Home and away – Stagecoach’s latest franchisees

Stagecoach Performing Arts ends another year on a high as eight new franchisees complete their training and open offices from Scotland to Wales to Down Under. The new additions join at an exciting time as the globally-recognised performing arts franchise celebrates their 30th anniversary.

The final group of new franchisees for 2018 trained at the head office in Walton-on-Thames rounding up a fantastic year for the franchise – 28 new franchisees joining the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year winners for the Brand Awareness award.

Alison Tasker has become the second franchisee in Australia, spotting the potential business venture as a Stagecoach parent. Daughter, Teddy, has a total of nine years’ experience with Stagecoach Performing Arts – spending the first three at Stagecoach Tonbridge, in the UK, before relocating to Australia and joining Stagecoach Perth Central.

“Even though I’m about to launch my own school in Como, Teddy will continue going to sessions with Serena in Perth Central – she’s made so many good friends there, she doesn’t want to leave them behind! That’s one of the incredible things about Stagecoach – the lifelong friendships it creates. With the success of Serena’s schools, an obvious demand in the southern suburbs and no one offering Stagecoach’s unique blend of performing arts and life skills in that area, it seemed like the perfect place to expand. I’ve had plenty of interest from parents already and I’m really looking forward to starting our first term in February.”

Following initial training, franchisees receive ongoing training along with industry-leading support in marketing, customer service, IT and business development. This tried-and-tested structure enables franchisees to play to their strengths and provides the best possible environment in which to succeed – something that Stagecoach Bromley franchisee, Lloyd Bagley, has taken full advantage of.

“I found training to be a wealth of information and the detail of the business model was what I expected. Every department knows exactly what they were talking about, along with the emotions and feelings we may face, so I was confident I was supported in every area of the business. I feel looked after in such a positive, forward-thinking way - every member of the head office support team and my fellow franchisees wants me to succeed.”

Sarah Kelly, CEO at Stagecoach, says, “Many of our new franchisees have either worked in performing arts or have been performers themselves but experience in the performance sector isn’t crucial for our franchisees. Provided you are passionate about improving the lives of children and have the desire to develop a successful business of your own, you’ll enjoy the work and rewards of being a Stagecoach principal.”


Editor’s notes:

Image available: the last group of 2018 during the franchise training week.

For more information, contact sally@revpr.co.uk or call 07887 495198.



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About Stagecoach Performing Arts

About Stagecoach Performing Arts: Over the years we have seen more than one million students unlock their potential, which is something they will value for their whole life. At Stagecoach we teach our students so much more than how to sing, dance and act. We help them blossom into well-rounded individuals, ready to embrace life and all its opportunities. With nearly 30 years’ experience in teaching the performing arts, we understand how to get the best out of our young performers. We delight in seeing our students have fun, make friends, learn new skills and discover hidden talents. We encourage them to take ‘safe risks’ through rehearsals and performance, which brings out a willingness to take on new challenges. None of us know what the future holds, which is why it’s so important for today’s children to be resilient, brave and self-assured. Furthermore you can rest assured that your child is in safe hands as we adhere to the strictest child safety policies. About joining Stagecoach as a franchisee: With our 30th birthday in 2018, the Stagecoach model has been proven and refined to become one of the UK’s leading performing arts opportunities. Franchisees build a team of equally passionate and enthusiastic teachers, qualified to bring out the very best in their students. Stagecoach schools provide a thriving, nurturing and supportive environment for creative learning. That’s just one of the reasons why 40,000 children every week flock to classes nationwide. Today, a network of more than 300 franchisees operate over 680 schools offering 1,780 classes in eight countries. Through an exciting and varied framework of teaching and development, franchisees have helped to unlock the potential of more than one million students since it opened in 1988.

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