Case Studies


How to run a theatre school with no experience Mum of two Georgia Davies had been running her own businesses for 22 years. After more than a year of speaking to Razzamataz, she decided to take the plunge and open her own theatre school franchise and has never looked back. Background I had run a number of businesses in the fitness and retail sectors before but was looking for something with more flexibility and that could offer a fun environment for my customers. I have no experience in t...

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Building a theatre arts franchise business Deborah Laws is the Principal of Razzamataz within the Plymouth franchise territory and combines 11 successful years of Razzamataz with running her own dance school, being a mum and a commitment to her own CPD. Background I am a dance studio owner, an ISTD examiner and a tutor for the ISTD teaching qualifications. I also run a dance business owners’ coaching business. Why Razzamataz I joined 11 years ago when I decided to add a perfor...

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A former asset manager for the UK’s busiest airport has become manager of a fire & security firm’s first London franchise. Martin Lawton, 45, is putting his experience in life safety at Heathrow Airport to use as he takes the reigns at Jackson Fire & Security’s expansion in Kingston-upon-Thames. The establishment of the new franchise is the company’s first location in the greater London area, having already launched franchisees in Cambridge and Surrey alongside its franchisees in the north wes...

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A former firefighter with three decades’ experience is to spearhead a fire & security firm’s latest Yorkshire franchise. Henryk Matysiak, 57, has been appointed director of Jackson Fire & Security’s new Sheffield franchise – the company’s second Yorkshire base having opened in Leeds in 2016. Born and bred in neighbouring Barnsley, Henryk spent 30 years in the fire service, becoming an operational incidents officer as well as an instructor and health and safety officer before leaving six year...

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Change in circumstance created change in career  Andrea White has the theatre arts running through her veins. But even someone with her vast experience has found that joining a successful theatre school franchise has made all the difference to her business. Here we find out about her Razzamataz journey and why she loves the enthusiasm from everyone in the network.   Background I was brought up by a dancer and stage manager who dissuaded me from going in to the theatre, but...

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When Aleasha Wallace was just twelve years-old, little did she know that joining a local theatre school would have life-changing effects. Aleasha was one of the first ever students to attend Razzamataz, now a high-profile theatre school franchise with almost 50 schools nationwide and boasting students in award-winning West End shows, acclaimed films and starring in hit TV series. Aleasha was one of about 25 other children who went along to the Penrith Players, a tiny little theatre in a backstr...

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Professional housekeeping franchise, Bright & Beautiful Grays, is celebrating five years of first-class service to residents of South Essex.Niamh Wakeling franchisee of Bright & Beautiful Grays, who launched her cleaning business in 2014, has continually grown her business year on year and in 2019 saw her increase turnover by around a quarter. With an ever-expanding client base of busy local people in need of a domestic cleaning service and more than 1000 hours of cleaning to perform every mont...

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Time For You domestic cleaning has 221 franchised areas nationwide who, between them, clean the houses of over 20,000 clients each and every week, 52 weeks of the year. That’s 1.5 million cleans annually. The Time For You cleaning franchise system is the longest established in the UK and is easily the most successful. Join an established franchise network of over 221 franchisees across the UK and Ireland, New Zealand and Australia! You won’t require any premises to hold stock or vacuum cle...

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Nader Srouji, opened his Betterclean Services Milton Keynes in August 2019. Nadier was a distributor of cleaning chemicals, machines and hygiene solutions to the industrial, commercial and institutional markets for over 20 years.I was attracted to the Betterclean franchise because of the clarity of the business model offered and the fact that it directly related to my previous work of 20+ years. Operating a service-oriented business stems from my personal enjoyment of interacting with clients ai...

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Paul Stokes, Winner of 'Microbusiness’ of the Year category at the bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards. A former police officer from Hitchin who swapped the beat for a new career in football coaching for pre-school children has won a national business award. Paul Stokes, 40, won the ‘Microbusiness’ category at the 2015 bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards, supported by Express Newspapers, for his success with his Little Kickers franchise, which he set up in 2014. “It’s fair to say I didn...

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When Piyush Gupta was offered redundancy after 20+ years working within finance, he jumped at the opportunity. In trying to decide on his future, Piyush’s main aim was to find something that offered more fulfilment and enjoyment. Something with ‘a little bit more soul’. After evaluating his priorities and assessing his skillset, Piyush knew the direction he wanted to take. All that was left was to find the perfect role. “After my redundancy, I knew that I didn’t want to go back into the corpora...

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As demand for premium cleaning services continues to grow in Warwickshire, one new business set to become a leading contender is Bright & Beautiful, who is today launching an eco-friendly professional housekeeping business to local homeowners in and around Leamington Spa. Bright & Beautiful owner, Daniela Lozneanu, is no stranger to following proven processes and creating high standards from her time at Jaguar Land Rover as a project manager. She is determined to bring a first-class customer ex...

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