Our team are what makes Razzamataz the award winning Theatre School that we are.
Founded by seasoned performer and Managing Director Denise Hutton-Gosney, Razzamataz has gone from strength to strength thanks to our passion, hard work and winning business franchise formula – a formula that in 2007 grabbed the attention of multi-millionaire businessman Duncan Bannatyne on Dragons Den.
We can also boast that our Head of Franchisee Recruitment is one of the UK’s most sought after and experienced franchise consultants Suzie McCafferty.
The quality of our entire team reflects the quality of the franchise opportunity we offer, and if you feel like you have what it takes to run a Razzamataz school then we’d love to meet you.
Managing Director and Founder
Hailing from Renfrew near Glasgow, before establishing Razzamataz Theatre Schools in 2000, Denise had been a professional dancer, choreographer, TV Extra and stunt woman on a children's STV programme and gymnast/trapeze artist for over 10 years, performing around the world on cruise ships, in Pantomimes, Summer Seasons, European & UK tours, the Millennium Dome and the London Palladium. Denise has two young children Callum and Lewis, and is very passionate about improving young people's self esteem and confidence via performing arts.Email
Head of Franchisee Recruitment & Franchisee Support
Suzie is the current chairperson for the Scottish Franchise forum, part of the BFA, a Chamber of Commerce Business Mentor and was one of few franchisors to franchise their brands internationally having built her own retail franchise network of around 70 franchisees in six countries over a seven year period. Suzie then went on to manage a £30m turnover corporate Franchisor, with three unique professional services franchise brands for a period of three years. Suzie’s main role at Razzamataz is recruiting our excellent franchisees and assisting with the development of our franchise opportunities.Email
Public Relations Advisor & Franchisee Support
Karen and Denise met more than 20 years ago as dancers. While Denise was building the Razzamataz schools, Karen retrained as a journalist and worked for national newspapers such as The Mail on Sunday, The Independent and many magazines. Latterly Karen diversified into PR and now with her role at Razzamataz, she is able to combine her knowledge as a performer and a media expert to help raise the profile of Razzamataz for both Head Office and the regional schools. Razzamataz has featured in national newspapers such as The Guardian, The Daily Mail and The Scotsman as well as lots of magazines and regional press.Email
Creative Director & Franchisee Support
Charlotte has been with Razzamataz for over a decade and previously trained at Brian Rogers College “Performers”. During her Performing career Charlotte's 'highlights' include performing on the Brian Conley Show, Barbara Windsors Hall of Fame on ITV, performing at the “Ria Stadium” in Amsterdam as a dancer for Lionel Ritchie, traveling to Beijing to perform for the 2008 Olympic Bid. Among her many qualifications Charlotte holds an ADPA Level 4 Teaching Qualification after successfully passing the WORLDS first accredited street dance teacher training course with Urban Strides in 2011. Charlotte is our Artistic Director and supports us in particular with 'authentic' street dance, lesson planning, social media and support in general.Email
Head Office Accounts
Before joining the Razzamataz team in 2012 Karen previously had been living and working in the Midlands area for almost 15 years, whilst there she gained her qualification in the Association of Accounting Technicians. Karen gained her bookkeeping experience working in the hotel industry for many years as a Financial Controller within the Holiday Inn chain of hotels. Karen’s key responsibilities include company invoicing, credit control, management accounts, payroll and overseeing our franchisee management fees.Email
Jason has been in the Health and Safety industry for 20 years, now working as a safety advisor for Bourne Leisure. He has written RTSL Health and Safety policies and delivers our Health and Safety training.Email
Child Protection Support
Louise began working with vulnerable children and adults in 2006, she worked with children and adults with both physical and learning disabilities. After working with a Carlisle based charity for 8 years Louise began working freelance providing training and support with safeguarding, child protection, recruitment and disability awareness. Louise holds two level 4 NVQ's in Health and Social Care and leadership and management, Level 5 in Children and Young peoples development and services, Level 3 Safeguarding Children and Young people. Louise has been training staff and providing help and support for children with additional needs for over ten years.Email