kiddy Cook Franchise

Emma Lawn Runs Her Kiddy Cook Business in Harrogate

30th October 2017

Emma Lawn tells us what it is really like being a Kiddy Cook franchisee.

Emma Lawn completed her franchisee training and started her business in Harrogate. We asked her to tell us about her journey so far.

Kiddy Cook - Emma LawnHow did you first discover Kiddy Cook?

I attended a food festival in Harewood and walked into the children's cookery tent where Kiddy Cook were delivering workshops. The two ladies were extremely friendly and the idea of working with kids outside of a classroom really appealed to me. I contacted the franchise last October after a lousy day doing supply teaching and the rest is history!

Had you considered running a franchise before?

No. I was not clued up in business. I did try to set up by own textiles business but I found myself more focused on the product than the marketing/selling myself and it flopped very quickly. I'm also a people person so I like to feel support around me which was another reason why I liked the idea of a franchise - always knowing that there is someone who has done it before that you could ask for help /guidance from.

What sort of training have you had?

I'm a qualified secondary school teacher but to be honest, primary kids are a different kettle of fish so Nikki was great, covering and then revisiting any areas I felt unsure of until I felt ready to start.

What support have you been offered?

Amazing support! I feel like I have had my own personal 1 to 1 mentor. I couldn't have done this by myself. Even though I still work part time in a secondary school, I couldn't/wouldn't have ever got as far as I have done without the continual support that I have received. Nikki goes over and out of her way to make sure she is supporting everyone. Even my mum has taken her words back and said I made the right choice!

How are you feeling about your new venture now that you've working for a couple of months?

Wow! It started quickly then dipped, and in the last month it's rocketed. I still haven't got the schools on board like the other franchisees but I love it. I'm glad I decided to do it and I'm eager to do more. I didn't think I would take on any class leaders for a few years but I've been going since the end of Jan and I'm ready for extra help!

Anything else?

DO IT, TAKE THE JUMP, ITS GREAT, very satisfying and actually fun!

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Franchise Information

BFA Membership Status
UK Years Established
8 years
Current UK Coverage
5%
Franchisee Support Staff
1
Personal Investment Req.
£1,000
Total Startup Cost
£5,450
Home-based business location Home-based business location
Business to consumer services Business to consumer services
Franchisee operates individually Franchisee operates individually

Why Choose Us?

We are the only cooking franchise to offer an evidence based programme of school cookery workshops

What Our Franchisees Say

At the end of my first financial year I turned over £16,000. At the end of my fourth financial year (April 2014) I turned over approximately £50,000, which I am thrilled with.

Frances Webster, Kiddy Cook Norwich

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