13th March 2018
A part-time theatre school franchise has joined the ranks of the elite after their own franchisees provided feedback for an industry survey for a second year in a row.
In the Smith & Henderson survey, Razzamataz Theatre Schools was scored so highly that they joined a group of elite franchisors and have received a 5 Star Franchise Satisfaction Award.
When compared to the industry average, not only were the Razzamataz results considerably higher, they even improved on their own results from the previous year. Initial training and support scored 100%, which is 23% above the industry standard and 17% up on the previous year. Razzamataz pride themselves with the wonderful network they nurture which was recognised with Peer Support also receiving a 100% score, which is 23% above industry standard and 13% up on the previous year. The clear vision that Razzamataz has to provide top class training and opportunities for students also proved popular with franchisees with a score of 91%, which is 21% above industry average and 17% up on the previous year.
To maintain the high quality of services for students and families, Razzamataz has introduced new classes for both very young students and those wishing to go on to performing arts college. The Products and Services that is offered scored Razzamataz 97% which is 23% above industry standard.
In last year’s report, one of the challenges that the business and individual franchisees faced was day to day admin systems and budgeting. Razzamataz acknowledged these challenges and new for this year the franchisor is introducing a new Business Management System. Head Office worked with the largest school in the network to create a bespoke platform with Azura to streamline every franchisee’s work load and make the admin side of the business more efficient.
"We are delighted with the results of the survey and we are especially heartened to see how we have improved from last year. Helping our franchisees to succeed is critically important to us. Their growth and their success is the fundamentals behind our business."
There are almost 50 part-time Razzamataz schools up and down the UK with Principals coming from a wide range of backgrounds, achieving successful businesses that fit flexibly around their lifestyles.
The flexibility of working from home when it suits, the potential for high earnings and the knowledge from Head Office were among the best things about owning a Razzamataz franchise according to the survey.
"When asked about the next 12 months, 91% of our franchisees said they expected their profitability to improve. No one felt that their profitability will decline which is very reassuring."
Being part of a franchise has enabled many people to launch their own successful theatre schools even if they have not got any business background or contacts in the performing arts industry. Razzamataz Principals include teachers, stay at home parents, young graduates and retired performers. The safeguarding for students, being able to provide amazing opportunities and the branding were also highlighted and praised for allowing franchisees to succeed.
15th June 2018
Razzamataz Theatre Schools have developed a training system that works for all.
12th June 2018
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4th June 2018
Two Razzamataz Theatre Schools franchisees have been announced as finalist in bfa awards.
14th May 2018
Razzamataz was delighted to exclusively host Kerry Ellis’s singing and performing masterclasses in Scotland, Sheffield and London for its students.
1st May 2018
Razzamataz discuss franchisees exit strategy because with the right support in place the potential resale value is an exciting prospect.
27th April 2018
To add to its long list of awards, incentives and support initiatives, Razzamataz Theatre Schools has launched a new incentive for franchisees.
24th April 2018
Razzamataz Early Years Franchise has been created for people wanting to work in the children’s performing arts industry.
3rd April 2018
Students from Razzamataz Tonbridge got the opportunity to dance with Darcey Bussell.
23rd March 2018
Razzamataz Theatre School in Sutton Coldfield are supporting a Ugandan student to attend school.
22nd March 2018
Razzamataz Theatre Schools is backing ITV’s This Morning’s newly launched Be Kind Campaign.
23rd February 2018
To help to encourage youngsters to try something new, Razzamataz Theatre Schools is hosting a National Bring a Friend Day.
8th February 2018
Teamwork triumphed at the, Dragons' Den backed, Razzamataz Theatre Schools franchise conference.
23rd January 2018
Aspiring Razzamataz performers are given the chance to work with a top industry professional.
18th December 2017
Razzamataz have started preparation for GDPR already so they have plenty of time to make sure their Principals are fully up to date when the new regulations come into force in May 2018.
1st December 2017
Razzamataz students travelled to Disneyland® Paris for a special performance opportunity.
27th October 2017
Youngsters from Razzamataz Cambridge will be performing alongside Collabro.
20th October 2017
Razzamataz Theatre Schools children take part in a special performance during Disneyland® Paris anniversary.
16th October 2017
Youngsters from Razzamataz Theatre Schools have been raising money for the company’s charity Future Fund.
9th October 2017
Razzamataz Theatre Schools fully support the development of the hundreds of teachers who work across the network of theatre schools.
2nd October 2017
National Work Life Week gives the opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on well-being and creating a good work-life balance.
18th September 2017
Scholarship winners will be taking up their places with their local Razzamataz schools in September.
21st August 2017
Razzamataz Theatre Schools allow children to find their place in the world through performing arts.
1st August 2017
Razzamataz franchise has once again supported its students in helping them achieve their professional dreams of working in the performing arts industry.
3rd July 2017
Razzamataz Theatre Schools will be hosting a gala performance at the indigo at The 02 on Sunday 18th November 2018.
29th June 2017
In the Smith & Henderson survey Razzamataz Theatre Schools was scored so highly that they received a 5 Star Franchise Satisfaction Award.
It was 10 years ago that I left hairdressing and for anyone thinking that it is too late to change their careers I would say step out of your comfort zone and just do it. I never thought I would be able to and it’s the best thing I have done and wished I’d done it years ago!Pam Dixon, Razzamataz Dumfries
The support and training we get means that we can get help on any aspect of our business. It has also been a fantastic and rewarding way of working, allowing me to continue to be there for the family while running my own business.Lisa Roberts, Razzamataz Rickmansworth
Buying into a franchise is an excellent way to begin running your own business. You have all the benefits of working for yourself but the added support and proven success of a well established and recognised brand. For a person new to business, it is ideal.Helen Green, Razzamataz Sheffield
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