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
Denise has built her franchise network of almost 50 schools since 2000 and is delighted to remain in the top five most memorable entrepreneurs on BBC’s Dragons’ Den. Denise has two young children Callum and Lewis, and is very passionate about improving young people's self-esteem and confidence via performing arts.
“The schools within our network are run by passionate and creative individuals who come from a wide range of backgrounds. We are proud to have working parents, young graduates, former and current performers and grandparents as successful franchisees at Razzamataz.”
Head of Franchisee Recruitment and Franchise 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.
Suzie also works with our franchise network on support and development and implementing our many incentive schemes.
Public Relations Advisor and 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.
Karen supports our franchise network specifically on PR & Marketing and carries out launches and quality control site visits.
Creative Director and Franchise 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.
Charlotte works with our franchise network on support and development specifically with social media, Charlotte also carries out launch and quality control visits.
Head Office Administrator
Megan has a NVQ Level 2 in Business and Administration and achieved this whilst working in the Accounts Department at System Training Ltd. Megan has also worked for Cumbria County Council in the Accounts Department and is now Razzamataz’ Head Office Administrator. Megan’s main roles are responding to general enquiries, Razz Bulletin, Audits, Legal Documentation and Razources as well as general support for the network.
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.