24th April 2017
A Dragons’ Den backed theatre school franchise is delighted to be welcomed into the British Franchise Association (bfa).
The bfa was set up in 1977 to act in the interest of the industry as a whole in assessing and accrediting the world of franchising. Not only does it give the seal of approval to those already in the network, it is a smart business choice to attract new franchisees who are seeking to invest in a reputable franchise.
Franchisors who wish to apply must put themselves forward to be tested against the bfa’s strict criteria. If they successfully pass accreditation, they are then able to join the bfa as a member, gain access to the benefits of membership and become represented by the British Franchise Association.
Razzamataz Theatre Schools is delighted to have recently been accepted into the bfa. Having built a solid reputation in the franchising industry for the last 11 years, the acceptance into the bfa confirms their position as a market leader.
MD and Founder, Denise Hutton-Gosney, explains:
"We have been operating as a part-time theatre school business since 2000 and during this time we have built up a strong and robust operating system. Becoming a member of the bfa gives us another seal of approval and will give people looking to invest in our franchise even more confidence and assurance."
Denise has grown the franchise business to almost 50 schools up and down the country. There have been hugely successful partnerships with the likes of First Choice, Her Majesty’s Theatre, The Stage newspaper, Move It, Barbie and Universal Pictures and new for 2017, Eurocamp.
"2017 is shaping up to be another hugely exciting year for us. Together with Eurocamp, we are launching a dance competition that will be judged by Diversity, who won Britain’s Got Talent with street dancer Lizzie Gough. We are also delighted to announce that we have been given the exclusive opportunity to hold a workshop with Ashley Banjo from Diversity following on from our advertisements being shown at the Diversity arena tours."
Razzamataz franchisees come from all walks of life and various backgrounds. What brings them all together is their love for performing arts and working with children and young people.
Chloe Lee, age 23, is the Principal at Razzamataz Chester and was very keen to be part of a successful franchise as she explains:
"Being part of a franchise has the advantage of people already knowing the name and the brand. Wherever I go and I mention Razzamataz, generally people have at least heard of it. Whereas if I were to set up a small business on my own, the public wouldn't know the brand and probably wouldn't have the same level of loyalty and trust in the company as they do with a well known brand like Razzamataz."
To find out if franchising is the right option, Razzamataz holds regular Discovery Den days across the UK where potential franchisees get a chance to meet the head office team, find out more about franchising in general and discover what it is like to run a part-time theatre school.
There are exciting opportunities to take over existing schools in Bristol and Tonbridge as well as launching new schools all over the UK. Razzamataz is especially looking for dynamic Principals in Aberdeen and Wales.
13th March 2018
Razzamataz Theatre Schools has joined the ranks of the elite after their own franchisees provided feedback for an industry survey for a second year in a row.
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.
12th May 2017
Throughout the UK Razzamataz Theatre Schools franchisees are offering fun and affordable summer schools.
10th May 2017
After her diagnosis and the care she received from the NHS, Ellie Channer was determined to give something back.
27th April 2017
Aspiring performing artists can win a year's place at a local Razzamataz Theatre School with The Stage newspaper.
20th April 2017
A dance competition is to be held to celebrate the launch of the new Razzamataz Performing Arts classes at Eurocamp.
16th March 2017
Razzamataz Theatre Schools is proud to be sponsoring Rock Challenge in various venues across the UK.
The support from Head Office is fantastic and they are always there to listen and to guide you through. You are getting advertising/marketing ideas, contacts and systems provided for you that you may not have if you were to open an independent school.Amy Latchman, Razzamataz Rickmansworth.
I specifically wanted to go for a franchise, and in particular Razzamataz because of the support from Head Office and other Principals. This is a network of theatre school owners so you are in business for yourself but not by yourself.Alison Beveridge, Razzamataz Durham.
I don’t have a business background so after deciding to retire from professionally performing it was the memories of Razzamataz on Dragons’ Den that set the wheels in motion. I was really inspired by the brand and the business model and because it is a franchise business we receive a lot of help and support from Head Office as well as on-going training so I can make Razzamataz Barnet the success that I believe it can be. In the last 12 months, I have doubled my student numbers in a very competitive market and I have now clear plans on how I would like my business to progress this year.Michael French, Razzamataz Barnet
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