Hayley Limpkin currently owns a Razzamataz Theatre School Franchise, a business she is incredibly proud of. To get to this point Hayley’s career has taken many exciting turns over the last 17 years, starting out as a dancer performing around the world at Disneyland and then on cruise ships. Combining performing on a cruise ship whilst working towards her MBA with the Open University meant she was in a great place to snap up a marketing role with a global blue chip field marketing company - CPM.
Whilst at CPM, Hayley managed clients such as BSkyB, Black and Decker, Paramount Pictures and Virgin Atlantic. Hayley continued to still teach dance and choreograph amateur children’s shows of an evening whilst managing her corporate career. In 2010 Hayley combined her business knowledge with her passion of the Performing Arts, and invested in the Razzamataz Theatre School Franchise. Since then Hayley has established a multi award winning business specialising in training young people in the performing arts; they have been awarded Franchise of the Year in the UK network three times, Brand Ambassador, Best New Business in the Medway Towns and EWIF New Franchisee of the Year.
A year into her first franchise, Hayley expanded with a second franchise and also took on the role of temporary Franchise Support Manager. Within this time Hayley has faced business challenges around VAT registration, Pensions, moving from freelance contractors to employees, changing premises, to selling her second franchise. The last 8 years have been hard but very rewarding. Now with a large school of over 500 students, a team of 20 employees, and a very cheeky energetic 4 year old to keep up with, Hayley has just recently sold 50% of her first franchise, bringing in a fantastic business partner to allow Hayley to explore further business growth and opportunities and a healthy work life balance, dedicating time to her family.
Come and speak to Hayley about how you can achieve a flexible rewarding business through franchising and hear how Hayley believes its all about having the right team to be able to achieve more than you ever thought possible.
My roadmap to growing my franchise beyond franchisor forecasts & a healthy work/life balance
How to select a franchise that can best support you to achieve success. Questions you should ask and what to be aware of. Top tips and shared experiences to show how franchising has allowed for a flexible lifestyle with job satisfaction combined with financial gains.