A day in the life… Matthew Aitchison, Principal of Razzamataz West Cumbria

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Matthew Aitchison, Principal of Razzamataz West Cumbria

Morning Routine
My day normally starts around 7am when I get up and take my one-year-old cockapoo Chester out for a walk with my partner Matt. This helps to blow away the cobwebs and I can start the day feeling fresh and motivated. My working day starts about 7:45am where I go through my emails and create my to do list for the day. This is really important because I’m currently running Razzamataz with another job as well as supporting my partner with his own business too. But we’re both young and I’m lucky to have the flexibility with Razz that it can really fit around our lives, this is the beauty of running your own business.

Work life
The working day can really vary, which is what keeps me on my toes and the working day exciting. I can be tuning in to one of Razzamataz’s online training webinars with other franchisees or planning events such as public performances, award ceremonies as well as the day to day admin tasks. There literally isn’t anything I don’t like doing. What’s really important for me is working closely with my amazing team of teachers, which is really important especially when working on larger projects such as performing at Her Majesty’s Theatre and Disneyland Paris. I’ve just finished working on my own home office, which is now somewhere I can work and get the creative juices flowing. I use my lunch break to get out for a walk and catch up on more emails, which is really valuable to connect with my current parents and prospective parents.

Early evening
Evening’s go by so quickly. I normally head out for a walk with Chester and Matt before making tea together. We then both sit down and do some work together, which is great as I have someone as a bit of a sounding board.

Wind down
I normally switch off about 8pm, so I can chill and watch a little TV as a family before heading to bed about 10pm. Family is incredibly important to me and I am really lucky that I am able to spend time at home with my partner and Chester in the evenings and use the time we have to make precious memories and start planning our future as a family. We both work a lot and long hours but it’s so worth it and the flexibility we have allows us to do the things we want.


Matthew and partner with their dog

Matthew and his partner alongside their pet dog.