Razzamataz Theatre Schools Turns Spotlight on International Opportunities

One of the UK’s most successful franchise stories – Razzamataz Theatre Schools – is offering a fantastic opportunity for business partners to join them as they expand internationally.

October 17, 2013 // Franchising.com // The company hit the headlines in 2007 when it won investment in the highly regarded BBC television programme for budding entrepreneurs – Dragons’ Den. Razzamataz’s Managing director and founder Denise Hutton Gosney entered the show with some energetic students who performed the Razz jingle. Along with the memorable performance from the children, Denise impressed the panel with her vision for her part-time theatre school. So much so that Dragon Duncan Bannatyne didn’t hesitate to offer her the full investment.

"As a successful businessman, I instinctively recognise an excellent opportunity," said Duncan Bannatyne. "That’s why I chose to invest in Razzamataz Theatre Schools. The commitment, enthusiasm and sound business sense of the team, coupled with their proven track record of success led me to become part of the business."

Now you can follow in Duncan’s footsteps and become part of the success story. The company is offering international master franchise opportunities, which are available on an exclusive country or regional basis. This allows the master franchisor to sub-franchise the brand in their country and develop their own Razzamataz franchise network with the initial training, business and marketing systems and on-going support and development from head office to help them grow their business. Master franchisees benefit from multiple revenue streams that are generated from running their own schools as well as sub-franchising to others and receiving a percentage of the on-going revenues created by the franchisees.

Since winning the Dragons’ Den investment the business has gone from strength to strength and now has 40 part-time theatre schools operating throughout the UK. In addition, the company has formed highly successful partnerships with organisations such as Universal Pictures and The Stage newspaper as well working with First Choice and Thomson to run stage academies at their resorts.

Aimed at 4-18 year olds the classes consist of an hour of dance, drama and singing and the curriculum covers the whole spectrum of the performing arts, from classic West End musical theatre to commercial street dance and hip hop. Razzamataz also offer classes for the pre-school market under their Razz Tots programme as well as the children’s party market under their Razz Parties offering.

The company has been recognised by The Stage newspaper as one of the top five part-time theatre schools in the UK.

Denise said: "Having proven our business works and is profitable in the UK we want to take our winning formula overseas. We are looking for ambitious and committed individuals to help us take the brand overseas. We will provide master franchisors all the business and marketing systems, training, support and resources necessary to ensure that they can build a successful and sustainable franchise network in their chosen territory. Having a passion for the performing arts and working with children would be a distinct advantage but most important of all is having the right attitude and a determination to succeed in business."

She added: "For the right person the rewards could be phenomenal not just in financial terms but in the satisfaction in seeing the potential in young people being realised."

The cost of master franchise licences start at £50,000 depending on the marketing potential. Additional working capital to develop the Razzamataz brand in your country is also required.

About Razzamataz Theatre Schools

For further information please visit www.razzamataz.co.uk/franchise or email suzie@razzamataz.co.uk

Contacts:

Client

Denise Hutton-Gosney
Managing Director
Razzamataz Theatre Schools
T: 01228 550129
E: denise@razzamataz.co.uk

Media

Mike Reynolds
Integris Communications
T: +44 (0) 131 257 4567
M: +44 (0) 7748 635678
mike@integriscomms.co.uk

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